[TV] Disney Developing New Mickey Mouse Cartoons
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.12.2013
IGN reports that Disney is preparing to create new short-form 2D comedy cartoons starring Mickey Mouse. The style will be like the classic cartoons of the 1920s and 30s.
The cartoons will see Mickey in a different contemporary setting (Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice, the Alps and more) with "silly situations, a quick complication and an escalation of physical and visual gags". The shorts will also feature Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto.
Gary Marsh, President and CCO of 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."
Artist and director Paul Rudish (Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls) is the executive producer and director. Aaron Springer (SpongeBob SquarePants, Gravity Falls) and Clay Morrow (Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls) are directors, and Joseph Holt (The Powerpuff Girls) is the art director. It will be produced by senior vice presidents Eric Coleman and Lisa Salamone at Walt Disney Television Animation (TVA).
The 19-episode series will debut on Friday, June 28 on the Disney Channel, Disney.com and WATCH Disney Channel, among other platforms. You can also preview the first episode titled "Croissant de Triomphe" here.