The Mickey Mouse Club was a variety show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996. Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first televised from 1955 to 1959 by ABC, featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of mostly teen performers. Regular features included a newsreel, cartoon, serial, music, talent, and comedy segments. The main cast members were called Mouseketeers, and they performed in a variety of musical and dance numbers, as well as some informational segments. The Mouseketeer Roll Call allowed the day’s performers to introduce themselves to the television audience.