DVD Review: Mickey and the Roadster Racers Start Your Engines

Rev up your engines pals, Mickey and the Gang are racing into your home and onto your screen for a fun, family filled adventure. In their latest collection, “Start Your Engines”, Mickey and friends race across exotic locations, tackle tricky mysteries, and learn some valuable lessons on and off the race track.

The DVD includes 6 episodes from the show along with a bonus episode in the special features. The set also comes with a free roadsters racers flag that highlights each of the tile racers from the show.

My first look into the new series, I was impressed with the quality of storytelling for the next generation of Disney fans. The Fab Five (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto) are all included along with some other familiar faces in Daisy, Pete, Clarabelle, Chip, and Dale. Rather than focus all on Mickey, each episode shifts gears and tells the story from a different character’s perspective. All of the main characters get a chance to shine and be a part of the story, having themed episodes involve their own trials and struggles.

Though the theme of this series is racing, not every episode focuses on fast cars and checkered flags. Instead, the show takes a more flexible approach, which also makes the series less repetitive. As a children’s program, it can be very easy to fall into the same story structure for each episode. Fortunately, this show breaks out of the mold and is fun for both kids and adults. I highly recommend this series, as it will bring a smile and a few classic Disney references those “big” kids out there would enjoy.

The DVD set is a great step into the show for newcomers, as well as a fun addition for fans of the series. As a special treat, a preview from Disney Pixar’s upcoming film, Coco, is also included.

You can add the set to your collection today by visiting one of your major retailers like Walmart, Toys R Us, or Target. Merchandise from the show can also be found at the Disney Store to continue the fun after the race is over! https://www.disneystore.com/mickey-and-the-roadster-racers/mn/1000005/

To learn more about Mickey and the Roadster Racers, along with other fun Disney Junior programming, please visit www.disneyjunior.disney.com.

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Maverick Bohn

A little bit of fun and magic.
Northern California Native that focuses on all things Disney, Star Wars, and various anime. A huge nerd with a camera, trying his best to capture it all with an element of fun!