Happy 90th birthday, Mickey Mouse!
As Mickey celebrates his 90th birthday, we look back at the mouse who launched the Disney entertainment empire
HE’S cute, confident, smart, sassy and multitalented and he’s the owner of the most famous pair of ears on the planet. At 90 years old he’s still going strong – now how many stars have that claim to fame?
He is, of course, Mickey Mouse, the white-gloved, high-voiced marvel who enabled his creator to build an empire.
Award-winning movies, countless TV shows, masses of merchandise, hugely profitable theme parks – they all feature that famous round head and instantly recognisable ears.
Walt Disney himself never forgot the magic of the mouse he co-created. “I only hope we never lose sight of one thing,” he once said, “that it was all started by a mouse.”
To celebrate his milestone birthday, we look back at Mickey’s marvellous life.