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This article is non-canon within the Star Wars Legends continuity.

This article covers a Star Wars Legends subject that was published under the Infinities label or that Lucasfilm otherwise declared non-canon within the Legends continuity.

Mickey Mouse, also known as Jedi Mickey, was a pint-sized male Jedi Master who belonged to a species of sapient mice. On occasion, he fought alongside the equally diminutive Yoda, the Grand Master of the Order. During the Clone Wars, he assisted the Galactic Republic in its fight against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, with the help of his customized Jedi interceptor and his droid partner R2-MK.

Following the end of the war, Mickey Mouse escaped the Great Jedi Purge and became an adversary of the newly-formed Galactic Empire. During his career, Mouse would never part with his signature white gloves, and he would customize most of his possessions with his personal crest, a stylized version of his head.

Biography

Jedi Mickey

Mickey Mouse, a male mouse,[2] was born on the planet of Hyperion[1] during the twilight years of the Galactic Republic.[2] He was Force-sensitive, and ended up joining the Jedi Order.[2] With the Order, he was taught to wield the Force, and to fight with a lightsaber[2]. Mouse rose in the ranks until becoming a Jedi Master.[2]

During his career, he often joined forces with other Jedi Knights including Yoda, the Grand Master of the Jedi Order himself. Mouse greatly benefited from his superior's erudition and understanding nature. Together, the diminutive masters proved that no warrior should be judged by their size, and that defeatism could be conquered.[2] In 22 BBY,[4] an alliance of seceding star systems known as the Confederacy of Independent Systems declared war against the Republic. During the resulting conflict, known as the Clone Wars, the Jedi were called on to lead the Republic's newly formed Grand Army. Mouse was granted his own Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor, in which he flew with his astromech droid partner, R2-MK.[5]

Mickey battling Imperial forces

After the end of the Clone Wars in 19 BBY,[4] the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic Palpatine established a new regime called the Galactic Empire and sought to eliminate all surviving Jedi[6] Mickey Mouse survived the Galactic Emperor's purge and decided to resist the oppression of the Empire, using his interceptor to battle squadrons of Imperial TIE fighters. During the Dark Times that followed, Mouse experienced many adventures throughout the galaxy with R2-MK.[7] At some point during the early stages of the Galactic Civil War, Mickey alongside R2-MK, joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic to resist the Empire. His various activities with the Alliance included a secret mission to Endor[8], and getting into a dogfight with various Imperials in an X-wing fighter with R2-MK, alongside a StarSpeeder 1000.[9] He accompanied Bree Starlighter, along with the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, at the unveiling of Star Tours' first hub in the Earth system.[10]

Personality and traits

Mickey Mouse was a diminutive individual, measuring only 0.66 meters.[3] He was in fact the same height as Grand Master Yoda,[2] who would later teach to his last pupil that "size matters not."[11] Mouse had black hair and large black eyes.[7]

Equipment

Mouse's customized lightsaber

He used to wear the traditional, humble trappings of the Jedi Order. He owned at least two outfits, one of which was made of a yellow tunic with cream-colored outer robes,[2] while the other featured a beige tunic and a brown cloak.[7] Similarly, he was known to have owned pairs of yellow[2] and brown boots,[7] and he used to wear a pair of white gloves at all times.[2] The Jedi Master would customize some of his possessions with his personal emblem, which consisted of two little circles put on top of a bigger one—a design that reflected the shape of his head viewed from the front. Notably, the wings of his Jedi interceptor bore that crest, and the droid R2-MK had been given a pair of round ears as a whimsical embellishment.[7]

Most of all, his lightsaber was very personal. Like the weapon carried by Yoda,[2] it was shorter than a normal lightsaber to match its bearer's small stature,[12] with its hilt measuring at only 14.00 centimeters[13] and its blade around a half-meter.[14] Its silver and black cylindrical hilt bore unique markings that harkened back to Mouse's personality. The top of the hilt featured three lines pointing toward the blade, which were reminiscent of the markings on Mouse's signature gloves. The activation stud was shaped like the trefoil emblem of Mouse, which itself reflected the shape of his head. Below that ignite button was also a frieze of such trefoils that went around the hilt of the lightsaber. Finally, the pommel was ornated with Mouse's initial in High Galactic alphabet.[15] When activated, the weapon emitted a blue energy blade,[2] the traditional Jedi lightsaber color.[16]

Powers and abilities

Mouse, being a Jedi Master,[2] showed exceptional skills and devotion to the Force, as well as great talent in lightsaber combat.[12] In spite of his small stature, he was powerful.[2] He was also a capable pilot, as he could fly an Eta-2 Actis-class interceptor.[7]

Behind the scenes

Jedi Mickey and R2-MK at Star Wars Weekends

Origins

"We've also had a great time expanding the world of Jedi Mickey."
―Brad Schoeneberg[src]

The non-canon[17] character of Jedi Mickey was one of the life-size interactive costumed characters at Star Wars Weekends, an annual Star Wars festival that was hosted at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park of the Walt Disney World Resort.[18] He was inspired by Mickey Mouse, the seminal cartoon character and mascot of The Walt Disney Company, who made his screen debut on November 18, 1928 as star of the first synchronized sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie.[19]

Since December 21, 2012, The Walt Disney Company officially owns Lucasfilm Ltd., the company founded by George Lucas and best known for producing the Star Wars franchise.[20]

Development

A series of Jedi Mickey-themed toys were designed by a team of Disney Parks product developers led by Brad Schoeneberg.[15] The Hasbro toy company first released a double-character toy package featuring Jedi Mickey and Yoda as part of its Star Wars: Star Tours toy line in 2005.[2] In 2007, Schoeneberg's team created Jedi Mickey's official lightsaber toy.[15]

Jedi Mickey action figure

Three years later, Disney Parks added R2-MK, Mickey's astromech droid sidekick, to its attraction, and subsequently released a double-character toy package that included the two characters together. The Jedi Mickey-R2-MK packaging provided specific details regarding Jedi Mickey's inclusion in the Star Wars galaxy.[21] That same year, Star Wars creator George Lucas, posed alongside Jedi Mickey, R2-MK and other characters at Walt Disney World Resort to promote the "Last Tour To Endor," a fan event that celebrated the last year of the original ride Star Tours before its upcoming replacement by Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.[22]

In addition to the original character of Jedi Mickey, the mascot of the Walt Disney Company has also portrayed Luke Skywalker in various Star Wars/Disney crossover action figures. The series includes other Disney characters assuming Star Wars personæ, such as Minnie Mouse as Princess Leia Organa, Donald Duck as Han Solo, Goofy as C-3PO, and Black Pete as Boba Fett.[23]

Jedi Mickey's Acme Character Key

In 2008, a character key of Jedi Mickey was released by Acme Archives Direct, the official licensee for original and fine art for Disney, Star Wars and other franchises. That limited edition character key first mentioned Mouse's homeworld as "Hyperion."[1] In real-life, Hyperion is a small moon of the planet Saturn[24] and the Burbank street where the Walt Disney Studios were located in the 20s and 30s when Mickey was first created.[25] The character key also gave Jedi Mickey's size as 1.35 meters,[1] but that information contradicts the appearance of the Hasbro toys.[2][7] Additionally, he was explicitely described as small on the back of the "Jedi Mickey & Yoda" pack.[2]

On April 1, 2012, the news website Live Geek or Die announced that Jedi Mickey would be a playable character in the upcoming action role-playing video game Diablo III published by Blizzard Entertainment. The article stated that Jedi Mickey would have upgradable force powers and the ability to summon his pet dog Pluto to assist him in a fight.[26] However, this was later revealed to be a practical joke for April Fool's Day.[27]

Continuity

"Currently, N on-Continuity [sic] in the Holocron. Did you really need to ask?"
―Leland Chee on Twitter[src]

While Hasbro's toy releases are generally included in canon, Holocron continuity database administrator Leland Chee, on May 24, 2012, confirmed via Twitter that Jedi Mickey and related toys were non-canon in the Holocron.[17]

Appearances

Sources

Mickey Mouse's crest

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Acme Jedi Mickey Character Key
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: Star Tours (Pack: Jedi Mickey & Yoda) (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Hasbro toy packaging "Jedi Mickey & Yoda" showed that the two were the same height. According to The New Essential Guide to Characters, Yoda measured 0.66 meters.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The New Essential Chronology
  5. SWInsider.png "Incoming"—Star Wars Insider 141
  6. Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: Star Tours (Pack: Jedi Mickey's Starfighter) (backup link)
  8. HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: Star Tours (Pack: Jedi Mickey's Secret Mission) (backup link)
  9. StarWars.com Star Wars Weekends 2014 Extended! (Thanks to Darth Sidious) on StarWars.com (backup link)
  10. Star Tours Sneak Peek Event Video Featuring Bree Starlighter (2011-04-16). startours2live.com. Star Tours Live. Archived from the original on February 24, 2013.
  11. Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force (real-life book)
  13. As shown in Hasbro's toy pack "Jedi Mickey & Yoda," Mickey Mouse's lightsaber had the same dimensions as Yoda's. According to Star Wars: Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force, the hilt of Yoda's lightsaber was 14.00 centimeters long.
  14. As revealed in The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force, the standard blade length for a short lightsaber was around a half-meter.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 SWInsider.png "Incoming"—Star Wars Insider 117
  16. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary
  17. 17.0 17.1 TwitterLogo.svg Leland Chee (@HolocronKeeper) on Twitter: "@riffsyphon1024 Currently, N on-Continuity in the Holocron. Did you really need to ask?" (backup link)
  18. StarWars.com Star Wars Weekends Are Almost Here! on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  19. Biographies of 10 Classic Disney Characters. Walt Disney Archives. Archived from the original on April 24, 2013.
  20. Schou, Solvej: Mickey meets 'Star Wars': Walt Disney Co. completes acquisition of Lucasfilm (2012-12-21). Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 22, 2012.
  21. HasbroInverted.png Star Wars: Star Tours (Pack: Jedi Mickey & R2-MK) (backup link)
  22. Star Wars creator George Lucas poses with Jedi Mickey and Princess Leia-Minnie as Disney World feels the force. MailOnline. Archived from the original on September 8, 2015.
  23. Star Wars Disney Action Figures wave 4. Endor Express. Archived from the original on August 11, 2010.
  24. Hyperion: Overview. NASA—Solar System Exploration. Archived from the original on July 31, 2016.
  25. The Walt Disney Hyperion Studios, 1929-1939, The Foundation of an Empire. blog.wdwinfo.com. Archived from the original on October 2, 2019.
  26. Murray, Mike: Blizzard confirms Jedi Mickey playable in Diablo III (2012-04-01). Live Geek or Die. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018.
  27. April Fools' Day Game Pranks Wiki Guide: 2012. IGN. Archived from the original on July 20, 2019.

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