MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MICKEY’S TREAT
MOVIE: **1/2 (out of 5)
DVD EXPERIENCE: **1/2 (out of 5)
BY KEVIN CARR
With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for the studios to start releasing their holiday-themed DVDs. One of the first on the list is “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Treat.”
This disc takes place in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse universe, a computer-generated world where Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy and Pluto live. They get together in Mickey’s clubhouse each afternoon, as seen on Playhouse Disney.
This release of the “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” series includes three episodes from the television show. One carries a Halloween theme (as Pete invites the gang to his place for a Halloween party), and the other two are regular episodes.
All episodes of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” are very gentle and friendly. There’s no real threat or danger, and they’re appropriate for even the youngest of ages. While the animation is crude and simple by Disney’s standards, they’re enjoyable to watch without being too tedious. The stories teach lessons about sharing and helping one another, and the young audience is always encouraged to interact with the characters on screen.
Included in the disc is a Halloween-themed episode of “Little Einsteins.” There’s also an online cookbook (with some recipes I’ll give a try this season) and a CD-ROM stencil set.