History WesternAnimation / HouseofMouse

18th Nov '16 5:43:19 PM LadyJafaria
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* NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion: Used as a RunningGag with Horace Horsecollar, mainly with the question "What's wrong?"

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* NotActuallyTheUltimateQuestion: Used as a RunningGag with Horace Horsecollar, mainly with the question "What's wrong?"wrong?" (The rainforests are being cut down, nobody votes anymore, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the Internet's too dang slow!]])
6th Nov '16 2:58:10 PM valar55
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** The show liked to use the plot of having one of Donald's trickster nemeses visit the club and run around causing mischief while nobody but Donald notices. [[CassandraTruth While he tries to tell everybody what's going on and stop it]] [[HumiliationConga he inevitably ends up getting injured and humiliated,]] [[ButtMonkey in addition to being blamed for the trouble himself.]] Three of the episodes have this plot (using Humphrey Bear, Chip and Dale and the Aracuan), while a fourth have the plot with one of Donald's nemeses but with Mickey in Donald's place (the Baby Shelby episode), though Donald ends up being the butt of the joke in the end.

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** The show liked to use the plot of having one of Donald's trickster nemeses visit the club and run around causing mischief mischief, while nobody but Donald notices. [[CassandraTruth While he tries to tell everybody what's going on and stop it]] [[HumiliationConga he inevitably ends up getting injured and humiliated,]] [[ButtMonkey in addition to being blamed for the trouble himself.]] Three of the episodes have this plot (using Humphrey Bear, Chip and Dale and the Aracuan), while a fourth have the plot with one of Donald's nemeses but with Mickey in Donald's place (the Baby Shelby episode), though Donald ends up being the butt of the joke in the end.



** Aladdin stealing other peoples' bread. One episode combines this with the previous gag by having the audience rush to the exit, with Aladdin at the rear carrying armfuls of bread from the kitchen.

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** Aladdin stealing other peoples' people's bread. One episode combines this with the previous gag by having the audience rush to the exit, with Aladdin at the rear carrying armfuls of bread from the kitchen.
5th Nov '16 10:02:24 AM nombretomado
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* {{Leitmotif}}: Everybody who had a cartoon starring them had a "title card" song that doubled as a leitmotif. That's Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Donald/Mickey/Goofy as a team, Minnie and Daisy. Each motif appeared in most cartoons in which they appeared, even if they were not actually starring in them. Other characters also had motifs as well, such as Mortimer and Huey, Dewey and Louie. The title card motifs eventually carried over into HouseOfMouse.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: Everybody who had a cartoon starring them had a "title card" song that doubled as a leitmotif. That's Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Donald/Mickey/Goofy as a team, Minnie and Daisy. Each motif appeared in most cartoons in which they appeared, even if they were not actually starring in them. Other characters also had motifs as well, such as Mortimer and Huey, Dewey and Louie. The title card motifs eventually carried over into HouseOfMouse.WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse.
17th Oct '16 2:31:28 PM MHarrington
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-->'''Mickey:''' ''(about Pluto)'' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis What! A! Watchdog!]]


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* DrunkWithPower: Goofy, [[OutOfCharacterMoment of all people]], in "Sandwich Makers", in which he is put in charge of a sandwich shop with Mickey and Donald as workers. Goofy eventually takes his "How To Be In Charge" book seriously and grows mad with power as 'captain', calling his friends yeomen and throwing them in "the brig" (storage closet).
-->'''Goofy:''' "Chapter Three: Who Needs Friends When You've Got Power!" ''(thunder crashes)''
10th Oct '16 7:31:57 PM nombretomado
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In 1998, the stars of the ClassicDisneyShorts returned to starring in regular cartoon shorts. But rather than being made to play right before selected movies in theaters (although a few of them actually premiered there anyway), these new cartoons were going to be shown alongside other Disney cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn''. MickeyMouse and the gang's new show, titled ''Mickey [=MouseWorks=]'', made its debut on Creator/{{ABC}}'s One Saturday Morning programming block on May 1, 1999. It followed a ThreeShorts format, with each five-minute short starring one of Mickey's gang, and even mixing characters who rarely, if ever, interacted in the older cartoons (i.e. Mickey taking care of DonaldDuck's nephews or Mickey trying to impress MinnieMouse when he thinks she's leaving him for ''[[Disney/SaludosAmigos José Carioca]]''). Sometimes, the characters starred in newly-made installments of the ''SillySymphonies'', in which the stories were set entirely to music and without dialogue. OncePerEpisode, there would also be one or two 90-second gag shorts with the following umbrella titles:

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In 1998, the stars of the ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts returned to starring in regular cartoon shorts. But rather than being made to play right before selected movies in theaters (although a few of them actually premiered there anyway), these new cartoons were going to be shown alongside other Disney cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn''. MickeyMouse and the gang's new show, titled ''Mickey [=MouseWorks=]'', made its debut on Creator/{{ABC}}'s One Saturday Morning programming block on May 1, 1999. It followed a ThreeShorts format, with each five-minute short starring one of Mickey's gang, and even mixing characters who rarely, if ever, interacted in the older cartoons (i.e. Mickey taking care of DonaldDuck's nephews or Mickey trying to impress MinnieMouse when he thinks she's leaving him for ''[[Disney/SaludosAmigos José Carioca]]''). Sometimes, the characters starred in newly-made installments of the ''SillySymphonies'', in which the stories were set entirely to music and without dialogue. OncePerEpisode, there would also be one or two 90-second gag shorts with the following umbrella titles:



* TakeThat: Two early episodes feature appearances by the Censor Monkeys, an obvious jab at the censorship that the ClassicDisneyShorts (and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes other]] [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry theatrically-released]] [[Creator/TexAvery cartoons]]) endured when shown on television.

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* TakeThat: Two early episodes feature appearances by the Censor Monkeys, an obvious jab at the censorship that the ClassicDisneyShorts WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts (and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes other]] [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry theatrically-released]] [[Creator/TexAvery cartoons]]) endured when shown on television.



* SpotlightStealingSquad: Mickey, Donald and Goofy cartoons often boil down to Mickey getting the focus while Donald and Goofy are the sidekicks. Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot a good example as Mickey is really the only one who moves the plot along. This could be seen as a subversion from the ClassicDisneyShorts, were the mouse was almost absent in favor of Donald and Goofy's antics.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Mickey, Donald and Goofy cartoons often boil down to Mickey getting the focus while Donald and Goofy are the sidekicks. Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot a good example as Mickey is really the only one who moves the plot along. This could be seen as a subversion from the ClassicDisneyShorts, WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts, were the mouse was almost absent in favor of Donald and Goofy's antics.
18th Sep '16 6:20:06 AM rafi
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* PunchClockVillain:
** Most of the Disney baddies appear to be these, at least in this show. When they're at the club, they're off the clock and -- for the most part -- are just relaxing. And even when they ''do'' do something bad, it doesn't even compare to the atrocities they committed in their respective films (for example, Jafar in the ''Mickey's House of Villains'' film merely uniting the other villains to take over the House of Mouse when in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', he tried to have the title character drowned and enslaved Jasmine.

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* PunchClockVillain:
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PunchClockVillain: Most of the Disney baddies appear to be these, at least in this show. When they're at the club, they're off the clock and -- for the most part -- are just relaxing. And even when they ''do'' do something bad, it doesn't even compare to the atrocities they committed in their respective films (for example, Jafar in the ''Mickey's House of Villains'' film merely uniting the other villains to take over the House of Mouse when in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', he tried to have the title character drowned and enslaved Jasmine.
17th Sep '16 11:29:47 AM Hedging
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The concept of ''House of Mouse'' was that Mickey and his friends were now running an eponymous nightclub, whose entertainment consisted of special musical guests and showing the cartoon shorts produced for ''[=MouseWorks=]'' (some of which had not aired previously) to an audience of Disney characters. The guests consisted almost entirely of characters from all of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon films up to 2001's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' (and none of the Creator/{{Pixar}} films, for obvious reasons), and sometimes characters from the ''Silly Symphonies'' shorts (mostly "Disney/ThreeLittlePigs", though). The series ''did'' feature cameo appearances by characters from other Disney TV cartoons (WesternAnimation/PepperAnn and her mom are seen ''outside'' the House in the first episode), the comic books ([[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] bought the House in one episode), [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks theme park attractions]] ([[Franchise/TheHauntedMansion the Hitchhiking Ghosts]], also in the first episode), and even live-action movies (Herbie from ''Film/TheLoveBug'', Benny the Cab from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and the lightcycles from ''Film/{{Tron}}'' in "Max's New Car"), but these were few and far between. Curiously, unlike the later ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', ''House of Mouse'' also did not do any {{Crossover}}s with other currently-running Disney cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' and ''WesternAnimation/LloydInSpace''.

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The concept of ''House of Mouse'' was that Mickey and his friends were now running an eponymous nightclub, whose entertainment consisted of special musical guests and showing the cartoon shorts produced for ''[=MouseWorks=]'' (some of which had not aired previously) previously), and occasionally classic Disney shorts from the Golden Age of Animation to an audience of Disney characters. The guests consisted almost entirely of characters from all of the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon films up to 2001's ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' (and none of the Creator/{{Pixar}} films, for obvious reasons), and sometimes characters from the ''Silly Symphonies'' shorts (mostly "Disney/ThreeLittlePigs", though). The series ''did'' feature cameo appearances by characters from other Disney TV cartoons (WesternAnimation/PepperAnn and her mom are seen ''outside'' the House in the first episode), the comic books ([[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]] bought the House in one episode), [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks theme park attractions]] ([[Franchise/TheHauntedMansion the Hitchhiking Ghosts]], also in the first episode), and even live-action movies (Herbie from ''Film/TheLoveBug'', Benny the Cab from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and the lightcycles from ''Film/{{Tron}}'' in "Max's New Car"), but these were few and far between. Curiously, unlike the later ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', ''House of Mouse'' also did not do any {{Crossover}}s with other currently-running Disney cartoons like ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' and ''WesternAnimation/LloydInSpace''.
13th Sep '16 9:30:57 AM rafi
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange:
** Daisy is a lot less intelligent than she was in earlier cartoons. She's gone from level-headed foil of Donald to brain-dead egotistical fangirl.
** Uncle Scrooge is more a jerk compared to his more benevolent previous animated depiction in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. In general, his depiction here seems to borrow more from his meaner, more antagonistic depiction in his early comic appearances (or his comically exaggerated depiction in Italian comics), to the point that the show's adaptation of ''Around the World in 80 Days'' uses him as a full-blown villain.



* TookALevelInDumbass: Daisy is a lot less intelligent than she was in earlier cartoons. She's gone from level-headed foil of Donald to brain-dead egotistical fangirl.
* TookALevelInJerkass: Uncle Scrooge, compared to his more benevolent previous animated depiction in ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales''. In general, his depiction here seems to borrow more from his meaner, more antagonistic depiction in his early comic appearances (or his comically exaggerated depiction in Italian comics), to the point that the show's adaptation of ''Around the World in 80 Days'' uses him as a full-blown villain.
28th Aug '16 11:36:57 AM nombretomado
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52 episodes of ''House of Mouse'' were produced, but only half of them were aired on One Saturday Morning before it was revamped and replaced with Creator/{{ABC}} Kids in September 2002. As a result, ''House of Mouse'' was taken off of Creator/{{ABC}} and moved to the DisneyChannel and ToonDisney, where the remaining 26 episodes aired alongside the previously aired ones as well. During the show's run, a few ''[=MouseWorks=]'' shorts were packaged with some of the classic shorts onto video compilations, but had their title cards cut out and replaced with newly-made framing animation, and were advertised as two direct-to-video movies - ''Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeysHouseOfVillains Mickey's House of Villains]]''.

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52 episodes of ''House of Mouse'' were produced, but only half of them were aired on One Saturday Morning before it was revamped and replaced with Creator/{{ABC}} Kids in September 2002. As a result, ''House of Mouse'' was taken off of Creator/{{ABC}} and moved to the DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel and ToonDisney, where the remaining 26 episodes aired alongside the previously aired ones as well. During the show's run, a few ''[=MouseWorks=]'' shorts were packaged with some of the classic shorts onto video compilations, but had their title cards cut out and replaced with newly-made framing animation, and were advertised as two direct-to-video movies - ''Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/MickeysHouseOfVillains Mickey's House of Villains]]''.
4th Aug '16 5:10:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepsWithBothEyesOpen: In the short "How to Haunt a House", WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck achieves this by reading a book on sleeping with your eyes open.
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