Mousetalgia Episode 165 - Walt Disney, Entertainment Icon

Walt Disney World for the Holidays: In this week's episode, Kristen shares part one of a two-week report on her first trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, commenting on the holiday happenings and special events, including the Candlelight Processional, Illuminations, and a private viewing of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. But first, Dave, Becky and Jeff report on "Walt Disney: An Entertainment Icon and Visionary," a panel discussion held at the Walt Disney Family Museum with Pixar's Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, and Disney animator Andreas Deja. The three animation experts discussed how Walt and his productions have impacted the animation industry. Plus, reports on a trip to Pixar, Disneyland's Holiday tour... and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 164 - Christmas films

Disney's Christmas productions: Team Mousetalgia review and reminisce about a few of the studio's Christmas productions, including Walt's holiday-oriented Silly Symphonies, Mary Blair's "Once Upon a Wintertime," Annette's "Babes in Toyland" (which celebrates its 50th anniversary this season), and three different Christmas Carols! Plus, enter our Holiday Sweepstakes, in which you could win a Rocketeer BluRay, an Imagineering wristwatch, or a Disney gift card! Also - if Santa were to make his way down DCA's chimney, what gifts would he bring? We offer our suggestions. And to all our listeners.. Merry Christmas from the whole Mousetalgia crew!

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Mousetalgia Episode 163 - Holidays at Disneyland

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and holiday celebrations at Disneyland with Team Mousetalgia. Dave and Becky braved the Thanksgiving weekend crowds to enjoy the Disneyland Hotel's annual Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner, and they offer an in-depth report on the meal, as well as dealing with the crowds during this popular weekend to visit the resort. Also, Jeff looks back at holiday celebrations in years past, and reports on Disneyland's past Christmas parades and offerings. Plus - Disney gift ideas! Holiday treats at the park! And an exclusive report on the D23 Disney and Dickens event at the Studio lot!

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Mousetalgia Episode 162 - Spin & Marty, The Muppets

Spin and Marty speak at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Team Mousetalgia report from the event. Tim ‘Spin’ Considine and David ‘Marty’ Stollery tell the secrets of their popular serial made famous by the Mickey Mouse Club television show, and share stories about being child stars. Also, remembering Walt Disney on his birthday, and our review of "The Muppets." Plus - gingerbread, holiday music... and Kristen invades Walt Disney World!

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Mousetalgia Episode 161 - The Muppets

The Muppets are back on the big screen, and this week Team Mousetalgia takes a look at the history of the Muppets and their creator, Jim Henson. We discuss Sesame Street, favorite Muppet characters, Kermit's origins, and Disney's purchase of the franchise and what it means for the future. We take a look at Jim Henson's Muppet Vision 3D, and discuss how the attraction has endured the test of time. We also discuss the new Muppet movie, and look at the people and music behind the film. Plus - Kristen reviews Kinect Disneyland Adventures, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 160 - Disneyland in a day

Single day Disneyland visits - If you only have a single day and want a meaningful Disneyland experience, can it be done? Team Mousetalgia tackles this question head on, evaluating value, transportation issues, to park hop or not? - and other considerations, such as setting a pace, finding moments of relaxation, dining options, and capturing the magic of the happiest place on earth. Also, a listener shares a Club 33 Pumpkin Beignet recipe to kick off the holiday season. Plus - CHOC Walk woes, Becky's half-marathon prep update, reviewing the latest Disney video games, purchasing Mondo posters... and Disneyland on just $5 a day!?

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Mousetalgia Episode 159 - Mickey Mouse turns 83!

Celebrate Mickey Mouse's 83rd birthday on this week's episode of Mousetalgia. From Steamboat Willie's debut to the modern articulated Mickey appearing at the parks, we examine the impact Mickey has had on his fans and pop culture over his decades of silver screen stardom. Also - Tim Burton's collaborators discuss working with the iconic director at a recent panel discussion at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art. Production Designer Rick Heinrichs, Costume Designer Colleen Atwood, and composer Danny Elfman share their memories and tell what it was like to work with Burton on most of his landmark projects. Plus - elf ear hats, Muppets, trains at the WDFM, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 158 - The Mousetalgia Mailbag

It's back to the inbox for Team Mousetalgia, as we answer your questions about the Disneyland Resort and everything Disney. We begin by offering holiday crowd advice, then dive into the mailbag. Topics include Disney Legends, unsung park attractions, more Expo woes, half-marathon costume advice, awkward Disney moments, Muppet songs, weighing DMR rewards, Mousetalgia takes on I-5, del Toro's Haunted Mansion movie rumors, Easter in the parks, meandering through the Park solo, and Captain EO trivia. Plus - a Belle sighting at the Haunted Mansion, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 157 - Halloween in the Disney Parks worldwide

Disney's Halloween around the world - This week, Mousetalgia welcomes Disney park reporter Erin De Santiago to the show to report on the Halloween happenings this year at Walt Disney World, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disneyland. From Nightmare Dim Sum to the horror mazes in Hong Kong, you'll learn all about how the parks differ culturally, and you'll discover the different events, characters, and merchandise offerings at the various parks during the spooking season. Also - more Haunted Mansion history, some ghost stories, and a report on the recent CHOC Walk at Disneyland Resort. Plus, do some virtual trick-or-treating with Team Mousetalgia!

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Mousetalgia Episode 156 - Mousetalgia's Emporium of reviews

Visit the Mousetalgia Emporium as we share a supersized variety of reviews and Haunted Mansion stories. Jeff reviews Michael Barrier's "The Animated Man" and Family Fun Magazine's Halloween issue, Becky shares some obsolete Disneyland recipes, Kristen bakes some Disneyland muffins and reviews Seattle's quirky "Uncle Walt's Vault," and Dave reviews the "Where's My Water" mobile app. Plus - A  '20,000 Leagues' soundtrack re-release, Walt's chili, Pan Am, AMPAS honors Mary Blair, the AP Soundsational event at Disneyland - and more!

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