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Jamie Dyer discusses the 2000s Disney cartoon series House of Mouse. The series aired for 52 episodes over 3 seasons between 2001 and 2003, and featured an eclectic cast of Disney characters attending a nightclub run by Mickey Mouse and friends. The series has yet to be made available on Disney+
This episode forms part of the Dyer’s Daily Disney100 series, celebrating 100 years of The Walt Disney Company. In each three minute slot, Jamie speaks off the cuff about a subject related to Disney that interests him.
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If you go back 20 years to 2002, every morning, Toon Disney, or it might have been The Disney Channel used to play House of Mouse. Now, House of Mouse was a cartoon series that saw Disney’s main staple of characters. Mickey Donald Goofy, Minnie, Daisy, and Pluto running a nightclub. You heard it, a nightclub!
Who for, do you ask? Well, all the other Disney owned characters up until that point. So, if you want to see the Mad Hatter next to Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo and Hades and whatever other Disney character you can name that they owned in the early 2000s, they were there. And there was a set of skits in this thing with cartoons.
Sometimes classic, sometimes from, uh, Mickey Mouse Works, sometimes made especially for House of Mouse in the middle. I absolutely loved it. I think most people get really nostalgic for it because of the theme tune, which was sung by the, The Stray Cats’ Brian Setzer. I mean, what a great theme tune that was.
Who’s that rocking at the House of Mouse? And, I, I think… With the current situation with Disney where it hasn’t been included in drops and stuff, people have been getting a bit uppity about it, because it isn’t there. And it’s like, but this is a show made up of several elements, and if you go back and watch it, um, It’s made up of all these different things.
There’s the cartoons, there’s the skits, there’s music, and so there’s a lot to license there. I agree with most people that actually, as a memory, it’s a really nice thing and, um, for me, I get so nostalgic about that stuff. I know some people really like it because of all the characters that are in it. I personally liked the nightclub setting, I liked the little humour that derived from it, and it gave me a chance to see my two favourite characters in the morning, Goofy and Donald, doing what they do best.
Will House of Mouse be available on some streaming platform at some point? I think so. Certainly the movie has been available, Snowed in at the House of Mouse, on Netflix. at one point and hopefully, uh, in conjunction with this 100th anniversary, there will be some people rocking back at the House of Mouse on Disney Plus. Come on, Disney, make it now!
ABOUT THE PODCAST: Jamie Dyer presents Dyer’s Daily, an off-the-cuff daily talk show podcast that discusses a number of media-related topics including television, film and music. Occasionally, Jamie gives his thoughts on topical events.
ABOUT THE HOST: Jamie Dyer started presenting on Radio in 2008, via Boston’s Stump Radio (Now Endeavour FM). His Radio credits include Teen FM, Spitfire Radio, Totally 80s FM, Angel Radio, 1Radio, One Radio, SouthWaves Radio and 1Focus Radio. He has also hosted syndicated shows including The Millennium Years, The Pop Show and The Jamie Dyer Show.
Jamie’s podcasts have included Nineties ‘n’ Noughties UK, Watching the Wireless, The Quo-Cast, The Week Before, SouthWaves Theatre and The Jamie Dyer Show.