THIRD SEASON OF EMMY AND ANNIE AWARD-WINNING “MICKEY MOUSE” CARTOON SHORTS PREMIERES FRIDAY, JULY 17 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Season three of “Mickey Mouse,” the multiple Emmy and Annie Award-winning comedy cartoon spotlighting Disney’s #1 star, debuts FRIDAY, JULY 17 (8:25 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel, and will be available on WATCH Disney Channel, Disney.com and iTunes the day after the linear premiere. A special “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” inspired episode titled “Wish Upon A Coin” will make its global debut at D23 Expo, Disney’s ultimate fan event, on August 14 in Anaheim, California. A worldwide hit since its premiere in June 2013, the shorts have reached nearly 124 million unduplicated viewers worldwide, airing in 163 countries and in 34 different languages.
Season three of the comedic shorts features Mickey and pals – Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto – facing prickly predicaments and sentimental moments in locales around the globe including England, Mexico, Turkey, Egypt and Hawaii, as well as adventures at home.
In the season opener, “Coned,” Mickey and Pluto’s day becomes a series of mishaps when Mickey, sympathizing with his injured pup Pluto, decides to ‘cone’ himself. Other new episodes include “One Man Band,” which takes Mickey on an adventure through London in pursuit of a suitable spot for his one-man band to perform, Friday, August 14 (9:25 p.m., ET/PT) and “Wish Upon A Coin,” which makes its television debut Friday, August 21 (9:25 p.m., ET/PT).
With the slapstick feel of classic Mickey Mouse and contemporary direction and pacing, the “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts have resonated with audiences around the world and now have extensions across other Disney businesses. Designs from the series are featured in Disney California Adventure’s “World of Color – Celebrate!,” which debuted as part of Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration. In March, Disney’s popular Vinylmation collectibles launched a series of eight characters from the shorts and designs from the series are currently being showcased in promotion of Disney’s D23 Expo.
Emmy Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish (“Star Wars: Clone Wars,” “Dexter’s Laboratory”) is executive producer and supervising director. Emmy Award winners Dave Wasson (“Star vs. The Forces of Evil”) and Alonso Ramirez Ramos (“Gravity Falls”) join Clay Morrow (“The Powerpuff Girls”) as directors, and Emmy Award winner Joseph Holt (“Sym-Bionic Titan”) is art director. The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.