Mickey Mouse is getting a 90th birthday party from ABC, and you’re invited. But dress nice, because it’s going to be an “elegant” one, per the Disney broadcast network.
On Tuesday, ABC announced a two-hour primetime special celebrating nine decades of everyone’s favorite animated mouse, which will be filmed at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The November affair will feature star-studded musical performances, moving tributes and never-before-seen short films, the net said. Those will be announced in time.
Live TV event maestro Don Mischer is set to produce and direct the special.
“I’m delighted to be working on this magical event. Walt Disney was a major influence in my early life and actually inspired me to pursue my life’s work in television,” he said.
“It’s remarkable how strongly Mickey Mouse connects with people around the world, and it’s an honor for us to help celebrate such a beloved global icon,” his Don Mischer Productions partners, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, added.
Since his big-screen debut in “Steamboat Willie” on Nov. 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved “Mickey Mouse Club” to today’s Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey’s optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world every day.
“Mickey’s 90th Spectacular” will air Sunday, November 4 from 8-10 p.m. ET on ABC.