'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical'
(DVD / G / 2010 / Walt Disney Video)
Overview: Put on your favorite Halloween costume and get set for a spooktacular full-length adventure! Visit the creaky castle of kindly "Count Mickula" and help your Clubhouse pals solve a puzzling riddle: Who, or what, is making a curious clanging, banging noise? With the right Monster Mouseketools and help from YOU, this mystery will soon be history!
DVD Verdict: For those not in the know, 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse' is a children’s television animated series that airs on the Disney Channel’s “Playhouse Disney” block. Targeting pre-school children, the series is CG-created, vibrant in colors, and tells informational tales to all those watching.
The main character interacts with the viewer at all times, which I think is a wonderful idea. Indeed, and with that in mind, Mickey Mouse is, of course, the main character communicating with his friends - and then, and sometimes unexpectedly, he looks towards the viewer for help in a variety of adventures.
This brand new 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical' DVD includes four (4) wonderful episodes, simply perfect for the Fall months as we gear up for Halloween. First up we have the titular episode, 'Mickey's Monster Musical,' where our beloved gang visits Count Mickula. of course, lots of bumps and creaks sound out in the night for our intrepid funsters, but not wanting to shirk away, instead, Mickey and his friends want to figure out whose making all that noise! Next up is 'Mickey's Pirate Adventure,' where Goofy gets a letter from his Grandpappy, Captain Goof-Beard which leads to a fun pirate adventure. Lots of fun jokes, Pirate antics and songs make this a gem of an episode.
Then comes 'Mickey's Farm Fun Fair,' where Mickey and his friends enjoy a fun farm celebration with lots of farm animals showing off what they can do. More jokes, at their expense, let alone the animals, makes this another great stand alone episode. Lastly, we get what they are claiming to be a "Bonus" episode, 'Minnie's Bow-Tooons Tricky Treats.' This is where Minnie gets upset that her treats are too sticky to hand out. After chatting with the guys, other friends, and trying out other ideas to help her cause, she figures it out - just!
And the benefit of this wonderful Disney pack, is it comes complete with a Trick-Or-Treat Reusable Mini Tote inside! This is a Full Screen Presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
'Minnie's Bow-Toons: Tricky Treats'