Voices of Bret Iwan, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer, Tony Anselmo and Tress MacNeille
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: TV-Y
DVD Release Date: June 11, 2013
Run Time: 101 minutes
Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars
Just when you think Disney Junior’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” cannot get any cuter we get the latest special episode from the show’s fourth season “Minnie’s The Wizard of Dizz”. This is a new double episode musical version of “The Wizard of Oz”, which aired on June 7th on Disney Junior. I have to admit it is one of my favorite episodes of the show in recent years. I love the mash-up with “The Wizard of Oz”, it is very fun and…did I mention cute. My daughter is already a big fan of this new special, especially for the fantastic special features (more on that below). If you have a baby to pre-schooler this is a must purchase for sure! Disney Junior keep these coming please!
Official Premise: Journey to a wondrous land of enchantment and surprises! The classic tale gets a brand-new twist in Minnie’s new full-length adventure: The Wizard Of Dizz. Before you can say, “pink tornado,” Minnie and Pluto end up in the silly but spectacular land of Dizz. It’s an amazing place, with rainbow trees, butterfly bows, and friendly “Chipmunchkins,” but what Minnie wants most is to get home. Together, Minnie and her new friends Scarecrow Goofy, Mickey the Tin Mouse, and Donald the Lion,set off to ask the wonderful Wizard of Dizz to make their dreams come true. But look out! Bad Witch Pete wants Minnie’s magical, sparkly green shoes, and he’s got a few tricks up his sleeve.
This DVD includes a free downloadable “Minnie Bow-Maker” app for your smartphones. This will go right on the iPad for my daughter to enjoy. The special features are excellent includes two additional episodes: “The Golden House” (Episode 88, Season 3)and “Goofy’s Gone” (Episode 93, Season 3). But wait there is more with the first ten bonus Minnie’s Bow-Toons mini-episodes from its first season including “Leaky Pipes”, “The Pom Pom Problem”, “Trouble Times Two”, “Figaro’s Friend”, “A Shop in the Dark”, “Flower Fix”, “Dance Lessons”, “In Plane Sight”, “Bow-Bot” and “Fashion Emergency”. These episodes are great and I hope they include more of these on future releases.