Art History

Why Cartoon Characters Wear Gloves

Have you ever wondered why your favorite cartoon characters from childhood wear gloves? Think about it—Micky Mouse, Goofy, Pinocchio... they all wear white gloves. Maybe we're mistaken, but mice don't seem to scurry around with gloves in real life. What was the inspiration? While some feel that animators were just taking a shortcut, the following video explores more plausible options for the seemingly random accessory.

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Gloves Bring Non-Human Hands To Life

And they also remind us of vaudville?

Written by Curiosity Staff February 2, 2017

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