Disney's Mickey Mouse Turns 86

Disney's Mickey Mouse Turns 86

Greg Nelson Disney World, Orlando, Theme Parks

Hot Dog! The world’s most famous mouse just turned 86 but he’s still busy making memories.

Mickey Mouse made his official debut on Nov. 18, 1928 with the release of the classic Disney animated short film, “Steamboat Willie.” From that inauspicious debut in an 8-monute long film, Mickey has come a long way – now the iconic leader of the massive Disney brand and one of the most well-known animated characters worldwide.


Mickey’s popularity was evident early on and he went on to become the first animated character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – an honor officially awarded on Nov. 18, 1978.

Today, Mickey continues to provide families eager to create magical Disney memories, appearing in character meet & greets, parades and shows throughout the Disney parks. No Disney trip is complete without a set of Mickey ears!