Mickey Mouse Gets a 90th Birthday Portrait!

Mickey Mouse Gets a 90th Birthday Portrait!

Mickey Mouse is celebrating his 90th birthday!

Disney unveiled a new portrait of their iconic ambassador during Comic-Con, as part of their annual tradition to celebrate Mickey’s birthday.

Legendary Walt Disney Animation Studios animator Mark Henn created the b-day portrait, which he titled “Spreading Happiness Around the World.”

“It is one of the great honors of my career to be asked to paint Mickey’s 90th birthday portrait. I was greatly inspired by the portraits painted by John Hench. I wanted to capture some of the same style and sense of youth that John achieved in his portraits,” Mark said.

Mickey made his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie back in 1928 and has been spreading his optimistic outlook around the world ever since.

The painting will appear on the Fall 2018 cover of Disney twenty-three, the quarterly publication sent exclusively to Gold Members of D23.

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