Mickey and Minnie Mouse Pornographic Short (Rumored/Lost Unauthorized Animation; Existence Unconfirmed; 1936)
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As the legend goes, in 1936, shortly before Walt Disney's 35th birthday, his brother Roy encouraged Disney employees to hold a surprise birthday party for him. They complied, and a surprise party was organised. Two animators (whose names, to this day, have not been made public) decided that it would be funny if they were to animate a short Mickey and Minnie Mouse "Sex Tape" of sorts for the surprise party. When the short was later shown at said party, Disney responded by feigning laughter, before complimenting the quality of the animation and inquiring as to who had created it. Once the two animators came forward, he immediately fired them, then left the building. It has been claimed that he ordered the destruction of all known copies of the animation shortly thereafter.
It is unknown if any copies of this short are still in existence today, (assuming any survived Disney's apparent purging), although unfortunately since the creators' names have never been revealed, fans are left with virtually no leads to even begin trying to track down the animation. In addition, even if the creators' names were discovered, it is unlikely that they would ever see a reason to release the clip, given its controversial history (and the fact that they are more than likely dead at this point).
Many have denounced the short's existence entirely, as the first public recounting of this story was in Marc Eliot's 1994 Disney "biography" Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince, a book which has caused a significant amount of controversy, and whose Walt Disney "facts" have been heavily disputed by a range of other authors and past colleagues of Disney himself.