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Disney Celebrates 90 Years of Mickey Mouse on ABC

In honor of a very special mouse

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Disney is hosting a celebration for Mickey Mouse this fall and it’s coming to ABC. The network confirmed that it will be airing a two-hour prime-time special, all celebrating 90 years of the popular icon Mickey Mouse.

From the Shrine Auditorium in California, the event will feature star-studded musical performances, tributes and never-before-seen short films. Superstars from music, film and television will join the festivities to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character on “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” airing November 4th on ABC.

Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. Now fans can celebrate just how far the Steamboat Captain has come with the new special.

Don Mischer has signed on to produce and direct the special prime-time event. “I’m delighted to be working on this magical event. Walt Disney was a major influence in my early life and actually inspired me to pursue my life’s work in television,” said Mischer. The 15-time Emmy Award winner and his Don Mischer Productions partners, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, combine their talents to help bring this celebration to life. “It’s remarkable how strongly Mickey Mouse connects with people around the world, and it’s an honor for us to help celebrate such a beloved global icon,” said Haykel and Hare.

We don’t know who the performances are yet but ABC stated that those names will be announced at a later date. The 90th celebration of Mickey Mouse was a huge centerpiece at Disney’s big D23 event in 2018. Members were treated to a treasure trove of exclusive Mickey Mouse goodies and Mickey Mouse fans have been celebrating the milestone all year. The next big D23 event is scheduled at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of August 23–25. Events and activities from Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars will all come together to celebrate the films, shows, events, and productions that fans have grown to love over the years, as well as showcase a bit of what’s to come.

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