Wed 12 Apr 2017, 10:41
Roadster Racers, a madcap car-racing adventure series for pre-schoolers led by Disney's No. 1 star, Mickey Mouse, and his pals, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Daisy and Donald, will make its television debut on Saturday 22 April at 09:30 on Disney Junior, channel 309.
The series takes Mickey and the gang, along with their unique transforming vehicles, on humorous high-spirited races around the globe, as well as hometown capers in Hot Dog Hills. Off the racetrack, Minnie and Daisy also run their own successful business as Happy Helpers, solving problems for anyone in need of a helping hand. Geared towards kids two to seven, the stories are designed to impart social and emotional lessons about friendship, teamwork, optimism and good sportsmanship.
NASCAR stars Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon recur as race car drivers Jiminy Johnson, Danni Sue and Gordon Gear, respectively. Additional guest stars include television personality Jay Leno as announcer Billy Beagle, Tim Gunn (Project Runway) as Robbie Roberts, Gordon Ramsay (MasterChef) as Chef Oxley, Hoda Kotb (The Today Show) as Mrs Sweetums, Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Dr Crutchley, Jane Leeves (Frasier) as the Queen of England, Fred Willard (Best in Show) as Mr Doozy, Hector Elizondo (Last Man Standing) as Grandpa Beagle, Tony Shalhoub (Monk) as Luigi, Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates) as Emmy Lou, Tia Carrere (Wayne's World) as Antie Olina and comedian Patton Oswalt as Mr McSnorter.
The Emmy-nominated creative talent behind Disney Junior's hit series, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, comprise the production team: Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is co-executive producer and supervising story editor, and Thomas Hart is story editor. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.