FIRST-EVER EXTENDED EPISODE OF EMMY AWARD-WINNING "MICKEY MOUSE" CARTOON SHORTS TO DEBUT IN CELEBRATION OF MICKEY MOUSE'S BIRTHDAY, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Disney Channel will debut the first-ever extended episode of the Emmy Award-winning "Mickey Mouse" cartoon shorts as part of a themed day of programming in honor of Mickey Mouse's birthday on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). The special seven-minute comedic cartoon titled "Potatoland" finds Mickey, Donald and Goofy on a road trip to Idaho to fulfill Goofy's lifelong dream of visiting what he fondly remembers as Potatoland theme park. The short will be available on WATCHDisneyChannel.com, the WATCH Disney Channel app for smartphones and tablets, Disney.com and iTunes the day after the linear premiere.
"Mickey Mouse" cartoons will air every half hour beginning at 1:25 p.m. ET/PT, leading up to the premiere of "Potatoland." Also debuting throughout the day will be special birthday messages to Mickey from the stars of "Austin & Ally, "Dog with a Blog," "Jessie" and "Shake It Up." The day-long birthday celebration kicks off with back-to-back episodes of Disney Junior's Emmy-nominated series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" (10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET/PT).
"Mickey Mouse" is a production of Disney Television Animation. Emmy Award-winning artist and director Paul Rudish ("Star Wars: Clone Wars," "Dexter's Laboratory") is the executive producer and supervising director. Aaron Springer ("SpongeBob SquarePants, "Gravity Falls") and Clay Morrow ("Dexter's Laboratory," "The Powerpuff Girls") are directors, and Joseph Holt ("Sym-Bionic Titan") is the art director. "Potatoland" is directed by Aaron Springer.