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FIRST LOOK: Mickey Mouse in "Captain Donald"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 5, 2014 8:10 PM
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It's time for a new episode from that amazing series of Mickey Mouse Shorts running on Disney Channel. In this short: Mickey’s eagerness to set sail on Donald’s boat leads him to reveal his deepest, darkest secret…he doesn’t know how to sail. Paul Rudish directed this short and we've got an exclusive 30-second advance clip.

Soccer-Themed Episode of "Mickey Mouse" Shorts to Debut Friday, June 6

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • May 18, 2014 11:08 AM
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A special soccer-themed episode of the Emmy Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" – entitled "O Futebol Classico" and presented ENTIRELY in Portuguese – will premiere Friday June 6th on Disney Channel. Here's a advance clip.

Second Season of "Mickey Mouse" Shorts begin April 11th

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • March 28, 2014 2:54 PM
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Season two of "Mickey Mouse," the multiple Emmy and Annie Award-winning short cartoons featuring Disney's standard characters, debuts Friday April 11th on Disney Channel and various online sources. We have an advance clip.

FIRST LOOK: New Mickey Mouse Valentines Short "Third Wheel"

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • February 6, 2014 12:01 AM
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I'm loving the new series of Mickey Mouse shorts that Disney Channel is producing. Next week, just in time for Valentine's Day a new one will premiere. The title of the short is Third Wheel and we have a hilarious exclusive clip to share.

Immersed in Movies: Adam Green Talks Oscar-Nominated 'Get A Horse!'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • January 20, 2014 1:30 PM
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Quite simply, if the CG Mickey couldn't match the hand-drawn model refashioned to look like the 1928 original, the Oscar-nominated Get A Horse! short wouldn't have worked. And that was the responsibility of CG supervisor Adam Green (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Tangled), who worked side-by-side with 2D supervisor Eric Goldberg. Indeed, Green was mentored by Goldberg during this unique production that brilliantly encapsulates the history of Mickey and Disney.

Immersed in Movies: Eric Goldberg Talks Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 18, 2013 11:00 AM
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In honor of Mickey's 85th birthday today, I go deeper into Disney's "Get A Horse!" hybrid short with Eric Goldberg -- who served as the 2D supervisor and made the blueprint for staying true to the 1928 model -- and with a clip of the first minute of the film.

Immersed in Movies: Lauren MacMullan Goes Deeper into Mickey Mouse and 'Get A Horse!'

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • August 26, 2013 8:42 PM
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Now that the secret's finally out about Disney's Get A Horse!, director MacMullan provides her first in-depth interview.

Old Navy's "Mickey Through The Decades" Collection

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • July 9, 2013 2:20 AM
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We don't usually do fashion pieces here, but this new Mickey Through The Decades collection has caught my eye. Lest you think the new Mickey Mouse shorts for the Disney Channel, or the forthcoming theatrical cartoon, Get A Horse, are the only retro-Mickey/Minnie projects on the Disney agenda - think again.

SNEAK PEEK: The New Disney Channel "Mickey Mouse" Shorts

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 17, 2013 9:00 AM
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This Friday June 28th, the Disney Channel will begin rolling out a set of the 19 new Mickey Mouse shorts now in production. Emmy Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Dexter's Laboratory) is the executive producer and director. Here's a sneak peek at what he has in store.

FIRST PEEK: "Get A Horse" Premieres At Annecy

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 13, 2013 3:57 PM
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Above is the general public's first look at an image from Get A Horse, the Mickey Mouse short screened last Tuesday at the Annecy Animation Festival in France. On June 11th, Walt Disney Animation Studios filmmakers Lauren MacMullan, Dorothy McKim, Adam Green and Disney animator Eric Goldberg presented the world debut of the film which features Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse and Billy Bletcher as Peg Leg Pete.