Disney has just announced that Disney+ is getting an all new Mickey Mouse and friends short series called The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.
The new show will be done by the same people who did the Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts on the Disney Channel. Mickey fans can expect this new show to debut on November 18, Mickey Mouse’s birthday. The launch will include two new shorts with new ones releasing every Friday starting on November 27th.
There are 10 shorts set for this year and 10 more for Summer 2021.
Here’s the official Press release:
“BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2020) — Mickey Mouse and friends are heading to Disney+ in the all new-animated shorts series, “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.” From the team behind Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts, the new Disney+ original series will debut on Mickey’s birthday, Wednesday, November 18, with two new shorts rolling out every Friday beginning November 27. Ten shorts will premiere this year, with 10 additional shorts set for Summer 2021.
In “The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse,” it’s nothing but fun and excitement for Mickey and his best pals – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto – as they embark on their greatest adventures yet, navigating the curveballs of a wild and zany world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible. Each seven-minute short is filled with laugh-out-loud comedy, modern settings, timeless stories, new music and the unmistakable classic art style of the “Mickey Mouse” shorts. The series will include stories inspired by various lands at Disney parks and cameos by classic Disney heritage characters.
Marked by a contemporary art style that harkens back to Mickey’s 1928 beginnings, the “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts premiered on Disney Channel in 2013 and ran for five seasons, consisting of a total of 96 episodes, and garnered seven Primetime Emmy Awards, two Daytime Emmy Awards and 21 Annie Awards. The shorts inspired a global line of consumer products, toys and clothing as well as the new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first ride-through attraction in Disney history starring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. All five seasons of the shorts are currently available to stream on Disney+.
“The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” is produced by Disney Television Animation with Emmy Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish serving as executive producer and supervising director. Christopher Willis, the Emmy Award-winning composer of the “Mickey Mouse” shorts, also provides the music for this series.”
I’m not surprised it’s the same team behind the other Mickey Mouse series. They used that aesthetic for the new ‘Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway’ attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and they are building the same attraction in Disneyland right now. It just makes sense to keep it going with the same team for consistency.
We do like the Mickey Mouse shorts because it returned Mickey to the spunky character he used to be back in the day. I really like that. Looking forward to the new ones, hopefully they don’t tone him down again and make him too vanilla. We prefer him spicy.
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