This fall, ABC will air a two-hour prime-time special dedicated to the one and only Mickey Mouse in honor of his 90th birthday. Today the network announced the official air date, producer, and some of the spectacular surprises that will be part of celebrating Mickey Mouse.

What’s happening:

  • ABC announced today a two-hour prime-time special celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse. From the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the elegant affair will feature star-studded musical performances, moving tributes and never-before-seen short films.
  • Superstars from music, film and television will join the festivities to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character on Mickey’s 90th Spectacular, airing Sunday, November 4th (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
  • One of the most acclaimed producers and directors of television and live events, Don Mischer has signed on to produce and direct the special prime-time event. 
  • The 15-time Emmy Award winner and his Don Mischer Productions partners, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, combine their extraordinary talents to help bring this once-in-a-lifetime celebration to life.
  • The list of stellar performances and special appearances will be announced shortly.
  • Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved Mickey Mouse Club to today’s Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey’s optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world every day.
  • Mickey’s 90th Spectacular is produced by Don Mischer Productions. Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare are executive producers. Don Mischer will direct.

What they’re saying:

  • Don Mischer: “I’m delighted to be working on this magical event. Walt Disney was a major influence in my early life and actually inspired me to pursue my life’s work in television.”
  • Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare: “It’s remarkable how strongly Mickey Mouse connects with people around the world, and it’s an honor for us to help celebrate such a beloved global icon.”

ICYMI—Other Mickey 90th celebrations:

  • In his 9 decades of entertainment, Mickey has come to be recognized as a global figure, and one that has brought joy to millions of people. Fans all around the world are honoring the Mouse all year long.
  • Disneyland Paris will host a special Mickey 90 Mouse Party starting on October 1st. The resort will also host a Halloween Festival featuring Mickey’s Halloween Cavalcade and will spotlight Mickey on his very own themed parade float.