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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Mousetalgia Episode 155 - Disneyland Hotel secrets

Go back in time and visit the Disneyland Hotel of the '50s and '60s in this special resort edition of Mousetalgia! This week, we welcome historian Donald Ballard to the show, to share his stories, research, and secrets about the early days of Disneyland's first hotel. Learn about the Wrather family's investment in Walt Disney's vision, and discover how the Disneyland Hotel developed over decades from a glorified motor inn to the unique resort it is today. Also, from a men-only club to $2,500-per-night suites, you'll learn fascinating stories about the creation of this world-famous destination. Plus - a press report from a preview ride of the Haunted Mansion in 1969, Mickey's Halloween Party - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 154 - Happiest Haunts Tour, Mary Blair

Tour Disneyland with the Happiest Haunts - This week, Jeff takes you along as he seeks to foil a villainous plot on the Disneyland Happiest Haunts Tour, which takes place during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort. Find out if it's worth the added ticket price, and go behind the scenes to find out what you can expect from the 3-plus-hour walking tour. Plus, Oct. 21 would have been Mary Blair's 100th birthday, and to mark the occasion, we talk to Jeanne Chamberlain and Maggie Richardson, the nieces of Mary, who share some personal stories and memories of growing up knowing the influential Disney artist. Plus, Gay Days, Woody goes on vacation - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 153 - Don Hahn, Haunted Mansion

Don Hahn talks with Mousetalgia this week to discuss his latest book, "Brain Storm: Unleashing Your Creative Self." Hahn and Team Mousetalgia discuss the book and the topic of creativity - as well as The Lion King's domination of the box office, and Hahn's other projects, including his recent documentary "Hand Held," which just won the International Humanitarian Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Also, Jeff reports on two dueling Haunted Mansion events held at Walt Disney World on September 29 and 30 that have left some attendees steamed. Plus, a sweepstakes - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 152 - Main Street U.S.A.

Main Street memories - This week, Team Mousetalgia takes a stroll down Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A., and we talk about the details and features that make this section of Disneyland so special. Leaving no cobblestone unturned, we talk about our favorite part of Main Street from days gone by, and follow up with some our favorite current features, including our favorite eateries, shopping areas, and entertainment features. Also - Walt Disney World turns 40 this week, and Mousetalgia talks up Orlando. Plus: Kristen offers shocking news - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 151 - Walt Disney's Grandchildren, Jeff Kurtti

Mousetalgia Episode 151: Our Grandpa, Walt Disney - Five of Walt Disney's grandchildren spoke about their memories of Walt Disney at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Team Mousetalgia reports on the event. Joined on the show by Disney author/historian Jeff Kurtti, Team Mousetalgia discusses the personal side of Walt Disney that is often hidden by rumor and myth, and discover a side of the man often hidden from his fans and detractors. Also - The Lion King in 3D has a blockbuster opening weekend in theaters, and Jeff and Kristen talk about the addition of 3D to the classic film and the continuing impact of the revered movie. Plus - Newsies! Muppets! Babies in the Parks! Mobile apps! And more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 150 - Listener email show

Ludwig Von Drake, marathon wear, and touring Disneyland with large groups - Mousetalgia dives into the mailbag once again and answers your questions! Whether the topic is collecting lithographs or off-site hotels, we'll offer our humble opinions. We discuss Disneyland's dining plans and resort tips, as well as timing your visit and the pros and cons of staying on Disney property. Plus - visiting Disneyland solo, a special report from the Disneyland Half Marathon - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 149 - D23 Expo Highlights, Tim O'Day

This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses the smaller presentations at the D23 Expo held Aug. 19-21, 2011 in Anaheim. We talk merchandise, Walt Disney Animation, Treasures from the Walt Disney Archives, Imagineering's Carousel of Projects, the D23 Charter Member lounge, Star Tours, Vintage Disneyland, Voices from the Park, and more. Also, D23's Tim O'Day joins us this week to share the inside story of Dick Van Dyke's concert at the Expo. Learn how Dick formed "the Vantastix," how the Expo performance came to be, and much more about this highlight of the weekend. Plus - a performance by Dick Van Dyke and the Vantastix at the Expo... and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 148 - D23 Expo: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Disney hosted the second D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19 through 21, 2011, and Team Mousetalgia report on the best and worst of the event. Princesses, legends, Muppets, park reports, and more - we cover it all. However, the Expo presented many challenges, such as 4-hour lines and low-capacity events, and we discuss the problems and possible solutions. Fortunately, there was a lot of Disney magic as well, and we report on the amazing presentations and performances inside of the arena on this week's supersized show, which is part 1 of 2. Plus - Kingdom Comedy's Tim Babb wipes out, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 147 - D23 Expo Highlights, Disneyland questions

Haunted mansion mysteries, Disneyland etiquette, half marathons, and frozen treats - it's a disneyland email marathon! New listeners and old bombard us with questions, and we give you our eight cents. Want answers? Keep listening to Mousetalgia - the favorite podcast of Disney-loving motorcycle cops everywhere! Plus - Carpe Kingdom - what does it mean? And a special bonus: Musical highlights from the D23 Expo, including Lea Salonga, Kermit the Frog, and Dick Van Dyke... rapping?!

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Mousetalgia Episode 146 - Marvel's Joe Quesada, and Walt's early comedy

Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada talks to Mousetalgia about the merger of the Disney and Marvel universes, and Marvel's participation in this year's D23 Expo; and Dave talks to Billy Dee Williams and Bruce Boxleitner, both of whom will be appearing at the Expo. Also, the Walt Disney Family Museum hosts a panel discussion on the comedic influences on Walt Disney's early comedies, and we report on the event. Plus - Aladdin the musical reviewed, the Disney parks' mall tour, last minute Expo planning, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 145 - Disneyland model, Wally Boag

Disney Family Museum Roundup: The ultimate Disneyland model: learn how Kerner Optical created a fascinating room-sized model of Disneyland for the Walt Disney Family Museum. Next, Dave reports on a discussion of Walt Disney's fascination with the space race, and Jeff recounts the recent tribute to Wally Boag and Betty Taylor held at the museum. Plus, more D23 Expo tips. Also - out of this world dining at LAX's Encounter and Hollywood's Tam O'Shanter... and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 143 - Mousetalgia's Review Emporium

The Mousetalgia Review Emporium - This week, Jeff reviews the Napa Rose Chef's Counter at the Grand Californian Hotel at Disneyland Resort; the team discusses HGTV's My Yard Goes Disney; and Kristen digs up some vintage Disney musical selections. Plus - the team takes a look at some of the negative reviews Cars 2 has received, and we debate the pros and cons of the worst-reviewed Pixar film to date. Also - Kristen and Jeff review a one-man show called "Working for the Mouse" at an underground theatre in Berkeley - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 142 - Winnie the Pooh, Mouse Meet

Go behind the scenes of the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet with Team Mousetalgia this week, as we share inside stories and secrets from the partyers and panelists at this year's event. Also, we take a look at the phenomenon of Winnie the Pooh, and review the new film and reminisce about the original book and Disney films. Learn why that willy, nilly, silly ol' bear has been considered Disney's second most popular character of all time. Also - Disneyland turned 56 this week, so we celebrate this birthday by listing our favorite Disneyland attractions that no longer exist. All this, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 141 - Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet

This week, Team Mousetalgia provides some highlights and clips from the 2011 Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet held on June 25, 2011 in Lynwood, Washington. Featured speakers include writer/director/producer Jeff Kurtti, who talks about his work as creative director for the Walt Disney Family Museum; Floyd Norman, long time animator for the Walt Disney Company; and Disney Legend Jack Lindquist, president of Disneyland and long-time marketing executive for the company. Also, listen in and play along with the Team Mousetalgia Trivia Challenge!

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Happy Fourth of July! On today's special holiday episode, Team Mousetalgia reminisce about Disneyland's Bicentennial celebration in 1975-76, which featured America on Parade, a patriotic feature which premiered in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Also, the team takes a look back at America Sings, the classic revolving stage production which replaced Disneyland's Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland from 1974 through 1988. Plus - patriotic Disney memories, and more!

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The art of the Disneyland "fun map" - this week, Team Mousetalgia talks to attraction designer Chris Merritt about the history and making of the classic Disneyland "fun maps," the poster-sized wall maps that were created and sold as souvenirs at the parks. We also discuss Pirates Lair and Sam McKim's artwork for WED. Then, Jeff reviews a recent event at the Walt Disney Family Museum honoring the art of Disney Legend Tyrus Wong (conceptual artist for Bambi), at which the 100-year-old Wong made a surprise appearance! Plus favorite Disney songs, Aladdin the musical - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 138 - a Team Trip Report

It's time for trip reports - Dave, Kristen and Becky report on a recent team trip to Disneyland, discussing the changes to Pirates of the Caribbean and World of Color, the new Little Mermaid attraction, Mickey's Soundsational Parade, and Star Tours 2. Kristen wonders if Blackbeard's appearance in POTC really works, Becky questions the spoilers in the Blue Sky Cellar, and Dave talks Star Tours fastpasses. The team also recalls the latest Mousetalgia Meet-up at the park and discusses the offerings at Disneyland Hotel's Trader Sam's bar. Plus - Kristen suffers a canoe-related injury, Jeff talks Tron, and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 137 - Listener Email, Mary Poppins

You've got questions, and we've got answers! This week, Team Mousetalgia opens the mailbag and talks back to our listeners on topics such as the Haunted Mansion, being a teenage fan, attending the D23 Expo, more Haunted Mansion, other things to do around Disneyland, Stargate (?), and Becky's training for the upcoming Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Also, Jeff and Kristen report on Mary Poppins: Kristen sees the stage musical in Seattle, and Jeff attends a Mary Poppins Singalong Experience in the Bay Area. Plus - Disneyland's submarine lagoon mermaids, visting Fenton's, and yes, more Tron!

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Mousetalgia Episode 136 - Designer Kevin Kidney, Soundsational Parade

Designer Kevin Kidney talks to Team Mousetalgia in today's episode. Kevin, along with co-designer Jody Daily, developed the new Soundsational Parade appearing at Disneyland Park. Kevin describes the creation of the parade, and talks about some of his other work for the parks, including designing phenomenal souvenirs, and being an artistic jack-of-all-trades. Also, the team reminisce about Pirates 4, and Kristen offers a trip report of questionable value to Star Tours fans. Plus - remembering Betty Taylor and Wally Boag, and their brilliant work in the Golden Horseshoe Review show.

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Mousetalgia Episode 135 - Walt Disney and World War II

Walt Disney and World War II: In this special Memorial Day episode, Team Mousetalgia reports on a weekend event at the Walt Disney Family Museum about the Walt Disney Studios output during World War II, featuring presentations by historian Paul F. Anderson. Learn about the various projects and films that the studio created during this critical period of American history. Also - take a closer look at one of the more famous propaganda films, "Victory Through Air Power," which Walt Disney believed would help end the war and save lives. Plus - an exclusive presentation of a 1943 radio program featuring Walt Disney talking about "Victory" - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 134 - African Cats, Dining at and around Disneyland

It's a Mousetalgia Emporium! Join Team Mousetalgia as we talk about dining options at and around Disneyland. Dave and Becky visit the Hungry Bear, while Jeff tries the new options at Village Haus. Plus, Jeff offers a Club 33 lunch report, and discusses options for eating off property. Kristen reviews Disneynature's African Cats, and compares it to her own safari at the same preserve. Also - we answer listener emails, and Kingdom Comedy returns! Bonus - Kristen rides Star Tours 2!

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Mousetalgia Episode 133: Pirates of the Caribbean premiere at Disneyland

Buckle your swashes and set sail for Mousetalgia's pre-POTC all-pirate Disneyland report! Dave and Becky report on the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides "3D Sneak Peek" in Frontierland, and Jeff reports from the "black carpet" at the film's world premiere at Disneyland! From Johnny Depp to Kermit the Frog, the stars all came out, and you can hear Jeff's story about waiting 15 hours to see the celebrities - and how Disneyland prepared for the occasion. Also - the ladies of Mousetalgia review Lego POTC: The Video Game, Mary Blair takes over the Disney Gallery, and Jeff commissions some art. Plus, Dave is still stuck on Tron - and more! BONUS: Our special review of an advance screening of the film!

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Mousetalgia Episode 132 - Alice Davis and Mary Blair

Mary Blair's Flair: Explore the life and art of Disney legend Mary Blair, the wonderful illustrator and conceptual artist for some of the most beloved Disney features, shorts, and theme park attractions. In this episode, Team Mousetalgia discusses a Mary Blair lecture at the Walt Disney Family Museum given by John Canemaker, and we talk to Disney Legend Alice Davis about her friendship with Mary, their time working together on "it's a small world," and working with Walt Disney himself. Also - Profiles in History's huge Hollywood auction, Disneyland's newest half marathon, Tron on vinyl - and more!

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Mousetalgia Episode 131 - Danny Elfman / Listeners' questions

Rating the Elfman box set: Jeff reviews the $500 16-disc Tim Burton/Danny Elfman "Music Box" - was the product worth the hype and the price tag? Plus, Team Mousetalgia gives the floor to our fans, and answers listeners' questions as they are posted in our chat room. We discuss everything from Disney princesses to Disney "miss"es. Also - Kristen discusses Disney Dixieland, Dave takes another look at Tron, Becky talks baby booties, and we all discuss our secret plans for Disneyland's future.

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Remembering Collin Campbell - Team Mousetalgia discuss his life and legacy with Collin's nephew, Mike Kendall. Also, a spotlight on Alice's Wonderland - Jeff reports on an event from the Walt Disney Family Museum about Lewis Carroll and his muse, Alice Liddell, the gardens of Wonderland, and Walt Disney's interpretation of Carroll's masterpiece. Plus - Disneyland in the spring - the benefits to visiting this time of the year. Also - listeners report on Disneyland cookies and dining with Minnie!

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Mousetalgia Episode 129 - Voice actor Corey Burton and Disney Jazz

We'll "Hook" you up - In this episode, Team Mousetalgia talks to incredible voice actor Corey Burton, the voice of Captain Hook (and Haunted Mansion Holiday's Ghost Host, and countless other Disney characters). Also - the team gets critical and reviews the latest Disney goods that have captured their attention. Becky reviews a recipe, Kristen reviews an app, Dave defends Tangled on Blu-ray, and Jeff reviews Disney Jr.'s latest hit series. Plus - Everybody Wants to be a Cat: Kristen and Jeff dissect the latest Disney Jazz album.

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Mousetalgia Episode 128 - Wait times for new Disneyland Resort attractions

Queue Confusion: How will the new attractions coming to the Disneyland Resort affect your visit to the parks? Team Mousetalgia talks to Touring Plans' Len Testa to get the inside scoop on what to expect for wait times and park visit planning. Also - the team discusses favorite Disney celebs, Pooh honey, Star Tours 2 Live, and a Mary Poppins fly-over. Plus a Fenton's t-shirt giveaway! All this, and much more.

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Mousetalgia Episode 127 - Disneyland in the rain and WDW's Haunted Mansion

It's a Mousetalgia Emporium! This week, the team talks Soarin', soakin', and spookin'! First, Disneyland in the rain - can it still be a day of magic and fun? Dave and Becky talk about riding Soarin' alone in the theater, and the team answers your email. Finally, Jeff puts on his Chef's hat and talks about the Haunted Mansion and the latest updates to the attraction in Orlando - do the changes help plus the ride, or do they hurt it? Fan reaction has been mixed, and Jeff wades into the discussion and offers his perspective.

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Mousetalgia Episode 126 - Richard Sherman and Tony Walton on Mary Poppins

A Spoonful of Spectacular Magic: This week, Team Mousetalgia report on everything Mary Poppins from two events at the Walt Disney Family Museum. At the first event, songwriter Richard Sherman performed his famous songs from the hit film, and told stories about working directly with Walt Disney on the production of the film - and the following week, designer Tony Walton talked about his set and costume designs for the film, and what it was like working with Julie Andrews - who also happened to be his wife. Also, the team talks Poppins in the Park... and more!

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Seeing spots: This week, Jeff reports on a "101 Dalmatians" lecture at the Walt Disney Family Museum with Andreas Deja, Don Iwerks, and Floyd Norman. These Disney veterans describe the Xerox process which saved Disney animation, and talk about other aspects of the creation of this stylistic and beloved classic Disney film. Also - Dave and Becky continue their report on Walt Disney World, commenting on the things Disneyland does better, and describing some of the stand-out dining experiences from their trip to Florida. Plus, D23's second anniversary, visiting the El Capitan Theatre, and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 124

Mardi Gras at Disneyland and a visit to Walt Disney World - On this week's episode, Dave and Becky return from WDW and report on ways that Orlando bests Anaheim (softer toilet paper tops the list!) Meanwhile, Kristen reports on the Mardi Gras celebration at Disneyland's Family Fun Weekends. Also - Jeff and Kristen report on a visit to Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, and uncover some little-known Disney ties. Plus - D23's second anniversary, Mars Needs Moms at the Cartoon Art Museum... and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 123

Roadside Disney! This week, Mousetalgia takes you on a tour of the Disney road less traveled as we explore various roadside and out-of-the-way Disney attractions and monuments. Whether it's the true-life adventures at a game farm in Sequim or the oddly familiar Main Street of Marceline, Team Mousetalgia will help you plan the most extraordinary Disney trip ever. From Walt's Laugh-o-Grams studio in Kansas City to the ice cream parlor featured in Up, this collection of unusual and offbeat Disney locations will leave you ready to hit the road. Also - a report from a Jack Lindquist book signing, our tips on where to stay when visiting Disneyland - and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 121

Disneyland travel tips: This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes Beci Mahnken (owner of Mouse Fan Travel) as a guest on the show to discuss all things travel-related for planning your trip to Disneyland Resort. From choosing a hotel to planning your stay, we cover all the trip-planning bases – plus, an important list of things NOT to do when taking your vacation. We also talk Disney Cruises, the pros and cons of using an agent to book travel, and more! Also – Team Mousetalgia gives our suggestions for dining at Disneyland Resort in lieu of the dearly departed Food and Wine Festival.

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Mousetalgia - Episode 120

Romance at Disneyland: In today's special Valentine's Day edition of Mousetalgia, the team talks romance at the resort. Whether you're in love, hope to be, or try to avoid love at all costs, this episode will give you the tips and tricks you need to impress (or avoid) that special someone. From the most romantic attraction to the lovey-doveyest places to eat, Team Mousetalgia adds its eight cents to the wishing well of love.

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Mousetalgia - Episode 119

Tony Anselmo and Donald Duck - Learn how Disney Legend Tony Anselmo went from being a Disney animator to voicing the most famous duck in the world. Speaking at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Anselmo shared the secrets of voicing Donald, the psychology behind the duck, and stories from Clarence Nash... and Mousetalgia reports! Also, a discussion about the awkwardness of fandom, listener email - and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 118

In pursuit of Disney trivia: This week, Team Mousetalgia gets trivial with Joseph Titizian, winner of the Destination D "Ultimate Disney Trivia Tournament" preview. Learn tips and tricks from the trivia master - and discover your own new passion for everything Disney! Also - Disney films and 3D: what does the future hold? The film editor from "Captain EO" makes a case for the ultimate failure of 3D technology, but what does this mean in the face of "Tangled" and "TRON"? Team Mousetalgia investigates.

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Mousetalgia - Episode 117

Visit Walt Disney's Hollywood: In this week's episode, Jeff takes us on a tour of Walt Disney's Hollywood, with stops at his first home and the first studio where Walt's "Alice" short films were created. Other stops include the infamous Snow White Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard, Paty's Coffee House (which Walt would visit from time to time) and Walt's final resting place in Forest Lawn. Also - Jeff reports on the Disney Pops and Pipes organ concert at the grand El Capitan Theater, the Disney Soda Fountain serves up TRON Sundaes... and more!

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Walt Disney's Fantasia - This week, Team Mousetalgia examines the classic 1940 film "Fantasia." From the musical choices to critical response to the film, we talk about everything related to Walt Disney's third animated feature film. We also take an in-depth look at Fantasia 2000, the sequel to the original film. Fantasound - the precursor to modern surround sound - is discussed, along with the special features on the recently released Blu-ray versions of the two films. Also - Dali's "Destino" is discussed, along with more listener email... and more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 115

TRON, the aftermath: From Daft Punk to daffy CGI, Team Mousetalgia discusses "TRON: Legacy" and its potential impact. We talk D-Box theaters, the soundtrack, those amazing costumes, and Jeff Bridges as an animated character. Plus: Jeff mentions the Burton/Elfman 25th Anniversary Box Set, and a listener asks if John Lasseter could be the next Walt Disney. Also - Disneyland rings in the New Year two minutes late? A WDW Mousetalgia Meet-up - and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:14pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 114

Disney Legends Marge Champion and Alice Davis! Dickens, Disney and D23! New Year's Eve at Disneyland! It's 2011, and this episode of Mousetalgia is full of listener reports, eyewitness accounts, and memories of Walt Disney himself. We report from the Walt Disney Family Museum, where Marge Champion talked about her work as the rotoscope model as Snow White for Walt Disney's first animated feature, Alice Davis discussed her love of art - and much more!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 113

Mousetalgia presents our "Best of 2010" end-of-the-year extravaganza! From EO to the Napa Rose and everything in between, Team Mousetalgia discuss our favorite Disney moments, attractions, and events from the year 2010. Also - we proudly announce the inaugural edition of the Mousetalgia Oswald Awards, in which we list our top dubious Disney deeds from the past year (we're looking at you, Glow Fest!). Plus, as a special bonus - comedian Tim Babb joins the team for the entire show!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 112

Bob Gurr talks about the holidays at Disneyland on this special Christmas episode of Mousetalgia! This week, Team Mousetalgia talk to Disney Legend Bob Gurr about studio holiday parties, Christmas at the park, Walt Disney, and other yuletide tales from his days with WED. Also - Mike Fink's Christmas, the Penny Arcade Orchestron, TRON opens - and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 111

Meet Tangled lyricist Glenn Slater in our exclusive Mousetalgia interview! Learn how Glenn got tangled up with Disney's 50th animated feature, how the songs for the film were developed, how he found the voice for the various characters, and much more. Also, can't-miss Disneyland holiday traditions, and Epic Mickey - the Mousetalgia review! What does the return of Oswald mean for the future of Mickey Mouse? Plus, haiku - and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 110

The TRON-tastic episode! This week, Mousetalgia interviews Walt Disney Imagineer Josh Shipley about everything TRON, from his recent cover story in D23 Magazine to memories of the original classic 1982 film. We also talk about Josh's career with WDI, including Lincoln, the Moonliner, and more. Plus - WDW's Great Movie Ride (?), Epic Mickey, Mousetalgia gets nominated for an award (!), and more.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 105

Let the Memories Begin! In this week's Mousetalgia Emporium, Team Mousetalgia discusses Disney's 'Memories' campaign - is it worth the hype? Speaking of hype, Duffy the Disney Bear finally appears at Disneyland Resort, but to what end? Also, Tim Burton and Danny Elfman release a music box, ways to remember Walt in the parks, and Christmas cheer already starts spreading through the parks. Plus - Tron invades World of Color, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:13am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 104

Secrets of the Haunted Mansion, Mickey's Halloween Party, and Halloween fireworks - it must be our Halloween spooktacular! Becky and special guest Rachel discuss trick or treating at Disneyland Park and meeting illusive characters; we have a special report on an appearance by Danny Elfman at a screening of Nightmare Before Christmas; and Haunted-Mansion-Historian Dan Olsen joins the show to discuss the history of this spectacular dark ride. Plus, spooky Disney memories, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 103

A Visit with Alice: Join Kristen and Jeff for an exclusive visit with Disney Legend Alice Estes Davis, and learn about the history and life of this extraordinary artist and costume designer for WED Enterprises. Alice takes Mousetalgia on a tour of Marc Davis' studio, and shows us a lifetime of Marc's artwork, awards, and attraction designs. Also: Mousetalgia invades Club 33 and the Unofficial Guide... plus more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 101

Disneyland hosts the first-ever "Destination D" event by D23, and Team Mousetalgia are there to bring you the good, the bad and everything in between! Titled "Disneyland: 55," the 2-day event contained lectures, Legends, slide shows and fascinating tales of what it was like to work with Walt to bring Disneyland to life. From the "weird" corners of the Disney closet, to a reunion of some of the original Mouseketeers, any nostalgic aspect of Disney was fair game - but was it worth the hype? Plus - Halloween arrives at Disneyland, and that means overlays and special treats; Mousetalgia reports!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56am PDT
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Disney's Mechanized Magic - Join Team Mousetalgia at Garner Holt's celebration of Audio-Animatroics, held Sept. 18th at the Disneyland Hotel. Jeff hosts a DoomBuggies.com booth with Dave, while Kristen hosts Disney legend Alice Davis at the event. Lincoln, MAPO, mini-Monorails, and Disney legends galore all gathered for an up-close-and-personal look at the robotics and animatronics that Disney is known for worldwide. Neil Patrick Harris hosts, and C-3PO drops by, and you'll hear all the details in this week's episode.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:58am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 98

Fall at Disneyland - everything you need to know about off-season travel to the Happiest Place on Earth! Team Mousetalgia discuss the attraction overlays, pumpkins, parties, sweets and decorations that make Fall and Halloween great times to travel to the park. Whether it's the lighter crowds or the Halloween atmosphere, there's something for everyone this time of year. Also, Art Linkletter on Disneyland - is it for children or adults? And hey - it's not Dave's unbirthday!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:38am PDT
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Mouse-terpiece Theatre: Mousetalgia gets literary this week with contemplations on various printed works, including a review of the most recent issue of D23 (is it worth the hype?), answers to listener emails (the pros and cons of naming kids after Disney characters), and a discussion about an article by Maurice Sendak, who wrote on a lifetime in pursuit of Mickey Mouse memories. Also - Tomorrow's Tomorrowland: dreams and predictions for the most neglected of Disneyland's lands. All this, and much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 96

Tommy Kirk tells stories from his career with the Disney Studio at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Team Mousetalgia reports on the event. Also - the team remembers Disneyland's Swiss Family Treehouse, listener feedback, and the return of Kingdom Comedy! Plus bonus features - Kristen pulls out the accordian, Becky explains the threat posed by ostriches, Dave glimpses Pete Docter, Jeff talks tall trees - and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am PDT
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Mousetalgia reports on the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, where the team met Bob Gurr, Margaret Kerry, Disney author Jeff Kurtti, and more fascinating Disney insiders at a fan gathering near Seattle, Washington. Kristen beats trivia master Lou Mongello at the Disney Pyramid game, Dave greets Mousetalgia listeners, and Becky talks education with Bob Gurr. Meanwhile, Jeff reports on a John Canemaker event at the Walt Disney Family Museum featuring John's new book about animation legends Joe Grant and Joe Ranft. Plus - help send Jeff to the Archives, Mousetalgia plans a meet-up, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 94

Lines and Tiggers and bears, oh my! Team Mousetalgia looks at Critter Country and the defunct Bear Country Jamboree in the latest listener email show. Other topics include Disneyland candy, DCA can't-misses, park gumbo, favorite eats, Disneyland memories, the Haunted Mansion's brides in the attic (old and new), penning Calhouns, Pixar lands in Oakland, and more. Plus - Newsies!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 93

Late summer reading and relaxing with Mousetalgia! This week, the team recommends their top twelve places to escape the summer heat at the Disneyland Resort, and four great books to while away the time. Also - the Haunted Mansion turns 41, the team prepares for the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, Zorro invades San Juan Capistrano, and a chance to win a character key sericel of Jedi Mickey!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:16pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 92

It's a Mousetalgia Emporium! Jeff reports on the pros and cons of taking a toddler to the parks, the whole team reports on the "Disney Parks Around the Globe" panel discussion at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and we answer listener email. Plus, a special "Ears to the Ground" segment on the last flight of Star Tours. Also: High School Musical 3 saves a life, Dave looks at the "Disney Parks" DVD set, Kristen hosts a giveaway, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 91

Disney legends celebrate Disneyland's 55th birthday at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Mousetalgia takes you inside the sold-out event! Marty Sklar, Jack Lindquist, Tony Baxter, and Matt Ouimet all discuss the history of Disneyland, managing the park's programs, and its continuing legacy. Plus, Team Mousetalgia review the Sorcerer's Apprentice and discuss Guillermo del Toro's recent announcement of a Haunted Mansion movie remake! Also - Tron in D-Box, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:23am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 90

Animation Then and Now: Disney producer Don Hahn presents his Animation master class at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Mousetalgia reports on the event! Hahn presents a history and overview of Walt Disney Feature Animation, from prehistoric art through Pixar's latest characters; and Hahn details some of Walt Disney's personal innovations in the history of the cartoon art form. Also, Disneyland turns 55, and we list our favorite '55 attractions from the park... plus more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 89

The Walt Disney Archives turns 40, and Mousetalgia reports from the 40th anniversary D23 event held at the Walt Disney Studios. Dave Smith announces his upcoming retirement, numerous items are donated to the archives, and Leonard Maltin interviews Dave Smith about his career with the Disney Company. Plus, a new "People and Places" Disney featurette is unveiled, telling the story of the history of the Walt Disney Archives. Also, Jeff reviews a Haunted Mansion art show, Becky blogs for AllEars.net, Dave announces ParkPlaque.com, and more! Also just announced - don't miss Mousetagia at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet on August 14, 2010 (pnwmousemeet.com). Mousetalgia is an official Platinum Sponsor of the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet.

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Mousetalgia - Episode 88

Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies - Author Russell Merrit dicsusses the Technicolor 1929-'38 cartoon shorts at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and offers a history of the music, sound and early animation techniques used by Walt and his studio to present the popular featurettes, including "The Skeleton Dance" and "The Old Mill" while preparing his studio for his first full-length animated feature. Also, Jeff Kurtti's new book "Disneyland Through the Decades" is reviewed, and more listener emails. Plus, can't-miss live entertainment at the park... and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 87

Toy Story 3: Is this goodbye to Woody, Buzz and the gang? Team Moustalgia takes a look at the newest film from Pixar and dissects the story, the sizzle, and the soul of the latest hit from Emeryville. Also - Pixar's newest short film is analyzed; DCA's latest updates in Paradise Pier and the Blue Sky Cellar are explained, and a listener calls in a review of the Walt Disney Archives' 40th anniversary event as a preview to an upcoming show!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 86

Disney California Adventure unleashes a World of Color, and Team Mousetalgia reports from opening night! From preferred viewing packages to waiting for Fast Passes, we bring you all the details about the new water show, including the music, the special effects, and the pre-show entertainment. Also, we report from GlowFest, DCA's answer to the hot and crowded summer nights that World of Color will produce. Plus - an E3 report, Disney cocktails, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:01am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 85

It's a colorful world of... listener email! Join Team Mousetalgia as we work our way through a mountain of listener emails, discussing topics ranging from infants in the parks to Phineas and Ferb - and everything in between! We share favorite resort pools and amenities, listener memories, the number 13, and other Disney tidbits. Plus, a listener calls in from the World Premiere of Toy Story 3! Also - Kristen gives you a sneak peek at our in-depth coverage of World of Color, coming June 21.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:47am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 84

The Carolwood Foundation recently screened “The Great Locomotive Chase,” and Mousetalgia reports from the event, which also featured a panel discussion with Disney legend Bob Gurr, Michael Broggie (son of Disney legend Roger Broggie and Carolwood Chairman Emeritus), John Kimball (Disney animator and son of Disney Legend Ward Kimball), and Imagineer Ray Spencer (currently heading up the Red Car Trolley project at DCA). This elite panel discussed Fess Parker’s work in “The Great Locomotive Chase,” their current and past transporation projects at Disneyland, and more - including a fascinating comparison of WED's modus operandi vs. current practices at WDI. Also, Toy Story 3 – to CD, or not to CD? And World of Color – will it live up to the hype? SPECIAL NOTE; Meet the whole Mousetalgia crew this weekend, Saturday June 12, at Disneyland Park! Listen to the show for more details.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 83

Kathryn Beaumont, the voice of Alice and Wendy, speaks at the Walt Disney Family Museum - and Team Mousetalgia are there to report on the event! Also - Kristen shares the recipe for Disneyland's Tahitian Terrace's Jungle Julip, the team questions the taste of homemade Dole Whips, and Dave reports on Pixar's new Dolby 7.1 surround mix for the theatrical release of Toy Story 3. Plus - a Haunted Mansion moment, a DCA report, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 82

Disneyland 101: In this week's episode, Team Mousetalgia discuss the ins and outs of a day at Disneyland, offering scheduling & dining hints, can't-miss attractions, and secret tips. Also - thoughts on traveling to the Walt Disney Family Museum; the team proves they are mostly smarter than fifth-graders; more Kingdom Comedy; and who's afraid of the big bad Mansion - plus more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 81

Explore Disney Animation at Disney's California Adventure with Team Mousetalgia, as we look at the features of this expansive attraction in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot. From 19th-century-style praxinoscopes to an incredible 21st-century zoetrope, drawings come to life in this immersive interactive exhibit. Also, Dave and Becky report from the Chef's Table at Napa Rose and discuss the privileges of staying at the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa - and our countdown to Toy Story 3 continues!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:32am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 80

Learn about Bambi, Walt Disney's first nature film, and the lengths the studio went to for realism. Join us as Team Mousetalgia explores the history, music and characters of this classic Disney animated feature. Also - Disneynature's Oceans is reviewed, and its environmental message is debated. Also - listener feedback, Toy Story's Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, an upcoming Disneyland event, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 79

Knott's Preserved: Mousetalgia reports from Chris Merritt's book release event at Knott's Berry Farm, celebrating the history and development of America's first theme park. Also: A run-in with "The 'Stache," a rundown of unfortunate Disneyland moments, and an eyewitness details the horrors of Disneyland's opening day... plus more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 78

Our top twelve Disney experiences: Team Mousetalgia discuss a dozen delightful memorable moments in our journeys toward Disney fandom. Whether it's the D23 Expo, Mickey waffles, meeting Tim Allen or meeting new fans, Team Mousetalgia share our secrets and look forward to the future. Also - it's east vs. west in our listener email segment, as a Mousetalgia fan defends Walt Disney World and the team responds. DL & WDW - are they really apples and oranges? Plus: new Disney fabric, a Toy Story cliffhanger, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 77

Remembering Little Wooden Head - Team Mousetalgia talks everything Pinocchio! From the classic animated feature to the Disneyland attraction, Mousetalgia takes an extended look at the second of Walt Disney's animated features. Also, a look back at Walt Disney World's Pleasure Island, a discussion of the music from the film, and a remembrance of the late great Eddie Carroll, the most recent voice of Jiminy Cricket.

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Mousetalgia - Episode 76

Tomorrowland and George Lucas: Join Team Mousetalgia for a look at the past, present and future of Star Tours and Captain EO at Disneyland, with a special emphasis on Michael Jackson's seminal 3-D film and its current impact on the park after being recently re-released. Also, we take another trip to New Orleans Square's exclusive Club 33 and do a little myth-busting. Plus - the team reminisces over first ride experiences, and Kingdom Comedy's Tim Babb sits in!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 75

It's a supersized Mousetalgia for our super 75th episode! Jeff and Dave report on the Walt Disney Pictures presentation at WonderCon with new information about The Prince of Persia, The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Toy Story 3, Kristen reports on D23's "50 and Fabulous" showing of Toby Tyler at the Walt Disney Studios with special guest (and Disney Legend) Kevin Corcoran, and Jeff and Kristen review "Waking Sleeping Beauty" from the opening weekend. All this, and much more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:10am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 74

The visual effects of Darby O'Gill: Team Mousetalgia explore the underrated special FX behind the 1959 Disney masterpiece Darby O'Gill and the Little People, including the matte paintings, forced perspective and nodal point camera used to create the groundbreaking effects. Also, Kristen gives a day to get a day and finds Walt's grave. Plus - listener emails, remembering Fess Parker, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 73

Castmember Confidential: Team Mousetalgia reviews a steamy memoir about the secret offstage lives of Walt Disney World castmembers. Also, Kristen meets Disney Legend Richard Sherman and hears him perform his classic Disney songs at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood! Plus - a visit to the Snow White Cafe, enjoying the Disney Soda Fountain, Tim Babb's Kingdom Comedy, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 72

Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland reviewed this week! Also - Destination Disney is analyzed, Becky thinks D23 is missing the mark too often, the Almost Alice soundtrack companion is analyzed, and Kristen reports on D23's first Anniversary party at Disneyland, where the drinks are flowing, the stars are no-showing, and she gets "Baxtered."

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:07am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 71

In this week's episode, join Kristen and special guest Chad on a D23 tour of the Walt Disney Studios, as they explore Legends Plaza, the Animation building, and the Walt Disney Archives. Kristen asks Disney Legend Dave Smith what piece of memorabilia he'd like to steal from the archives, Chad takes us on a quest to find the final resting place of Walt Disney, and the two report on the famous Tam O'Shanter restuarant where Walt used to dine with studio employees!

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Mousetalgia - Episode 70

Bob Gurr talks about creating the animatronic Abraham Lincoln at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Jeff & Kristen report on the event. Also, Club 33 is back in the news, listeners send us email and sound off about Mickey's Fun Wheel, and Wonderland & Haunted Mansion moments. Plus - is Mickey a vandal? Vinylmation pros and cons... and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 69

Valentine's Day at the Walt Disney Family Museum - Dave and Becky attend "Reel Delicious," a food, wine and film experience at WDFM. Also, the team discusses "Coloring the Kingdom" - Vanity Fair's article on Walt Disney's Ink and Paint Department. Plus, Alice comes to El Capitan, a Haunted Mansion moment, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 68

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me? Find out with Team Mousetalgia as we discuss and dissect the Mickey Mouse Club! Whether it's the '30s, the '50s, the '70s or the '90s version of the "Club," Mickey's show has been a part of American pop culture for generations. Come discover the various characters and personalities behind the show that brought families together and helped establish Disney culture around the world. Plus - our Countdown to Wonderland continues!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 67

Explore Paradise Pier with Mousetalgia! Whether you like roller coasters, games of skill or talking potatoes, there's something for almost everyone at DCA's Paradise Pier. In this episode, Team Mousetalgia discusses the merits of this amusement-park-inside-a-theme-park. Also, Kristen reviews Disneyland's Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour, the team debates the best way to visit Disney's California Adventure, and our Countdown to Wonderland continues!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 66

Take a trip to Neverland with Team Mousetalgia! This week, it's all things Peter Pan, as we discuss the animated feature, the Fantasyland attractions, and Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry. Also - tales about volunteering for Disney tickets, vintage Disneyland collectibles, and more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:22am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 65 Take a journey on the Nautilus with Mousetalgia! This week, Team Mousetalgia looks back at the classic film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, currently showing at the Walt Disney Family Museum. We also discuss the Walt Disney World 20K attraction, the Disneyland 20K walk-through, and the classic 20K score. Also - a sea-themed Magical Eats, a Countdown to Wonderland segment, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 64 Theme park designer Chris Merritt talks to Mousetalgia about his journey to becoming an Imagineer, the challenges behind re-creating the Sleeping Beauty Castle walk-through, and the process of writing the definitive history book about Knott's Berry Farm. Also - the team discusses some of WED's amazing feats, a report from Walt's birthday at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 63 Remembering Roy Disney - Team Mousetalgia look at the legacy of Roy Disney in this first Emporium of 2010. Also - Volunt*ear*ing for free Disney tickets, Captain EO returns to Disneyland, D23 introduces tiered membership, and a countdown to Wonderland! Also - Dave unwraps a collectible toy, Kristen sings for movie points, Wednesdays on ABC and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 62 Happy New Year! Join Team Mousetalgia in a look back at 2009 (D23 and the Expo, Disneyland events, Walt Disney Family Museum) and a look forward at 2010. Kristen plans on meeting celebrities, Becky plans a big WDW trip, Dave and Jeff look forward to new park features, and the whole team forgets George Kalogridis' name. Also - Kingdom Comedy, 2009 in retrospect, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 61 Visit Disneyland for the holiday season with Team Mousetalgia! Talented carolers, fake snow, beautiful lights and a touch of magic make the original Magic Kingdom an end-of-the-year destination not to be missed. Also, Kristen battles an annual passholders sale stampede, and a flashback to New Year’s Eve in ’67!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 60 Celebrate the holidays Disney-style with Mousetalgia! Kristen reviews "Christmas with Walt Disney" at the Walt Disney Family Museum, Desi reports on "Tiana's Showboat Jubilee!" at Disneyland, Jeff bakes a pie from Lillian Disney's recipe, Becky shares holiday traditions submitted by listeners and Dave dishes on Disney die-cast - plus vintage clips, holiday cheer, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 59 Visit the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank to watch The Princess and the Frog at the "Ultimate Disney Experience!" Team Mousetalgia visits the Disney screening theater to view the film, and takes a midnight tour of the studio and Legends Plaza. Also - princess overload, odd Disney props, and a roundtable discussion of "mint-in-package" vs. playing with collectible toys - and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 58 Disney Legend Marty Sklar talks about conceptual artist Herb Ryman at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and he also discusses working for Walt Disney at WED Enterprises when Disneyland was being created. The team also review "Old Dogs," and a listener weighs in on the Cartoon Art Museum benefit at the Pixar studios - plus more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:56am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 57 Join Team Mousetalgia on a tour of the Pixar campus for the 6th Annual Cartoon Art Museum Benefit, including an up-close look at pre-production artwork for Up, and a private screening in the Pixar studio theater! Also, Jeff reports on upcoming events and screenings at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, and more!
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:04am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 56 Disney's A Christmas Carol: The Mousetalgia review! Our team watched the film in 2-D, Disney Digital 3-D, and the Imax Experience to bring you the ultimate movie review of this timeless holiday tale. Also, Henry from Touringplans.com joins the show to talk about queue lengths and doing every Disneyland attraction in a day!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 55 The Mousetalgia Book Club - Team Mousetalgia reviews and recommends Disney reading material, including Frank and Ollie's "The Illusion of Life," Bob Thomas' "Walt Disney - An American Original," and "The Imagineering Field Guide to the Magic Kingdom." Plus - giveaways, a new Themeparkology DVD, and more!
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Mousetalgia - Episode 54 Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Becky offers highlights from Steven Davison's Expo presentation on the much-anticipated DCA show. Kristen reviews "Walt and El Grupo," Jeff reviews "Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure," and Dave weighs in on "Zorro." Also - the team debates the effect Wii-game "Epic Mickey" will have on the public persona of the world's most-loved mouse. Plus, Disneyland's Flag Retreat ceremony... and more!
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