Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse logo.svg
Title logo
Format Animated series
Created by Bobs Gannaway
Walt Disney (characters)
Voices of Wayne Allwine
Bret Iwan
Tony Anselmo
Russi Taylor
Tress MacNeille
Bill Farmer
Composer(s) Mike Himelstein
Michael Turner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 105 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time approx. 23 minutes
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel Playhouse Disney (2006–11)
Disney Junior (2011–14)
Picture format HD: 1080p/720p
SD: 480p/576p
Produced in HD 16:9, cropped to 4:3 in most countries.
Audio format Dolby Digital 05.01
Original run May 5, 2006 (2006-05-05) – present (present)
External links
Official Website

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is an American animated television series and Disney Television Animation's first CGI animated series, that premiered in prime time on Disney Channel on May 05, 2006. The program was originally part of the Playhouse Disney daily block intended for preschoolers. On February 14, 2011, it was moved to the Disney Junior block, serving as Playhouse Disney's replacement. It is the only Mickey Mouse program to be aimed at preschoolers. The series was co-developed by Bobs Gannaway, who is also responsible for Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Production of the show was put on a four-month suspension in the spring of 2009, due to the death of voice artist Wayne Allwine, the longtime voice of Mickey Mouse. Production resumed shortly after Bret Iwan had been cast as the fourth performer of Mickey's voice. On December 27, 2013, the show ceased production after 7 years of episodes. However, reruns still continue on the Disney Junior 24/07 service.

Premise[edit]

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto star in the series, which focuses on interacting with the viewer to stimulate problem solving. Pete, Clarabelle Cow, Ludwig Von Drake, Chip 'n' Dale, Willie the Giant, Butch, Figaro the Kitten, Humphrey the Bear, Salty the Seal, and Mortimer Mouse have appeared but do not appear in every episode.

Disney says that each episode has the characters help children "solve a specific age-appropriate problem utilizing basic skills, such as identifying shapes and counting through ten." The series uses "Disney Junior's 'whole child' curriculum of cognitive, social and creative learning opportunities."[1] Once the problem of the episode has been explained, Mickey invites viewers to join him at the Mousekadoer, a giant Mickey-head-shaped computer whose main function is to distribute the day's Mousekatools, a collection (usually 03,04, or possibly 05) of objects needed to solve the day's problem, to Mickey. Once the tools have been shown to Mickey on the Mousekadoer screen, they are quickly downloaded to Toodles, a small, Mickey-head-shaped flying extension of the Mousekadoer. By calling, "Oh Toodles!" Mickey summons him to pop up from where he is hiding and fly up to the screen so the viewer can pick which tool Mickey needs for the current situation.[2][3] One of the tools is a "Mystery Mousekatool", which is a surprise tool represented by a question mark and when the Mickey suggest using the Mystery Mousekatool or if only the Mystery Mousekatool is left, Mickey can call out "Mystery Mousekatool!" and the Mousekatool is revealed

The Walt Disney Television Animation-produced program was initially announced on March 01, 2005 by Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney.

Mickey and friends previously appeared on television in Mickey Mouse Works (1999–2000) and Disney's House of Mouse (2001–03).

The show features two original songs performed by They Might Be Giants, including the opening theme song, in which a variant of a Mickey Mouse Club chant ("Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!") is used to summon the Clubhouse. They Might Be Giants also perform the song used at the end of the show, "Hot Dog!", which echoes Mickey's first spoken words in the 1929 short The Karnival Kid.

That is the first time the major Disney characters have appeared on television in computer-animated form (except for Donald, who appeared in CG in the Mickey Mouse Works short "Computer.don"). The characters debuted in CG form in 2003 at the Magic Kingdom theme park attraction Mickey's PhilharMagic, then in the 2004 home video Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas. However, in this latest incarnation, Mickey's and Minnie's 3D renderings are truer to their original hand-drawn likenesses, in that their ears remain distinct perfect circles regardless of which way their heads are turned. Along with improved animation for the second season, the series is now available in HD on Disney Channel HD.

Cast[edit]

Main Characters[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Cancellation[edit]

On June 23, 2013, Bill Farmer, the voice actor for Goofy and Pluto, announced on his official webpage on Twitter that the fourth season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which had previously been announced in July 2010, would be the show's final season, making the show the last Playhouse Disney series being carried over to successor Disney Junior to end production. However, reruns continue to air on Disney Junior's 24-hour digital cable service.

Short series[edit]

Minnie's Bow-Toons[edit]

Minnie's Bow-Toons is a short-episode continuing series spun-off from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which premiered in the fall of 2011 on Disney Channel. It usually airs in the daytime Disney Junior programming block for younger audiences. It is based on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode "Minnie's Bow-tique" and depicts Minnie Mouse's continuing adventures in business as proprietor of her own store which makes and sells bows for apparel and interior decoration. She interacts with many of the characters seen in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series. Minnie's Bow-Toons first aired on the 14th of November, 2011 in the United States, and the 18th of November 2011 in the UK.

Mickey Mousekersize[edit]

Mickey Mousekersize depicts Mickey helping the other members of the clubhouse excercise.

Home media releases[edit]

Title Episodes Release Date UPC
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey Saves Santa Mickey Saves Santa
Goofy's Bird
Mickey Go-Seek
November 07, 2006 786936704266
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt (double length)
Donald's Hiccups (bonus episode)
March 20, 2007 786936715149
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Treat Mickey's Treat
Goofy the Great
Doctor Daisy, M.D.
August 28, 2007 786936743548
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Storybook Surprises Minnie's Mystery
Donald the Frog Prince
Minnie Red Riding Hood
Sleeping Minnie
February 24, 2009 786936764581
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Big Splash[4] Donald's Ducks
Pluto's Bubble Bath
Mickey Goes Fishing
Pete's Beach Blanket Luau
October 05, 2009 786936789355
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland Mickey's Adventures In Wonderland
Goofy Goes Goofy
December 01, 2009 786936746792
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Choo-Choo Express[5] Choo-Choo Express
Mickey's Big Job
December 09, 2009 786936787849
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Bow-Tique Minnie's Pajama Party
Minnie's Bow-Tique
Minnie's Bee Story
Minnie's Picnic
February 09, 2010 786936796445
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally Road Rally
Pluto Lends a Paw
September 07, 2010 786936804225
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Round-Up Mickey's Round-Up
Daisy Bo-Peep
Mickey's Big Surprise
Super Goof's Super Puzzle
Mickey's Show and Tell
November 16, 2010 786936804348
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Masquerade Minnie's Masquerade
Minnie's Mouseke-Calendar
A Surprise For Minnie
Secret Spy Daisy
The Friendship Team
February 08, 2011 786936804468
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Great Outdoors Mickey's Camp Out
Mickey and Minnie's Jungle Safari
Mickey's Fishy Story (bonus episode)
Daisy in the Sky
Daisy's Grasshopper
May 24, 2011 786936813869
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure Space Adventure
Goofy's Thinking Cap
November 08, 2011 918968246810
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie Episode 010 - Minnie's Birthday
Episode 011 - Daisy's Dance
Episode 035 - Daisy's Pet Project
Episode 053 - Minnie's Rainbow
Episode 093 - Minnie and Daisy's Flower Shower
February 07, 2012 786936819717
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey & Donald Have a Farm Episode 100 - Mickey and Donald Have A Farm
Episode 027 - Goofy's Petting Zoo
Episode 062 - Clarabelle's Clubhouse Mooo-sical
Episode 030 - Goofy the Home Maker
Episode 081 - Donald Hatches an Egg
December 11, 2012 786936832358
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest for the Crystal Mickey Episode 101 - Quest For the Crystal Mickey
Episode 074 - Donald of the Desert
Episode 097 - Donald the Genie
Episode 059 - Goofy's Coconutty Monkey
Episode 073 - Goofy's Giant Adventure
May 21, 2013 786936834055
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's the Wizard of Dizz Episode 103 - Minnie's the Wizard of Dizz
Episode 087 - The Golden Boo Boo
Episode 092 - Goofy's Gone
Ten episodes of "Minnie's Bow-Toons"
February 05, 2013 786936832396
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Super Adventure! Episode 105 - Super Adventure
Episode 082 - Aye, Aye, Captain Mickey
Episode 083 - Mickey's Mousekersize
Episode 095 - Mickey's Little Parade
December 03, 2013 786936838121
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-Rella Episode 108 - Minnie-Rella
Episode 088 - Pluto's Tale
Episode 047 - Mickey and the Enchanted Egg
Episode 102 - Daisy's Pony Tale
Ten episodes of "Minnie's Bow-Toons"
February 11, 2014 786936837247

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