Parents' Guide to

Mickey's Magical Arts World

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Immersive and fun art world is pay as you go.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad Free to try Education
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Mickey's Magical Arts World has a wonderful variety of creative outlets, such as the ability to record music with varying tempos, to free-sketch, to learn how to make simple line drawings, and to experiment (virtually) with textures and materials. The costume play stands out in particular. Kids choose a character, dress it, give it a silly hairstyle, set it on a stage, and watch it perform in a short animation. Creations continue to wander around the art world with the other Disney icons, empowering kids to take an active role in creating this magical virtual world. Take advantage of the great inspirational ideas for both on- and offscreen activities and experiments. Watch out, though, for pretty consistent pushes to purchase more art options; parents can easily get roped in to spending $20 or more on what originally was a free app. Whether or not you love Disney characters, this app offers a lot of artistic opportunities.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Subjects: Arts: drawing, music, painting, rhythm
  • Skills: Creativity: imagination, making new creations, Tech Skills: digital creation
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (The app itself is free and includes limited access. Additional options are available as in-app purchases.)
  • Release date: March 2, 2015
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Arts and Dance, Music and Sing-Along
  • Publisher: Disney
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 29, 2016

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