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Simple interactive elements help toddlers identify shapes, count, and choose appropriate "tools" as the story progresses.
Characters are encouraged to keep promises, learn from mistakes, and stay on task.
Positive Role Models
All the players display resourcefulness and bravery and use teamwork to accomplish their goals. Even the stories' antagonist (Wizard Pete) becomes cooperative and friendly when given the opportunity. Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck strive to be princesses but participate in all activities with the male characters.
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Another entry in the vast Mickey Mouse/Disney franchise. Promotes the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse television program.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this DVD is a compilation of four animated episodes from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, an ongoing television series. Minnie-Rella is a very simple, warm-hearted version of the Cinderella story (without the evil stepmother and stepsisters). The other three stories are selected from earlier seasons of the program; each story is approximately 23 minutes long. They all are appropriate for very young viewers, offering simple plots, straightforward characters, and clear-cut goals. In some, the necessary conflict comes from a mildly selfish villain, who always learns a lesson. Music and some easy interactive tasks are focal points of the episodes. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
No real villains here, no scares, no bumps and falls -- these are all gently entertaining, easy-to-follow stories that highlight friendship, helpfulness, and working toward a goal. The plots rely on Disney's iconic characters being presented with tasks and using the resources at hand to accomplish them. The DVD has enough charm, familiarity, and audience participation to engage toddlers and preschool kids for repeated viewings.
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