Gift Idea: The Mickey Mote
Are you looking for a cool gift for your preschooler? Than check out the new Micky Mote!
Here is the press release:
THERE’S A WHOLE NEW WAY FOR KIDS TO WATCH AND PLAY!
THE ALL-NEW MICKEY MOTE, A CHILD-SIZED REMOTE CONTROL, PROVIDES HOURS OF FUN WITH AN ENHANCED, INTERACTIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE
The New “Mickey Mote” Will Debut with the Release of Disney’s New Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job DVDs on November 16th
BURBANK, Calif., October 12, 2010 – 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 this November 16th packed 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 will provide hours of fun, engaging and challenging adventures for kids age 2-5. The Mickey Mote is a value for moms and fun for kids!
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.
Why Parents Will Love It:
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 in compatibility with any Discovery Mode enhanced DVD. For example, kids 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
Note: Discovery Mode can also be played using any DVD remote control.
Look for more Discovery Mode DVDs on future Disney Preschool franchise releases such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny!
About Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Numbers Roundup
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 (until 1/1/11) bonus episode as well as the Discovery Mode feature.
About Handy Manny: Big Construction Job:
Handy Manny: Big Construction Job is a fun-filled, full-length adventure that takes Manny out of Sheet Rock Hills and to a new construction project out of town! Introducing new tools, new songs and a never-before-seen episode, Handy Manny stars Wilmer Valderrama (TV’s “That 70’s Show”) as the voice of Manny. It is a top 5 television series with preschoolers 2-5, and is an Emmy®-nominated show, set in a multicultural, multi-generational community and follows a curriculum that models problem solving and the importance of community.
Fun Fact- Dogs and Cats
I think the Mickey Mote is very cool. It is absolutely perfect for Olivia (age 3, almost 4). It was very easy to set up and Olivia was able to use it right away. It took little to know parent intervention on our part as long as she used it on the easier level.
Olivia has loved Mickey Mouse for ages and adding the Mickey Mote to it made it even better. She is not normally a big Handy Manny fan but the Mickey Mote had her completely engaged. I really like the questions for the kids to answer- it helps them to actually think about what they are watching.
The Mickey Mote would make a great gift for any preschooler on your list!
Thanks so much to Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment for sending me these items to review.