A 2-Hour TV Special Celebrating Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday Is Set To Air Nov. 4

Get ready to bust out the birthday cake and balloons, Disney fans! Mickey Mouse is about to celebrate a major milestone birthday and he’s inviting everyone to join in the celebration.

“Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” will air on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 4. The two-hour, star-studded extravaganza will air at prime time (starting at 8 p.m. EST) so the whole family can sit down and enjoy it together.

What a perfect way to wrap up the weekend — with a little Mickey Mouse birthday magic!

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“Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” will blend classic Disney history with today’s hottest stars. Original Mickey Mouse Club members Bob Burgess and Sharon Baird will make an appearance to help Mickey celebrate his 90th birthday. More recent Disney stars, including Kristen Bell and Josh Gad from “Frozen,” will also make special appearances for the festivities.

Other musical guests include Leslie Odom, Jr. (“Hamilton”) who will sing the iconic “When You Wish Upon a Star” from “Pinocchio” and pop star Meghan Trainor who will perform her version of Randy Newman’s “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from the “Toy Story” film trilogy.

The Zac Brown Band, K-Pop sensation NCT 127, Josh Groban, Sofia Carson, Tony Hale and Sarah Hyland are a few of the other stars joining the party. Plus, Walt Disney Company’s CEO, Robert Igor, will make a special appearance to congratulate Mickey on his milestone birthday.

We have to say he looks pretty amazing for his age!

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The TV audience will also get a glimpse at some “never-before-seen short films,” according to the show’s press release.

This will be the latest in a series of TV specials that have celebrated Mickey Mouse’s birthday over the years.

Back in 1978, President Gerald R. Ford and The Carpenters made a special appearance to wish Mickey well!


Ten years later, NBC broadcast a special for Mickey’s 60th birthday, which featured journalists and stars of some of the biggest TV shows in the late 1980s.

Mickey Mouse debuted on Nov. 18, 1928, in the short animated feature “Steamboat Willie.” The little mouse with a big personality became the cornerstone on which Walt Disney began to build his entertainment empire.

The success of the Mickey Mouse shorts gave Disney the ability to make more shorts and then, eventually, graduate to his first feature film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” The rest, as they say, is history. Countless movies, TV shows, stage musicals, theme parks around the world and more make up the Disney universe.

But even as Walt Disney’s success took off, he made sure to remember how it all began, famously saying, “I hope we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.”