The Truth Behind the Rumor of Figment Replacing Mickey Mouse as Disney’s Mascot”
Recently, rumors have been spreading on the internet that Disney is getting a new mascot named Figment who will replace Mickey Mouse. This has caused concern and confusion among Disney fans who have grown up with the iconic mouse as the face of the franchise. However, these rumors are not based in fact and the truth is that Mickey Mouse remains the beloved mascot of Disney and will continue to be so.
The rumor started on TikTok with a viral video created by an account called Mouse Trap News, which shares fake Disney news in an attempt to trick internet users. In the video, which has already been viewed over 1.2 million times, the TikTok user claims that Mickey Mouse’s copyright will expire in 2024 and that Disney has decided to focus on Figment as their new mascot.
This is completely false and has no basis in fact. Mickey Mouse has been the face of Disney since his first appearance in the short film “Steamboat Willie” in November 1928 and there are no plans to replace him with a new mascot. The video and the rumor is a hoax created by Mouse Trap News to trick and entertain the audience.
Figment, on the other hand, is a small purple dragon who is the mascot of the Imagination pavilion at Disney’s Epcot theme park in Florida. He has been a part of the park since it opened in 1982 and is often seen wearing a yellow sweater. Figment was created by former senior vice president of creative development in Walt Disney Imagineering Tony Baxter and has been a beloved character in the park for many years.
While Figment has made appearances in several short films and has even had cameos in popular movies such as “Inside Out” and “Toy Story 4,” he is not replacing Mickey Mouse as the mascot of Disney. Figment will continue to be the mascot of the Imagination pavilion at Epcot and Mickey Mouse will remain the face of the franchise for many years to come.
there is no truth to the rumors that Figment is replacing Mickey Mouse as Disney’s mascot. The whole thing is a hoax started on TikTok and should not be taken seriously. Mickey Mouse remains the beloved mascot of Disney and will continue to be so for many years to come.