By Nicole Nalty
When Steamboat Willie made its debut on November 18, 1928, a star was born. Mickey Mouse is one of the most beloved characters of all time, which is why we’re so excited to celebrate his birthday! Read on to see how you can join in the fun.
A Magical Music Video
Mickey Mouse has had many adventures, but this might be his biggest one yet! Mickey is heading on a special trip, making surprise appearances to his friends around the world. You can follow Mickey’s globetrotting journey on Mickey Mouse’s Facebook page. The trip will also be captured in a magical music video, featuring the brand-new song “What We Got.” You can catch the music video on Mickey’s birthday, November 18, on Mickey’s Facebook page.
Facebook isn’t the only place you can follow our favorite mouse! Mickey Mouse recently launched his own Instagram account (@MickeyMouse). Make sure to share your favorite Mickey moments and join the celebration on any social platform with #HappyBirthdayMickey.
A Disney Channel Celebration
Get ready for a Mickey Mouse marathon on Disney Channel! The new Mickey Mouse shorts will play throughout the day on November 18, with the addition of two new cartoon series about the big cheese. Mickey Meows Club features felines in their very own web-based talk show, all about Mickey’s iconic shorts. Mickey’s How Not To is your new guide for––you guessed it––how not to do things, featuring Mickey’s funniest fails and moments. Be sure to keep an eye out for a teaser trailer for Mickey and the Roadster Racers, a new series debuting on Disney Junior.
Party at the Parks (and the Stores!)
What better place to celebrate Mickey’s birthday than at Disney Parks and Disney Stores? Select locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts and Disney Stores in the United States will have commemorative “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons. If you’re at Disneyland Park on this special day, don’t miss a pre-parade birthday celebration for Mickey! And if you’re at Magic Kingdom Park, you can see a special birthday-themed edition of Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! Street Party.
And stay tuned to D23, where we’ll be celebrating with our favorite mouse moments leading up to Mickey’s birthday.