Mickey Mouse: Disney Celebrates 90 Years of This Icon
Who hasn't at some point in their life enjoyed the adventures of Mickey Mouse? This year, you'll have the opportunity to join Disney in celebrating the iconic character's 90th birthday.
Mickey Mouse is one of the most popular characters in history. He’s been the star of many television shows, and has appeared on countless products. This is why Disney is going all out to celebrate 90 years of this classic cartoon icon.
To commemorate Mickey Mouse‘s anniversary, the company has planned a celebration packed with cheer, color, and fun. In this article, we’ll share some details on the magnificent milestone.
Celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse
Mickey has been a central part of The Walt Disney Company since he made his screen debut on November 18, 1928 with Steamboat Willie. He went on to become a worldwide icon, and was the first animated character to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Befitting his legendary status, this celebration, which has run through all of 2018 and will also continue through the beginning of 2019, is filled with emotion and action.
The events celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse include:
An interactive art exhibition
The True Original Exhibition will pay homage to Mickey while also allowing families to witness the character’s life from its beginning.
The event will take place in New York City from November 8, 2018 to February of 2019. Tickets are US$38 and can be purchased via this link.
Since January of 2018, Disney stores have been offering a series of 12 limited-edition dolls, as well as collectible brooches, mugs, and other merchandise. All the items aim to commemorate the moments we’ve shared with Mickey.
In addition, Disney’s publishing wing is presenting more than 30 titles to celebrate the milestone. These include books and comics, among other products.
In November, ABC will present a celebration with movie stars and musical performances in honor of this icon. This special will air throughout Latin America on the Disney Channel, as well as on the company’s digital platforms.
Disney theme parks
On November 18, Disney theme parks around the world will celebrate the anniversary with some of the mouse’s signature products, as well as special opportunities to take your picture with the character.
Meanwhile, the parks will feature parties in honor of the celebrated icon. The events will take place between the end of 2018 and early 2019.
“This mouse has become a worldwide icon, and was the first animated character to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Official Disney Fan Club Events
In association with Disney’s animation studios, fans will present a new portrait of Mickey. This will make its debut in the official fan club magazine. The artist with the honor of painting the official portrait is renowned painter Mark Henn.
On November 23, 2018, it will be presented at an event entitled “Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse.”
The event is set to be filled with fun presentations, talks, and entertainment, and will be held at the Walt Disney resort. Gold-category members will also receive 23 special gifts from the mouse himself.
The Disney Channel
The Disney Channel will also celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday with the debut of the fifth season of its Mickey Mouse shorts, which will bring the total number of episodes to over 90.
Meanwhile, in late 2018, the channel will also air a seven-minute special on the iconic mouse’s birthday.
Disney on Ice and Mickey Is Art
Disney on Ice will also pay tribute to the company’s star with special anniversary-themed shows. These will take place in Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.
Meanwhile, 38 art and design schools in France will hold a special contest called “Mickey Is Art.” For the contest, students will produce artwork based on the beloved mouse.
Now that you know about all these amazing events, what are you waiting for? Join the celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary today!