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Totally Minnie is a television special that aired on February 25, 1988 which was hosted by Suzanne Somers and starred Minnie Mouse. In this special, Minnie teaches a nerd named Maxwell Dweeb (played by Robert Carradine) how to be cool at the "Minnie Mouse Center for the Totally Un-hip" and does a duet with Elton John. Cameo appearances are made by Vanna White and Philip Michael Thomas. Other Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto make an appearance as well.


The film centers on nerd Maxwell Dweeb (Robert Carradine), who is a loner with no friends. While watching television, he sees an advertisement for the Minnie Mouse Center for the Totally Unhip, named after its owner, Minnie Mouse. Dweeb, in an effort to improve himself, decides to attend.

After being welcomed by the director (Suzanne Somers), Dweeb is taken on a tour of the centre, where other Disney characters run various courses: Goofy is a fitness instructor, Donald Duck is a wardrobe manager, and Pluto is a messenger boy. After finally meeting Minnie Mouse, Dweeb is taken on by the director, whom he eventually falls in love with, and dates once he has passed his training.

The film is intershot with various musical numbers (including the duet Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Minnie Mouse and Elton John) and excerpts from early Disney shorts.

Main cast



  • This was the first film to feature Minnie Mouse in the lead role, and, until the premiere of Mickey Mouse Works in 1999, this was the only time she had any starring role.
  • Russi Taylor first met her future husband and then-voice of Mickey Mouse, Wayne Allwine, while recording this special.
  • The new animated footage made for the special was done by FilmFair Communications, while it is unknown who did the digitalised colorisation of the black-and-white Disney cartoons featured.