|Melody & Millie|
Minnie's nieces as seen in Mickey Mouse (Gold Key/Whitman) 171
|Official Name||Melody & Millicent|
|Aliases||Melody and Millie, Millie and Tillie, Pammy and Tammy, Tiny and Lily|
|List of Appearances||Category:Minnie's Nieces|
Minnie Mouse has had an inconsistent list of nieces. In Europe and Brazil, most often a single niece is depicted, even consistently named Melody. She is a Disney Studio creation by Jim Fletcher in the mid-sixties whose primary "task" seems to be to drive Morty and Ferdie crazy. However, in at least one other Italian or Brazilian tale Minnie did have another niece named Zizi (whether this was the name of Melody's twin or just another name for Melody is unknown). However, in America, Minnie has had a couple sets of twin nieces as portrayed by Paul Murry, named both Melody & Millie and Pammy & Tammy (these could very easily be the same twins, but Paul Murry forgot he had already named them in a previous tale).
It is reported that another name is attributed in American comics giving Minnie's single niece the name of Molly. Another set of nieces appear in an early Mickey Mouse book from the 1940s as triplets calling themselves "Dolly, Polly & Molly," while a lone niece attributed to Mickey appears in the cartoon "Gulliver Mickey" (1934) named "Maisie" (listed in "Mickey Mouse: His Life and Times" (1986 - Harper & Row). The only known possible film appearance of any niece is in 1983's "Mickey's Christmas Carol," where Mickey Mouse, as Bob Crachit, has a daughter. In this film Morty & Ferdie are said to have played Cratchit's two sons (including one as Tiny Tim), and since Melody seems to be the most consistent name used for any niece attributed to Minnie, it is quite probably that it was Melody who played the role of Bob Crachit's daughter.