(voiceover)

NATS - Mickey says Oui_

FROM PARIS....

Nats - Mickey in Tokyo clip

TO TOKYO -

THE ICONIC MOUSE HAS LONG HAD A WORDWIDE FOLLOWING.

BUT HE'S ABOUT TO GAIN A NEW GENERATION OF FANS -

THANKS TO RETRO MICKEY.

(NATS - "Steamboat Willie" )

7. SOUNDBITE (English): Paul Rudish - Executive Producer & Director, Mickey Mouse

"I came to Disney and was able to immerse myself in all the original artwork and cartoons that were around. Got to go to the archives and dig up all the old model sheets throughout the eras

A NEW SERIES OF ANIMATED SHORTS FEATURING MICKEY AND THE GANG - INCLUDING MINNIE MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, GOOFY AND PLUTO WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT FRIDAY ON THE DISNEY CHANNEL.

A MODERN MAKEOVER OF THE CLASSICS.

SOUNDBITE: Mike Moon - VP, Creative at Disney Television Animation

There's a lot of sixties and fifties graphical influence on some of the backgrounds. All together that served as the source of inspiration where we were able to make something very contemporary out of it."

AT THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO... IT'S CLEAR MICKEY HAS EVOLVED THROUGH THE AGES

(NATS - DESCRIBING IPAD)

CREATORS OF THE NEW MICKEY MOUSE SERIES HOPE THE LOVE FOR ALL THINGS MICKEY, HAS STAYED THE SAME.

(NATS - MORE MICKEY CLIP)

JEANNIE OHM/ ASSOCIATED PRESS