Mickey Mouse returns to Disney Channel
- Bang Showbiz
- 13 March 2013
Iconic cartoon character Mickey Mouse is set to star in 19 brand new episodes of his globe-trotting adventures
Mickey Mouse is making a TV comeback.
The world famous cartoon mouse will star alongside his old friends including Donald Duck and Goofy in 19 brand new episodes, which are due to be aired on the Disney Channel, Disney.com and Watch Disney Channel from June 28.
The 2D adventures - which are each a few minutes long - are being hand-drawn as an homage to animation master Walt Disney and his original 1920s cartoons.
The iconic character first appeared in animated film 'Steamboat Willie' 85 years ago and has become a symbol for the late filmmaking pioneer Walt's legacy.
Although the episodes will be set in modern times, they will feature the fun-loving spirit of the original cartoon and showcase Mickey's "impish" and "innocent" personality, according to Disney's chief executive Bob Iger.
Mickey will travel to a different city each time, visiting Santa Monica, New York, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Venice and the Alps, and get into a silly scrape in each location.
Disney has assembled a team of cartoon experts to work on the shorts, including 'Dexter's Laboratory' director Paul Rudish, who will act as executive producer and director, Aaron Springer ('SpongeBob SquarePants') and Clay Morrow ('Dexter's Laboratory') as directors, and Joseph Holt ('The Powerpuff Girls') as the art director.