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Classic Animation (pre 1970's) => TTTP In Exile => : Toonatic March 07, 2013, 02:56:03 PM

: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Toonatic March 07, 2013, 02:56:03 PM
I found this earlier this week:

http://www.dvdizzy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30527&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

So what do you think? Great news or what?
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: NicKramer March 07, 2013, 05:20:36 PM
I knew they were going to do something special for Mickey's 85th birthday, and this might be it.  Hopefully they will be hand-drawn and some new animation talents will be showcased. 
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: eutychus March 08, 2013, 08:20:36 AM
I knew they were going to do something special for Mickey's 85th birthday, and this might be it.  Hopefully they will be hand-drawn and some new animation talents will be showcased.

Not a good bet. Read this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/07/disney-hand-drawn-animation
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: wiley207 March 08, 2013, 08:36:19 AM
WHAT?!

John Lasseter says that's just for feature films. So far there isn't any other movies planned after "Frozen." Animated shorts in 2D are still a possibility. But at least Disney isn't trying to become a DreamWorks clone like they did with "Chicken Little." Their "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph" were both different in ways from the usual CGI feature fare, and it looks like "The Snow Queen" will be to.

I'm also reminded when DreamWorks publicly considered hand-drawn animation dead after the failure of "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Season," and then Warner Bros. also considered theatrical hand-drawn animation dead when "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" failed miserably. (At least THAT stopped Sander Schwartz from making more of those awful 2003 Looney Tunes shorts!)
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: NicKramer March 08, 2013, 11:47:13 AM
I knew they were going to do something special for Mickey's 85th birthday, and this might be it.  Hopefully they will be hand-drawn and some new animation talents will be showcased.

Not a good bet. Read this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/mar/07/disney-hand-drawn-animation

Yeah, I noticed that article right after I typed that message.  I spoke too soon.   I don't know what else to say. 
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Mac March 08, 2013, 02:53:45 PM
I heard on the radio today that from now on Disney will be going "CGI all the way" with no more hand drawn films. However, it seems that it's a kind of blanket statement. There are still people at Disney Animation working on hand drawn shorts see here:
http://animationguildblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/hand-drawn.html

No idea if there will be any new hand drawn cartoons starring Mickey, but I wouldn't be surprised if they were working on at least one. It's been 18 years since Runaway Brain and over 10 since House of Mouse. It's gotta be about time for Disney to release a new cartoon with Mickey in a different costume and put that image on a load of new products.
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: wiley207 March 08, 2013, 03:12:07 PM
It's still sad as of now Disney is going to stay away from classic-style 2-D animated features. First Cartoon Network plays that awful episode of "What's New Scooby-Doo" ripping off "The Great Mouse Detective," and now this!

Maybe a reason why "Winnie-the-Pooh" didn't do so well was because the public thought it was some crummy overseas-animated cheapquel like "Piglet's Big Movie" and "Pooh's Heffalump Movie?"
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: NicKramer March 09, 2013, 11:27:23 AM
So are they doing traditional animated shorts again or not?  If so, I'm guessing they're taking baby steps before they could (hopefully) do traditional animated films again.
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: Mac March 09, 2013, 05:32:20 PM
Nic, check the link in my post. Disney Animation Studios have no plans for a hand drawn animated feature at the moment, but they are working on hand drawn shorts. Any information about what these shorts will be about or how many are planned has not yet been revealed. Ron Clements and John Musker are *developing* a feature that will have elements of hand drawn animation in it, but what that means exactly we don't yet know – it's not supposed to look like any traditional hand drawn film or like Paperman. I wouldn't get too excited though. Artists at Disney have developed films which promised to showcase a whole new look and/or tell a different kind of story before, but it usually gets very watered down before it reaches the screen.
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: wiley207 March 09, 2013, 06:30:52 PM
So as NicKramer said, starting with hand-drawn shorts before going back to hand-drawn features is a good idea. I remember around 2006-2007 they announced to do several theatrical hand-animated shorts, including experimental ones, musical one-shots, and starring familiar characters. This is how we got "How to Hook Up Your Home Theater" (which is way better than the made-for-TV "How To" shorts the "House of Mouse" had) and "Paperman!"
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: NicKramer March 11, 2013, 04:31:44 PM
I wouldn't get too excited though. Artists at Disney have developed films which promised to showcase a whole new look and/or tell a different kind of story before, but it usually gets very watered down before it reaches the screen.

That only happened a few times (mainly, in the early 2000s) and "Bolt", although some films (like "Bolt") turned out okay anyway, even if they didn't used Sanders' designs for the later.
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: Mac March 12, 2013, 04:37:28 AM
I've found the recent Disney films enjoyable and well worth watching, but there's a difference between that and being completely surprised by a thoroughly entertaining movie that has a whole new look or tells an unexpected kind of story (or even a film where the goal really was to do something new and excellent, but ended with mixed results – like the original Fantasia). When you look at the films from Disney Animation over the past 19 years (post Lion King when a definite formula had emerged) there seems to be a lot of missed opportunities and quite a lot of disappointments.

I've heard Hunchback was meant to be a lot darker and a very different kind of movie. I believe Atlantis and Treasure Planet were supposed to have been very different, but neither turned out too well. Lilo and Stitch was a quirky highlight, but the creators are now elsewhere. Home on the Range went through many changes is one of the worst Disney films. Disney's earlier CGI films weren't as good as Pixar's (and by the time they came out the CGI look was no longer new or different). Bolt was supposed to have a much quirkier tale with a brand new look. Tangled was supposed to look like a painting and have a different kind of story. In the late 2000s a big deal was made of a return to 2D features, but only two were made – a princess movie which added a much need ethnicity to a flourishing franchise and another Pooh film – before an announcement was made that they are no plans for any more.
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: NicKramer March 12, 2013, 08:31:04 AM
Ok, I get it. You didn't have to rub it in.  And I didn't think "Home on the Range" was that bad.  Maybe if they made the lead character a bull.  I don't know.

And there was, of course, that "documentary" (or what was supposed to be) called "Sweatbox".
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: King Delbert March 12, 2013, 03:10:13 PM
To quote The Beatles, "I've read the news today; oh boy!"

https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/blog/mickey-mouse-star-new-cartoon-shorts-classic-comedy-contemporary-flair
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: Toonatic March 12, 2013, 03:41:05 PM
OK I'm diggin this. I'm really digging this. :)
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: eutychus March 12, 2013, 03:53:09 PM
And here we go!

http://video.disney.com/watch/croissant-de-triomphe-4d7b3aae690a98650d776d97
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: Mac March 12, 2013, 04:09:52 PM
Ok, I get it. You didn't have to rub it in.  And I didn't think "Home on the Range" was that bad.  Maybe if they made the lead character a bull.  I don't know.

And there was, of course, that "documentary" (or what was supposed to be) called "Sweatbox".

Heh heh, sorry! To be fair I did like that yodeling song in 'Home on the Range', but there were a lot of cringe moments in it for me and it took me three attempts to watch it all the way through. It's an example of another film that went through a lot of painful changes (I believe at one point the film was indeed going to star a bull) to result in something not all that memorable. Also the visual style was kind of ugly an odd mix of the full Disney animation style and angular pointy stuff that seemed to be trying to ape popular Cartoon Network shows.

I have seen Sweatbox (it was online a while ago, maybe still is). I was kind of surprised. I was expecting to see a brilliant idea for a movie get torn apart, but actually it turned from a formulaic Disney musical with another love story into a comedy that I actually enjoy (although I know plenty of people who hated Emperor's New Groove).

Anyway, getting back on topic, King Delbert points out that there are new Mickey Mouse shorts. I'd just read the news on Cartoon Research. These cartoons, made for Disney Channel and the internet, might not be the theatrical return I was hoping for, but I'm still curious to see.  What's it like? It isn't available in my country.
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: NicKramer March 12, 2013, 04:31:16 PM
I was just going to mention this as I was on the D23 site.

The short was okay.  I'm a little disappointed this was done with flash, though.  At least this was better than those unnecessary abridged redubs that they were showing on that channel.  And was that Brett doing Mickey?  It didn't sound like it.
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: SockPuppet March 12, 2013, 04:44:48 PM
The short was OK, but still enjoyable. Liked Cinderella's cameo and the designs looked appealing. : mickey: :minnie:

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: Mario500 March 12, 2013, 07:03:22 PM
I was just going to mention this as I was on the D23 site.

The short was okay.  I'm a little disappointed this was done with flash, though.  At least this was better than those unnecessary abridged redubs that they were showing on that channel.  And was that Brett doing Mickey?  It didn't sound like it.

(assumes NicKramer was referring to Bret Iwan, the current official voice performer for :mickey: )

If Bret Iwan truly did :mickey: 's voice for "Croissant de Triomphe", he might take what you posted about the voice as a compliment. :)

As for my feelings about the cartoon, I enjoyed it. I was surprised by the style of the artwork before adjusting to it very quickly.
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: Mac March 13, 2013, 04:15:47 AM
The new Mickey short is great and a real nice surprise. For anyone that's in the wrong country to see it on the Disney site, it's on YouTube now.
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: CyberFox March 13, 2013, 06:49:16 AM
The short is great
Though it needs English subtitles
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: Reading Bug March 14, 2013, 07:03:16 PM
The design and energy was fun, but the story lacked. I wonder how well the 7-minute, gag-based Golden Age narrative can ultimately be condensed into the 3 1/2 minutes common today? Hopefully this series will help answer that.
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Toonatic June 09, 2013, 09:26:50 PM
Bumping this thread to say mark you calendars! June 28th is when it all begins!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDD1f-w9__4

And notice, not a single Dislike. Not surprising since this is the greatest thing to happen for Mickey in a long time and it goes to show ya; animation on Disney Channel wins again!
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: Toonatic June 18, 2013, 01:49:04 AM
Behind The Scenes of the new shorts!:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/new-mickey-mouse-shorts
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: Mario500 June 18, 2013, 05:31:22 AM
There have been some votes of "dislike" on the YouTube page with the advertisement for the cartoons ever since your previous post in this discussion, Toonatic.
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: Mac June 19, 2013, 11:21:05 AM
If you can't get enough of this stuff, here's some info about the app game (with a bunch of clips):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_sUof0WabU&feature=player_embedded
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: Toonatic June 24, 2013, 04:29:52 PM
No Service online now!!!:

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2013/06/24/5-problem-solving-lessons-from-the-new-mickey-mouse-short/?cmp=SMC|blgomd|OMDJune|FB|Short-Disney|InHouse|062413|image||esocialmedia|||

My review: Love it! Absolutely love it!  :mickey:
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: King Delbert June 24, 2013, 06:56:44 PM
No Service online now!!!:

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2013/06/24/5-problem-solving-lessons-from-the-new-mickey-mouse-short/?cmp=SMC|blgomd|OMDJune|FB|Short-Disney|InHouse|062413|image||esocialmedia|||

My review: Love it! Absolutely love it!  :mickey:

Very clever
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: Mac June 26, 2013, 01:45:09 AM
Here's a dailymotion link to No Service (so people outside the US can enjoy it too):

http://www.dailymotion.com/gb/relevance/search/mickey+no+service/1#video=x119ldp
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: Looney Tunes Fan June 26, 2013, 09:38:32 AM
Here's a dailymotion link to No Service (so people outside the US can enjoy it too):

http://www.dailymotion.com/gb/relevance/search/mickey+no+service/1#video=x119ldp

Sadly the video was already pulled. :(
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: Mac June 26, 2013, 11:45:42 AM
Wak! Try this one!

http://cdn.videos.dolimg.com/channel_shortform/unknown/i29083/869089-tpr_hi29083_gdj-h264m_aac_848x480_904x96.mp4

I think these cartoons are fun so far. A sneak peek of another one in the series can be found here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/sneak-peek-new-mickey-mouse-short-article-1.1381441
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: Toonatic June 26, 2013, 12:15:13 PM
Just a head's up: Croissant Triomphe is now available to watch on Disney Channel On Demand on IO Digital Cable!
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: LooneyTunerIan June 26, 2013, 01:35:22 PM
Too bad it's not in English.
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: Toonatic June 27, 2013, 05:08:41 PM
Sneak peek at New York Weenie:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/sneak-peek-new-mickey-mouse-short-article-1.1381441

Remember, the first new short airs tomorrow night at 8:30/7:30 central! :D
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: Toonatic June 27, 2013, 05:59:10 PM
Here's something interesting I just found; the voice of Mickey in the new shorts ISN"T Bret Iwan, it's Chris Diamantopoulos.:

http://www.therotoscopers.com/2013/06/25/disney-shorts-debut-with-new-voice-for-mickey-mouse/

"While the initial assumption would be to think Bret Iwan, Mickey’s official voice, is imitating Walt’s early Mickey voice to match the throwback nature of the series, that’s not the case. According to Disney animator Aliki T. Grafft, in the new shorts Mickey’s got a brand-new voice actor, Chris Diamantopoulos from Arrested Development and The Office. A visit to Diamantopoulos’s own Twitter profile shows that he indeed has been excitedly tweeting about Mickey since March."
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: Cradow June 28, 2013, 11:22:19 AM
I must say that while I like the redesigns of the the characters as I think they are appealing and expressive, I keep asking myself "Is that really what they SHOULD look like? If I was in charge would I approve of this?" it's just looks to me like something fans would make (the Flash animation doesn't help much either). If it wasn't for the official voice actors I wouldn't have belived Disney would actually do that (the new Mickey short "Get a horse" sounds like something I would expect from Disney).

I haven't seen any of the shorts yet (except for the trailers, which didn't really impressed me much) but I would give 'em a watch once I could find any. At least those shorts seems better than The Looney Tunes Show (which I did see a bit on youtube and except for 1 or 2 episodes I was really bored from it).

Just my 2 cents on the subject.
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: Mac June 29, 2013, 04:16:36 AM
Yodelberg clip:

http://family-room.ew.com/2013/06/18/mickey-mouse/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+entertainmentweekly%2Flatest+%28Entertainment+Weekly%3A++Today%27s+Latest%29

Tokyo To Go short clip:

http://www.wtvy.com/news/morningshow/headlines/Mickey-Mouse-goes-Retro-in-a-Series-of-Animated-Shorts-on-Disney-Channel-212108531.html

So what cartoon(s) were on The Disney Channel last night?
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: King Delbert June 29, 2013, 09:42:02 AM
^ No service.  Tonight's that Swiss one.
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: Toonatic June 30, 2013, 12:16:46 PM
New York Weenie now online!:

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2013/06/30/eight-ways-mickey-impresses-minnie-in-the-newest-cartoon/?cmp=SMC%7Cblgomd%7COMDJune%7CFB%7CCartoon-Minnie%7CInHouse%7C063013%7Cimage%7C%7Cesocialmedia%7C%7C%7C
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: King Delbert June 30, 2013, 02:06:58 PM
New York Weenie now online!:

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2013/06/30/eight-ways-mickey-impresses-minnie-in-the-newest-cartoon/?cmp=SMC%7Cblgomd%7COMDJune%7CFB%7CCartoon-Minnie%7CInHouse%7C063013%7Cimage%7C%7Cesocialmedia%7C%7C%7C

I find this one to be hilarious.  Personally, I wouldn't mind just the bun though ::)  These Mickey cartoons are just getting funnier and funnier.
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: Toonatic June 30, 2013, 02:53:59 PM
Mickey went completely nuts in there didn't he?  ;D
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: Mac July 01, 2013, 01:42:30 AM
New York Weenie was mad. Although I really laughed at the weird gags, it was a little all over the place and at times it seemed the least 'Mickey' of the ones I've watched so far. I don't have a problem seeing Mickey get mad, but his emotions seemed pretty schizophrenic. Perhaps the short wasn't quite long enough to really show the build up of his determination and frequent frustrations leading to temporary insanity. After getting beaten up by the mothers, he's suddenly just mad in the next scene. Would have been nice to see a moment where Mickey faces one extra frustration and we actually see him flip. Some of the gags were random – Goofy in a dress wants to kiss Mickey?; The hot dog Walrus says "Hot dogs for everyone" then just tips over the stand so people can pick them up off the ground? Even the dialogue at the beginning was kind of odd - why wouldn't Mickey ever remember walking with Minnie before? Like I said, the all-out mad weirdness did make me laugh and maybe all rules go out the window when the premise is 'a hot dog outwits Mickey', but I personally prefer the humour to stem from the situations and characters rather than chucking in random funny stuff.

Looking forward to Yodelberg (can't find a video that works outside the US yet).

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: Mario500 July 01, 2013, 08:43:49 AM
I was surprised by Mickey's voice in "No Service", since it was very different from the voice he had in other recent appearances on television. I did not know at the time the cartoon was broadcast (last Friday) that his voice was provided not by Bret Iwan, but by Chris Diamantoupolos (http://www.therotoscopers.com/2013/06/25/disney-shorts-debut-with-new-voice-for-mickey-mouse/) (Bret Iwan had inherited the role of providing the voice of Mickey for the Walt Disney Company after his predecessor Wayne Allwine died in 2009).
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: LooneyTunerIan July 01, 2013, 11:15:52 AM
I watched "Yodelburg". :) It was awesome! :D
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: Toonatic July 05, 2013, 12:44:15 PM
Tokyo Go now up!:

http://blogs.disney.com/oh-my-disney/2013/07/05/we-spotted-the-ultimate-easter-egg-in-the-newest-mickey-cartoon/?cmp=SMC|blgomd|OMDJuly|FB|Ultimate-Disney|InHouse|070513|image||esocialmedia|||


I been meaning to say this so I'll say it now; Mickey's back. ^_^
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: Toonatic July 18, 2013, 10:44:38 AM
Croissant De Triomphe gets an Emmy Nomination!:

http://www.emmys.com/nominations/2013/Outstanding%20Short-format%20Animated%20Program
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: ForumDocXV July 18, 2013, 01:59:01 PM
I saw this new Mickey cartoon "No Service" and it was funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNdhDq-DF8k
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: Professor Bluteau July 18, 2013, 03:42:16 PM
These shorts are now showing on Disney Channel here in the UK, for those who weren't aware. They're usually on at 4pm on various weekdays.
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: Toonatic July 20, 2013, 12:23:04 PM
The latest (and what I think the best short by far) Stayin' Cool (directed and co-written by Dave Wasson of Oh Yeah! Cartoons, Time Squad, and The Buzz On Maggie)!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17BeQrjmaA4&list=FLHSiN6Kv-MfqqTQ7fFpzQfQ&index=1
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: Debbie July 20, 2013, 12:45:29 PM
Some of these new shorts are fun, and others are pretty dumb.  I've liked the shorts without Donald and Goofy best so far.  I really can't say that I care much for the new Donald Duck design.  Here's hoping they don't bring Uncle Scrooge into these shorts...I'd hate to see how they'd draw him.
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: NicKramer July 20, 2013, 04:12:54 PM
Personally, I was hoping they used a long-bill design for Donald reffering to his early look.
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: Mac July 20, 2013, 06:59:00 PM
These shorts are continuing to entertain and surprise me although I'm not 100% sure about all of them. I like gross and weird gags, but, in Mickey Mouse cartoons, I'm not used to this kind of humour and expect the gags more to come from the characters. "Stayin' Cool" had some particularly unusual stuff: Goofy literally melting, the trio losing all their fur and then skin to be reduced to skeletons, hanging themselves on meat hooks and nearly getting chopped up by a slightly blood spattered pig(!) butcher and also satisfyingly rubbing ice cream into their behinds and crotches. Hmmm. In some of these cartoons it seemed the creators may have delighted in getting inspiration from the very early Mickey cartoons when Mickey was skinnier, toothier and weirder looking (e.g  some of the contorted faces Mickey pulls in Yodelberg really brought to mind the scene in 1929's "Mickey's Follies" where he sings "Minnie's YooHoo), whereas some of these new cartoons boast a faint grotesqueness that's brand new to Mickey and the gang.

I'm definitely enjoying these cartoons for what they are. The people behind them are doing a great job. I'm finding them highly re-watchable and funny. However, it hasn't stopped me wishing for the return of regular new releases of fully-animated theatrical animated shorts featuring the core Disney characters. That's probably never gong to happen, but I'm looking forward to "Get a Horse" later in the year.
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: NicKramer July 20, 2013, 11:23:43 PM
These shorts are continuing to entertain and surprise me although I'm not 100% sure about all of them. I like gross and weird gags, but, in Mickey Mouse cartoons, I'm not used to this kind of humour and expect the gags more to come from the characters. "Stayin' Cool" had some particularly unusual stuff: Goofy literally melting, the trio losing all their fur and then skin to be reduced to skeletons, hanging themselves on meat hooks and nearly getting chopped up by a slightly blood spattered pig(!) butcher and also satisfyingly rubbing ice cream into their behinds and crotches. Hmmm. In some of these cartoons it seemed the creators may have delighted in getting inspiration from the very early Mickey cartoons when Mickey was skinnier, toothier and weirder looking (e.g  some of the contorted faces Mickey pulls in Yodelberg really brought to mind the scene in 1929's "Mickey's Follies" where he sings "Minnie's YooHoo), whereas some of these new cartoons boast a faint grotesqueness that's brand new to Mickey and the gang.


Yeah, I kinda got a "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" vibe from them.  Matter of fact, I wonder if any of these folks worked on that show.
: "The Difference About Chef Goofy in "No Service""
: tonyboy85 July 22, 2013, 11:15:24 AM
If you saw that Goofy was acting out-of-character in the cartoon "No Service",

go to this thread.

"The Difference About Chef Goofy in "No Service""
http://www.intanibase.com/forum/index.php?topic=1509.0
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Toonatic July 27, 2013, 11:37:21 AM
The latest short Gasp! (co-starring Figaro and written, directed, and storyboarded by Clayton "Clay" Morrow of The Powerpuff Girls):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k1axb8PPqQ
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: ForumDocXV July 27, 2013, 11:46:56 AM
The latest short Gasp! (co-starring Figaro and written, directed, and storyboarded by Clayton "Clay" Morrow of The Powerpuff Girls):

Figaro has of course a 30's makeover design of himself.
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: Mac July 27, 2013, 01:26:41 PM
'Gasp!' is definitely a good fit for the 'Where's my Water?' spin-off games Disney are doing. The cat does kinda look like a re-designed Figaro (in some scenes more than others), but I'm not convinced it's supposed to be him. The personality seemed different, so I wonder if it's a different mean black and white cat. Don't wanna ruin the ending, but I half expected to see the cat again in the final exterior shot of the building.

I gotta say I like the voice acting for Mickey in these cartoons. I've heard some complaints from people who think it's a bit 'off' or that he should be voiced by Bret Irwan as he is usually, but I think Chris Diamantopoulos' voice-work has been the perfect fit for these.
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: Mac July 27, 2013, 01:46:08 PM
In addition to the new series on the Disney Channel and the upcoming 'Get a Horse' cartoon there will be yet another retro Mickey cartoon this year, this one by people at Disney Consumer Products. From what I understand, 'Steamboat Willie Redux' will be a recreation of Steamboat Willie, in which every scene will be animated in a wildy different style by a different artist.

http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-d23-expo-steamboat-willie-redux-animated-short-advance-screening-64449/
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: Mario500 July 27, 2013, 06:44:31 PM
I liked most of the new :mickey: cartoons broadcast by the Disney Channel (I did not like "Stayin' Cool", especially the scenes with the ice cream truck) and thought they would have been better if Bret Iwan's voice had been used for :mickey: since it was closer to the voices Wayne Allwine and Walt Disney provided for him. I guess someone at the Walt Disney Company thought Bret Iwan's voice and acting ability would not (or did not) suit :mickey:'s characteristics in the new cartoons
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: ForumDocXV July 29, 2013, 02:55:33 AM
Here are some good news I heard, for those who hate Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with a passion (like me):

On June 23, 2013, Bill Farmer, the voice actor for Goofy and Pluto, announced on his official webpage on Twitter that the fourth season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which had previously been announced in July of 2010, would be the show's final season, making the show the last Playhouse Disney series being carried over to successor Disney Junior to end production. However, reruns will continue to air on Disney Junior's, 24-hour digital cable service. The last set of new episodes are set to air on the Disney Channel through 2014.

Thank god (because I find that show awful, it's nothing but Disney's own rip-off to Nickelodeon's show "Dora the Exploror" >:(). Mainly because of the newer Mickey Mouse shorts are taking its place on the Disney Channel. :D
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: Toonatic August 03, 2013, 01:26:00 PM
Panda-monium (written, directed, and storyboarded by Aaron Springer of SpongeBob Squarepants):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3tWk5zzIcI
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: King Delbert August 03, 2013, 02:07:22 PM
Here are some good news I heard, for those who hate Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with a passion (like me):

On June 23, 2013, Bill Farmer, the voice actor for Goofy and Pluto, announced on his official webpage on Twitter that the fourth season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which had previously been announced in July of 2010, would be the show's final season, making the show the last Playhouse Disney series being carried over to successor Disney Junior to end production. However, reruns will continue to air on Disney Junior's, 24-hour digital cable service. The last set of new episodes are set to air on the Disney Channel through 2014.

Thank god (because I find that show awful, it's nothing but Disney's own rip-off to Nickelodeon's show "Dora the Exploror" >:(). Mainly because of the newer Mickey Mouse shorts are taking its place on the Disney Channel. :D

My guess is that these type of talking down to kids Dora the Explorer style is going away soon.  Even Sofia the First, based on what I heard, doesn't talk down to kids like that.  Educational for little kids no doubt but not the "Can you help us cross the candy mountain? Great!" talk.  I think that has caused little kids to be a little more noisy at a movie theater because they are so used to that style.
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: Toonatic August 14, 2013, 08:41:35 PM
 Croissant De Triomphe has won 2 Emmys!!!:

http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/disney-simpsons-portlandia-mea-maxima-culpa-win-1st-2013-emmys-110646
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: Toonatic August 15, 2013, 01:51:41 PM
New short: Ghoul Friend!:

http://disney.com.au/mickey/
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: Mac August 16, 2013, 03:50:58 AM
Thanks for the link, Toonatic. I didn't expect a new short to be released early on the Australian Disney site. A lot of laughs in Ghoul Friend. I don't wanna post spoilers this early, but I will say I was surprised by this one.
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: Mac August 16, 2013, 04:12:06 AM
And, at the same link Toonatic posted, another new one: Bad Ear Day!
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: Debbie August 20, 2013, 01:37:57 AM
The Disney shorts US YouTube site seems to have skipped "Ghoul Friend".
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: Mac August 20, 2013, 12:17:00 PM
I think different countries are getting them in slightly different orders. The Australian site has 'Ghoul Friend', but doesn't yet include "Panda-Monium" or "Gasp!, for example. Not sure if there's anyone on the board that wants to find all the cartoons region free, but the videos on the Australian link don't seem to be region locked and any shorts that have been uploaded on the US disney shorts YouTube channel can be watched using youtubeunblocker.org. Thanks to these two sites, I've been able to watch all 10 of the cartoons released so far.
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: Cradow August 22, 2013, 03:26:05 PM
New short: Ghoul Friend!:

http://disney.com.au/mickey/

Thanks for the link haven't seen any of them before and now I can judge them for myself.
I thought they were okay, but I'm not a fan of this Spongebob style humor or the grotesque drawings that look more ugly and/or odd than funny for my taste (maybe I would have accepeted them on something else, but not Mickey Mouse).
The new cartoons just doesn't feel like Mickey Mouse to me, they feel more like modern kid cartoons with Mickey and the gang slaped on top of them to attract Mickey fans (well, they got me).
At least it was nice seen those characters in new material and I thought those cartoons were enjoyable in their own right, though I do wish it was more in the style of the classics or even the House of Mouse cartoons which felt more true the source material to me.
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: ForumDocXV August 22, 2013, 03:57:26 PM
New short: Ghoul Friend!:

http://disney.com.au/mickey/

Thanks for the link haven't seen any of them before and now I can judge them for myself.
I thought they were okay, but I'm not a fan of this Spongebob style humor or the grotesque drawings that look more ugly and/or odd than funny for my taste (maybe I would have accepeted them on something else, but not Mickey Mouse).
The new cartoons just doesn't feel like Mickey Mouse to me, they feel more like modern kid cartoons with Mickey and the gang slaped on top of them to attract Mickey fans (well, they got me).
At least it was nice seen those characters in new material and I thought those cartoons were enjoyable in their own right, though I do wish it was more in the style of the classics or even the House of Mouse cartoons which felt more true the source material to me.

To me, I think the animation looks fine since they do use the 30's character designs of Mickey and his friends and I like how it looks (the 30's Mickey Mouse is my favorite version to this day). A lot more better than their creepy CGI design in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (it's as creepy as Barney the Dinosaur :o).
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: Cradow August 24, 2013, 12:57:02 AM

To me, I think the animation looks fine since they do use the 30's character designs of Mickey and his friends and I like how it looks (the 30's Mickey Mouse is my favorite version to this day). A lot more better than their creepy CGI design in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (it's as creepy as Barney the Dinosaur :o).

Yeah, the clubhouse CGI model looks terrible. it's good thing there were bars on my window the day I actually took a look at those or else the day wouldn't end too well for me (I'm just kidding of course).
Also, the designs in the new cartoons ARE NOT the 30's designs. They are resigns, inspired, by the 30's designs (I'm sure I don't have to be specific what the changes are, as a quick comparsion between the models is enough).
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: Toonatic September 02, 2013, 11:39:28 AM
Clip from an upcoming Mickey short O Sole Minnie which will also be screened at this year's Venice Film Festival!:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt0_EMr2D2Q

There also another short premiering soon called Sailboat Time:
http://www.dvdizzy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30527&start=320
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: Mac September 02, 2013, 01:12:21 PM
That 'O Sole Minnie' clip was a nice find, Toonatic, thanks. I read about 'Sailboat Time' on the Disney Wikia site, but there seemed to be so little info I had to wonder if someone was just making titles up (I also read there will be an episode titled Mount Rushmore and doubted that source too). I read on The Independent newsspaper website that we can expect an episode where Mickey tries to watch a football match in Brazil and there will also be a musical episode (think Fantasia) to look forward to.

Not sure when we can expect to see new episodes, though. Disney Channel UK only has repeats scheduled at the moment...
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: Toonatic September 14, 2013, 11:45:12 AM
New shorts in September but next month, there will be!:

http://www.dvdizzy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30527&start=320

"Here's what's coming up:

October 4th: Ghoul Friend (Such a funny cartoon and my brother loved it.)

October 11th: Dog Show (Pluto better be there this time.)

and

October 18th: O Sole Minnie"
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: Toonatic September 15, 2013, 08:32:11 PM
Croissant De Triomphe wins another Emmy!:
http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners?field_nominations_year_value%5Bvalue%5D%5Byear%5D=&field_nomination_category_tid=All&field_is_winner_value%5B%5D=1
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: Mac October 11, 2013, 11:16:43 AM
Here's a clip of Dog Show, if you can't wait for the whole thing:

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Disney-Pluto-Goofy-Dog-Show-1071789.aspx?rss=news&partnerid=spi&profileid=05

Once again there appears to be some weirdness I wouldn't normally expect... but I gotta admit it's dead funny.
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: NicKramer October 16, 2013, 05:30:17 PM
In the recent issue of D23, Dave Gerstein did an interview with some of the production crew and they mentaion an upcoming short involving a confusing love-triangle between Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy.
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: Toonatic October 18, 2013, 08:06:16 PM
Watched O Sole Minnie and absolutely loved! The ending was oh-so romantic. ^_^

This short is definitely worthy of an Emmy, I'm serious.
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: Looney Tunes Fan October 18, 2013, 10:05:15 PM
Watched O Sole Minnie and absolutely loved! The ending was oh-so romantic. ^_^

This short is definitely worthy of an Emmy, I'm serious.
Totally agree with yah on that Toonatic! I loved it, the short had a great comedic and romantic tone to it. <3
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: NicKramer October 19, 2013, 03:26:16 PM
Yeah, I thought this was one of the better ones and I rank it up with the first short.  Plus, it had a cameo with Willie the Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.
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: Mac October 22, 2013, 03:15:53 AM
I really enjoyed 'O Sole Minnie too – I especially like how the music and action fit together. It's details like this which keep these true to the type of entertainment I expect and enjoy from Mickey Mouse, even though these are different to any Mickey cartoons we've seen before.
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: Toonatic November 09, 2013, 02:46:38 AM
http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/mickey-mouse-potatoland
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: Mac November 18, 2013, 08:59:15 AM
Here's a clip from Get a Horse! Brilliant stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw965Xye8Rk
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: ParamountCartoons November 18, 2013, 09:37:49 AM
Here's a clip from Get a Horse! Brilliant stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw965Xye8Rk

This is the reason I want to see frozen. But could they have less inbetweens (just a minor nitpick). Otherwise, It looks authentic....
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: Mister Bighead November 18, 2013, 09:59:57 AM
Get a Horse! looks like a lot of fun. I like how there are more visual gags and less dialogue (just like in the early Mickey Mouse cartoons). I noticed the fluent animation, but animation in cartoons have gone a long way since the late 1920s and early '30s. The background music was a nice little tribute to "Turkey in the Straw" from Steamboat Willie.

Speaking of Steamboat Willie, it debuted 85 years ago today. Happy birthday Mickey and Minnie!  :mickey: :minnie:
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: Cradow November 18, 2013, 04:01:34 PM
Here's a clip from Get a Horse! Brilliant stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw965Xye8Rk


I like it. While the inbetweening makes it look like new animation (which it is) instead of the 20's or 30's animation which it ties to emulate, I don't mind it much as long as it's entertaining. I also like the gag in the clip where Mickey's pants and shoes won't go with him and Mickey hides behind the fence so we won't see him naked (not that he has anything to hide..... :fudd:...... actually, maybe he's trying to hide the fact that he has nothing to hide. ah, who care's?)
I'm happy they are still making those hand drawn films, their recent ones were actually really good in my opinion, so are Wreck it Ralph and Tangled, I hope the Frozen is good too.

Also, I must say it before the day is over: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICKEY AND MINNIE! :mickey: :minnie:
That sure felt good.
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: wiley207 November 18, 2013, 05:05:18 PM
thought they would have been better if Bret Iwan's voice had been used for :mickey: since it was closer to the voices Wayne Allwine and Walt Disney provided for him. I guess someone at the Walt Disney Company thought Bret Iwan's voice and acting ability would not (or did not) suit :mickey:'s characteristics in the new cartoons

Keep in mind, Bret Iwan only got the job because Disney liked his Mickey Mouse impression, and Bret isn't even a real voice actor! He was just a Hallmark illustrator, so he's had no real experience with voice-acting.
Now, if someone like Jim Cummings or Dan Castellaneta took over voicing Mickey... (THAT would be weird!)
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: Looney Tunes Fan November 18, 2013, 05:28:13 PM
Wow, that was an amazing clip! Looks and feels just like an old Mickey Mouse cartoon ! :D I can't wait to see Frozen.

oh, and Happy Birthday Mickey and Minnie! 85 years of entertaining us and still going!  :mickey: :minnie:
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: Mac November 19, 2013, 07:06:19 AM
I love how that clip from 'Get a Horse!' is animated. It doesn't exactly replicate a 1929 Mickey cartoon, but they captured the spirit with some beautiful fluidity and draftsmanship.

As for Mickey's voice in the new TV cartoons, the article below confirms what I thought – that they simply wanted a voice closer to Walt Disney's Mickey. I think Bret Iwan does a great job sounding like the Wayne Allwine Mickey, but the Chris Diamantopoulos is a better fit for these shorts.

http://jimhillmedia.com/editor_in_chief1/b/jim_hill/archive/2013/10/19/huffington-post-mickey-meet-moe-how-the-three-stooges-influenced-disney-s-new-emmy-award-winning-series-of-mickey-mouse-shorts.aspx#.UotQ0a7CnZU

Anyway, here's Potatoland:

http://www.youtubeunblocker.org/permalink.php?url=xIQ0pQ5KYfPxWSu2MueIUEqG6h4V1AQY88f71wGygrUU9TzolPUqdq6US%2BLRDb8IZBiJSH0vN2GfnCwyxkAqHA%3D%3D
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: Mario500 November 19, 2013, 05:27:48 PM
I saw both " 'O Sole Minnie" and "Potatoland" through Xfinity on Demand today and felt like sharing a few comments about them:

I enjoyed " 'O Sole Minnie" most of all and liked the fact  :mickey: did not speak much (I felt the same way of "Croissant De Triomphe").

I did not like what  :goofy: said about suspenders in "Potatoland", based on the context of his sentence.

As for the anniversary of the release of "Steamboat Willie" (November 18th), I would not consider it the "birthday" of  :mickey: and  :minnie: since their very first movie "Plane Crazy" was released months earlier in the same calendar year (it was released on the Tuesday of May 15th in 1928).
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: Mister Bighead November 19, 2013, 05:30:41 PM
As for the anniversary of the release of "Steamboat Willie", I would not consider that to be the "birthday" of  :mickey: and  :minnie: since their very first movie "Plane Crazy" was released months earlier in the same calendar year (it was released on the Tuesday of May 15th in 1928).

That is true. However, The Walt Disney Company marks the release date of Steamboat Willie as Mickey Mouse's birthday. Officially, Mickey's birthday is November 18.

By the way, I just watched "Potatoland." The cartoon did not seem like a Mickey Mouse short. Regardless, I still enjoyed it because of its goofy-ness. :goofy:
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: NicKramer November 19, 2013, 10:07:44 PM
Wasn't the first "release" of "Plane Crazy" a private screening, though?
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: Mister Bighead November 20, 2013, 02:57:14 PM
Wasn't the first "release" of "Plane Crazy" a private screening, though?

It probably was. The Gallopin' Gaucho also had a pre-release. I believe both of these cartoons were re-released with synchronized sound sometime after the debut of "Steamboat Willie." The aforementioned short was also released before its infamous debut date (November 18) without sound. Despite the fact there were a couple of Mickey Mouse cartoons and a silent version of "Steamboat Willie" released before, Disney thinks of their release date of the sound version of the latter short as Mickey's birthday. ("Steamboat" may not be the first Mickey cartoon, but it was real significant.)

thought they would have been better if Bret Iwan's voice had been used for :mickey: since it was closer to the voices Wayne Allwine and Walt Disney provided for him. I guess someone at the Walt Disney Company thought Bret Iwan's voice and acting ability would not (or did not) suit :mickey:'s characteristics in the new cartoons

Keep in mind, Bret Iwan only got the job because Disney liked his Mickey Mouse impression, and Bret isn't even a real voice actor! He was just a Hallmark illustrator, so he's had no real experience with voice-acting.
Now, if someone like Jim Cummings or Dan Castellaneta took over voicing Mickey... (THAT would be weird!)

I don't know why Bret Iwan, Mickey's official voice actor, is not voicing the character in the recent shorts. (It could be the reason wiley stated or maybe it's because of scheduling problems.) However, this probably isn't the first time Disney had an alternative voice actor for the character. Carl Stalling actually did the voice for Mickey in at least one early cartoon.
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: speedy fast November 20, 2013, 10:06:22 PM


Keep in mind, Bret Iwan only got the job because Disney liked his Mickey Mouse impression, and Bret isn't even a real voice actor! He was just a Hallmark illustrator, so he's had no real experience with voice-acting.

 I don't think any of Mickey Mouse's voice actors were voice actors before. Obviously Walt Disney was the creator, and I think both James McDonald and Wayne Alwine were animators before the time came to recast Mickey.
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: Mister Bighead November 21, 2013, 11:09:38 AM
I don't think any of Mickey Mouse's voice actors were voice actors before. Obviously Walt Disney was the creator, and I think both James McDonald and Wayne Alwine were animators before the time came to recast Mickey.

Actually, McDonald and Alwine were sound editors, not animators. It was Tony Anselmo who was an animator before he was cast as the voice of Donald Duck.
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: ForumDocXV November 22, 2013, 06:47:33 PM
I don't think any of Mickey Mouse's voice actors were voice actors before. Obviously Walt Disney was the creator, and I think both James McDonald and Wayne Alwine were animators before the time came to recast Mickey.

Actually, McDonald and Alwine were sound editors, not animators. It was Tony Anselmo who was an animator before he was cast as the voice of Donald Duck.

Correct! Also Jim McDonald's SFX he made at Disney are included on the Cartoon Trax Vol 1. SFX library (which I had since October of last year) at the Hollywood Edge website.
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: Mac November 25, 2013, 04:05:29 PM
For anyone trying to keep up with the latest Mickey cartoons, the next one, titled SLEEPWALKIN' should air on Disney Channel in the US on Thursday (hopefully it will appear online soon after). Not sure when the next one will appear after that.
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: Toonatic November 28, 2013, 02:57:17 PM
A reminder: Sleepwalkin' airs TONIGHT at 5:25pm.
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: Mario500 November 28, 2013, 03:35:20 PM
^That time applies to the Eastern time zone.
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: Mac November 29, 2013, 01:15:43 PM
Anyone catch SLEEPWALKIN'? Doesn't seem to be much on the web about it just yet, but hopefully it'll be online soon. The next short is called THIRD WHEEL (about Goofy interrupting Mickey and Minnie's date), but I'm not sure when it will debut (doesn't seem to be scheduled within the next week or so).
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: eutychus November 29, 2013, 01:49:41 PM
I as there at 5:25 but all we got was a rerun of "Panda-monium."
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: Mac November 29, 2013, 02:10:13 PM
Cheers. Guess we'll just have to wait a little longer for it.
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: Toonatic December 01, 2013, 10:06:13 PM
Sleepwalking will air on Friday 12/6 at 9:25pm Eastern according to my cable provider.
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: Looney Tunes Fan December 01, 2013, 10:31:26 PM
Sleepwalking will air on Friday 12/6 at 9:25pm Eastern according to my cable provider.
Sweet! I always love new Mickey Mouse shorts. :3
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: NicKramer December 02, 2013, 05:49:07 PM
Anyone catch SLEEPWALKIN'? Doesn't seem to be much on the web about it just yet, but hopefully it'll be online soon. The next short is called THIRD WHEEL (about Goofy interrupting Mickey and Minnie's date), but I'm not sure when it will debut (doesn't seem to be scheduled within the next week or so).

"Third Wheel" was mentioned in Dave Gerstein's interview with the creative team in the previous issue of "Disney Twenty-Three".
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: Mister Bighead December 06, 2013, 02:03:49 PM
Did anybody see Get a Horse! attached to Frozen? I thought it was pretty neat with the use of its creativity. It's a lot of fun too!

The short isn't a full duplicate of an early  :mickey: cartoon. It's actually a combination of the black-and-white animation seen in the cartoons and computer animation. The CG models still represented the early character designs of the characters, but they were in color. (Think Epic Mickey.) The synopsis for the short is a dual between the characters from outside and inside a movie theater screen.

There's also a treat for Marvel superhero fans. Horace wears a Captain America shirt sometime in the short.
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: Mac December 07, 2013, 06:08:14 AM
Haven't seen GET A HORSE yet, but will go see it before Christmas. I did just watch the action-packed SlLEEPWALKIN'. I had a smile on my face the whole way through. The fun this crew must be having on these cartoons shines through in every background, drawing and piece of music. A ton of impossible cartoony gags in this one, I just love it. Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AEZ9HVXE84&feature=youtube_gdata

(copy and paste into youtubeunblocker.org if you're outside the US like me)

Look out for some references to the How To shorts in this one.
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: Mac December 14, 2013, 03:15:07 AM
Finally got to see Get a Horse! What a treat. I wish they'd showed it twice. Hearing the original voices in new animation was a real reminder of how different they sounded and really made it feel like the old characters were back. Now that I've seen the cartoon for myself, I'm enjoying the thoughtful commentary and discussion about it at Cartoon Research and on Thad's blog.

http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/mark-kausler-reviews-get-a-horse/

http://www.whataboutthad.com/2013/11/22/moneys-yoo-hoo/#comments

Getting back to the new TV series, does anyone know when the next episode will appear?
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: Mister Bighead December 14, 2013, 10:07:51 AM
Finally got to see Get a Horse! What a treat. I wish they'd showed it twice. Hearing the original voices in new animation was a real reminder of how different they sounded and really made it feel like the old characters were back. Now that I've seen the cartoon for myself, I'm enjoying the thoughtful commentary and discussion about it at Cartoon Research and on Thad's blog.

http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/mark-kausler-reviews-get-a-horse/

http://www.whataboutthad.com/2013/11/22/moneys-yoo-hoo/#comments

I'm glad you enjoyed the short. Thad's review of Get a Horse! made a few good points. Now that I think about it, the short is similar to a theme park show. The experience is definitely authentic to one considering it was shown in 3-D.

I disagree with his statement that this short was made mainly for money because shorts made to be shown before feature films don't really make a lot of money, if any, on their own. Sure, the short probably makes some money from Frozen's box office revenue. I believe the short was made to experiment with a mixed-media technique in animation (like Disney did with Paperman) as well as to celebrate Mickey's past. Frozen (which I enjoyed) was more of the money-maker than its accompanied short.

Back to the television shorts, I enjoyed "Sleepwalkin'". I found the short funny, and it's great we get another Goofy-focused short. I wonder if there will be a short in which Mickey will not appear in this new series.
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: Mac December 15, 2013, 09:37:45 AM
I would say that I don't care if shorts are made to make money if they're good and made by people with as much enthusiasm, passion and talent as the team behind Get a Horse. But, that said, it's infuriating if creative decisions are compromised by executive meddling or doubts about the intelligence and patience of a modern audience (It certainly seemed to me like Frozen severely suffered by chasing a particular target demographic – I spotted many opportunities for some amazing scenes, interesting character developments and much better storytelling wasted in favour of belting out loads of tween-girl-appealing songs as soon as possible). Although, for me, Get a Horse was great fun and I didn't care if it was kind of like a 3D Theme park show (the fast-paced, gimmicky nature was the whole fun of this particular short), I do agree with Thad that it's sad if theatrical Mickey cartoons can only be made with a CG element and if it's thought that modern audiences can only appreciate films with a frantic pace.
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: NicKramer December 15, 2013, 11:41:21 AM
I think Thad is over-analyzing things (which he tends to do alot near the point of taking the fun out of everything).  I think this was mainly just an experiment of characters in different animation medias which isn't anything new.  One example is a 1987 NFBC independent short that I can't remeber the name, where an animator tries to find a satisfying media to animate his character. I should mentioned that computer animation is the only media that was not explored there probably because it was still too complex at the time.

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: Looney Tunes Fan December 25, 2013, 11:24:32 AM
A new short titled "Flipperboobootosis" will air Friday 1/3 at 7:55pm ET. No plot yet.

Source: http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/mickey-mouse-flipperboobootosis/EP017403750016?aid=zap2it
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: NicKramer December 26, 2013, 10:52:41 AM
I checked my scheduale and it looks like they are airing a repeat instead.
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: Looney Tunes Fan December 26, 2013, 11:23:02 AM
I checked my scheduale and it looks like they are airing a repeat instead.
I guess we'll find out sooner or later.
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: speedy fast December 26, 2013, 10:04:15 PM

 I saw Get a Horse today, and I was not expecting a mix of CGI and old-style. I'd seen a one-minute clip of the beginning online, and expected the whole short to look and feel like a 1928 Mickey Mouse cartoon (I was even surprised to see Walt Disney's name in the credits as Mickey here). Did anybody know in advance what this would be like?
 

 I hope this gets nominated for Best Animated Short.
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: Mac January 03, 2014, 03:46:46 PM
The next TV short is supposed to be on the US Disney Channel tonight. Apparently it's titled "Flipperboobootosis". Ar first I thought it was another case of someone on the internet making up titles, but it does appear in TV listings. Sounds Goofy!  :goofy: I have no info on the cartoon so I'm gonna guess it's about Goofy thinking he's suffering from some kind of illness. Looking forward to finding out how wrong I am!
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: Mac January 04, 2014, 01:58:29 PM
Sorry, Looney Tunes Fan, somehow I missed your earlier post about Flipperboobootosis. I should have realised from the title it's actually an ailment that affects Donald's foot! I believe the cartoon is up on the following link which may only work if you're in the US (for me it's useless).

video.disney.com/.../disneychannel-flipperboobootosis- 4ed5dfae6cffbedb372882d7


Found a link that works outside the US, if anyone needs it:

http://animatie.blog.nl/disney/2014/01/05/mm-flip

For me this was the least funny short so far. Lots of weird for the sake of weird, rather than weird-hilarious, but that's just me. What did other people think?

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: Mac January 11, 2014, 06:53:59 AM
Anyone catch the new short last night, "Tapped Out"? Hopefully it'll be online within the next couple of days. I'm still getting excited for each new cartoon in this series!

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: Toonatic January 11, 2014, 12:02:36 PM
Tapped Out on Disney.com!:

http://video.disney.com/watch/disneychannel-tapped-out-4ed5dfb51291aedb372882d7?cmp=||shorts|Facebook|Cartoons|TappedOut|011114||||||
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: Mac January 14, 2014, 02:37:07 AM
Just watched the short on YouTube (I'm region blocked from watching it earlier on disney.com). I really like this one. Tons of funny cartoon violence plus we finally get to see Pete in this series. I'm surprised we got so far into the series before he appeared, but artist Andy Suriano mentions on his blog that they'd made several attempts and also shares some cool artwork:

http://andyupdates.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/MICKEY%20MOUSE
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: NicKramer January 14, 2014, 11:57:24 AM
You got to give them credit for giving Pete his peg-leg.
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: Mister Bighead January 16, 2014, 09:11:35 AM
Get a Horse! was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short!
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: ForumDocXV January 16, 2014, 11:46:25 AM
Get a Horse! was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short!

WOW! That's something we haven't seen in a long time. A recent 2D animated short being nominated. Frozen recently won a Golden Globe (and I hope it will win the Oscar this spring).
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: Mister Bighead February 16, 2014, 01:23:23 PM
Here's Third Wheel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1-cL9NM6JY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1-cL9NM6JY)
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: Looney Tunes Fan February 22, 2014, 03:01:05 AM
"The Adorable Couple" to air March 7th at 8:25pm ET. http://tvlistings.zap2it.com/tv/mickey-mouse-the-adorable-couple/EP017403750018?aid=zap2it
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: Mister Bighead March 08, 2014, 03:05:05 PM
The Adorable Couple is now online:
http://video.disney.com/watch/disneychannel-the-adorable-couple-4f21c83e3f5c3c9cf9fc5d18?cmp=SMC|mic|MickeyShorts|FB|adorablecouple|InHouse|030814|mickey|shorts|synergyBrand||| (http://video.disney.com/watch/disneychannel-the-adorable-couple-4f21c83e3f5c3c9cf9fc5d18?cmp=SMC|mic|MickeyShorts|FB|adorablecouple|InHouse|030814|mickey|shorts|synergyBrand|||)
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: Mac March 11, 2014, 06:11:23 AM
Chris Willis, the composer for these cartoons mentions "a mind-bending Mickey short starring Minnie involving some very potent perfume" on Twitter.

I wonder how long these cartoons will continue? I believe the original order was for 19 cartoons. There's been 18 so far and so the perfume one brings the count to 19, but I've heard nothing to say the series is coming to an end. I wouldn't be surprised if more have been commissioned.
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: NicKramer March 11, 2014, 11:28:31 PM
I have to say, some these shorts work, while some don't.  The gags in some of these are a little too out there for me.  "Third Wheel"being a good example (Goofy eating Mickey and Minnie?  Seriously?).

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: Mister Bighead March 12, 2014, 08:35:23 AM
I have to say, some these shorts work, while some don't.  The gags in some of these are a little too out there for me.  "Third Wheel"being a good example (Goofy eating Mickey and Minnie?  Seriously?).

You really wouldn't expect humor like that from a classic Disney short. That type of humor, of course, is suited for more slapstick-oriented cartoons like Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, and the Tex Avery material. It's great and refreshing to see the new Mickey Mouse shorts branch into slapstick humor making little logic. I'm just glad Disney is reviving its flagship character into material that everyone can get a kick out of rather than placing him in a preschool series nobody cares about.
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: Mac March 12, 2014, 03:29:43 PM
I admit I laughed out loud at Mickey's rant in THIRD WHEEL "you invited yourself along, lit a campfire at our table, ATE the table AND THEN ATE MINNIE!" However, I agree that this (and some other moments in these cartoons) do not ring true for the characters. Some gags seem chucked in because they might be funny, regardless of whether it makes any sense to the story or the characters. In THIRD WHEEL Goofy becomes crazed and gross. It might be funny to seem him this way, but it doesn't ring true – Goofy is too kind a character not to understand that eating all his friends' food, table and then them is unacceptable. In order for the final gag to work, not only is it odd that Mickey and Minnie don't find it disgusting to be dining inside Goofy's stomach, but suddenly they've shrunk to half their size. Huh?

I much preferred a cartoon such as SLEEPWALKIN'. There are a bunch of impossible gags, but there is a certain logic to them. Goofy's actions are true to his athletic dreams while Mickey's feats are true to his desperate attempts to protect Goofy from harm.

The moments and shorts that don't work for me (e.g THIRD WHEEL) aren't because it's a Disney cartoon that's more slapstick orientated, but because there's a break in any kind of consistent character or story logic. The best Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry and Tex Avery cartoons are much more than violent and random stuff just happening. Things happen for a reason and characters remain consistent within a cartoon.
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: Looney Tunes Fan March 28, 2014, 11:50:27 PM
New Mickey Mouse Shorts scheduled (listed as Season 2):

*Cable Car Chaos (April 11th; 9pm ET)
*Fire Escape (April 23rd; 7:55pm ET)
*Eau de Minnie (May 23rd; 8:25pm ET)
*The Boiler Room (June TBD)

Source: http://www.nickandmore.com/2014/03/28/second-season-of-mickey-mouse-shorts-premieres-april-11/
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: Toonatic March 29, 2014, 01:28:50 AM
Cable Car Chaos sneak peek!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q70cH4jDJVc
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: eutychus April 26, 2014, 02:51:58 PM
Fire Escape is now up on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE-4RzDLZck
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: Jeremiah April 27, 2014, 07:04:54 PM
Cable Car Chaos sneak peek!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q70cH4jDJVc
Well damn, they sure took that down fast. Wouldn't think Disney would do that to Jerry Beck.
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: Looney Tunes Fan April 27, 2014, 08:26:11 PM
Cable Car Chaos sneak peek!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q70cH4jDJVc
Well damn, they sure took that down fast. Wouldn't think Disney would do that to Jerry Beck.
The full short is up on an official Disney YouTube channel, so it doesn't really matter.
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: Mac May 15, 2014, 03:46:41 AM
Here's some info on the short that kinda ties in with the world cup (looks like it could be a good one):

http://www.awn.com/news/mickey-mouse-takes-futebol-new-soccer-themed-episode

The next short I believe will be Eau de Minnie and should appear 23rd May.

UPDATE: Jerry Beck has a clip on Animation Scoop:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/soccer-themed-episode-of-mickey-mouse-shorts-to-debut-friday-june-6
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: eutychus June 07, 2014, 01:01:09 PM
And here it is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwY2OqEvhS8
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: Mac June 08, 2014, 06:02:46 AM
I really liked O Futebol Classico. Certainly one of the tamer episodes, but nothing out of character, too gross or inexplicable happened, making it feel much more 'Mickey' to me. While I have still been enjoying these cartoons, most of my personal favourites came earlier in the run. (In fact I wonder if this was an earlier entry too, but was held back to coincide with the World Cup. This cartoon says 2013, rather than 2014)

Here's a link to the last episode, Eau de Minnie the first in the series to be labelled a 'Minnie Mouse'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_kDKuwTPD8

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: ForumDocXV June 08, 2014, 06:25:52 AM
Thank god these shorts are continuing with new episodes. ;D While that crappy show Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is only airing re-runs due to its cancellation late last year. :P
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: Toonatic June 09, 2014, 12:38:52 AM
Thank god these shorts are continuing with new episodes. ;D While that crappy show Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is only airing re-runs due to its cancellation late last year. :P

Speaking of, did you spot the gag in Eau De Minnie? ;)
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: Mac June 22, 2014, 03:59:52 AM
You've gotta see the new one Down the Hatch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dcqDCoJ6F8

Warning Spoilers:

I was expecting a cartoon set inside Donald's body to be full of the gross weirdness which I don't always like in this series, but here the balance was exactly right with everyone staying true to character. Really funny gags with great visuals and music. I wasn't prepared for the song over the credits! Plus an appearance from Ludwig von Drake and a Gyro Gearloose cameo. Great stuff!
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: Mister Bighead July 13, 2014, 02:08:21 PM
I just watched Goofy's Grandma. That short was so hilarious, I thought I couldn't stop laughing. It's sort of similar to the Rocko's Modern Life episode "Pranksters." Also, if you have a serious fear of spiders, please be advised when watching the cartoon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDOoVEgkig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzDOoVEgkig)
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: Toonatic August 05, 2014, 02:13:50 AM
Can you believe that this almost flew pass the radar?!:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/37420883

Also, the next short Donald the Sailor airs this Friday.
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: Toonatic August 05, 2014, 09:43:01 PM
Donald The Sailor preview!:

http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/first-look-mickey-mouse-in-captain-donald-20140805

Prepare to be surprised. ;)
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: Toonatic August 09, 2014, 11:39:16 AM
Donald's time to shine!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj_wLI_mac8
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: Mac August 10, 2014, 09:33:39 AM
Warning Spoilers:





I thought Captain Donald was another good one with lots of impressive stuff. I think this is another episode which is so jam packed with ideas it could have easily been a couple of minutes longer. I enjoyed the twist of Donald (for the purposes of this cartoon) not actually knowing how to sail. This kind of makes sense since he's nearly always in that sailor suit, despite the majority of his stories having nothing to do with being on a boat. (Although of course there are actually plenty of animated (e.g Sea Scouts) and comic strip adventures in which Donald does sail (e.g loads of Carl Barks stories*). Making it even funnier though was the additional acknowledgement that Donald is a bird, but he can't fly.

*I seem to recall one Carl Barks story where, at the start of the adventure he humorously doesn't actually know too much about sailing (though, with the help of the Nephews, he soon learns). Anyone else remember this bit and know which story, or am I misremembering?
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: ForumDocXV August 10, 2014, 10:07:22 AM
Am I the only one who noticed the title of the cartoon is a take on  :popeye:? We should also check on the titles to see what it's a take on or it's a spoof of you know. That has been going on since cartoons were progressing.
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: Mac August 11, 2014, 03:48:34 AM
Am I the only one who noticed the title of the cartoon is a take on  :popeye:? We should also check on the titles to see what it's a take on or it's a spoof of you know. That has been going on since cartoons were progressing.

I did notice this when I first heard about this cartoon on message boards and people were referring to it as 'Donald the Sailor'. However, by the time the clip appeared on Animation Scoop, it was being referred to as 'Captain Donald' which is what it's called on the title card now the cartoon has been released online.
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: Mister Bighead August 11, 2014, 04:30:48 PM
Captain Donald was another amusing Mickey Mouse cartoon. There certainly was a lot of adventure packed into nearly four minutes. Plus, it's always fun seeing Donald going through torture (which is one of my favorite character traits of his).
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: Toonatic August 27, 2014, 05:35:18 PM
Update on the Season 1 DVD, a full retail release is set for December 2nd 2014:

http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-mickey-mouse-72421/

You can still get at Walmart at the store or online (the latter of which I did). Also, I got the DVD, and can confirm the following:

-Includes all 18 shorts from Season 1 including O Futebol Classico from Season 2
-A 5-minute featurette: A Modern Mickey Mouse
-All shorts with 5.1 sound!

Lastly, for those who don't prefer Walmart and rather wait, an Amazon listing has popped up:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MY498QW/
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: Gabrielkat August 27, 2014, 07:51:52 PM
Update on the Season 1 DVD, a full retail release is set for December 2nd 2014:

http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-mickey-mouse-72421/

You can still get at Walmart at the store or online (the latter of which I did). Also, I got the DVD, and can confirm the following:

-Includes all 18 shorts from Season 1 including O Futebol Classico from Season 2
-A 5-minute featurette: A Modern Mickey Mouse
-All shorts with 5.1 sound!

Lastly, for those who don't prefer Walmart and rather wait, an Amazon listing has popped up:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00MY498QW/

O Futebol Clássico was produced for Season 1, but did not air until Season 2, so it makes sense for that short to be included on here.

Also, according to Wikipedia, the next Season 2 short, titled Mumbai Madness, will air on September 26, 2014.
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: Mac August 28, 2014, 01:39:58 AM
Nice to see the whole first season is out on DVD, but I'll probably skip it. I want Blu Ray.

Looking forward to 'Mumbai Madness'. From concept art, it looked like we'd eventually get a short set in India back when the series was newly announced. I don't know what happened to 'The Boiler Room' though. Apparently it was going to air some time ago. This cartoon is supposed to have a monster in it so maybe it's being held back for Hallowe'en?
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: Mac September 27, 2014, 04:09:57 AM
Mumbai Madness is online now. It's really good!
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: eutychus September 27, 2014, 06:47:32 AM
Mumbai Madness is online now. It's really good!

Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlMReeBTNOI
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: Mac October 04, 2014, 02:30:14 AM
Anyone else catch 'The Boiler Room'? Not sure if it's 'officially' online yet, but you can find it if you search around. It was another 'creepy' one, but for me it was a big disappointment especially after last year's brilliant 'Ghoul Friend' episode. Maybe it just wasn't to my taste, I'm no fan of 'things with faces' cartoons and in this one everything had a face! Also it seemed really talky, noisy and kind of all over the place, without the pleasing flow that many of the better episodes have. There was still some great art and plenty of creative and funny expressions and poses, I just wish they'd been put to use in a better spooky story.
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: eutychus October 04, 2014, 07:33:41 AM
Here it si on the Disney Channel site:

http://video.disney.com/watch/disneychannel-the-boiler-room-504795c007d9ef5166af36d6
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: Woody Woodpecker November 03, 2014, 08:02:41 PM
Some of these new shorts are fun, and others are pretty dumb.  I've liked the shorts without Donald and Goofy best so far.  I really can't say that I care much for the new Donald Duck design.  Here's hoping they don't bring Uncle Scrooge into these shorts...I'd hate to see how they'd draw him.

The new design for all characters in this show is "TERRIBLE". The characters look nothing like themselves and this include Mickey and Minnie as well.
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: Woody Woodpecker November 03, 2014, 08:19:47 PM
Far as hand drawn animation goes at Disney in general cross your fingers and hope that John Lasseter get sacked. The man is Pro-computer Animation. And according to his Wikipedia page he was sacked by Disney in mid-1980s for promoting computer animation at the studio. Since he came back on board in 2005, studio's out put has been pre-dominated of Computer animation no matter how good ideas you might have how Disney can bring back hand-drawn animation nothing much will happen as long as that man runs the show.

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: ForumDocXV November 03, 2014, 09:10:56 PM
Some of these new shorts are fun, and others are pretty dumb.  I've liked the shorts without Donald and Goofy best so far.  I really can't say that I care much for the new Donald Duck design.  Here's hoping they don't bring Uncle Scrooge into these shorts...I'd hate to see how they'd draw him.

The new design for all characters in this show is "TERRIBLE". The characters look nothing like themselves and this include Mickey and Minnie as well.
Come on, the designs look okay to me. And I think most of the shorts are good (like "No Service" is a favorite of mine, "Gasp!" was really funnier, and "Down the Hatch" is Disney's answer to Ren & Stimpy on its gross content inside Donald's body).
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: Mister Bighead November 03, 2014, 09:21:14 PM
The new design for all characters in this show is "TERRIBLE". The characters look nothing like themselves and this include Mickey and Minnie as well.


If you think that's bad, try watching Mickey Mouse Craphouse.  :smile: 

In my opinion, the designs in these new Mickey cartoons fit the characters more than what Warner Bros. did with their classic characters for the now-cancelled Looney Tunes Show.
Far as hand drawn animation goes at Disney in general cross your fingers and hope that John Lasseter get sacked. The man is Pro-computer Animation. And according to his Wikipedia page he was sacked by Disney in mid-1980s for promoting computer animation at the studio. Since he came back on board in 2005, studio's out put has been pre-dominated of Computer animation no matter how good ideas you might have how Disney can bring back hand-drawn animation nothing much will happen as long as that man runs the show.


Um, have you seen The Princess and the Frog, Winnie the Pooh, How to Hook Up Your Home Theater, and/or The Ballad of Nessie? All of those films (both features and shorts) are traditionally animated and were produced when Lasseter was the head of the studio. He attempted to bring back traditional animation to Disney. (I believe the plan was to produce a traditionally animated Disney feature every other year.) I wouldn't blame the lack of 2-D Disney films on him, but blame it on the general public.


It seems that general audiences would rather watch computer animation in the theaters than either hand-drawn or stop-motion animation. Computer animation does seem to bring in more and more box office revenue which, again, is the fault of the general public. However, I believe audiences would like to see traditional animation on the big screen again. The 3-D re-releases of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast did well at the box office.
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: Mister Bighead November 03, 2014, 09:34:00 PM
Sorry for the double post, but while on the subject of new character designs for classic characters, take a look at some redesigns for the Seven Dwarfs.



This is how the characters appear in a new animated series, The 7D:


(http://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/disney-jr-the-7d-tv-review.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1)


Now, compare them to the orginals:

(http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/8500000/The-Seven-Dwarfs-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-8551696-400-383.jpg)
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: ForumDocXV November 03, 2014, 10:09:39 PM
I wouldn't blame the lack of 2-D Disney films on him, but blame it on the general public.


It seems that general audiences would rather watch computer animation in the theaters than either hand-drawn or stop-motion animation. Computer animation does seem to bring in more and more box office revenue which, again, is the fault of the general public. However, I believe audiences would like to see traditional animation on the big screen again. The 3-D re-releases of The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast did well at the box office.
I feel that way too. I was hoping hand-drawn animation (done on computer with "Toon Boom") would come back to the cinemas, but unfortunately the last Harry Potter movie nuked out the 2011 Winnie the Pooh movie when they were released on the same day. Which is why Disney had announced a couple years ago that they are no longer making theatrical hand-drawn animated films.

If I was already working in the animation industry, I would most definitely try my best to bring back hand-drawn animation to the big screen, and that's the only thing I'm good at in animation to this day. I mostly suck at CGI, it takes too much time to do all the movements, rendering, and backgrounds for me.
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: NicKramer November 03, 2014, 11:51:51 PM
Sorry for the double post, but while on the subject of new character designs for classic characters, take a look at some redesigns for the Seven Dwarfs.



This is how the characters appear in a new animated series, The 7D:


(http://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/disney-jr-the-7d-tv-review.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1)


Now, compare them to the orginals:

(http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/8500000/The-Seven-Dwarfs-snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-8551696-400-383.jpg)
This again?!  Look, I know the whole designs are very very different, but I'm letting them slide since A. I'm a fan of Tom's work and B. I refer to them as dwarfs from an alternative universe not the actual characters, although one of the actors said this takes place before Snow White.
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: Mister Bighead November 04, 2014, 08:05:33 AM
This again?!  Look, I know the whole designs are very very different, but I'm letting them slide since A. I'm a fan of Tom's work and B. I refer to them as dwarfs from an alternative universe not the actual characters, although one of the actors said this takes place before Snow White.


Were you referring to Tom Ruegger, who also worked on Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures?


I believe the characters in the 7D were designed by Noah Z. Jones who also created Fish Hooks and Almost Naked Animals. Jones actually isn't that bad of an illustrator. If you take a look at his blog (http://www.noahzjones.com/), he posts nothing but amazing art work.


As for his designs on the Seven Dwarfs, it's kind of hard for me to tell who is who. Maybe it's the new outfits and the overhaul on how they look. You can't blame the more "cartoony" art style on that, though. They just look different from their original film counterparts, but they could be considered different characters like you mentioned. However, that's just my two cents.
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: Mario500 November 04, 2014, 09:43:31 AM
Far as hand drawn animation goes at Disney in general cross your fingers and hope that John Lasseter get sacked. The man is Pro-computer Animation. And according to his Wikipedia page he was sacked by Disney in mid-1980s for promoting computer animation at the studio. Since he came back on board in 2005, studio's out put has been pre-dominated of Computer animation no matter how good ideas you might have how Disney can bring back hand-drawn animation nothing much will happen as long as that man runs the show.

You cannot believe everything on Wikipedia since it could have false information at any moment due to its editing features being accessible to almost any person.
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Mister Bighead November 04, 2014, 10:12:54 AM
Far as hand drawn animation goes at Disney in general cross your fingers and hope that John Lasseter get sacked. The man is Pro-computer Animation. And according to his Wikipedia page he was sacked by Disney in mid-1980s for promoting computer animation at the studio. Since he came back on board in 2005, studio's out put has been pre-dominated of Computer animation no matter how good ideas you might have how Disney can bring back hand-drawn animation nothing much will happen as long as that man runs the show.

You cannot believe everything on Wikipedia since it could have false information at any moment due to its editing features being accessible to almost any person.


According to the documentary The Pixar Story, John Lasseter confirmed in interview footage that he was fired from Disney in the early '80s after pitching The Brave Little Toaster, an idea for a film that would combine traditional animation with computer animation.


Lasseter did happen to make a test film at Disney that placed traditionally animated characters in a CGI environment. (It was mentioned in Pixar Story.) You can learn more about it and even watch the test film in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvIDRoO8KnM
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Mister Bighead November 04, 2014, 11:47:20 AM
How does John Lasseter and the computer-animated Disney films relate to the new Mickey cartoons anyway? Lasseter is only involved with Disney Animation Studios (their flagship theatrical feature and short film department), Pixar, and DisneyToons (their direct-to-video department). The new Mickey cartoons are produced by Disney Television Animation (the studio also producing Phineas and Ferb, Gravity Falls, and Wander Over Yander). Lasseter has no involvement with any of Disney's television series.


Let's get back on topic people. If we want to continue discussing Lasseter, feel free to make a separate thread.
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: NicKramer November 04, 2014, 12:28:33 PM

Were you referring to Tom Ruegger, who also worked on Animaniacs and Tiny Toon Adventures?



Yeah, he developed this show.
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Mac November 05, 2014, 02:52:31 AM
Meanwhile, back on topic...

The next Mickey short to air will be 'Space Walkies' on Friday 7th November. I've read that the one after that will be 'Mickey Monkey' and will air on Mickey's 'birthday', 18th November.
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: Mario500 November 05, 2014, 09:20:12 AM
^The large, bold letters were unnecessary and potentially irritating for some folks (including myself).
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: Looney Tunes Fan November 05, 2014, 04:20:46 PM
^The large, bold letters were unnecessary and potentially irritating for some folks (including myself).
Do you have anything to contribute anywhere that isn't a criticism of other people? Seriously, no offense but that's all I ever see you post about and it gets on my nerves as much as whatever you are complaining about.

Now, I'm not a moderator but I'd suggest if you have a problem with something, please bring it up somewhere outside of the public realm.
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: Mister Bighead November 08, 2014, 03:11:45 PM
Space Walkies is now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbdYBkk5PNs


And I was just walking my dog today...
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: Mac November 18, 2014, 04:30:55 AM
Just in time for Mickey's official birthday Mickey Monkey is already up on the UK Disney site:

http://video.disney.co.uk/watch/mickey-mouse-shorts-mickey-monkey-507c451d5c11cbe02a70fcb8
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?! | Mickey's Birthday
: Mister Bighead November 18, 2014, 10:12:25 AM
I wasn't able to watch the video due to receiving an error message. Well, here's an alternate link:
http://video.disney.com/watch/disneychannel-mickey-monkey-507c762175203fce4a7f3142?bypass_cache=10 (http://video.disney.com/watch/disneychannel-mickey-monkey-507c762175203fce4a7f3142?bypass_cache=10)

I found the short funny! There's even a reference to Steamboat Willie!

Also, Happy Birthday Mickey!  :mickey: (http://mazeguy.net/holiday/birthday.gif)
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: NicKramer November 19, 2014, 11:07:56 AM
It was okay, but the ending was not something I expect from a Disney short.  A Tex Avary short or a Looney Tune, yes, but not a Disney short.
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Woody Woodpecker December 07, 2014, 07:32:32 PM
Some of these new shorts are fun, and others are pretty dumb.  I've liked the shorts without Donald and Goofy best so far.  I really can't say that I care much for the new Donald Duck design.  Here's hoping they don't bring Uncle Scrooge into these shorts...I'd hate to see how they'd draw him.

The new design for all characters in this show is "TERRIBLE". The characters look nothing like themselves and this include Mickey and Minnie as well.
Come on, the designs look okay to me. And I think most of the shorts are good (like "No Service" is a favorite of mine, "Gasp!" was really funnier, and "Down the Hatch" is Disney's answer to Ren & Stimpy on its gross content inside Donald's body).

Mickey Mouse shouldn't answer to a lousy TV show like Ren & Stimpy. 
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Mister Bighead December 07, 2014, 08:14:47 PM
The next short is "Clogged". More information can be found here: http://blogs.indiewire.com/animationscoop/new-minnie-mouse-short-clogged-20141205
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: ForumDocXV December 07, 2014, 09:01:28 PM
Some of these new shorts are fun, and others are pretty dumb.  I've liked the shorts without Donald and Goofy best so far.  I really can't say that I care much for the new Donald Duck design.  Here's hoping they don't bring Uncle Scrooge into these shorts...I'd hate to see how they'd draw him.

The new design for all characters in this show is "TERRIBLE". The characters look nothing like themselves and this include Mickey and Minnie as well.
Come on, the designs look okay to me. And I think most of the shorts are good (like "No Service" is a favorite of mine, "Gasp!" was really funnier, and "Down the Hatch" is Disney's answer to Ren & Stimpy on its gross content inside Donald's body).

Mickey Mouse shouldn't answer to a lousy TV show like Ren & Stimpy.
How dare you hark on Ren & Stimpy! That was a great show too! :mad:
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Mister Bighead December 12, 2014, 03:59:54 PM
"Clogged" is scheduled to premiere tonight at 8:55 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Disney Channel after a repeat of "The Toy Story That Time Forgot".
: Re: New Mickey Mouse shorts coming in 2013?!
: Mister Bighead December 17, 2014, 08:37:57 AM
"Clogged" is now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFCluYEf7oI

The short is entertaining, and it doesn't have a lot of gross or violent humor.