The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was a Disney- produced US television program for children and teenagers and ran on ABC on the American Disney Channel in the 1950s, 1970s and 1990s.
The Series of the 1950s
In the 1950s, the series ran weekdays from 1955 to 1959. From 1955 to 1957 it had a duration of one hour, from 1957 it was cut to half an hour. The show was discontinued by Walt Disney in the spring of 1959. Until the late 1970s, however, it was repeated at irregular intervals on US television.
The members of the original cast came together again in 1980 for a television special.
The series consisted of a scene in which teenagers had to overcome obstacles in everyday scenes by showing common sense or listening to adult advice. The regular cast of the series (also called Mouseketeers ) also appeared in music and dance numbers. Moderator and Head Mouseketeer ( Head Mouseketeer ) was Jimmie Dodd , who wrote the lyrics of the title song.
The Show of the 1970s
On January 17, 1977, a new edition of the original series was shown on US television for the first time. The Walt Disney Company had modernized the concept. The title song was a disco number, the sets were colorful and unfussy. Among the Mouseketeers members of ethnic minorities were first found.
The show turned out to be a flop, as only 70 TV channels bought the series and so it was, despite minor changes in the concept, which should increase the success, set after a year again.
The new edition of the 1980s and 1990s
In 1989, the “Mickey Mouse Club” was reissued under the title MMC with a different format. The characters of the regular cast were now more independent and often came into situations that would have caused a scandal in the 1950s. In addition, they rarely followed the advice of adults. This series ran until 1994 and was the start of a successful career for some members of the cast, including Christina Aguilera (1993-1994), Keri Russell , Justin Timberlake , JC Chasez , Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears.