Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mickey Mouse to Star in 19 New 2D Cartoon Shorts

News of the series was announced moments ago by Disney Channels Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh, "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."

Mickey is Disney's No. 1 star and the world's leading character franchise. Since his creation in 1928, he has continued to be a timeless favorite. While the new cartoon shorts are fresh and contemporary, they are also reminiscent of the art direction and storytelling of Walt and his animators in the 1920s and 1930s.

Each cartoon finds Mickey in a different 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 heartfelt and heroic moments as Mickey experiences life with Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto.

The executive producer and director for this Walt Disney Television Animation project is Emmy Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish. The shorts, geared towards kids and families, also include a few surprises from the production team for Disney fans of all ages. The team has included the occasional homage to other icons from the storied Disney heritage.

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