Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse! Iconic cartoon character turns 88

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CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) - Eighty-eight-years ago, a little cartoon mouse officially debuted in the short film ‘Steamboat Willie.’ The inspiration for the mouse was a real that animator Walt Disney kept in his Kansas City, Missouri studio. At first, Walt called the cartoon mouse “Mortimer,” but later renamed the character “Mickey.”

The Disney Store at St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield is planning a special celebration for Mickey Mouse’s 88th birthday and all are invited.

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday
The Disney Store Outlet
18521 Outlet Blvd.