Thursday, August 23, 2007

Daily Figment 47


New Hidden Mickey Alert!

Someone needs to let Steve Barrett, author of Hidden Mickeys: A Field Guide to Walt Disney World's Best Kept Secrets, know about this latest Hidden Mickey.

Actually, before we get into this new Hidden Mickey, I need to preface it with a statement:

It takes true Disney Geek-ness to have a dog with a Hidden Mickey.

Maxine by Connery

Maxine, the Disney Geek Dog.

I can hear the anguished cries from all over the interweb.

"But, George! What Hidden Mickey?"

I am so glad you asked. Typical Hidden Mickeys on animals are usually found like this:

Walt Disney World 1994


Of course, this isn't Maxine. This is the famous (or was she fa-mouse?) Minnie Moo. This picture was taken in 1994 at Mickey's Starland at the Magic Kingdom. A farmer discovered the markings and sold her to Disney. (I really hope he got more than three magic beans.) Minnie-Moo retired to Ft. Wilderness where she passed away in 2001.

Anyway, back to Maxine.

She does have a Hidden Mickey. Are you still not sure what a Hidden Mickey is? This should help (from Steve Barrett's Online Hidden Mickeys Guide):

What are Hidden Mickeys?
A hidden Mickey is a partial or complete impression of Mickey Mouse placed by the Imagineers and artists to blend into the designs of Disney attractions, hotels, restaurants, and other areas.

The most common Hidden Mickey form is the tri-circle Mickey frontal silhouette: three circles that form Mickey’s round head and adjoining round ears.

Since we don't have Maxine's lineage (beagle-sheltie-what?), we can't verify that an Imagineer put the Hidden Mickey there. We can use the Minnie-Moo defense, however; live animals are exempt from the Imagineering clause.

Still need more proof? Okay, here it is...


I would love to see Lou top this!

Unless, of course, he has his own Hidden Mickey. If so, I will just have to take his word for it.

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