Iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse has been given a makeover, African style – and it’s in time for his 90th birthday.

On November 18, the world celebrates Mickey Mouse’s birthday.

According to Disney, several events are expected to take place around the world to embrace and celebrate Mickey’s impact on global culture.

Ten local artists were given the chance to do their own interpretation of Mickey after Disney Africa delivered 10 six-foot Mickey Mouse sculptures to Art Eye Gallery in Johannesburg.

Gallery director Tyron Selmon said the gallery, which deals with emerging African art, was inspired to be part of the project.
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