Watch “Stayin’ Cool” and “Gasp!” Online

The DisneyShorts YouTube channel has uploaded two more new animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse.

Stayin' Cool (2013) Title Card

Stayin’ Cool (2013) Title Card

In Stayin’ Cool, Mickey, Donald and Goofy take drastic measures — like trespassing and nearly getting butchered — to cool off on the hottest day of the year.

Only Eyes Visible

Once again, we see a modern twist on some of my favorite cartoon tropes, and others that are done in a classic way.  Nothing but the whites of eyes showing in a dark scene (above) is very reminiscent of early Silly Symphonies like Hell’s Bells.  The way Goofy begins to melt (below) is just another in a long line of examples of the fluidity of cartoon characters.  Of course they turn to liquid!  They’re made of ink!

Character Melts

It was an odd installment in this series, but I liked that it’s another that gets Mickey back to his mischievous, self-serving roots.

Gasp! (2013) Title Card

Gasp! (2013) Title Card

Gasp! introduces us to the Figaro and Cleo of a new generation.  In this case, a goldfish named Gubbles and a cat with no name.

Gubbles and Cat

Gubbles and Cat

I’m sure you can imagine what happens next.  Sigh, cartoon cats.  You never win anything.

Seeing stars might be my favorite cartoon convention ever.

Seeing stars might be my favorite cartoon convention ever.

I got really excited at the pet fish and cat in this cartoon.  It makes me hopeful that Pluto will make his premiere in this new Mickey Mouse series soon.

Watch Stayin’ Cool and Gasp! here and tell us what you think!

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