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story.lead_photo.caption Mickey’s 90th Spectacular ABC celebrates world’s most beloved mouse

A star-studded lineup of music, stage and television stars will celebrate Mickey's 90th Spectacular, a two-hour event honoring 90 years of the internationally beloved Mickey Mouse. It airs at 7 p.m. today on ABC.

Introduced on Nov. 18, 1928, in the first sound cartoon, Steamboat Willie, Mickey has become the global ambassador for the Walt Disney Co. From the popular cartoon shorts and the Mickey Mouse Club to appearances at parades and other Disney events, his optimistic outlook and endearing personality continue to delight fans around the world.

Among those scheduled to appear and perform are:

• Actors Kristen Bell (Frozen), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Sofia Carson (Disney's Descendants) and Tony Hale (Arrested Development).

• Singer/songwriter Josh Groban, who will sing his new song "Granted" from his recently released eighth studio album, Bridges.

• Seoul-based K-pop sensation NCT 127, who will perform their hit "Regular." Known for mixing genres, the group combines pop, R&B, hip hop and Latin trap music. Their first full-length studio album NCT #127 Regular-Irregular was released Oct. 12.

• Singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor, who will perform Randy Newman's Toy Story franchise hit "You've Got a Friend in Me."

• Multiplatinum musical artists Zac Brown Band, who will perform "Bare Necessities" from the classic Disney film The Jungle Book.

• Award-winning performer Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), who will perform the classic "When You Wish Upon a Star" from the 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio.

-- Rosemary Boggs

Style on 11/04/2018

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