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Alexander Manzoni may have been a man of unknown species within the Disney Comics universe.


According to one interpretation of events, Alexander Manzoni was a writer who wrote the novelette The Promised Spouses, based on which Mickey Mouse, Clarabelle Cow, Goofy and Peg-Leg Pete starred in a movie.

Behind the scenes

Alexander Manzoni (an Anglicization of historical writer Alessandro Manzoni's name) is mentioned in the title panel of The Promised Spouses.

The story is unclear on whether this first panel is a serious in-universe framing device suggesting that Alexander Manzoni and his novel exist in Mickey's fictional universe, or if it is simply a jokey way of getting across that the story is a Great Parody of Manzoni's novel without seriously proposing that its events are only a movie.