During a panel celebrating Mickey’s upcoming 90th birthday at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, the Mouse’s official portrait for the event was unveiled (along with a new trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3).
- The portrait is titled “Spreading Happiness Around the World.”
- D23 and the Walt Disney Archives along with Walt Disney Animation Studios commissioned animator Mark Henn to create the special work of art.
- If you didn’t know, Henn’s resume with Disney extends all the way back to 1980. He’s worked on such films as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, Moana, and many more.
- Henn’s artwork will also be featured as the Fall 2018 cover of Disney Twenty-Three magazine.
- Disney Twenty-Three is a quarterly publication included with the Gold Membership to D23 – The Official Disney Fan Club.
- For more on how Disney is celebrating Mickey’s 90th, be sure to check out our guide.
What They’re Saying
- Mark Henn, animator and artist of “Spreading Happiness Around the World”: “It is one of the great honors of my career to be asked to paint Mickey’s 90th birthday portrait. I was greatly inspired by the portraits painted by John Hench. I wanted to capture some of the same style and sense of youth that John achieved in his portraits.”
- Also at the panel, a special trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3 celebrating Mickey made its debut.
- Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released January 25th, 2019.