Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! The most famous creation of Walt Disney made his debut November 18th, 1928. The mouse that started it all is 92 today. So to celebrate his birthday, we’re taking look at the Top 8 movies on Disney+ featuring Mickey Mouse.
8. FUN AND FANCY FREE
Jiminy Cricket hosts two Disney animated shorts: “Bongo,” about a circus bear escaping to the wild, and “Mickey and the Beanstalk,” a take on the famous fairy tale.
7. MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS
Mickey and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Stubborn old Donald tries in vain to resist the joys of the season, and Mickey and Pluto learn a great lesson about the power of friendship.
6. MICKEY’S ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, “Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas”, is essentially a retelling of “Groundhog Day,” with Huey, Dewey, and Louie reliving Christmas ad infinitum. Next is “A Very Goofy Christmas”, in which Goofy tries to overcome his son’s skepticism about Santa Claus. Finally, “Mickey & Minnie’s Gift Of The Magi” recreate the classic tale of ironic Christmas selflessness.
5. THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER
In a faraway kingdom, two boys who look exactly alike meet by chance and decide to switch places; a pauper named Mickey, and the Crown Prince. Together they must figure out how to save the kingdom from an evil Captain who wants the throne for himself.
4. THE THREE MUSKETEERS
This animated musical version of the classic adventure tale features best friends Mickey, Donald and Goofy as small-time janitors with big dreams of becoming Musketeers… and saving Princess Minnie.
3. FANTASIA 2000
In this update of Disney’s masterpiece film mixture of animation and music, new interpretations of great works of music are presented. It begins with an abstract battle of light and darkness set to the music of Beethoveen’s Fifth Symphony. Then we see the adventures of a humpback whale calf and his pod set to “The Pines of Rome.” Next is the humorous story of several lives in 1930’s New York City, scored with “Rhapsody in Blue.” Following is a musical telling of the fairy tale, “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” set to Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Then a goofy flamingo causes havoc in his flock with his yo-yo to the tune of the finale of “Carnival of the Animals.” This is followed by the classic sequence from the original film, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” starring Mickey Mouse and followed by “Pomp and Circumstance” starring Donald Duck as a harried assistant to Noah on his Ark. Finally, we see the awesome tale of the life, death, and renewal of a forest in a sequence.
2. MICKEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
It’s the same old classic Charles Dickens story with an all star Disney cast. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is appropriately enough Scrooge and is visited by his dead partner and 3 spirits one night to remember the joys of Christmas.
Disney animators set pictures to Western classical music as Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra. “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” features Mickey Mouse as an aspiring magician who oversteps his limits. “The Rite of Spring” tells the story of evolution, from single-celled animals to the death of the dinosaurs. “Dance of the Hours” is a comic ballet performed by ostriches, hippos, elephants, and alligators. “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Ave Maria” set the forces of darkness and light against each other as a devilish revel is interrupted by the coming of a new day.
Those are the 8 best movies featuring Mickey Mouse in prominent roles. He appears in other films as a guest, as well. Feel free to check out the adventures of Mickey Mouse and all his friends in the Mickey and Friends section of the Disney+ Search function.