This incredible Mickey Mouse optical illusion is breaking my brain

Mickey Mouse
(Image credit: Disney)

Optical illusions usually fall into one of a few categories, and my personal favourite is things-that-appear-to-be-moving-but-definitely-aren't-moving. Falling squarely into that camp is this Mickey Mouse illusion, currently blowing minds on TikTok

One of TikTok's most popular optical illusion creators has shared a video featuring a silhouetted animation of Mickey Mouse. The shape is locked in place, but as soon as some shadows, strobe effects and arrows are placed alongside it, it appears to move. Like all the best optical illusions, this one proves that you can't always believe your eyes.


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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.