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Release the New Mickey Mouse Club (1977) on DVD
Get a Vault Disney or Disney Family Channel on Television!
BRING BACK THE OLD NICK AND DISNEY SHOWS!!!

Buy the "Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club" Special Edition DVD Set (50's)... and help bring out the 70's Club on DVD in the process!


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Our Disney Dozen of '77

"This site is dedicated to the promotion of one of the best and most popular children's shows from the 70's era, and one of the Walt Disney Company's 'buried treasures'. This site is also dedicated to bringing about the 'unearthing' of this treasure for all of its fans old and new to enjoy." (DM-One)

If you're looking for 90's MMC (Brittney, Christina, DeeDee, Justin, J.C., Keri), have a look around
this site first for a little history lesson on the original "New" MMC, then CLICK HERE!
Please do NOT e-mail me questions about the 90's MMC or NSYNC, as I, like
this site, specialize in the 70's MMC ONLY!
If you're looking to audition for the alleged fourth televised
incarnation of MMC that Disney may or may not have in the works,
please read the Disclaimer at the bottom of this page,
then understand that I'm not in the loop and have heard ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about any auditions!
HOWEVER, if I do hear anything, I'll post it here!

DM-One's Personal Mousekafan Story
How a schoolboy crush on that fantastically cute little blonde in the
blaze-orange Mouse Ears ultimately led to the creation of this site!

The Mindy Feldman Appreciation Site
The "New Mickey Mouse Club" Episode Guide
The Disco Mouseketeers' Manifesto
Our Mission Statement!
New Mouseketeers' Thumbnail Biographies
Links | Chat! | Mailing List
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Special Announcements:

Petitions to Sign at Petition Spot:

Release the New Mickey Mouse Club (1977) on DVD

Get a Vault Disney or Disney Family Channel on Television!

BRING BACK THE OLD NICK AND DISNEY SHOWS!!!

The light at the end of the tunnel???

Back in 1975, Disney released the 1950's "Mickey Mouse Club" to syndicated television, and the old black-and-white episodes were well-received by children of the original audiences. This encouraged Disney to give the green light on production of "The New Mickey Mouse Club", and the rest is history, albeit a unjustly buried piece of history...

It is now nearly three decades later, and Disney has once again brought the original "Mickey Mouse Club" back, this time as part of the "Disney Treasures" Limited Edition DVD sets. This particular set may only appear to contain the first week's episodes, but note, these are the hour-length 1st season episodes that were never seen in the 1975 syndication! Also, word has it that history may repeat itself as Disney is testing the waters to see if sales of this set warrant release of "The New Mickey Mouse Club" or not,...

So, Get Out There, and Buy "Disney Treasures: The Mickey Mouse Club" (in the tin film reel-style case) TODAY!!!


The New Mickey Mouse Club
(TV, Syndicated, 1977-1978)

ABOVE: THE NEW MOUSEKETEERS IN THEIR TUESDAY "LET'S GO DAY" THEME OUTFITS (click on above image to view at full-size)

TOP(L to R): Todd, Pop

STANDING: Nita, Allison, Shawnte, Scott, Angel, Mindy

KNEELING: Julie, Curtis, Lisa

SITTING: Kelly

Click on a New Mouseketeer's name below for a more detailed mini-biography, and in some cases where he or she can also be seen in movies or on TV, along with their current whereabouts and status!

BILLY "POP" ATTMORE (Born: March 19, 1965) Pop was a Disney veteran when he joined the New Mouseketeers. He played a leading role in the Disney Film, "Treasure of Matecumbe"; he can also be seen in Universal's "Two-Minute Warning". Aside from acting, Pop is also a singer and dancer. He began his dancing career at age four in Las Vegas. After his family moved from Utah To Los Angeles, he began appearing in TV Commercials. Though Pop loves singing, acting, and dancing, he loves soda pop almost as much -- which is why his family calls him Pop. It looks as though the name is going to stick.

SCOTT CRAIG (Born: February 9, 1964 Died: December 30, 2003) Before becoming a New Mouseketeer, Scott delivered newspapers for his parents who own an independent newspaper dealership in Van Nuys, California, while he kept a singing and acting career going on the side. Now most of Scott's time is spent on a busy studio schedule which required that he give up some of his regular activities such as football. Scott still manages to perform with a little theatre group, called the "Individuals"; and wakes up at 3 a.m. on weekends to help his parents with the family newspaper business.

NITA DEE (DI GIAMPAOLO) (Born: August 6, 1966) Mini-mouse Nita Dee is among the best dancers of the New Mouseketeers. She began dancing at age three when her mother enrolled Nita in a dance class to help Nita overcome shyness. Now she will tap dance down supermarket aisles. Although Nita lives and breathes dancing, she also enjoys sports, particularly swimming and bowling. Nita lives in Lakewood, California, with her family, where her 200 relatives gather during the holidays.

MINDY FELDMAN (Born: July 4, 1968) Mindy, the youngest Mouseketeer, was chosen for her personality and energy. Before joining the New Mouseketeers, Mindy had no formal vocal or dance training so she takes classes in addition to a busy studio schedule. A determined little performer, Mindy is developing into quite a dancer and often receives extra help from the older Mouseketeers like Julie or Kelly. Her favorite snack is beef jerky and it is not uncommon to see her munching a stick in between routines. Mindy also loves horses and has her own pony named Flash that she keeps on her parents' ranch in Chatsworth, California.

ANGEL FLOREZ (Born: August 13, 1963 Died: April 25, 1995) When an enthusiastic eight-year-old won a talent contest at Shakey's Pizza Parlor In Hawaiian Gardens, California, no one guessed that in four years he would be performing with the New Mouseketeers. But that's what happened to Angel. His eagerness to sing, dance and perform prompted his parents to enroll him in formal dancing lessons two years ago. Now he's singing and dancing for the "New Mickey Mouse Club". Angel is the comic of the group, entertaining his fellow Mouseketeers with impressions of favorite TV stars in between routines and rehearsals.

ALLISON FONTE (Born: June 6, 1964) Who dances, sings, plays piano, writes poetry, and wants to become a song-writer? It's a hard-working Mouseketeer, Allison. At age five, Allison started dance lessons. When she was seven she took up piano because she wanted to tape the music so she could play to her own dance routines. Allison remembers that her friends in her home town of Buena Park, California, could not understand why she never had time to play. She told them it would all pay off some day and today she's a New Mouseketeer.

SHAWNTE NORTHCUTTE (Born: February 25, 1965) Seven and eleven are lucky numbers for New Mouseketeer Shawnte. At seven she was chosen to be one of the Mouseketeers on stage at Disneyland and at eleven she was chosen to be one of the Mouseketeers for the "New Mickey Mouse Club". A dancer and singer, Shawnte says she is undecided about continuing an entertainment career when she's older -- in fact, she's thinking more about becoming a lawyer. A multi-talented youngster, Shawnte is also the "Miss Pre-Teen California" title holder for 1975-1976 and is an accomplished horsewoman.

KELLY PARSONS (Born: January 23, 1964) New Mouseketeer Kelly has been performing ever since she can remember and she loves to dance -- especially tap dance. It was her dancing ability that helped her win the "Our Little Miss World" talent beauty contest for 1975-1976. Originally from Miami, Florida, Kelly has performed during the Orange Bowl half time for three years. and has also appeared in several clothing commercials. But now she's doing what she likes best -- dancing every day for the "New Mickey Mouse Club".

JULIE PIEKARSKI (Born: January 2, 1963) Julie and her family drove all the way from St. Louis to Chicago for her "New Mickey Mouse Club" audition. She hoped for a guest spot on a "Showtime" segment. Imagine her surprise when she found out she had been selected to be a New Mouseketeer! Now new adventures have become a regular part of Julie's new Mouska-life. She flew for the first time on her way to the Disney Studios and rode her first horse while filming on location. Julie takes to new things quickly; she is extremely talented, her specialty being ballet.

TODD TURQUAND (Born: December 14, 1964) "Rhoda" fans may recognize New Mouseketeer Todd Turquand as Rhoda's stepson of the first season of the show -- or from his movie debut in "Burnt Offerings". Todd has been acting ever since he was five but still hasn't decided whether he wants to be an actor or an athlete. But for now, Todd is quite content to sing, act, and dance with the "New Mickey Mouse Club" and play Pop Warner football in his spare time.

LISA WHELCHEL (Born: May 29, 1963) Like so many young people, Lisa dreamed of becoming a movie star. But Lisa is not a dreamer, she's a doer. Several years ago she took the advice of one of her school teachers in her home town of Fort Worth, Texas and took up ventriloquism. Her parents let her order a figure from a department store which came with a book of instructions. On her own, Lisa become an accomplished ventriloquist. And today she is on her way to a dream -- singing, acting, and dancing as one of the New Mouseketeers. Lisa is also a horse lover and she rides every day before she jogs to work at the Disney Studios.

CURTIS WONG (Born: August 23, 1962) Curtis Wong, the oldest Mouseketeer, made his public singing debut at age three on a local TV station in his home town of Vancouver, British Columbia. That was followed by a movie offer, dance lessons, commercial work -- all of which led to an audition for the "New Mickey Mouse Club" in Seattle, Washington. The rest is Mouseka-history. Curtis began singing along with records when he was 18 months old, and started dancing soon after that. Aside from his love for entertaining, Curtis also enjoys the martial art of "Kung Fu".


Mousekalinks, Within...

The "New Mickey Mouse Club" Episode Guide
The most complete guide on the 70's Club episodes you'll ever find on the 'Net, including Internet Movie Database links for featured cartoons and serials, as well as info on two missing episodes!
DM-One's Personal Mousekafan Story
It all started with a picture seen in November of 1976, and continues today!
My Mindy Feldman Appreciation Site!
Dedicated to the cutest little girl who ever wore the Mouseketeer Ears before national TV on a regular basis!
"Meet the Mouseketeers of 1977"
Here's the TV Guide article on "The New Mickey Mouse Club" from May 14, 1977, complete with a group pic!
"In the Garden of Allison Fonte,...there's a 'Big Top'"
If you want to know what Allison's been up to lately, here are the scans from Garden Design Magazine, June/July 1998. WARNING: I chose high-quality over size -- frankly, Allison has a fabulous little garden -- so expect long downloads! Text has now been added for those who can't read the tiny print of the article, and for those still cursed with text-only browsers.
"DiscoMouseCon East 1999" Epilogue
Here's the full report on my adventures at Walt Disney World's Contemporary and Polynesian Resorts, complete with a group pic that includes yours truly!

...Beyond...

Ken's "New Mickey Mouse Club" Homepage
See what the New Mouseketeers looked like circa the summer of 1978 at Disneyland, through to the joint performances with the original 50's Mouseketeers in Disneyland's "25 Years Of Mouseketeers" shows at Easter 1980, and including a group pic from Lisa Whelchel's NMMC 15th anniversary reunion party in 1992. Also included is Allison's Grand Marshal appearance in Buena Park, California's Silverado Days Parade back in 1978!
Karen's New Mouseketeer Photo Gallery *UPDATED MONTHLY*
Created by the president of Kelly Parsons' and Todd Turquand's Official Fan Clubs, this site has numerous photo galleries of the New Mouseketeers! Includes nine, count 'em, nine galleries loaded with 2001 Reunion pictures!
Karen's NMMC Mailing List
A lot more active and livelier than the DM Mailing List, and you can even send and receive photo attachments! Subscribers from time to time will also be called to come and chat HERE!
Karen's Other NMMC Site
With a NMMC timeline from 1976 to the present, a collectibles checklist, more photos, and probably the most exhaustive NMMC Web links list ever, as well as transcripts from past interviews of the Mice!
Christine's "New Mickey Mouse Club" Page
Easily the most SFX-laden NMMC site ever, with an award-winning collectibles page!
KerryK's Discomouseclub at Yahoo!
Membership is free, and members can use the message board, view and even add their own photos of the New Mouseketeers. You can even use Yahoo! Chat to talk with other NMMC fans, sessions are held from 8-10 PM Mountain the last Sunday of each month!
Diane Blake's 25th Anniversary NMMC Reunion Page
Yet another point of view from a fortunate Mousekafan!
MMC Online
Sherri Pettit's site dedicated primarily to the 90's, Disney Channel-exclusive version (Kerri, Britney, Christina, DeeDee, Justin, J.C.), but with honorable mention of its 50's and 70's predecessors.
Jandi's Nita Dee Page
One of Nita's old friends whipped up this prototype, there's a new picture of a young adult Nita posted!
www.juliepiekarski.com
Loaded with pictures of "The Facts Of Life's" other NMMC alumna! Check out the autographed photo and you might become one of Julie's fans, too!
Vince Boston's Mindy Feldman Fan Page
Yours Truly isn't the only big fan of The Littlest Mouseketeer. Check out this alternative point of view complete with poetry!
The Official Web Page of Lisa Whelchel
Complete with info on Homeschooling, "Creative Correction", and a daily journal of Lisa's "Family Dream Trip"!

...and Mousekachat!

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Want to chat with other Mousekafans about the 70's New Mickey Mouse Club and its Mouseketeers,... or just about anything else? Make sure you have AOL Instant Messenger (Version 2.0 or later, excluding 6.x) installed on your computer, and turned on or otherwise have AIM's little yellow (or white) running man active on your System Tray, then click "Join My Chat Room" above! Regular sessions are held on Wednesdays at 8 PM Eastern, 5 PM Pacific (0000Z DT, 0100Z ST [UTC] Thursdays Worldwide).

IF YOU ARE AN AOL SUBSCRIBER AND ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING INTO THE CHAT, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

There are two different flavors of AOL Instant Messenger. The first one is bundled with every AOL subscriber's AOL-proprietary front-end software, which is most likely the one you're trying to use to get in. The other is the standalone product available free to non-AOLers everywhere. One of the unfortunate quirks that AOL has imposed upon both versions is that AOLers using the bundled version can ONLY have the usual 1-on-1 IM'ing with Buddies who are using the standalone version, and neither version can initiate/join in/send invites to multi-Buddy chat sessions with the other. Ne'er the twain shall chat, so to speak. Neither can they swap files, if you're into that kind of thing.

Sooo... first thing is to download and install the standalone version, the link is above, just click "Download AOL Instant Messenger". You might ought to get a new Buddy Name while you're at it. Once installed, it has to be running, or at least have the Yellow Man idling in your System Tray, before you click the "Join My Chat Room" button. I also strongly advise against using AOL's online connections, and instead use those of another ISP, when trying to join in.

IF YOU'RE NOT AN AOL SUBSCRIBER, BUT ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING IN THE CHAT ROOM JUST THE SAME:

I usually have my AIM turned on at that time for the chat (If I'm not on, it often means I'm having problems with my computer), so click the "Send Me an Instant Message" button above and I'll send an auto-invite and/or the join command line, or otherwise talk you through the troubleshooting process!

UPDATE: I've now found a workaround in sending invites to AOL'ers who are using Standalone IM over an AOL connection. This involves manually typing in the invitee's buddy name in the recipient whitespace on the invite message window, so the previous instructions still hold!


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Subscribers will receive the New Mickey Mouse Club Renaissance Project's e-newsletter, The Disco Mice Digest, as well as updates, announcements and other news about the Project, other fans, and especially the New Mouseketeers themselves. Subject to list owner approval, subscribers can also comment, report and query (confined to 70's NMMC ONLY -- PLEASE, NO 90's MMC/NSYNC, and NO audition requests!!!). In addition, if you're looking to buy, sell, or trade NMMC-related Disneyana or other items, this is the place to post. HOWEVER,...NO SPAM OR CHAIN E-MAIL WILL BE TOLERATED! VIOLATORS SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION OF POSTING & UPLOADING PRIVILEGES AND EVEN EXPULSION!!!

Note that a more active New Mickey Mouse Club mailing list can be subscribed to from HERE, run by ex-Kelly Parsons and Todd Turquand Fan Clubs president Karen -- joining it as well as this list is highly recommended!

All current DM Mailing List subscribers via ListBot are advised to resubscribe through the YahooGroups link above, if you've haven't received an invite yet.

Of course, if you wish to just drop me a line:

Joel D. Wright

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If you're an a old NMMC fan, please list the following information where applicable: (due to limited guestbook capacity I have to ask for this when you e-mail me instead of posting it in the guestbook)

Finally, if you consider yourself an ally of Professor Nefarious from "Sleuth" by simple reason of HATING the show, then your criticism is also tolerable,...just prepare to have your points deconstructed! If I had my way, I would have rescued Mindy and gave the Prof. and his henchman the thrashing they deserved!



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