By Jocelyn Buhlman
The star-studded celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary just got a little brighter! ABC has announced an exciting lineup of music, film, and television stars who will be joining in the celebration of the leader of the club on Mickey’s 90th Spectacular. Tune in Sunday, November 4, from 8–10 p.m. EST on ABC for a two-hour television event honoring 90 years of the internationally beloved icon.
So, just who will be joining in the celebration? (Besides us, of course—D23 Gold Members are invited to attend the taping of the special on October 6! Making special appearances will be the actress, mom, and activist that we just can’t let go—Kristen Bell (Disney’s Frozen)! Joining her will be actress and singer Sofia Carson (Disney’s Descendants, Freeform’s upcoming Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionist), two-time Emmy® Award-winning actor Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), and actress Sarah Hyland (ABC’s Modern Family), who will all help celebrate Mickey’s milestone anniversary. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger will also make a special appearance to celebrate Mickey. Stay tuned right here for future announcements of more names and details on the upcoming exciting performances.
But that’s not all—several musical artists are set to serenade Mickey in honor of his special anniversary! GRAMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, and TV, film, and Broadway actor Josh Groban will be singing his new hit song, “Granted,” from his recently released eighth studio album, Bridges. Also performing is Seoul-based global K-Pop powerhouse NCT 127, showcasing their popular hit, “Regular.”
Stars will also perform several beloved Disney classics, including the heartwarming “When You Wish Upon A Star,” Tony® and GRAMMY Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. will perform the hit from the 1940 Disney adaptation of Pinocchio, which has become one of The Walt Disney Company’s most iconic songs. GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor will perform one of Pixar’s perfections, the Randy Newman hit and Toy Story franchise theme song, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.” Three-time GRAMMY-winning multiplatinum artists Zac Brown Band will bring wild fun to the night with their performance of “Bare Necessities” from the classic Disney film The Jungle Book.
With Mickey’s special day drawing nearer, the celebrations are getting bigger and bigger. We can’t wait to tune in on November 4 to see the magic happen on Mickey’s 90th Spectacular, and we look forward to all the future celebrations culminating in Mickey’s birthday on November 18. Want to be part of the fun? Join the party on social media with the hashtag #Mickey90!