This Halloween Cartoon Is the Best of the New Mickey Mouse Shorts

Slate's Culture Blog
Oct. 24 2013 11:30 AM

This Halloween Cartoon Is the Best of the New Mickey Mouse Shorts

1382627408
A zombie-fied Goofy and Mickey Mouse meet in a spooky forest.

Disney

Back in June, the Disney Channel launched a new series of Mickey Mouse cartoons, featuring an updated design of the iconic character by Paul Rudish, the artist behind The Power Puff Girls. The shorts generally have the same narrative style as the original Mickey Mouse cartoons, with minimal dialogue and lots of screwball antics, and they are set in various places across the globe (France, China, Japan).

The latest short, “Ghoul Friend,” is a fun, Halloween-themed romp that finds the mouse stranded in some spooky woods after his car breaks down, where he encounters a zombie-fied Goofy. And while it can’t compare to the visual and audible spectacle of 1929’s “Haunted House,” it’s not a bad way for Mickey fans to spend a few minutes of their day. Today’s kids will likely get a kick out of it, too.

Advertisement

(Via Laughing Squid.)

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

TODAY IN SLATE

Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy

Even if You Don’t Like Batman, You Might Like Gotham

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Politics

Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

So, Apple Is Not Shuttering Beats, but the Streaming Service Will Probably Be Folded Into iTunes

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PM Apple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)
  Life
Outward
Sept. 22 2014 4:45 PM Why Can’t the Census Count Gay Couples Accurately?
  Double X
Doublex
Sept. 22 2014 4:06 PM No, Women’s Soccer Does Not Have a Domestic Violence Problem Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 22 2014 5:45 PM The University of California Corrects “Injustice” by Making Its Rich Chancellors Even Richer
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 22 2014 4:34 PM Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.