Mickey hits the road with NASCAR stars in new se­ries

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Mickey Mouse is hang­ing with a fast crowd in a new Dis­ney TV se­ries.

Dis­ney said Thurs­day its an­i­mated “Mickey and the Road­ster Rac­ers” will pair the fa­mous mouse with re­cur­ring guests Jim­mie John­son, Dan­ica Pa­trick and Jeff Gor­don.

The NASCAR stars will voice an­i­mated char­ac­ters based on them. John­son plays Jiminy John­son; Pa­trick is Danni Sue; and Gor­don is Gor­don Gear.

Mickey’s pals Min­nie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Don­ald will be along for the ride, as well, when the se­ries de­buts in Jan­uary on the Dis­ney Chan­nel and Dis­ney Ju­nior.

“Mickey and the Road­ster Rac­ers” is de­scribed as a “mad­cap” ad­ven­ture se­ries for chil­dren 2 through 7, with lessons on top­ics in­clud­ing friend­ship and team­work.

Other celebrity guests will in­clude Jay Leno, Tim Gunn, Tony Shal­houb, Jane Leeves and Pat­ton Oswalt.

“Mickey and the Road­ster Rac­ers” will de­but 9 a.m. Jan. 15, on the Dis­ney chan­nels.

Char­ac­ters, from left, Pluto, Goofy, Min­nie Mouse, Jiminy John­son, Pete the Cat and Mickey Mouse ap­pear in a scene from “Mickey and the Road­ster Rac­ers.”

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