I grew up with Mickey and Minnie Mouse – I loved them as a kid, and still love them. You really can’t beat this classic pair when it comes to cheerful animated entertainment, can you? Oh, and we mustn’t leave out Donald and Daisy Duck, Pluto, Goofy, and the other stars we’ve come to love! They are simply the best.
I was completely new to Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series for kids before watching Minnie’s Bow-Tique, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it is perfect for my toddler! All of the characters are as cute as ever, but now in a colorful 3-D presentation that is sure to delight.
About the DVD: Minnie is opening her own Bow-Tique, a place where all of her friends can come and buy beautiful bows. But these bows aren’t just another pretty accessory – they are special. For instance, one type will grow larger (just add water!), and another reflects your mood by changing colors (my personal favorite). That’s not all, but I’ll let you and your kids discover the rest for yourselves. :-)
This DVD features five episodes, including one brand new episode, Minnie’s Pajama Party!
My daughter and I enjoyed this DVD – the animation and graphics are cheerful and bright, and all of the voices are familiarly classic (ah, memories!). I think our favorite episode is the new one, Minnie’s Pajama Party, in which Minnie has a sleepover that includes all of her friends.
I like that Disney includes short, interactive educational scenes – for instance, at one point Minnie has to decide how she should cut her pie so that each of her six friends can have one piece. She takes a moment to ask your children how many pieces they will need, then proceeds to slowly cut it so that we can see how it is done. That’s one thing that has changed from the classic TV shorts.
The Minnie’s Bow-Tique DVD comes with a Minnie magnet frame for your refrigerator and a Minnie character magnet with bows that can be added between her ears. Emma has enjoyed playing with this on the refrigerator – I think it was a cute idea and I’m glad they included a special “free toy” in the package like this.
Now for the big question – Would I buy it?
Yes! I think that young children and toddlers will enjoy it most. This is a delightful DVD for little ones!
Watch a video clip and see for yourself:
More Disney fun:
Visit Disney online to print a Minnie’s Bow-Tique printable coloring page, view trailers for some of the episodes online, and more!
Minnie’s Bow-Tique normally retails for $19.99. You can find it at retail stores like Walmart (they seem to have the best price online at $12.86 – If it’s not available at a store near you, you can request that it be delivered to the closest store for you to pick up), or you can buy it online at Amazon.com (currently $12.98 as of February, 2010)
I would like to thank Disney DVD for providing a review copy of Minnie’s Bow-Tique free of cost. This review is 100% my own opinion, my own experiences with the product, and in my own words.