Playhouse Disney is a former brand for a slate of programming blocks and international cable and satellite television channels that were owned by the Disney Channels Worldwide unit of The Walt Disney Company's Disney–ABC Television Group. It originated in the United States as a morning program block on the Disney Channel. Aimed mainly at children aged two to seven years old, its programming featured a mix of live-action and animated series.
Why It Rocked
It was the very first preschool block for Disney Channel, and it was great.
Many of their shows had great animation, both 2D and CGI, especially for their logo. Their live-action shows were also pretty good.
It was one of the best pre-school blocks in history, as it managed to beat out Nick Jr.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a better main show for the block than their rival Nick Jr.‘s Peppa Pig.
They have good host characters, like Clay, Ooh, and Aah.
It had some good intros, as well as a memorable theme song.
The plots for their shows are out of the box and original, which makes them enjoyable to watch.
Cute logo, as it’s the Mickey Mouse head for all variations, similar to Disney Channel’s logo during the same time periods.
It even managed to have the app-styled logo (the same for Disney Channel) in 2010 until the end of the block in 2011.
Catchy jingle, which makes you feel relaxed and happy.
Their shows have likable characters, like Mickey Mouse and his friends, and Winnie the Pooh and his friends. But also Darby, Buster, Leo, June, Quincy, Annie, Rocket, Oso, JoJo, Bear, Manny and the tools, Rich, Dave, Tony, Vivian, Stanley, Elsie, Harry, Dennis, etc.
The block may have ended in 2011, but it has a great replacement, being Disney Junior.
The block had some bad shows like Go Baby (2004) and Happy Monster Band.
The end of this block could be unfortunate to some people, especially to those who grew up watching this block.