New Mickey Mouse Short – Croissant De Triomphe

A lovely new animated short returns Mickey Mouse to his place of prominence atop the animation pantheon at Walt Disney Animation Studios. In this stylized video, Minnie Mouse runs out of croissants at the cafe she works at in Paris and Mickey Mouse has to take heroic action to deliver the pastries before Minnie’s customers become irate. Oh yes, it’s also in French.

It’s a classic Mickey Mouse plot with many wonderful sight gags and glimpses of some of your favorite Disney characters.

This film is the first of 19 new Mickey Mouse and gang animated shorts scheduled to come from Disney in an attempt to relaunch the classic characters for today’s youth. If they keep producing films of this quality it’s also bound to win over those who have a fond spot in their hearts for the characters they remember from their own childhoods.

You may recognize the artistic styling of director Paul Rudish (Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls). I love how it seems to pull from the 30s, 50s, and 60s era of animation, but with contemporary touches. The full series will start airing on the Disney Channel and online this summer.

Update: I used to have the video embedded, but Disney blocked it. So you’ll have to head to Disney.com to view it.

Disney also released these two blurbs about upcoming shorts:

“Yodelberg”
Mickey longs to visit Minnie atop her mountaintop chalet but quickly realizes that the threat of avalanche has made the trek up the mountain more challenging than usual.

“No Service”
Mickey and Donald try to buy lunch from a beachside snack shack but are unceremoniously turned down because of the classic “No shirt, no shoes, no service” admonition (of course, Mickey doesn’t wear a shirt and Donald doesn’t wear shoes!).

What do you think? Are you happy to have Mickey Mouse and the gang back in the saddle again?

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8 Responses to New Mickey Mouse Short – Croissant De Triomphe

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    So glad there are new shorts coming out, but I am not a fan of this new art style of Mickey & Minnie. They are not well drawn like the Mickey & Minnie cartoons I’ve come to know & love, and look way too much like newspaper comic strips from the 30′s.

    • Tommy H. says:

      Thanks Mary, couldn’t have said it better myself. Just not loving this contemporary new look.

  2. Aaron says:

    I don’t think Mickey has caused that much trouble since Fantasia came out. Loved it!

  3. Max says:

    I think this short and forthcoming series is hilarious and gorgeous to look at. I love their 30′s design. It’s very retro and yet snappy and modern. This is a perfect way to introduce kids to good cartoons.

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  5. Jenny says:

    This made my day. Absolutely adorable and hilarious. All the characters speaking in French threw me a bit, but the short was easy to understand. The animation was different but gorgeous. So happy to see Mickey coming back. :’)

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