today i learned – sat 23rd june 2018

accidentally found this one out whilst looking for a different fact! 🙈 … meaning we have two little ones today 🙌🏻

#tdil that mickey mouse and tom & jerry weren’t always going to have those names! 🐭

who’d have thought it; those much loved characters all started with much different names to the ones that we know and love today!

let’s start with everyone’s favourite cat and mouse duo, tom & jerry 😏 back in their first ever episode – puss gets the boot – they were actually called ‘jasper and jinx’ 😱

unfortunately, however, the creators didn’t think the names clicked 🤷🏻‍♂️ so they spent some time throwing names at each other. eventually one of them (neither william hanna or joe barbera actually remember which) came up with the names tom and jerry 👍🏻

now, the next one … this one genuinely surprised me a whole load! 😳 mickey mouse wasn’t originally going to be known as mickey!

that’s right, that mad famous mouse that fronts one of the best known companies in the world, almost had a totally different name 🙈

so, the story goes that walt originally wanted to call his star ‘mortimer mouse’ 🐭. when he suggested it to his wife lillian, however, she said that she didn’t think that was a good fit.

instead, she suggested that he should go with mickey because it’s a bit friendlier and fitted with the whole thing a lot better 🙌🏻

now, you may think that mortimer mouse sounds very familiar … that’s because disney later added a mortimer mouse as a love rival for minnie 🙄

what do you think – do you prefer the original names or the ones that were used to today? 🤔

peace ✌🏻 #tdil

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this one hit me straight in the nostalgia 😱 fancy reading something else? just take a little walk over ->here<-

(image time! the header is ->here<-, picture one is ->here<- and the other one is ->here<-)

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