When I was a little girl in the late 70s and early 80s, I was all about the Mickey Mouse Club. I used to have the record and would march around the house to it while my grandmother baked cakes. It is one of my fondest memories from my childhood. The Mickey Mouse Club has changed a lot over the years. Now, there’s a whole computer-generated series called The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which features Mickey and his friends going off on all sorts of adventures. I’m a little jealous of my son and today’s kids, I would have loved these shows as a child.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventure, Mickey and the gang are embarking on a journey to outer space, courtesy of Professor Von Drake (who always reminded me of a cross between Einstein and Freud for some reason). They blast off in their rocket ship clubhouse, because they’re just cool enough to have one. Along the way, they get to see the moon, Mars, and the Rings of Saturn. They also run into a martian version of Mickey and some other helpful aliens. Of course, good old Pirate Pete is up to his shenanigans as usual, but Mickey, being the awesome mouse that he is, ends up befriending Space Pirate Pete.
Jake has watched Mickey Mouse Club House: Space Adventure every single day after school since it arrived last week. Although the show was designed for preschoolers, it’s also great for early grade-school kids. Mickey Mouse has been a constant for generations, making this an enjoyable show to watch with your children. The theme song and animation style may have changed, but the characters are true to who they’ve always been, from the eternally optimistic Mickey to the somewhat grouchy Donald to the silly Goofy (I couldn’t very well go with goofy Goofy there, now could I?). As with all Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cartoons, the show features educational parts, such as counting stars, mixed in with the entertainment.
The DVD comes with a bonus Digital Copy, so you can download it to your computer and enjoy anywhere. The package also comes with a sheet of cute glow-in-the-dark stickers, which are currently on half of my clothes because Jake likes to award me for being a good mommy. Isn’t that sweet? Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Space Adventures released on November 8th.