During the '90s, Disney Channel seemed to have it all figured out when it came down to recruiting promising child stars on The All-New Mickey Mouse Club. Originally established in 1955, The Mickey Mouse Club was the foundation for some of pop culture's biggest icons. Oddly enough, the franchise was discontinued on ABC in 1996, but now Disney is set on bringing it back. It was announced yesterday that the brand is rebooting the program as Club Mickey House, and it will air exclusively on Facebook.
The forthcoming "digital-first variety show" will introduce viewers to what Disney describes as a "diverse cast of talented young creators," though those individuals have not been revealed at this time. While we wait for more details, let's take a moment to look back on the most famous faces that got their start on the segment.
Embrace the nostalgia and click through the gallery of Mouseketeers, below.
Britney Spears is a star that needs no introduction, but here it is anyway. After her time on The All New Mickey Mouse Club, the Louisiana-bred sweetheart set the bar for all future princesses of pop with her debut hit record, ...Baby One More Time, in 1999. In between a successful string of album releases (and a starring role in Tamra Davis and Shonda Rhimes' Crossroads), she became a tabloid spectacle with paparazzi chasing her every move. Spears is currently finishing her residency in Las Vegas and is said to be working on a Broadway musical.