Mickey is a busy mouse, and soon, fans can catch him kicking it into high gear as the Disney icon races around the world with Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald and Daisy in Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Disney announced Wednesday.
The new series will focus on the lives of the “Sensational Six” in Hot Dog Hills and “surprising racing adventures that take the gang to a variety of iconic locales around the world,” according to Nancy Kanter, executive vice president of original programming for Disney Junior.
Each will have their own personalized vehicle as they speed through races worldwide and in their hometown of Hot Dog Hills. Children ages 2 to 7 serve as the target demographic for the animated/live-action show, which will teach social and emotional lessons about friendship, good sportsmanship and teamwork.
The creative team behind Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse return to for Roadster Racers, including Rob LaDuca as executive producer, Mark Seidenberg as co-executive producer and supervising story editor, and Thomas Hart as story editor.
Mickey and the Roadster Racers is expected on the small screen in 2017.