September 3, 2013

LA DOLCE MICKEY

Mickey Mouse has returned in a new series of shorts based on the classic "rubber hose" style animation of the 1920s and 1930s and on the background style of the 1950s and 1960s. Under the helm of Paul Rudish (Samurai Jack, Clone Wars, Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls), Mickey gets a jet-setting facelift complete with scooter and adventures to cool locations like Tokyo, Paris, New York, and the Swiss Alps. Rudish: “The story comes first, and it might lend itself to a particular location. It’s always fun to find those locations and capitalize on what they have to offer. As long as his personality is intact, Mickey can live and do anything all over the world. For Croissant de Triomphe at first we were playing with the idea of Mickey trying to rush across an urban environment to deliver something – we were thinking of making him a bike messenger in New York. But then I realized I didn’t really want to draw him in a bike helmet. So I thought how about a scooter helmet – and scooters are awesome in France! And the environment felt really fresh and fun to explore.” I hope Mickey takes a trip down Via Veneto with a character named Marcello! More details here.



Get ready to meet MIKI ZERO, Japanese fashion model and spy! Jason Whiton, creator of Spy Vibe, has written a sixties thriller inspired by his love of Ian Fleming and based on newly declassified intel from the Cold War. More info at his website here. Recent Spy Vibe posts: Beatles fall 2013 releasesA Hard Days Night cinematographer dies, Magic Christian on Blu-ray, Early Beatles image archive, Julie NewmarErno GoldfingerHitchcock tribute, Ian Fleming memorial, Emma Peel Megaset returns. More Bo Diddley here

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Erno GoldfingerIan Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book coversIan Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address

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