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Tune In for ‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular’ ABC TV Special on Nov. 4

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

Join us as we celebrate 90 years of the one-and-only Mickey Mouse in a two-hour, prime-time special on ABC airing this Sunday, November 4 starting at 8:00 p.m. EST. 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.

You can watch the dazzling special on the ABC app from your smartphone and tablet (iOS and Android), computer on and connected devices (Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV).

Superstars from music, film and television will join the festivities to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character, including Kristen Bell, Sofia Carson, Tony Hale, Sarah Hyland, Sklyar Astin, Kelsea Ballerini, Miles Brown, Anna Camp, Josh Gad, Wendy McLendon-Covey and Sage Steele. There will also be special musical performances by Josh Groban, NCT 127, Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor, Zac Brown Band, Luis Fonsi and Tori Kelly.

Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 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.

Disney Parks will continue the celebration with special in-park activations at all six Disney resorts around the world, bringing the party well into the New Year for all things Mickey Mouse. Stay tuned for more!


  • I confidently, suddenly, calmly felt a perfectly familiar, great big lump well up, forming somewhat, relatably, uncomfortably deep within my throat, just patiently, actively, simultaneously waiting to collect itself and peak whilst welcoming emotionally vulnerable tears held back at the exact right moment, representing an equally, mentally tough, convincingly difficult struggle verified by Walt Disney’s infamous line, regarding the sole, inventive creation of Mickey, ‘It all started with a mouse!’

    ‘Toy Story’s’ best selling, enthusiastic, hit theme song, ‘You’ve Got A Friend In Me’ only furthers that proof and reminder, as successfully, highly mentioned in Sunday night’s exclusively televised special, specifically dedicated to a young at heart, 90 year old, only attended by a select, few, chosen famous friends and ‘VIP’ celebrity guests, happily, successfully, consistently appearing on stage, individually presenting their significant parts and offering as much cleverly easy, helpful, bright insight into the past, as much as into the soon, upcoming future!

    Thoughtfully strong, provoking words often used, associated and reiterated to describe or associate Mickey have everything to do with magic, fun, happiness, friendship, and smiles, as proudly, directly illustrated, rewarded, celebrated and measured by those in record attendance, including the long time famed, promoted, ‘Mickey Mouse Club,’ sporting immediately recognizable, synchronized, battery powered, technologically advanced, headband inspired light up ears for the grand, heartfelt, sing-along finale.

    Of course need I mention, several, notable, creative, artistically patterned costume changes occurring in between commercial breaks and being live on air?

    Surely, blowing out that many candles proved to be anything less than a chore as first, primarily, cheerfully standing upon his own, layered, flavored cake, met with much deserved celebration, pomp and circumstance, excitedly joined by festive, colorful party streamers and balloons, introduced by Robert Iger, wishing, saluting ‘Disney’s’ beloved mascot and fashion icon, a happy birthday at ‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular!’

  • Anyone without any tv providers able to watch this? I downloaded the ABC app on my smartphone and it keeps telling me to log in with my tv provider. Very sad Disney! Not all of the world subscribes to cable tv today.

  • Is there a way to watch this in Australia

  • Will this be streamed online for those of us who don’t have cable?

  • Will we be able to watch if we don’t have ABC? Will it be streamed online without a cable subscription?

  • I’d love to see this show in the UK. I have a Disneylife account. Is there anyway for UK fans to see this? Thanks!

  • I miss the days when Disney would do specials like this in the theme parks. This special and the Disneyland 60th special were both filmed in the Shrine Auditorium and should have been filmed in the theme parks which would have given the special a more “Disney” feel to it.

  • Great lineup. But will there be Mouseketeers?

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