Disney to celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie

Disney announced today that Mickey Mouse will be celebrating 90 years with a variety of festivities, merchandise and more throughout the parks and on television.

The parks will be getting in on Mickey’s 90th with commemorative merchandise, treats, photo locations and more on Mickey’s birthday, which is November 18.

Over on television, ABC will be airing a celebration dedicated to Mickey Mouse, an extended-length birthday episode of Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse animation shorts. There will even be a variety of books, arts and crafts, and comics from Disney Publishing in honor of Mickey’s 90th birthday.

Disney animator Mark Henn will paint Mickey Mouse’s official 90th portrait, which will debut on the cover of Disney twenty-three in the fall.  And there will even be a special Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World Resort, hosted by D23.

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