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Mickey Mouse Headlines Disney’s New Series of Cartoon Shorts

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Disney is returning to its roots with new 2D animated shorts starring Mickey Mouse.

Debuting June 28 on Disney Channel, Disney.com and the WATCH Disney Channel app, the series of 19 shorts blend the art direction and storytelling of Walt Disney and his animators from the 1920s and ’30s with a contemporary flair. Each cartoon finds Mickey and such co-stars  as Minnie Mouse, Donal Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto in different locations, including New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo and the Alps.

The first short, “Croissant de Triomphe,” can be previewed now on Disney.com.

Emmy-winning artist and director Paul Rudish (Dexter’s Laboratory) is the executive producer and a director. Aaron Springer (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Clay Morrow (Dexter’s Laboratory) are also directors, while Joseph Holt (The Powerpuff Girls) is the art director.

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  • Gido

    AWESOME. I just commented to my gf how disappointed I’ve been as of late that Disney hasn’t been doing anything with it’s original characters other than baby-cartoons. Disney was the pioneer of 2-D animation and Mickey Mouse is one of it’s MAIN characters! Why not make use of that? Super excited for more of Mickey and the gang.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-Sanders/690069501 Greg Sanders

    This is fantastic. My family loves Disney and the classic shorts, and I cannot wait to share these new installments with my daughter. My wife will be tickled too.