Binding generations together more than any other animated characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are global icons who remind people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope. From 18 November, Disney Junior (DStv Channel 309) celebrates the duo’s birthday with special programming and a unique sculpture activation in Johannesburg. 

Remaining the channel home of all things Mickey and Minnie, together with all their friends, Disney Junior will have fun-filled episodes and specials throughout the month. From 07:30 every weekday, Mickey Mouse Funhouse promises amusement for the young ones with Funny, an enchanted talking playhouse that takes Mickey and his pals on adventures to unique lands that inspire the imagination. On Friday, 17 November, there’s a song-filled special, Mickey’s Monster Musical at 11:00AM, where Mickey and the gang meet Count Mikula after they are stranded near a castle.

On the big day itself, Saturday 18 November, from 10:30AM, there are back-to-back episodes and specials of Mickey Mouse Funhouse and Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Camp Minnie

From Monday 20 November, special episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will kick off at 11:00AM, with Mickey’s Pirate AdventureMickey Mouse Clubhouse Road Rally on 21 November, A Goofy Fairy Tale on 23 November and The Wizard of Dizz on 24 November. And finally, on Disney Channel (DStv 303) on 24 November, we have the adorable special, The Wonderful Autumn of Mickey Mouse at 17:00, where Mickey Mouse is determined to undo the failures of his family’s past after inheriting a rundown pumpkin farm from a distant relative. 

To continue the celebrations, Disney Junior will be at Maponya Mall in Soweto, Johannesburg from 18-30 Novemberwith a unique garden installation featuring Mickey and Minnie sculptures. The interactive installation will be open from 9am – 6pm every day and visitors are invited to have their pictures taken with the sculptures. Those who share these pictures on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #HBDMICKEYANDMINNIE will stand in line to win 1 of 20 Disney Junior hampers.

MICKEY MOUSE FUNHOUSE – “Mickey Mouse Funhouse” is a whimsical animated series for preschoolers and their families featuring Disney’s #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto. Slated to debut in 2021, the series introduces Funny, an enchanted talking playhouse who leads the Sensational Six on imaginative adventures. (Disney Junior) MICKEY MOUSE

So join in on the celebration this month and share your love and birthday wishes with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, tag @DisneyAfrica and use the hashtag #HBDMICKEYANDMINNIE.

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