Mickey Mouse is, not only an iconic cartoon character and the official mascot of The Walt Disney Company, Mickey has become one of the most recognizable cartoon characters in the world. And from the ORGANO™ global family, we extend Happy Birthday wishes to Mickey Mouse, who turns 86 today! Join ORGANO™ Top Distributors April 20-23, 2016, who will have the opportunity to meet the mouse that built an empire – in person! To celebrate the day, here’s a look at how Walt Disney created everyone’s favorite mouse.
Steamboat Willie & Mortimer Mouse: In 1928, Walt Disney’s animated short film “Steamboat Willie” was released and Mickey Mouse made his first official “on screen” film debut, in cartoon’s first talking picture. Mickey’s subsequent “short” films ran before the “main feature” in movie theaters, and he became so popular that moviegoers would often sit through a movie twice to see him again, or would make sure before buying a ticket that a “Mickey” short was going to appear first. Walt Disney had originally named the character “Mortimer Mouse” before his wife, Lillian, convinced him to change it to Mickey Mouse – and that is how the official mascot of the Walt Disney Company came to be – allegedly.
Mickey’s Academy Awards & Hollywood Walk of Fame: After his big screen film debut in 1928, Hollywood quickly knew it had a star in its midst, as Mickey went on to appear in over 130 films, ten of which were nominated for an Academy Award. By the 5th Annual Academy Awards in 1932, Oscar voters could no longer ignore the Mouse and his man, and awarded Disney an honorary Oscar for creating Mickey. Today, Disney holds the record for the most nominations and wins by an individual, ever! In 1978 in honor of his 50th anniversary, Mickey Mouse (in his standard issue red shorts, massive yellow shoes and white gloves), became the first animated character to get his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Mickey Mouse – The Club Owner & Network Television Star: In January of 1930, the now legendary Mickey Mouse Club was created, where theatres hosted millions of “members” who would enjoy the club song, secret handshakes (and even a code of behavior). In 1955 “The Mickey Mouse Club” made its first television premier, and helped cement the ideals for teenagers everywhere. Much like animation, Disney didn’t invent the teenager, but with “The Mickey Mouse Club” he gave them a new natural habitat, a front row seat to the show – in their own living room. Generations of fans have gone on to, not only enjoy the iconic mouse on the Disney Chanel, but in feature films, comic books, video games and with an endless variety of Mickey Mouse merchandise available worldwide.
Mickey’s Love Life & Life Long Buddies: Mickey Mouse was first introduced to his one true love, Minnie Mouse, by fellow Disney star – Daisy Duck and Clarabelle Cow. The first time Minnie appeared as a costar alongside Mickey was in the 1929 short called “The Barn Dance” where Mickey put balloons in his shorts so he could dance with Minnie without stepping on her feet. Mickey referred to Minnie as his “girlfriend” for the very first time in a song proclaiming, “I got a sweetie… she’s my little Minnie Mouse. Although Mickey and Minnie were never married on screen, Walt Disney insisted that “in his private life, Mickey is married to Minnie – enough said.” And speaking of lifelong relationships, one rarely finds Mickey without his pet dog Pluto and best friend Donald Duck – introduced by Disney in 1934 to be the salt to Mickey’s sweet demeanor. Today, the endless list of cast and characters that Mickey calls friends is entirely too long to list – but not too late for you to meet them all in person!
Fairytale Dreams Can Come True with ORGANO™… for children of all ages – at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Diamond, Sapphire, or you’re a brand new Distributor (regardless of rank) you can earn your way to the happiest place on earth and the trip of a lifetime. Meet ORGANO™ Top Leadership, along with Disney’s infamous cast of characters, on a 4-day, 3-night trip at the world’s number one vacation resort – Walt Disney World. The premise of this incentive is simple; to Reward and Recognize the Best Business Builders ORGANO™ has to offer!
ORGANO™ To Be Disney’s Guest of Honor & The Kingdom Experience: Come along and enjoy four major Disney theme parks, two water parks, six golf courses and the Downtown Disney dining/shopping/entertainment complex. Once you qualify, you can delight in Disney classic attractions, enchanting fireworks, musical parades and Walt’s beloved characters across 6 whimsical lands. Fantasy becomes reality when you explore Adventureland, Frontierland, Liberty Square, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland and Main Street, U.S.A., where you can zoom through space, become a swashbuckling pirate and watch fireworks light up the sky over Cinderella’s Castle.
Humble Beginnings to an Unrivaled Empire: The birth of Mickey Mouse essentially launched the career of Walt Disney, and the Walt Disney Company has morphed from an animation studio into an unrivaled empire, but the man who started it all – never forgot his humble beginnings; “I hope we never lose sight of one thing – that it all started with a mouse.”
At ORGANO™ “It all started with an extraordinary cup of coffee”, from a small shop with three employees in Richmond, B.C., Canada, to a growing global family with operations in (soon to be) 47 countries. There are no limits to the success you can achieve with ORGANO™ today, or experience on an ORGANO™ Incentive Trip – we would love nothing more than for you to join us at Disney’s Grandest Kingdom – Walt Disney World on April 20-23, 2016! #WeAreOrgano
For more information about the Incentive, including activities, eligibility, and qualification; download the Disney Incentive Brochure; http://www.organogold.com/incentive (click on the brochure in your language). To remain eligible for the incentive, all Distributors must be in good standing with the company by the start of the trip. This incentive is exclusively for Distributors who live in the United States and Canada. #TasteTheGold