Mickey Mouse, Jr.
- This article deals with the former Walt disney of Foreign Affairs of Disneyland. For information about the fictional character created by Walt Disney, see Mickey Mouse. For information about the mid-twentieth century Disneyland head of state, see Mickey Mouse the Great. For information about the current Disneyland Great Council Member, see Mickey Mouse III.
Mickey Mouse, Jr. (May 22, 1938 – October 13, 2006) was the son of the famous Mickey Mouse the Great. He rose to prominence in his own right in 1970, when he participated in the Fantasyland Spring demonstrations against the Disneyland Confederation’s military regime. After the restoration of civilian rule, Mouse, Jr. became the Disneyland Minister of Foreign Affairs.
On May 24, 1970 Mouse, Jr. joined the ranks of the protesters at Fantasyland. His presence at the demonstration helped to galvanize the democracy movement, helping bring an end to military rule. Following negotiations between Admiral Donald Duck and student leaders military rule in Disneyland had come to an end, and Mouse, Jr. then became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Disneyland.
Role as Minister
As Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mouse, Jr. was instrumental in transforming Disneyland’s international image. One of Mouse, Jr.’s first acts was to withdraw Disneyland from CAFTA, ending a ten-year alliance with Communist Cuba and homophobe Anita Bryant. But it was Mouse, Jr.’s advocacy of the Treaty of Orlando, which established an alliance with the Magic Kingdom (located in Florida), that became perhaps the most important legacy of Mouse, Jr.’s tenure. The alliance with the Magic Kingdom came to be eponymously known as the Mickey Mouse League (it is also sometimes informally referred to as the “Mickey Mouse Club”). The Mickey Mouse League today maintains a common currency, a joint military command structure, and a global entertainment monopoly.
Mouse, Jr. resembled very much like his late father, except his father was gay and Mouse, Jr. was straight. His mother was once rumored to be Princess Peach of the Mushroom Kingdom (who is currently married to Mario). However, this rumor was dismissed when genetic testing revealed Mouse, Jr. to be the son of Madame Mouse. Prior to his death, Mouse, Jr. stayed mostly out of the public spotlight, preferring to spend time at his Fantasyland estate. However, he still made occasional public appearances, especially with his son, Mickey Mouse III, who currently serves on the Great Council.
Mouse Jr. also suffered from cocaine and bacon addiction, at one point. It is said that this addiction lasted for about a year, before Mouse Jr. checked himself into the South Disneyland Rehabilitation Facility. (SDRF) It is said he has been clean since, with no relapses.
Paralysis and Death
On Friday October 13, 2006 Mouse, Jr. suffered another paralysis attack, the second one in four months, probably related to his earlier illnesses. Despite immediate medical attention and repeated attempts at resuscitation Mickey Mouse, Jr. passed away 2 hours after the incident. The official reports that followed concluded that the cause of death was a lack of oxygen to his brain. He was 68 years old.
Mouse, Jr. had a profound impact on the history of Disneyland, and his support of Democratic reform arguably led the nation from the 1970 Fantasyland protests through to the present day. While Mouse, Jr. personally requested that he not be commemorated through the construction of monuments and by other similar means, there are currently plans to memorialise him by the government of Disneyland.]