Mickey Mote: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup & Handy Manny: Big Construction Job

My kids love watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny, so when I heard about an upcoming release set, I was beyond excited to check this out; not only for the DVD’s that were included, but also for the ‘Mickey Mote’ that is included in this fun package!

This coming holiday, parents and their preschoolers will discover a whole new way to watch and play their favorite Disney preschool DVDs, with the all-new “Mickey Mote”. This one-of-a-kind, kid’s remote control, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, will debut this November 16th packed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. The new “Mickey Mote” is a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey ears, that will take children’s viewing experience to a whole new level by providing an engaging interaction with their favorite Disney characters. With multiple levels of play, the new Mickey Mote will provide hours of fun, engaging and challenging adventures for kids age 2-5. The Mickey Mote is a value for moms and fun for kids!

How It Works:

The Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes Discovery Mode(tm), the interactive “Watch & Play” feature on the DVD! All parents have to do is program the remote control – there’s an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD- and select the Discovery Mode feature on the menu screen. Within minutes, kids will be easily responding to questions, throughout the story, about scenes they just watched (such as “What color is Goofy’s hat?”) by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device — a yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square – to click in their responses. Discovery Mode features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows.

Why Parents Will Love It:

Once families have purchased a Disney Preschool DVD that comes packaged with the Mickey Mote, they can continue to build their Disney Preschool libraries as the Mickey Mote works in compatibility with any Discovery Mode enhanced DVD. For example, kids can immediately use the remote with any of the following titles:

  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Choo Choo
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-Tique
  • Handy Manny: Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure
  • Handy Manny: Manny’s Big Race
  • Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Blast Off
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths
  • My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Bedtime With Pooh

Note: Discovery Mode can also be played using any DVD remote control. Look for more Discovery Mode DVDs on future Disney Preschool franchise releases such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny!

Availability & Pricing

Available beginning on November 16, 2010, consumers can purchase either Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and/or Handy Manny: Big Construction Job DVDs – which will each come specially packaged with the new Mickey Mote – for the suggested retail price of $29.99 (US)/$35.99 Canada.

Here are some clips from this collection.
Trailer Clip

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Fun Fact- Mars

Puzzle

Handy Manny
Fun Fact- Dogs and Cats

I cannot tell you how much I like this collection! First off, the Mickey Mote is awesome! My kids don’t really use our remote for our main television, so they love having their own remote for these movies. They can use the Mickey Mote to navigate around within the movies and the discovery areas where the kids are able to learn things and navigate around on their own. I, as a parent, think this is so fun and probably the coolest feature I’ve ever seen for a kids’ DVD or collection! Now, they can use the remote (Mickey Mote) and use the shapes and colors to move around within the features of the movies. Oh, and the Mickey Mote works with more than just two movies! (see above)

About Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Roundup
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Roundup features more than 100 minutes of content with five exciting, numbers-themed adventures. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the #1 program on Playhouse Disney as well as the #1 series with children between the ages of two and five years. Bonus features include a never-before-seen (until 1/1/11) bonus episode as well as the Discovery Mode feature.

STREET DATE: November 16, 2010
Suggested retail price: 1 Disc DVD + Mickey Mote = $29.99 U.S. / $35.99 Canada
1 Disc DVD = $26.99 U.S. / $29.99 Canada
Rated: U.S. ‘TV-G.’ Canada ‘G’.
Bonus materials not rated.
Run time: Approximately 100 minutes
Aspect ratio: Family Friendly Widescreen (1.78:1) – enhanced for 16×9 Televisions
Sound: Dolby Digital Sound
Languages: English, Spanish, French

About Handy Manny: Big Construction Job:
Handy Manny: Big Construction Job is a fun-filled, full-length adventure that takes Manny out of Sheet Rock Hills and to a new construction project out of town! Introducing new tools, new songs and a never-before-seen episode, Handy Manny stars Wilmer Valderrama (TV’s “That 70’s Show”) as the voice of Manny. It is a top 5 television series with preschoolers 2-5, and is an Emmy®-nominated show, set in a multicultural, multi-generational community and follows a curriculum that models problem solving and the importance of community.

STREET DATE: November 16, 2010
Suggested retail price: 1 Disc DVD + Mickey Mote = $29.99 US/ $35.99 Canada
1 Disc DVD = $26.99 US/$29.99 Canada
Rated: U.S. ‘TV-G’ / Canada ‘G’
Bonus materials not rated.
Run time: Approximately 69 minutes
Aspect ratio: Family Friendly Widescreen (1.78:1) – enhanced for 16×9 Televisions
Sound: Dolby Digital Sound
Languages: English, Spanish, French

Mommy Goggles gives this product:
[rating:5]
Why this rating? This is a star rating (1-5) that is based off our opinion on the product itself, use, wear & tear, price and how it fits in to our family’s lives (at home or on the go).

All opinions in this posting are 100% my own.

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