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Tuesday, July 25

Popcorn & Coffee: Minnie's Happy Helpers DVD Review


Disney; 66 minutes; Walmart
Being released on DVD today from Disney Home Entertainment is Minnie's Happy Helpers, featuring six 11-minute episodes and one bonus episode ("Teed Off!"). There are no special features or extras on the single-disc, though it does come with a FREE Magnetic "Helper" Chart.

After Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series ended, Disney Junior debuted it's replacement series, titled Mickey and the Roadster Racers, earlier this year. Each episode is divided into two 11-minute segments. One segment would center on the Sensational Six \(Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Pluto) racing around Hot Dog Hills and other parts of the world and the other segment centers on Minnie, Daisy, and Cuckoo-Loca racing around Hot Dog Hills, helping their friends with odd jobs.

Voice-cast for the series includes: Voice Cast: Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck; Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Daniel Ross as Donald Duck; April Winchell as Clarabelle Cow; Jim Cummings as Pete; and Bill Farmer as Goofy.

Episodes on the DVD are:

  • Egg-Xasperating! - The Happy Helpers babysit Clara Cluck's egg.
  • Happy Hula Helpers! - In Hawaii, the Happy Helpers gives hula dance lessons for a birthday party.
  • Tea Time Trouble! - Before the Happy Helpers can have tea with the Queen in the London, they must fix the clock known as the Big Ben. Meanwhile, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy learn how to be gentleman.
  • Happy Birthday Helpers! - The Happy Helpers must race around town to save a birthday cake.
  • Bed, Breakfast And Bungled! - Clarabelle helps the Happy Helpers take care of a bed and breakfast.
  • Gone Fishin'! - The Happy Helpers (and Donald) accidentally invade Mickey and Goofy's camping trip.

Bonus Episode
  • Teed Off! - The Happy Helpers join the big golf tournament as caddies.


Final Thoughts: Minnie's Happy Helpers DVD features seven segments from the Mickey and the Roadster Racers series. While the title is marketed for girls, boys will still like watching the segments/episodes, as Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto appears as side-characters. The computer-animation is in par with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The voice-cast is great, though I still can't quite adjust to Mickey's new voice.

Overall, I enjoyed watching Minnie's Happy Helpers. All the episodes are entertaining with cute stories that will easily appeal to young viewers.



*Note- I received a complimentary copy from Disney Home Entertainment. All opinions are my own.



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