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 MermaidThe Lion King, Lilo & StitchMoana, 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.”

Bonus Mickey

  • 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.

 

 

 
 

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