A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series intends to entertain rather than to educate.
This show focuses on presenting stories that are fun and funny, and so espousing messages or lessons of any kind are nonexistent. Some episodes involve mild stereotypes based on the characters' roles and the story's setting, but they're always meant to be funny.
Positive Role Models
The characters are good friends and generally treat each other well. Villains attempt to steal and plunder a bit, but it's played for laughs.
Violence & Scariness
Slapstick comedy features crashes, falls, and other accidents that result in absurd injuries that typically fix themselves by the next scene.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Mickey and Minnie often swoon in each other's presence and blow kisses to each other.
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Products & Purchases
Some shorts include references to other Disney productions.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse is an animated series of shorts from the creators of the similar 2013 show Mickey Mouse. The characters are put in different outlandish scenarios from one episode to the next and play versions of themselves that maintain their relationships and personalities. Familiar foes arrive on scene to cause trouble, but injuries are quickly remedied and accidents rarely amount to any realistic harm. Mickey and Minnie's romance is a recurring factor, and they show affection by blowing kisses and swooning in each other's presence.
Is It Any Good?
This series bridges the gap between old and new with classic characters, a retro animation style, and new settings that surprise in fun ways. Mickey and crew play roles that change with each episode, giving the shorts almost a variety-show feel when they're watched one after another. Even so, there's consistency in how the characters bring their own personalities to each role, which is especially enjoyable for fans who've watched them for years.
The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse is designed to be fun, but that happens at the expense of any kind of substantial content. It will delight seasoned Disney fans with homages to other franchise productions in varying degrees of subtlety. Even better, it's in keeping with Disney's tradition of family-geared entertainment, so parents and kids can happily tune in together.
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