Parents' Guide to

Mickey Mouse

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Slapstick humor rules in Disney crew's wacky adventures.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 18+

This isn't like the classics...

The whole series is just weird and they are out of character. It's an improvement when you consider Mickey Mouse Club House and Roadster Racer's which took Goofy and made him brainless and obsessed with stinky shoes and made the other characters boring. But even though this show isn't as childish, it's still unwatchable. Some of the imagery is ugly especially Goofy being redesigned. It's like Mickey Mouse is trying too hard to be like Ren and Stimpy. Don't get me wrong, I love Ren and Stimpy but I don't think making Mickey Mouse shorts with gross out humor is any better than dumbing it down. Watch Run Away Brain short instead.
age 18+

They Ruined Mickey

I discovered this new "reimagined" version of Mickey a few years ago on Accident. One of my old students was watching some Frozen and Disney Princess videos on the Tablet during Free-time and she accidentally stumbled upon the episode where Mickey wears a Sweater. At first it seemed alright but then she started crying at me saying that "Mickey was Scary" and that she didn't like him anymore. I resumed the episode and was in complete terror. Mickey was shown with Red Painful Grotesque rashes on his body from the Sweater and began going Crazy in one scene. I finally discovered the other episodes and my Terror turned to Disgust. Mickey and Minnie making out in Goofy's stomach? Mickey turning himself on with Ice Cream? Goofy making sexual remarks that Minnie is "Smoking"? There's even an Episode where Goofy is turned into a rotting corpse monster and chases Mickey around the Woods! This doesn't feel like a Revival of the Classic Mickey shorts at all, rather a twisted combination of Ren & Stimpy, Looney Tunes, and those old Tex Avery "Wolfie" Cartoons gone horribly wrong. To think that these shorts are being marketed to Children alongside the true classics (Like the one with Mickey having a fight with a Baby Whirlwind) is just deplorable, and I expect better from a company who brought us shows like Phineas & Ferb, which are filled with Positive Role Models and Friendly Characters. Furthermore, it seems this is the version of Mickey Disney wants to use for everything now, as this version recently got a ride at Disney World, and from the videos I've seen of it, it appears to be just as Nasty as the Episodes. They even show a clip of the Sweater Episode during the "Vacation Fun" Pre-show! Are they trying to gross people out and get them to leave? If you want your kids to enjoy the true friendly version of Mickey Mouse, let them watch Mickey's Clubhouse or even the Classic Shorts. Just beware of these New Shorts, and under no circumstances should you ever let your Students, Kids, Grandkids, etc. gain access to them. Shame on you, Disney, Shame on you.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (27 ):

With CGI animation being the modern TV trend, this show's bold 2-D animation style is striking and suits content that's edgier than that of other shows with the same cast. Mickey Mouse is rooted in the wacky and bizarre and promises many colorful characters and odd scenarios, all with the intended purpose of making viewers laugh.

There's no attempt at teaching anything, and it's hard to glean any positive messages from the content, but at three and a half minutes running, at least it's a short-lived guilty pleasure. Of course, there is that thorny issue of commercialism to contend with, especially when the stars of other productions such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves drop in for cameos. All in all, though, this is a fun way to get your fix of Mickey and friends.

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