Disney CEO Robert Iger took to CNBC today to announce a new series of 19 Mickey Mouse being – produced by Walt Disney Television Animation for the Disney Channel and internet distribution. The new shorts are being exec produced and directed Paul Rudish (Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls). The first one, Croissant de Triomphe, is now online. Watch it here:
The next two, coming soon, are:
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.
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!).
From the press release:
Produced in 2D animation, the design esthetic for the Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts reaches back almost 80 years and borrows reverentially from the bold style of his 1930s design, but not before adding a few contemporary touches. Designs for other characters have a similar approach, favoring a “rubber-hose” cartoon style for more exaggerated animation. Background designs closely reflect the graphic design sense of 1950s and 1960s Disney cartoons. And for those true eagle-eyed Disney fans, the production team has also included the occasional homage to other icons from the storied Disney heritage.