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 feisty, effervescent and fabulous diva of the gang, and the loving girlfriend to Donald; whose ambition matches that of her beau.
- 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 until Disney has bought up the assets of 21st Century Fox in 2019, where this trait is now applied to Goofy instead .
Interestingly, the original theatrical cartoon shorts never had all six characters appearing together. The original Fabulous Five (when Disney and 20th Century Studios, then known as 20th Century Fox when it as its own major film studio) 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, especially when an antagonist is needed.
Productions starring the Sensational Six together
- Mickey Mouse Revue (animatronic show, 1971)
- Magic Kingdom on Ice (live show, 1983)
- Walt Disney's World on Ice: Mickey's Diamond Jubilee (live show, 1988)
- Walt Disney's World on Ice: 10th Anniversary (live show, 1990)
- World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (video game, 1992)
- Mickey no Tokyo Disneyland Daibōken (video game, 1994)
- Mickey Mouse: Magic Wands! (video game, 1998)
- 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)
- Kingdom Hearts series (2002–present)
- 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 Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures (TV series, 2017-present)
- Mickey Go Local (TV series shorts, 2019-present)
- Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway (theme park attraction, 2020)