Minnie's Bow-Tique  - Review

Minnie's Bow-Tique
Ages: Young children

Because of the female focus of our site, I was eager to see how well Minnie would fare in a Mickey world. Out of four Club House episodes, I would say that Minnie held her own in two - Minnie's Bow-Tique and Minnie's Pajama Party. The last is a never before seen episode.

It's forgivable that each episode opens with a surfeit of Mickey-ness - mousekatool, mousekafine, moueskayou, mousekado. All episodes should not be viewed in one shot - unless you are reviewing it. Minnie's Bow-tique takes you into Minnie's showroom where she has bows of every pattern and color, including one with a microphone, one with a camera and one all purpose mood bow that changes color depending upon the emotion of the wearer. Remember mood rings? Minnie's Pajama Party has Minnie giving a party for all her friends, everyone comes in PJs. Much-a-do about dividing the space, food and bedding. Minnie's Bee Story has the team listening for the right buzz to find Buzz-Buzz the Bee and return him to his flower. Minnie's Picnic involves hotdogs, blankets and counting. Extras include an Adventure Mode where kids answer simple questions by pressing the left and right buttons on the remote - up and down is added for the advanced level; a shadow game; a simple maze and a scrambled word puzzle.

If your children watch the show - you know what to expect - simple stories with an educational flavor, constant repetition, rhetorical questions, sing alongs, dance alongs, and the endless rephrasing of M-I-C-K-E-Y.

It's a Mickey world. Mickey is the star. Mickey pulls all the levers and makes things go. Expecting the show to have a strong female presence is like expecting a dog show because of Pluto.

Fun Factor: Relentless marketing is tiring
Female Factor: Minnie gets a chance

Reviewed by: Editor - 02/10

  • Minnie's Bow-Tique
  • © Walt Disney Studios
  • Platform(s): WVISTA XP
  • To Order: DVD http://www.amazon.com/ $12.99