Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Popcorn & Coffee: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Sport-Y-Thon


TV-Y; 132 minutes; $19.99; Amazon
Arriving today on DVD from Disney Home Entertainment is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Sport-Y-Thon, featuring 6 episodes from the hit Disney Junior series. There are no special features or extras, but each DVD comes with one Golden Mickey Medal.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a computer-animated series for preschoolers. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald the Duck, Pluto and the Mouseketool called "Toodles" (a mechanical assistant) go on kid-friendly adventures, where the audience gets to interact and help make the decisions that are made in each episode.

The series debuted on the preschool block of programming that aired on the Disney Channel in 2006, but eventually moved to the Disney Junior when the channel debuted in 2011. While Disney Junior occasionally airs a "special" episode, the rumor has it that the series has ceased production. A spin-off, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, will debut sometime next year.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Sport-Y-Thon is a sports-themed DVD, featuring the following episodes:

Mickey's Sport-Y-Thon (30 minutes) - Mickey and the gang have invited the Martian versions of Mickey, Minnie and Donald to participate in a Sports-Y-Thon event.


Mickey's Mousekeball
(24 minutes) - Mickey and the gang play a new game called Floatin' Fun-Time Mousekeball.

Mickey's Mousekedoer Adventure
(30 minutes) - The Mousekedoer is broken, so Mickey and the gang must travel inside it to fix it.

Mickey's Happy Mousekeday
(24 minutes) - The gang put together a bunch of fun activities to celebrate Mickey's birthday.

Donald's Brand New Clubhouse
(24 minutes) - After Donald keeps complaining about having no room in Mickey's clubhouse, the gang builds Donald his very own clubhouse.

Mickey's Mystery
(24 minutes) - Kansas City Mickey recruits Mickey and the gang to help him solve a jungle mystery.



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Final Thoughts: Who doesn't like Mickey Mouse? Kids have loved the little mouse since the late 1920s and now a new generation can get to know the character and all his pals with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. As an adult, it has taken me a a bit to get use to the computer-animated look that each Disney character now has, but I'm sure younger viewers will instantly like the animation.

The episodes on this release range from 24 to 30 minutes; with each one having a sports related theme where the viewer can interact with the use of "Toodles." This way kids can learn a few things (including life lessons) while being entertained by Mickey and his pals.

Overall, I thought all the episodes on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Sport-Y-Thon are cute and entertaining.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.


 

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