Monday, June 29, 2015

Disney Movies - Days 35 & 36

It was a very Mickey Mouse Clubhouse weekend and I'm still not through them all! This should also be pretty short since there isn't much to say about them other than, as much as I hate to admit it, I do really like watching them. I'm not going to post any clips of these because I either can't find good ones, or it's the entire episode, and I'm kind of lazy today.
Saturday started with Mickey Saves Santa. This is another one of those disc that only has three episodes instead of the five that should be on it. In the bonus features on most of these discs though, there is a game of some sort, so those must really hog the disc space or something.

The next disc, Mickey's Adventures In Wonderland was at least a full length movie and one episode, so I can't knock the shortness of it.

Quest For The Crystal Mickey actually turned out to be my favorite, even though it was only an episode. The other four episodes on the disc were all adventure-themed, so they were quite enjoyable too.

Minnie's Bow-Tique was my last DVD for the night, I needed some adult movie time so I watched Interstellar and a couple of documentaries about the moons of Saturn...I'm still on the space kick.

I kind of went full guns blazing on Sunday and managed to knock out seven discs starting with Road Rally, which was a full-length feature plus one bonus episode.

I Heart Minnie was next, which was five Minnie-centric episodes (I'm not a fan of Minnie or Daisy, even when I was little, but I suffered through it). There was also a short on the disc, Minnie's Birthday Party, and that's a rare thing for these compilation discs (although I wish there were more - Donald themed please!).

Mickey's Storybook Surprises contained four episodes and wasn't at all what I was expecting, but it was still pretty enjoyable. Some of the storybook stories were hard to figure out what they were basing them on, but when I stopped trying to figure it out and just enjoy them, all became right in the world. I don't know why I insist on overthinking these things.

Mickey's Great Clubhouse Hunt was a full-length feature and a bonus episode and was pretty much Easter-themed. It's also one of the older ones, so the voice of Mickey was the other guy who has now passed (and a bit of trivia for ya, that guy was married to the woman who voices Minnie, so technically, Mickey and Minnie were married!). The new guy kind of creeps me out a bit and I don't like him at all. Goofy's vocal artists have changed quite a bit over the years too, but Donald has only been two, Clarence "Ducky" Nash who was the first Donald, and Tony Anselmo who took over when Ducky died.

Mickey's Big Splash was four episodes, all water-themed...surprise!

Numbers Roundup was five episodes but had a very pre-preschool feel. There were a few times I felt like chucking it in for the night because this disc was really hard to sit through. Normally, I catch myself calling out things when Mickey says "say it with me" or asks for the answer to a question, but every one of these episodes just kind of grated on my nerves.

So, Minnie's Masquerade was last because I simply couldn't take anymore for the night. Too much Minnie and Daisy was my final straw. I do find it odd that it seems like Daisy swoons a heck of a lot over Mickey and not so much over Donald...what's up with that?

Live Action: 20
Full-Length Animation: 75
Mixed-Medium: 4
Animated Shorts: 252
Live Action Shorts: 1
Mixed-Medium Shorts: 1
Animated Series: 68
Mixed-Medium Series: 2
Documentaries: 1


Heather said...

It's because Donald is too angry lol they don't want to promote that. He used to be my favorite though until I met my hubby and now I have a soft spot for Pluto ;) You got me on a bit of a Disney kick so I watched Brave last night and the Disney's Magical Fireplace dvd even though it's summer.

Kate N said...

How have you managed to keep the theme song from sending you crazy? It's the Mickey Mouse Club House...come inside its fun inside...