The Late Movies: M-O-U-S-E! The Original Mickey Mouse Club

Erica Palan

On this day in 1923, Walt and Roy Disney founded The Walt Disney Company. How far that little company has come! Dozens of films, characters and shows later—plus a theme park or two—the Walt Disney Company is one of the most easily recognizable institutions in the world. Whenever I think of Disney, I immediately start humming the theme to the Mickey Mouse Club, which made its debut on October 3, 1955. Here, six clips from the classic show.

The Original Mouseketeers


That Famous Song

The end of the second season singing the M-O-U-S-E song.

Introducing The Day's Mousekartoon

Darlene, Doreen, Annette, Karen, Sharon, and Cheryl don't take their 'toons lightly.

Tuesday is Guest Star Day

"So wiggle your ears, like good Mouseketeers!"

The 1960s Intro

Same great song, different beginning.

A Reunion Tribute to Roy and Jimmie Dodd

Some great dancing and music from this 1980 TV special hosted by Paul Williams.