Whether it’s due to the construction of something new or the renovation an existing structure, construction walls are a necessity that pops up all over Walt Disney World. However, they can be a bit of an eyesore when set up in the type of highly themed environment Disney is known for, especially when put into service for a project the scale of the current transformation of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs. As a result, Disney often takes the time to theme many of these construction walls with scrims or artwork to lessen the intrusion, and sometimes that means calling on its stable of beloved animated characters.
As part of the 2015 expansion of Downtown Disney Marketplace’s signature store, “World of Disney,” several construction walls featuring artwork of Mickey, Minnie, and their friends were set up at certain points around the building. The characters depicted on these walls, including Minnie as shown above, are rendered in the style used for the “Mickey Mouse” series of cartoons currently being produced by Paul Rudish for the Disney Channel and online distribution.
These award-winning cartoons, which take their inspiration from Mickey’s earliest animated shorts of the ‘20s and ‘30s, show a great love for Disney’s legacy while adding a distinctly contemporary twist. In the episode “Eau Du Minnie,” for example, it shows Minnie getting ready for a date with Mickey. When trying to decide what top to wear, she eventually settles on a chic long sleeved black shirt, leaving her looking indistinguishable from how she appeared before putting on the garment.
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