I was a big fan of the Disney Channel House of Mouse show and the Mickey Mouse Works and was very happy to see the mouse that started it all getting some play again. However, the idea of rendering Mickey and his friends in computer generated animation did not settle well with me. Still, when the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse debuted I was won over. Not so much for the quality of the cg animation, but for the stories and lessons in each episode.
The latest DVD for the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is called "Mickey’s Treat". It packages three already broadcast episodes. In "Mickey’s Treat" Mickey and his pals journey to the Trick-or-Treat Tower for Pete’s big Halloween Party. Many surprises await and The Sensational Six need a couple of tricks to reach the tower in time for the festivities. The additional episodes "Goofy the Great" and "Doctor Daisy, MD" capture the magical spirit of Halloween while showcasing how cooperation and teamwork go a long way in getting out of any sticky situation.
While those episodes may show up on your DVR on a regular basis you won’t find the extras that appear on this DVD so easily. First there is a bonus Halloween episode with the cast of another Playhouse Disney favorite, Little Einsteins. There is also DVD-ROM Halloween Party Planning Activities: "Spooky Clubhouse Cookbook" and "Creepy Clubhouse Character Stencils".
If you don’t own a DVR this DVD is an excellent way to have three of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse’s more charming episodes available for on-demand viewing. The extra features make this a good buy to build up excitement for some Halloween Trick or Treating too.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Mickey’s Treat is available now!
Full detail details and credits are below the cut.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Treat
Show & DVD Details
Executive Producer: Bobs Gannaway / Directors: Sherie Pollack, Rob LaDuca, Victor Cook / Writers: Ashley Mendoza, Jeff Borkin / Producer/Story Editor/Story: Leslie Valdes / Line Producer: Bradley Bowen
Voice Cast: Wayne Allwine (Mickey Mouse), Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck), Bill Farmer (Goofy, Pluto), Tress MacNeille (Daisy Duck), Russi Taylor (Minnie Mouse), Jim Cummings (Pete), April Winchell (Clarabelle Cow), Dee Bradley Baker (Wise Owl, Others), Corey Burton (Chip ‘n Dale)
Running Time: 72 Minutes (3 episodes) / Not Rated (TV-Y equivalent)
1.33:1 Fullscreen (Broadcast Ratio) / Dolby Stereo 2.0 (English, French, Spanish)
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2007 / Subtitles: English; Closed Captioned
Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 / Single-sided, single-layered disc (DVD-5)
White Keepcase / Episodes Originally Aired October 28, 2006 – February 16, 2007