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Two New Mickey Mouse Shorts Debut


The Disney Channel debuted two new Mickey Mouse animated shorts this weekend. Yodelburg and No Service feature a new style of animation and a new direction for Mickey Mouse that the Walt Disney Company hopes returns some relevance of the character to today’s youth. If you weren’t able to catch them on the Disney Channel, you can watch them via YouTube now:

While I love the Mary Blair style backgrounds and artwork in Yodelberg, I’m saddened by the rude humor director Paul Rudish (Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls) has chosen to impart, particularly in No Service. I’m not a fan of Ren & Stimpy style animation and I definitely see too much of it in these two shorts. What do you think?

More shorts in this series will debut over the July 5th weekend.

Previously: Preview of new Mickey Mouse Animated Shorts series.

10 thoughts on “Two New Mickey Mouse Shorts Debut”

  1. I agree. I really love some aspects with this, but think that some are unnecessary. Then again, I was watching an updated version of Looney Tunes lately and it was the same kind of stupid, kind of rude humor…so I guess that’s what appeals to kiddos these days. I would like to see something a little more classic, but I’m excited to see that at the very least they are making these shorts. :) A step in the right direction.

  2. I enjoyed them. I liked how Mickey’s driver’s license has the castle on it. And the Matterhorn bobsleds in Yodelberg.

  3. There is some of that charm of the old shorts in here. But I am not very fond of the animation most of the time. I love the look, but it’s not quite working out for me.
    You’re right, the blatant crudeness in No Service is too much.
    While I do enjoy it as it reminds me of the old shorts, there’s too much spoken; Daisy didn’t have to say the word “naked,” Goofy didn’t have to scratch himself, and so on. I don’t mind the unspoken crude humor.

  4. I really love the way Disney is revitalizing the Mickey brand! These shorts are AWESOME. A refreshing change in comparison to the nonsense the youth are fed these days. I being a youth worker and musician am curious, how could i get involved? Who could i contact? Thank you!

  5. I think Walt Disney would roll over in his grave if he saw these. They are poorly done and some of the humor ( if you want to call it that ) isn’t something I want my 3 yr old watching.

  6. I agree with Susan Lynch. However, I assumed that you had to hire wantabe animators who just couldn’t draw or develop good story lines. It is extremely disappointing that the poor art and story lines were done on purpose. I think you would do better with the traditional style characters, coloring, and story lines.

  7. I don’t like it at all, these shorts are not for children. What a disappointment, I don’t think Mr. Disney would approve this if he was alive. Why do they have to make these lovely characters ugly and rude? Children and all the people in general need beautiful and positive things, I really hope they stop this…

  8. I agree with a lot of the comments pertaining to these new shorts. I recently viewed one with my 5- and 2-year-old children and was dismayed by the way the story was portrayed. Having Goofy begging during a dog show by saying things like “I’m really sorry! She meant nothing to me” is NOT the kind of story I want my kids to watch. It implies that Goofy is a cheating, adulterous dog as opposed to the dippy, fun-loving character we all know and love. And the anger displayed by Mickey was appalling. Disney should re-imagine these animators and story-writers new positions–like taking out their non-Walt Disney-esque trash to the dumpster.

  9. I love the backgrounds and the modern approach to the artwork. They are Ren and Stimpy like but I’m glad they don’t go as far the gross close-ups. I think about what other cartoons are out there right now and I don’t think they are any worse. I actually think they are a better option than most. Whether or not Disney would roll over – Im not sure. The original Michey shorts had violence and some questionable matter for the time as well. The point is did they strike a chord with young and old? – I believe they do. I appreciate the oldstyle 2-D animation – thanks for not making them digital 3-D like animation. Sick of that!

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