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Children's television
Presented byKellyn Plasschaert
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production companyThe Walt Disney Company
Original release
Release1983 (1983) –
1996 (1996)

Mousercise was an exercise children's television series which aired on The Disney Channel from 1983 to 1996. Inspired by the success of a 1982 exercise album for children released by Disneyland Records, featuring various Disney songs,[1] the show debuted on The Disney Channel on April 18, 1983, when the channel launched and was one of the channel's first programs.[2][3] The series featured Kellyn Plasschaert, along with Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters exercising with a group of kids.[4] It also featured Steve Stark in a segment about health and safety. During the end credits, Steve would join Kellyn and the kids while exercising. The show continued to run until 1996.[5][6]


The show was itself a spinoff of a 1982 album entitled Mousercise, which included music from previous Disney releases intended for exercising; the album was recorded by Clarence Nash, and former Miss Hawaii Teri Ann Linn promoted the album in live appearances.[7] The success of the show spawned a 1985 video release based on the TV series. A different exercise album for children was released in 2005 by Walt Disney Records, also entitled Mousercise. In 2016, Mousercise was advertised in Japan, featuring updated themes including Disney's Frozen.[8]


  1. ^ Hollis, Tim; Ehrbar, Greg (2006). Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records. University Press of Mississippi. pp. 164–166. ISBN 9781617034336.
  2. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, April/May 1983 (Premiere Issue), pp. 6, 14.
  3. ^ Cotter, Bill (1997). The Wonderful World of Disney Television. Hyperion Books. pp. 295, 582. ISBN 0-7868-6359-5.
  4. ^ Mousercise is Unstreamable. The Stranger, May 11, 2021.
  5. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 1, February/March 1996: p. 40.
  6. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 3 (typo in magazine: should be "no. 2"), April/May 1996: p. 26.
  7. ^ When Mousercise Brought Aerobics to the Disney Channel. Mental Floss, June 10, 2021.
  8. ^ JPCMHD (April 4, 2016), JAPANESE COMMERCIALS | 2016 HIGHLIGHTS | WEEKS 12/13, retrieved May 6, 2016