Mickey Mouse (TV series)

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Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse TV Series 2013.png
Genre Comedy
Developed by Paul Rudish
Directed by Paul Rudish
Aaron Springer
Clay Morrow
Starring Chris Diamantopoulos
Russi Taylor
Bill Farmer
Tony Anselmo
Tress MacNeille
Composer(s) Christopher Willis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 23
Production
Executive producer(s) Paul Rudish
Running time 3 minutes
Production company(s) Disney Television Animation
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original run June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28) – present
External links
Website

Mickey Mouse is an American animated comedy television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It features classic cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and Pete in contemporary settings such as Paris, Venice, Tokyo and New York. The series has the slapstick feel of classic Mickey Mouse shorts, and places the titular character in humorous situations that showcase his pluck and rascality, along with his long-beloved charm and good hearted-ness.[1]

It is being executive produced by Emmy Award-winning artist Paul Rudish, who is also directing the series, along with Aaron Springer and Clay Morrow.[2] Joseph Holt is the series' art director.[2] On September 15, 2013, Paul Rudish, Jenny Gase-Baker, and Joseph Holt won 3 Emmy Awards for their work on the episode "Croissant de Triomphe."

The first episode, "Croissant de Triomphe", was released as a special preview on March 12, 2013 on Disney.com.[1] The series officially premiered on June 28, 2013 on Disney Channel, followed by the releases on Disney.com and Watch Disney Channel.[1] A total of 18 episodes aired in the first season, with the second season premiering on April 11, 2014.[2]

As of March 2014, a total of 100 million viewers in the United States had seen the series, and it was airing in 160 countries.[3] As of June 2014, the show, translated in 34 languages, had reached over 135 million viewers worldwide.[4]

On June 23, 2014, Eric Coleman, Senior Vice President, Original Series at Disney Television Animation announced the order of a third season of the Mickey Mouse series.[5]

Voice cast[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The series airs worldwide on Disney Channel. In Australia and New Zealand it premiered on July 1, 2013. It premiered on July 12, 2013 in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. It premiered in India and Southeast Asia on November 18, 2013.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 18 June 28, 2013 March 7, 2014
2 N/A April 11, 2014 TBA

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (2013–14)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "No Service"[7] Paul Rudish Paul Rudish June 28, 2013 (2013-06-28) 002[8] 3.6[9]
Mickey and Donald are getting lunch but they are turned down from Goofy's seaside grill because Mickey does not have a shirt and Donald does not have shoes. They decide to combine their clothes into one outfit, so one of them can go inside and get food. They draw straws and Mickey ends up giving his clothes to Donald. Now nude, Mickey has to avoid being seen by the public, especially by Minnie and Daisy.
2 "Yodelberg"[7] Aaron Springer Derek Dressler, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, and Aaron Springer June 29, 2013 (2013-06-29) 003[10] 2.5[11]

Mickey has difficulty getting to Minnie's mountaintop chalet because of the avalanches, cuckoo clocks, a yeti, a belching pig, and a bag of corn chips.

Guest star: Aaron Springer.
3 "Croissant de Triomphe" Paul Rudish Paul Rudish June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30) 001[12] 2.0[11]

Minnie's café runs out of croissants and they are in big demand by the customers. So Mickey has to speed through Paris on his scooter to deliver the croissants.

Note: This episode was released on Disney.com as a "special preview" on March 12, 2013. This cartoon's dialog is entirely in French rather than in English.

Guest stars: Karen Strassman, Oscar Pauwels, Pascal Germain, Xavier Fagnon, and Paul Rudish.
4 "New York Weenie"[7] Aaron Springer Aaron Springer July 5, 2013 (2013-07-05) 004[13] 2.4[14]

Mickey chases a runaway hot dog through Central Park, New York.

Guest stars: Betty White, Brian George, and Aaron Springer.
5 "Tokyo Go"[7] Paul Rudish Heiko Drengenberg, Derek Dressler, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, and Aaron Springer July 12, 2013 (2013-07-12) 005[15] 2.8[16]

On his way to work at a children's train station in Tokyo, Mickey is accidentally forced to board the wrong bullet train. So he tries to work his way around the commute on the train by climbing the hang grips over a sea of punk-rock like teens, working his way through several people in beige coats, and fighting a sumo-wrestler. Note: This cartoon's dialog is entirely in Japanese rather than in English.

Guest star: Hira Ambrosino.
6 "Stayin' Cool"[7] Dave Wasson Derek Dressler, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, Aaron Springer, and Dave Wasson July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19) 006[17] 3.3[18]

On the hottest day of the year, Mickey, Donald and Goofy try to keep cool, by sneaking into a rich guy's pool, hiding in a meat-locker, getting washed in a car wash, getting blown away by an airplane propellor, and sneaking into an out of control Ice-Cream Truck.

Guest star: Dave Wasson.
7 "Gasp!" Clay Morrow Clay Morrow July 26, 2013 (2013-07-26) 009[20] 3.2[21]
After Figaro who is a sneaky cat breaks the fish bowl, Mickey attempts to save his pet fish Gubbles by using many different water related appliances in the apartment.[19]
8 "Panda-monium" Aaron Springer Aaron Springer August 2, 2013 (2013-08-02) 010[23] 3.2[24]

Mickey attempts to photograph a bashful panda bear at the Beijing Zoo from many different perspectives but eventually becomes mistaken as a panda and has his picture taken.[22] Note: Most of this cartoon's dialog is in Mandarin Chinese rather than in English.

Guest star: Alex Chu.
9 "Bad Ear Day" Chris Savino Derek Dressler, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, Chris Savino, and Aaron Springer August 16, 2013 (2013-08-16)[25] 008[26] 3.7[27]

Mickey searches for his ears, after losing them before a date with Minnie while being deaf at the same time. Now that Mickey discovers that the second and third pucks on the Ice Hockey Rink are his ears, Mickey has to win a game for the Home Team to retrieve his ears.

Guest stars: Don Cherry and Paul Rudish.
10 "Ghoul Friend"[28] Aaron Springer Aaron Springer October 4, 2013 (2013-10-04) 007[29] 3.3[30]
When Mickey's car breaks down in a spooky forest, a Goofy-looking ghoul gives a chase to everyone's favorite mouse.
11 "Dog Show" Dave Wasson Dave Wasson, Aaron Springer, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, and Derek Dressler October 11, 2013 (2013-10-11) 012[31] 2.9[32]

After Pluto gets injured, Goofy is forced to substitute for a dog show that Mickey entered Pluto in.

Guest stars: Kari Wahlgren, Dave Wasson, and John Waters.
12 "O Sole Minnie" Paul Rudish Dave Wasson, Aaron Springer, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, and Alonso Ramirez Ramos October 18, 2013 (2013-10-18) 013[33] 2.9[34]

Mickey is a gondolier in Italy trying to woo waitress Minnie. Guest Stars: Paul Rudish, Roberta Sparta.

Note: This cartoon's dialogue is in Italian instead of English.
13 "Potatoland" Aaron Springer Aaron Springer November 18, 2013 (2013-11-18) 016[35] 2.3[36]

Mickey and Donald take Goofy to Idaho to visit a potato-themed theme park called "Potatoland." However, when Mickey and Donald discover that Potatoland is just part of a sign that introduces people into Idaho, they attempt to make Goofy's dream come true by building a theme park made of gravy and potatoes.

Note: This episode is 7 minutes instead of the usual 3 minutes and aired on the 85th Anniversary of the release of Steamboat Willie, which is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse.
14 "Sleepwalkin'"[37] Paul Rudish Heiko Drengenberg, Derek Dressler, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, and Aaron Springer December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05) 014[38] 2.1[39]
Mickey agrees to watch over Goofy after he reveals he has sleepwalking problems.
15 "Flipperboobootosis" Paul Rudish Darrick Bachman, Paul Rudish, David Gemmill and Clay Morrow January 3, 2014 (2014-01-03) 018[40] N/A

Mickey and Goofy try to find a cure for Donald's very serious foot ailment: Flipperboobootosis.

Guest stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Becki Newton.
16 "Tapped Out" Clay Morrow Darrick Bachman, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish and Aaron Springer January 10, 2014 (2014-01-10) 019[41] 2.2[42]

Goofy volunteers Mickey to fight a wrestler, Pete.

Guest star: Rob Paulsen.
17 "Third Wheel"[43] Clay Morrow Derek Dressler, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish and Aaron Springer February 14, 2014 (2014-02-14) 011 N/A

Goofy interferes when Mickey and Minnie are out on a date.

Guest star: Paul Rudish.
18 "The Adorable Couple"[44] William Reiss Darrick Bachman, Clay Morrow, William Reiss and Paul Rudish March 7, 2014 (2014-03-07) 017 2.1[45]
Mickey and Minnie try to make Donald and Daisy happy.

Season 2 (2014–15)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Cable Car Chaos"[2] Aaron Springer Darrick Bachman, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish and Aaron Springer April 11, 2014 (2014-04-11) 02x 2.9[46]

Mickey and Minnie must stop a runaway cable car as it careens through the city's famous streets.

Guest Star: Aaron Springer.
2 "Fire Escape"[2] Paul Rudish Darrick Bachman, Cindy Morrow, Clay Morrow, Alonso Ramirez Ramos and Paul Rudish April 25, 2014 (2014-04-25) 02x N/A

Mickey attempts to rescue Minnie from her burning apartment building.

Guest Star: Paul Rudish.
3 "Eau de Minnie"[2] Paul Rudish Darrick Bachman, Aliki T. Grafft, Clay Morrow and Paul Rudish May 23, 2014 (2014-05-23) 02x 2.8[47]

Minnie's new perfume enchants an entire city.

Guest Stars: Paul Rudish, Fred Tatasciore, Aliki Theofilopoulous Grafft.

Note: This is the first episode that the title card says "Minnie Mouse" instead of "Mickey Mouse".
4 "O Futebol Clássico"[48] Paul Rudish Darrick Bachman, Derek Dressler, Clay Morrow, Alonso Ramirez Ramos and Paul Rudish June 6, 2014 015 2.6[49]

Mickey tries desperately to find the perfect view at the World Cup final in Brazil.

Guest Star: Mark La Roya

Note: This cartoon's dialog is in Portuguese rather than in English.
5 "Down the Hatch"[50] Paul Rudish Darrick Bachman, Heiko Drengenberg, Clay Morrow, Richard Pursel and Paul Rudish June 20, 2014 02x 2.4[51]

Mickey and Goofy use Professor Ludwig Von Drake's shrinking ray to have an adventure inside Donald's body.

Guest Star: Corey Burton
6 "Goofy's Grandma"[52] Aaron Springer Darrick Bachman, Clay Morrow, Paul Rudish, and Aaron Springer July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11) 02x 2.9[53]
Mickey agrees to let Goofy's Grandmother stay at his house, but she doesn't turn out to be the sweet old lady she appears to be, as she acts just like Goofy.
7 "The Boiler Room"[2][54] July 31, 2014 (2014-07-31) 02x
Mickey must face a monster living in the basement of Minnie's apartment.
8 "Donald the Sailor"[54] August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08) 02x
TBA

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2013 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[55] For "Croissant de Triomphe" Won
Individual Achievement Awards[56] For Jenny Gase-Baker in Background Painting Won
Individual Achievement Awards[56] For Joseph Holt for Art Direction Won
2013 Annie Awards Character Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[57] Paul Rudish Won
Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[57] Christopher Willis Won
Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[57] Illya Owens Won
Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[57] Aaron Springer Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Storyboarding in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[57] Alonso Ramos-Ramirez Nominated
Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[57] Bill Farmer as voice of Goofy Nominated
Chris Diamantopoulos as the voice of Mickey Mouse Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[58] For "'O Sole Minnie" Pending
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance[58] Chris Diamantopoulos as the voice of Mickey Mouse Pending

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