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New Artist Series Collection Launching at Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort and on shopDisney

Becca Goldenberg

by , Communications Manager, Disney Parks Experiences and Products

I know I’m not the only one who gets super excited when artists come out with newly designed merchandise. I just can’t get enough of it! That’s why I’m so pumped that two amazing artists—Bret Iwan and Nanako Kanemitsu—have put out some exciting, original new items with their own unique twist! Select items from the Disney Artist Series collections are available now at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, with more rolling out soon, and everything will be on tomorrow. Let’s get to know the artists themselves and their awesome new creations!

Bret Iwan

Bret Iwan has been the official voice of Mickey Mouse since 2009, and he’s also a designer, coming out with some fun new Mickey-centric merchandise! Bret provides the famous falsetto for the icon of The Walt Disney Company on products, video games, theme parks, films and television series heard around the world. Since inheriting the role of Mickey, Bret has maintained an exciting artistic career working on a variety of projects, none more exciting than when given the opportunity to combine his two loves: Mickey and design!

Bret makes his voice heard with his design of a Mickey Mouse backpack (featuring an expressive Mickey and some of his familiar phrases) and a Mickey Mouse baseball cap, featuring Mickey’s exclamation ”Oh Boy!” 

Bret also designed this long sleeve Mickey Mouse top with an allover print of Mickey faces, expressions, and exclamations, as well as this Mickey Mouse t-shirt with original artwork featuring Mickey offering a ”See ya” on the back as he waves goodbye! See ya real soon, Mickey!

Nanako Kanemitsu

Nanako Kanemitsu is another artist who has been designing for The Walt Disney Company since 2013. She creates new interpretations of popular characters from Disney’s ever-expanding brand portfolio, including Star Wars, Disney Princess characters, and— the one that started it all— Mickey Mouse. Check out these new items that she just cooked up:

If you haven’t already, you will definitely want to join “Team Mickey” when you see Nanako’s reimagining of him in her creation of this cute Mickey Mouse ”Oh Boy” T-shirt. Once the weather cools off, you’ll want to rock this long sleeve Mickey Mouse Top, featuring a fun allover print of a cute stylized Mickey.

I’m especially loving the color of this Mickey Mouse T-shirt, which features a deliciously cute allover print of a stylized pie-eyed Mickey with hot dogs and hamburgers. This fun Mickey Mouse backpack has such a cute and colorful design, featuring a hot dog and a stylized Mickey who’s clearly excited by the delicious-looking snack. What yummy treats will you pack in it?

Are you as excited about these new collections as I am? Select items are available now at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, with more rolling out soon, and everything will be on tomorrow. Don’t miss it!


  • These are SO COOL! Do you know what time they’ll be available on the site tomorrow? Don’t want to miss it! 🙂

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