Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse is a 2001 direct-to-video Christmas comedy fantasy crossover animated film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation, with the animation production being done at Toon City Animation in Manila, Philippines. It is the first of two direct-to-video films spin off from the Disney Channel animated television series House of Mouse — the other being Mickey's House of Villains.[2] The events of the film take place during the second season of Disney's House of Mouse.

Mickey's Magical Christmas:
Snowed in at the House of Mouse
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DVD cover
Directed by
  • Roberts Gannaway
  • Tony Craig
Screenplay byThomas Hart
Based onHouse of Mouse
by Roberts Gannaway
Tony Craig
Mickey Mouse
by Walt Disney
Ub Iwerks
Produced byMelinda Rediger
Narrated byJohn Cleese (Nutcracker)
Edited byEllen Keneshea
Music byMichael Tavera
Distributed byBuena Vista Home Entertainment
Release date
  • November 6, 2001 (2001-11-06)[1]
Running time
65 minutes
  • United States
  • Philippines

The film includes two Disney short films — 1952's Pluto's Christmas Tree and 1983's Mickey's Christmas Carol — as well as three 1999 episodes of Mickey Mouse Works (albeit one of them only as a shortened skit).[2] It received mixed reviews.


After a successful Christmas Eve show, Mickey wishes the guests a safe trip home. However, Goofy points out that they and the guests cannot leave the House of Mouse as a snowstorm has blocked up all the exits. The guests are worried, but Mickey decides to hold a free-of-charge Christmas party for them until the storm lets up. Unfortunately, Donald is not feeling the Christmas spirit. So Mickey and Minnie play different Christmas cartoons to get him in the spirit.

The cartoons they show include Donald trying to ice-skate and constantly destroying snowmen Huey, Dewey and Louie are building in a competition, Pluto trying to get Chip and Dale out of Mickey's Christmas tree, the Mickey version of The Nutcracker, along with Ludwig Von Drake's "The Science of Santa", Mickey decorating his house in blinding lights that can be seen outside of town, and interviews about what everyone wants for Christmas or feels grateful for.

After all this, everyone, including villains like Jafar, is happy that everyone is enjoying Christmas. However, Donald still refuses to change his mood, promptly souring the crowd's mood. Upset that everything he tried did not lift Donald's Christmas spirit, Mickey heads to the roof, where he tells Jiminy Cricket that all he wanted was for his friend to be happy and enjoy Christmas; Jiminy advises him to wish upon a star. Mickey does so and the star falls into his hands. Mickey returns to Donald, whom he offers the honor of putting the star on the tree. Donald does so, instantly becoming jolly. The star magically begins redecorating the club, turning the wreaths golden and giving the Magic Mirror a Santa hat, while turning Sorcerer Yen Sid's sorcerer's hat into a Santa hat and turning Jafar's staff into a candy cane. Various languages saying Merry Christmas appear on the television as Mickey announces one last cartoon before a carol.

After Mickey's Christmas Carol, everyone gathers on the stage, singing "The Best Christmas of All". Mickey wishes everyone a Merry Christmas as Tinker Bell ends the film.

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(shown in sequential order)

In addition, certain pieces of animation in the House segments are recycled from the series' episodes "Clarabelle's Christmas List", "Pete's Christmas Caper", "House of Turkey" and "Mickey vs. Shelby". Also, clips from the Mickey Mouse Works' short Mickey's Christmas Chaos are played at one point.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. "Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In At The House Of Mouse on DVD". Archived from the original on September 8, 2009. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. pp. 192–193. ISBN 9781476672939.
  1. ^ Animation outsourced to Toon City Animation. The two classic shorts featured were animated by Walt Disney Productions.

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