As part of what is being dubbed “The World’s Biggest Mouse Party,” Disney today announced ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition,’ an interactive art exhibit, will open in New York City in conjunction with of the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse. Kicking off the 90-day countdown to what will be a year-long celebration, new Disney food, fashion, toys, consumer electronics, accessories and more are now available worldwide.
Detailed in the official Disney press release, “Celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ will open in New York City from November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019. The exhibition is an immersive, pop-up art experience inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his global impact on art and popular culture.
“The collaboration serves as the launch of “Mickey the True Original”—a global celebration of Mickey’s heritage, personality, and status as a pop-culture icon. The campaign will come to life through fashion collaborations with other true original brands, as well as engaging content and events that embrace Mickey’s impact on the past, present and future.” – Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI)
Darren Romanelli, is the exhibit curator and designer of what will be the 16-thousand square foot immersive art experience. “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition” will highlight many distinct chapters of Mickey’s history, from Steamboat Willie, to Fantasia, to the very latest Mickey Mouse Club. Past, present, even future artists, including Shinique Smith and Kenny Scharf, will present archival and contemporary Disney art exhibits featuring the mouse that started it all.
Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, sums it up, “From ‘The True Original Exhibition’ to a year-long celebration in our parks around the world, we are honoring the deep connection that families and fans have made with Mickey and Minnie Mouse for nearly a century.”
Follow the year-plus celebration at Disney Parks, and in pop-up locations like this proposed New York City gallery. And catch all the evolving details on WDWNT.