"Road Rally" is also full of songs and good cheer. It is, in short, just the sort of happy-go-lucky, amusing for preschoolers, tale that we've come to expect from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The ultimate question for parents is whether or not they'll enjoy the story alongside their children, and unless the parent in question is one of the anti-Mickey brigade it seems likely that they will. Certainly parents who have seen other episodes in the series will be amused by a couple of humorous, oblique references to events from other episodes.
There is also a clear dedication to the look of the animation that ought to impress those watching. The colors remain bright and colorful and while the animation may appear rather basic it is anything but. Not only do the characters' clothing feature different textures, but the treads on Goofy's Rescue Truck feature tiny Mickey silhouettes. It is that attention to detail which, although unnecessary, is the sort of nice, added touch that make the series a delight.
The DVD release also features a bonus, regular length, episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ("Pluto Lends a Paw") that hasn't yet aired on television. Additionally, there is a two difficulty level Discovery Mode which asks viewers questions about the main, "Road Rally" episode. Finally, as this reviewer has complained about the lack of this in the past, it must be noted that the bonus episode included here is formatted for 16:9 televisions, just like the main episode, rather than only being included in 4:3 format as has occurred on some previous DVD releases.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Road Rally is available for purchase on DVD September 7, which is the same day that "Road Rally" will premiere on the Disney Channel at 7:00pm.