Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You're as welcome as can be
Forever let us hold our banner
High! High! High! High!
Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree!
By Diane Forrest
For the past 84 years, the world's most famous rodent's has been entertaining children everywhere. When my son was 1, we had spent the night at a friend’s house out of town. His clothes became dirty, and she found an old tee-shirt for him to wear. It was a Mickey Mouse shirt, that he ended up wearing for several years until he finally outgrew it. When he turned 2, he had a Mickey Mouse complete with a Mickey Mouse cake, and a game I made up, Pin the Nose on Mickey. Instead of party hats, I made all the guests Mouskaears.
When he turned 7, we went on the ultimate trip, Disney World! It was there that he met the big cheese himself! He loved watching Fanstasia, and spent many hours watching as Mickey conducted the orchestra.
Today is Mickey's birthday. He debuted on November 18, 1929 in the film called Steamboat Willie. This was one of the first cartoons with sound. His original name was to be Mortimer Mouse, but Ub Iwerks', creator and artist, wife convinced him to change it. Actor Mickey Rooney has claimed that, during his Mickey McGuire days, he met cartoonist Walt Disney at the Warner Brothers studio, and that Disney was inspired to name Mickey Mouse after him. Walt Disney voiced the mouse until 1947, and he has had 3 others to speak his mind since then.
So today, on Mickey's birthday, come along and sing a song and join the jamboree!