And Goofy needs help returning a lost baby bird to its mother in the forest. December 9, 2006 I'm adding to this review because I saw today on the Disney Channel that they will be airing the Santa episode later this month. I'm guessing it was just easier and faster to apply this treatment to a year-old standard episode than a new double-length outing. With help from Toodles and you! The Santa episode is only about 20-30 minutes, but the other two episodes are cute as well. Paul Mavis is an internationally published film and television historian, a member of the , and the author of. In the first part, Professor Ludwig Von Drake shows up to announce a significant achievement.
The FastPlay-enhanced disc opens with a folksy new mom-oriented promo for Disney Blu-rays and trailers for Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition, Handy Manny: Motorcycle Adventure, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Boutique, and Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You 10th Anniversary Edition. I just feel like Disney was downright untruthful and misleading with the way this was advertised and packaged. This is especially true of Disney Channel properties, which are generally created with a narrow audience in mind. Furthermore, the per-episode cost here is far more than it would be on a more inclusive release. The Extras: In addition to Mickey Saves Santa, there are two other Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes available here: Goofy's Bird and Mickey Go-Seek.
Willie the Giant originally from Fun and Fancy Free asks Mickey to take care of his farm while he visits his mother. Mickey Go-Seek has Mickey trying to find Donald during a particularly fun game of Hide-N-Seek. If that sounds dry, don't worry; Mickey Saves Santa and Other Mouseketales entertains the little viewers first, while they have fun learning. The second half begins with everyone back at the Clubhouse, where Von Drake's snow has been relocated. A few effects serve to make use of the wide sound field and throughout the track is crisp and lively. This design ensures then that no child is expected to remain a fan of this for more than a few years.
He has watched it several times and I am very happy I purchased it. While the show remains a far cry from Pixar in terms of detail and animation, the bright, clean visuals offer a perfectly pleasant aesthetic of their own. Like any modern actor not getting offered choice big screen projects, Mickey has turned to other markets for his glory. The computer-generated artwork is absolutely first-rate, with bright, bold designs and rich, saturated primary colors. It turns out Santa's stuck on Mistletoe Mountain! My only reservations are in the series' presentation, which is explicitly educational. .
My youngest son absolutely adores The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. My son did love the Santa episode but it's just a regular length episode. You can see Choo-Choo Express as an easy and efficient way for Disney to cash in on a proven brand and stores' increased holiday season traffic. Tootles' arrival naturally prompts viewers to make choices based on the process of elimination and what fits the situation. The duck's skill at hiding leaves Mickey chasing feathers on a long trail.
It's priceless to watch and she also is learning a lot of new words and problem solving. The feature is implemented fairly fluidly and steadily, with a new question popping up naturally every couple of minutes. The writing is lively and clear, and the characters come off full of energy, engaging even the shyest young viewer to take part in the adventure helped enormously by having Mickey, the sweetest of all the Disney characters, talking directly to the young viewer, with lots of positive encouragement for them to participate. At the clubhouse, Mickey and his long-time pals -- most regularly, Donald Duck, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Pluto -- engage in an assortment of activities which naturally entail some kind of intellectual stimulation along with adventure. Had I known this was just a regular episode and they would be airing it before Christmas, I would have just waited until it aired and TiVo'd it and saved myself a lot of money! What a message to send to kids! Allwine still speaks for Mickey here, perhaps for the last time. I've got absolutely nothing against - I love him and so do my kids - but a show like Mickey Saves Santa and Other Mouseketales really creates a moment where parent and child can bond, while at the same time having fun learning and interacting with Mickey and his gang.
Viewer inactivity begets feature playback. Mickey Saves Santa and Other Mouseketales is a sweet, light, funny little Christmas show that your preschoolers will undoubtably love. On the live-action front, tween actors become full-fledged teenagers and crave more substantial work. Visually and aurally, the feature yields no complaints. With encouragement from Santa, Mickey and Donald solve the broken sleigh problem using their Mouseketools , and bring Santa safely back down from Mistletoe Mountain. If he didn't watch it again I've gotten my money's worth.
Furthermore, the program is worth celebrating in terms of its place in Disney's canon, as it extends the careers of Mickey Mouse and his enduring companions in a way that's faithful to their past and rewarding to their following, granting the characters newfound exposure and audience members an introduction to the studio's rich animated tradition. Honestly, I won't be buying another Disney show-based movie again. The disc is unsurprisingly equipped with Disney's FastPlay. I mistakenly thought the Santa episode would be more of a movie-length show. It's also worth noting that the feature is dedicated to Wayne Allwine, Mickey Mouse's voice for 25 years, who passed away in the spring. Of course, what's nice about Mickey Saves Santa and Other Mouseketales is that it's aimed specifically at the preschooler level, so not only is there nothing to worry about as far as content no cartoon violence, harmless, though, as that may be , but more importantly, the show actually helps the young viewer with early learning concepts such as problem solving, simple counting and mathematics, storytelling concepts and goal achievement. All the while, Mickey leads with a gentle tone and assumes you'll answer correctly, filling in the blanks he leaves for you.
My daughter loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so we chose this item for her when shopping with a giftcard she received. There is Tootles, the allegedly male flying mouse-head-silhouette which holds the tools and displays them when called. However, I think that Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is a better buy. But that doesn't mean the rest of us can't appreciate the series on some level, whether in private passing as a wholesome guilty pleasure or with the comforting company of a tot. Even the continuity offered here seems a bit taxing on a show that moves from point A to B to C in such a linear, reliable fashion. I thought it would be all Christmas, but there are some other shows included.
He actually saw this video at a friend's house last Christmas and loved it, we checked other online sites to find it, as it was not available in our local store, this was the best price, and we got it in about 4 days. Should they not be bored by it, parents can easily identify the fundamental skills being taught and reinforced, from shapes and color patterns to recognizing matching pieces, simple addition, and telling time. So, this was a great buy for us. As a computer production, the show looks exactly as good as its makers have made it. Claus asks Mickey to help. It is that, as there's no unusual ambition and the feature plays like two standard episodes albeit two with a continuous storyline. This holiday, pack the sleigh, hitch up the reindeer, and celebrate the season with Mickey and all his friends in a fun-filled adventure.