No, Mickey and Minnie Mouse Aren’t Getting Divorced
I know that Hugh Jackman’s recent divorce has sent shockwaves through Marvel fandom and caused fears about the status of Taylor Swift’s relationship with Travis Kelce.
Still, for all you fans of celebrity gossip, I can assure you of one thing.
No, Mickey and Minnie Mouse haven’t broken up.
I’ll explain how this rumor got started and kill some other fake Disney news items you might have heard.
Still Living Their Happily Ever After
Do you have a friend who converses entirely via social media stories?
I’m talking about the one who wants to tell you about the thing that went viral several days ago, but they just heard about it?
Well, that person, the one you love but try not to sit next to at social gatherings, has probably told you something utterly ridiculous.
When you heard this salacious piece of gossip, you probably knew it was wrong already.
If you didn’t, you – unlike your friend – could quickly deduce it was utter nonsense.
Stuff like this is why I sometimes “accidentally” forget to respond to texts for several days. I just three-dot them and never hit send.
Sadly, sometimes, there’s no escaping such conversations. And that’s why you may have heard that Mickey & Minnie Mouse are breaking up.
You can breathe easily, my friends. I can assure you that it’s not true.
First, I should add a bit of context, though. Some satirical Disney sites have sprung up in recent years.
A few of them have built even larger audiences on TikTok, where gullible social media users like your friend foolishly share the word.
In this instance, a site made the dubious assertion that things had grown “stale” between Mickey & Minnie Mouse, causing them to divorce.
You may be wondering whether that’s even possible, and this may be where I surprise you. It is!
Even though the wedding never happened onscreen, Mickey & Minnie Mouse are husband and wife!
Walt Disney himself stated this in a Film Pictorial interview in 1933.
“In private life, Mickey is married to Minnie… In the studio we have decided that they are married already.”
So, they are hitched, but they are NOT breaking up. Here’s a news article if you don’t believe me.
Does Frozen Serve a Darker Purpose?
Here’s another patently absurd rumor that desperately needs killing.
However, I happen to quite like this one since it possesses the ring of truth.
According to one enterprising rumormonger, Disney demanded that its animation studio create a film called Frozen.
No, these executives weren’t big Hans Christian Andersen fans. Instead, they shared an ulterior motive.
Hilariously, the false rumor argues that Disney desperately needed a movie named Frozen to mess with search engine results.
Allegedly, too many people were googling to learn details about Walt Disney’s frozen head, the Disney rumor that just won’t die.
In this fictional but plausible scenario, some enterprising executives realized that they could provide a new, distracting result.
All Disney needed to do was make a movie named Frozen. Then, all the search engine results would go to it instead!
Now, there isn’t a lick of truth to any of this, but I give the people credit for inventiveness.
I say this because people DO search for details about Walt Disney’s frozen head. Any search for “Disney frozen” will lead to the beloved film.
Now, you can modify the search results to find out more about Disney’s cryo-animated corpse. Even PBS has covered the story in detail.
Still, the results are always the same. Disney’s head is buried somewhere along with the rest of his body, and Frozen as a movie idea came from Jennifer Lee’s big brain.
That’s why Jennifer Lee is now in charge of Walt Disney Animation Studios.Or, if we want to start a new, equally ridiculous rumor, that cushy job how Disney bought her off!
Maybe there is a conspiracy, after all!
Spoiler: No, there isn’t.
Will Elsa Marry a Woman?
We live in an odd era where an actress can state that a film from 1937 doesn’t accurately reflect the societal values of the 2020s and absorb a social media beating for it.
So, I never say never with anything.
Still, I find this particular rumor fascinating in that blatant lies could eventually turn into an accidental truth.
As Snopes has documented, every once in a while, some semi-respected (but not really) publication fabricates an Elsa story.
In 2016, people went so far as to alter a headline entitled “Fans petition for Frozen’s Elsa to have female love interest in sequel.”
Someone cropped the photo so that it read “Elsa to have female love interest in sequel,” a complete misrepresentation of the original story.
Three years later, a site whose name should give away its nature reported something similar.
The NPC Daily, whose Patreon describes its mission statement as “creating political satire,” went all-in on a Disney joke.
According to a clearly fictional report, the following would occur in 2019: “a gay Simba,” “a bisexual Woody,” and a lesbian Elsa in Frozen II.
The satirical joke described 2019 as “shaping up to be the most progressive year for Disney yet!” I remember 2019 cinema, and none of that happened.
Everyone recognized the joke then, and they still get it now. I mean, South Park just created a Panderverse movie based on the same premise.
Still, the answer to the question isn’t readily dismissed because Elsa has never expressed a romantic interest in anyone.
We don’t know who she would love, and we shouldn’t care, just as long as it’s not one of those jerks from Weselton, which I totally pronounce Weasel Town.
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