The DisneyShorts YouTube channel has uploaded two more new animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse.
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.
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!
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! introduces us to the Figaro and Cleo of a new generation. In this case, a goldfish named Gubbles and a cat with no name.
I’m sure you can imagine what happens next. Sigh, cartoon cats. You never win anything.
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!