Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! On November 18th, the iconic Disney character turned casual 90 years old and to commemorate the big day, brands have come out with limited-edition collections featuring him front and centre.
Mickey’s story starts back in 1928 when Disney created shorts featuring the clothed mouse. While the first two shorts weren’t successful, the third, Steamboat Willie, was. This animated film was first to synch music and sound effects, a major advancement for film. From this, Mickey took off and has been wildly popular ever since.
Over the 90 years, Mickey has gone through many makeovers. Illustrators have changed his appearance, making him shorter or taller, giving him smaller ears or a bigger nose, you name it. But no matter what he looked like, people never lost interest in this lovable cartoon.
Almost a century later, people still cannot get enough. Consumer search activity provided by eBay Canada shows that there have been major increases in searches for the Disney character leading up to his big day. For example, there has been a 50 per cent increase in searches for Mickey Mouse collectibles and a 40 per cent increase in searches for Mickey Mouse home décor.
Want to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s big 9-0 in style? Scroll through the cool items below that have launched just in time for his big day.
Mickey Mouse is 90 and he’s celebrating with some awesome merch
SugarfinaIf you have a sweet tooth, this product is for you. The candy brand has collaborated with Disney to create a limited-edition Candy Bento Box complete with candy shaped into Mickey Mouse ears and gloves.
Disney Mickey Mouse Ears 2PC Candy Bento Box, $36 at Sugarfina Sugarfina
frank and oakFrom a distance, this just looks like a cool polka-dot jumpsuit, but close up, you’ll notice that the spots are really an embroidered Mickey Mouse design.
Mickey Mouse All Over Embroidered Denim Jumpsuit, $149 at Frank & Oak frank and oak
uniqloThis unisex t-shirt features a unique illustration of Mickey by London based artist, James Jarvis.
Mickey Art Short-Sleeve Graphic T-shirt, $15 at Uniqlo uniqlo
nixonIf you want to rep Mickey every day of the week, this minimalist watch is a great option. Instead of numbers, it has iconic symbols, like gloves and a steamboat wheel.
Nixon x Disney Kensington Mickey Leather Strap Watch, $208 at Nordstrom Nordstrom
marc jacobsYou can style this vintage-inspired top as an oversized t-shirt or a dress depending on what kind of look you are going for.
Marc Jacobs x Disney Short Sleeve Mickey Dress, $391 at Shopbop Shopbop
Rag & BoneThis unisex shirt — which is part of Rag & Bone’s limited-edition Mickey collection — colour-blocks the Disney character’s signature colours: black, yellow, red and white.
Mickey Fit 2 Tomlin Oxford Colourblock, $335 at Rag & Bone Rag & Bone
pandoraWant something a little sweet, a little subtle to show your love for the iconic mouse? What better way than with this delicate sterling silver ring.
Disney x Pandora Mickey silhouette ring, $55 at Pandora pandora
RaybanRay-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses are now available with a Mickey Mouse design, which was created by Disney’s lead artist, Jeff Shelly. The frames are available in sizes for both kids and adults.
Ray-Ban x Disney, $263 available at Sunglass Hut Rayban
coachThis cute coin case, which features mouse ears and glitter polka dots, is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one.
Boxed Minnie Mouse Coin Case, $125 at Coach coach
new balanceThese black sneakers are anything but boring. If you look closely, you’ll see that the front of this shoe features polka dot mesh and the side has an embossed outline of Minnie Mouse.
Fresh Foam Cruz Disney, $130 at New Balance new balance
le creusetCalling all aspiring chefs! Disney teamed up with iconic brand, Le Creuset, to create a red French oven complete with an adorable Mickey design and a stainless steel knob.
Mickey Mouse Round French Oven, $399 at Le Creuset le creuset
boohooYou can never have too many tote bags. This one features Mickey giving heart hands which will never fail to brighten up your day.
Disney Mickey Heart Hands Tote, $14 at Boohoo boohoo
vansThese classic high-top sneakers get the Sorcerer’s Apprentice treatment with a fun navy and yellow colour combo and a celestial print.
Disney x Vans Sk8-HI, $100 at Vans vans
levi'sThis comfy, oversized hoodie, which is part of a limited-edition collection, will be your BFF all winter long.
Levi’s x Disney Mickey Mouse Graphic Oversized Hoodie, $90 at Levi’s levi's
EbayIf you’re not one to wear playful prints and colours, why not incorporate it into your home? This vintage poster will draw attention in any room.
Mickey Mouse Framed Poster, $40 at Ebay Ebay
Shop DisneyYou probably didn’t know that you needed personalized Mickey PJs until now. Best part? They come in sizes for the whole family. Consider your Christmas shopping finito. (Top tip: As per reviews, you might want to consider sizing down.)
Mickey Mouse Holiday Plaid PJ Set for Men, $37 at Shop Disney Shop Disney
winnersIf you don’t think it’s cool to wear something with a Disney character on it, think again. This streetwear-inspired t-shirt is a subtle way to show off your love for Mickey.
Mickey Mouse Tee, $15 at Winners winners