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Mickey Mouse Takes on Futebol in New Soccer-Themed Episode

Soccer-themed episode of Emmy award-winning ‘Mickey Mouse’ cartoon shorts to debut Friday, June 6 on Disney Channel.

A special soccer-themed episode of the Emmy Award-winning Mickey Mouse -- entitled "O Futebol Classico" and presented entirely in Portuguese – will premiere Friday, June 6 (7:55 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the comedic cartoon, spectator Mickey must use his quick-wit to find a way to watch a popular soccer championship.

The short will be available on, the WATCH Disney Channel app for smartphones and tablets, and iTunes the day after the linear premiere.

Emmy Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish ("Star Wars: Clone Wars," "Dexter's Laboratory") is the executive producer and supervising director. Aaron Springer ("SpongeBob SquarePants, "Gravity Falls") and Clay Morrow ("Dexter's Laboratory," "The Powerpuff Girls") are directors, and Joseph Holt ("Sym-Bionic Titan") is the art director. “O Futebol Classico” is directed by Paul Rudish and storyboarded by Alonso Ramirez Ramos.

"Mickey Mouse" is a production of Disney Television Animation. 

Source: Disney Channel

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.