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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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_113.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_112.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_111.mp3
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.

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_110.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 109

Let down your hair and enjoy Team Mousetalgia's review of Tangled, Disney's 50th animated feature. We talk 3D glasses, Alan Menken's score, Mandy Moore's crooning, and that PG rating. Also - Bobby, Sharon and Cubby tell Mouse-ke-tales! Team Mousetalgia reports from the Walt Disney Family Museum's Mickey Mouse Club reunion, and we talk about the event, including a meet and greet with the celebrities. Plus - Disney holiday decorations, Mater's Tall Tales, and more!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 108

Eye on Imagineering - In this week's episode, Mousetalgia welcomes Walt Disney Imagineer Brian Crosby to the show, who discusses his career as an Imagineer and his background as an artist. We talk about breaking into Imagineering, The ImagiNations project, and Brian's art for sale at the Disney Gallery and various special events. Also - first Disneyland memories, NYC's Disney Store, TRON, Kingdom Comedy, and more!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:20am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 107

Pixar! Team Mousetalgia report on a VIP screening at the Pixar Studios with director Lee Unkrich and another recent Pixar event with director Andrew Jimenez. Also - a review of the "Pixar: 25 Years of Animation" exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California; our favorite Pixar shorts; shopping at the Pixar studio; and a bonus Disneyland trip report. Does Tron belong in World of Color? Also - Jeff attends the taping of the Disneyland Christmas Parade, ElecTRONica continues to impress, and more!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 106

It's Listener Email Monday on Mousetalgia! This week, join Team Mousetalgia as we talk about a little bit of everything, from Annual Passports to Disneyland's half marathon. We discuss Disney-fied fairy tales and weigh their pros and cons. More on live music in the park and listener trip reports - and Chuckles the Clown: is he keeping coulrophobes from enjoying Toy Story 3? Plus - Mousetalgia Haiku, and more!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am 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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_105.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_104.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 102

The D23 Scavenger Hunt, Steve Davison on World of Color, Richard Sherman in concert at Destination D, and ElecTRONica - it's a supersized Mousetalgia Emporium! Team Mousetalgia invites first-place winner Henry Work to talk about besting hundreds of Disney fans in D23's first-ever official scavenger hunt; Team Mousetalgia attend a private party with Steve Davison revealing the secrets of World of Color; and... who knew the Disney Geek could sing? Team Mousetalgia review the Destination D "E-Ticket: Music from the Disney Parks" concert, featuring Richard Sherman playing his hits. Also - ElecTRONica lights up the streets of California Adventure, we list our favorite podcasts, and more!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm 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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_101.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56am PDT
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Mousetalgia - Episode 100

Mousetalgia turns 100 in our spectacular Talent Round-Up show! Our listeners sent in songs, emails, voice mails, artwork, and more to celebrate 100 episodes of our little podcast about Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and everything Disney! Also - a review of Mickey's humble beginnings. After all, without the mouse, where would we be today? Stay tuned next week for full Destination D coverage!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:58am 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.

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_99.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_98.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_97.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_96.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_95.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_94.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_93.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_92.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_91.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_90.mp3
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.

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_89.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am PDT
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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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_88.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_87.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_86.mp3
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.

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_85.mp3
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.

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_84.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_83.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_82b.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_81.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_80.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_79.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_78.mp3
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.

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_77.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48am PDT
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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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_76.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_74.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_71.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT
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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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_70.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_69.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_68.mp3
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!

Direct download: Mousetalgia_-_Episode_67.mp3
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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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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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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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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