As a regular viewer of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse thanks to my three-year-old daughter, I routinely anxiously await new episodes; when one watches every day one goes through the series' entire catalog quite quickly and as fun as they may be, by the 12th viewing they have lost some intrigue. Therefore it was with great pleasure that I sat down this week to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland, a brand new, nearly hour-long episode (it is styled a "full-length movie" on the box) being released this week to DVD.
Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland is, as the title indicates, based in the Lewis Carroll created land (it is not, strictly speaking, a play on Carroll's tales of Alice). The episode features Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-ified versions of a handful of the most popular Carroll characters interacting with Mickey and Donald as they do their best to retrieve the cuckoo bird from a cuckoo clock which Donald intends to give Daisy for her birthday.
The episode includes all of the main Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters including the aforementioned Donald, Mickey, and Daisy as well as Minnie, Pete, Goofy, Clarabell the Cow, Chip, Dale, Professor Ludwig von Drake, and Toodles. Some, such as Chip and Dale appear as Carroll-esque characters – in the case of Chip and Dale they are Tweedle Chip and Tweedle Dale. Other characters like Mickey and Donald remain unaltered by being in Wonderland (except physically as they become small following some magic from Professor Ludwig von Drake).
While it is twice as long as a normal episode, Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland only features a standard number of Mouskatools, four (see reviews of other Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVDs here and here for a more in-depth explanation of the series' basics). There is no sense from watching the episode though that there is a need for more tools nor that Toodles' character was given short shrift in it, even if Toodles was a fully fleshed out character, which he isn't.