Disney Bringing Back Mickey Mouse in 2-D Shorts

Mickey and friends return via hand-drawn animation on June 28.

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    Mickey Mouse cartoons are coming back to TV as Disney attempts to revive one of the world's most popular characters.

    The 19 episodes, hand-drawn and in 2-D, will debut June 28 on the Disney Channel, Disney.com and the Watch Disney Channel app.

    In a preview on Disney.com, Mickey and Minnie are working at a Paris cafe when they face a shortage of croissants. In the 3-minute, 30-second cartoon, Mickey goes on an adventurous trip through the city to fulfill their orders.

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    Walt Disney Co.'s CEO Bob Iger told CNBC on Tuesday that the shorts harken back to the days of founder Walt Disney, highlighting Mickey's "impish" and "innocent" qualities.