Mark Frauenfelder at 11:34 am Thu, Jun 5, 2008
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This French Mickey seems to be flaunting the extra digit lacking in his US relative. Link
Not only does Le MickÃ©e have the extra digits, but he seems to have fuzzy ears. TrÃ¨s particulier!
This was drawn before Mickey joined the Yakuza…
Ah, Disney is of French descent (and the family came to the US via Canada, of all things!) Disney is from the French “d’Isigny” (d’Isigny-land???) Perhaps this mouse is a distant relative who was left behind (for obvious reasons)?
An excellent opportunity to observe natural selection at work! Which variety of Mickey (four- or five-fingered) will survive to reproduce in greater numbers? I eagerly await the results…
Except of course that Mickeys live for at least 80 years before becoming sexually mature (thanks, in part, to the Sonny Bono gene carried by the primary Mickey bloodline).
Perhaps this is really Mickey Mouse’s francophone cousin, Michel Mouse?
“Mickey Rodent” must’ve been his cousin – the opening page had a comment on those furshlugginer three-fingered gloves the Stateside Disneyacs hadda wear.
I like how Mickey is the direct object of the sentence. Loosely translated (high school French was a long time ago) — The Little Parisian presents the illustrated adventures of (illustration of Mickey) for the enjoyment of children… and old people.
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