8iRWeiXjcKj9kUz5Tebo4_k_FtY Life with Two Special Needs Children: Video Review: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: The Quest for Crystal Mickey

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Video Review: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: The Quest for Crystal Mickey

Synopsis: Join Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and all their pals in the newest Clubhouse crusade. When the legendary Crystal Mickey goes missing, Mickey and friends go on an adventure to save the Clubhouse from losing its magic. Grab your hat, buckle your seatbelt, and get ready to embark on a thrilling adventure in “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: The Quest for the Crystal Mickey!”

There’s no time to lose after greedy Plunderin’ Pete snatches the legendary Crystal Mickey statue from the Clubhouse. Without this sparkly statue’s magic, the Clubhouse will disappear forever! Can the world’s most extraordinary hero "Kansas City Mickey," get the magical statue back in time? Only with help from young viewers at home…and the right Mouseketools can Mickey journey across the Sandy Desert, brave the Rushing River and make his way through the Hidden Jungle. But watch out for Pete’s trickiest traps!

Full of magic and mystery, the DVD includes four extra episodes of Disney Junior's Emmy®-nominated series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" (over 2 hours of content!) and a FREE Adventure Activity Map plus Stickers. Don’t miss this latest Clubhouse adventure as it arrives for the first time on Disney DVD on May 21, 2013.

Talent: Bret Iwan (as Mickey Mouse); Russi Taylor (as Minnie Mouse); Bill Farmer (as Goofy and Pluto); Tony Anselmo (as Donald Duck); and Tress MacNeille (as Daisy Duck).

Executive Producer: Rob LaDuca
Producer/Story Editor: Mark Seidenberg
Director: Donovan Cook

1 – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Quest for the Crystal Mickey
2 – Donald of the Desert
3 – Donald the Genie
4 – Goofy’s Coconutty Monkey
5 – Goofy’s Giant Adventure

Street Date: May 21, 2013
Director Prebook: March 26, 2013
Distributor Prebook: April 9, 2013
Release Format: DVD

Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 U.S./$24.99 Canada
Run Time: Approx. 120 minutes
Rated: TV-Y
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital Languages & Subtitles: English, French & Spanish

I received a copy of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:  The Quest for Crystal Mickey to review.  A friend of mine came to the house with her daughter, Libby, and I thought it would be fun for her to watch and give me her thoughts as to the video.  So we sat down and watched it.  Libby (age 6) and Steven (age 3) were mesmerized by it.  I think partly because neither one of them watch much television!

My friend and I by the end were tired of the high pitched character voices.  However, it is manageable in short stints. 

Neither child really interacted with the video when questions were asked or calling for "Toodles."

My thought was that this was a kid, cartoon Mickey version of Indian Jones!

When we were done watching the video I asked Libby what she thought.  She said, "He's not real."  I then asked her if she liked it.  And she shook her head yes.  Steven's favorite part is the end of each episode when they do the "hot dog dance."  There are times when he will just start dancing and we always know it is the "hot dog dance."

I received a copy of this video for an honest review.  My opinion is my own and has in no way been influenced.

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