Mickey Mouse’s Birthday – November 18, 2020

Wed Nov 18

It must be fun to celebrate your birthday when you never age! Mickey Mouse first appeared in the short film “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928. Ever since then, fans all over the world have celebrated this day as his birthday. Mickey reminds us of the magic of childhood — a time when dreams had wings, and our imagination made everything possible. Besides, everyone loves Mickey!

Mickey Mouse’s Birthday timeline

1928
A star is born

Mickey's big-screen debut came in the feature film "Steamboat Willie."

1935
Mickey — in color

The first Mickey Mouse film in technicolor, "The Bad Concert," was released

1987
Ear Force One

The first Mickey Mouse hot air balloon took flight.

1993
Toontown!

Mickey's Toontown opened at Disneyland.

2004
Mickey Goes CGI

"Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas" featured the character in CGI animation for the first time.

How to Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

  1. Put him on your wrist

    Mickey Mouse watches never seem to go out of style. There's even a 90th anniversary edition now available.

  2. Visit a Disney resort

    Enjoy music, fireworks, and special snacks as the parks stage a Mickey-themed party.

  3. Throw your own party

    How about a Mickey Mouse party for the kids where everyone gets to dress up like Mickey, Minnie, or another Disney character?

5 Things You Never Knew About Mickey Mouse

  1. He has a middle name

    Mickey's full name is Michael Theodore Mouse.

  2. The secret of this mouse's gloves

    Mickey Mouse wears white gloves so that his hands can be distinguished from his entire body.

  3. A friend to presidents

    Most U.S. presidents have posed alongside Mickey, with the notable exception of Lyndon Johnson.

  4. "Hot Dogs!"

    Those were the first words Mickey Mouse said. In fact, he was the first cartoon character to speak.

  5. Star power

    He is the first cartoon character to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mickey Mouse’s Birthday dates

YearDateDay
2020November 18Wednesday
2021November 18Thursday
2022November 18Friday
2023November 18Saturday
2024November 18Monday