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As a birthday tribute to Mickey Mouse, Disney India has created the ‘Mickey Mumbai Madness’ short video, in which Mickey is an auto rickshaw driver in Mumbai

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Growing up with Mickey Mouse and friends is what almost all of us relate to, unless you were born 86 years ago. Walt Disney’s most loved cartoon character – Mickey Mouse – is 86 years old today! Making his debut appearance in one of the first sound cartoons, Disney Studio’s short film titled ‘Steamboat Willie’ on November 18, 1928, Mickey went on to star in many cartoon films and also finding a place in the Hollywood Hall of Fame.

As a birthday tribute to the grand old mouse, Disney India has created the ‘Mickey Mumbai Madness’ short video, in which Mickey is an auto rickshaw driver in Mumbai!

The short film is a part of the second season of ‘Mickey Shorts’ series and will be premiered on Disney channel in India on Mickey’s birthday today.

The nearly 4-minute short film sees the little guy speak fluent Hindi and transport a big fat elephant on his auto rickshaw to where he wants to go– a mountain. Of course, the story has a lot of interesting twists and turns before the duo reach their destination. Even auto rickshaws can fly!

Watch it to believe it:

The launch started with a teaser surprise for Disney fans on Facebook where the Disney India Facebook and Twitter pages shared little image snippets from the short film. The video was launched today exclusively for Facebook fans. A contest is also associated with the video; one has to watch it and answer in the video comments for a chance to win goodies from Mickey.

Shared is the list of countdown tweets for the big reveal:

And how can his friends be left behind! Here’s Goofy, Pluto and Donald wishing Mickey:

Do share what you think about Mickey’s desi version?