Disney Channel introduces new Mickey Mouse shorts

Beginning tonight at 8 p.m., kids can watch old favorite friends Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Pluto in new animated shorts.

From Entertainment Weekly:

“The beloved Disney icon is getting another surge of fame with the release of brand-new animation aimed at kids 6-14 that will air on Disney Channel. Kicking off Friday, June 28 the roll-out of comedy cartoons will include new shorts featuring Mickey — as well as Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto — and will be both old-fashioned, with retro 2-D animation, and feature a few “contemporary touches” as well….”

“The first Mickey Mouse will air Friday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET; “Yodelberg” will premiere Saturday June 29 at 8. After the premiere weekend, new shorts will continue to roll out on Friday nights starting July 5 on Disney Channel.”

EW has an exclusive preview of a Minnie and Mickey cartoon on their site. (It won’t let me embed the player.)

I used to love Mickey cartoons but my favorites always involved Chip and Dale outwitting Donald Duck. I also like Huey, Dewey and Louis and Scrooge McDuck.

Who were your favorite characters from the old Mickey cartoons? Will your kids tune in to see the new cartoons? Will you be more excited than your kids?

16 comments Add your comment

Mayhem

June 28th, 2013
9:11 am

LOL, I thought it was clothes. I was wondering if tee shirts were available too, or just the shorts?

FCM

June 28th, 2013
9:24 am

Did the Fab 5 get a new look too?

Fab 5 is what Disney calls Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto as a group.

Core 4 is what Disney calls Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore. (you’ll thank me if it wins you beer at trivia!)

FCM

June 28th, 2013
9:35 am

My kids love the old MM and such cartoons. I was not fond of them. Loved the comic books though. Morty and Ferdie were my favorite Disney characters back then.

Comic book wise you can make mine Marvel (and yes Marvel is over at Universal’s Islands of Adventure but Disney has owned Marvel since 2009).

mystery poster

June 28th, 2013
9:54 am

@Mayhem
I thought the same thing, new line of clothing :-)

jarvis

June 28th, 2013
9:59 am

I’m totally down with this. Have always loved old Disney shorts.
My kids still love them too when they’re on Disney Channel between shows.

FCM

June 28th, 2013
10:10 am

see I thought they updated the Fab 5 look….

Funny how that headline has (at least) 3 different meanings

ByteMe

June 28th, 2013
10:22 am

I also though this was about clothing that looked like the famous mouse profile… and I was wondering if they were going to use the nose as a codpiece.

jarvis

June 28th, 2013
10:37 am

Why would a TV channel introduce short pants?

Patrick

June 28th, 2013
1:08 pm

I didn’t watch many of the Disney shorts. Growing up, we didn’t get Disney Channel because it was still part of the “Premium” cable package, along with HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime. I remember how upset I’d get when I’d look in the TV Week the AJC used to put out and see some Disney movie airing one night, but I couldn’t watch it because we didn’t get Disney.

Of the ones I have seen, none of the main characters are really my favorite. I like them all, yet there’s something about them all that annoys me. I grew up with the Warner Bros. characters (Bugs Bunny et al.) so I was more fond of them.

I preferred the “Silly Symphonies” Disney shorts, the ones that didn’t feature any of the well-known characters. One of my favorites would have to be “The Old Mill”, which became a test animation for the film “Bambi” for lighting, rain, wind, and other natural elements.

Some of the others I like include “Lullaby Land”, “Music Land”, and “Skeleton Dance”.

That’s not to say I didn’t like the Disney cartoons that featured one of the Fab 5. There are a few of them I liked, mainly ones that were Halloween themed:

“Trick or Treat” – a Donald Duck cartoon, where Donald plays pranks on the nephews, and they receive help from a witch

“The Lonesome Ghosts” – a MIckey/Donald/Goofy cartoon, where the trio are a team of ghost hunters (in the days before “Ghostbusters” and the TV show “Ghost Hunters”) trying to catch a group of silly spooks.

“Pluto’s Judgement Day” – Pluto is warned by Mickey not to chase cats, because he would receive his judgement day. He scoffs at the idea, insists on still chasing Figaro, but ends up receiving his judgement day.

“Der Fuehrer’s Face” – a controversial Donald Duck cartoon. Donald lives in an encampment in Nazi Germany, and is forced to work in an ammunition factory. He soon becomes overworked, and goes crazy. He wakes up, realizing it was all a bad dream. Features a song made popular by Spike Jones. Not recommended for little kids.

jarvis

June 28th, 2013
1:13 pm

Patrick rules!

beth

June 28th, 2013
2:20 pm

We don’t have cable (by choice) and my kids have never seen the Disney Channel. I think I may have read some Micky books to them as toddlers, but outside of Mickey Mouse, they would have no idea who any of the other Fab 5 characters are now. I can remember taking them into the Disney store at the mall when they were little and they were like…. Meh. Another upside, my kids are probably the only kids in the world that don’t beg to go to Disney. They would rather go to 6 flags. It’s closer. lol.

catlady

June 28th, 2013
6:33 pm

Well, I avoided this all day because I thought it was about a new merchandizing effort for underwear! Whew!

catlady

June 28th, 2013
6:35 pm

Couldn’t figure out about the ears, though!

Big Fan

June 29th, 2013
7:21 am

I thought the new short last night was crude. Mickey and Donald worried about being naked and having a dog urinate on Mickey????!!!??? Guess Mickey reflects the new society we have created. I for one am not pleased with the new shorts.

Disney lover

June 29th, 2013
10:43 pm

Big Fan I totally agree I choose the Disney channel for my children over nickelodeon because nickelodeon is so crude and now the crudeness is finding its way to the Disney channel.. I am very disappointed!!! I love the idea of bringing the shorts back but why do we need to revamp such beloved characters and to top it off make it crude!! I think Walt Disney would be very upset with what they have decided to do. He believed in good clean fun comedy. This is one upset parent!