Trivia / House of Mouse

  • Actor Allusion:
    • The intro shows Little John and Baloo sharing a laugh. Both were voiced by the same actor in their films.
    • Mike, who is voiced by Rod Roddy, introduced Mickey in one episode by telling him to "Come on down!".
  • Banned Episode: The Mickey MouseWorks short "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto" was pulled from the airwaves because of the disturbing premise of Pluto having a paranoid fear of Minnie trying to kill him and a scene were Pluto is in Hell. As a result, it is one of the few MouseWorks shorts to never be used in an episode of House of Mouse.
  • Casting Gag:
    • Mike, the sentient microphone announcer for the show, was voiced by the late Rod Roddy, who was well known as an announcer, specifically on The Price Is Right.
    • In the opening titles, Baloo and Little John are always seen talking, a reference to how both shared a voice actor in Phil Harris. Little John is actually an Expy of Baloo meant to cash in on the latter's popularity.
  • Channel Hop: The show was dropped from ABC's line-up after airing the first 26 episodes; the remaining episodes premiered on Toon Disney.
  • Dueling Shows / Dueling Games: Kingdom Hearts came out in 2002, featuring another Disney crossover with another Legion of Doom of Disney Villains as the main threat (as took place in House of Villains), albeit one with a very different premise.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The only DVDs available are of the clip show movies "Mickey's House of Villains" and "Christmas at the House of Mouse".
  • Missing Episode: "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto" and "Pluto gets the Paper: Vending Machine" are the only two MouseWorks shorts to never be used in House of Mouse, the former because of its disturbing content and the latter because of unknown reasons.
  • Non-Singing Voice: Rob Paulsen for Hades in House of Villains. Despite the fact that James Woods did his own singing for the character in Hercules: The Animated Series.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Both subverted & played straight. Many of the newer Disney characters were voiced by the actual actors from the films (although some, like Timon, played this straight), while of course, characters from older movies had to have replacements (seeing as how pretty much all of those actors are dead). An interesting inversion is that Alice, during her brief speaking cameo in the show, was actually voiced by Kathryn Beaumont, who played her in the original film (and was in her early 60s by that point).
    • Akira Kamiya has retired Iago at this point and so Toru Okawa voices him in the Japanese dub.
  • Recycled Script: "Mickey's Airplane Kit" and "Car Washers" are rehashes of the black-and-white shorts "Plane Crazy" and "Mickey's Service Station".
  • This Walt Disney Television Animation production was created apparently to commemorate and nearly coincide with Walt Disney's birthday.