The Sensational Six is the collective name given to the group of main characters of the Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck cartoon series and franchises. They are some of the most popular and beloved Disney characters in history, being from the classic era of Disney animation. These characters include:
- Mickey Mouse: The iconic leader of the Six, known for his kindness, resourcefulness and tendency to get into mischief.
- Minnie Mouse: The sweet, caring and lovely leading lady of the gang and Mickey's true love.
- Donald Duck: Bad-tempered and unlucky, he is the ever stubborn and ambitious go-getter of the gang.
- Daisy Duck: The fabulous, effervescent and ditzy diva of the gang; whose ambition matches that of her beau, Donald.
- Goofy: The lovable, happy, dimwitted, and clumsy goof, who is known for his friendly, yet extremely naive nature.
- Pluto: Mickey's loyal and helpful pup, ready to please his owner and friends at anytime.
In products and events where Daisy is absent, the group is referred to as the Fabulous Five.
Interestingly, the original theatrical cartoon shorts never had all six characters appearing together. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, and Donald all appeared together in On Ice and Hawaiian Holiday, both of which preceded Daisy's introduction in Mr. Duck Steps Out (unless one counts Donna Duck from Don Donald as being the same character as Daisy).
Many of their productions involve the presence of another important character, Pete, expecially when an antagonist is needed.
Productions starring the Sensational Six together
- Mickey Mouse Revue (animatronic show, 1971)
- Walt Disney's World on Ice: 10th Anniversary (live show, 1990)
- Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibōken (video game, 1994)
- Mickey Mouse Works (TV series, 1999-2000)
- Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (direct-to-video film, 1999)
- Mickey's Racing Adventure (video game, 1999)
- Mickey's Speedway USA (video game, 2000)
- House of Mouse (TV series, 2001-2003)
- Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (direct-to-video film, 2001)
- Mickey's House of Villains (direct-to-video film, 2002)
- Disney Sports series (2002)
- One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! (live show, 2004)
- Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers (direct-to-video film, 2004)
- Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (direct-to-video film, 2004)
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (TV series, 2006-2016)
- Kinect Disneyland Adventures (video game, 2011)
- Mickey Mouse (TV shorts, 2013-present)
- Disney Magical World (video game, 2013)
- Mickey and the Roadster Racers (TV series, 2017-present)