There maybe no more 2D animated working coming out of Disney HQ in Burbank. Over the pond in their French division they have worked hard on a new batch of Mickey Mouse Shorts, starting with “Croissant De Triomphe” which they have kindly posted online to give us a flavor of whats to come. It has been 18 years since the last Mickey Short came out of Burbank The Runaway Brain (1995).
The new french style has heavy french influence, using a lot of licence with the design of the character, even turning Pluto into a mean little scooter for Mickey to get around Paris. They have breathed new life into these characters that will engage a new audience with the stylized icons of animation. I look forward to seeing more.
- Will Mickey Mouse’s ‘Croissant de Triomphe’ Give Disney Another Viral Hit? (mashable.com)
- Watch Disney’s New Mickey Mouse Short Film ‘Croissant de Triomphe’ (slashfilm.com)
- Disney’s Bringing Mickey Back (theatlanticwire.com)
- Disney Is Producing New Mickey Mouse Shorts & Premiered “Croissant de Triomphe” Today (firewireblog.com)
- Disney bringing back Mickey Mouse in 2-D shorts (seattlepi.com)
- Disney bringing back Mickey Mouse in 2-D shorts (sfgate.com)
- Disney bringing back Mickey Mouse in 2-D shorts (thenewstribune.com)
- Mickey Mouse making 2D comeback (clickorlando.com)
- Mickey Returns to Mouse House in 2D Shorts (variety.com)