Walt Disney Quote
All we ever intended for him or expected of him was that he should continue to make people everywhere chuckle with him and at him. We didn't burden him with any social symbolism, we made him no mouthpiece for frustrations or harsh satire. Mickey was simply a little personality assigned to the purposes of laughter.
As quoted in: Great animals of the movies (Doubleday, 1980) by Edward Edelson, p. 70