- Accidental Nightmare Fuel: The clubhouse's look — a collection of Mickey's iconic bodily features — looks eerily like someone dismembered his corpse and rearranged it.
- Alternate Character Interpretation:
- In "Road Rally". Take this quote from Goofy: "I have the rescue truck, so I should go looking for Toodles!" Either he realizes that it's pretty much his fault Toodles is upset in the first place and wants to find him, or he's oblivious to it and still wants to show the rescue truck off.
- Everything is named after Mickey, making him seem like an egomaniac.
- Broken Base: The show as a whole. Cute preschool fare or misusing the characters? Many people were bugged by the lack of Mickey Mouse cartoon meant for older kids between the end of House of Mouse and the 2013 premiere of the Mickey Mouse shorts.
- Designated Villain: Pete, though he's more of an antagonist and doesn't always play that role, either. In some cases, he's like a HeelFace Revolving Door, since almost every special starts off with him as the antagonist and he's good by the end, only for him to be the Big Bad again in the next special. ("Super Adventure" subverts this when he turns good halfway through the special after Megamort reveals himself.) Of course, for a kid's show like this, he's as close to a villain as we get.
- Dork Age: Many older fans of the classic Disney characters treat this show as such, mostly for reducing Disney's mascot into a toddler-show character similar to that of Dora. This ended to some extent when the Mickey Mouse shorts started running alongside it in 2013.
- Funny Moments: In the Frog Prince parody episode, Mickey and Frog!Donald have to climb up a really long scarf that Daisy made to get up to the tower Princess Daisy is in. Later we get this gem:Daisy: Oh no! It's Pete! He's coming up the elevator!
Mickey:...There was an elevator?
- Idiot Plot: The Halloween Musical starts out well enough, with a question as to whether Count Mickula's castle is haunted. It takes a turn for the stupid when the characters continue to investigate this possibility after they meet the two ghosts in the attic.
- Why would Mickula be that scared, anyway? He's a vampire!
- Memetic Mutation:
- "That's a surprise tool that will help us later!" note
- The show is a popular source of Youtube Poop.
- Tear Jerker:
- "Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt" has Mickey blame himself for the loss of Easter eggs for the hunt by putting them in the Glove Balloon basket, which floated away. Mickey sadly walks over to where the Glove Balloon was and sniffles while petting Pluto while the other look on felling sympathy.
- Toodles' story arc in "Road Rally" is this. He slowly feels that the rescue truck is overshadowing him and doesn't feel accepted or wanted anymore as a helper or as a friend. So he goes off on his own and cries in a dark part of the jungle. Keep in mind, Toodles is one of the few characters to actually cry on screen. To add insult to injury, none of his friends realize that he is gone until they realize just how much they need him. Ouch.
- The Scrappy:
- Even on a show aimed for younger children, Clarabelle comes off as insufferable, relying on bad cow puns and singing the same music snippet for every sequence in her "Moosical."
- Toodles started to become this after he was given his makeover with a face and voice acting.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: A few people had this reaction when Toodles got not just a face, but a somewhat grating voice. Averted by other people who now like Toodles better with a face and voice.
- Uncanny Valley:
- Some animations subtly veer further into Nightmare Fuel, with Goofy in particular looking like he's despairing for his soul during early iterations of the Hot Dog Dance.
- For fans used to seeing Mickey et al in 2D, the change can be jarring. Especially creepy is that Mickey's ears are always in profile, even when his head turns an entirely different direction.
- Unexpected Character: Since Pete regularly plays the bad guy in big adventure stories, nearly nobody was expecting Mortimer Mouse to be given a role as the true villain of "Superhero Adventure", especially since at first it seems as if it's Pete as usual. However, due to the constant advertising on Disney Junior of this special, all of which featuring the character, this comes off more as The Unreveal.
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