Tonight, ABC will celebrate the iconic and beloved Disney character, Mickey Mouse. This year marks 90 years since the character first came to life and the network is marking this with a two-hour television event honoring everything involving Mickey.
ABC has already announced that there will appearances by Skylar Astin, Kelsea Ballerini, Miles Brown, Anna Camp, Josh Gad, Wendi McLendon-Covey, John Stamos and Sage Steele. In this line-up alone, viewers will get recognizable faces from ABC’s primetime lineup. There are also faces from Hollywood, including stars from Pitch Person, The Wedding Year, and even the voice behind some of the most popular songs from Frozen.
Even the Mouseketeers from the original Mickey Mouse Club will make a special appearance during the celebration. Bob Burgess and Sharon Baird from the original Mickey Mouse Club will make a special appearance during the evening’s festivities, celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse.
There are also performers and presenters, including Kristen Bell, Sofia Carson, Josh Groban, Tony Hale, Sarah Hyland, Robert A. Iger, NCT 127, Leslie Odom Jr., Meghan Trainor, and Zac Brown Band.
ABC has previously revealed that there will be two musical performances during the show, one of which is Luis Fonsi. Fonsi is a Grammy-nominated artist and five-time Latin Grammy-winning singer, best known as The Voice of Pop. It’s possible he will perform a song related to the world of Disney.
The other musical performer is Tori Kelly and she’s set to perform Colors of the Wind from the Disney film, Pocahontas. Tori’s new album, called Hiding Place, blends musical passion with R&B and gospel. It will surely be an entertaining night with plenty of good music, celebrity appearances and several homages to the little famous mouse.
Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. He would later be joined by Minne Mouse, Goofy, Pluto and all the other beloved characters that make up the Disney family today. His iconic cartoon shorts, his optimistic outlook, and endearing personality continue to delight fans of all ages. Tune in and relive the magic for yourself.