Guillermo del Toro Mickey and the Roadster Races

Guillermo del Toro guests on Disney's new Mickey series in weirdest crossover ever

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Oct 1, 2018

Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) often pops up in the weirdest of places — and that's rarely been more true than here.

He's an amazing writer, director, and producer, but he also does a little acting on the side, sometimes taking on the least likely of roles. Who could forget the time he played the raving Pappy McPoyle on FX's comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia?

His latest onscreen role comes in the form of an animated character on Disney Junior's Mickey and the Roadster Races, a show that revolves around the racing identities of Disney's most iconic characters: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald, Minnie Mouse etc.

Del Toro essentially voices a creepier version of himself, a reflection of the horror and gothic sensibilities in his projects. Named Mr. Talbot, the old business partner of Goofy's uncle.

He arrives to deliver the news that said uncle has disappeared while searching for an artifact in the jungles of Peru. However, Uncle Goof, obviously dressed like Indiana Jones, left a video message, explaining that his home, Goof Mansion, will go to another member of the Goof family should he ever disappear.

Watch the clip below from Nerdist

At the 90th Academy Awards, del Toro took home the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture, courtesy of his work on The Shape of Water. While it was the second genre movie ever to win the biggest prize of the evening, it was the first sci-fi film to do so.


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