The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy. It's all up to Mickey and his friends to overthrow evil and return the House of Mouse to normal--or as close to normal as it gets.
I liked 'The House of Mouse' cartoons when I was a kid, so this longer (not that long though) film was of interest to me.
As other reviewers have said, the plot involving the villains only makes up half of the rather thin running time, with the rest being filled by old Disney shorts to make up the rest. Don't get me wrong, these are entertaining, but it's not what this film was billed as being.
I liked the fact that though they didn't exactly have much to do, Disney did at least make an effort to get the original voice actors back to play the villains. You would automatically know if James Woods wasn't doing the voice of Hades, and these little bits of attention to detail elevate an otherwise average film.
Reviewed by popopcms8 / 10
classic Disney fun!
though of coarse not as good as the actual movie but a nice addition to the straight to video bunch I was looking through my home video collection and for some reason I got caught with the Disney bug. I just had to watch one. but I could not decide until I saw this, and I was ecstatic to watch. I really could not remember most of it since I haven't it since 2002 when I was 9, but even at age 14 that old Walt Disney charm still has the same effect on me, the same way it did when I was younger.
8/10 see it if you love those Disney villains!!!
Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird7 / 10
Entertaining, if nothing extraordinary
As a huge Disney fan, I enjoyed this movie. It was fun and entertaining, while being nothing groundbreaking. Just for the record, I love the show House of Mouse, it is one of those shows with a great concept and makes me feel all nostalgic. Mickey's House of Villains had a really interesting idea and made the most of it.
Mickey's House of Villains does have its problems though. The film is too short at only an hour and a quarter or so, and as much as the shorts were so wonderful to watch too much time was spent until the main focus of the story was even introduced. And I also felt they could have done much more with the ending which felt rushed.
Flaws aside, the animation is great I feel and sticks to the style of the show. I especially liked Jafar's entrance from The Cave of Wonders, talk about a stylish entrance. The music is a delight as well, the incidental music is really good, but the song It's Our House Now was not only catchy and entertaining it was the highlight of the film. The dialogue is good, humorous often, and Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald are great to watch. Other than It's Our House Now, two assets stood out. One was seeing those shorts, How to Haunt a House was hilarious, Donald and the Gorilla was delightful for a first time viewer and Lonesome Ghosts is a Halloween classic as is Trick or Treat. Dance of the Goofys was quite cute and funny, and I enjoyed Mickey and Minnie's take on Hansel and Gretel especially for the use of Danse Macabre. The second asset was seeing all those villains, Jafar steals the show, but Ursula, Chernabog, Cruella DeVil, Captain Hook and Hades are also delightful to watch. It was nice to see Maleficent and the Wicked Queen as well, but they should have been given more to say.
Overall, while nothing groundbreaking it is a very entertaining film. 7/10 Bethany Cox