«M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!» He made his debut on 18 November 1928 whistling in the short “Steamboat Willie”. From the first screening it was obvious that a new star was born. “Giggles came so fast at the Colony Theatre they were stumbling over each other!”, wrote the reviewer for Variety, the famous American show business magazine. Here’s how the world is preparing to celebrate the 90th birthday of the ultimate pop icon, the magical Mickey Mouse!
Great Party at the French Court
Disneyland Paris has scheduled a 90-day whirlwind of events. From November 10 to January 6, Mickey will delight the public in his new role as drummer. “Mickey’s Christmas Big Band” will play the great Christmas classics together with singers, musicians and Disney characters. And that’s not all. The Production Courtyard in Walt Disney Studios Park has an amazing surprise in store. The surprise is for Mickey, the fun is for you: the brand-new attraction “Mickey and his PhilharMagic Orchestra” is available in Europe for the first time. Here you will be able to experience in 4D the most beautiful Disney music directed by two exceptional conductors: Mickey, of course, and Donald Duck!
Make way for His Majesty, Make way for the Great Mickey Mouse
Dubai has also gone all out, with topiary structures reproducing Mickey and his gang. People lucky enough to have seen them have spoken of a “breathtaking experience.”
The statue of Mickey Mouse in the Dubai Miracle Garden. From the Official Page @DubaiMiracleGardenOfficial
Not Every Hero Wears a Mask
Fashion and design students at AMD Akademie Mode & Design in Munich have launched a haute couture line inspired by the world’s favourite mouse. Thanks to Mickey Projections, the public at Berlin’s Festival of Lights was able to see Mickey’s unmistakeable shape on the city’s most famous landmarks. Watch out, Batman! There’s a new vigilante in town.
Ye-eah, It’s a Party in the USA!
Walt Disney Resort in Florida will distribute lots of theme gadgets, and even the restaurant menus will celebrate the happy occasion. The 17th will be a day of full-out celebration: join the street dancing party for Mickey’s birthday. Sing along to Happy Birthday as loud as you can, tapping your feet, ready to move it and shake it! New York will host the unmissable “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition”, featuring the work of many contemporary artists. The highlight of the exhibition: a psychedelic room dotted with vintage merchandise. The Disney Capsule Collection in Original Marines stores.
The Disney Capsule Collection in Original Marines stores