Mickey Mouse is an icon, albeit one who has grown into more of a corporate mascot than an actual character. But in recent years, he’s enjoyed a resurgence thanks to Disney Television Animation’s aptly titled Mickey Mouse shorts. Combining a classic artistic aesthetic that calls back to the old animated shorts that played in theaters with modern cartoon sensibilities, the show has created plenty of fun adventures for Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto. That stylish iteration of Mickey and friends is back in The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, a series of animated shorts coming to Disney+ just in time for Mickey’s birthday.
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Artists Cliff Cramp and Mark Chilcott have delivered some stunning pop culture for our consumption in the past. Not too long ago, Cramp crafted a series of The Lord of the Rings pieces that brought J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to life beautifully, and Chilcott provided several different versions of Batman in Gotham City. Now both artists are back taking in different pop culture iconography in their signature styles.
This time, Cliff Cramp has honed in on some astounding landscapes of Disney’s animated classics such as The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, The Jungle Book, Bambi, Mulan, and more. Meanwhile, Mark Chilcott has shifted to the superheroes of New York with some masterful interpretations of Spider-Man and Daredevil. Check out all of their latest pieces below. Read More »
When it come to the classic animated Disney movies, finding quality collectibles paying tribute to them can be rather difficult unless you want to spend a hefty amount of money. That’s especially true when it comes to action figures inspired by the Disney movies of decades ago. But the toy makers at Super7 are about to change that.
Today, Super7 announced a new partnership with Disney that will have them created a line of Ultimate Figures inspired by the many characters of Disney’s long history of animated movies. We’re talking quality action figures that bring the classic Disney animation style to life in 3D, complete with an outstanding array of accessories. And they’re starting with Mickey Mouse from the Fantasia short The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Pinocchio, and Prince John from Robin Hood. Read More »
LEGO continues to churn out building brick sets that give fans something that they can proudly display on their shelves. This time they have a new set for all the animation fans out there with buildable versions of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, inspired by their classic character designs. They come with some cool buildable accessories too, including a guitar and vintage camera. Read More »
Next spring will give Walt Disney’s classic character Mickey Mouse a modern ride experience in the form of Micky and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The attraction is slated to open in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, and so far we’ve only gotten a look at some concept art and a couple of behind the scenes images of Disney’s Imagineers working on the ride. But today, you can take a glimpse behind the scenes in a new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway video, straight from Disney Parks. Read More »
Today’s Disney+ non-fiction presentation in Hollywood provided a plethora of information about more upcoming projects for the nascent streaming service, including news that a new Mickey Mouse documentary is in the works with the high aspiration of being “the definitive analysis of Mickey as a cultural icon.” The untitled movie will be directed by Jeff Malmberg, the filmmaker behind the 2010 doc Marwencol, and produced by Morgan Neville, who is perhaps best known for last year’s beloved Mr. Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Plus, we learned that actors Gillian Jacob (Community, Love) and Paul Scheer (The League, Veep) will be directing episodes of Marvel’s 616. Get the details below.
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During the 2017 D23 Expo, we learned that Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, the first-ever Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through theme park attraction, was coming to Walt Disney World. The ride was supposed to be ready by this fall to help with crowd management from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, but it’s been delayed six months and won’t open in Florida until spring of 2020.
In a bit of damage control, Disney today announced that the attraction will also be coming to Disneyland in California in 2022. Read on for more details.
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Last year, Mickey Mouse celebrated his 90th anniversary. The cartoon rodent debuted in the black and white animated short Steamboat Willie all the way back in November of 1928, along with his lifelong companion Minnie Mouse. The short would kick off a legacy that still stands strong today as Disney has become a powerhouse not only in animation, but entertainment at large.
Now fans can celebrate the debut of Mickey Mouse with an official new LEGO set that brings Steamboat Willie to life in building brick form. The new set, which originated at the LEGO Ideas website, brings to life the S.S. Willie steamboat that Mickey Mouse steers in the animated short. And just like the animated short itself, this set and the accompanying Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse minifigures are in black and white. Check out the full Steamboat Willie LEGO set below. Read More »
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At the Disney theme parks, Mickey Mouse is simultaneously unavoidable and hard to find. Walk into any store in any of the parks across the globe, and you’ll find more watches, shirts, stuffed animals, and other merchandise featuring Mickey’s face than any one person could know what to do with. If you wander the Main Street, U.S.A. section of the parks, you’re likely to find Mickey in person (as long as you prepare to wait in line for a while), and you might even be able to watch one of the black-and-white shorts that first made Mickey a cultural icon. If you’re in Disneyland, you could stroll to the back of the park to explore Mickey’s Toontown.
But you can’t exactly experience a Mickey-themed attraction. In the Disney California Adventure park in Anaheim, sure, you can see Mickey’s visage plastered on a very large Ferris Wheel now called the Pixar Pal-A-Round (previously known as Mickey’s Fun Wheel) And yes, if you go to the Silly Symphony Swings in DCA, there’s a Mickey Mouse figure atop the center of the spinning attraction, themed to look as he did in “The Band Concert” short from 1935.
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After 89 years as Walt Disney World’s iconic mascot, Mickey Mouse will finally get a solo theme park attraction built entirely around him.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be Mickey’s Mouse’s first theme park attraction ever, despite the thousands of H
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