Mickey Mouse is finally back and with a cute, new, modernised look too. The mouse made his debut back in 1928 in the classic black and white animated short Steamboat Willie and has appeared in a number of films over the years, but since 1980 he has only starred in a mere three films. Luckily, that’s all about to change as Disney has released a preview of their refreshing new short Croissant de Triomphe. The narrative of the film is simple; Minnie’s cafe runs out of croissants, and Mickey must be the hero and deliver them to her fast. Entertainment is provided by Mickey fighting obstacles all over Paris.
This great, new and contemporary feel to the short is provided by none other than Paul Rudish (Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls). Croissant de Triomph is just one of 19 new short animations that take place in ultramodern cityscapes such as New York, Toyko, and Beijing. As well as incorporating these recent lavish updated visuals, the films carry on the legacy of the original Walt Disney shorts by paying homage to the classic 1930s designs. It’s done superbly and Minnie Mouse, Donald and Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto will all have appearances. Watch it below.
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