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First Look: Mickey Mouse Turns 85 With a Disney Channel Tribute and a New (Old!) Short

Nov 7, 2013 01:04 PM ET
by Michael Logan

Mickey Mouse Shorts

He’s never looked younger! Those terrific new but vintage-looking Mickey Mouse shorts that are currently airing on Disney Channel have already won three Emmys — what better way to celebrate the little guy’s 85th birthday than with a super-duper extended one? On Monday, Nov. 18 (8/7c) the channel will air Potatoland, a seven-minute cartoon that finds Mickey, Donald and Goofy on a road trip to Idaho to fulfill Goofy’s lifelong dream of visiting what he fondly remembers as Potatoland theme park.

As part of the birthday tribute, Mickey Mouse toons will air every half hour beginning at 1:25/12:25c, leading up to the premiere of Potatoland. Also debuting throughout the day will be special birthday messages to Mickey from the stars of Austin & Ally, Dog With a Blog, Jessie and Shake It Up. The daylong celebration kicks off with back-to-back episodes of Disney Junior’s Emmy-nominated series Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (10:30 a.m./9:30c to 1 pm/12 c).

Potatoland will also be available on WATCHDisneyChannel.com, the WATCH Disney Channel app for smartphones and tablets, Disney.com and iTunes the day after the Disney Channel premiere.

Check out this exclusive clip of Potatoland!

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