The Mouse Factory

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The Mouse Factory is an American syndicated television series produced by Walt Disney Productions and created by Ward Kimball, that ran from 1972 to 1974. It showed clips from various Disney cartoons and movies, hosted by celebrity guests (credited as being "Mickey's Friend"), including Johnny Brown, Charles Nelson Reilly, JoAnne Worley and many more, visiting the Disney studio (or "The Mouse Factory") and interacting with the walk-around Disney characters from the Disney Theme Parks. It was later re-run on the Disney Channel in the 1980s and '90s.

The theme played over the previews of each episode was a fast instrumental version of "Whistle While You Work" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The song played over the end credits is "Minnie's Yoo Hoo", the theme song from the original Mickey Mouse Clubs that met in theaters starting in 1929.

However, due to low ratings, the series was canceled after its second season.

List of episodes[edit]

43 episodes were produced, including:

  1. Vacations (Hosted by Charles Nelson Reilly)
  2. Women’s Lib (Hosted by JoAnn Worley)
  3. Folk Tale Favorites (Hosted by Johnny Brown)
  4. Spooks and Magic (Hosted by Phyllis Diller)
  5. Physical Fitness (Hosted by Don Knotts)
  6. The Great Outdoors (Hosted by Dom DeLuise)
  7. Water Sports (Hosted by Joe Flynn)
  8. Man at Work (Hosted by John Byner)
  9. Music (Hosted by Skiles and Henderson)
  10. Interplanetary Travel (Hosted by Jonathan Winters)
  11. Homeowners (Hosted by Jim Backus)
  12. Spectator Sports (Hosted by Charles Nelson Reilly)
  13. Horses (Hosted by JoAnn Worley)
  14. Aviation (Hosted by Johnny Brown)
  15. Back to Nature (Hosted by Wally Cox)
  16. Bullfighting to Bullfrogs (Hosted by Pat Buttram)
  17. Sports (Hosted by Pat Paulsen)
  18. Alligators (Hosted by Johnny Brown)
  19. Paul Bunyan (Hosted by Jim Backus)
  20. Bullfighting (Hosted by Bill Dana)
  21. Knighthood (Hosted by Henry Gibson)
  22. Pluto (Hosted by John Astin)
  23. Goliath II (Hosted by Kurt Russell)
  24. The Mouse Show (Hosted by Dave Madden)
  25. Cats (Hosted by Shari Lewis and Hush Puppy)
  26. Ben Franklin (Hosted by Wally Cox)
  27. Mickey Mouse (Hosted by Annette Funicello)
  28. Lions (Hosted by Henry Gibson)
  29. Consciences (Hosted by Harry Morgan)
  30. Noah’s Ark (Hosted by Bill Dana)
  31. Hunting (Hosted by John Astin)
  32. Sports
  33. Tugboats (Hosted by Dave Madden)
  34. Automobiles (Hosted by Ken Berry)
  35. Trains (Hosted by Harry Morgan)
  36. Homes (Hosted by Jim Backus)
  37. The Reluctant Dragon (Hosted by Wally Cox)
  38. Wheels (Hosted by Johnny Brown)
  39. Winter Fun (Hosted by Kurt Russell)
  40. Penguins (Hosted by Annette Funicello)
  41. Elephants (Hosted by Nipsey Russell)
  42. Mickey and the Beanstalk (Hosted by Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop)
  43. Dancing (Hosted by Ken Berry)

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