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2D Disney Shorts making their way back in June

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I think the video must be us exclusive for now, link's just taking me straight to disney.co.uk

 

Like the look of this though, glad to see them going back to their roots. also good to see the acknowledge the character was created by Ub Iwerks and not Walt himself.

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I think the video must be us exclusive for now, link's just taking me straight to disney.co.uk

 

Like the look of this though, glad to see them going back to their roots. also good to see the acknowledge the character was created by Ub Iwerks and not Walt himself.

If it's any help, try watching it here instead

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir0SXuKh-X8

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As someone who is a huge fan of old timey style shorts (especially ones by Disney and Iwerks, alone or together,) I can say that this short tickled my fancy and I am more than ecstatic to hear that there's more of of these on the way. Plus with the talent behind these shorts, there's no way any of these will disappoint.

 

Now that we have finally some new Mickey Mouse toons after all these years, all I need is some new Oswald the Lucky Rabbit shorts, and I'll be the happiest "old timey toon" geek alive.

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I can't say I'm a fan of the attempt at a slightly more modern version of the original style, but the cartoon was nice, nonetheless.

The closer I look into the animation though, the more it reminds me of Mighty Bee. mellow.png

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So it looks like the Epic Mickey games started a classic Mickey craze. Give me Bob Clampett Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck and you get all my money.

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I really liked that. I like how fluid it looks, good old classic "excessive fluidity, because we can! fuq yeah!!" That you would always see in Disney's old stuff, now with a modern touch.

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I think they meant that they want Looney Tunes shorts drawn in the style of the Bob Clampett works. :|b

At this point, I hardly care how they draw Looney Tunes as long as it's not in some unamusing animated sitcom format. =/

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If it's any help, try watching it here instead

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir0SXuKh-X8

ah brilliant, thanks a lot.

 

Wow, that was lovely, loved the style of it, they really managed to get a nice mix of the classic style while keeping it really modern. I would have preferred hand drawn animation as opposed to havin g it done on computers (while it's still obviously brilliantly animated there are still occasional things like tweens and shape tweens that cheapen it in my opinion), I can understand and forgive that though.

 

As for the content, I was a little disappointed, there's too much focus on action, mickey racing his scooter along rooftops etc. instead of jokes. The old mickey cartoons were joke after joke after joke whereas here, the jokes are much smaller and used really as an addition to the action instead of being the main driving force of the story.

I didn't laugh at all, that's a big problem.

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At this point, I hardly care how they draw Looney Tunes as long as it's not in some unamusing animated sitcom format. =/

The animated sitcom stuff wasn't that good. But I don't even have time to watch it now so WHO CARES?biggrin.png

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Excellent news and great cartoon, loved the modernized retraux animation style and the classic Mickey Mouse/Disney gags/shout outs are a rather nice touch. The 2D animation department Disney is definitely on a roll both in terms of films and television animation.

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ah brilliant, thanks a lot.

 

Wow, that was lovely, loved the style of it, they really managed to get a nice mix of the classic style while keeping it really modern. I would have preferred hand drawn animation as opposed to havin g it done on computers (while it's still obviously brilliantly animated there are still occasional things like tweens and shape tweens that cheapen it in my opinion), I can understand and forgive that though.

 

As for the content, I was a little disappointed, there's too much focus on action, mickey racing his scooter along rooftops etc. instead of jokes. The old mickey cartoons were joke after joke after joke whereas here, the jokes are much smaller and used really as an addition to the action instead of being the main driving force of the story.

I didn't laugh at all, that's a big problem.

 

The action sequences were actually my favorite part, as I tend to eat up that sort of thing in any media. Who knows though, maybe some of the other shorts will be more joke-oriented. As for the animation, yeah it looks like flash, but I still really like it. It's still got an awkwardly smooth framerate that flash-based stuff is known for, but the animators used that to their advantage here with how fluid and vibrant everything moves, probably with less effort than they would've had to put in doing it by hand, but achieving similar results, also with a slicker, cleaner, modern look to boot. Stuff like this and MLP have really helped me to sorta warm up to flash recently, (even though I still have a problem with 80% of the other shows that use it lazily.) My favorite piece of animation in the whole thing is probably the part where Mickey's being chased as he runs and jumps over boxes and stuff. It's just so zany looking and oozes style.

Edited by Inferno

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This was great! I adore the animation style, since I've always had a fondness for Classic Mickey. Never really liked his look much in the 1940's shorts and beyond. Now I hope they do more of these with other characters like Goofy and Donald, especially the latter.

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Oh wow, I saw this a few days ago, and this is the cutest thing ever. While obviously Flash, the animators defiantly used it to their advantage and I must say that I think the animation looks even better than MLP. The character designs are also extremely cute.

 

And I really like how they're portraying Mickey. Since his last short in 1995 (I think it was then), Mickey Mouse has been totally morphed from a mischievous troublemaker to a boring niceguy everyman in the House of Mouse. But you can still obviously tell that they just didn't know what to do with Mickey in the MD&G shorts. I guess we really can't tell much of his character from this very short short, but you can see that he is a lot more 'actiony' than he has been since the last short. He is also enough trouble that the cops have to come after him. I don't know, you can say I'm looking too much in to this and I probably am, but I'm really looking forward to June.

Edited by UsernameAlreadyTook-Waffle

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I saw it when it came out, and I can honestly say that I was impressed by it. Really like the art direction of the new shorts, it has that retro look but with new life added into it.

 

Same here. a mix of retro and modern animation is always cool, and they did a pretty good job of it unlike certain shows on Cartoon Network these days which sometimes have heads that are too big for a paper-thin body and whatnot. if you're gonna mix the two elements, do them right; and that's exactly what Disney did here. 

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The action sequences were actually my favorite part, as I tend to eat up that sort of thing in any media. Who knows though, maybe some of the other shorts will be more joke-oriented. As for the animation, yeah it looks like flash, but I still really like it. It's still got an awkwardly smooth framerate that flash-based stuff is known for, but the animators used that to their advantage here with how fluid and vibrant everything moves, probably with less effort than they would've had to put in doing it by hand, but achieving similar results, also with a slicker, cleaner, modern look to boot. Stuff like this and MLP have really helped me to sorta warm up to flash recently, (even though I still have a problem with 80% of the other shows that use it lazily.) My favorite piece of animation in the whole thing is probably the part where Mickey's being chased as he runs and jumps over boxes and stuff. It's just so zany looking and oozes style.

 

I'm one of those people who just kinda switches off during action scenes, they're just not for me at all. Making it feel more action orientated just made it feel less of a mickey cartoon to me but yeah, maybe the future shorts will sort that out.

 

I'm liking mickey's personality in this though, it's a lot closer to how he was in the first cartoons.

 

Edit: seeing as this  has put me in the mood for some classic disney, here's the first ever mickey mouse cartoon

Edited by Jake Bird

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