The day after I enjoyed Oz The Great And Powerful, I was thrilled to watch the newest release from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie’s Wizard of Dizz, with my girls. After explaining to K that this was a variation of one of my all-time favorite movies, we sat down to enjoy the story together.
Taking all of the key elements of the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz, Minnie’s Wizard of Dizz is a delightful, full-length MMCH episode that captures heart of the land of Oz in true Disney fashion. Minnie and her pal Pluto make excellent substitutes for Dorothy and Toto, while Goofy, Mickey and Donald bring the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion to life.
After being swept up in a big wind, Minnie and Pluto end up in the silly but spectacular land of Dizz. It’s an amazing place with rainbow trees, butterfly bows and friendly “Chimpmunchkins,” but what Minnie wants most is to get home. Together, Minnie and her new friends Scarecrow Goofy, Mickey the Tin Mouse and Donald the Lion set off to ask the Wonderful Wizard of the Pink Crystal City to make their dreams come true. But look out! Sneaky Witch Pete wants Minnie’s magical, sparkly, emerald green shoes, and he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve.
While I appreciated the references to Oz, Scarecrow Goofy being found in a popcorn field and Sneaky Witch Pete’s pet Lulu the jet-pack-flying monkey, K thought Mickey the Tin Mouse and Donald the Lion were hilarious. Even baby girl got into the movie growling back at Donald the Lion.
New and old Oz fans will appreciate the tot-friendly MMCH version.
The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Wizard of Dizz, DVD also contains two additional MMCH episodes The Golden Boo-Boo and Goofy’s Gone. Although my daughters had seen both of these episodes that had previously aired on Disney Junior, they were more than happy to watch them again. (Having and episode on DVD seems to make it more special some how.)
Minnie’s Bow Toons fans (like my girls) will also love having 10 Bow Toons episodes on the DVD.
And the best bonus feature of all, a free download of the new digital book app ($3.99 retail) Minnie’s Bow Maker. Having seen commercials for the app on Disney Junior, K had been asking for the app so I was pleased to discover a free iTunes download included with the DVD.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Wizard of Dizz is now available on DVD.0