House of Mouse

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One long advertisement for all things Disney.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

Part of the vast Disney empire -- and obvious about that fact.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this series is basically a showcase for plugging Disney characters, Disney movies, Disney theme parks, and Disney everything. Although it's occasionally clever, the show's real purpose -- promoting all things Disney -– is totally transparent.

What's the story?

HOUSE OF MOUSE is "the tooniest place on Earth," where every character from every Disney product ever made hangs out to watch ... Disney cartoons. A vague storyline connects the segments surrounding the cartoons, but the plots become simply more opportunities for Disney promotions. In a story about Donald and Daisy Duck going on a somewhat out-of-control date, for example, they're plunging down a waterfall when they suddenly see Goofy holding a sign that reads "Photos $10." Sound familiar?

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Fans of Mickey and Donald will probably enjoy the attempts at in-jokes and self-referential humor, but overall the show falls flat. The last half of one episode was an extended -- very extended -- flatulence joke, featuring Pumba from The Lion King. Sometimes less truly is more.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about alternatives to Disney vacations, movies, and programming. Can your kids think of any? Who are your kids' favorite Disney characters and why? Do they prefer the classic characters or the more recent creations?

TV details

Cast:Bill Farmer, Rod Roddy, Wayne Allwine
Network:Disney Channel
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Friendship
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:Streaming

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  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 11 years old November 5, 2011

Why does Common sense hate this? It's more Magical than you think.

This is one off my all time favorite shows. I am actually a fan of this show. It really stinks how it's not on anymore. Really miss it. On for all ages cause I want to show you guys how much I love this show. Probably one of the best yet on Disney/TV. Common sense hates this? COME ON COMMON SENSE! It's a disney show. Anything Disney is susposed to be the bomb. Adults should love it too. I mean You can always count on Disney. It's really cute. One cartoon of disney is good but one cartoon with the most amazing cartoon characters of Disney? MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!! THIS SHOW RULES!!!! Come on Guys, It's not bad at all. I love the jokes they make, Really funny and amazing show, good for anybody. I rated it on for kids 2 and up but I with it could be ages 0 and up or 1 and up to really explain that it's for all ages. I hope it will come back on soon or they will make another awesome disney show like this. Better than the other disney movies I believe. I will never forget how great this show is. Need pictures to print out so I can put it on a frame and keep it forever. So just sit down, relax, great show for the whole family, enjoy it if you love disney. Or shall I say if you love Disney, You'll love this. If Walt Disney was still alive, he'd be really proud how all his most magical characters are on a really popular TV show. Wish it was back on the air.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Adult Written bymaddox121 January 28, 2016

For any age.

I never watched it on TV, but I've watched it on YouTube. Violence (Y) Comic violence, but stuff too violent is censored by the Censor Monkeys. Profanity (Y) No swearing but illusions like, "Jiminy Crickets" and "dang" S3x (Y) None, except in the cartoons staring Mickey/Minnie as the two main characters. Drugs (Y) No drugs, but Mickey says "No Smoking" and Pegasus does it anyway. (Breathes blue potions) Role Models (Y) Nice role models, like the guest statements (One of them is "No smoking" [See Drugs] and the "Censor monkey" censors out innapropiate stuff [See violence] Consumerism [ * * * * * ] TONS of Disney characters appear
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Teen, 14 years old Written by101Dalmatians September 6, 2014

Why this got canned is beyond me

It mixes Walt's vision of comedy and puts it in a nice, half-hour cartoon. They canned for who knows why.

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