Mickey Mouse is returning to where it all began. The Disney icon and his pals will star in a new series of 19 animated shorts, which will premiere on Disney Channel starting Friday, June 28.
Disney says the new Mickey Mouse shorts will contain contemporary themes, but also pay homage to the art direction and style of the original 1920s and 1930s cartoons.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Crystal Mickey has been stolen! Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse spoofs Raiders of the Lost Ark (Friday, 9 am/8c) when a statue of the world's most famous mouse is snatched from the Clubhouse. This is no mere tchotchke. Without the statue's magic, the Clubhouse will disappear forever! The thief, it turns out, is Plunderin' Pete and he's way too dastardly for Mickey, Minnie, Donald and company to handle on their own.
Disney Channel has confirmed a launch date for its new 24-hour preschool channel. Disney Junior will replace SoapNet on most cable and satellite systems at midnight on Friday, March 23.
The new cable network, an offshoot of Disney Channel's Disney Junior block, will launch with the new animated series Doc McStuffins. That show, about a six-year-old girl who nurses her sick toys back to health, is one of several new programs that will make their debut on Disney Junior.
Among the other new shows coming to the channel over the next year: Gaspard and Lisa, which centers on two puppies in a French neighborhood; Guess How Much I Love You, based on the book of the same name; Sofia the First, a TV movie and series about a princess; and...
Donald Duck courtesy Disney Channel
Friday, July 6, at 1:30 pm/ETRetirement Living TV premieres Now Playing with Gary Collins, dubbed as "Entertainment Tonight for baby boomers."The week of July 23Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse pays tribute to Donald Duck with a week of quacktastic episodes, culminating with the brand-new "Donald's Hiccups" (July 27 at 8:30 am/ET).Some DD trivia sent over by Disney: According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Donald Duck's voice is the most popular voice to imitate, ever. Only two people have ever performed Donald's voice: Clarence "Ducky" Nash (1934-85) and his protégé, Tony Anselmo (1985-present). Donald Duck made his screen debut in 1934's The Wise Little Hen. • Donald first met Daisy in 1937, and has been wooing her ever since.Friday, September 7CBS presents the fourth annual Fashion Rocks special, featuring musical performances by the likes of Aerosmith, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Carrie Underwood, Fergie, Jennifer Hudson and Martin...
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