Mickey and Minnie Mouse pornographic short (lost unauthorized animated short; existence unconfirmed; 1936)
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.
- Snopes article debunking the book's claim of Walt Disney's birth being illegitimate. Retrieved 03 May '18