22 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Walt Disney

For nearly 20 years, Walt Disney himself voiced Mickey Mouse.

From the years of 1928 to 1946, Mickey Mouse’s famous falsetto voice came from Walt Disney himself, a job he took great pride in. Two factors contributed to Walt Disney passing on the duties to veteran Disney actor Jimmy MacDonald: by 1946 he had become too busy running the studio to keep up with regular voice work, and the damaging of his voice due to years of smoking.  

However, until his passing in 1966, Walt Disney would still occasionally voice Mickey Mouse for television specials and publicity projects.