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Disney's House of Mouse is an animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television which originally aired from 2001 to 2003. In the series, Disney mascot Mickey and his gang of famous friends run a nightclub frequented by many other animated Disney characters from throughout the company's animation history. The series was a successor to the short-lived Mickey Mouse Works, an earlier program consisting of original cartoons featuring Mickey Mouse and friends. The majority of the cartoons featured on House of Mouse were reruns from Mickey Mouse Works, although classic theatrical cartoons as well as new Mickey Mouse Works cartoons were also regularly shown. The series was also created to commemorate and coincide with the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney's birth.

Premise

Main article: House of Mouse episode list

Walt Disney's famous cartoon star, Mickey Mouse and his band of friends run a night club called the "House of Mouse" in the middle of Main Street in the city of Disneyville, which shows Disney cartoons as part of its floor show. Each episode features a framing plot revolving around the comic mishaps of Mickey and the other characters running the club, often with cartoons that fit the theme of the framing plot, which are used as wraparounds for various Disney cartoons.

Many characters from Disney animated films (such as Cinderella, Aladdin, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Sleeping Beauty, and many more) have appeared on House of Mouse, mostly as guests and attendees. The show included many relatively obscure and otherwise rarely-used characters from the Walt Disney Company's more-obscure films, often with speaking parts; however, appearances by characters from other media (such as comic books and television shows) were few and far between.

Mickey is the club's owner, while Minnie Mouse manages the finances and show production. Other House of Mouse staff members include:

A musical band consisting of Donald Duck's troublesome nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie always serve as the musical guests, with such alternating names as "The Quackstreet Boys", "The Splashing Pumpkins", and Kid Duck. Mickey's arch-rival Pete is the club's greedy landlord, who often attempts to shut the club down for his own personal gain by sabotaging the show through various means, since Mickey's contract states that the club stays open "as long as the show goes on".

A running gag throughout the 52 episodes is that Thomas O'Malley and the Alley Cats from The Aristocats are scheduled as the club's musical guests, but their act is always cancelled.

Locations

Below are areas within the club itself.

Foyer

The front hall of the club is accessible via glass double doors from the street. Here, guests may converse among themselves or with the Magic Mirror that is located just within the entrance. There is also a small lounge for guests waiting to be seated. Donald can usually be found here greeting visitors personally; often with a handshake. Daisy works at a reception desk situated just outside the restaurant/theater area, helping guests to book reservations or assist with any requests they may have. Outside, Max Goof assists visitors in parking their cars at a nearby lot owned by the club.

Restaurant / Theater

One of the busiest areas of the club, this wide, spacious area has at least thirty tables that can seat over 120 people. Given the wide variety of clientele at the club, which includes Willie the Giant and Elliott the Dragon, the amount of seating at the club could vary wildly at times. Goofy and the penguin waiters take orders and deliver various dishes, ranging from conventional to outlandish, to the guests. At the far end of the area is a stage where performances of all sorts are conducted, including that of Huey, Dewey and Louie. There is also a huge TV screen in the stage background to show cartoons. Mickey often hosts the night's events on-stage. The TV screen measures as a widescreen TV, and adjusts its screen size depending on the cartoons' aspect ratio.

Backstage

This area behind the stage is restricted only to club staff and performers hired by the club. Located here are staff offices, dressing rooms, storage rooms and an employee rest area. This area has direct access to the club's kitchen. The back entrance to the club and the door to the prop room are also located here. Minnie is often seen here using a PDA to assist in keeping the night's schedule on track or directing guest star performers to the stage.

Kitchen

All types of ingredients and cooking equipment can be found here to cater to the wide and, often, exotic palates of the club's clientele. There is also a cold storage room to store fresh meat and other perishable foods. Gus Goose works here nightly to prepare various dishes for the guests, but he sometimes eats said dishes before they reach the tables.

Control Room

From this room, located behind and above the restaurant/theater area, much of the technical equipment at the club is operated. The club's collection of cartoons is stored here as well. Through a window that overlooks the restaurant/theater area, Horace operates the lights, the loudspeakers and various record players (for example, DVD or VHS players) to show cartoons at Minnie's direction.

Prop Room

Perhaps the most interesting area of the club, the prop room consists of a cavernous basement much larger than the club itself. Props from all of Disney animation can be found here, including magical items such as Genie's Lamp and the Black Cauldron. The prop room is so large that one could get lost for days unless one took Pluto along as a guide. However, Mickey and his friends usually have little trouble navigating in the prop room.

Characters by movie/TV show

HouseOfMouseGroup

The main characters as the House of Mouse staff.

Production

The show was produced by Walt Disney Television, originally aired from 2001 to 2003, and ran for 52 episodes. The show is one of many Disney cartoon series made in the widescreen HD format.

House of Mouse originally aired on the final season of the Disney's One Saturday Morning block on ABC, but was dropped after half of its episodes were shown; the remaining episodes were instead aired on Toon Disney. As of February 42006, this show is no longer airing on The Disney Channel in the US, although it airs regularly on the Disney Cinemagic channel in the UK until 2013 before it rebranded as Sky Movies Disney (currently Sky Cinema Disney). The show ceased broadcast on US television on February 62009 after being aired for the last time on Toon Disney before it rebranded as Disney XD.

The theme song, "Rockin' at the House of Mouse", was performed by Brian Setzer.

Movies

Merchandise

In promotion of the show, the restaurant McDonald's featured doll versions of Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto as part of the chain's trademark Happy Meal.

A CD featuring a number of the show's songs was also released by Walt Disney Records.

Cast

Videos

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to House of Mouse.

Trivia

  • Despite not appearing in the show itself (as the show was released one year before the release of their movie), Lilo and Stitch were featured in the House of Mouse online game, Pack the House.
  • Tarzan made an appearance in the intro to the show's official site, as well as Pack the House inspite of not appearing in the show itself, although his movie's cast was represented, as Tantor made two brief but notable appearances in the show.
  • In this show, Practical Pig and the Big Bad Wolf are voiced respectively by Bill Farmer and Jim Cummings, who also voice Goofy and Pete. This qualifies as a "casting gag", as the original shorts also had the characters voiced by Goofy and Pete's original voice actors (Pinto Colvig and Billy Bletcher).
  • The majority of characters from Disney animated movies, they came from Disney Animated Canon since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs until Atlantis: The Lost Empire, with the exception of Dinosaur, due to it being CGI. Generally, none of Disney's live-action and CGI properties were directly featured, though they sometimes made brief cameos; for instance, in the episode "House of Magic", a giant egg cart labled DINOSAUR EGGS was shown in the House of Mouse' storage basement, while in the episode "House Ghosts", Donald dresses up as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the Aliens from Pixar's Toy Story series, as well as an ant resembling Flik from Pixar's A Bug's LifeHerbie, from the eponymous live-action series, also made a brief cameo once, and even Roy E. Disney could be seen in one episode, animated in a very realistic style.

External links


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House of Mouse Disney
Media
House of MouseMickey's Magical ChristmasMickey's House of Villains
Characters
Main Characters: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofyPlutoPeteMax GoofHuey, Dewey and LouieClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarGus GooseMortimer MouseLudwig Von DrakeMike the MicrophoneChip and Dale

Recurring Guests: TimonPumbaaJafarIagoHadesMushuCri-KeeArielJiminy CricketPinocchioBelleBeastLumièreGastonDumboTimothy Q. MouseMad HatterShere KhanThe Three Little PigsCruella De VilGrumpyMagic MirrorAladdinJasmineCinderellaMaleficentPain and PanicUrsula

Episodes
Season One: "The Stolen Cartoons" • "Big Bad Wolf Daddy" • "The Three Caballeros" • "Goofy's Valentine Date" • "Unplugged Club" • "Timon and Pumbaa" • "Gone Goofy" • "Jiminy Cricket" • "Rent Day" • "Donald's Lamp Trade" • "Donald's Pumbaa Prank" • "Thanks to Minnie" • "Pluto Saves the Day"

Season Two: "Daisy's Debut" • "Goofy for a Day" • "Clarabelle's Big Secret" • "The Mouse Who Came to Dinner" • "Max's New Car" • "Not So Goofy" • "Everybody Loves Mickey" • "Max's Embarrassing Date" • "Where's Minnie?" • "Super Goof" • "King Larry Swings In" • "Ladies' Night" • "Dennis the Duck"
Season Three: "Suddenly Hades" • "Pete's One-Man Show" • "House of Crime" • "Mickey and Minnie's Big Vacation" • "Donald and the Aracuan Bird" • "Goofy's Menu Magic" • "Music Day" • "House of Scrooge" • "Donald Wants to Fly" • "Dining Goofy" • "Chip 'n' Dale" • "Humphrey in the House" • "Ask Von Drake" • "Salute to Sports" • "Pluto vs. Figaro" • "House of Magic" • "Mickey vs. Shelby" • "House of Turkey" • "Clarabelle's Christmas List" • "Pete's Christmas Caper" • "Snow Day" • "Pete's House of Villains" • "Halloween With Hades" • "House Ghosts" • "House of Genius" • "Mickey and the Culture Clash"

Songs
Rockin' at the House of MouseMortimer MouseSoup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits, Extra Olives, DonutsBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooBig Bad Wolf DaddyA Parrot's Life for MeLet's Slay the BeastThe Ludwig Von Drake SongIt's Our House Now!The Best Christmas of AllGrim Grinning GhostsHumphrey HopEverybody Wants to Be a WoofI Wanna Be Like M-O-YouPink Elephants on ParadeMy Name is PanchitoBoom-Da-BoomWe Are the Three CaballerosMe the Mouse (and I'm the Duck) (Reprise) • Daisy CrockettThe Daisy Duckie RoomMinnie Mouse (in the House)
Locations
House of Mouse (night club)Disneyville
Objects
Maleficent's StaffPoisoned AppleSorcerer HatJafar's Snake Staff


v - e - dDisney Television Animation series
Disney Afternoon Era: 1985–96
The WuzzlesAdventures of the Gummi BearsDuckTales (1987)The New Adventures of Winnie the PoohChip 'n Dale Rescue RangersTaleSpinDarkwing DuckGoof TroopThe Little MermaidRaw ToonageBonkersMarsupilamiAladdinGargoylesThe Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon ShowTimon & PumbaaQuack PackMighty Ducks
One Saturday Morning Era: 1997–2002
DougJungle CubsRecessPepper AnnNightmare Ned101 Dalmatians: The SeriesPB&J OtterHercules: The Animated SeriesMickey Mouse WorksThe WeekendersTeacher's PetBuzz Lightyear of Star CommandHouse of MouseLloyd in SpaceThe Proud FamilyThe Legend of TarzanTeamo Supremo
Disney Channel Era: 2003–present
Kim PossibleFillmore!Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesDave the BarbarianBrandy & Mr. WhiskersAmerican Dragon: Jake LongThe Buzz on MaggieThe Emperor's New SchoolThe ReplacementsPhineas and FerbFish HooksGravity FallsMickey MouseWander Over YonderElena of AvalorTangled: The Series
Disney XD Era: 2007–present
Phineas and FerbKick Buttowski: Suburban DaredevilFish HooksMotorcityTron: UprisingGravity FallsRandy Cunningham: 9th Grade NinjaMickey MouseWander Over YonderThe 7DStar Wars RebelsPenn Zero: Part-Time HeroStar vs. the Forces of EvilPickle and PeanutFuture-Worm!Milo Murphy's LawBilly Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean SummerDuckTales (2017)

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