Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!


Anthony Ponton, Staff Writer


Did you know it is Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday on November 18, 2018, after his debut in the cartoon Steamboat Willie? Mickey Mouse has been the icon of Disney ever since that day almost 90 years ago on November 18, 1928.

   Mickey Mouse has had a long history every since Steamboat Willie. What is Steamboat Willie you ask, well, Steamboat Willie was a cartoon about Mickey Mouse on a Steamboat driving, but another driver kicks him off being a driver, then Mickey Mouse picks up a cow and puts it on the boat. Then, Minnie misses the pick up so she runs after the boat. She gets picked up then they start a band to the driver mad. I know, it’s weird, but I do really recommend watching it.

   Before that cartoon though, there was another icon with the name of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Oswald was amazing for Disney, but one day Disney made a deal with Universal Studios, which lead to them owning Oswald. And then Mickey Mouse took copyrights of Oswald.

   Back to Mickey, he started in many cartoons like Plane crazy in 1929, The Cactus Kids in 1930, Mickey Cuts Up in 1931, and many more throughout the years.  

   Some of the big things Mickey Mouse has is a show attraction at Disney’s World Of Color, a water show which has a big Mickey face which lights up, his own ride in 2019 called Mickey and Minnie’s Runway Getaway in Orlando, Florida.

   Mickey Mouse has many friends and family, to name a few there are his wife Minnie Mouse his friends, Goofy, Donald Duck, Chip and Dale, Pluto, Clarabella Cow, Daisy Duck, Pete, and of course, Pluto the dog.


Mickey Mouse has a big space on people’s lives by being a fun character and from being different than other cartoons by being goofy and fun. Mickey Mouse is everywhere, on blankets, shirts, billboards, and even theme parks. This has made many kids and adults happy with his appearances in public. For example, he is the main icon at the theme park Disneyland which makes many happy by his meetups.

Mickey Mouse is now an icon in our present day, and his 90th birthday means something to many people. Happy Birthday, Mickey!