Exclusive Preview of Mickey Mouse: A Brand New Short-Form Cartoon SeriesLiz Cerezo
We’ve all come to know and love that phrase. For me, this phrase is apparent every time I step inside Disneyland. We have some exciting news to share. Just minutes ago, Disney announced a brand new cartoon shorts starring none other than the mouse himself, Mickey Mouse.
I am super excited about this. The “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts are fresh and contemporary, they are at the same time homage to the art direction and storytelling of Walt and his animators in the 1920s and 1930s. It’s like having the Main Street Cinema in Disneyland come alive in your television, with a modern twist, of course!
Regarding the new cartoon shorts, Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide said, “By bringing Mickey’s comedic adventures to life with vitality, humor, inventiveness and charm, the entire Disney Television Animation team of artists, animators and directors have worked to capture the essence of what Walt Disney himself created 85 years ago.”
Each cartoon short finds Mickey in a different contemporary setting including Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice and the Alps, facing a silly situation, a quick complication and an escalation of physical and visual gags. The stories also feature genuine heartfelt and heroic moments as Mickey explores and experiences life with his comical partners: Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto.
Today brand new exclusive short, “Croissant de Triomphe,” Mickey must deliver croissants to Minnie’s cafe, battling street traffic and other Parisian obstacles along the way. You might want to brush up on your French. Oh la la!
How adorable are Mickey and Minnie?
Other shorts slated for the summer include “Yodelberg” — Mickey longs to visit Minnie atop her mountaintop chalet but quickly realizes that the threat of avalanche has made the trek up the mountain more challenging than usual and “No Service,” — Mickey and Donald try to buy lunch from a beachside snack shack but are unceremoniously turned down because of the classic “No shirt, no shoes, no service” admonition (of course, Mickey doesn’t wear a shirt and Donald doesn’t wear shoes!).
Geared towards kids age 6-14, and thirty-something year old Disney fanatics like me, this new series of 19 cartoon shorts will begin rolling out FRIDAY, JUNE 28 on Disney Channel, Disney.com and WATCH Disney Channel, among other platforms.
Isn’t this amazing? I can’t wait for June to roll around. This is going to be an exciting start to a Disney filled summer!
PHOTO SOURCE: Disneychannel.com and Disney.com