‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular’ to Air on ABC on Nov. 4

Disney is celebrating Mickey Mouse’s upcoming 90th birthday in so many ways that we’re losing count. In addition to special events at Disney Parks around the world, an official portrait has been released and a special pop-up exhibition will open in NYC with preview installations across the country.

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Now the ABC Television Network has announced that it will air a celebration of Mickey Mouse, “Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,” on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. EST. The two-hour television event honoring 90 years of Mickey, who made his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 18, 1928, will feature appearances by Kristen Bell (Anna from Disney’s “Frozen”), Sofia Carson (Disney’s “Descendants”), Tony Hale (“Veep,” “Arrested Development”), and Sarah Hyland (ABC’s “Modern Family”). There will also be special musical performances by Josh Groban, NCT 127, Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor and Zac Brown Band.

Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert A. Iger also will make a special appearance during the evening’s festivities.

More names and details on this two-hour TV event will be announced soon.

How will you be celebrating Mickey’s 90th? Let us know in the comments below!



Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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