How long has it been since we’ve had an actual, hand drawn Mickey Mouse cartoon? Too long. Sure there’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, but it’s all CG. I remember having an awesome time watching Mickey Mouseworks (later transforming into Disney’s House of Mouse) on One Saturday Morning! and that was a show strictly reserved for Mickey cartoons. Croissant de Triomphe brought all of the good memories back to me (even if I don’t understand a word of it)
Croissant de Triomphe is the first of 18 shorts produced with Paul Rudish (who worked on friggin’ Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls!) that gives Mickey a new, sleeker look. Each short will take place in a different city (like New York, Tokyo), will have appearances from all the gang (and if I’m not mistaken, their voice actors), feature art that’s an homage to the early 30s-late 60s, and will air on the Disney Channel starting June 28th.
And if all the shorts are as simple and clean as Croissant, then I think we shouldn’t have any worries. Plus, it’s not like we have any other hand drawn animations to look forward to from Disney.[via Disney]