It looks like Mickey Mouse is coming back in a new animated series from Disney simply called Mickey Mouse. The new series has a very classic 2D styled animated look that merges "classic comedy" with "contemporary flair." It will be fun to see Mickey Mouse back! Over the years the design of the character has changed, and he's only been in three films since the 1980s.
There's a series of 19 shorts that will begin being released on Friday, June 28th, on Disney Channel and Disney.com. Disney Channel's Worldwide president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh had this to say in a statement.
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
Here's some more detailed information on the series...
Disney said the direction and pacing of the new Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts are fresh and contemporary but also pay homage to the art direction and storytelling of Walt Disney and his animators in the 1920s and '30s. Elements of the cartoons will borrow from Disney's early designs, while some characters will feature a "rubber-hose" cartoon style for more exaggerated animation. Background designs closely reflect the graphic design sense of 1950s and '60s Disney cartoons. Meanwhile, the shorts also will include homages to other Disney icons.
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. Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto also appear. In the first short, Croissant de Triomphe,Mickey must deliver croissants to Minnie's cafe, battling street traffic and other Parisian obstacles along the way.
They've also released a sneak peak at what we can expect to see in the series. It's called Croissant de Triomphe, and you can watch it below! It looks like it will be fun, I know my kids will definitely enjoy it! Check it out and enjoy the return of Mickey!