DISNEY IS CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF MICKEY MOUSE WITH WORLDWIDE FESTIVITIES
Beginning next week, Disney will be launching a world-wide celebration honoring 90 years of Mickey Mouse. This cross-company celebration will continue throughout the year and will include an exclusive fashion show, a new television special, a celebration at Disney parks and resorts, and much more.
Here’s the schedule for all of the events, specials, and activities throughout 2018 and beyond:
- March 7– A runway fashion event titled “The Happiest Show on Earth” will take place inside Disneyland. The show will feature a Mickey-inspired collection designed by couture brand Opening Ceremony. Select items will be immediately available for sale at shopDisney.com. The remaining looks will hit stores in November.
- Throughout the Year- Disney Channel will debut season five of the Mickey Mouse animated shorts, including a special seven-minute extended-length birthday episode that will air later this year.
- Throughout the Year- Disney store and shopDisney.com will continue to celebrate milestone moments for Mickey Mouse with the Mickey Mouse Memories Collection. This is a monthly, limited-release series of 12 collectible plush, mugs, and pins inspired by Mickey’s most memorable movie roles. Check out our blog post on this collection here.
- Throughout the Year- Disney Publishing Worldwide will introduce more than 30 books, comics, and arts & crafts globally as part of Mickey’s 90th.
- This Fall- ABC will air a star-studded celebration of Mickey in honor of his birthday, with special guests, musical performances, and more.
- November 18- Walt Disney Parks and Resorts around the world will celebrate Mickey’s 90th birthday. There will be commemorative merchandise, photo locations, and more.
- Late 2018 into 2019- World’s Biggest Mouse Party, saluting Mickey and Minnie Mouse will take place at Disney Parks worldwide. More information to come.
- July 2018 through August 2019- Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Special Celebration, a new production showcasing Mickey Mouse’s memories throughout the years, will tour internationally.
In addition, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will be celebrating Mickey’s 90th throughout 2018:
- Legendary Disney animator Mark Henn has been commissioned to paint Mickey’s official 90th birthday portrait. This new portrait will debut on the cover of the Fall issue of Disney twenty-three, a quarterly publication from D23.
- This November, D23 will present Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse, a two-day event at Walt Disney World Resort featuring panels, presentations, and fun-filled entertainment.
- This year’s annual D23 Gold Member gift is an exclusive box set of 23 special Mickey Mouse momentos.
To join the conversation on social media, fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #Mickey90.
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