Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is an American interactive computer-animated children's television series which aired from May 5, 2006, to November 6, 2016. The series is Disney Television Animation's first computer-animated series aimed at preschoolers. The series was created by Disney veteran Bobs Gannaway, who is also responsible for other preschool shows, such as Jake and the Never Land Pirates and for Disneytoon Studios films including Secret of the Wings, The Pirate Fairy, and Planes: Fire & Rescue. 125 episodes were produced.
|Mickey Mouse Clubhouse|
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Created by||Bobs Gannaway|
|Based on||Mickey Mouse|
by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks
|Developed by||Bobs Gannaway|
|Directed by||Rob LaDuca|
|Voices of||Wayne Allwine (2006–2009)|
Bret Iwan (2009–2016)
Dee Bradley Baker
|Opening theme||"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Theme Song" sung by They Might Be Giants|
|Ending theme||"Hot Dog!" sung by They Might Be Giants|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||125 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bobs Gannaway (seasons 1-4)|
Rob LaDuca (seasons 2-4)
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Disney Television Animation[a]|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television[b]|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080p/720p|
Produced in HD 16:9, cropped to 4:3 in most countries.
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||November 15, 2005 –|
November 6, 2016
|Followed by||Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures|
|Related shows||Minnie's Bow-Toons|
Since the show's cancellation, reruns air on Disney Junior.
Once the problem of the episode has been explained, Mickey invites viewers to join him at the Mousekedoer, a giant Mickey-head-shaped computer whose main function is to distribute the day's Mouseketools, a collection of objects needed to solve the day's problem, to Mickey.
One of them is a "Mystery Mouseketool" represented by a question mark, in which, when the words "Mystery Mouseketool" are said, the question mark changes into the Mouseketool you get to use. Another one is a "Mouseke-Think-About-It Tool" represented by a silhouette of Mickey's head with rotating gears, in which characters must think of what to use before telling the Tool "Mouseke-Think-About-It-Tool, we pick the (object)". Once the tools have been shown to Mickey on the Mousekedoer screen, they are quickly downloaded to Toodles, a small, Mickey-head-shaped flying extension of the Mousekedoer. By calling "Oh, Toodles!" Mickey summons him to pop up from where he is hiding and fly up to the screen so the viewer can pick which tool Mickey needs for the current situation.
The show features two original songs performed by American alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, including the opening theme song, in which a variant of a Mickey Mouse Club chant ("Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!") is used to summon the Clubhouse. They Might Be Giants also perform the song used at the end of every episode, "Hot Dog!", which echoes Mickey's first spoken words in the 1929 short The Karnival Kid.
This is the first time that the major Disney characters have regularly appeared on television in computer-animated form. The characters previously appeared in CG form in 2003 at the Magic Kingdom theme park attraction Mickey's PhilharMagic, and then appeared in the 2004 direct-to-video special Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||November 15, 2005|
|1||27||May 5, 2006||July 27, 2007|
|2||40||January 26, 2008||February 20, 2010|
|3||32||February 27, 2010||September 28, 2012|
|4||26||November 5, 2012||November 6, 2016|
- Mickey Mouse (voiced by Wayne Allwine in seasons 1–3, and Bret Iwan in season 4)
- Minnie Mouse (voiced by Russi Taylor)
- Pluto (vocal effects provided by Bill Farmer)
- Goofy (voiced by Bill Farmer)
- Daisy Duck (voiced by Tress MacNeille)
- Donald Duck (voiced by Tony Anselmo)
- Toodles (voiced by Rob Paulsen)
- Pete (voiced by Jim Cummings)
- Chip and Dale (voiced by Tress MacNeille and Corey Burton respectively)
- Ludwig Von Drake (voiced by Corey Burton)
- Clarabelle Cow (voiced by April Winchell)
- Willie the Giant (voiced by Will Ryan)
- Martian Mickey (voiced by Wayne Allwine and Bret Iwan)
- Martian Minnie (voiced by Russi Taylor)
- Quoodles (voiced by Russi Taylor)
- Goofbot and Goofles (both voiced by Bill Farmer)
- Santa Claus (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)
- Baby Red Bird and Mommy Red Bird (vocal effects both provided by Tress MacNeille)
- Boo Boo Chicken and Coco the Monkey (vocal effects both provided by Dee Bradley Baker)
- Figaro, Butch the Bulldog, Mr. Pettibone, and Bella (vocal effects all provided by Frank Welker)
- Mortimer Mouse (voiced by Maurice LaMarche)
- Captain Goof-Beard (voiced by Dick van Dyke)
- Millie and Melody Mouse (voiced by Avalon Robbins and Grace Kaufman respectively)
- The Singing Lock (voiced by Nika Futterman)
- Count Mickula (voiced by Bret Iwan)
- Boodles (voiced by Chloë Grace Moretz)
- Igor the Door (voiced by David Tennant)
- Cuckoo the Cuckoo Bird (vocal effects provided by Dee Bradley Baker)
Mickey Mouse was originally voiced by Wayne Allwine with Bret Iwan taking over the role following Allwine's death in 2009 (however, the final episode to feature Allwine as Mickey debuted posthumously on February 20, 2010). Bill Farmer, the voice actor for Goofy and Pluto, stated in February 2014 that the recording of dialogue for new episodes has ceased, but that "it will be quite a while before the show runs out of new episodes for TV. We have been on the air consistently since 2006 and we started recording in 2004. So there is always a long lead-in time between recording and seeing it on TV. So don't worry more is still to come, we just are not making any more."
|Title||Season(s)||Episode count||Release date||Episodes|
|Mickey Saves Santa||1||3||November 14, 2006||Episode 03 ("Goofy's Bird"), 10 ("Mickey-Go-Seek") and 20 ("Mickey Saves Santa")|
|Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt||1||2||March 20, 2007||24 ("Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt") and 27 ("Donald's Hiccups")|
|Mickey's Treat||1||4||August 28, 2007||18 ("Mickey's Treat"), 21 ("Goofy the Great"), 25 ("Doctor Daisy, M.D.") and A Little Einsteins Halloween|
|Mickey's Storybook Surprises||1, 2||4||February 24, 2008||Episode 07 ("Donald the Frog Prince"), 18 ("Minnie Red Riding Hood"), 19 ("Sleeping Minnie") and 50 ("Minnie's Mystery")|
|Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland||1-3||5||October 1, 2009||Episode 14 ("Daisy in the Sky"), 04 ("Donald's Big Balloon Race"), 15 ("Pluto's Puppy-Sitting Adventure") 13, ("Mickey's Treasure Hunt") and ( 65 ("Mickey's Adventures In Wonderland")|
|Mickey's Big Splash||1, 2||4||October 5, 2009||Episode 06 ("Mickey Goes Fishing"), 43 ("Pluto's Bubble Bath"), 57 ("Pete's Beach Blanket Luau") and 58 ("Donald's Ducks")|
|Choo-Choo Express||2||2||December 9, 2009||41 ("Mickey's Big Job") and 60 ("Choo-Choo Express")|
|Minnie's Bow-Tique||2, 3||4||February 9, 2010||32 ("Minnie's Picnic"), 61 ("Minnie's Bee Story"), 75 ("Minnie's Pajama Party") and 83 ("Minnie's Bow-Tique")|
|Road Rally||1-3||5||September 7, 2010||76 ("Road Rally"), 5 ("Donald and the Beanstalk"), 9 ("Goofy On Mars"), 8 ("Minnie's Birthday") and 12 ("Pluto's Ball")|
|Numbers Round-Up||1–3||5||November 16, 2010||Episode 01 ("Daisy Bo-Peep"), 42 ("Mickey's Round-Up"), 67 ("Mickey's Big Surprise"), 70 ("Super Goof's Super Puzzle") and 87 ("Mickey's Show and Tell")|
|Minnie's Masquerade||1–3||5||February 8, 2011||Episode 02 ("A Surprise For Minnie"),Episode 47 ("Secret Spy Daisy"), 55 ("The Friendship Team"), 81 ("Minnie's Mouseke-Calendar") and 84 ("Minnie's Masquerade")|
|Mickey's Great Outdoors||1–3||5||May 24, 2011||90, ("The Go-Getters"), 38 ("Mickey and Minnie's Jungle Safari"), 39 ("Mickey's Camp Out"), 78 ("Daisy's Grasshopper") and 88 ("Mickey's Fishy Story")|
|Space Adventure||1-3||5||November 8, 2011||89 ("Space Adventure"), 48 ("Pluto to the Rescue"), 57 ("Pete's Beach Blanket Luau"), 22 ("Mickey's Color Adventure"), and 3 ("Goofy's Bird")|
|I Heart Minnie||1–3||5||February 7, 2012||43 ("Pluto's Bubble Bath"), Episode 28 ("Fancy Dancin' Goofy"), 40 ("Daisy's Pet Project"), 53 ("Minnie's Rainbow") and 95 ("Minnie and Daisy's Flower Shower")|
|Mickey and Donald Have a Farm||1–4||5||December 11, 2012||23 ("Goofy's Petting Zoo"), 29 ("Goofy the Homemaker"), 52 ("Clarabelle's Clubhouse Mooo-sical"), 98 ("Donald Hatches an Egg") and 100 ("Mickey and Donald Have A Farm")|
|Minnie's the Wizard of Dizz||3, 4||4||February 5, 2013||91 ("Goofy's Gone"), 99 ("The Golden Boo Boo") and 104 ("Minnie's the Wizard of Dizz")|
|Quest for the Crystal Mickey||2–4||5||May 21, 2013||59 ("Goofy's Coconutty Monkey"), 71 ("Donald of the Desert"), 77 ("Donald the Genie"), 85 ("Goofy's Giant Adventure") and 101 ("Quest For the Crystal Mickey")|
|Super Adventure!||3, 4||4||December 3, 2013||79 ("Mickey's Mousekersize"), 80 ("Mickey's Little Parade"), 18 ("Minnie Red Riding Hood"), 97 ("Aye, Aye, Captain Mickey") and 105 ("Super Adventure")|
|Around the Clubhouse World||1–4||5||February 11, 2014||64 ("Goofy Goes Goofy"), 29 ("Goofy the Homemaker"), 30 ("Mickey's Handy Helpers"), 74 ("Pluto's Dinosaur Romp") and 115 ("Around the Clubhouse World")|
|Disney Junior Holiday||1||20||October 23, 2018||20 ("Mickey Saves Santa")|
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse received mixed to positive reviews, Common Sense Media rated the show a 4 out of 5 stars, stating: "Parents need to know that Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a lively series designed to help preschoolers acquire problem-solving and early mathematics skills – and does so in a fun, exciting way. Although the show is very learning-focused, it's engaging without being intimidating."
David Perlmutter in The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows says that the show "was yet another case of vintage cartoon characters embarrassing themselves for the enjoyment of preschoolers in a heavily dumbed-down format. While it demonstrated the wide appeal of the Disney brand, it also indicated that this brand could be compromised as any other could through association with an inferior product."
|Year||Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result||Ref.|
|2010||Annie Awards||Best Animated Television Production for Children||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|||
|2011||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series||Nominated|||
|Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Bill Farmer
|Outstanding Music Direction and Composition||Mike Himelstein
|2012||Annie Awards||Best Animated Television Production - Preschool||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse||Nominated|||
|2013||iKids Awards||Best Web/App Series||Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
|2013||Behind the Voice Actors Awards||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Bret Iwan, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Russi Taylor, Tress MacNeille, Jim Cummings, Corey Burton, April, Winchell, Dee Bradley Baker, Will Ryan||Won|||
|2014||Behind the Voice Actors Awards||Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Nominated|||
|Best Female Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Russi Taylor
|Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Children's/Educational||Bill Farmer
|2015||Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program||Dick Van Dyke
Spin-off and sequelEdit
Minnie's Bow-Toons is a spin-off series which premiered in the fall of 2011 and concluded in 2016. It aired in the daytime Disney Junior programming block for younger audiences. It is based on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode "Minnie's Bow-tique" and depicts Minnie's continuing adventures in business as proprietor of her own store which makes and sells bows for apparel and interior decoration with her friend Daisy. She interacts with many of the characters seen in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series.
Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up AdventuresEdit
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is followed by Mickey Mouse: Mixed Up-Adventures which debuted in January 2017 and concluded in October 2020, after Mickey Mouse Clubhouse stopped showing episodes in November 2016. The show takes place in Hot Dog Hills, where the characters race around their hometown and help residents.
- Known as Walt Disney Television Animation from 2006-2012. Animation outsourced to DQ Entertainment and Toon City.
- Known as Buena Vista Television for the first season.
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- 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. p. 192. ISBN 9781476672939.
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