(Disney Junior, November 14, 2011-January 22, 2016)
Disney Television Animation, DQ Entertainment, Technicolor Animation Productions
Spinning off out of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode “Minnie’s Bow-Tique”, Minnie’s Bow-Toons followed Minnie Mouse (Russi Taylor) and Daisy Duck (Tress MacNeille) as they ran Minnie’s Bow-tique; a specialty shop stocked with an assortment of colorful bows and bowties. Helping them out was their clock-dwelling bird assistant, Cuckoo Loca (Nika Futterman). Also residing in the Bow-tique was Figaro (Frank Welker), the pet cat from Pinocchio. Although the male Disney characters weren’t stars in the series, they did make occasional guest appearances.
|Minnie, Daisy and Cuckoo taking a break from the bow business for some kitchen adventures.|
Minnie’s Bow-Toons debuted on Disney Junior on November 14, 2011. Like Clubhouse, the series was completely rendered in CGI. Episodes would typically start out with something bow-related that would serve to help in a given situation; such as rubber bows being used to stop leaky pipes, Figaro-shredded material helping a cheerleader friend replace her lost pom-poms, or fluorescent paint on bows to light-up Daisy’s birthday party when the fuses blow. Over the course of the series, the focus expanded to include a new pet-grooming salon across from the Bow-tique, as well as a world-spanning travel adventure. The series ran for 5 seasons, spawning a variety of merchandise and video games. The series would continue on in reruns on Disney Junior, eventually finding its way onto the Saturday morning schedule.
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