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Mickey Mouse Works
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Genre Cartoon
Comedy
Slapstick
Created by Bobs Gannaway
Written by Roberts Gannaway
Rick Schneider-Calabash
Directed by Roberts Gannaway
Tony Craig
Rick Schneider-Calabash
Voices of Wayne Allwine
Tony Anselmo
Russi Taylor
Bill Farmer
Tress MacNeille
Corey Burton
John Cleese
Jim Cummings
Jeff Bennett
Maurice LaMarche
April Winchell
Estelle Harris
John O'Hurley
Alan Young
Jason Marsden
Rob Paulsen
Kath Soucie
Frank Welker
Narrated by John Cleese (MouseTales and Mickey's Mechanical House)
Corey Burton (Goofy and Goofy's Extreme Sports)
Opening theme Mickey Mouse Works Theme
Ending theme Mickey Mouse Works Theme (Short Version)
Composer(s) Stephen James Taylor
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 25 (72 cartoons and 26 mini-cartoons) (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 6 minutes (MouseWorks cartoon series)
1 minute (MouseWorks mini-cartoon series)
11 minutes (MouseTales and Mickey Foils The Phantom Blot)
22 minutes (full-length episode)
Production company(s) Walt Disney Television Animation
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01) – December 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)
Chronology
Preceded by Mickey's Mouse Tracks
Followed by House of Mouse

Disney's Mickey Mouse Works (or Disney's MouseWorks for short, or simply Mickey Mouse Works) is a half-hour American animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends in a series of cartoons and mini-cartoons.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Pluto and Ludwig Von Drake all star in their own cartoon series while Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Chip 'n' Dale, Scrooge McDuck, Peg Leg Pete, Jose Carioca, Panchito Pistoles, and Clara Cluck appear as supporting characters. Musical themes for each character were composed by Stephen James Taylor with a live 12-piece band and extensive use of the fretless guitar to which the music of the series was nominated for an Annie Award in both 1999 and 2001.

Overview

Disney's Mickey Mouse Works was produced to recreate the golden age of Disney's cartoons featuring Disney's most popular characters. By using basic colors and the original sound effects, effort was put forth to capture the look and feel of classic Disney.

Every episode consisted of a variety of MouseWorks cartoons and mini-cartoons, varying in length from 19 seconds to 12 minutes. These shorts fell into three general types: 1-minute MouseWorks mini-cartoons, 6-minute MouseWorks cartoons, and the 11-minute classically-based MouseTales based on famous stories. The show included Mickey Mouse, Silly Symphony, Mickey, Donald & Goofy, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Goofy, carrying on the tradition of the series of theatrical shorts.

The MouseWorks mini-cartoons, which lasted 1 minute 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 musical instruments.
  • Goofy's Extreme Sports: Goofy shows off extreme sports.
  • Donald's Dynamite: Donald's activity is interrupted by a bomb.
  • Von Drake's House of Genius: 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 were the show's opening credits which ended differently each week, the only constant being an elaborate interruption from Donald Duck.

Every MouseWorks cartoon involved individual characters. Every Mickey, Donald & Goofy cartoon have Mickey, Donald and Goofy running a special service group. Every Goofy cartoon have him doing a "how-to" cartoon always accompanied by a narrator (except for Goofy's Big Kitty and Goofy's Radio). Every Donald Duck cartoon were about him trying to accomplish a certain task which never works out right, frustrating him.

Characters

Main

  • Mickey Mouse (voiced by Wayne Allwine) The main protagonist of the series, he goes on various misadventures due to his mischief, but he always succeeds and has a good heart.
  • Minnie Mouse (voiced by Russi Taylor) is Mickey's love interest, like Mickey, Minnie is often angered by Mickey's mischief, Daisy’s obnoxiousness, and Goofy's stupidity, though she is mature for her age.
  • Donald Duck (voiced by Tony Anselmo) is one of Mickey's friends, he is well known for his fiery explosive temper, which often lashes out whenever someone or something annoys him personally.
  • Daisy Duck (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is Donald's girlfriend, though they both have fiery tempers, Daisy is more self-control than her boyfriend.
  • Goofy (voiced by Bill Farmer) is one of Mickey's friends, he isn't the smartest character on the show, plus stupidity usually makes his friends very angered, despite his naivety, he is brave.
  • Pluto (voiced by Bill Farmer) Mickey's loyal dog who is often aggressive towards some animals, especially cats and Pete’s dog Butch.
  • Ludwig Von Drake (voiced by Corey Burton) a genius duck who is shown to be very inventive, but has an absent-minded nature.
  • Laptop RS (voiced by Mis Kri Suak) A laptop pal.
  • Robbie Roberts (voiced by Jimmy Lou) A new sidesets.
  • Gordon Gear (voiced by Kaurs BoyVLou) A raceb laptop RS mechanical guy and Goofy's assistant and sidekick.

Villains

  • The Phantom Blot (voiced by John O'Hurley) The mysterious shadow in the distance, who wants to steal all the colors for himself and leave the real world stuck in black and white.
  • Peg Leg Pete (voiced by Jim Cummings) Mickey's rival, He is very rude and obnoxious, but becomes more simple and dumb from season to season to season.
  • Mortimer Mouse (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) Mickey's sleazy rival who is seemingly charismatic, but in an obnoxious and crude manner, he often flirts with Minnie and/or Daisy, his most famous catchphrase is "Hot-cha-cha!" (pronounced "ha-cha-cha").
  • Commander Heist (voiced by Steve Valentine)

Others

Supporting characters

  • Horace Horsecollar (voiced by Bill Farmer)
  • Clarabelle Cow (voiced by April Winchell)
  • Chief O'Hara (introduced) (voiced by Corey Burton)
  • Scrooge McDuck (voiced by Alan Young)
  • J. Audubon Woodlore (voiced by Corey Burton)
  • Clara Cluck (voiced by Russi Taylor)
  • José Carioca (voiced by Dennis Martella)
  • Mr. Jollyland (voiced by Jeff Bennett)
  • Baby Shelby (introduced) (voiced by Jeff Bennett)
  • Mrs. Turtle (introduced) (voiced by Estelle Harris)
  • Clarabelle's Chickens (voiced by Ache Horribles)
  • Ellie (voiced by Twiggles Anag)
  • Chloé (voiced by Richard Josos)
  • Rosie (voiced By Jimbo Tickkets)
  • Roxie (voiced by Sehrishier Akka)
  • Grandpa Goofy (voiced by Cool Shawetbo)

Laptop Mechanic

Production

When the show was replaced by House of Mouse in January 2001, every MouseWorks cartoon and mini-cartoon were featured there but the original format has never been seen again. However, when the MouseWorks cartoons and mini-cartoons were shown right before and after Toon Disney's Big Movie Show on weekdays, they were shown with the credits. Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto was not featured in Disney's House of Mouse due to its dark content. For unknown reasons, Vending Machine was not featured in Disney's House of Mouse either.

4 MouseWorks mini-cartoons were released theatrically with various Disney films from 1998 to 1999 and released to theaters as short films. The MouseWorks mini-cartoons included:

Episode list

Series overview

Season Cartoons Mini-Cartoons Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 36 21 13 May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01) October 30, 1999 (1999-10-30)
2 35 4 12 November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06) December 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)


Season 1 (1999)

No. in
series
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Train Tracks / How To Be A Waiter / William Tell Overture / Donald's Failed Fourth / Roller Coaster Painters" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)

Mickey to the Rescue: Train Tracks – Mickey arrives at Pete's hideout to find Minnie tied to railroad tracks with a train approaching.

Goofy: How To Be A Waiter – Goofy's career as a waiter is frustrating, he's always getting ordered around by customers. When things become too much, he decides to shoot for a better career and become a movie star.

Maestro Minnie: William Tell Overture – Minnie goes on a wild west chase to rein in a rampaging trumpet. (Note – This mini-cartoon was shown during the premiere of Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You on ABC on February 13, 1999.)

Donald Duck: Donald's Failed Fourth – It's the 4th of July and Donald has found the perfect picnic spot to watch fireworks under the stars with Daisy. He battles the blanket, wrestles the lawn chairs, and combats the picnic basket.

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Roller Coaster Painters – Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are hired to paint a roller coaster, and there's an added incentive: whoever paints the most wins a lifetime pass to Jollyland. The competition between Mickey and Donald escalates to a wild paint war.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald attempts to ride through on an elephant with a sign reading "Starring Donald Duck". The elephant sits on him.
2 "Skating The Half Pipe / Mickey's New Car / Pluto's Penthouse Sweet / Donald's Shell Shots" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Don Gillies
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
May 8, 1999 (1999-05-08)

Goofy's Extreme Sports: Skating The Half Pipe – Goofy demonstrates the beautiful, yet dangerous, sport of stunt rollerblading, but once he gets rolling, he has trouble putting on the brakes. (Note – This mini-cartoon was first shown in theaters with I'll Be Home for Christmas on November 13, 1998.)

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's New Car – Mickey's old car is a clunker, so in order to get to a date with Minnie on time, he trades it in on a fancy new one with all the accessories. The new car then sends him on a wild ride when the accessories start to take over. (Note – This cartoon was shown during the premiere of Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You on ABC on February 13, 1999.)

Pluto: Pluto's Penthouse Sweet – When Mickey and Donald head out on a double-date with Minnie and Daisy, Pluto is left behind feeling lonely. Then he spies Tiki, a beautiful Maltese Terrier, and pursues her to her sky-high skyscraper. However, once inside her penthouse suite, Pluto finds the tables turned, with Tiki in hot pursuit of him.

Donald Duck: Donald's Shell Shots – Donald has to take a picture of Shelby, who refuses to cooperate.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald brings down a window blind saying "Starring Donald Duck", which rolls up taking Donald with it.
3 "Bowling Alley / Mickey's Airplane Kit / Time Reverser / Turkey Catchers / Dance Of The Goofys" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
May 15, 1999 (1999-05-15)

Donald's Dynamite: Bowling Alley – Donald is enjoying a relaxing day at the bowling alley until his ball turns out to be a bomb. When he tries to defuse it, the pins really begin to fly.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Airplane Kit – Mickey orders a do-it-yourself airplane kit as a special surprise for a date with Minnie. Rushed for time, he ignores the instructions and pays a bitter price when the plane falls apart during their date.

Von Drake's House of Genius: Time Reverser – Von Drake introduces his new invention – a time machine! But when he depends on his greatest creation to get him out of trouble, Von Drake's time quickly runs out.

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Turkey Catchers – Mickey, Donald and Goofy open a turkey catching business and their first customer is a pompous pilgrim. The three friends come up with the perfect plan, but when they finally catch their game, will they let their new-found friend become the main course?

Silly Symphony: Dance Of The Goofys – As they do every night, the Goofy Fairies come out to close all the flowers. When the goofiest Goofy Fairy causes his boss to be captured by a young boy with mad scientist ambitions, he must overcome his goofy shortcomings and come to the rescue before his boss becomes a science project.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald sails through on an sailboat and unfurls the sail which reads "Starring Donald Duck". The sailboat then sinks.
4 "Spaceship / Donald's Rocket Ruckus / Paracycling / Organ Donors / Mickey's Mistake" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
May 22, 1999 (1999-05-22)

Pluto Gets the Paper: Spaceship – Mickey sends Pluto out to fetch the newspaper, this time only to be taken aboard an alien spacecraft, where he is examined with tools and uses the transformation ray to make him to have 2 legs and turns him an alien, a Mammoth, a Pen with a piece of writing paper and a Dinosaur which he grows gigantic and the transformation ray turns him back and brings the newspaper back to Mickey and he pats him but his ears turn into alien antenna. (Note – This mini-cartoon was shown in theaters with My Favorite Martian on February 12, 1999.)

Donald Duck: Donald's Rocket Ruckus – Huey, Dewey, and Louie want to go on the best ride in the whole amusement park, the Rocket Ruckus, but Donald is the ride operator, and he alters the height-requirement sign so his nephews are too short to ride. When the angry boys finally succeed in getting past him, Donald spins the ride out of control and his nephews decide to take mischievous revenge.

Goofy's Extreme Sports: Paracycling – Goofy defies the laws of physics and common sense when he bicycles off a cliff and ungracefully parachutes to the ground. (Note – This mini-cartoon was shown in theaters with Mighty Joe Young on December 25, 1998.)

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Organ Donors – Mickey, Donald, and Goofy deliver a used pipe organ to a deranged Toy Maker. They soon learn that he does not want a pipe organ, he wants their internal organs.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Mistake – Mickey finds a wad of money and buys Minnie an expensive hair bow. Then he finds out the money belonged to the orphans and goes through many disguises in his efforts to get the hair bow back from Minnie so he can get the money back to the orphans.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald brings through an elegant flashing electrical sign which says "Starring Donald Duck" and then turns into a time and temperature flasher. Donald exclaims "Aw, phooey!" as this happens while looking at the viewers.
5 "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 / How To Be A Spy / Donald's Valentine Dollar / Pluto's Kittens" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
May 29, 1999 (1999-05-29)

Maestro Minnie: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 – Minnie's set on playing a classical piece while the instruments are set on something with a slightly different tempo.

Goofy: How To Be A Spy – When paranoid Goofy thinks the neighbors are up to something suspicious, he orders himself a mail-order spy kit and learns how to be a spy.

Silly Symphony: Donald's Valentine Dollar – It's Valentine's Day, but Donald can only afford a "$1.00" box of candy for Daisy's present. Unfortunately, his dollar bill blows away on a gust of wind and into a kite-flying park. Donald straps on a kite to make a set of wings and takes to the sky, battling other kites, stormy winds and his pesky, playful dollar-bill before he emerges victorious.

Pluto: Pluto's Kittens – Pluto overcomes his dislike for felines and rescues three stray kittens from a rainstorm. Hiding them from Mickey, Pluto takes the blame for their antics, and gets thrown out of the house for breaking the rules. In the end, Mickey discovers the kittens and all is well. (Note – This cartoon was shown at the beginning before The Aristocats on VHS in Australia in 1999.)

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald unfolds an umbrella which says "Starring Donald Duck" which then gets zapped by a lightning bolt.
6 "Remote Controlled Laser Lawn Mower / Pluto vs. The Watchdog / Opera Box / Around The World In 80 Days" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
Ron Weiner
June 5, 1999 (1999-06-05)

Von Drake's House of Genius: Remote Controlled Laser Lawn Mower – When Von Drake's latest invention rages out of control, Von Drake may be the one who ends up with a trim.

Pluto: Pluto vs. The Watchdog – Because of Pluto's ineptitude at watch-dogging, Mickey gets a new watchdog. Little does he realize the new dog is part of Pete's plot to rob Mickey's house. (Note – One of 7 cartoons to be animated with traditional cel animation.)

Donald's Dynamite: Opera Box – Donald and Daisy are enjoying a relaxing night at the opera when Donald reaches into Daisy's purse and pulls out a bomb! Now, he must defuse it without Daisy noticing. (Note – This mini-cartoon was shown in theaters with Doug's 1st Movie on March 26, 1999.)

MouseTales: Around The World In 80 Days – Mickey must circumnavigate the globe in 80 days in order to receive his inheritance and save an orphanage. (Note – This cartoon was based on Jules Verne's novel of the same name.)

  • Donald's cold opening 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".
7 "Fishing / Purple Pluto / Money Increaser / Sandwich Makers / Pluto's Arrow Error" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
Jess Winfield
June 12, 1999 (1999-06-12)

Donald's Dynamite: Fishing – Donald is enjoying a relaxing day of fishing when he reels in a bomb! He tries to throw it back, but a cunning frog is determined to stop him.

Minnie Mouse: Purple Pluto – Minnie is getting Pluto ready for the big dog show when she accidentally uses purple dye instead of shampoo. What will Mickey do when he finds out Pluto is now purple?

Von Drake's House of Genius: Money Increaser – Ludwig Von Drake believes his new invention – a money increaser machine – will save people from poverty, but it ends up getting him thrown in jail for counterfeiting.

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Sandwich Makers – Goofy is swept away with power when he becomes the captain of a submarine sandwich shop, but he soon learns that cooperation and friendship are essential for running a tight ship.

Pluto: Pluto's Arrow Error – When Pluto is rejected by Dinah, he finds a quiver of magic cupid arrows and aims on using them to obtain her love. However, his plan backfires when the arrow accidentally bulls-eyes Butch.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald builds a brick wall on which he paints the words, "Starring Donald Duck". As one might expect, the wall falls over on him.
8 "Staircase / Pluto Runs Away / Daisy Visits Minnie / How To Ride A Bike" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
June 19, 1999 (1999-06-19)

Mickey to the Rescue: Staircase – Mickey must battle a contraption-filled staircase to rescue Minnie from Pete's hideout.

Pluto: Pluto Runs Away – When Pluto digs up Mickey's yard to bury a bone, Mickey has to discipline him. Thinking he's being treated poorly, Pluto runs away, only to bump into Pete and learn what bad treatment is really like. (Note – One of 7 cartoons to be animated with traditional cel animation.)

Daisy Duck: Daisy Visits Minnie – Minnie is looking forward to a quiet night at home, but the peace and quiet is soon interrupted when Daisy invites herself over, not to mention a lion that escaped from the zoo.

Goofy: How To Ride A Bike – Mr. Biker (a.k.a. Goofy) is seized with bicycle race fever, but unfortunately totals his bike. He goes through all the lessons of bike riding, ending once more in his race-fever craze and competing in a high-pressure BMX stadium race.

  • Donald's cold opening 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.
9 "Rock Climbing / Hansel & Gretel / Donald On Ice / Mickey's Mechanical House" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
September 11, 1999 (1999-09-11)

Goofy's Extreme Sports: Rock Climbing – Goofy grapples with equipment, balance and an annoying announcer as he scales to new peaks and plunges.

Silly Symphony: Hansel & Gretel – Mickey and Minnie visits the witch's house. (Note – This cartoon was based on the German fairy tale of the same name by the Brothers Grimm.)

Donald Duck: Donald On Ice – Huey, Dewey and Louie are building a snowman for the big snowman contest, but Donald's skating mishaps destroy their first attempt, so they immediately retaliate.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Mechanical House – Mickey, unsatisfied and annoyed by his noisy house, decides to buy a new home that runs itself. He later discovers, however, that this house is not much more comfortable, so he decides to move back home.

  • Donald's cold opening 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 left over parts of the plane.
10 "Street Cleaner / Donald's Dinner Date / Brahms' Lullabye / HydroSquirter / Mickey's Piano Lesson" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
Jess Winfield
September 18, 1999 (1999-09-18)

Pluto Gets the Paper: Street Cleaner – This time Pluto gets sucked up into the bowels of an oncoming street sweeper in his endless quest to fetch Mickey's newspaper. (Note – This mini-cartoon was shown at the beginning before One Hundred and One Dalmatians on VHS on March 9, 1999.)

Donald Duck: Donald's Dinner Date – Donald must restrain his temper on a dinner date with Daisy, even though the incompetent Goofy is their waiter. (Note – One of 7 cartoons to be animated with traditional cel animation.)

Maestro Minnie: Brahms' Lullabye – When Minnie conducts an orchestra-come-to-life, she keeps dozing off during her favorite lullaby. Fortunately, the instruments take over and wake her up.

Von Drake: HydroSquirter – When Von Drake has trouble with his shower, he makes some adjustments and accidentally turns it into a teleportation device. With each twist of the faucet, Von Drake finds himself in another embarrassing situation.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Piano Lesson – When Minnie signs herself and Mickey up to perform in a piano recital, Mickey decides the music is too easy for him to practice. But when he begins the performance, he realizes that without practice things never go as planned.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald pulls down a blind that "Starring Donald Duck" which rolls up taking him with it.
11 "Cage & Cannons / Mickey's Remedy / Wakeboarding / A Midsummer Night's Dream" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25)

Mickey to the Rescue: Cage & Cannons – When Pete kidnaps Minnie and whisks her off to his funhouse-like hideout, Mickey must cross a cartoony bridge and dodge Pete's boxing-glove cannons to rescue her from a cage suspended high above the ground.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Remedy – Donald decides to give Mickey a try in controlling his three nephews. But Mickey has more than a few surprises up his sleeve, including the threat of "Bolvainian Brain Fever". (Note – One of 7 cartoons to be animated with traditional cel animation.)

Goofy's Extreme Sports: Wakeboarding – Goofy takes to the water to master the art of wakeboarding, but his attempts at difficult stunts leave him high and dry.

MouseTales: A Midsummer Night's Dream – Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy compete of mismatched lovers and a special love potion. (Note – This cartoon was based on William Shakespeare's comedy of the same name.)

Minnie Mouse: Minnie Gets Hypnotized – Minnie is gonna be hypnotized by Daisy, but she can be dizzy and she talks about Merlock the Magician.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald pulls up in a train engine with a car attached with 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 "Bubble Gum / Mickey Tries To Cook / Donald And The Big Nut / Topsy-Turvy Town" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
Jess Winfield
October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)

Pluto Gets the Paper: Bubble Gum – Mickey sends Pluto out to fetch the newspaper, who has to fight with a discarded piece of bubble gum to retrieve it. (Note – This mini-cartoon was shown at the beginning before The Rescuers on VHS on January 5, 1999, and again on March 23, 1999. It was later shown during the premiere of Winnie the Pooh: A Valentine for You on ABC on February 13, 1999.)

Mickey Mouse: Mickey Tries To Cook – When Mickey discovers Minnie has fallen for a guy who can cook, he tries to make a fancy dinner to win her back. (Note – One of 7 cartoons to be animated with traditional cel animation.)

Donald Duck: Donald And The Big Nut – Donald accidentally spills a super growth formula which results the growth of a giant nut which he wants to take to competition while Chip 'n' Dale want to eat it. (Note – One of 7 cartoons to be animated with traditional cel animation.)

Mickey Mouse: Topsy-Turvy Town – Stranded in Topsy-Turvy Town, a place where everything is the opposite of normal, Mickey and Minnie accidentally break the town's strange laws and are sentenced to an unusual punishment. (Note – One of 7 cartoons to be animated with traditional cel animation.)

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald blows up a balloon which reads "Starring Donald Duck" but he blows it up too far and it explodes.
13 "Teledinger / How To Haunt A House / Flight Of The Bumblebee / The Nutcracker" Tony Craig
Roberts Gannaway
Kevin D. Campbell
Roberts Gannaway
Thomas Hart
Elizabeth Stonecipher
October 30, 1999 (1999-10-30)

Von Drake's House of Genius: Teledinger – Von Drake's new invention has a certain ring to it – a teledinger. Unfortunately, he discovers the invention is already in use and is commonly known as the telephone.

Goofy: How To Haunt A House – In order to demonstrate how to haunt a house, the narrator arranges for Goofy to temporarily be not living and selects Donald to be the one whom Goofy's ghost will haunt.

Maestro Minnie: Flight Of The Bumblebee – Minnie must tame a buzzing bumblebee that is disrupting her symphony.

Daisy Duck: Daisy vs. Merlock – In the first battle Daisy is going to fight Merlock the Magician. But Daisy is gonna be hypnotized Minnie and Merlock so they're gonna be dizzy.

MouseTales: The Nutcracker – When Maria (Minnie) is captured by the Mouse King (Donald), her beloved nutcracker doll turns into Prince Mickey and rescues her from becoming the Mouse Queen. (Note – It was based on the two-act ballet of the same name.)

  • Donald's cold opening 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".

Season 2 (1999–2000)

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 "Vending Machine / Donald's Grizzly Guest / Snowman / Mickey Foils The Phantom Blot" TBA TBA November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)

Pluto Gets the Paper: Vending Machine – Instead of picking the paper up from the ground, Pluto has to balance a quarter and wrestle with a newspaper vending machine. (Note – This mini-cartoon, along with Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto, was one of the only two MouseWorks cartoons that didn't show up again on House of Mouse for unknown reasons.)

Donald Duck: Donald's Grizzly Guest – With the rainy season approaching, Humphrey, dissatisfied with his leaky cave, decides to make camp in Donald's spiffy trailer.

Donald's Dynamite: Snowman – Donald has a nice winter outing building a snowman until he discovers that his snowman's head is actually a bomb.

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Mickey Foils The Phantom Blot – When Von Drake arrives at Mickey, Donald and Goofy's delivery service with a mysterious package that he wants delivered to himself, our heroes smell a mystery. The mystery deepens when the package is stolen by the Phantom Blot.

  • Donald's cold opening 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.
15 2 "Daisy's Road Trip / Goofy's Big Kitty / Relaxing With Von Drake" TBA TBA December 4, 1999 (1999-12-04)

Daisy Duck: Daisy's Road Trip – Mickey and Minnie are considering a quiet drive in the country to see the sunset by themselves, when Daisy happens by and decides to invite herself along.

Goofy: Goofy's Big Kitty – Goofy bring home a new kitty at the same time that a mountain lion has escaped from the zoo. Of course, you know that Goofy will mistake the lion for his kitty.

Von Drake: Relaxing With Von Drake – Von Drake uses Donald as a guinea pig to demonstrate various methods of stress management.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald unfolds an umbrella which reads "Starring Donald Duck". The umbrella promptly folds, swallowing him up.
16 3 "How To Be A Baseball Fan / Locksmiths / Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto" TBA TBA January 22, 2000 (2000-01-22)

Goofy: How To Be A Baseball Fan – Goofy takes time out from being a participant in sport to join the fans in the bleachers.

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Locksmiths – Mickey, Donald and Goofy in business, this time as locksmiths who cannot even seem to get their own front door open.

Minnie Mouse: Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto – Mickey drops Pluto off at Minnie's house unexpectedly, so Pluto's conscience convinces him that Minnie is out to do him in. (Note – This cartoon, along with Vending Machine, was one of the only two MouseWorks cartoons that didn't show up again on House of Mouse for unknown reasons.)

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald floats by in a hot air balloon reading "Starring Donald Duck" which suddenly punctures and deflates leaving Donald stranded in mid-air.
17 4 "Magic Act / Survival Of The Woodchucks / Mickey's Rival Returns / Mickey And The Seagull" TBA TBA February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)

Donald's Dynamite: Magic Act – Donald tries to perform a magic act on stage but is continually interrupted by a reappearing bomb.

Donald Duck: Survival Of The Woodchucks – In order to win Junior Woodchucks merit badges, Huey, Dewey and Louie have to negotiate a difficult survival course. But then they discover that Donald, their scoutleader, never finished the course himself.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Rival Returns – Mickey tries for a relaxing day at the beach and maybe a date with Minnie afterwards, but his day is ruined by the return of Mortimer.

Silly Symphony: Mickey And The Seagull – Each tugboat is the fleet is assigned a seagull from the flock. Even Mickey's, who gets a replacement when his regular one begins using a wheelchair following an accident.

  • Donald's cold opening 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.
18 5 "Goofy's Radio / Car Washers / Pluto's Seal Deal" TBA TBA March 11, 2000 (2000-03-11)

Goofy: Goofy's Radio – Goofy decides to escape the pressures of big-city life and take a vacation at Brownstone Park. He takes his radio with him, which has a curious effect on Louie.

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Car Washers – The terrific trio go into business washing cars, and who should their first customer be but Pete. Unfortunately, they also have a fairly destructive washing machine.

Pluto: Pluto's Seal Deal – Pluto is given the responsibility to guard a package that is being delivered for Mickey. But instead of the cappuccino machine he's expecting, he gets to take charge of Salty.

  • Donald's cold opening 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.
19 6 "Mickey's Mixed Nuts / Shark Feeding / Mickey's Mountain / computer.don" TBA TBA April 15, 2000 (2000-04-15)

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Mixed Nuts – While Minnie is short of nuts, Chip 'n' Dale have only golf balls. Mickey and the chipmunks head to the store competing for the last batch of nuts.

Goofy's Extreme Sports: Shark Feeding – Goofy dons scuba gear and an anti-shark cage to go underwater and feed the sharks.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Mountain – The first person to the top of an unnamed mountain gets to give it a name. Mickey wants to claim it in the name of Minnie, but has to race Pete to the top.

Donald Duck: computer.don – Donald is coerced by Daisy into buying a computer or be labeled a "dweeb".

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald rides by on a stagecoach which reads "Starring Donald Duck" on the side. The donkey gets mad and kicks Donald and the coach offscreen.
20 7 "Donald's Halloween Scare / Donald's Lighthouse / How To Take Care Of Your Yard" TBA TBA June 3, 2000 (2000-06-03)

Donald Duck: Donald's Halloween Scare – Donald scares the candy out of Huey, Dewey and Louie's trick or treat bags, so naturally, they have to retaliate.

Donald Duck: Donald's Lighthouse – Donald attempts to rid his lighthouse of a rather stubborn pelican.

Goofy: How To Take Care Of Your Yard – Goofy learns to take care of his yard, throughout the four seasons.

  • Donald's cold opening 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.
21 8 "Mortimer / Minnie Visits Daisy / How To Wash Dishes / Domesticated Donald" TBA TBA June 10, 2000 (2000-06-10)

Pluto Gets the Paper: Mortimer – Mortimer shows up again to try to steal Mickey's paper when Pluto is sent out to retrieve it.

Minnie Mouse: Minnie Visits Daisy – Minnie decides to visit Daisy and bring one of her "famous" apple pies, but cannot seem to get Daisy's attention when she comes knocking on the door.

Goofy: How To Wash Dishes – Goofy charges everything on his new charge card.

Donald Duck: Domesticated Donald – Shelby returns as Donald is forced to serve as babysitter to the hyperactive youngster.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald rolls out a magic disappearing box, shuts the curtains (which read "DuckWorks"), but when he opens them, an upset Louie has appeared.
22 9 "Mickey's Mix-Up / Whitewater Donald / Mickey's Christmas Crisis" TBA TBA September 16, 2000 (2000-09-16)

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Mix-Up – Mickey buys a new fax machine. His first few faxes are a nasty one to Mortimer and a sweet one to Minnie. But when he suspects that the faxes have gotten switched, he has to secretly try to get the nasty fax back from Minnie before she reads it.

Donald Duck: Whitewater Donald – Donald tries to go fishing, taking Daisy along, who is under the impression that they are going on a romantic date.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Christmas Crisis – Mickey gets into a Christmas decorating contest with next-door neighbor, Mortimer.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald rides by in a Goodyear type blimp with an electronic sign that reads "DuckWorks". The sign begins to spark, shorts out and fries the blimp.
23 10 "Donald's Fish Fry / Presto Pluto / Mickey's Cabin" TBA TBA October 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)

Donald Duck: Donald's Fish Fry – Humphrey is told to get a big fish to get him through the coming winter season, but mistakenly snags the one that Donald has on the end of his line.

Pluto: Presto Pluto – Pluto is again in competition with Butch for Dinah's affections when he accidentally swallows a magic wand.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Cabin – Mickey is snowbound with Pete and his cousin Zeke who have stolen an automated teller machine.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald floats by in a hot air balloon which reads "Starring Donald Duck". The balloon releases out the bottom and blows him away.
24 11 "Vending Machine / Answering Service / Pluto's Magic Paws / Mickey's Big Break" TBA TBA November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)

Pluto Gets the Paper: Vending Machine – Instead of picking the paper up from the ground, Pluto has to balance a quarter and wrestle with a vending machine. (Note – This mini-cartoon, along with Minnie Takes Care Of Pluto, was one of the only two MouseWorks cartoons that didn't show up again on House of Mouse for unknown reasons.)

Mickey, Donald & Goofy: Answering Service – Mickey, Donald and Goofy try business together one more time as the owners of an answering service.

Pluto: Pluto's Magic Paws – Mickey accidentally picks up a pair of magic gloves from the dry cleaners instead of his regular gloves. When Pluto is left at home with them, disaster breaks out.

Mickey Mouse: Mickey's Big Break – When Donald and Mickey break a picture of Minnie and Daisy by playing football in the house, they go to extreme lengths to try to replace it.

  • Donald's cold opening 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.
25 12 "Bird Brained Donald / How To Be A Gentleman / Donald's Pool" TBA TBA December 16, 2000 (2000-12-16)

Donald Duck: Bird Brained Donald – Donald again attempts to get a picture of the elusive and maniacal Aracuan Bird.

Goofy: How To Be A Gentleman – In order to join a ritzy country club, Goofy must learn to dress and behave like a proper gentleman.

Donald Duck: Donald's Pool – Donald's relaxing day by the pool is crashed by Mrs. Turtle, who only wants to sunbathe and Shelby who as usual, only wants to cause trouble.

  • Donald's cold opening accident: Donald spray paints the words "Starring Donald Duck" over the official logo, but is then arrested for vandalism.

Home media

Some cartoons are available in Europe on DVD under Mickey's Laugh Factory. While some cartoons have the title card background, others have the House of Mouse version (the MouseWorks version has various mechanics in the background including a Mickey-shaped one and one with the MouseWorks text inside it, but the House of Mouse version has various moving swirls) 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.

In Disney's Learning Adventures: Mickey's Seeing the World, there were two cartoons featured: Around The World In 80 Days and Mickey's Mechanical House (both as two stories).

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 8 Donald Duck cartoons from MouseWorks and two from House of Mouse as bonuses, including 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.

As of 2020, the entire series has yet to appear on Disney+.

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