Totally Minnie

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Totally Minnie
Written byJoie Albrecht
Directed byScott Garen
StarringRussi Taylor
Robert Carradine
Suzanne Somers
Elton John
Wayne Allwine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Scott Garen
Joie Albrecht
Running time45 mins.
Production company(s)Walt Disney Television
FilmFair Communications
Garen/Albrecht Productions
Buena Vista Television
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original release
  • February 25, 1988 (February 25, 1988)

Totally Minnie is a 1988 musical television special on NBC hosted by Suzanne Somers and starring Minnie Mouse. It was the first film to feature Minnie Mouse in the lead role, and, until the premiere of Mickey Mouse Works in 1999, this was the only time Minnie had any starring role.[1]


The film centers on nerd Maxwell Dweeb (Robert Carradine), who is a loner with no friends. While watching television, he sees an advertisement for the Minnie Mouse Center for the Totally Unhip, named after its owner, Minnie Mouse. Dweeb, in an effort to improve himself socially, decides to attend.

After being welcomed by the Director (Suzanne Somers), Dweeb is taken on a tour of the centre, where other Disney characters run various courses: Goofy is a fitness instructor, Donald Duck is a wardrobe manager, and Pluto is a messenger boy. After finally meeting Minnie Mouse, Dweeb is taken on by the Director. After seeing Elton John sing a duet with Minnie in "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", Maxwell feels he has it figured out and displays his new hip personality with clothes akin to Elton's, but the Director stops him saying that it is just not him, and that hipness does not equal emulation of another's style. Minnie takes Maxwell on a shopping spree; then the Director, impressed by a newly madeover Maxwell Dweeb, decides to date him.

The film is intershot with various musical numbers (including the duet "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Minnie Mouse and Elton John) and excerpts from early Disney shorts, including a D-TV number of Janet Jackson's "Nasty" with a montage of male Disney villains such as Black Pete and Captain Hook shown.

Main cast[edit]



Minor cast[edit]

  • Eddie Murphy (uncredited, was seen in a photo during the commercial for Minnie Mouse's Center for the Totally Unhip)
  • Tina Turner (uncredited, was seen on the wall of Minnie's Center)


  1. ^ Solomon, Charles (1988-03-25). "Television Reviews `Disney's Totally Minnie': Live Action, Animation". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-02-10.

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