House of Mouse
Disney's House of Mouse is a animated television series produced by Disney Television Animation. It was on television from 2001 to 2002. In the television show Mickey Mouse and his friends have a dinner theater called the "House of Mouse" in downtown Toontown. It features many different Disney characters together.
Notable staff at the House of Mouse include:
- presenter, of the House of Mouse
- Mickey's girlfriend, show planner and bookkeeper
- Mickey's best friend and assistant manager
- Donald's girlfriend, she secures seating at the restaurant
- Mickey and Donald's friend, Max's father, and head waiter of the club
- Mickey's pet dog and club mascot
- Mickey's long-time friend, he runs and maintains the club's technical equipment including lights, loudspeakers and video players
- Minnie's long-time friend and gossip columnist
- Goofy's son, he parks cars for the guests
- Donald's three nephews and the restaurant band
- Gus Goose
- Donald's cousin and chef of the club
- Magical item and consultant
- Waiting staff of the club
- Janitors of the club
- The club's greedy landlord
House of Mouse locations change
Below are descriptions of the areas within the club itself.
- The front hall of the club is accessible via glass double doors from the street. Here, guests may converse among themselves or with the Magic Mirror that is located just within the entrance. There is also a small lounge for guests waiting to be seated. Donald can usually be found here greeting visitors personally; often with a handshake. Daisy works at a reception desk situated just outside the restaurant/theater area, helping guests to book reservations or assist with any requests they may have. Outside, Max Goof assists visitors in parking their cars at a nearby lot owned by the club.
- One of the busiest areas of the club, this wide, spacious area has at least thirty tables that can seat over 120 people. Given the wide variety of clientele at the club, which includes Willie the Giant and Elliott the Dragon, the amount of seating at the club could vary wildly at times. Goofy and the penguin waiters take orders and deliver various dishes, ranging from conventional to outlandish, to the guests. At the far end of the area is a stage where performances of all sorts are conducted, including that of Huey, Dewey and Louie. There is also a huge TV screen in the stage background to show cartoons. Mickey often hosts the night's events on-stage.
- This area behind the stage is restricted only to club staff and performers hired by the club. Located here are staff offices, dressing rooms, storage rooms and an employee rest area. This area has direct access to the club's kitchen. The back entrance to the club and the door to the prop room are also located here. Minnie is often seen here using a PDA to assist in keeping the night's schedule on track or directing guest star performers to the stage.
- All types of ingredients and cooking equipment can be found here to cater to the wide and, often, exotic palates of the club's clientele. There is also a cold storage room to store fresh meat and other perishable foods. Gus Goose works here nightly to prepare various dishes for the guests, but he sometimes eats said dishes before they reach the tables.
- From this room, located behind and above the restaurant/theater area, much of the technical equipment at the club is operated. The club's collection of cartoons is stored here as well. Through a window that overlooks the restaurant/theater area, Horace operates the lights, the loudspeakers and various record players (for example, DVD or VHS players) to show cartoons at Minnie's direction.
- Perhaps the most interesting area of the club, the prop room consists of a cavernous basement much larger than the club itself. Props from all of Disney animation can be found here, including magical items such as Genie's lamp and the Black Cauldron. The prop room is so large that one could get lost for days unless one took Pluto along as a guide. However, Mickey and his friends usually have little trouble navigating in the prop room.
Awards and nominations change
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2001||House of Mouse||Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Animated Television Production||Nominated|
|2002||Chris Roszak (background artist) at American Broadcasting Company (ABC)||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual in Animation||Won|
|2002||Jason Oliver (music editor) and Liz Lachman (scoring editor) for episodes "Pit Crew" and "Golf Nut Donald".||Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Television - Music, Episodic Animation||Nominated|
|2003||Corey Burton as the voice of "Ludwig Von Drake".||Annie Award for Outstanding Voice Acting in an Animated Television Production||Won|