Mortimer Mouse
Background information
Feature films Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (cameo)
Television programs Mickey Mouse Works
House of Mouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Have a Laugh!
Video games Disney Sports Basketball
Disney Sports Soccer
Disney Sports Football
Disney's Golf
Park attractions
Voice Pinto Colvig
Maurice LaMarche (1999-present)
Jeff Bennett (Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas)
Jim Meskimen (video games)
Masashi Ebara (Japanese)
Performance model
Inspiration Rats
Character information
Other names Mr. Slicker
Montmorency Rodent (only in the comics)
Personality Cocky, deceitful, rude, arrogant, dim-witted, greedy, bad-tempered, dishonest, angry, selfish, mad, obnoxious, annoying, mean, cruel, sneaky
Appearance Tall, slender mouse, face loosely resembling Mickey Mouse, buck-toothed, whiskers, orange sweater, both cream pants and fedora, brown shoes
Occupation Mickey's rival
Con man
Alignment Bad
Affiliations Disney Villains
Goal To win Minnie's heart
Home Disneyville (animation)
Mouseton (comics)
Friends Pete, The Phantom Blot, Disney Villains
Enemies Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, Goofy, Daisy Duck, Clarabelle Cow, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Chief O'Hara, Goat Man
Likes Winning, pranks, money, himself, tormenting Mickey
Dislikes Mickey Mouse, rejection, being insulted, Donald's voice
Powers and abilities Skilled prankster, criminal mastermind
Typical Saying "Ha-cha-cha!"
"Well, if it ain't my old sweetie, Minnie Mouse!"
"Well, if it ain't my old pal Mickey!"
Mortimer Mouse is Mickey Mouse's secondary arch-nemesis in animation, after Pete. He is a sleazy, obnoxious rat who openly berates Mickey, constantly trying to take Minnie away from him for years. Mortimer first appeared in the Mickey Mouse short Mickey's Rival and ever since he has been battling Mickey for Minnie's affections.



When Walt Disney was in the process of Mickey Mouse, he suggested the name of his new character to be Mortimer Mouse. However, his wife, Lillian Disney, felt the name sounded too pompous, and suggested Mickey instead. Years later, when developing a new short, the name Mortimer was put to use for a new character, an antagonistic rival of Mickey's for Minnies affections. Mortimer only appeared in the cartoon "Mickey's Rival" and was never seen in animation again until 2000, when his popularity skyrocketed and landed him roles in several Mickey Mouse related material.

Since then, in all animated appearances, Mortimer's voice has been provided by Maurice LaMarche, which is said to be an exaggerated impression of comedian Jon Lovitz.


In the comics, Mortimer was called Montmorency Rodent. In his first appearance he was called a Mr. Slicker in the cómic Mr. Slicker and the Egg Robbers, when the father of Minnie Mouse is in the danger of losing his mess of eggs, and Mr. Slicker offers him the financial help in exchange for Minnie's hand in marriage, and Mickey suspects in him. Ultimately, Slicker turns out to be the one who stole the eggs to obtain Minnie's hand.


It appears for the first time in animation in the short "Mickey's Rival", in 1936, where Minnie presents Mickey as former his boyfriend. Then, Mortimer starts doing plays to Mickey, which does that it extracts of his cabins. Then it does not return to appear up to the short "Mickey's Rival Return", in 2000, where Mortimer challenges Mickey to a party of boleybol, in that, the one who wins, he invites Minnie to a holiday that exists this night. From this shortly it appears in other six until 2001.


  • He is said that Minnie Mouse knows Mortimer Mouse longer than Mickey.
  • Mortimer Mouse was the original name for Mickey. Walt rejected this name because it wasn't that good of a name for a kids cartoon.
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