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DVD Review: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Pet Salon


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Pet Salon is not normally the type of DVD I'd be into, but I was provided one to review so I gave it a watching. It's a tough one to review because this show is for really young kids, and thus has very little plot, story, character development, or action. The title episode, Minnie's Pet Salon, finds Minnie Mouse running a pet salon to get all the characters' pets ready for a pet show, and needing help from her friends to take care of all the animals. Each friend is assigned one task, such as washing, grooming, training, etc.

Every episode the characters encounter four problems that can only be solved with the help of an object, and when this happens a menu pops up on screen where kids can choose which item should be used. Of course this isn't actually an interactive show so they just wait several seconds to give the kids time to yell at the screen or whatever and then they move on. The way the objects are used don't always make realistic sense, such as using a baby elephant to suck up soapy water and spray it into a bath tub to reduce the number of bubbles.

Another episode has Daisy Duck trying to pick out a pet and to help out her friends all try to find her one. So she has to end up choosing between a baby giraffe, a baby elephant, and a bunny. I thought maybe the purpose of the episode was to help kids determine which would make a good pet, but nope, in the end she can't decide and so chooses all three.

The theme of all these episodes is pets, which I think was a good idea. Usually compilation DVDs seem to have random episodes so it was nice to see a theme throughout. I think this would be entertaining and a little educational for little kids but it really has nothing to offer anyone who is older.

Episodes:

  1. Minnie's Pet Salon
  2. Daisy's Pet Project
  3. Pluto's Puppy-Sitting Adventure
  4. Donald's Ducks
  5. Pluto Lends a Paw

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