The Disney Channel announced today that Mickey Mouse is returning with a brand new series of animated shorts, aimed towards modern-day audiences. This Mickey Mouse series of 19 animated installments will debut Friday, June 28th on The Disney Channel, Disney.com, WATCH Disney Channel, and other online platforms. The network has released a video preview of the first short entitled Croissant de Triomphe, which you can check out below.
The shorts will be produced in 2D animation and will attempt to merge "classic comedy" with a "contemporary flair," which will also pay homage to Walt Disney's storytelling and art direction from the 1920s and 1930s. Here's what Disney Channels Worldwide president and chief creative officer Gary Marsh said in a brief statement.
"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."
Each short will feature Mickey in a different, modern-day setting, including Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice and the Alps. Other classic characters such as Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto will also appear.