Disney had to find a new way to utilize Mickey Mouse, and this was, bear in mind, before they began making new shorts last year. So, they decided that Mickey and friends would be doing some teaching after a sort.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ended production last year after 7 years on the air, but reruns continue daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. It's meant to be an interactive show for preschoolers, one of a number of series that work in this fashion. Mickey, in the tradition of the late Fred Rogers, talks to the audience. After an expected viewer response, not one that is taped into the show, the fun begins.
Here's a sample open & close:
Hey, I look at it this way. If I were a parent, I'd use this as a starter kit if my kiddo's had any questions about Mickey.