Disney announced today production is revving up on the animated series Mickey and the Roadster Racers, a car racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Mickey Mouse and his pals: Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald.
Slated to debut in 2017 on Disney Junior channels and programming blocks around the world, the series takes the “Sensational Six” and their uniquely personalized vehicles on humorous high-spirited races around the globe plus hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills. The official announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
Geared towards kids 2-7, the stories, told using a combination of CG animation and live action footage, are designed to impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
The Emmy-nominated creative talent behind Disney Junior’s hit series Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse comprises the production team for Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is co-executive producer and supervising story editor and Thomas Hart is story editor. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.
Below: a first look at the show’s style of animation: