Mickey Mouse

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Slapstick humor rules in Disney crew's wacky adventures.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The series intends to entertain rather than to educate. 

Positive Messages

This show is all about fun, putting the characters in ridiculous predicaments that they resolve in equally preposterous (but always entertaining) ways. There's some stereotyping at play (Southern accents and mannerisms, for instance), and some generally unappealing characters, but it's always meant to be funny. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The characters demonstrate repeatedly that they're good friends. 

Violence & Scariness

Slapstick crashes, falls, and painful mishaps, often punctuated by onomatopoeia like "Crash!" appearing on the screen. Some injuries last a moment or two (bumps and scratches, for instance), but there's no blood.

Sexy Stuff

Mickey and Minnie's romance is a recurring theme of the show. They talk about their feelings for each other, and Mickey especially is prone to showing off or trying to save face in front of his girl. 

Language
Consumerism

Mickey and crew are the veritable faces of the Disney conglomerate, starring in numerous other TV shows and movies.  

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mickey Mouse follows the zany adventures of Disney's poster mouse and his pals. Because it's a short-form animation, the stories feel rushed and chaotic, but that plays into the wackiness of the characters' experiences. Slapstick-style accidents often are accompanied by words such as "Crash!" on the screen, and some cause injuries that last the length of the minutes-long episode. Mickey and Minnie's romance is a frequent theme of the stories as well. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 10 and 11 year old Written bymaddox121 February 10, 2016

Rad retro show - Only current animated show on the main Disney Channel

Violence- (Y7) Cartoonish adventures like the retro mickey shorts, cartoon violence is 99.9% In hold. Sex- (G) Played for laughs, Space Walkes main plot is a... Continue reading
Adult Written bySonicShadowFan1991 January 12, 2016

Cool! But Bring Back Oswald,The One Who Started it All!!!

This is a good take on the classic Mickey cartoons.but there is a forgotton one waiting to be loved.yep,Oswald the lucky rabbit® he needs a new series,Good Beca... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byMesalie Guimond November 12, 2016

DON'T watch that show, it's too SURREAL!

Just think of all the slapsticky cartoon violence and surreal humor seen on Tex Avery and Tom and Jerry, this mind-blowingly show doesn't have any sense! E... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byautumn_s_m December 16, 2017

Goofy and Pluto

I think it is weird that Goofy can walk and talk but Pluto can't. They are both dogs yet Goofy is the only one that can walk and tall.

What's the story?

MICKEY MOUSE is an animated shorts series about Mickey (voiced by Chris Diamontopoulos), Minnie (Russi Taylor), Goofy (Bill Farmer), Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo), and the rest of the classic Disney gang. Stories range from Mickey matching wits with an obstinate car to the group exploring outer space. In each case, the pals must figure out the best way to resolve whatever bizarre predicament they face and remain friends in the meantime.

Is it any good?

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. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the Disney corporation's success. What would you say accounts for it? Is there any area (TV, movies, products, even vacations) in which it faces stiff competition? 

  • Do you think self-promotion is a factor in this show? Does seeing it make you want to watch other Disney productions? 

  • Kids: Do you watch any shows or movies whose violence surprises you? Do you think kids generally can differentiate between reality and fantasy with regard to content like this? 

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