The Walt Disney Company Press Release



Disney's Auction of 75 Mickey Mouse Statues at Sotheby's Raises $614,500 for Charity



NEW YORK--Sept. 27, 2005--The Walt Disney Company:





-- 50 Organizations To Benefit, Including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, James Birrell Neuroblastoma Research Fund, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America(R) & Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation(R)



This afternoon at Sotheby's (NYSE: BID), Disney (NYSE: DIS) raised $614,500(a) when 75 unique Mickey Mouse statues, designed by artists, athletes and celebrities for the celebration of Mickey's 75th anniversary, were sold at auction. A total of 50 charities will benefit from the sale, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, James Birrell Neuroblastoma Research Fund, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America(R) and the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation.



Artists whose statues brought premium prices for the charities they selected included Sir Elton John ($52,000 for "Music Royalty"), Michelle Kwan ($20,000 for "Peace & Love") and Tom Hanks ($15,000 for "Space Mouse"). A number of statues designed by Disney legends were also favorites, including those created by Al Konetzni ($45,000 for "Back to School"), Lori Tyminski of Disney Publishing ($29,000 for "Funny Pages") and Tuck Morgan of Disney Consumer Products ($21,000 for "Mickey Through the Years").



Since Mickey Mouse's 75th Anniversary on November 18, 2003, the 6-feet-tall, 700 pound statues have traveled 700,000 miles across the country as the "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" tour. The one-of-a-kind tributes to Mickey visited 14 cities and brought smiles to more than 20 million people during the celebration.



"Through the Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations statue tour, Mickey Mouse's 75th Anniversary brought one of the world's most beloved characters to millions in ways never before seen," said John Gong, vice president, Marketing and Synergy for Disney Consumer Products. "We are so pleased that the Sotheby's auction, the finale of this milestone event, enabled us to raise $614,500 to benefit 50 deserving charities and help children and those in need."



Lee Dunbar, Director of Sotheby's Collectibles department, said: "Mickey Mouse holds an enduring place in the hearts of Americans and people throughout the world, transcending all boundaries as a symbol of happiness and hope. We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Disney in an auction which will benefit so many worthwhile charities and look forward to working with them in the future."



A comprehensive list of statue artists, statue names, specific charities and price achieved for charity follows(a):



-- Lot 1 - Tuck Morgan for Disney Consumer Products, "Mickey Through the Years," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $21,000



-- Lot 2 - Dave Koz, "Saxophonic Mickey," Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, $18,000



-- Lot 3 - Cody Reynolds for Walt Disney World, "I'm Going to Walt Disney World," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $11,000



-- Lot 4 - Andreas Deja, "Fruits of the Mouse," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $4,500



-- Lot 5 - Vanessa Hunt, "It Was All Started by a Mouse," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $11,000



-- Lot 6 - Elva Salinas for The Home Depot, "You Can Do It," The Homer Fund, $5,500



-- Lot 7 - Michelle Kwan, "Peace and Love," Children's Miracle Network, $20,000



-- Lot 8 - Anthony Rietta for Radio Disney, "Tune In," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $4,250



-- Lot 9 - Wyland, "Undersea Mickey," Wyland Foundation, $11,000



-- Lot 10 - Luis Armand Garcia, "Viva Mickey," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $3,500



-- Lot 11 - MEAR ONE, "Crazy Style Mouse," Reaching to Embrace Arts, $4,500



-- Lot 12 - Jamie Lee Curtis, "The Original Mouse Pad," Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, $3,500



-- Lot 13 - Lori Tyminski for Disney Publishing Worldwide, "Funny Pages," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $29,000



-- Lot 14 - Paul Wenzel, "Mickey Celebrates Our Freedom," Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, $5,500



-- Lot 15 - Regis Philbin, "Super Fan Mickey," Our Lady of Solace School (Bronx, New York), $7,500



-- Lot 16 - John Travolta, "Jet Setter," Hollywood Education and Literacy Project, $3,250



-- Lot 17 - Jerry Bruckheimer, "Slapstick Mouse," Ilitch Charities for Children, $16,000



-- Lot 18 - David Willardson, "Flying Colors #3," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $11,000



-- Lot 19 - Ben Affleck, "Home Run Hero," The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, $9,500



-- Lot 20 - Ollie Johnston, "All Aboard!" Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation (Calif.), $6,500



-- Lot 21 - Kelly Kozel and Sharon Noh for The Coca-Cola Company, "Delivery Man Mickey," Boys and Girls Clubs of America, $6,000



-- Lot 24 - Fess Parker, "FrontEAR Tales," Alzheimer's Association of Santa Barbara, $8,000



-- Lot 25 - Marlee Matlin, "True Blue," Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, $3,000



-- Lot 26 - Christy Carlson Romano, "Ready for Action," Children's Miracle Network, $4,500



-- Lot 27 - Ellen DeGeneres, "Ellenland," Children's Action Network, $7,500



-- Lot 28 - Annette Funicello, "Always My Angel," National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Southern California Chapter, $4,500



-- Lot 29 - Shaquille O'Neal, "Dunk Mouse," Real Model Foundation, $7,500



-- Lot 30 - Paul Wylie, "IceskatEAR," The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, $3,000



-- Lot 31 - G. Byron Peck, "Liquid Mickey," DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities, $3,000



-- Lot 32 - Linda Cohn, Dan Patrick & Robin Roberts, "ESPN SportsCenter Mickey," The V Foundation for Cancer Research, $4,000



-- Lot 33 - Kermit Eisenhut, "Lone Star," Texas Children's Cancer Center, $3,500



-- Lot 34 - Susan Lucci, "All the World's His Stage," Little Flower Children's Services of New York, $2,500



-- Lot 35 - Dennis Larkins for Kodak, "Memories," Children's Miracle Network, $4,000



-- Lot 36 - Ming-Na, "Mickey and the Nightingale," Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, $2,500



-- Lot 37 - Sir Elton John, "Music Royalty," Elton John AIDS Foundation, $52,000



-- Lot 38 - Wayne Brady, "Extended Play," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $4,500



-- Lot 39 - Raven-Symone, "Clouded Conscience," American Diabetes Association, $5,000



-- Lot 40 - Rosie O'Donnell, "Mickey: In Yellow," Rosie's Broadway Kids, $4,500



-- Lot 41 - Chris Berman & Dick Vitale, "ESPN 25th Anniversary Mickey," The V Foundation for Cancer Research, $5,000



-- Lot 42 - Chris Fedun for Jump 5, "Let's Party," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $6,000



-- Lot 43 - Al Konetzni, "Back to School," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $45,000



-- Lot 44 - Jeff Conine, "Family Tree," Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation, $17,000



-- Lot 45 - John Madden and Al Michaels, "Monday Night Mickey," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $3,500



-- Lot 46 - Andre Agassi, "Love All," Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation(R), $3,500



-- Lot 47 - Jeff Spohn for Otis College, "Big Cheese Mickey," Otis College of Art and Design, $6,000



-- Lot 48 - Black Entertainment Television, "Mickey in the Park," Minority Task Force on AIDS (New York), $2,500



-- Lot 49 - Malcolm Stone for Suddath Relocation Systems, "Mickey on the Move," Dreams Come True, $6,500



-- Lot 50 - Kathryn E. Morgan, "Wonderful World of Mickey," ALS Hope Foundation (Philadelphia), $4,750



-- Lot 51 - Tony Hawk, "Mouseskateer," The Tony Hawk Foundation, $8,000



-- Lot 52 - Jennifer Garner, "UndercovEAR Mickey," Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, $3,000



-- Lot 53 - James Gandolfini, "Funny Bones," Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, $5,500



-- Lot 54 - Bob Guiney, "Good Catch," Starr Commonwealth, $8,000



-- Lot 55 - Syd Mead, "TRON Mickey," Children of the Night, $5,500



-- Lot 56 - Brian Matson, "Field Mouse," Chicago Children's Museum, $4,000



-- Lot 57 - Christina Grantham for Disney Store, "Fountain of Fun," Boys Hope Girls Hope, $5,000



-- Lot 58 - Peter Ellenshaw and Harrison Ellenshaw, "Mickey's Dream," Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, $7,000



-- Lot 59 - Breanna Rowlette, "Lobsta Mickey," Boston Arts Academy, $7,500



-- Lot 60 - Anita Hurst, "Mickey Reigns," Community Transitional School (Portland, Ore.), $6,500



-- Lot 61 - Mario Vaiana, "Rockin' Mickey," Newborn Hope (Denver), $4,500



-- Lot 62 - Star Jones, "Wild for Mickey," East Harlem School at Exodus House, $3,750



-- Lot 63 - Disneyland Resort Entertainment Art Department, "Reflections on Mickey," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $6,500



-- Lot 64 - Kataneh Vahdani for California Institute of Arts, "Filmic Mickey," California Institute of the Arts, $6,000



-- Lot 65 - Gary Baseman, "Base Mouse," Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, $4,000



-- Lot 66 - Lamberto Alvarez, "El Mickey," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $2,750



-- Lot 67 - Andy Garcia, "Mambo Mickey," Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, $4,000



-- Lot 68 - Kevin Garnett, "Believe in Your Dreams," 4XL - For Excellence in Leadership(R), $4,500



-- Lot 69 - Kelly Ripa, "Big City Mouse," Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, $5,000



-- Lot 70 - Major League Baseball(R), "National Pastime Mickey," Major League Baseball Charity, Inc., $3,250



-- Lot 71 - Janet Jackson, "Mickey Nation 1928," A Place Called Home, $3,750



-- Lot 72 - Doris Roberts, "Moustaccioli," Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, $5,000



-- Lot 73 - Brian McKnight, "Music Mouse," LIFEBeat, $5,000



-- Lot 74 - Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, "I Speak for Mickey and Mickey Speaks for Me," Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, $11,000



-- Lot 75 - Tom Hanks, "Space Mouse," James Birrell Neuroblastoma Research Fund, $15,000



-- Lot 76 - Luis Fernandez, "Circle Vision," Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, $3,500



-- Lot 77 - Thomas J. Knechtel, "Patchwork Pal," Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta, $5,000



-- Lot 78 - Trey Hoyumpa, "Mickey's Shadow," Parsons School of Design Scholarship Fund, $11,000



-- Lot 79 - Lenox, "Tuxedo," Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, $11,000



Disney was able to bring "Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations" to fruition with the help of The Coca-Cola Company, the primary tour sponsor. The Home Depot(R) provided "Disney Color by Behr" paint and other supplies to bring the statues to life; Suddath Relocation Systems, an agent for United Van Lines, transported the statues to each destination; and Kodak offered digital photographs in each city via its EasyShare system.



For more information on the charity auction, visit www.sothebys.com/mickey. To download high-resolution images of the statues, visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com.



(a) Total raised at Sotheby's auction with buyer's premium included is $737,400