Lillian Disney

Artist



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Lillian Marie Disney (née Bounds; February 15, 1899 – December 16, 1997 - (aged 98)) was an ink artist who was married to Walt Disney from 1925 until his death in 1966. Her film career includes work as an ink artist on the film Plane Crazy. Lillian is credited with having named her husband\'s most famous character, Mickey Mouse, during a train trip from New York to California in 1928. Walt showed a drawing of the cartoon mouse to his wife and told her that he was going to name it \"Mortimer Mouse.\" Lillian replied that the name sounded \"too depressing\" and she was very proud to have suggested the name \"Mickey Mouse\" instead of Mortimer. Walt named one of the Disneyland Railroad cars the \"Lilly Belle\" in her honor, and the Walt Disney World Railroad has a locomotive named \"Lilly Belle\", where each locomotive is named for someone who greatly contributed to the Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney Imagineering created \"The Empress Lilly\", a paddle steamer replica, at Walt Disney World in Disney Springs and Lillian christened it on May 1, 1977. Lillian was inducted into the Disney Legends in 2003.<Br> Source: <A Href=\"Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page\" Target=\"_blank\" Rel=\"Me Nofollow\"> Https://En.Wikipedia.Org/Wiki/Main_Page</A>