New ‘Mickey Mote’ Turns Playhouse Disney DVDs Into Interactive Play Experience

Handy Manny BigConstruction Job with Mickey Mote &Copy; Disney. All Rights Reserved.This coming holiday, parents and their preschoolers will discover a whole new way to watch and play their favorite Disney preschool DVDs, with the all-new ‘Mickey Mote.’ This one-of-a-kind kid’s remote control from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will debut November 16th packaged with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. The new ‘Mickey Mote’ is a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey ears, that will take children’s viewing experience to a whole new level by providing an engaging interaction with their favorite Disney characters. With multiple levels of play, the new Mickey Mote is designed to provide hours of fun, engaging and challenging adventures for kids age 2-5.

HOW IT WORKS: The Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes Discovery Mode™, the interactive ‘Watch & Play’ feature on the DVD. All parents have to do is program the remote control — there’s an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD — and select the Discovery Mode feature on the menu screen. Within minutes, kids will be easily responding to questions, throughout the story, about scenes they just watched (such as ‘What color is Goofy’s hat?’) by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device — a yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square – to click in their responses. Discovery Mode features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows.

Once families have purchased a Disney Preschool DVD that comes packaged with the Mickey Mote, they can continue to build their Disney Preschool libraries, as the Mickey Mote works is compatible with any Discovery Mode enhanced DVD. For example, parents can immediately use the remote with any of the following titles: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Choo Choo Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-Tique Handy Manny: Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure Handy Manny: Manny’s Big Race Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Blast Off My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Bedtime With Pooh. Plus look for more Discovery Mode DVDs in the future.

Suggested retail price for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job packaged with the “Mickey Mote” is $29.99.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Roundup features more than 100 minutes of content with five exciting, numbers-themed adventures. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the #1 program on Playhouse Disney as well as the #1 series with children between the ages of two and five years. Bonus features include a never-before-seen bonus episode that won’t air on Disney Channel until January, 2011 as well as the Discovery Mode feature.

Note: Discovery Mode can also be played using any DVD remote control.

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