MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE
DISNEY JUNIOR, VARIOUS TIMES
Kid Appeal: Walt’s deal with Lucifer apparently intact, as Disney characters still rock solid eyeball magnets.
Fourth Wall: Routinely violated for counting, color choices, shape identification, pointing out things the characters somehow can’t perceive despite immediate proximity.
Magic: All problems are solved using one of four random “Mouseketools” provided by floating Mickey trademark symbol known as “Toodles,” which occasionally exhibits a personality but is usually a faceless but omnipotent automaton.
Adult Appeal: Historical interest in obscure Disney character cameos; main nemesis is Pete the Bear, whose lightweight current incarnation belies his Prohibition-era origin as a malicious bootlegger.
I like that my name is now in the title of this feature, like Ian Fleming on postmortem James Bond books or in various celebrity fragrances