Disney Junior has ordered a third season of its CG animated series Mickey and the Roadster Racers — Disney Channel’s No. 1 show with kids 2-5 — just as season 2 is set to hit the starting line on Friday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. New episodes will also launch on DisneyNOW and Disney Junior VOD the same day.
The season 2 guest star lineup includes Academy Award-winning director and writer Guillermo del Toro as Mr. Talbot, business partner to Goofy’s world-adventuring Uncle Goof; rock legend Alice Cooper as treasure hunter Alistair Coop De Ville; racing icon Mario Andretti as Mickey’s racing teammate Mario Mousedretti; actor and comedian Stephen Fry as English gentleman Dr. Crutchley; recording artist Sabrina Carpenter as pop star Nina; Camilla Belle (Diablo) as Daisy’s Brazilian cousin, Almanda; Broadway’s Andrea Martin as Mrs. Bigby, a stylish pink poodle; and Indycar drivers Bia Figueiredo, Takuma Sato and Pippa Mann as international race car drivers.
Returning this season are Jay Leno as Billy Beagle; Patton Oswalt as Mr. McSnorter; Jane Leeves as the Queen of England; Danica Patrick as race car driver Danni Sue; Jeff Gordon as race car driver Gordon Gear; and Kate Micucci as Emmy Lou.
Since its Jan. 2017 premiere, Mickey and the Roadster Racers has reached over 157 million viewers worldwide and is available in 158 countries in 32 languages.
The series takes Mickey and the gang, along with their unique transforming vehicles, on humorous high-spirited races around the globe, as well as hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills. Off the racetrack, Minnie and Daisy also run their own successful business as Happy Helpers solving problems for anyone in need of a helping hand. The stories are designed to impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, teamwork, optimism and good sportsmanship. Season 2 finds the gang enjoying upgrades to their personalized race cars, making them glow-in-the-dark and speedier.
Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is co-executive producer/supervising story editor, and Thomas Hart is story editor. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.