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The Mickey Mouse Club

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The Mickey Mouse Club
Also known asThe New Mickey Mouse Club (1977–1979)
The All-New Mickey Mouse Club (1989–1996)
MMC (1993–1989)
Club Mickey Mouse (2017–)
Created byWalt Disney
Hal Adelquist
Presented byFred Newman (1989 revival, seasons 1-6) Mowava Pryor (1989 revival, seasons 1-3)
Theme music composerJimmie Dodd
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons14
No. of episodes360
ProducerBill Walsh (1955–1958)
Running time22-44 minutes
Production companyWalt Disney Productions
Original release
NetworkUnited States: ABC (1955–1959)
Syndication (1977–1979)
The Disney Channel (1989–1996)
Canada: Family Channel (1989–1996)
ReleaseOctober 3, 1955 (1955-10-03) –
March 7, 1996 (1996-03-07)

The Mickey Mouse Club was an American variety television series that began in 1955, ran intermittently, and left the air in 1996. It was directed by Walt Disney Productions.

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".[1]

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  1. Cotter, Jim. (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. New York: Hyperion Books. pp. 181–196 (1950s), 197–198 (1970s), 295 (MMC). ISBN 0-7868-6359-5