Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade on DVD & Mickey Mote (Review)

Just In Time For Valentine’s Day, Disney’s New Preschool DVD Mickey Mouse Clubhouse:

Minnie’s Masquerade Debuts February 8th, 2011

The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade on DVD features four playful Minnie-themed adventures previously seen on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show, a never-before-seen episode, and a free paper mask with festive embellishments that kids can personalize. And as a special option for consumers, Disney has packaged a version of the DVD to include the exclusive Mickey Mote – a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey ears, that takes children’s viewing experience to a whole new level of play. The DVD + Mickey Mote Play Set is the ultimate value for moms and equally fun and engaging for kids! The Mickey Mote uses infrared wireless technology and may not be compatible with all devices.

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.

My Opintion: I was thrilled to try the Mickey Mote along with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade. I think I was as excited as my 4 year old! When you open it you cant help but get excited! The Mickey Mote is unlike any other game or remote you have ever seen. It brings DVDs to life! Now your child is not simply watching a movie–they are interacting with the movie!

I have to admit it was a little complicated to program the remote. I am pretty sure that was all due to user errors (meaning — ME). When you stop and follow the instruction clip above it is very simple! And immediately my daughter was able to start using it! Simply point and click!

Level 1 was perfect to start with. It gave 2 choices and the questions were simple. After a few times she was able to try level 2. I highly recommend starting with level 1. Level 2 is more advanced. The questions are more advanced and there are 4 choices to your questions.
We especially love Minnie’s Maskecalendar! The goal is to help Minnie find the missing pages of her  calendar. My daughter loved the cute little tune that they sing. It is a fun song that  helps kids learn the days of the week.I was even singing along!

Over all we LOVE the Mickey Mote! This is the PERFECT way to entertain children of all ages! It is both entertaining and educational! That combination is very hard to find. This Mama LOVES it!
Here is a cute preview of the Minnie Masquerade!
Princess Minnie


**The Mickey Mote and Minnie Masquerade were provided to be for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received for this review. This is my honest opinion of these products.**

BUY IT! You can Pre-Order Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade with Mickey Motenow for $21.99. It will be avaliable in stores on February 8, 2011