Mickey Mouse marks is 88th birthday on November 18, and you can help the big cheese celebrate with events at the Disney parks, and the release of a new music video on Good Morning America.
Mickey Mouse will visit the set of ABC’s Good Morning America on November 18, to celebrate his birthday and premiere his new music video, “What We Got.” His appearance in New York City is the culmination of his worldwide birthday tour, where he surprised fans and friends in Los Angeles, Kyoto, Shanghai, Rome, Paris, Cusco and Rio de Janeiro while making the music video. Mickey will share stories about his adventures with the Good Morning America anchors.
That same day, “What We Got” from Walt Disney Records will be available at digital retail and streaming services. The video will be featured on the Mickey Mouse Facebook page, as well as on other Disney platforms such as the Disney Parks Blog, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and Oh My Disney. Mickey fans are invited to join the celebration on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey.
Also on November 18, Disney Channel will air blocks of Mickey Mouse programming throughout the day, including the premieres of two new cartoon series, and Disney Junior will debut the teaser trailer for the upcoming new series Mickey and the Roadster Racers.
At Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort, Cast Members will receive special buttons to wear on November 18 for Mickey Mouse’s birthday. Guests visiting Disney theme parks on that day can also receive the special button.
In addition, at Orlando’s Magic Kingdom Park, characters and performers will dance in a special birthday-themed edition of the Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party. And at Disneyland Resort, a special pre-parade sing-a-long will happen prior Disneyland’s Christmas Fantasy Parade, while Gibson Girl in Disneyland and Clarabelle’s Ice Cream at Disney California Adventure will serve a special Mickey Mouse birthday sundae complete with Mickey Mouse-shaped brownie and sprinkles.
Mickey’s birthday is celebrated in honor of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theatre in New York City. Since then, he has starred in more than 100 cartoons and can currently be seen on Disney Channel in the Emmy-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon series.
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