Disney's House of Mouse

Season 2 Episode 9

Dennis The Duck

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM May 18, 2002 on ABC
7.1
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Dennis The Duck
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It's Black-and-White Day and monochrome characters from the old days fill the club. Donald makes it clear to everyone he doesn't think the colorless cartoons were funny, hurting the feelings of old-timer Dennis the Duck. Donald doesn't realize he's the head of (and only member of) his fan club. The Whoopee Party: From 1932, Mickey throws a party where everyone and everything dances and plays music. Mickey and the Goat Man: Mickey is dumped by Mortimer as the stooge in his vaudeville show.moreless

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  • This episode of Disney's House of Mouse is revolting. It involves a character trying to commit suicide because he is unhappy.

    1.0
    I'm a father of 3 children aged 7, 4 and 2. Most of what they watch on tv either comes from Disney or Noggin - basically because my wife and I feel it's 'safe'.



    They've watched the House of Mouse many times - it's a fun show, one of their favorites. Then we sat down and watched Episode 13 of Season 2 - "Dennis the Duck." This episode has a neat premise: it shows the old black and white cartoons from Walt's early years. One of the characters from the old b/w's is Dennis the Duck. I believe he is an early version of Donald.



    In this episode, Dennis tries to make Donald laugh. After several attempts, Dennis becomes very sad and goes into the storage area underneath the theater (if you watch the show, you'll know what I mean). Once there, he decides that his life is not liveable and takes a large pencil (an old prop) and tries to erase himself. Donald finds him in the process and tries to stop him.



    I truly could not believe this was a Disney show - a children's show - advocating suicide as a solution to being sad. It's aimed at ages 4-7. I googled the episode trying to see if anyone else was as outraged as I was. Nothing. So - here I am writing this review in an attempt to caution and warn parents about its content.



    The House of Mouse is a great series. However, this one episode makes me wonder what the writers were thinking. Makes me wonder even more that this passed by the many people working on the show from animators to the executives. Walt would never have let this episode air. Someone's asleep at the wheel.moreless
  • Gotta love the classics

    8.6
    The Dennis the Duck episode, which I’d seen today for the first time, was a great one! The two cartoons shown were black-and-white classics from before I was born. It’s nice to see that House of Mouse shows cartoons ranging from Walt Disney’s days, all the way up to just recently created. The first cartoon shown was pretty good, but I loved the second one, which featured a black-and-white Mickey, Minnie, and Mortimer Mouse. The storyline of the show was a good one as well, with Donald once again trying to make amends after his temper gets the best of him.moreless
Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice of Daisy Duck, Chip 'n' Dale, Queen of Hearts, Red Riding Hood, Flora, Mlle. Upanova, The Fates (voice)

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Voices Of Minnie Mouse, Clara Cluck, Miss Bianca, Fauna, Duchess, Fairy Godmother

Maurice LaMarche

Maurice LaMarche

voice of Mortimer Mouse/Scuttle

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

voice of Mr. Toad, Reluctant Dragon, Shelby, Figment, Additional Voices (voice)

April Winchell

April Winchell

voice of Clariblle Cow

Rod Roddy

Rod Roddy

voice of Mike

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

voice of Pongo

Guest Star

Jason Marsden

Jason Marsden

voice of Max Goof

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Dennis: Have a sandwich!

    • Mike the Microphone: Accommmodations for today's black-and-white toons provided by..."Inkwell Springs Resort"--where the skies are always a different shade of gray. Enjoy our numerous ammenities, including the "Restoring Ink Vats". Relax in the famous "Iwerks Lounge" and dance your favorite 24-frame cycle to the rhythms of the Rubber Hose Band. Feast on our buffet--on black-eyed peas, blackberry pie and ice cream, served in both flavors chocolate and vanilla. "Inkwell Springs Resort", where the customer's always black-and-white. Color TVs available on request.

    • Mike the Microphone: And now, the most colorful host in animation--Mickey Mouse!

    • Mickey: Today is "Black-and-White Day"!
      Pongo from "101 Dalmatians": Well, it's about time!

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