Mickey Mouse is in the house, as the classic cartoon mouse gets set to return to the small screen this summer. According to a March 12 Disney Channel press release, the return of Disney’s 85-year old mascot will come via 19 new short-form 2D comedy cartoons that will combine “throwback and modern elements.”
The series, which will air on Disney Channel and Disney.com starting June 28, is geared toward kids aged 6-14 and will feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse, as well as their famous cartoon pals Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto.
Disney Channel president Gary Marsh said of the new venture, "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."
Mickey Mouse was first seen in a 1928 test screening called “Plane Crazy” (you can see it here), but his official debut was in the 1928 short, “Steamboat Willie.”
The new cartoon series will premiere with "Croissant de Triomphe," which has Mickey delivering croissants to Minnie's cafe amid a bevy of Parisian obstacles. Also on tap are the cartoon shorts "Yodelberg," in which Mickey attempts to visit Minnie atop her mountaintop chalet, and “No Service,” where he teams up with Donald Duck try to buy lunch from a beachside snack shack.
Meanwhile, a new online game, "Mickey Delivery Dash," is available on Disney.com. You can play it here.