AceShowbiz - Disney's iconic character Miceky Mouse is back! In honor of the popular mascot's 90th anniversary, Disney and ABC announce a two-hour primetime special to celebrate the stunning milestone.
Titled "Mickey's 90th Spectacular", the special is set to feature musical performances, tributes and never-before-seen short films along with stars from music, film and television to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character. More details of the special event will be revealed soon as the network will announce performances and special appearance at a later date.
"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," 15-time Emmy winner Don Mischer, who has been tapped to produce and direct the special, says in a statement.
Fellow executive producers Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare add, "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."
Mickey Mouse first made appearance in the black-and-white short film "Steamboat Willie" which premiered on November 18, 1982. The movie soon earned critical acclaim for its technical innovation at the time and is considered one of the greatest cartoons of all time.
Mickey Mouse was originally created as a replacement for a prior Disney character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The adorable character has been the mascot for The Walt Disney Company following his debut. He had a slew of TV series and 130 feature-lenght films, including "The Band Concert" (1935), "Brave Little Tailor" (1938) and "Fantasia" (1940). Mickey Mouse earned Academy Award nominations for Best Animated Short through 10 of his short films.
Produced by Don Mischer Productions, "Mickey's 90th Spectacular" is set to premiere on Sunday, November 4 at 8 P.M. on ABC.