via press release:
MICKEY MOUSE AND HIS PALS TO STAR IN “MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS,” AN ACTION-PACKED ANIMATED SERIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS SLATED TO DEBUT IN 2017 ON DISNEY JUNIOR
Production is revving up on the animated series “Mickey and the Roadster Racers,” a madcap car-racing adventure for preschoolers featuring Disney’s #1 star, 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 announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide.
Kanter said, “Preschoolers around the world have enjoyed ‘Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’ for almost a decade, and we are eager to showcase these classic Disney characters once again in a new series centered around their lives in Hot Dog Hills and surprising racing adventures that take the gang to a variety of iconic locales around the world.”
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.
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Since its premiere in 2006, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” has consistently ranked among the Top 10 series for Kids 2-5, reaching an average of 50 million viewers per quarter in the U.S. The series currently airs in 159 countries and in 32 different languages.