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Mickey Mouse Works
Also known as Disney's Mickey Mouse Works
Format Animated series
Created by Walt Disney Television Animation
Voices of Wayne Allwine
Tony Anselmo
Russi Taylor
Cathy Cavadini
Bill Farmer
Tress MacNeille
Corey Burton
John Cleese
April Winchell
Jim Cummings
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 27
Production
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel ABC/Toon Disney/Disney Channel
Original run May 11, 1999 (1999-05-11) – October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)
Chronology
Related shows Mickey's Mouse Tracks
House of Mouse (2001)
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (2006)

Mickey Mouse Works is a television show that features the cartoon character Mickey Mouse and his friends in a series of animated segments. It is somewhat of an update of Mickey's Mouse Tracks.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and Ludwig Von Drake all star in their own segments. Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Chip 'n Dale, Scrooge McDuck, Peg Leg Pete, Humphrey the Bear, J. Audobon Woodlore, Dinah the Dachshund, Butch the Bulldog, Mortimer Mouse and Clara Cluck all appear as supporting characters.

Contents

Premise

Mickey Mouse Works was created to recreate the golden age of Disney's animated shorts, featuring some of Disney’s most popular characters. By using basic colors and the original sound effects, tremendous effort was put forth to capture the look and feel of classic Disney.

Each half-hour episode consisted of a variety of cartoons, varying in length from ninety seconds to twelve minutes. These shorts fell into three general types: the brief gag cartoons, the longer character-based cartoons, and the more classically-based "Mouse Tales" (usually the show's longest segment). The character-based segments also included "Silly Symphonies," carrying on the tradition of that series of theatrical shorts.

The gag shorts, which lasted 90 seconds each, were shown with the following umbrella titles:

  • Mickey to the Rescue: Mickey tries to rescue Minnie from Pete's trap-laden hideout.
  • Maestro Minnie: Minnie conducts an orchestra of animated, disagreeable, instruments.
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Goofy shows off extreme sports to the words of his offscreen narrator.
  • Donald's Dynamite: Donald's activity is interrupted by the appearance of a well-placed bomb.
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Ludwig Von Drake shows off an invention of his which goes haywire.
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Pluto goes through a bit of problems trying to fetch the newspaper for Mickey.

With no established schedule or routine, Mickey Mouse Works was designed to look like one spontaneous flow. Adding to that feeling were the show's opening credits, which ended differently each week, the only constant being an elaborate interruption from a spotlight-stealing Donald Duck.

While most skits involved individual characters, some have Mickey, Donald, and Goofy running a special service group. Most Goofy skits have him doing a "how-to" segment, always accompanied by a narrator.

Characters

Villains

Animals

Other supporting characters

Production

When the show was replaced by Disney's House of Mouse in January 2001, many of the Mouse Work stagements were instead repeated there but the original Mouse Work format have never been seen again. However, when the shorts were shown right before and after Toon Disney's Big Movie Show on weekdays, they were shown with the Mickey Mouse Works closing credits.

Several of the gag cartoons were released theatrically with various 1999 Disney movies and released to theaters as commercials for the show. These included:

Some shorts are available in Europe on DVD, under the title Mickey's Laugh Factory. While some shorts have the Mickey Mouse Works title card background, others have the House of Mouse version (the Mouse Works version has various mechanics in the background, including a Mickey shaped one and one with the Mouse Works text inside it, but the House Of Mouse version has various moving swirls.) [1] Cartoons include Hickory Dickory Mickey, Mickey Tries to Cook, Organ Donors, Mickey's Airplane Kit, Street Cleaner, Mickey's New Car, Bubble Gum, Mickey's Big Break and Mickey's Mix-Up.[2]

On November 11, 2008, the eighth wave of Walt Disney Treasures was released. One of the sets released in this wave, The Chronological Donald, Volume Four, features a handful of Donald-centric shorts from both Mickey Mouse Works and House of Mouse as bonuses, including Bird Brained Donald, Donald and the Big Nut, Donald's Charmed Date, Donald's Dinner Date, Donald's Failed Fourth, Donald's Rocket Ruckus, Donald's Shell Shots, Donald's Valentine Dollar, Music Store Donald and Survival of the Woodchucks.

Episode list

# Summary
1
  • Mickey to the Rescue: Train Tracks
  • How to Be a Waiter
  • Maestro Minnie: William Tell Overture
  • Donald's Failed Fourth
  • Roller Coaster Painters
2
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Skating the Half Pipe
  • Mickey's New Car
  • Pluto's Penthouse Sweet
  • Donald's Shell Shots
3
  • Donald's Dynamite: Bowling Alley
  • Mickey's Airplane Kit
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Time Reverser
  • Turkey Catchers
  • Dance of the Goofys
4
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Spaceship
  • Donald's Rocket Ruckus
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Paracycling
  • Organ Donors
  • Mickey's Mistake
5
  • Maestro Minnie: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
  • How to Be a Spy
  • Donald's Valentine Dollar
  • Pluto's Kittens
6
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Remote Controlled Laser Lawn Mower
  • Pluto vs. the Watchdog
  • Donald's Dynamite: Opera Box
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
7
  • Donald's Dynamite: Fishing
  • Purple Pluto
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Money Increaser
  • Sandwich Makers
  • Pluto's Arrow Error
8
  • Mickey to the Rescue: Staircase
  • Pluto Runs Away
  • Daisy Visits Minnie
  • How to Ride a Bicycle
9
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Rock Climbing
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Donald on Ice
  • Mickey's Mechanical House
10
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Street Cleaner
  • Donald's Dinner Date
  • Maestro Minnie: Brahms Lullabye
  • Hydro Squirter
  • Mickey's Piano Lesson
11
  • Mickey to the Rescue: Cage and Cannons
  • Mickey's Remedy
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Wakeboarding
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
12
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Bubble Gum
  • Mickey Tries to Cook
  • Donald and the Big Nut - Donald accidentally spills a super growth formula which results the growth of a giant nut which he wants to take to competition while Chip and Dale want to eat it.
  • Topsy Turvy Town
13
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Teldinger
  • Purple Pluto
  • Maestro Minnie: Flight of the Bumblebee
  • The Nutcracker
14
  • Mickey to the Rescue: Staircase
  • How to Haunt a House
  • Mickey's Mechanical House
  • Hansel and Gretel
15
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Vending Machine
  • Donald's Grizzly Guest
  • Donald's Dynamite: Snowman
  • Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot
16
  • Daisy's Road Trip
  • Goofy's Big Kitty
  • Relaxing with Von Drake
17
  • How to Be a Baseball Fan
  • Locksmiths
  • Minnie Takes Care of Pluto
18
  • Donald's Dynamite: Magic Act
  • Survival of the Woodchucks
  • Mickey's Rival Returns
  • Mickey and the Seagull
19
  • Goofy's Radio
  • Car Washers
  • Pluto's Seal Deal
20
  • Mickey's Mixed Nuts - While Minnie is short of nuts, Chip and Dale have only golf balls. Mickey and the chipmunks head the store competing for the last batch of nuts.
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Shark Feeding
  • Mickey's Mountain
  • computer.don
21
  • Donald's Halloween Scare
  • Donald's Lighthouse
  • How to Take Care of Your Yard
22
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Mortimer
  • Minnie Visits Daisy
  • How to Wash Dishes
  • Domesticated Donald
23
24
  • Mickey's Mix-Up
  • Whitewater Donald
  • Mickey's Christmas Chaos
25
  • Donald's Fish Fry
  • Presto Pluto
  • Mickey's Cabin
26
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Vending Machine
  • Mickey's Answering Service
  • Pluto's Magic Paws
  • Mickey's Big Break
27
  • Bird Brained Donald
  • Donald's Pool
  • How to Be a Gentleman

References

  1. ^ Mickey's Laugh Factory. Amazon. Retrieved on July 10, 2008.
  2. ^ Mickey's Laugh Factory. Blackstar. Retrieved on July 25, 2008.

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