Disney is serving up some local fare in its latest animated short series, Mickey Go Local.
The South-East Asia division of the American media giant is releasing a six-episode series, each spanning two minutes, which features Singapore and Malaysia’s food, traditional clothes and architecture.
Its first episode, Master Hawker, sees Mickey making and selling satay and Donald Duck tossing the roti canai in the air at a hawker street. When Goofy passes by, the street vendors pull out all the stops to impress him.
“We are committed to creating locally appealing stories that are relevant to our fans. The Mickey Go Local animated shorts are the first time our beloved characters are seen enjoying Southeast Asia’s charms, providing heartwarming moments for kids and families,” said Amit Malhotra, The Walt Disney Company’s regional lead for emerging markets (direct-to-consumer & international) said in a press statement.
“We are excited to work with an exceptional group of local creative talent from Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines to bring the animated series to life.”
Master Hawker can now be viewed on Disney Channel Asia’s YouTube page and tomorrow on Disney Channel (Astro Ch 615). Its second episode, Peranakan Spice, will be available Aug 30.
The rest of the episodes will premiere on a monthly basis until January 2020.