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Mickey is 90?!

It's probably the biggest birthday celebration going on the world over since past November 18 when who of all the world's loved and inspired animal comedy characters turned 90 years old.  Mickey Mouse, first created from a drawing pad held by Walt Disney while travelling by train from Manhattan to Hollywood in 1928, as Walt along with his oldest friend Ob Lwerks created his replacement of Oswald, a bunny rabbit that went in a different direction following Walt's dispute with a business partner. Mickey was Walt's fresh character with shortened ears, made round. And, so "hello Mickey Mouse" 90 years ago. Minnie Mouse joins him and all this year both are honored for birthday and anniversary good wishes. So, a star was born.  On November 18, 1928, Mickey made his debut in honor of the release of Disney's first theatrical film Steamboat Willie. The rest is Walt Disney World history, now made up of around the world history, partially because of the love and popularity of Mickey Mouse the world over. Walt Disney said "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a mouse." As one of the world's most successful brands, Mickey Mouse's appearances have happened in over 120 animated titles. No wonder the company generated globally over $178 Billion in 1917.  The company raised more than $55.6 Billion in sales revenue in 2016. Raise a toast to the mouse. By any standard, there is no Mickey Mouse sum.  For the occasion, or any occasion for that matter, Disney World has a collection of goodies to be had that highlight  Mickey Mouse and the Disney family. Treasure Island Gift Shop, located at 12399 State Rd 535, Orlando, FL 32836, very close to the Disney World Theme park, is convenient and well stocked with the Walt Disney World family and friends name, boasting of the place to shop to fulfill your wishes for your Disney World look as you join in the 2019 celebration of Mickey Mouse's 90th birthday. In keeping with the big celebration, Disney decided to release previously unreleased and unseen original sketches from the early years of Mickey Mouse. Being mostly from the 1930s, the pencil drawings bring to the Disney table an even more comprehensive and worldly desired horizon for Disney history and collection. Mickey Mouse's milestone birthday widens the scope for popularity of all the Disney family and an opportunity for those who feel for this historical mark the world over to make their Mickey Mouse opportunity to grow even bigger. Join in with your own venture to make the historical birthday one to remember. Happy Birthday Mickey!       

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