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Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse is a direct-to-video movie spin-off from the animated television series House of Mouse. The events of the film take place partway through the second season of House of Mouse.

While the film is available only in a 4:3 pan-and-scan format on VHS and DVD releases as well as on iTunes, the uncropped 16:9 widescreen version of the film is available on current television broadcasts.

Plot[]

Mickey Mouse has just finished up another successful night at the House of Mouse on Christmas Eve and is wishing the guests a safe journey home. However, Goofy points out that a huge snowstorm has trapped them in the House. Mickey decides to have a free-of-charge Christmas party for the guests. Donald Duck, on the other hand, is being awfully miserly for a reason (not unlike his Uncle Scrooge) that is never given and would prefer not to take part in the festivities. However, Daisy, Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy get him to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa on stage next a fireplace set and comfy armchair. Minnie then finds some Christmas cartoons they haven't shown today, and they decide to play them.

After the first cartoon, "Donald on Ice", Ludwig Von Drake presents "the science of Santa" to explain some of the impossibilities of his traveling over the world in one night (using the speed to have a future version of himself steal a cookie jar from his mother, who is surprisingly at the club as well). Donald is still not in the Christmas mood, so Mickey shows clips of him asking the audience members what they wished to have for Christmas. Seeing that Donald is still not willing to change his mood, Mickey shows two more cartoons, Pluto's Christmas Tree and "The Nutcracker", plus excerpts of Mickey decorating his house from "Mickey's Christmas Chaos". Unfortunately, even after seeing that, Donald still refuses to change his mood (likely sour at the idea of being miscast as the mouse king and losing in the "Nutcracker" story), earning frowns and glares from everyone in the audience (except for Grumpy, who actually smiles at this).

Mickey then reluctantly gives up, having done everything he can think of, and doubts that Donald will ever get into the Christmas spirit. Mickey heads to the roof of the building, where he talks to Jiminy Cricket about how he tried so hard to make Donald feel the Christmas spirit. Jiminy then tells him that the spirit of Christmas doesn't come from a party, it's about being together with the people you love and care about. Mickey agrees on his advice that Donald is his best friend and he's part of his family. Jiminy reminds him to make a wish upon a star. Doing so, Mickey wishes that home or away with family and friends whenever they have the best yet decorations even a humblest little tree that everyone would have the Christmas spirit. He then receives a star from the sky and returns to the stage, offering Donald the opportunity to put it on the tree as it lacks one. This simple act fills Donald with joy as he places the star on the tree. The star then starts working its magic on the House, turning all the wreaths they have around the club gold and adding more golden wreaths throughout (even giving the Magic Mirror Spirit in the lobby a hat). They show their last cartoon for the night, Mickey's Christmas Carol, and soon afterward, everyone, even the villains, gathers on the stage to sing the closing song, "The Best Christmas of All". Mickey then wishes the viewers "Merry Christmas" and Tinker Bell ends the film.

Featured cartoons[]

Like the show, the film shows several Disney and Mouse Work cartoons. In fact, these shorts make up more of the movie than the actual plot. However, all their title cards are edited out.

Voice cast[]

Shorts-only voices (archival audio)[]

Characters by film[]

Trivia[]

  • When Pluto's Christmas Tree and Mickey's Christmas Carol are shown, the House's TV screen is in 4:3 format rather than its usual widescreen appearance.
  • Certain scenes in the House segments would be recycled for episodes of the show
  • Excluding the cartoons, the movie's framing animation is only about 23 minutes long, which is about the length of a regular episode.
  • Donald is the only staff member not to wear a Santa hat like his friends do, due to his grouchiness of being snowed in.
  • Max Goof, Pete, Clarabelle Cow, and Microphone Mike do not appear in the film itself (although Pete and Clarabelle appear in Mickey's Christmas Carol).
    • This is the only time in the series which Microphone Mike does not appear at the start or ending.
  • This is the first time where Peter Pan is voiced by Blayne Weaver.
  • This is the only time in the series where a cartoon with a longer running time than the standard 6–12-minute runtime is shown (in this case, Mickey's Christmas Carol).
  • This is the only time in the series where Belle is voiced by her original voice actress Paige O'Hara, as in the series finale episode "Mickey and the Culture Clash" (the only episode in the series aside from this movie where Belle has a speaking role), she was voiced by Jodi Benson, who also voices Ariel.
  • This is the only time Lumiere was not voiced by his original voice actor Jerry Orbach prior to his death in 2004. Furthermore, it is the only time Maurice LaMarche voiced Lumiere, as Jeff Bennett would become his regular replacement voice actor following Orbach's death.
  • This is the only time Jasmine is not voiced by her original voice actress Linda Larkin, nor her singing voice actresses Lea Salonga (who provided her singing voice in the original Aladdin) or Liz Callaway (who provided her singing voice in The Return of Jafar and Aladdin and the King of Thieves). Instead, vocal contractor Bobbi Page voices Jasmine for the first and only time in this film, providing her singing vocals in the musical number "The Best Christmas of All". Although, Larkin did reprise her role as Jasmine in the House of Mouse episode "Ladies' Night".

Goofs[]

  • During the scene where the gang sings "The Best Christmas of All", when the group sings the second, "and family" part, Lady's paws are the medium brown that's for coloring her fur (not to mention the void between her two front legs is colored in the same creamy-brown as they usually are, and her front as well), but when they get up-close to the Beauty and the Beast objects singing, Lady's paws are the creamy-brown they usually are.
  • The 2009 DVD said it had FastPlay on the cover but it didn't have FastPlay, since it was a reissue of the 2001 DVD, and FastPlay was not added to Disney DVDs until 2004.
  • The PAL DVD release of the film, unlike the NTSC DVD release, strangely features numerous oddities in the DVD box art on the front and back cover, such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy depicted in their signature trademark outfits instead of their House of Mouse uniforms, Ariel in her mermaid form and Belle in her blue peasant dress, and the film's setting being at a regular suburban house instead of the House of Mouse night club, all which aren't even present in the actual film.

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House of Mouse Disney
Media
House of MouseMickey's Magical ChristmasMickey's House of Villains
Characters
Main Characters: Mickey MouseMinnie MouseDonald DuckDaisy DuckGoofyPlutoPeteMax GoofHuey, Dewey, and LouieClarabelle CowHorace HorsecollarGus GooseMortimer MouseLudwig Von DrakeMicrophone MikeChip and Dale

Recurring Guests: TimonPumbaaJafarIagoHadesMushuCri-KeeArielPrince EricKing TritonFlounderSebastianPeter PanTinker BellJiminy CricketPinocchioGeppettoBlue FairyBelleBeastLumiereCogsworthMrs. PottsChip PottsGastonLeFouDumboTimothy Q. MouseMad HatterMowgliShere KhanThe Three Little Pigs Cruella De VilChernabogMufasaSimbaGrumpyThe Evil QueenMagic MirrorAladdinJasmineCinderellaAnastasia TremaineDrizella TremaineLuciferMaleficentPain and PanicUrsulaBaby ShelbyGoat ManEmperor Kuzco

Episodes
Season One: "The Stolen Cartoons" • "Big Bad Wolf Daddy" • "The Three Caballeros" • "Goofy's Valentine Date" • "Unplugged Club" • "Timon and Pumbaa" • "Gone Goofy" • "Jiminy Cricket" • "Rent Day" • "Donald's Lamp Trade" • "Donald's Pumbaa Prank" • "Thanks to Minnie" • "Pluto Saves the Day"

Season Two: "Daisy's Debut" • "Goofy for a Day" • "Clarabelle's Big Secret" • "The Mouse Who Came to Dinner" • "Max's New Car" • "Not So Goofy" • "Everybody Loves Mickey" • "Max's Embarrassing Date" • "Where's Minnie?" • "Super Goof" • "King Larry Swings In" • "Ladies' Night" • "Dennis the Duck"
Season Three: "Suddenly Hades" • "Pete's One-Man Show" • "House of Crime" • "Mickey and Minnie's Big Vacation" • "Donald and the Aracuan Bird" • "Goofy's Menu Magic" • "Music Day" • "House of Scrooge" • "Donald Wants to Fly" • "Dining Goofy" • "Chip 'n' Dale" • "Humphrey in the House" • "Ask Von Drake" • "Salute to Sports" • "Pluto vs. Figaro" • "House of Magic" • "Mickey vs. Shelby" • "House of Turkey" • "Pete's Christmas Caper" • "Clarabelle's Christmas List" •"Snow Day" • "Pete's House of Villains" • "Halloween With Hades" • "House Ghosts" • "House of Genius" • "Mickey and the Culture Clash"

Songs
Rockin' at the House of MouseMortimer MouseSoup or Salad, Fries or Biscuits, Extra Olives, DonutsBibbidi-Bobbidi-BooBig Bad Wolf DaddyA Parrot's Life for MeLet's Slay the BeastThe Ludwig Von Drake SongIt's Our House Now!The Best Christmas of AllGrim Grinning GhostsHumphrey HopEverybody Wants to Be a WoofI Wanna Be Like M-O-YouPink Elephants on ParadeMy Name is PanchitoBoom-Da-BoomWe Are the Three CaballerosMe the Mouse (and I'm the Duck) (Reprise) • Daisy CrockettThe Daisy Duckie RoomMinnie Mouse (in the House)
Locations
House of Mouse (night club)Toontown
Objects
Maleficent's StaffPoisoned AppleSorcerer HatJafar's Snake Staff
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