Western Animation: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
"Mouseka-hey, mouseka-hi, mouseka-ho! Mouseka-ready, mouseka-set, here we go!"Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
started airing in 2006, and is the most recent full-length TV show produced by Disney
to star its iconic character, Mickey Mouse
. The show's format is targeted at pre-school children, and teaches basic skills such as counting, memory and cartoon physics
. Other recurring characters are Minnie Mouse
, Donald Duck
, Daisy Duck, Goofy
. Almost as frequently, episodes feature Clarabelle Cow, Pete
the Cat and Professor Ludwig von Drake.
The premise of each episode centers on some kind of problem that Mickey has to solve, or event he needs to prepare for. To accomplish these fairly mundane goals, he has a semi-intelligent flying robot called Toodles, who can be summoned from anywhere to produce one of four Mousekatools. He frequently "talks" to the viewers
to enlist their help as well, or to demand they count something with him.
In addition to the regular episodes of the show that fill a 30-minute block of programming, a few hour-long episodes have been produced and released on DVD. One example is Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland
, which is (oddly enough) about Mickey and Donald trying to find a runaway cuckoo bird... it just happens to take place
This show provides examples of: