+$Twitter has uncovered an official Disney drawing of what Mickey Mouse should look like from above, and it's not pretty. One of the first rules of角色设计+$is that your creation needs to look good (or at least make sense) from all angles, but back in 1930 this was apparently not a consideration. Ready to see Mickey in all his bird's-eye view glory? Here you go:
+$It's a blessing that this is not a view often required in cartoons, because there's a whole heap of stuff wrong with this rendering. Why do his hands look like a tutu? Why does his belly stick out so much [update: apparently those are his feet]? And what on earth is going on with his eyes?
+$The original drawing comes from a patent for a Mickey Mouse toy (+$see It Here+$), but the woman we have to thank for bringing this view of Mickey into our lives is content strategist Chappell Ellison.
+$I've been on this planet researching for a very long time and this is the first time I'm seeing an overhead view of Mickey Mouse pic.twitter.com/7SpdXCNq99+$May 9, 2019
+$Responses to the tweet have been more passionate than you might expect for a drawing of a cartoon character. Perhaps because he's so well-known, being faced with this new information feels a little like looking in the mirror and realising your eyes are a different colour than you thought (well, not quite, but similar). Comments range from 'Cursed' to 'Oh hell no!' to 'I HATE THIS SO MUCH'.
+$There's also quite a heated discussion of the famous mouse's ears, with some arguing that they should actually be spherical.
+$There's currently an animation rule for Mickey where his ears have to look circular no matter which direction you're facing him. IIRC that rule was a huge hassle for Epic Mickey devs.+$May 9, 2019
+$If you move around Mickey Mouse 180 degrees, his ears switch positions on his head.+$May 9, 2019
+$Who knows what the discussions were when Mickey was first being penned, but we do know that top-down view of the famous little mouse is something we'll never be able to unsee! Would it be better if it was animated? We'll leave you to ponder that one.