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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a CGI Animated Interactive children’s television series, that premiered in prime time on Disney Channel on May 5, 2006 to present. The program was originally part of the Playhouse Disney daily block intended for preschoolers. On February 14, 2011, it was moved to the Disney Junior block, serving as Playhouse Disney’s replacement. It is the only Mickey Mouse program to be aimed at preschoolers.

Production of the show was put on a four month suspension in the spring of 2009, due to the death of voice artist Wayne Allwine, the longtime voice of Mickey Mouse. Production has resumed now that Bret Iwan has been cast as Mickey’s voice, the latest in a series of performers who have voiced Mickey since 1928 (Mickey’s original voice on film and later on television in most of his appearances from 1928 to 1961 was the character’s creator, Walt Disney). Iwan’s first performance for the show was with the episode "Mickey and Donald Have a Farm", which aired onNovember 5, 2012. On December 27, 2013, the show ceased production after 7 years of episodes. However, reruns will still continue on the Disney Junior 24/7 service.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto star in the series, which focuses on interacting with the viewer to stimulate problem solving. Pete, Clarabelle Cow, Ludwig Von Drake, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Willie the Giant, Butch, Figaro, Humphrey the Bear, Salty the Seal and Mortimer Mouse have made guest appearances.

Disney says that each episode has the characters help children "solve a specific age appropriate problem utilizing basic skills, such as identifying shapes and counting through ten." The series uses "Disney Junior’s ‘whole child’ curriculum of cognitive, social and creative learning opportunities." Once the problem of the episode has been explained, Mickey invites viewers to join him at the Mousekadoer, a giant Mickey head shaped computer whose main function is to distribute the day’s Mousekatools, a collection (usually 3,4, or possibly 5) of objects needed to solve the day’s problem, to Mickey. Once the tools have been shown to Mickey on the Mousekadoer screen, they are quickly downloaded to Toodles, a small, Mickey head shaped flying extension of the Mousekadoer. By calling, "Oh Toodles!" Mickey summons him to pop up from where he is hiding and fly up to the screen so the viewer can pick which tool Mickey needs for the current situation. One of the tools is a "Mystery Mouskatool", which is a surprise tool represented by a question mark.

The Walt Disney Television Animation produced program was initially announced on March 1, 2005 by Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Production, Disney. Mickey and friends previously appeared on television in Mickey Mouse Works (1999 2000) and Disney’s House of Mouse (2001 03).

The show features two original songs performed by They Might Be Giants, including the opening theme song, in which a variant of a Mickey Mouse Club chant ("Meeska Mooska Mickey Mouse!") is used to summon the Clubhouse. They Might Be Giants also perform the song used at the end of the show, "Hot Dog!", which echoes Mickey’s first spoken words in the 1929 short The Karnival Kid. The characters debuted in CG form in 2003 at the Magic Kingdom [[Click to Continue > by flashmall1 1theme park]] attraction Mickey’s PhilharMagic, then in the 2004 home video Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas. However, in this latest incarnation, Mickey’s and Minnie’s 3D renderings are truer to their original hand drawn likenesses, in that their ears remain distinct perfect circles regardless of which way their heads are turned. Along with improved animation for the second season, the series is now available in HD on Disney Channel HD.

Minnie’s Bow Toons

Minnie’s Bow Toons is a short episode continuing series spun off from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, which premiered in the fall of 2011 on the Disney Channel. It usually airs in the daytime Disney Junior programming block for younger audiences. It’s based on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode "Minnie’s Bow Tique" and depicts Minnie Mouse’s continuing adventures in business as proprietor of her own store which makes and sells bows for apparel and interior decoration. She interacts with many of the characters seen in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series. For the second season onward, Mickey left the show with "Thanks for stopping by." while "See ya real soon!" is now used only for special events.

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cheap ray bans uk Porsche Chief Matthias Mueller Favourite to be Volkswagen’s New CEO

November
24

Porsche Chief Matthias Mueller Favourite to be Volkswagen’s New CEO

File Photo of Matthias Mueller, CEO of German Car maker Porsche. (AFP)

Frankfurt: Matthias Mueller, head of luxury sportscar maker Porsche, looks set to take the steering wheel at scandal hit Volkswagen, replacing Martin Winterkorn who stepped down two days ago.

VW’s supervisory board was scheduled to approve the appointment of the 62 year old manager, at a meeting in the carmaker’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, on Friday morning.

Mueller, born in the former East Germany, had already been tipped to take over during a bitter leadership struggle earlier this year between Winterkorn and his one time mentor and former supervisory board chief Ferdinand Piech.

It was Winterkorn who eventually won that battle, only to fall this week over the pollution cheating scandal, the biggest ever to hit VW.

Both Mueller’s and Winterkorn’s careers are closely interlinked.

They already worked together at VW’s top line brand, Audi, in Ingolstadt in Bavaria, where Mueller began his career and Winterkorn was appointed chief in 2002.

And at more or less the same time that Winterkorn was appointed CEO at the entire VW group in 2007, Mueller went to Wolfsburg, too, where he took charge of the projects department and was subsequently made a general representative of the group.

Football fan

Born on June 9, 1953, in Limbach Oberfrohna in former East Germany, Mueller fled to the West, to the neighbouring regional state of Bavaria, with his parents.

He told the daily Die Welt that he originally wanted to become a professional football player.

And he is still a keen soccer fan and supporter of FC Bayern and Stuttgarter Kickers, according to the mass circulation daily Bild.

But in the end, Mueller trained as a tool maker at Audi and went on to study information technology in Munich.

According to Die Welt, Mueller is a man "who loves cars and who loves people who love cars."

His first car was a VW Beetle and he now owns an Audi TT and Porsche 911, according to Bild. And he occasionally likes to go for a jaunt in the legendary Porsche 550 Spyder sports car that he borrows from Porsche’s own museum.

Die Welt dubbed him "the imperturbable" and said he was someone who knows how to use his elbows.

"But I don’t see it as playing foul, rather as a sign of perseverance and mettle," the newspaper quoted him as saying.

Uwe Hueck, head of Porsche’s works committee, said Mueller "has the whiff of Porsche about him. His engine is seated lower and he has wide tyres."

Mueller who tends to lapse into a strong Bavarian dialect when not on duty was appointed CEO at Porsche in 2010, not long after VW had emerged victorious in its tortuous takeover battle with Porsche.

As far back as 2005, Porsche hatched an audacious plan to take control of VW which was 15 times larger than Porsche.

But the plan ran out of steam a result of the financial crisis and failed to win enough support from VW’s shareholders. This led to VW turning the tables on Porsche and taking over the sports car maker.

"Porsche has come along very successfully and is now in better shape than ever before," he beamed.

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