New episodes of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” will be produced and released on Disney Junior and Disney+ in 2025. Duffy the Disney Bear will join the cast.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” originally ran from 2006 to 2016 for 125 episodes. Aimed at preschool-age children, it features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto solving problems with the “Mouseketools” available in the clubhouse. Other Mickey & Friends characters like Pete, Chip ‘n’ Dale, and Clarabelle sometimes appear, too.
A Duffy & Friends stop-motion series was announced for Disney+ in 2022, but there has been no news since. The series was expected to debut this year and have six episodes.
Duffy & Friends
Duffy the Disney Bear was originally introduced in 2002 as a plush available at Walt Disney World for the opening of the Once Upon a Toy shop in Downtown Disney (now Disney Springs). Finding little success in the U.S.A., Duffy was adopted by The Oriental Land Company in 2004 and became a popular Tokyo DisneySea character. Over the years, the Asian Disney Parks have introduced several different characters to the Duffy & Friends franchise.
Here is the current Duffy & Friends lineup:
- Duffy himself: a special sailor teddy bear Minnie Mouse created for Mickey, with the hope that Duffy would provide “happiness and luck.”
- ShellieMay: a tan female teddy bear with a green bow and a seashell pendant, made by Minnie Mouse for Duffy.
- Gelatoni: an artistic and creative green Tuxedo cat with a blue beret who sees beauty in everything
- StellaLou: a lavender rabbit with a blue flower, a tutu, and ballet shoes.
- CookieAnn: a yellow dog with a chef’s hat who loves to combine different things to come up with unique recipes and ideas.
- ‘Olu Mel: a shy turtle who loves making music with his ukulele
- LinaBell: a smart pink fox with a purple orchid who loves to solve problems and mysteries by finding clues using her trademark magnifying glass.
The group can be seen in Tokyo DisneySea during the dining show “Duffy & Friends’ Wonderful Friendship,” an upcharge experience that replaced the free “Duffy & Friends.” Read more details.
The characters also make appearances at Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort. In 2020, Shanghai Disney Resort released a stop-motion Duffy & Friends short.