This coming holiday, parents and their preschoolers will discover a whole new way to watch and play their favorite Disney preschool DVDs, with the all-new "Mickey Mote". This one-of-a-kind, kid's remote control, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, debuted this November 16th packed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. The new "Mickey Mote" is a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey ears, that will take children's viewing experience to a whole new level by providing an engaging interaction with their favorite Disney characters. With multiple levels of play, the new Mickey Mote will provide hours of fun, engaging and challenging adventures for kids age 2-5. The Mickey Mote is a value for moms and fun for kids!
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Roundup:
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Roundup features more than 100 minutes of content with five exciting, numbers-themed adventures. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the #1 program on Playhouse Disney as well as the #1 series with children between the ages of two and five years. Bonus features include a never-before-seen (until 1/1/11) bonus episode as well as the Discovery Mode feature.
Handy Manny: Big Construction Job:
Handy Manny: Big Construction Job is a fun-filled, full-length adventure that takes Manny out of Sheet Rock Hills and to a new construction project out of town! Introducing new tools, new songs and a never-before-seen episode, Handy Manny stars Wilmer Valderrama (TV's "That 70's Show") as the voice of Manny. It is a top 5 television series with preschoolers 2-5, and is an Emmy®-nominated show, set in a multicultural, multi-generational community and follows a curriculum that models problem solving and the importance of community.
The Mickey Mote works in compatibility with any Discovery Mode enhanced DVD. For example, kids can immediately use the remote with any of the following titles:
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Choo Choo
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Bow-Tique
* Handy Manny: Manny's Motorcycle Adventure
* Handy Manny: Manny's Big Race
* Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Blast Off
* My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths
* My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Bedtime With Pooh
The initial setup is pretty easy. You just place the Mickey Mote and your DVD player remote in front of each other. Following the steps on the DVD, you program the Mickey Mote buttons to be the same as your regular remote's up, down, left, and right buttons. I had a little bit of a problem at first because I had the remotes too close to each other. After that, kids can play with the the interactive "Watch & Play" feature on the DVDs. The DVD will play like normal and then stop at different times to ask the kids questions. They will then press the buttons accordingly. It really makes Evan think and remember what is going on in the story.
As I knew he would, Evan thought this was the coolest thing ever. He wants to watch these DVDs all the time now. He likes the Mickey Mouse one, but he really favors the new Handy Manny: Big Construction DVD. He even takes the Mickey Mote in the car with us when he's watching his DVD player(even though it isn't programed to work with that DVD player).
Consumers can purchase either Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Number Roundup and/or Handy Manny: Big Construction Job DVDs - which will each come specially packaged with the new Mickey Mote - for the suggested retail price of $29.99 (US)/$35.99 Canada.
This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to the company and/or PR who supplied the product for review.