The Mickey Mouse Club facts for kids
|The Mickey Mouse Club|
|Also known as||The New Mickey Mouse Club (1977–1979)
The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (1989–1996)
Club Mickey Mouse (2017–)
|Created by||Walt Disney
Fred Newman (1989 revival, seasons 1-6)Mowava Pryor (1989 revival, seasons 1-3)
|Theme music composer||Jimmie Dodd|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||14|
|No. of episodes||360|
|Producer(s)||Bill Walsh (1955–1958)|
|Running time||22-44 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributor||Sandy Frank Media
Disney–ABC Domestic Television
|Original network||United States: ABC (1955–1959)
The Disney Channel (1989–1996)
Canada: Family Channel (1989–1996)
|Original release||October 3, 1955– March 7, 1996|
Over the years, the series featured many stellar teenage performers including Annette Funicello, Britney Spears, and Justin Timberlake. The original series ran newsreels, cartoons, talent segments, and Disney produced serials such as The Hardy Boys with Tommy Kirk and Tim Considine.
Mickey Mouse Club was hosted by Jimmie Dodd, a songwriter and the Head Mouseketeer. He provided leadership both on and off screen. In addition to his other contributions, he often provided short segments encouraging young viewers to make the right moral choices. These little sermons became known as "Doddisms".
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