An all-new series starring Mickey Mouse and pals is revving up for its debut on Disney Junior, with Mickey and the Roadster Racers set to premiere in simulcast Sunday, January 15 at 9 a.m. EST on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Two more episodes will cross the finish line Monday, Jan. 16 at 9 a.m. on Disney Channel.
Episodes will also be available on the Disney Junior app and Disney Junior VOD beginning Jan. 15 and on iTunes Jan. 16. Starting Dec. 25 on the Disney Junior app, kids can unlock daily content including short videos and mini-games via a Hot Dog Hills interactive map counting down to the show’s premiere. A suite of games featuring each “Fabulous Five” character will arrive on the app Jan. 15.
Rolling out internationally throughout 2017, the series takes Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald and their unique transforming vehicles on humorous, high-spirited races around the globe — as well as hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills. Off the track, Minnie and Daisy also run their successful Happy Helpers business, solving problems for anyone in need. Aimed at kids 2-7, Mickey and the Roadster Racers is designed to impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, teamworks, optimism and good sportsmanship.
Joining Mickey and friends will be NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon in recurring guest star roles as Jiminy Johnson, Danni Sue and Gordon Gear. Also lined up as special guest voices are Jay Leno, as announcer Billy Beagle; Tim Gunn (Project Runway) as Robbie Roberts; Gordon Ramsay (MasterChef) as Chef Oxley; Hoda Kotb (The Today Show) as Mrs. Sweetums; Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Dr. Crutchley; Jane Leeves (Frasier) as the Queen of England; Fred Willard (Best in Show) as Mr. Doozy; Hector Elizondo (Last Man Standing) as Grandpa Beagle; Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as Luigi; Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Emmy Lou; Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World) as Antie Olina; and comedian Patton Oswalt as Mr. McSnorter.
The production team is headed by the Emmy-nominated creatives behind Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Never Land Pirates: EP Rob LaDuca, co-EP and supervising story editor Mark Seidenberg, and story editor Thomas Hard. Mickey and the Roadster Racers is a production of Disney Television Animation.