Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures
Also known asMickey and the Roadster Racers (Season 1–2)[note 1]
GenreEducational
Musical
Adventure
Sports (Auto racing)
Comedy
Created byBobs Gannaway
Based onMickey Mouse
by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
by Bobs Gannaway
Directed by
  • Phil Weinstein
  • Broni Likomanov
  • Jeff Gordon
Voices of
Theme music composerBeau Black
Opening theme"Mickey and the Roadster Racers" Main Title Theme
by Beau Black (season 1–2)
"Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures" Main Title Theme
by Beau Black (season 3–present)
Ending theme"Roadster Racers Go!"
by Beau Black
"Super-Charged"
by Beau Black (in some episodes)
"Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures" Main Title Theme (Instrumental)
Composers
  • Beau Black
  • Mike Barnett
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes86 episodes + 30 shorts (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersRob LaDuca
Mark Seidenberg
Animators
EditorsThomas Hart (Story Editor)
Reid Kramer
Mark Seidenberg (Supervising Story Editor)
Running time21–22 minutes (10.5–11 minutes per segment)
Production companyDisney Television Animation
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkDisney Junior
Picture formatHD: 720p
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseJanuary 15, 2017 (2017-01-15) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byMickey Mouse Clubhouse
Followed byMickey Mouse Funhouse
Related showsChip 'n Dale's Nutty Tales
External links
Website
Production website

Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures is an American computer-animated children's television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It is the successor to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The series, originally airing as Mickey and the Roadster Racers for its first two seasons[note 1], debuted on Disney Junior in the United States on January 15, 2017.[1]

The series was renewed for a second season on March 15, 2017,[2] which premiered on April 13, 2018. A third season was renewed one year after,[3] leading to the series being renamed as Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures. The first episode under the new title originally aired on October 14, 2019.[4]

The show was Russi Taylor's final TV series role, before her death on July 26, 2019.

On October 1, 2020, it was announced that a new series, Mickey Mouse Funhouse, is currently in development. It is scheduled to premiere on August 20, 2021 on Disney Junior.[5][6]

Plot

Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures is about the Sensational Six (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto) as they race around their town of Adventures and around the world (Pluto does not race in any way). Unlike the previous series, this show contains two 11-minute stories as opposed to a full-length 22-minute story. In the first half, Billy Beagle commentates on Mickey and his friends' races whether the race is in Hot Dog Hills or somewhere else around the world.

In the second half, Minnie and Daisy work as the Happy Helpers alongside Cuckoo Loca (from Minnie's Bow-Toons) where they help out different residents of Hot Dog Hills. Minnie and Daisy use the Turnstyler located in the office and the Happy Helper Van to assume the clothes associated with their jobs that they are hired to help out on.

In Season 2, the Roadster Racers get their roadsters modified by Ludwig Von Drake so that they can perform Supercharged moves.

In Season 3, Mickey builds a mixed-up motor lab that mixes up and transforms cars. It starts to use the classic "Hot Dog" song originally written and performed by They Might Be Giants for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. This new version of the song is placed between the two segments of each episode and at the end of the final segment.

Episodes

Main article: List of Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
15226January 15, 2017 (2017-01-15)March 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)
25025April 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)August 2, 2019 (2019-08-02)
37035October 14, 2019 (2019-10-14)March 27, 2021 (2021-03-27)

Characters

Main

Recurring

Hot Dog Hills residents

Characters in international locations

The following characters reside in international locations that Team Mickey visits for their events:

Release

Broadcast

The first season of Mickey and the Roadster Racers debuted on Disney Junior in the United States on January 15, 2017. The series also aired on Disney Junior in Canada on January 24,[8] Disney Junior in Australia on March 17, Disney Junior in Asia on March 24, Disney Junior in the UK and Ireland on April 19,[9] Disney Junior in South Africa on April 22[10] and Disney Channel in India on May 15.[11]

Home media

The first release, entitled "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" was released on DVD on March 7, 2017.[12] "Minnie's Happy Helpers" was released on July 25, 2017, with the release themed around the Minnie and Daisy subplots.[13] "Disney Junior Holiday" was released on October 23, 2018. "Minnie Bow Be Mine" was released on February 5, 2019.

Reception

The first season of Mickey and the Roadster Racers received mixed to positive reviews. Common Sense Media rated the series a 3 out of 5 stars, stating "Fast-paced racing fun in community-minded series."[14]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Result Refs
2017 Music + Sound Awards Best Sound Design: Television Programme Kate Finan

Brad Meyer

Jacob Cook

Nominated [15][16]
2018 Brad Meyer

Kate Finan

James Singleton

Nominated [17][18]
Annie Award Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production for Preschool Children Mickey and the Roadster Racers Nominated [19]
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Sound Editing in a Preschool Animated Program Brad Meyer, Kate Finan and James Singleton Nominated [20]
2020 NAMIC Vision Awards Animation Mickey Mouse: Mixed-Up Adventures Nominated [21][22]

Spin-offs

Chip 'n Dale's Nutty Tales

Chip 'n Dale's Nutty Tales is a spin-off series which premiered in November 13, 2017. It aired in the daytime Disney Junior programming block for younger audiences. The plot revolves around Chip and Dale venturing and helping their friends in Hot Dog Hills. They interact with various characters from Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures.[23][24][25]


Notes

  1. ^ a b The first two seasons were retroactively titled Mickey Mouse Roadster Racers upon the third season's premiere.

References

  1. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (December 1, 2016). "Disney Junior Sets January Launch For Mickey and the Roadster Racers". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  2. ^ Calvario, Liz (March 15, 2017). "Disney Junior Renews 'Mickey and the Roadster Racers' & 'The Lion Guard'". Deadline.
  3. ^ Haring, Bruce (March 15, 2018). "Disney Junior Renews 'Mickey And The Roadster Racers' For Season 3". Deadline.
  4. ^ Zahed, Ramin (August 16, 2019). "Disney's New 'Mickey Mouse Mixed Up Adventures' Premieres in Oct". Animation Magazine.
  5. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (October 1, 2020). "Disney Junior Starts Building 'Mickey Mouse Funhouse' for 2021". Animation Magazine.
  6. ^ ""Jump Into Wow" This Summer on Disney Junior with "Marvel's Spidey and His Amazing Friends" and "Mickey Mouse Funhouse"" (Press release). Disney Channel. June 16, 2021 – via The Futon Critic.
  7. ^ "Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse for three decades, dies at 75". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Disney Junior Canada (January 4, 2017). "Mickey and the Roadster Racers Happy Helpers Song". Retrieved January 20, 2017 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ DisneyJuniorUK (December 9, 2016). "Mickey and the Roadster Racers Teaser Trailer! Disney Junior UK". Retrieved December 29, 2016 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ Disney Channel Africa (March 11, 2017). "Mickey and the Roadster Racers – Theme Song | Official Disney Junior Africa". Retrieved March 21, 2017 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "Mickey and the Roadster Racers | New Show on Disney Channel". Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  12. ^ "Bring Home this Fast Paced Fun of Mickey and the Roadster Racers on Disney DVD". Chip and Co. December 17, 2016. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Minnie's Happy Helpers". May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  14. ^ "Mickey and the Roadster Racers - TV Review". www.commonsensemedia.org. January 13, 2017.
  15. ^ "2017 Finalists - Sound Design". Music+Sound Awards. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  16. ^ "Music + Sound Awards, International (2017)". IMDb. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  17. ^ "2018 Finalists - Sound Design". Music+Sound Awards. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  18. ^ "Music + Sound Awards, International (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  19. ^ "48th Annual Annie Awards". annieawards.org.
  20. ^ "The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Announces Nominations for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards" (PDF). The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Press release). March 21, 2018.
  21. ^ April 2020, R. Thomas Umstead 06. "HBO, NBC Top NAMIC Vision Awards Nominations". Multichannel News. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  22. ^ "NAMIC Vision Awards". NAMIC Vision Awards. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  23. ^ Santoro, Alessia (November 23, 2019). "Disney Channel and Disney Junior Will Air New Holiday-Themed Episodes Starting Nov. 30!". POPSUGAR UK Parenting. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  24. ^ Douglas, Edward (June 11, 2019). "Syndicated Comics". The Beat. Retrieved November 6, 2020.
  25. ^ "Disney Channel & Disney Jr. Are Premiering a Holiday-Themed Line-Up". Red Tricycle. November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2020.