M.I.C.K.E.Y.M.O.U.S.E…. is old. Quite old; since his debut was in 1928’s Steamboat Willie, he’d be eighty-four human years old. This astonishing sculpture attempts to capture Mickey’s life experiences in real terms.
Real human terms, that is. Mice don’t live to be eighty four human years old, typically. Taking the possibly erroneously sourced idea that a human year is roughly forty mouse years, that’d make Mickey an astonishing 3,360 years old in mice years. If he’s 3,360 years old, even the image above is a bit optimistic, unless he’s had some serious facelift work done.
The sculpture itself is certainly a serious bit of work; sculptor Darick Maasen’s Facebook page has a nice rundown of the production process.