Disney Junior has greenlit Disney Television Animation’s new preschool series Mickey Mouse Funhouse, which is currently in production. Launching in 2021, the series features familiar characters including Mickey, Minnie and Pluto, who use a talking playhouse to travel to a different destination in every episode.
Aimed at kids ages two to seven, each ep will feature two 11-minute stories, with a dance break in between. The focus is on imaginative play, and teaching kids about friendship and creativity.
Mickey Mouse Funhouse is executive produced by Phil Weinstein, with Thomas Hart as co-exec producer and supervising story editor, and Mark Drop attached as story editor. This is the same trio that was behind Disney Junior series Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers. Alan Bodner (Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure) serves as art director, while Beau Black (The Lion Guard) is composing the music and co-writing original songs with Loren Hoskins (Jake and the Never Land Pirates).
Disney Junior has been leaning hard on Mickey and the gang lately, introducing animated Halloween-themed interstitials Mickey’s Trick or Treats and spooky new episodes of Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures.