Mice to know: 12 famous rodents in popular culture

Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

To welcome the Year of the Rat, Hannah Bock looks at 12 famous rodents in popular culture

With their huge black ears and wide smiles, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are two of the most recognisable faces in the world.

The characters were propelled to stardom nearly a century ago with the short film Steamboat Willie (1928), with Walt Disney himself providing the original voices for both Mickey and Minnie.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline 'Mice to know'. Print Edition | Subscribe