On November 18th 1928, the beloved character Mickey Mouse has made his screen debut in Steamboat Willie, the world’s first animation with music and sound effects.

Mickey Mouse had several birthdays applied to him; however, November 18th , 1928 has been established as his birthday after Dave Smith, who is the founder of Disney Archives found out that the animation Steamboat Willie is when the "true" Mickey Mouse first appeared.

In 1940, Mickey appeared in Fantasia, an animated film that consists of only music and animation. Mickey is also the first character to have a star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame in L.A.


Mickey became the first animated personality and had his star engraved on the Walk of Fame on the 13th of November, 1978.

This year, to celebrate all these happy events, Tokyo Disney Resort also released a special movie on their Official YouTube Channel.

Along with that, many goods and items that feature the world’s most popular and beloved character will be available in the Disney stores, too.

On the Disney Official Page, you can also enjoy, together with your dear ones, the “ Mickey Mouse Birthday Movie Festival” which features many Disney movies, including Fantasia and other Disney animations perfect for winter(such as Pluto’s Christmas Tree).

Besides the two mentioned above, you also have the opportunity to watch the first animation Mickey appeared in, Steamboat Willie, and many other new and old Disney masterpieces (all in the number of 64).

Items and services available from November

shopDisney’s limited-edition “D-made” series available from 6th of November 

The D-made series includes various birthday items and Mickey goods such as T-shirts, mugs, hoodies, bags, etc.

Fantasia items

Other items you can buy from shopDisney are items related to Fantasia, again, on sale from the 6th of November.

Other Mickey Mouse Birthday, 80th Anniversary and Fantasia Goods

You can find cookies, bags, watches, figurines, and even more in the online stores.

Mickey & Friends: Stay True

Disney also released a birthday playlist with more than 30 songs played by Mickey & Friends.

Disney Vinyl Records

You can also buy vinyl records that include masterpieces such as “Mousercise”, released in 1982.

I love vinyl records, and I’m so excited to have so many Disney records’ options to choose from.

Fantasia Diamond Collection

You can now purchase the Blu-ray of the Fantasia Diamond Collection on the Official Page.

Simeji Mickey Mouse Keyboard

Read with Google Nest Hub, picture books, or solve Disney Quizzes

You can find out more about the items above and much more on the Disney Official Website(*Japanese only).

Until the 11th of January, you can also enjoy Mickey: The True Original& Beyond Exhibition at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi.

You can read more information here.

By - cinnamonellie.