+$Someone found a top-down view of Mickey Mouse, and people are horrified

Mickey Mouse [Walt Disney Pictures]
+$Image: Walt Disney Pictures

+$Twitter has uncovered an official Disney drawing of what Mickey Mouse should look like from above, and it's not pretty. One of the first rules of角色设计+$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:

+$Click the icon in the top right to enlarge the image [Image: Walt Disney Pictures]

+$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? 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.

+$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.

+$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.