Why? Because We Still Like You: An oral history of The Mickey Mouse Club, published by Grand Central in October 2010, tells the behind-the-scenes story of how The Mickey Mouse Club paved the way for all that came after, from its humble beginnings as a marketing ploy, through its short but mesmerizing run, to the numerous resurrections that made it one of television’s first true cult hits–all through the recollections of those regular kids-turned-stars who made it a phenomenon. It reveals the untold stories of Annette, Darlene, Cubby and Karen, Bobbie and the rest of the beloved cast. It will explore, through the reminiscences of former fans who grew up to be some of television’s finest minds, what made the show so special. And it will examine why the formula the creators of the show invented is more relevant than ever in the age of Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, and Glee.
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