The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Slapstick humor, absurdity in funny retro animated shorts.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

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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 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 & Representations

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.

Sexy Stuff

Mickey and Minnie often swoon in each other’s presence and blow kisses to each other.

Language
Consumerism

Some shorts include references to other Disney productions. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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. 

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 6-year-old Written byD. L. December 18, 2020

Not the cute Mickey Mouse you grew up with

Was surprised that a remake would be so bad - we watched one episode where my husband and I spent most of the time cringing and exchanging looks of horror while... Continue reading
Kid, 8 years old December 4, 2020
Teen, 13 years old Written byJediknight61 November 27, 2020

Funny, Comical, Family-Friendly Show

I think that this show is appropriate for almost all ages, it's a Disney show, so it obviously has no swearing or anything. Mickey would count as a great r... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MICKEY MOUSE is a series of shorts starring Disney’s leading mouse, Mickey (voiced by Chris Diamantopoulos) and his friends like Minnie Mouse (Kaitlyn Robrock), Goofy (Bill Farmer), Pluto (Farmer again), and Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo). The stories place the characters in different settings and eras with episodes that take place in frontier towns or feature technology of the future. Classic Disney villains like Pete (Jim Cummings) make appearances in some of the shorts as well. 

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about this show’s use of mild stereotypes to put character types into context. How do the characters' appearances and mannerisms reflect their settings and the time period in which the story is set? What gender stereotypes do you see? Are stereotypes always harmful? Why or why not?

  • Does this production distinguish itself and its famous characters from other similar ones? Does it have a promotional effect on you, in that it prompts you to watch other shows or movies with the same characters?

  • Why do you think Disney has been such a successful franchise? Now that the brand includes so many different entertainment products, where would you say it has done its best work? What are some of your favorite Disney titles?

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