Disney’s first film, The Great Mouse Detective, will be made with the help of the animation and visual effects studio Disney Junior, according to a report by the Hollywood Reporter.
The film is the first in a series of animated films for the company.
The animated film will star Mickey Mouse as a “straight, white man” who, after being kidnapped by a criminal gang, goes on a search for his kidnapped daughter and learns that he has an evil twin brother who is a cartoon face.
The sequel will be a comedy about the two brothers.
“Disney Junior and the Pixar team is excited to work together on The Great Cat Detective, a new Disney-Pixar animated feature,” said the company in a statement.
“The film is a bold, ambitious project and we’re confident that the animation, visual effects, and music will bring a captivating, entertaining and unique take on the classic animated films.”
Disney also announced that it has hired John Landgraf as a new chief creative officer, with whom the company will work on future projects.
“John has a deep and growing love of animated television and the animation industry and has a unique and passionate relationship with Disney,” said Disney Junior president and chief creative Officer Jeff Goldstein in a press release.
“Together, we’re thrilled to be expanding our team to support the success of the film and our future projects.”