• D23
    D23: Mickey Mouse Club ’60 Magical yEARS’

    Members of the original Mickey Mouse Club will join the fun at D23 EXPO 2015 during a special presentation to commemorate the TV show’s 60th anniversary. Celebrating Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club — 60 Magical yEARS will be hosted by author Lorraine Santoli (The Official Mickey Mouse Club Book), and will take place Sunday, August […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    Happy Birthday Lonnie Burr!

    by Mark Hickson Today is Original Mouseketeer Lonnie Burr’s 71st Birthday! To celebrate I have put together a small compilation of his contributions to this website, along with a link to our “Conversation between a Mouseketeer… and an Imagineer.” Happy Birthday Lonnie! Author, poet, playwright, as well as performer, Lonnie graduated from high school at fourteen, and holds a master’s degree […]

  • ABC
    Scuttlebutt – One Less Mouseketeer

    Original Mouseketeer Dick Dodd Dies. Dick (Dickey) Dodd passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends in the hospital, on Fri. 11/29/13 at 10pm. He had courageously been battling 4th stage cancer, and throughout his confinement, remained in great spirits – happy to see his visitors. Dick was a first season replacement Mouseketeer, hired for his […]

  • Cast Members
    Mousellaneous News Briefs

    Mouseketeer Dick ‘Dickie’ Dodd has Stage Four Cancer. Dick was a first season (1955) replacement Mouseketeer, hired for his dancing and musical talents. He was one of the few true amateurs that first year, but stayed with the show for only six months. He later became a member of the surf band, the Bel Airs, then […]

  • Walt Disney Family Museum
    A Tribute to Annette Funicello at WDFM

    In the mid-1950s, thousands of young Americans tuned in to Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club. For many, the Mouseketeer they loved the most was a talented young performer named Annette, who went on to become America’s favorite “girl next door,” appearing in Disney produced TV shows and films, and a series of beach movies. Join […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    The Walt Disney Company Hosts A Special Stage Rededication Ceremony For Annette Funicello
    Stage 1 Renamed Annette Funicello Stage

    The late Annette Funicello, one of Disney’s earliest stars, was honored Monday, posthumously, in a special ceremony on the Disney Studios lot. In the 1950s, Stage 1 on the Walt Disney Studios Lot was the home of The Mickey Mouse Club and its Mouseketeers. On June 24, 2013, that stage was officially renamed the Annette Funicello […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    It’s Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey’s Birthday!

    Original Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey was born April 13, 1943. She was my favorite “Mousekegirl” when I was young. There is an excellent biography of her at The Original Mickey Mouse Club Show website. I encourage you to visit it. So Happy Birthday Doreen, you’re 70 years young! Birthday Cake and Ice Cream with the Mouseketeers. Doreen is in […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    Annette Funicello Dies at 70

    Annette Funicello, the undisputed queen of the “Mickey Mouse Club” has died, according to Disney’s official fan club on Twitter. She was 70. Annette Funicello was a triple threat — Mouseketeer, pop singer and bigscreen star. She was huge in the 60’s with movies like “Beach Party” and “Beach Blanket Bingo.” Annette had been hospitalized in Bakersfield […]

  • Cast Members
    Retro Annette

    The first three pictures show Princess Sophie of Greece and Annette with an unnamed chaperon and police escort posing in front of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Taken November 23, 1958, Annette had just turned 16. Annette cooking and eating dinner with her father Joe, mother Virginia, and her brothers Michael and Joey in 1959. Annette at home in […]

  • The Walt Disney Studios
    DbM Scuttlebutt – Jimmy Dodd and CalArts

    Netflix will replace Starz as the exclusive subscription television service for Disney’s first-run live-action and animated films, per an agreement announced on Tuesday. The deal, which covers films released in theaters from 2016 to 2018, will grant Netflix new Disney, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Disney nature titles. Starz holds the rights to first-run Disney movies […]