Where Did Mickey Mouse Ears Come From?

Ever wonder where the famous Mickey Mouse Ears came from?

It all started many years ago (October 1955) when the original Mickey Mouse Club was first televised. The Club, buy viagra a creation of Walt Disney, was a variety program for children. The cast was made up of children and teens known as the Mouseketeers.

MickeyMouseClub-1951The Head Mouseketeer and show host was Jimmie Dodd, a songwriter. In fact, he wrote the opening theme song “The Mickey Mouse March” which you can still hear in Disney entertainment from time to time.

The other adult on the show – the Big Mouseketeer – was Roy Williams, a staff artist at Disney. It was Roy who suggested the Mickey Mouse ears worn by the Mouseketeers which he also helped to create along with Chuck Keehne, Hal Adelquist and Bill Walsh (who were responsible for the production of the show).

Little did they know that 60+ years later the Mickey Mouse Ears would be one of the most recognizable icons in the world.

F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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