To promote the upcoming November 27th release of the Disney animated feature Frozen, the studio invited members of the press out to see about 30 minutes of the film, along with the short, Get A Horse!, that will be paired with it in theaters. Featuring Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse, the charming and totally cool new 3D short that seamlessly blends 2D black and white animation with color CG follows Mickey, his favorite gal pal Minnie Mouse (voiced by Marcellite Garner), and their friends Horace Horsecollar and Clarabell Cow, as they enjoy a musical haywagon ride. When Peg-Leg Peter (voiced by Billy Bletcher) shows up and tries to run them off the road, classic meets modern, often stunningly in the same frame.
Get A Horse! is so fun that not only did it leave me wanting to see it again, but it made me excited to see what other new Mickey Mouse shorts were to come. While at the press day, Collider got the opportunity to speak with director Lauren MacMullan and producer Dorothy McKim about how they each got involved with this project and ended up working together on it, the biggest challenges in blending the old world animation with the new world, the appeal of working with mixed media, how when of the characters ended up wearing a Captain America t-shirt, how long the process of piecing together Walt Disney’s voice for the dialogue took, and if there could be more Mickey Mouse shorts, in the future. Check out what they had to say after the jump.