Mickey Birthday

Celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s Birthday

By Zach Johnson

Break out your party hats and get ready for some cake: we’re wishing Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse a very special happy birthday! Minnie made her debut alongside Mickey in the theatrical short Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928. This date is considered the duo’s birthday, and we’re thrilled to celebrate them both this year across The Walt Disney Company. To mark the occasion, stars such as Anthony Anderson, Matt Cornett, Meg Donnelly, Derek Hough, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lionel Richie filmed a special shoutout video:

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You’re invited to join us in celebrating Mickey and Minnie’s birthday on social media using the special filters found on Mickey’s Facebook and Instagram and Minnie’s Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #HappyBirthdayMickeyandMinnie when you post!

Like Mickey and Minnie, we want to wear something festive—so don’t forget to snag a birthday button, available at Disney Parks and Resorts and at select Box Lunch locations.

As Disney fans know, Mickey and Minnie were both originally voiced by none other than Walt Disney himself. Walt took on Minnie’s role out of necessity more than anything, and his stint only lasted roughly a year. He continued to voice Mickey until 1946, occasionally reprising the role in the years thereafter. Future Disney Legend Jimmy Macdonald took over until his retirement three decades later, and he was followed by Disney Legend Wayne Allwine, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Bret Iwan.