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New ‘Potatoland’ Poster Revealed in Countdown Series to Opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Today, we’re continuing our special cartoon poster series celebrating the March 4 debut of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with new art inspired by the fun “Potatoland” short.   

As you can see, our new “Potatoland” poster features Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck at the entrance of a one-of-a-kind theme park! In the video short, Mickey and Donald try to make Goofy’s dream come true by building a surprise theme park of potatoes!

You’ll soon be able to experience the surprises of Mickey’s cartoon universe like never before at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.  During each adventure, you’ll enter the NEW Mickey Mouse cartoon short “Perfect Picnic” for an one-of-a-kind adventure where anything can happen. Why? Because here, mouse rules apply!

And before experiencing Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll see posters of these existing award-winning shorts that might have previously premiered at the Chinese Theatre – all created specifically for the attraction by Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Television Animation.  

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more exclusive poster art inspired by the video shorts in the coming weeks. In the meantime, be sure to check out the “Potatoland” short for a look inside an amazing cartoon universe you’ll be able to enjoy at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway beginning March 4, 2020, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and later at Disneyland park in 2022.

Here are some of our earlier stories featuring Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway:

Comments

  • Good call, Matthew, I do see some of John Kricfalusi’s style in the new characters. However, Mickey and all his friends have changed so much over the years, it’s hard to say what “traditional” means when it comes to their appearance. Personality-wise, I think the characters remain true to themselves in these shorts. And yes, you’re right, the backgrounds are beautiful — you can tell the artists really took inspiration from Mary Blair and the other early artists and designers.

    Everybody in my family loves these new shorts, and I think they are a great addition to the ever-evolving history of our beloved mouse. Potatoland is my son’s personal favorite among all of them. We’re West Coasters but we hope the posters are for sale next time we visit Disney World, or when the ride opens in Disneyland in a couple years!

  • I’m really hoping we’ll have the chance to buy a ‘Potatoland’ poster at the Park!

  • I like these stylized shorts – the backgrounds are amazing – but they’re a little too John Kricfalusi-esque, and so I hope overall the design of Mickey (and friends) stays more traditional in future applications. Looking forward to this one ride reflecting the new series though!