This design pays homage to Mickey Mouse the adventurous fun loving character that has kept us amused for all these years. It also pays respect to the 36 years of B&W footage that exist before colour TV even came along.
Thats pretty amazing really & he hasn't even aged a day in 85 years!
So in the words of his great creator -
"I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse."
—Walt Disney, Disneyland; October 27, 1954