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House of Mouse segments:

  • Channel Hop: The show was dropped from ABC's line-up after airing the first 26 episodes due to the end of One Saturday Morning and the rise of ABC Kids; the remaining episodes premiered on Toon Disney.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The only DVDs available are of the clip show movies Mickey's Magical Christmas (which does have the first episode ABC aired as one of the bonus features) and Mickey's House of Villains.
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  • 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).
    • Though Russi Taylor was the "standard" voice for Huey, Dewey and Louie, the triplets were voiced instead by Tony Anselmo doing his Donald Duck voice pitched higher (much like how they were voiced by Clarence Nash in the classic shorts).
      • It should be noted that Anselmo performed as the triplets before, in the TV special Down and Out with Donald Duck.
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    • Akira Kamiya has retired Iago at this point and so Toru Okawa voices him in the Japanese dub.
  • This Walt Disney Television Animation production was created apparently to commemorate and nearly coincide with Walt Disney's 100th birthday.

Mickey MouseWorks segments:

  • Banned Episode: The Mickey Mouse Works 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 where Pluto is in Hell. As a result, it is one of the 2 Mouse Works shorts that were never used in an episode of House of Mouse.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Only a handful of shorts have been released on home video:
    • Two "Pluto Gets the Paper" quickies were released on concurrent home video releases of Disney movies:
      • "Street Cleaner" was released on the 1999 VHS release of 101 Dalmatians.
      • "Bubble Gum" was released on the 1999 VHS release of The Rescuers.
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    • Some Mickey-centric shorts were released in Europe on a DVD called "Mickey's Laugh Factory", which contains the following shorts:
      • "Hickory Dickory Mickey"
      • "Mickey Tries to Cook"
      • "Organ Donors"
      • "Mickey's Airplane Kit"
      • "Pluto Gets the Paper: Street Cleaner"
      • "Mickey's New Car"
      • "Pluto Gets the Paper: Bubble Gum"
      • "Mickey's Big Break"
      • "Mickey's Mix-Up"
    • "Around the World In 80 Days" was released on DVD in 2005 as part of the Disney Learning Adventures line of videos, which also features "Mickey's Mechanical House" as a bonus.
    • In 2008, the eighth wave of Walt Disney Treasures was released. One of the sets released in this wave was "The Chronological Donald, Volume Four", which contains the last set of Donald shorts released (from 1951 onward). As bonus features, a handful of Donald-centric shorts from both Mouse Works and House of Mouse was included on the set as well. They include the following:
      • "Bird Brained Donald"
      • "Donald and the Big Nut"
      • "Donald's Charmed Date"
      • "Donald's Failed Fourth"
      • "Donald's Rocket Ruckus"
      • "Donald's Shell Shots"
      • "Donald's Valentine Dollar"
      • "Music Store Donald"
      • "Survival of the Woodchucks"
  • Missing Episode: "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto" and "Pluto gets the Paper: Vending Machine" are the only two Mouse Works shorts to never be used in House of Mouse, the former because of its aforementioned disturbing content and the latter because of unknown reasons.
  • Recycled Script: "Mickey's Airplane Kit" and "Car Washers" are rehashes of the black-and-white shorts "Plane Crazy" and "Mickey's Service Station".
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