Though promoted as a "full length holiday movie," this is more of a TV Christmas special spinoff from Disney's new series, House of Mouse
. The premise is something like an animated Muppet Show
: Mickey, Goofy, and Donald run a nightclub for an audience of Disney characters, with plenty of songs, skits, and cartoons. There's not much story to this holiday special--Mickey whips up an impromptu party for stranded guests and instills a "Humbug"-quacking Donald with the holiday spirit--but it's full of sight gags and comic bits with dozens of Disney characters, from Ludwig von Duck to Pumba and Timmon. The special begins with the short Pluto's Christmas Tree
and ends with the entire 1983 short film Mickey's Christmas Carol
. However, the highlight is a comic retelling of The Nutcracker
with Donald as a reluctant Mouse King (complete with phony Mickey Mouse ears) and John Cleese as the exasperated narrator. The special is utterly unmemorable as a whole, but nonetheless bright, light, and cute and sure to keep the attentions of young tots. --Sean Axmaker
Join Mickey and all of your favorite Disney animated superstarstogether for the first time everas they share a heartwarming holiday celebration and sing a special Song, The Best Christmas Of All, that captures this wondrous occasion.
When a huge snowstorm leaves everyone stranded, Mickey and all of his guests at The House Of Mouse, including Pooh, Piglet, Belle, Snow White, Ariel and many more of his old and new friends, break out the cookies and hot chocolate to help Donald mend his tattered Christmas spirit. The fun starts when Minnie pulls out their favorite holiday home movies and everyone starts to reminisce. Their magical memories soon put everyone in the Christmas moodeven grumpy Donald, who ultimately becomes the star of the evening.
As everybody lifts their voices in joyful song, they realize that the Best Christmas Of All is the one you share with all of your friends!