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Disney to release new Mickey Mouse cartoons

Mickey Mouse in the new cartoon short 'Croissant de Triomphe' (Disney)

March 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Mickey Mouse is making his return to the animated world with a new series of comedy cartoons, his first new short cartoons in 50 years.

The iconic 85-year-old character is going back to his roots for 19 different cartoon shorts. Mickey gets a retro look closer to his original 1928 design.

He'll be appearing in settings including Santa Monica, Paris, Tokyo, Venice, Beijing and New York.

The series will begin airing this summer on the Disney Channel, Disney.com and Disney Channel online apps. The new episodes will debut on June 28.

Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto will all make guest appearances.

Mickey Mouse, Burbank-based Disney's biggest star, got his start in 1928 in the short "Steamboat Willie."

Watch Mickey in Paris in the new short "Croissant de Triomphe".

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.