'MICKEY'S 90TH SPECTACULAR,' A DAZZLING TWO-HOUR PRIME-TIME EVENT
CELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF MICKEY MOUSE,
AIRS SUNDAY, NOV. 4, ON ABC
Don Mischer Productions to Produce and Direct
ABC announced today a two-hour prime-time special celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse. From the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, the elegant affair will feature star-studded musical performances, moving tributes and never-before-seen short films. Superstars from music, film and television will join the festivities to celebrate the birthday of the internationally beloved character on "Mickey's 90th Spectacular," airing SUNDAY, NOV. 4 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
One of the most acclaimed producers and directors of television and live events, Don Mischer has signed on to produce and direct the special prime-time event. "I'm delighted to be working on this magical event. Walt Disney was a major influence in my early life and actually inspired me to pursue my life's work in television," said Mischer.
The 15-time Emmy(R) Award winner and his Don Mischer Productions partners, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, combine their extraordinary talents to help bring this once-in-a-lifetime celebration to life. "It's remarkable how strongly Mickey Mouse connects with people around the world, and it's an honor for us to help celebrate such a beloved global icon," said Haykel and Hare.
The list of stellar performances and special appearances will be announced shortly.
Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on Nov. 18, 1928, Mickey has been the global ambassador for The Walt Disney Company. From the beloved Mickey Mouse Club to today's Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, Mickey's optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world every day.
"Mickey's 90th Spectacular" is produced by Don Mischer Productions. Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare are executive producers. Don Mischer will direct.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including the No. 1 new drama on television, "The Good Doctor," and the return of "American Idol"; in addition to upcoming new dramas "A Million Little Things" and "The Rookie," starring Nathan Fillion; new comedies "The Kids Are Alright" and "Single Parents"; and the new prime-time talk show, "The Alec Baldwin Show." The ABC Television Network is also home to the groundbreaking dramas "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Grey's Anatomy"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "black-ish," "American Housewife," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs," "Speechless" and midseason breakout, "Splitting Up Together"; hit game shows "The $100,000 Pyramid," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Match Game" and "To Tell the Truth"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank," iconic "The Bachelor" franchise, long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for over 50 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and "The American Music Awards."
ABC's multiplatform business initiative also allows viewers to watch current episodes of their favorite ABC shows anytime, anywhere on ABC.com and the ABC app for desktop, smartphone, tablet or connected TV devices.
About Don Mischer Productions
Don Mischer Productions (DMP) is an internationally acclaimed and universally respected production firm for television and live events. Led by Don Mischer, Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, DMP has consistently produced programs that share the best of the human experience, whether it be the work of our most acclaimed artists or the celebration of our most cherished monuments and greatest international events. DMP is always at the forefront of their craft, with an eye to innovate and advance the art form.
Some of their marquee productions include We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial; Super Bowl halftime shows (Prince, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen, among others); the 83rd, 84th and 85th Academy Awards; Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America; the Opening Ceremonies of both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games; 14 Primetime Emmy Awards, the Billboard Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Other productions also include the groundbreaking Breakthrough Prize and specials with Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Bono, Prince, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder and Barbra Streisand, among others.