The song was written by the Mickey Mouse Club host Jimmie Dodd. It was published by Hal Leonard Corporation, July 1, 1955. Dodd wrote other songs used over the course of the series. Dodd was a guitarist and musician hired by Walt Disney as a songwriter. Dodd also wrote the “theme day” songs accompanying it on the show.
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- In the Kingdom Hearts series, the song is the theme music for the world Disney Castle.
- Stanley Kubrick's 1987 film Full Metal Jacket ended with the marines singing the Mickey Mouse March as they walk through the battlefield.
- In The Prince and the Pauper, the Weasels were singing a Pete version of the song:
- Former Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff covered "Mickey Mouse Club March" for the 2008 Disney Mobile Cell Phone commercial. The commercial has only aired in Japan.
- A shortened version of the song is included in Disney On Ice.
- In Mickey, Donald and Goofy: The Three Musketeers, after Pete kidnaps Mickey and takes him to his dungeon, he mockingly sings the line "Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! You're as welcome as can be!" The song is even credited in the film's credits because of this one line.
- In the PlayStation 2 video game, Disney Golf, an instrumental rendition of the Mickey Mouse March can be heard on all 18 holes featured in the American Course.
- The reprise version was heard when the happy version of Donald sings to Mickey from the episode Split Decisions in the Mickey Mouse television series.
- In Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and his friends sing the song in the episode "Donald's Hiccups" on Clarabelle's TV Show.
- In the Season 6 episode of Full House "The House Meets the Mouse Part 2", an instrumental version of the song can be heard when Michelle's family finally finds her after she ran away from D.J., Stephanie, and Kimmy.