The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

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Kristin Smith

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Disney sure does love its most famous mouse. Which is why Disney+ just released its latest iteration of the beloved, animated rodent: The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse.  

Coinciding with Mickey’s 92nd birthday, this Disney animated original series picks up where the 2013 series, Mickey Mouse, left off. And it has the same slapstick feel of all the past shorts.

This time, Mickey, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Minnie and Goofy travel all over the world and take on whatever fantastical adventures may come their way in each eight-minute episode. And they do so with some fun, original tunes as they learn valuable lessons of justice, honor, friendship and respect.

A few scenes might be mildly creepy for tiny viewers, some characters lose their tempers, animated explosions are common, and Pete, Mickey’s classic villain, seems to show up everywhere he and his friends go.  But if you know anything about Mickey, you know that this lovable mouse and his trusty gang are always ready to put the bad guy in his place and put on a special show.  

Episode Reviews

Nov. 5, 2020: “Cheese Wranglers”  

Mickey Mouse helps Minnie wrangle a herd of cheese wheels with the help of her, um, curd hands, Donald and Goofy.

Mickey sings about cheese bandits, such as Pete. Mickey kisses Minnie’s hand. Pete exclaims “what a load of whiz!” Pete and his gang try and hack at cheese with knives and saws.

Nov. 5, 2020: “House of Tomorrow”   

Mickey, Donald and Goofy enter a futuristic house where artificial intelligence attends to their every need.

Donald loses his temper. While reading, Mickey learns that Bambi’s mother dies. A few pieces of furniture catch on fire and a house explodes. One creepy scene includes distorted portraits of Minnie. Mickey says that Minnie is his girlfriend.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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