Mickey and Minnie Mouse (lost unauthorized pornographic animated short film; existence unconfirmed; 1936)

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Walt Disney Hollywood's Dark Prince Cover.jpg

Cover to Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince, which first recounted the short.

Status: Existence Unconfirmed

In 1936, shortly before Walt Disney's 35th birthday, his brother Roy encouraged Disney employees to hold a surprise birthday party for him, to which they agreed. Supposedly, two unknown animators decided that it would be funny if they were to animate a short of Mickey and Minnie Mouse having sex for the party. When the short was shown, 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 survived after this.

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 among other authors and colleagues of Disney for its inconsistencies and factual errors among other things.[1]

A similar story was told by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, who recounts the single day he had worked for Disney in a 1979 piece titled "The 3 Most Important Things in Life." Ellison claims that at lunch in his first day, he used Disney character voices to joke about a pornographic Disney film that would "[rip] the lid off the goody two-shoes hypocrisy that lies sweltering beneath the surface of G-rated true-life adventures." Unbeknownst to Ellison, Roy Disney and several of the company's producers were seated behind him. When Ellison returned from lunch, he received notice he had been fired. [2] Whether the 1995 account is an exaggeration of this story or completely unrelated is unknown.


A portion of a 1995 episode of the documentary series Secret Lives containing a recounting of the event.

See Also

Mickey Mouse


Animation (Disney)

Animation (Pixar)


Live Action

Short Films


  1. Snopes article debunking the book's claim of Walt Disney's birth being illegitimate. Retrieved 03 May '18
  2. [rips the lid off the goody two-shoes hypocrisy that lies sweltering beneath the surface of G-rated true-life adventures]