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File:Early MMW publicity picture.jpg

An early publicity photo for the show, based on the short "Roller Coaster Painters".

Disney's Mickey Mouse Works was 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 the classic Disney shorts. 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 and Dale, Scrooge McDuck, Pete, Humphrey the Bear, J. Audubon Woodlore, Dinah the Dachshund, Butch the Bulldog, Mortimer Mouse, and Clara Cluck all appear as supporting characters.

Premise[]

Mickey Mouse Works was made 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 the classic Disney cartoons.

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 where 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.

The show aired on the Russian version of The Disney Afternoon block since the block actually aired in the 2000's, and is one of few shows not to air on the Disney Afternoon block in the US but airing on the block in other countries.

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Production[]

File:Mickey Mouse Works Intro

The original Opening Theme of Mickey Mouse Works, founded by RetroJunk.com.

When the show was replaced by House of Mouse in January 2001, many of the Mouse Works shorts were repeated on the new show, with some airing for the first time. However, the original Mouse Works format have never been seen again. But 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. Two shorts, Minnie Takes Care of Pluto and the Pluto Gets the Paper segment "Vending Machine", appear to be the only two shorts that did not re-air on House of Mouse, because of the former's dark content. Some Mouse Works shorts were originally presented in the full-screen format during their debut and then cropped to widescreen when aired in House of Mouse (since House of Mouse was originally produced in widescreen). To date, the show has not received a full home video release.

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

  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Skating the Half Pipe with I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Paracycling with Mighty Joe Young
  • Pluto Gets The Paper: Spaceship with My Favorite Martian
  • Donald's Dynamite: Opera Box with Doug's 1st Movie

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 one in the shape of Mickey and another with the Mouse Works text inside it. However, 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 shorts from both Mickey Mouse Works and House of Mouse as bonuses: 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. Also, Around the World in Eighty Days was released on DVD in 2005 as part of the "Disney Learning Adventures" line.

Episodes[]

Season 1 (1999)[]

Episode Original airdate Featured segments
1 May 1, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald attempts to ride through on an elephant with a sign reading "Starring Donald Duck." The elephant sits on him.
  • Mickey to the Rescue: Train Tracks
  • How to Be a Waiter
  • Maestro Minnie: William Tell Overture
  • Donald's Failed Fourth
  • Roller Coaster Painters
2 May 8, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald brings down a window blind saying "Starring Donald Duck," which rolls up taking Donald with it.
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Skating the Half Pipe
  • Mickey's New Car
  • Pluto's Penthouse Sweet
  • Donald's Shell Shots
3 May 15, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald sails through on a boat and unfurls the sail which reads "Starring Donald Duck." The sailboat then sinks.
  • Donald's Dynamite: Bowling Alley
  • Mickey's Airplane Kit
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Time Reverser
  • Turkey Catchers
  • Dance of the Goofys
4 May 22, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald brings through an elegant flashing electrical sign which says "Starring Donald Duck" and then turns into a time and temperature flasher.
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Spaceship
  • Donald's Rocket Ruckus
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Paracycling
  • Organ Donors
  • Mickey's Mistake
5 May 29, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald unfolds an umbrella which says "Starring Donald Duck" which then gets zapped by a lightning bolt.
  • Maestro Minnie: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
  • How to Be a Spy
  • Donald's Valentine Dollar
  • Pluto's Kittens
6 June 5, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald plants flowers which bloom into letters that spell "Starring Donald Duck." They are eaten from underneath by a gopher who pops his head up to let out a loud "burp!"
  • 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 June 12, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald builds a brick wall in which he paints the words, "Starring Donald Duck." As one might expect, the wall falls over on him.
  • Donald's Dynamite: Fishing
  • Purple Pluto
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Money Increaser
  • Sandwich Makers
  • Pluto's Arrow Error
8 June 19, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald drives up in a truck with "Starring Donald Duck" painted on the side. The truck then drives away without him and then returns to run over Donald.

Season 2 (1999-2000)[]

Episode Original airdate Featured segments
9 September 11, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald flies by in an airplane with a banner that reads "Starring Donald Duck." After flying offscreen, the airplane blows up, leaving Donald flying the engine held together with a few leftover parts of the plane.
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Rock Climbing
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Donald on Ice
  • Mickey's Mechanical House
10 September 18, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald pulls down a blind that "Starring Donald Duck" which rolls up taking him with it.
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Street Cleaner
  • Donald's Dinner Date
  • Maestro Minnie: Brahms Lullabye
  • Hydro-Squirter
  • Mickey's Piano Lesson
11 September 25, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald pulls up in a train engine with a car attached to a banner that reads "Starring Donald Duck." But, while cleaning a smudge off of the side of the car, the side falls off, flattening him.
12 October 2, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald blows up a balloon which reads "Starring Donald Duck" but he blows it up too much and it pops.
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Bubble Gum
  • Mickey Tries to Cook
  • Donald and the Big Nut
  • Topsy Turvy Town
13 October 23, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald drops down a huge block of granite which he carves into a monument which reads "Starring Donald Duck." The monument collapses around him, leaving a pile of rock which reads "Darn Old Duck."
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: Teledinger
  • Purple Pluto
  • Maestro Minnie: Flight of the Bumblebee
  • The Nutcracker
14 October 30, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald brings through an elegant flashing electrical sign which says "Starring Donald Duck" and then turns into a time and temperature flasher.
  • Mickey to the Rescue: Staircase
  • How to Haunt a House
  • Mickey's Mechanical House
  • Hansel and Gretel
15 November 6, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald attempts the boat and sail again, but this time he is squashed by a whale and sent to the bottom of the sea.
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Vending Machine
  • Donald's Grizzly Guest
  • Donald's Dynamite: Snowman
  • Mickey Foils the Phantom Blot
16 December 4, 1999 Donald's accident: Donald unfolds an umbrella which reads "Starring Donald Duck." The umbrella promptly folds, swallowing him up.
17 January 22, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald floats by in a hot air balloon reading "Starring Donald Duck" which suddenly punctures and deflates leaving Donald stranded in mid-air.
  • How to Be a Baseball Fan
  • Locksmiths
  • Minnie Takes Care of Pluto
18 February 5, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald brings down a steel plate which reads "Starring Donald Duck. He rivets this over the regular logo, but not well enough as the plate falls over, flattening him into his hard hat.
  • Donald's Dynamite: Magic Act
  • Survival of the Woodchucks
  • Mickey's Rival Returns
  • Mickey and the Seagull
19 February 19, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald attempts to bring down a series of stage curtains with his name, but is pelted with tomatoes and rotten vegetables before he can.
  • Goofy's Radio
  • Car Washers
  • Pluto's Seal Deal
20 February 26, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald rides by on a stagecoach which reads "Starring Donald Duck" on the side. The donkey, however, gets mad and kicks Donald and the coach offscreen.
  • Mickey's Mixed Nuts
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Shark Feeding
  • Mickey's Mountain
  • computer.don
21 March 4, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald lays train track and brings in a train car which reads "Starring Donald Duck." But another set of tracks gets laid in front of it, and another train comes through which runs him down.
  • Donald's Halloween Scare
  • Donald's Lighthouse
  • How to Take Care of Your Yard
22 March 16, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald rolls out a magic disappearing box, shuts the curtains (which read "Duck Works"), but when he opens them, an upset tiger has appeared that grabs Donald and pulls him into the box and attacks him (the curtains close during this).
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Mortimer
  • Minnie Visits Daisy
  • How to Wash Dishes
  • Domesticated Donald

Season 3 (2000)[]

Episode Original airdate Featured segments
23 September 9, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald blows up a balloon which reads "Starring Donald Duck." But he inhales the contents of the balloon, inflates himself, and blows away.
  • Donald's Halloween Scare
  • How to Be a Gentleman
  • Mickey and the Seagull
24 September 16, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald rides by in a Goodyear type blimp with an electronic sign that reads "Duck Works." The sign begins to spark, shorts out and fries the blimp.
  • Mickey's Mix-Up
  • Whitewater Donald
  • Mickey's Christmas Chaos
25 September 23, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald floats by in a hot air balloon which reads "Starring Donald Duck." The balloon releases out the bottom and blows him away.
  • Donald's Fish Fry
  • Presto Pluto
  • Mickey's Cabin
26 September 30, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald rolls in a huge cake which reads "Starring Donald Duck." But Clarabelle pops out of it, grabbing Donald and kissing him into a frenzy.
  • Pluto Gets the Paper: Vending Machine
  • Mickey's Answering Service
  • Pluto's Magic Paws
  • Mickey's Big Break
27 October 7, 2000 Donald's accident: Donald spray paints the words "Starring Donald Duck" over the official logo, but is then arrested for vandalism.
  • Bird Brained Donald
  • Donald's Pool
  • How to Be a Gentleman

Trivia[]

  • This is the first series where Tress MacNeille voices Daisy.
  • The only known US video releases so far of this show include a Pluto Gets the Paper segment in the 1999 One Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Rescuers VHS tapes and ten Donald Duck segments in the Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume Four DVD.
  • In Finland, the show's title was changed to Akun Tehdas, which translates to "Donald's Factory", due to Donald being more popular in Finland. Perhaps as a result of this, his spotlight-stealing gags in the intro were cut in this version.

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Concept Art[]

Screenshots[]

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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Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010-2012) • Fish Hooks (2010-2014) • Jake and the Never Land Pirates (2011-2016) • Motorcity (2012) • Tron: Uprising (2012-2013) • Gravity Falls (2012-2016) • Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012-2015) • Sofia the First (2013-2018) • Mickey Mouse (2013-2019) • Wander Over Yonder (2013-2016) • The 7D (2014-2016) • Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (2014-2017) • Star vs. the Forces of Evil (2015-2019) • Pickle and Peanut (2015-2018) • Descendants: Wicked World (2015-2017) • The Lion Guard (2016-2019) • Elena of Avalor (2016-2020) • Future-Worm! (2016-2018) • Milo Murphy's Law (2016-2019) • Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures (2017-present) • Tangled: The Series (2017-2020) • Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (2017) • DuckTales (2017-2021) • Big Hero 6: The Series (2017-2021) • Muppet Babies (2018-present) • Big City Greens (2018-present) • Fancy Nancy (2018-present) • Amphibia (2019-present)
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The Owl House (2020-present) • The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse (2020-present) • Monsters at Work (2021-present) • The Ghost and Molly McGee (2021) • Mickey Mouse Funhouse (2021) • Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2022) • Super Luca Bros. (2022) • Baymax! (2022) • Hamster & Gretel (2022) • Alberto's Mansion (2022)
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Shows
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1985-90) • DuckTales (1987-90) • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (1989-90) • TaleSpin (1990-91) • Darkwing Duck (1991-92) • Goof Troop (1992-93) • Bonkers (1993-94) • Aladdin (1994-96) • Gargoyles (1994-97) • The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show (1995) • Timon & Pumbaa (1995-98) • Quack Pack (1996) • Mighty Ducks (1996-97)
Shows aired only in international versions
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988-91) • Donald's Quack Attack (1992-93) • The Little Mermaid (1992-94) • 101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997-98) • Mickey Mouse Works (1999-00) • The Legend of Tarzan (2001-03) • Kim Possible (2002-07) • Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-06) • W.I.T.C.H. (2004-06)
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