Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Great Outdoors is the latest release from the preschool aimed show. It includes a new episode that hasn't been aired on TV (and won't until the middle of July!) in "Mickey's Fishy Story". It also includes several other outdoor themed episodes, including "Mickey's Camp Out", "Mickey and Minnie's Jungle Safari", "Daisy In The Sky" and "Daisy's Grasshopper". All of the big Disney characters make an appearance,including every one's favorite, Mickey Mouse, as well as Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck.
Camping season is almost upon us here in Washington, so we were totally excited for this title to come out to start setting the mood for our upcoming campouts! I love the way the series has been updated in recent years with the CGI animation too - it's fun to watch technology evolve from what I watched as a kid to what my daughter is watching now. Here's a clip from the DVD:
(Sorry feedreaders, you'll have to click over to view it)
This is a Mickey Mote compatible title, and this DVD is available with the Mickey Mote if you don't already own one. (See my review on the Mickey Mote here) You do not need the Mickey Mote in order to play in "Discovery Mode"; you can simply use your DVD player's remote. (However, I would supervise in this case, since you don't want your DVD remote to be abused too much!) There are two levels of Discovery Mode; Level One is very simple - such as pressing a button that corresponds to the color of the dress Minnie is looking for. Level One is great for the 2-3 crowd, while Level 2 brings out the more detailed questions and may be more appropriate for the ages 3-4 and up crowd.
The combo set contains both the regular DVD feature (including Discover mode) and a second dic that is the digital copy of the DVD, for viewing on the go. The DVD disc uses Disney's Fast Play, a navigation utility that automatically starts the disc as soon as it's put in the player and pretty much remembers your viewing preferences. It also earns points in the Disney Movie Rewards program, so be sure to add in the code to your Rewards account when you open the box! And if you are planning on purchasing it, be on the lookout for the coupon on the box that will save you $10 when you purchase this title, and any other select Mickey Mote compatible Disney DVD product.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Great Outdoors will be available this Tuesday, May 24th, 2011. It's rated TV-Y and geared for the ages 2-5 set. Full screen, it has a total running time of 120 minutes long. The suggested retail price of the DVD box set including the Mickey Mote is $29.99, while the stand alone DVD set has a suggested retail price of $19.99. Right now, Amazon has the box set available for just $21.99 on pre-order. (Netflix users: As of this posting, this DVD is listed on the site, but without a release date. Simply at it to your saved list to be notified of a streaming or disc availability date)
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