10 new classic-styled 2D shorts, starring Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto, will debut this November.
The team behind Disney Channel’s Emmy Award-winning Mickey Mouse shorts is at it again; they’ve put together a brand-new animated shorts series, The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, debuting on Mickey’s birthday, Wednesday, November 18, on Disney+, with two new shorts rolling out every Friday beginning November 27. 10 shorts will premiere this year, with 10 additional shorts set for Summer 2021.
In the series, Mickey and his best pals – Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto - embark on a number of adventures, navigating the curveballs of a wild and zany world where the magic of Disney makes the impossible possible. The seven-minute shorts are filled with comedy, modern settings, timeless stories, new music and the classic art style of the Mickey Mouse shorts audiences have enjoyed for decades. 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-nominated composer of the Mickey Mouse shorts, also provides the music for this series.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.