Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (Chinese: 米老鼠和唐老鸭) was an animated television series on CCTV in China which ran from 1986 to 1988, and featured classic Disney cartoons and animated short films which were dubbed in Mandarin Chinese. Shorts featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck were the primary programming, but also with some cartoon shorts featuring Goofy, Pluto, Chip 'n' Dale. Some Silly Symphony shorts were also shown on this series, among with some segments from Disney animated films like Make Mine Music, Fantasia, The Three Caballeros, similar to Good Morning, Mickey, Mickey's Mouse Tracks, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Donald Duck Presents and Donald's Quack Attack. 104 episodes were aired, but finding footage of this show is hard to find.
Cast and characters
- Dong Hao (董浩) - Mickey Mouse, Goofy
- Li Yang (李扬) - Donald Duck
- Liu Chunyan (刘纯燕, a.k.a. "Beetle" ) - Minnie Mouse, Chip 'n' Dale, Huey, Dewey, and Louie
- Because of the contract between CCTV and Disney, this show was only allowed broadcast on CCTV for once. However, due to the popularity of the show, Disney allowed CCTV to rebroadcast the show for six months for free in 1989.
- According to an interview of Dong Hao, it was difficult to dub for Mickey Mouse due to Mickey's high pitch voice. Unlike what Walt Disney (or Wayne Allwine in that time) did, Dong has inspired by the singing style of Peking Opera - mostly by Li Tiemei's (李铁梅) line from Hong Deng Ji (红灯记) - to voice as Mickey.
- When Mickey Mouse Works aired on Da Feng Che (大风车 "The Big Windmill"), which is the programming block of CCTV, in 2001, Dong Hao and Li Yang didn't reprise their roles of Mickey and Donald. They were replaced by another cast of voice artists.
- According to Zhang Yunming (张云明), the director of Disney Character Voices International of China, explaned that Disney considered the voice of Li Yang didn't fit with Donald Duck, which made Li unable to reprise his role. As a result, Dong Hao refused to reprise his role as Mickey Mouse in Mickey Mouse Works.