On November 16th Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the Mickey Mote!
This one-of-a-kind kid’s remote control (shaped like Mickey ears) will provide a whole new viewing experience for children. Kids can control the remote and interact with their favorite Disney characters. Multiple levels of play guarantee hours of fun as well as challenging adventures. For it’s debut Mickey Mote will be packaged with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job.
How It Works:
The Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes Discovery Mode(tm), the interactive “Watch & Play” feature on the DVD! All parents have to do is program the remote control – there’s an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD- and select the Discovery Mode feature on the menu screen. Within minutes, kids will be easily responding to questions, throughout the story, about scenes they just watched (such as “What color is Goofy’s hat?”) by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device — a yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square – to click in their responses. Discovery Mode features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows.
Why Parents Will Love It:
Once families have purchased a Disney Preschool DVD that comes packaged with the Mickey Mote, they can continue to build their Disney Preschool libraries as the Mickey Mote works in compatibility with any Discovery Mode enhanced DVD.
There are so many options! 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
Note: Discovery Mode can also be played using any DVD remote control.
I had the pleasure of reviewing the Mickey Mote, along with Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. The dvd’s were adorable and entertaining on their own but the Mickey Mote made them so much more fun for our three year old granddaughter. The shape of the remote was easy for her to hold and control. There was lot’s of giggling as she made selections and answered questions from her favorite Disney characters. Each dvd has so many fun options that I see plenty more afternoons being spent together laughing and learning with the Mickey Mote.
Available beginning on November 16, 2010, 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.
I was provided with a free product for the purpose of writing this review. No type of monetary compensation was received. The opinions expressed are still 100% mine.