Pop Culture | 80s | 90s | TV
The Mickey Mouse Club Is Coming Back And It's Definitely Not Like It Used To Be
Disney will stop at nothing to reboot each and every franchise and show they once had. Now they have decided to reboot The Mickey Mouse Club, but is it really worth it without Britney, Justin and the whole gang?
Obviously the Mickey Mouse Club was around long before a young J.T. danced around on screen, but redoing it now is a little bit strange. We all remember the song, right? "M-I-C-K-E-Y, M-O-U-S-E! Mickey Mouse!" Well, that's different now too.
The original Mickey Mouse Club starring Annette Funicello and Bobby Burgess was pretty great, but then The New Mickey Mouse Club came out and everything changed. They were the coolest kids on TV.
We had Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera belting out songs, and Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling goofing off together. We had this epic show that we all loved and while it's nice that Disney wants to bring that to another generation, it's hard not to feel a little bit protective of it.
The kids in the new one are a lot different than they used to be. Disney really stepped up their talent quota and cast a bunch of kids who, according to the preview, are ridiculously talented.
It's changed a lot, are you ready to see the new theme song?
That's right, our good ol' theme song has been updated and honestly I don't know how to feel about it. I guess it's good to appeal to the young kids who are going to be watching it, but like I said, it's hard not to feel protective of our version.
Ready to hear the new song?
The show's new name is Club Mickey Mouse and the new cast has been revealed. The kids are all super talented; all of them sing and dance but they also each seem to have a unique skill that's just theirs. For example Gabe can play the drums, Reagan does spoken word poetry and Will taught himself how to speak Japanese.
The show is going to be run a lot differently than it used to. It won't actually be on TV, it will be available exclusively online. You will be able to watch the clips on Facebook and Instagram along with some other behind-the-scenes moments.
Club Mickey Mouse is going to be A LOT different than our version was, but who knows, maybe in twenty years a bunch of people will be missing this show!