Everything that goes within the show like the Mousekadoer and Mousekatools are within the Mousekedoer and kids already know what Mickey's talking about thus they watch the show. Disney has already got feedback from children and family's during preview week/filming... we did some tweaks to the show as well as cut lines for time. Also, your question about the delay with the audio... not going to happen. These are used in order to help enable page turns with the book, character transitions, prop placement as well as technical work behind the scenes that need to be done quickly to give the final treatment of the scene. Also, HOTDOG song, actually not a fan and glad they didn't use it. But again it wouldn't make sense to use that song after Minnie's birthday at the END of the show... We want it to be catchy with the song Donald wrote. Also, in order to keep consistent with the television show, we would have to have Donald, Mickey, etc. do their hotdog dance and in puppet world with those moves that they use for CGI wouldn't read... Trust me.. Thanks for your question though! PM me if you have any other questions...I have reposted my review below, just in case:
There are actually a lot of good things to say about this show, and one real negative thing.
First off, I like how the overall theme song (the one that Casey sings right at the beginning) is one that's actually heard on the channel, as opposed to before. Sure the old "Playhouse Disney" song was catchy enough, but why not use the Wiggles version of the song in the Bear version? That was catchy and heard on the channel. But I digress.
-- I love how the cast member host has a lot more to do in this show. Always fun to have someone acting live.
--Clubhouse portion was excellent. Puppets were spot-on. However, I (thinking in the mind set of a kid) was confused by one thing: Mickey says he knows some great stories..and then activates the Mousekadoer for Mousekatools? Confusing to kid minds, I think. Instead, he should say something like, "Maybe some Mousekatools will help us figure out what to do."
And speaking of Mousekatools-- AAO, I have a question. Is the audio for the show controlled by someone in house, or is it fixed? By that I mean, can the oppening music for each segment be delayed? Here's what I'm thinking: When the Mousekatools are first retrieved, Casey shouldn't say what show they're from, instead she should just do and affirming nod or a "Hmm" or something like that, so that when Toodles comes later at the start of each segment, Casey can say something like, "A toolbox. Hmmm. Which of our Playhouse Disney friends uses a toolbox? Shout it out!" That way, it would be more like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and more interactive for the kids to boot! Of course, as I said, this would only work if the audio can be delayed.
--Handy Manny and Little Einstiens: Nice segments, good puppets, wouldn't change a thing.
--Finale: Nice, feel-good ending with an okay birthday song and one major problem that goes under...
-Where, oh where in God's green earth was "Hot Dog!"? Disney really made a major mistake there. You cannot do Mickey Mouse Clubhouse without the Hot Dog! dance. It's just not done. That needs to be corrected, pronto.
Now, which show is better? I would have to say the original was slightly better than this one, but, despite what everyone else will probably say, I like this one, too. Ingenious use of Toodles, and I hope it does well!