Mickey Mouse's girlfriend made her film debut in "Steamboat Willie" on November 18, 1928. She did not have her own cartoon series, but appeared in 73 cartoons with Mickey Mouse and Pluto. She has been a popular character at the Disney theme parks, and 1986 was declared Minnie's year, giving her much-deserved recognition. The first voice of Minnie Mouse was Marcellite Garner, from the Ink and Paint Department at the Disney Studio. She was succeeded by several others from that department, and currently the voice is supplied by Russi Taylor. Minnie's favorite sayings: "Why, hello!" "Aren't you sweet!" "Yoo-hoo!" "Oh, Mickey ..."