Minnie’s Masquerade

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Recommended for children under 8 (Lacks interest for older children)

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This topic contains:

  • overall comments and recommendations
  • details of classification and consumer advice lines for Minnie’s Masquerade
  • a review of Minnie’s Masquerade completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 7 March 2011.

Overall comments and recommendations

Children under 5 OK for this age group
Children aged 5-8 OK for this age group
Children aged over 8 Lacks interest for this age group

About the movie

This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.

Name of movie: Minnie’s Masquerade
Classification: G
Consumer advice lines: None
Length: 30 minutes

ACCM review

This review of the movie contains the following information:

A synopsis of the story

Viewers are invited to Minnie Mouse's Masquerade ball together with all Minnie’s friends. Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy arrive, only to discover that Goofy has lost a shoe. Pete appears in numerous outfits trying to have the best costume, despite the fact that everyone wins a prize. Minnie is dressing as a princess and Mickey as a prince, so they go about making their royal crowns. After they find Goofy’s shoe and finish the decorations the ball begins and everybody dances. During the movie the audience are asked to count, sort, and identify shapes with the characters.


Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.

None of concern

Use of violenceinfo

Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.

Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.

None of concern

Material that may scare or disturb children

Under fiveinfo

Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.

None of concern

Aged five to eightinfo

Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.

Nothing of concern

Aged eight to thirteeninfo

Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.

Nothing of concern

Thirteen and overinfo

Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.

Nothing of concern

Product placement

None of concern

Sexual references

None of concern

Nudity and sexual activity

None of concern

Use of substances

None of concern

Coarse language

None of concern

In a nutshell

Minnie’s Masquerade is the first story from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade DVD. It is a story about having fun with friends, and helping your friends out when they have a problem. Everybody at the ball gets a prize for coming dressed in costume, they are all different yet are rewarded the same. There is audience involvement with opportunities for counting, identifying shapes and sorting.

Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:

  • helping people who have a problem
  • not always wanting to be better than everyone else but having a go and having fun with friends.