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House of Mouse

Welcome to the hottest nightclub in Toontown.

Disney's House of Mouse is an animated series that aired from 2001 to 2003. It is the spin-off to the short-lived but still well liked Mickey's Mouse Works.

Plot

Mickey Mouse runs a nightclub in Toontown along with his girlfriend Minnie, who runs the books and day to day operations, his best friend, Donald Duck, who co-owns the club and tends to customer service and VIP guests, Daisy, Donald's girlfriend, who is the reservation clerk, Goofy, the head waiter, Clarabelle Cow, the local gossip who Goofy has a crush on, Max Goof, Goofy's son and parking valet, and many more. While many complications arise, their biggest obstacle to ensure a good show becomes more complimented when their archenemy, Pete, buys the land the club is on and tries to ruin the show to shut them down. However Pete's plans always fail (although considering the show was eventually canceled maybe he finally won one) and the show always goes one. The shows include some animated shorts featuring the main cast plus one special guest star performer.

Why It Rocks

  1. The biggest reason this show was a big hit was the huge massive crossover of Disney I.P.s interacting with each other like Beast with Cruella de Vil or the Mad Hatter with Judge Claude Frollo or Hades falling in love with Maleficent, the Mistress of All Evil.
  2. Many of the animated shorts featured on the show were featured on Mickey's Mouse Works, hence why this was a spin-off.
  3. Many episodes focus on a certain theme and the cartoons used help with it. For instant, in the Episode Max's Embarrassing Date, the cartoons used focused on the theme of romance, though it did have a short on bike's Mickey used to unintentionally embarrass Max.
  4. The Disney Villains are rendered a bit harmless and silly in this show, (except the film Mickey's House of Villains) and even help to save the day. For instance, an episode revolved around Pete sabotaging the air conditioning at the House of Mouse causing almost everyone to leave. Pete almost declares victory when Hades stays behind as he enjoys the heat.
  5. Many voice actors reprise their roles in the more modern Disney films and shows during the time. Scott Weinger reprises his role as Aladdin and James Woods reprises his role as Hades.
  6. The animation is smooth.

Bad Qualities

  1. Having random Disney characters in the same place doesn't work, except in something like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, in which they are depicted as merely actors. Characters from completely different worlds, cultures, time periods and moralities interacting with each other is just...creepy. Theologically, we could have Chernabog (the devil from Fantasia) asking the Greek gods (from Hercules) which one of them is his mortal enemy, the Christian God. Environmentally, we have various predators (Simba,Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King) a mere dinner table away from their prey (Bambi from Bambi and Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio, respectively). When it comes to dining, we have Ariel (the eponymous Little Mermaid) watching as other people order fish. Finally, how does a fight not break out every night with so many heroes and villains in the same room, especially mortal enemies? Jafar, Maleficent, Queen Grimhilde and Ursula are all in the same place as Aladdin, Aurora, Snow White, and Ariel!

Reception

Based on over two thousand users the show has a rating of 7.6 on IMDB.