Disney has just declared 2018 the year of the mouse! Not just any mouse mind you, but the one, the only MICKEY MOUSE!!!! To celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse Disney (Who’s first official appearance was through Steamboat Willie in November 1928) events will be happening throughout the rest of the year, throughout the world.
It all starts March 7th when a runway fashion event called “The Happiest Show On Earth” which will feature a Mickey Mouse inspired collecton from couture brand Opening Ceremony founded by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.- These special Mouse-terpieces will be brought into Opening Ceremonys Spring 2018 runway show and will close out fashion week. If you are a style icon or just want a part of history select pieces from the Mickey line will be available right after the show at 3 specific locations. ( shopDisney.com, OpeningCeremony.com, and Opening Ceremony stores), while others will be released to stores in November of this year.
After the March 7th kickoff event look for more events hosted by D23 Throughout the world including:
Mickeys Birthday Portrait to be painted by Disney animator Mark Henn.
Destination D:Celebrating Mickey Mouse- a 2 day event that will feature special panels, presentations, and entertainment at Walt Disney World Resort
And, if you are a D23 Gold Member you can get your hands on a sweet box set of 23 special Mickey mementos ( scripts and cell animations anyone?)
But D23 Won’t be the only one doing some celebrating, you can watch some of the festivities from the comfort of your own home with ABC airing a Party for the best mouse of them all that will feature musical performances, special guests, and a few more surprises.
Disney Channel will also debut season five (FINALLY) of the Mickey Mouse animated shorts that will include a special 7 Minute birthday episode airing later this year!
And ahey aren’t stopping there. On November 18th Walt Disney Parks the world over will kick off the WORLD’S BIGGEST MOUSE PARTY and start their own celebrations by releasing limited commemorative merch, special photo ops, and more!
We could go on and on with all the events happening for this year of the mouse, but we don’t want to give away too many spoilers! Keep your eye out, and ears open in all of 2018 (and into 2019) Because when Disney throws a party, they make it a celebration to remember!!!