Disney’s Pre-School “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” To Debut January 15th – Animation Scoop

Disney’s Pre-School “Mickey and the Roadster Racers” To Debut January 15th

Disney Junior’s animated Mickey and the Roadster Racers, a madcap car-racing adventure series for preschoolers led by Disney’s #1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald, will make its television debut in a simulcast Sunday January 15th (9:00 and 9:25 a.m., EST) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Two more episodes will premiere Monday January 16th (9:00 and 9:25 a.m., EST) on Disney Channel.

The Emmy-nominated creative talent behind Disney Junior’s hit series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Never Land Pirates comprise the production team: 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.

The series, which will premiere internationally throughout 2017, takes Mickey and the gang, along with their unique transforming vehicles, on humorous high-spirited races around the globe, as well as hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills. Off the racetrack, Minnie and Daisy also run their own successful business as Happy Helpers, solving problems for anyone in need of a helping hand. Geared towards kids 2-7, the stories are designed to impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, teamwork, optimism and good sportsmanship.

NASCAR stars Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon recur as race car drivers Jiminy Johnson, Danni Sue and Gordon Gear, respectively. Additional guest stars include television personality Jay Leno as announcer Billy Beagle; Tim Gunn (“Project Runway”) as Robbie Roberts; Gordon Ramsay (“MasterChef”) as Chef Oxley; Hoda Kotb (“The Today Show”) as Mrs. Sweetums; Peter Serafinowicz (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Dr. Crutchley; Jane Leeves (“Frasier”) as the Queen of England; Fred Willard (“Best in Show”) as Mr. Doozy; Hector Elizondo (“Last Man Standing”) as Grandpa Beagle; Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”) as Luigi; Kate Micucci (“Garfunkel and Oates”) as Emmy Lou; Tia Carrere (“Wayne’s World”) as Antie Olina; and comedian Patton Oswalt as Mr. McSnorter.

PLUTO, GOOFYM MINNIE MOUSE, JIMINY JOHNSON, PETE THE CAT, MICKEY MOUSE

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
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