In a new series of animated shorts, Mickey Mouse and his friends are given a local twist, exploring Malaysian and Singaporean food, clothes and architecture.
In Mickey Go Local, audiences in Malaysia and Singapore will see Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy in familiar settings for the very first time.
Comprising of six parts, the series is the first animation series of its kind that is produced in the region.
You can watch the first episode on Disney Channel Asia’s YouTube titled Master Hawker.
The episode shows Goofy making the tough decision of choosing between Mickey’s satay or Donald’s roti canai in a food face-off.
Netizens have commended Disney for its localised content that highlights Malaysian and Singaporean culture.
“Thank you, Disney for showing Malaysian culture! I’m a proud Malaysian,” wrote KM Chin in the comments section.
“This is awesome… love it! More of this please!” chimed in Ivy Tan.
You can watch Master Hawker on the Disney Channel from tomorrow and the second episode Peranakan Spice will premiere 30 Aug.
The shorts are also available on Disney Channel Asia’s YouTube page.
Each episode is about two minutes long and a new short will be released every month until January 2020.
“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 South-east Asia’s charms, providing heartwarming moments for kids and families,” said The Walt Disney Company emerging markets (direct-to-consumer & international) regional lead Amit Malhotra.
“We are excited to work with an exceptional group of local creative talent from Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines to bring the animated series to life.”