Last update: 2013-06-30

Mousetalgia Episode 244: Summer tips for Disneyland, Marvel profits

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2013-06-30 Length: 1s

Spend your summer having a spectacular time at Disneyland with our roundtable discussion of our top tips for making the most of the hot sunny days at the park. From our favorite nighttime destinations (Disney California Adventure moves up in the ranks this year!) to the best places to cool off, Team Mousetalgia shares our secrets and our go-to destinations at the resort. Also, we have an Ears To The Ground report from Trish about a busy weekend at the Walt Disney Family Museum with Disney Legends, insiders, Audio-Animatronic secrets, and some Goofy voice coaching. Finally, if you think Iron Man has filled the Mouse's coffers, you ain't seen nothing yet. Disney is going to start making serious money from its acquisition of Marvel, and we share an insider's report on how it all breaks down. Plus, patriotic Monsters... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 243: Tinker Bell - An Evolution

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2013-06-23 Length: 59s

This week, author Mindy Johnson joins Mousetalgia to discuss her upcoming book, "Tinker Bell: An Evolution." Learn all about the history of Tinker Bell, from author J. M. Barrie's earliest pantomimes and Peter Pan stories through Disneyland's creation of "Pixie Hollow," where park guests can meet the latest iteration of the famed fairy. Johnson discusses many aspects of her book, including: Barrie's history with the tinkers; Disney's decision to transform Tinker Bell from the mischievous imp of Peter Pan to the playful fairy that introduced Walt's earliest television shows; the many colors of Tink, including different dress shades and hair colors; the various artists that worked on Walt's version of the fairy, including David Hall and Marc Davis; and much more. Also - Jeff complains about a hidden Mickey, Kristen offers a PNWMM giveaway, Becky gets an education in scaring, and Dave reports on a special Monsters U. discussion with director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae. Plus - a report from the Limited Time Magic 25th anniversary screening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 242: Disney/Pixar 101

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2013-06-16 Length: 58s

Don Peri and Jonas Rivera hosted a talk on the history of the Walt Disney and Pixar Studios at the Walt Disney Family Museum on June 15, 2013, and Jeff and Kristen attended to report on the event. First, Disney historian Don Peri spoke about the history of Walt Disney the man, and Walt Disney the trademark, covering the entire history of the studio (with a few shortcuts along the way). Then, Pixar producer Jonas Rivera spoke about the history of the Pixar studio, and how they look to Disney for historical direction and inspiration. But first, we discuss Universal Studios' recent decision to sell a super pass that allows purchasers to skip lines at their theme parks completely, and we discuss what forming a theme park caste system might mean for the industry, and Disney in particular. Plus - Red Trolley Ale: our review... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 241: Disney "how-tos," e-mails

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2013-06-09 Length: 1s

Want answers? We respond to your "how-to" emails on this week's episode of Mousetalgia. We'll tell you how to tackle the Alan Menken/Richard Sherman concert at the D23 Expo; how to choose an area hotel; how to avoid summer crowds at the park; how to approach visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum; and how to take romantic photos in the parks. Also, D23 Day at Imagineering - worth going or not? Insoles and walking socks - do they make a difference? Is there any can't-miss counter service food at the parks? Plus, a special report on the park and guests with hearing loss; a quick discussion about the golden age of Warner Bros. animation and Lee Holley; hunting for collectibles at the Disneyana show and sale, a sneak preview of Monsters University - and much more!


Mousetalgia Episode 240: 12 straight days at Disneyland, WDFM's Calicchio resigns

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2013-06-02 Length: 1s

Spending 12 days straight at Disneyland, and Gabriella Calicchio resigns as CEO of the Walt Disney Family Museum: Dave and Becky spent 12 days at Disneyland, and learned how to live at the resort. Becky offers tips for dealing with shorter park hours, and faces the challenges of long-term stays (such as losing your annual pass, getting sick mid-trip, and balancing competing family interests.) She also reviews World of Color dining at Wine Country Trattoria, and reviews a recent meal at Steakhouse 55. Next, we discuss the news that Walt Disney Family Museum CEO Gabriella Calicchio abruptly resigned last week, and we look back at her brief time as the CEO of the museum, and muse about the museum's future direction. Plus, ranking the fine dining options at the resort, meeting Stan Lee, Monsters cereal, Carthay Circle's new CD release, Mousetalgia's new pinterest page - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 239: Mickey's Magical Map, Monstrous All-Nighter

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2013-05-27 Length: 1s

Disneyland opened a new stage show in Fantasyland Theatre and launched the summer with a 24-hour "all-nighter," and Team Mousetalgia brings you our exclusive report! First, Disneyland threw a party for the press to celebrate the world premiere of "Mickey's Magical Map," the new live action extravaganza which occupies the newly-renovated Fantasyland Theatre, and we offer our initial impressions and review of the crowd-pleasing show. Next, Disneyland celebrated the start of their "Monstrous Summer" with a 24-hour party in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, and Dave and Jeff took the challenge and attempt to survive 24 hours inside the resort. Listen to our report and tips for managing a night of Disney entertainment, attractions, food, and dealing with sleep-deprived, punch-drunk guests. Also, John Lasseter talks Monsters University at a Giants ballgame, Disneyland goes Greek - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 238: Don Morin of the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet

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2013-05-19 Length: 1s

Don Morin, the founder of the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, joins Mousetalgia to talk about the event's history and what the future holds for this popular Disney fan convention. Don also talks about a recent PNW Mouse Trek he and some lucky attendees took to Hollywood to experience some Walt Disney history, including trips to Walt's Barn, the Tam O'Shanter, and special tour of the Walt Disney Studios - and we have a report from the event from attendee Russ! Also, Disneyland-area hotels, part 2: Thanks to listener feedback, we are already revisiting the topic of hotels, to aid you in your summer trip planning. Plus, Jeff goes comic book shopping, Kristen tries to watch "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" on dvd, Becky talks about paying for missed Disneyland Dining reservations, and Dave does Record Store Day!


Mousetalgia Episode 237: Star Wars Day, Iron Man 3

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2013-05-12 Length: 1s

The Fourth is strong with Jeff as he takes on a fun-filled day packed with Star Wars activities, and the Walt Disney Family Museum welcomes its first exhibit of contemporary lowbrow art by Camille Rose Garcia. But first, Team Mousetalgia discuss their 24-hour day prep as Jeff and Dave decide to attempt to stay in Disneyland Park for 24 straight hours. Next, Jeff and Kristen review Iron Man 3, and Jeff discusses the WDFM's press event celebrating their new Alice in Wonderland exhibit featuring works by Mary Blair and Camille Rose Garcia, and the team ponders the museum's direction and mission. We discuss the Walt Disney Company's focus on acquiring franchises vs. in-house creative ventures, and move into a review of Jeff's celebration of Star Wars Day on May 4, with stops at Disneyland, Bats Day, Gallery Nucleus and a 30th anniversary screening of Return of the Jedi in Hollywood, featuring guest speaker Mark Hamill!


Mousetalgia Episode 236: Disney collecting 101

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2013-05-06 Length: 1s

It's the thrill of the hunt! From the newest Vinylmation to the oldest Mickey Mouse figurine, Team Mousetalgia takes you on a tour through the ins and outs of collecting Disney merchandise and various forms of Disneyana. Most Disney fans like to surround themselves with Disney items, so by popular demand, we're diving headfirst into the topic of collecting. First, we define the term "collector," and help you define what pattern of collecting is most suited to you. We look at different ways to collect, where you'll find the biggest selection of Disneyana, and how to shop smart and follow your heart. We also get personal and describe our favorite collectible items and talk about our own methods of displaying our treasures. Plus, Jeff talks about printing techniques and defines some confusing terms. Also - 24 hours in a park with nothing to do? Why not ride Tower of Terror a gazillion times in a row? Plus more!


Mousetalgia Episode 235: Hotels 101 - Staying on and off Disney property

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2013-04-28 Length: 1s

Trying to decide where to stay on your Disneyland vacation? Let Team Mousetalgia lend a hand with our collection of tips and ideas for making the most of your next trip to the resort. Whether you select the least expensive area motel or the exclusive Pirates Suite in the Disneyland Hotel, we'll offer some guidance and advice gathered from our years of experience traveling to and from Disneyland to help you make informed choices and good decisions. We'll look at some of the best and worst off-property options, and explore the amenities and restaurants at the official Disneyland Resort hotels. Also - Star Wars and the Haunted Mansion collide, and Kristen reviews a Fess Parker biography. Plus - 24 hours straight in Disneyland... great idea, mass hysteria - or both?


Mousetalgia Episode 234: Who Framed Roger Rabbit's 25th Anniversary

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2013-04-21 Length: 1s

Celebrate a Toontown anniversary reunion this week, as Jeff takes you along to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 25th anniversary screening and panel discussion celebrating "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," the seminal live action/animated film that honored classic pre-television animation. Listen to an all-star panel discuss the making of the film, and learn about the challenges they overcame to bring director Robert Zemeckis's vision to the screen. Also, we take a look at the history of the film, and learn about the pulp novel from which the film was adapted. Also - a Walt Disney Family Museum report on Walt's Hyperion studio; Ub Iwerks and Brad Bird's Disney-related ties to Alfred Hitchcock - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 233: Marc Davis biography, remembering Annette

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2013-04-14 Length: 1s

Disney author and historian Jeff Kurtti joins us to remember Annette Funicello, and Lella Smith of the Animation Research Library joins us to discuss an upcoming Marc Davis book on this week's Emporium. But first, Becky reports on braving Disneyland during Spring Break and offers some culinary cautionary tales from the park. Next, Lella Smith, Creative Director of Disney's Animation Research Library, talks to us about an upcoming book about Marc Davis and offers an exclusive and extensive sneak preview of the chapters and authors of this much-anticipated book. Finally, we take a moment to remember Annette Funicello, and Jeff Kurtti joins us to share some personal stories of his memories and interaction with Annette, who may be best remembered as "America's Sweetheart." Plus, Disney Jr.'s new show, Iron Man invades Disneyland - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 232: E-mails, Disney music

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2013-04-07 Length: 52s

It's another Mousetalgia Mailbag! In this episode, Team Mousetalgia answer more of your questions, dealing with topics such as biographies of Walt Disney; dealing with Disneyland on a holiday weekend; an update on the ongoing Mousetalgia "Soarin'" contest; the darkness of Mary Poppins; and a mule named "Jo." Also - a report on the organ music which accompanied Walt Disney's early silent films, and another report on a successful solo trip to Disneyland.  Plus - 12 of our favorite classic Disney movies, an album review of vintage Disney music - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 231: Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy

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2013-03-31 Length: 52s

Disney Legend Bill Farmer joins Mousetalgia for our super-silly April Fools' Week episode! Farmer, an accompished voice over artist and the voice of Goofy, joins us this week to discuss his life and times. We talk about Bill's early career and stand-up comedy, how he became Disney's choice as the voice of Goofy, and his other voice work for Warner Bros., Pixar, and other popular studios and characters. Plus, we talk about Goofy in the parks, and his presence throughout Disneyland. Also - how to discern whether or not a Disney story is an April Fools' Day rumor, and Kingdom Comedy's Tim Babb joins the table!


Mousetalgia Episode 230: Remembering Marc Davis with Alice Davis

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2013-03-24 Length: 1s

Disney Legend Marc Davis in his own words: This week, on the centennial of his birth, the Mousetalgia team presents a special salute to Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men" and one of the most influential Imagineers to ever work for WED Enterprises. First, we present an exclusive oral history of Marc's background and history with the Disney Studios by Marc himself, taken from a never-before aired interview. Marc talks about discovering his artistic talents and finding work with Disney during the Great Depression, and describes his time working for Walt. Next, Jeff and Kristen report from Club 33's exclusive Marc Davis Centennial event, and describe the amazing food, fascinating panel discussions and a tour through the Dream Suite to see some of Marc's original iconic artwork from Disney's archives. Finally, we welcome Disney Legend Alice Davis back to the show to share her own thoughts about Marc's life and work and her time with Marc, and to offer some tips about having a lasting, loving marriage. Also - Designer Celeste Cronrath talks about creating the hottest new Haunted Mansion merch release in years, Becky gets classy talking about jewelry, and Wreck-It Ralph and Oz reviews!


Mousetalgia Episode 229: Disneyland Fantasy Faire, Minnie's Moonlit Madness

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2013-03-17 Length: 1s

Find your favorite princess in Disneyland's new royal Fantasy Faire, and take a trip backstage as Mousetalgia competes in Minnie's Moonlit Madness, a cutthroat cast member competition! First, we report on the mostly-annual "Madness," a trivia contest and scavenger hunt that takes place in Disneyland Park after it closes to the public. We're joined by Imagineer Josh Shipley to discuss the struggles, strategies and secrets behind the contest, which is hours of pure fun - and learn how Mousetalgia ended up representing Walt Disney World in the competition! Next, we report from the AP Preview of Disneyland's newest addition, the Princess Fantasy Faire. We review the new food, entertainment, and environments of the just-opened Faire, and offer our opinions on this replacement for the lamented Carnation Plaza Gardens. Plus - our exclusive review of "Oz the Great and Powerful," Don Hahn on Frankenweenie, new Disneyland Hotel deals - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 228: Disneyland University, e-mail

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2013-03-10 Length: 1s

Van Arsdale France and Disneyland University: Team Mousetalgia takes a look at the career of France and his contribution to the development of the Disneyland "cast member," as well as a little history of the frantic march to Disneyland's opening day and the challenges of staffing the park. We also talk to Cast Member Lindsay, and get a modern perspective on what it means to represent the Disney company today. Also - we dig into the email folder and offer Disneyland resort dining tips, trip tips, and a random JJ Abrams sighting! Plus, windows on Main Street - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 227: Disney on Broadway

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2013-03-03 Length: 1s

Disney on Broadway: Mousetalgia welcomes Director Tim O'Donnell to the show this week to talk about Disney and the theater. O'Donnell, who has worked with Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre and the Rockettes among numerous other companies, brings considerable expertise to our roundtable discussion about Disney's biggest Broadway hits, their theatrical near-misses, and some inside information about the Mouse's lesser-known theatrical productions. Also - The Lion King of the musical hill, the White Rabbit vs. the Black family, Disney tragedies and a Dapper Day report - plus more!


Mousetalgia Episode 226: D23 Gaffe, Dining with Princesses

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2013-02-24 Length: 1s

A D23 gaffe and dining with princesses are featured in this week's Mousetalgia Emporium! First, we share some tips for taking solo trips to Disneyland, and help lone travelers make the most of their trip. Next, we talk about the state of D23, the official Disney fan club, and offer our opinions (and catch a recent major gaffe!) In our review round-up, we look at the new Peter Pan Blu-ray release, and discuss the extras that put the latest disc ahead of the rest. Kristen also talks Rosemary Clooney, and Jeff reviews the latest from Club Penguin. Next, Becky reviews the Character Dinner at Ariel's Grotto, and gets to know Ariel and her princess friends. Finally, Jeff talks about the upcoming film "Maleficent," and discusses reports that Angelina Jolie's daughter is being paid well to come to work with mom.


Mousetalgia Episode 225: Inner and Outer Space

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2013-02-17 Length: 1s

Take an adventure through inner space and explore the farthest reaches of outer space as we go back in time to explore two of Disneyland's most popular Tomorrowland attractions. First, Adventure Thru Inner Space takes you on a atomic voyage into a molecule of a snowflake, and we look at the initial design concepts and intriguing scientific notions behind this ride from Disneyland's "New" Tomorrowland of 1967. Next, shoot through the galaxy on Space Mountain, with opening day reports, sound clips, and memories of the futuristic coaster, built in 1977 and still operating today. Also - a behind the scenes look at a restoration project at the Walt Disney Family Museum, remembering Fred MacMurray, the music of Tron, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 224: Romance at Disneyland, Composer Jim Dooley

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2013-02-10 Length: 1s

It's Valentine's week, so Mousetalgia gets romantic with tips, tricks, and ideas for making your stay at the Disneyland Resort especially wonderful for you and your other half. Napa Rose or Steakhouse 55? Disneyland Hotel or Grand Californian? We give our opinions. Also, Emmy-winning composer Jim Dooley joins us to talk about making magical music for Disney, including his work on Epic Mickey 1 and 2, the Pirates of the Caribbean score with Hans Zimmer, and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. Plus - our salute to the work of Tony Baxter (hint: it includes a touch of accordion), and a bonus review of Epic Mickey 2!


Mousetalgia Episode 223: Peter Pan, Disney Legend Alice Davis

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2013-02-03 Length: 1s

Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" turns 60, and we have a fun, hodgepodge salute to the classic film. Jeff reviews a screening of the newly-restored film at the El Capitan Theatre with a panel discussion that included Kathryn Beaumont (Wendy), Margaret Kerry (Tinker Bell), historian Leonard Maltin, and filmmaker Ted Thomas. Then, dive into the history and making of the film, with bits about the history of Peter Pan's outfit, Peter Pan in Disneyland, and Walt Disney's animation studio. Finally, learn a little more about animator Marc Davis (who created Tinker Bell) from his wife, Disney Legend Alice Davis, in our exclusive interview! Plus, Sofia the First, art collecting, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 222: Tinker Bell Half Marathon, Golden Horseshoe tribute

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2013-01-27 Length: 1s

Tinker Bell Half Marathon/Neverland 5K weekend - learn all about the ins, outs and arounds of this popular race weekend, and hear about the backstage secrets and other fun elements from this annual event. Also - the Disney Parks Blog hosted a meetup with runDisney stars Jeff Galloway and Tara Gidus (and celebrities Sean Astin and Ali Vincent), and we have an exclusive report! Finally, Disneyland continues to add Limited Time Magic to its daily schedule, and Team Mousetalgia reports on the New Orleans Bayou Bash and the highly anticipated "Salute to the Golden Horseshoe Revue" - does it do justice to the original revue? Plus, rainy day at the resort? Don't despair - we've got advice to share!


Mousetalgia Episode 221: Mailbag, Disneyland, Disney books

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2013-01-20 Length: 1s

Dip into the mailbag with Mousetalgia! This week's topics: kids and the Disneyland resort hotels and restaurants; "must eats" at the resort; affordable car rentals; east coast castmembers vs. west coast castmembers; seeking out Mary Blair artwork; making special birthday memories at the park for seasoned Disneyland "pros"; Club 33 membership questions; our favorite Disney publications and books, both hard to find and easily available; and cardboard DVD/Blu-ray sleeves - keep 'em or toss 'em? Plus - Disney Debit vs. Disney Visa cards - weighing the merits of each, New Balance's new Disney running shoes, "Seen, Un-seen Disneyland," Disney's Nine Old Men flip books - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 220: Three Kings Day, Annette Funicello

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2013-01-13 Length: 1s

Kevin Kidney returns to the show to share some of his personal stories about Disney Legend Annette Funicello, and he discusses Annette's Place, a fundraiser for the Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases. But first, Dave and Becky visit Disneyland for the first Limited Time Magic experience of 2013, the Three Kings Day Celebration. From rarely seen character appearances to special dances and performances, Disneyland pulled out all the stops for this traditional holiday, and Mousetalgia reports. Next, we share some "Pictures of Annette," featuring some articles, news bits, and memories of her career with Disney as a Mouseketeer and pop icon. Renowned Disney Artist Kevin Kidney discusses the recently opened online store to benefit Annette's foundation featuring some of his artwork, and shares some inspirational stories about America's Sweetheart. Plus - a hotel report, Carthay Circle tips, our Limited Time Magic dreams... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 219: Building Disneyland, Disney Outlets

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2013-01-06 Length: 1s

Lions, Outlets and Gurr, Oh My... it's the first Mousetalgia Emporium of 2013! Becky reports on the theatrical presentation of The Lion King in San Francisco, and we discuss the longevity of this people-pleasing Disney musical. Jeff reports on the recent Walt Disney Family Museum presentation by Bob Gurr on Walt Disney's process for "Building Disneyland." Kristen finally visits the Napa Rose chef's counter, orders a Kate and Ella, and eats too much. Also - Disney outlets... are they all created equally? Plus, LAX car rentals, a hotel review, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 218: Disney 2012 in Review

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2012-12-30 Length: 54s

Team Mousetalgia reviews the ups and downs of Disney's year in our annual year in review show, and spark(y)s fly! From Frankenweenie to John Carter, Radiator Springs Racers to Luigi's Flying Tires, and Destination D to the Mouse Meet - we discuss our personal feelings about the events and happenings that made up the year in which Star Wars became Disney, and Brad Bird became a wedding crasher. Plus - our Disney-related resolutions for 2013. Also - Kristen introduces inflatable Matter Pants®, for "When it Matters the Most!"


Mousetalgia Episode 217: Tony Anselmo, Voice of Donald Duck

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2012-12-23 Length: 1s

Disney Legend Tony Anselmo and Donald Duck visit us on this very merry episode of Mousetalgia! Learn all about Tony's career with Walt Disney Feature Animation, his inspirations and mentors at the studio, and his career as both the voice and sometime-animator of Donald Duck, the world's original angry bird. Also, Team Mousetalgia leave imaginary gifts under Disneyland's Christmas tree, providing the resort with our ideas which would indubiously "plus" the park. Plus - Tiny Tinsel the elf checks in; we celebrate the holidays with some wonderful yuletide sweepstakes... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 216: Disneyland's 2012 holiday season

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2012-12-16 Length: 1s

Experience Candlelight 2012 at Disneyland and taste the special holiday treats with Team Mousetalgia through our exclusive special reports from the resort! From chocolate coffins and personally decorated sugar cookies to photos with Santa and special vintage Christmas cards, the Disneyland resort is draped in holiday splendor, and we'll take you on a virtual tour. Plus, Jeff and Kristen also visit two performances of Disneyland's Candlelight Processional, and report on the moving experience. Also - Disneyland's twittering gets personal, Monsters raise their furry heads, and a candy cane taste-off - are Disneyland's handmade canes worth the hype?


Mousetalgia Episode 215: Christmas and Walt Disney

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2012-12-09 Length: 1s

Disney author and historian Jeff Kurtti joins Team Mousetalgia to talk about a very Disney Christmas this week. Sit down and enjoy our fireside chat with Jeff to learn how Walt and his studio celebrated Christmas with Silly Symphonies, company Christmas cards, Disneyland parades and decor, and numerous holiday films and cartoons. Also, we share our favorite holiday treats at Disneyland Resort, and take a look at the creation of Disneyland's infamous candy canes. Plus, a book giveaway - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 214: Walt's birthday, Disneyland Dining

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2012-12-02 Length: 1s

Celebrate the 111th anniversary of Walt Disney's birthday with Mousetalgia as we present an overview of Walt's life and his contributions to popular culture, as well as a retrospective glimpse at the man who changed Hollywood as reported in a 1938 newspaper. Also, Dave and Becky have a number of Thanksgiving feasts at the Disneyland Resort and report back on the holiday dinner at the Disneyland Hotel, Sunday brunch at Club 33, and breakfast at the new Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney. Plus - vintage holiday decor, Disney's robot research, Jeff waxes poetic... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 213: Snow White, Holiday Shopping

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2012-11-25 Length: 1s

Walt Disney's inspirations for Snow White were the focus of a recent panel discussion at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and Mousetalgia brings you a special report. Led by historian J.B. Kaufman and exhibition curator Lella Smith, this event featured discussion about the fairy tales, plays, and film that most directly influenced Walt Disney in the creation of his first animated feature. Also, Mousetalgia talks Disney shopping for the holidays, and we look at some of the lesser-traveled roads to finding the perfect gift. We also talk about Barney's Electric Holiday, and try to get past the hype. Plus - Jeff Kurtti on the art of Disneyland, Tony Baxter's gold, Donkey gets mauled - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 212: Wonderground Gallery, emails

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2012-11-18 Length: 1s

Imagineer Brian "Croz" Crosby joins Mousetalgia to talk about the Artist in Residence program at the Wonderground Gallery in Downtown Disney, where he is appearing throughout the month of November. Learn about the program and the gallery, as well as the various works of art Crosby has created for sale at Disneyland's Disney Gallery and the Bat's Day Black Market. Plus, we go back to the mailbag to answer your questions. More Disneyland/WDW comparisons, attraction music thoughts, Disneyland haters, DVC, a winner of the One More Disney Day Sweepstakes checks in, and a Halloween Time report. Also, Alan Menken performs in Seattle - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 211: Star Wars, Wreck-It-Ralph

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2012-11-11 Length: 1s

Star Wars and Wreck-It-Ralph: What will Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm mean for the future of the Star Wars franchise? No one knows for sure, but Team Mousetalgia takes a look at the purchase in a roundtable discussion, during which we share possibilities and explore the possibilities raised by the surprising announcement. Also, we review "Wreck-It-Ralph" and explore the worlds and witty storyline of Disney's latest animated hit. We also look at some of director Rich Moore's "Ask Me Anything" replies to fans' questions, and discuss initial impressions of Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.


Mousetalgia Episode 210: Snow White, J.B. Kaufman

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2012-11-04 Length: 1s

Historian J.B. Kaufman talks about Snow White and his new book, "The Fairest One of All," in this week's episode. Learn about the history of Walt Disney's first animated feature film, and its origins in mythology and fairy tales. Also, ABC's "Once Upon A Time" continues to wow critics and build an audience, and we discuss the meaning behind its success. Plus - Disney launches an adult Princess makeup line, a review of Disney on Ice, Vader goes to Broadway - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 209: Paul Frees, Halloween records

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2012-10-28 Length: 1s

Discover the spooktacular talents of Paul Frees, the voice of the Ghost Host, on our annual Halloween Emporium! Mousetalgia talks to Fred Frees, the son of Paul Frees, who tells stories about the life of the legendary "Man of 1000 Voices." We also discuss various haunting Disneyland records, and unveil a rare Walt Disney Productions acetate of eerie sound effects. Also, Kristen delivers a top-ten list of Disney Halloween songs, and Jeff reports on a Walt Disney Family Museum-hosted panel of legendary stop-motion animators. Plus - an exclusive report from an Art of Frankenweenie panel discussion, Haunted Mansion moments - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 208: Rolly Crump, An Evening at the Tahitian Terrace

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2012-10-21 Length: 1s

Visit Disneyland's Tahitian Terrace with Mousetalgia! Take a trip back through time with us as we re-open the Tahitian Terrace in a special one-night-only event at Disneyland, and relive the island magic and exotic polynesian dance performances that have been missing from the park for nearly 2 decades. Team Mousetalgia takes you behind the scenes of the planning of the event, and we discuss our panel discussion, featuring stories from Disney Legend Rolly Crump, who worked for Walt Disney on attractions such as the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Haunted Mansion, and many others. Plus - special appearances by Bob Gurr and Tony Baxter! Also, we talk CHOC Walk, Mickey's Halloween Party - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 207: Disneyland's Adventureland

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2012-10-14 Length: 59s

Visit the exotic jungles of Adventureland with Team Mousetalgia! This week, we take a look back at Walt Disney's original concept for Disneyland's proposed "True Life Adventureland," and then we examine the Jungle Cruise, one of the original Disneyland attractions. After spending some time in "de Nile," we look at some of Walt's later attractions - his Enchanted Tiki Room, and the adjoining Tahitian Terrace Restaurant, which celebrated America's post-war love of the Polynesian culture. Finally, we take a close look at the Randotti Company, maker of some of Adventureland's most popular souvenirs, including plaster skulls, tikis, and totems. Programming note: Tune in next week for a full report on Mousetalgia's "Evening at the Tahitian Terrace" event!


Mousetalgia Episode 206: Frankenweenie, Disneyland at a different pace

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2012-10-07 Length: 1s

Frankenweenie's shocking box office! This week, Team Mousetalgia offers up a review and some thoughts about Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's latest stop-motion creepshow, and we worry about the empty theaters we sat in during opening weekend. We take a look at the inspiration and influences behind the film, and offer our own parental advice. Also, we talk about taking Disneyland at a different speed, discussing traveling to the park with folks with disabilities, touring with people that would rather not be there, and visiting the park with toddlers in tow. Plus, a lego-fueled Haunted Mansion moment - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 205 - Halloween Time, Paperman

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2012-09-30 Length: 1s

Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween with Team Mousetalgia! Kristen reviews Halloween Time at Disneyland Resort, covering the Big Thunder Ranch Halloween Jamboree, the latest terrorizing tastes and boo-tiful sights, and Disney California Adventure's Frankenweenie features. Not to be out-dead-dogged, the rest of Team Mousetalgia report on a Walt Disney Family Museum discussion of Old Yeller featuring Disney Legend Kevin Corcoran. Also - Haunted Mansion-style changing portraits, Paperman's director speaks out, Mousetalgia is named "best" - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 204 - Lights, Camera, Magic! and email

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2012-09-23 Length: 1s

Walt's Apartment, Disneyland's Dream Suite, the Disneyland Hotel's Adventureland Suite, and "Lights, Camera, Magic!" - Becky takes us on a tour of a few rarely visited Disneyland locations, and then on an Adventures By Disney tour of Hollywood, including the Dolby Theater, the Walk of Fame, a Walt Disney Studios tour - and a Sophia Grace and Rosie sighting! Also, your emails are answered - Disney decorating, Disney collectibles, getting into Club 33, and choosing a day at the Disney Expo... plus more! SPECIAL NOTE: This is the final week to buy tickets to our Tahitian Terrace event at Disneyland in October. The deadline to buy tickets is Oct. 3 - so visit www.mousetalgiastore.com to reserve your space today!


Mousetalgia Episode 203 - Becky's Resort Report, ABC programming

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2012-09-16 Length: 58s

Becky's Resort Report: This week, Becky travels through the Disneyland Resort with a group of travel professionals to get a different perspective on the food and hotels in the area. From the Carthay Circle to the Wine Country Trattoria (and even Club 33), Becky samples numerous dishes and reports on the latest culinary offerings in the parks. She also reports on some of the Good Neighbor Hotels surrounding the park. Also, Jeff reports on a recent Variety article discussing Disney's use of cultural history in developing programming for ABC Television. Plus - Wonderground Gallery, the Grand Californian Spa... and more! Special note: There is less than 2 weeks left to buy your tickets to our "Evening At The Tahitian Terrace" event in Disneyland Park! For more information, visit www.mousetalgiastore.com.


Mousetalgia Episode 202 - Cars Land 5K Rally

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2012-09-09 Length: 1s

Cars Land 5K Rally - Team Mousetalgia reports on everything you ever wanted to know about Disneyland's family-friendly fun run, plus Button runs in the kids' race, and Kristen copes with half-marathon traffic around the resort. Also - Disneyland area hotel reviews, revisiting the Storyteller Cafe brunch at the Grand Californian and the Carthay Circle Theater restaurant, another trip to the 1901 Lounge, and the new sodas of Disneyland (Peanut Butter and Jelly?) Plus - Charles Phoenix' "Anaheimland," WDW's Fantasmic, and Kristen's Disneyland injuries!


Mousetalgia Episode 201 - A Visit to the Walt Disney Animation Studios

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2012-09-02 Length: 1s

This week, visit Walt Disney Feature Animation with Kristen as she takes us behind the scenes from day 3 of her Destination D Diamond-level experience. As part of the special package, a select group of Disney fans were taken to the studios to visit the archives with Disney Legend Dave Smith, and then on to various locations such as Walt Disney's personal screening room, the Ink and Paint department (which is still going strong), and the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, where working animators demonstrated secrets and techniques behind the creation of Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's next animated feature. Also, Jeff and Kristen report from Club 1901, the private lounge for Club 33 members located inside of the Carthay Circle Restaurant in Disney California Adventure. Plus - Becky visits the Minnie and Friends Character Breakfast, Dave goes behind the scenes of Soarin' - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 200 - Destination D: Day 2

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2012-08-26 Length: 1s

75 Years of Disney Animation: In our 200th episode, Team Mousetalgia discusses day 2 of Destination D, and covers topics including Disney's "Wild and Wacky" animation, the evolution of Disney's Tinker Bell character, and the voice artists behind some of the classic Disney animated features. In the process, you'll hear from many of the participants at the event, including Kathryn Beaumont, Margaret Kerry, Bill Farmer, Mae Whitman, and others. We also discuss the event's salute to "Snow White," and we review "An Evening with Alan Menken," the incredible conclusion to the weekend. Plus - to celebrate 200 episodes, Team Mousetalgia takes a look back, reminiscing about our favorite guests, events and episodes over the past four years.


Mousetalgia Episode 199: Destination D, part 1

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2012-08-19 Length: 1s

Mousetalgia reports from D23's Destination D in this first part of our coverage of the event, which focused on Disney's 75 years of feature animation. Highlights from the report include a discussion about Walt's "Nine Old Men," and a conversation with animators Burny Mattinson and Joe Hale about the studio's first golden age of animation; a look at the life of Roy E. Disney and his work establishing a new golden age of animation for the studio; and a look at how animation has influenced the Disney theme parks. Also - Dick Van Dyke and his a capella group bring down the house - and more! Plus - don't forget to buy your tickets to "An Evening at the Tahitian Terrace" now at www.mousetalgiastore.com!


Mousetalgia Episode 198 - Tony Baxter, Marty Sklar, and Paige O'Hara

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2012-08-12 Length: 1s

Tony Baxter, Marty Sklar and Paige O'Hara spend time with Mousetalgia at the fourth annual Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet, and we bring you the highlights! This week, Mousetalgia reports from Seattle and takes you behind the scenes of the PNWMM. In our exclusive interviews, Tony Baxter talks to us about the business side of creativity, the Tahitian Terrace and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad; Marty Sklar tells us about writing under Walt's name and finding the proper voice; and Paige O'Hara talks to us about being Belle, continuing to perform and discovering her inner artist. Plus, watching home movies with the 'Stache, a report on Pixar in Concert in Hollywood - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 197 - Pixar in Concert, Tahitian Terrace event

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2012-08-05 Length: 56s

Little Mermaid, Pixar, Tahitian Terrace: In this week's jam-packed show, we cover a number of recent live events on the west coast. First, Jeff reviews the west coast premiere of The Little Mermaid staring Vicki Lewis, which played a brief run at Sacramento's Music Circus theater in the round. Next, a listener reports on the recent "Be Our Guest" Disney Legends dinner at the Disneyland Hotel. Jeff continues the reviews with a report on the San Francisco Symphony's "Pixar in Concert," which was hosted by Academy Award winning Pixar director Pete Docter, and finally, the team officially announces "An Evening in the Tahitian Terrace." All this, and much more!


Mousetalgia Episode 196 - Mailbag

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2012-07-30 Length: 56s

We answer your emails! Topics include an alternate view of Disney's Alaskan cruise, autograph collecting tips, imaginging a Disney bio film, another look at the Carthay Circle Restaurant, and a review of Disneyland's new "Cultivating the Magic" tour. Also - DCA versus WDW's Hollywood Studios... can't we all just get along? Plus - the Seattle Symphony does Disney, Perry gets wet, and Christian Bale talks Newsies! (Well, sort of.) And a Mousetalgia meet-up schedule!


Mousetalgia Episode 195 - Archive Treasures, 366 Days of Disneyland

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2012-07-22 Length: 1s

It's an Emporium! Jeff Reitz and Tonya Mickesh are over halfway through their goal of visiting Disneyland 366 days in a row, and we check in with them and learn more about their ambitious goal. Also, Kristen visits the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Library and files a comprehensive report. Next, Jeff reports on the recent "Glow with the Show" AP event, and we debate the effectiveness of the new illuminated Mickey Ear hats. Plus - an animation auction, Wreck-it Ralph and Brave mobile games... and a very special announcement!


Mousetalgia Episode 194 - Disney Cruise to Alaska

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2012-07-15 Length: 1s

Disney Cruising - Kristen reports from the inaugural Seattle-to-Alaska cruise on the Disney Wonder. With information on everything from dining options to enduring the arctic temperatures, Kristen dissects the various features, opportunities, and adventures that await future cruisers. Hear about the variety shows, fine restaurants, and the Toy Story musical, and discover the adult activities available, both onboard and off. Also - Disneyland hotel recommendations, Disney park music, choosing between D23 and the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Hall of Presidents vs. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 193 - Buena Vista Street, DCA

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2012-07-08 Length: 1s

Buena Vista Street - Take a stroll down Disney California Adventure's main drag as we inspect the recently-opened Buena Vista Street! Visit the shops, sip some Starbucks, ride the Red Car Trolley, enjoy the entertainment and performances, and listen to our reviews of the various merchandise and eats along the way. Also - reviews of D23's "50 and Fabulous" screening of "In Search of the Castaways," and a D23 "Mickey's of Glendale" shopping spree. Plus - our reviews of DCA's Mad T Party and the Carthay Circle Restaurant... are they worth the hype?


Mousetalgia Episode 192 - Brave, Disneyland's Summer 2012

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2012-07-01 Length: 1s

This week, Team Mousetalgia celebrates Independence Day by sharing the music of the Voices of Liberty ensemble, an Epcot staple recently introduced to the Disneyland Resort. We also take a walk down Main Street and discuss the new additions to Disneyland, including the Carnation Cafe's bad coffee and amazing apple-granola pancakes, the penniless arcade, new candy offerings and some Dapper delights. The Matterhorn also "peaks" our interest, and we finish up by meeting Princess Merida at the new Brave photo location. Also - our take on Pixar's "Brave," and an ears-to-the-ground report from the grand re-opening of Disney California Adventure!


Mousetalgia Episode 191 - Tour Radiator Springs

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2012-06-24 Length: 1s

Our Radiator Springs Roundup! This week, Team Mousetalgia talks everything Cars Land. With reports from the Press Preview as well as opening weekend, we bring you our opinions of every aspect of the new land in Disney California Adventure, including our thoughts on the atmosphere, the attractions, dining options, shopping locations and merchandise, and the special entertainment appearing exclusively in Cars Land. Plus, a handful of bits 'n bytes!


Mousetalgia Episode 190 - Cars Land preview, Brad Bird

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2012-06-17 Length: 1s

Cars Land preview - Jeff and Dave report from the Cars Land preview for Annual Pass holders, and describe the scenery and attractions in this new area of Disney California Adventure. From the thrills of Radiator Springs Racers, to the sighs while waiting for Luigi's Flying Tires, to the humor of Mater's Junkyard Jamboree, Team Mousetalgia deliver initial impressions and tips to help you enjoy Cars Land, whether you're visiting this week or next year. Also, Kristen gets married, and we have a full report on the reception held at the Walt Disney Family Museum (and a special guest who crashed the wedding!) Plus - the Jazz Kitchen's meatloaf recipe, Disney raises ticket prices, Brad Bird speaks at the WDFM - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 189: Vinylmation, Eric Robison

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2012-06-10 Length: 1s

Vinylmation 101: Explore the world of Vinylmation as we talk with Tina Biles, collector and hobbyist. Tina describes the various offerings, sets, and experiences associated with collecting Vinylmation figures, Disney's latest collectible craze. Also, we talk to Disney artist Eric Robison, creative director for Crazy Shirts, about the new Disney-themed lined of shirts from the venerable Hawaiian company. We also talk about Eric's career as an Imagineer and a character artist for the Disney Gallery, and his "100 Mickeys" exhibit. Plus, a sneak peek at Cars Land - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 188: Looking beyond Cars Land

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2012-06-03 Length: 54s

Disneyland before the storm: Lightning (McQueen) is about to strike DCA, but Dave and Becky offer a trip report from just prior to the opening of Cars Land to remind you of the resort's other offerings. Topics include reviews of the Napa Rose Chef's Table and Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen, the Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree, and Main Street and Lego Store re-openings. Also - Robert Downey Jr. in Esquire Magazine, Disney Blu-ray Second Screen, Vinylmation, and Disney Crazy Shirts. Plus - DCA's Mad Tea Party, and Gibson Girl vs. Fentons - who comes out (with a cherry) on top?


Mousetalgia Episode 187: Walt Disney Family Museum Trek

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2012-05-28 Length: 1s

A trek to the Walt Disney Family Museum: Team Mousetalgia reports from a recent special trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum that was hosted by author Jeff Kurtti and Don Morin from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet. We revisit and rediscover the museum exhibits, add some insider secrets, and report on a special presentation about Walt Disney's public persona, developed by Jeff Kurtti for this gathering. Also, Kristen meets Julie Andrews at a recent book signing, and reports on her moment with the beloved celebrity. Plus - Disneyland's summer offerings, last-minute resort trip tips, the Fantasmic dessert package - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 186 - Newsies, D23 Fanniversary

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2012-05-20 Length: 1s

Carry the banner with Mousetalgia as we discuss Newsies, the surprise Broadway hit. With 8 Tony Award nominations and a brand new cast soundtrack, Newsies is hotter than ever, and we review the new album and compare it with the film soundtrack, discuss the success of this presumed-short-run off-Broadway reworking of a box office flop, and talk to Kevin Carolan, a member of the Broadway Newsies cast. Also, Jeff reviews D23's "Fanniversary" event, recently held at the Walt Disney Family Museum, and offers some insight into the latest of D23's special events for Disney fans. Plus - Fantasmic turns 20... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 185 - The Avengers

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2012-05-13 Length: 1s

The Avengers episode! Team Mousetalgia and Josh Shipley from "The Josh and Croz Show" assemble to talk about Marvel's smash hit, "The Avengers." From D-BOX thrills to Maria Hill, we inspect every aspect of this worldwide phenomenon. Plus, Kristen reviews "With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story," Josh explains how to get started with comics, and Becky worries about capes. Also - Hulk vs. Thor... who would win?


Mousetalgia Episode 184 - Cinderella, E-mail

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2012-05-06 Length: 52s

Cinderella style: This week, Team Mousetalgia reports on a recent event at the Walt Disney Family Museum about Cinderella and the evolution of animation at the Walt Disney Studios. Presented by Pixar's Academy Award-winning director Ralph Eggleston, the presentation was about the making of Cinderella, and the struggles and triumphs Walt had during the tumultuous '30s and '40s in Hollywood. Plus, Kristen waxes poetic over the Avengers, and we answer your email - Tomorrowland's fruit trees, Disney cruise tips, looking forward to Cars Land... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 183 - Chimpanzee, the "B" Word

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2012-04-30 Length: 1s

Chimpanzee and the letter "B" - On this week's Mousetalgia, we review "Chimpanzee," the latest offering from Disneynature, and we discuss the personification of the apes that star in the show and the resulting emotional tug at the heartstrings. Next, the team gets philosophical as we debate ABC television's recent embrace of the "B" word, and ABC's handling of religion on two of its popular shows. Finally, we wrap things up with a trip report, as Jeff shares the latest Matterhorn updates, merch offerings, and dining notes from the resort. Also - Vinylmation, Stan Lee, and Starbucks!


Mousetalgia Episode 182 - The Mighty Matterhorn

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2012-04-22 Length: 1s

Bob Gurr and the Matterhorn - This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Walt Disney's "Mighty Matterhorn" with WED legend Bob Gurr, the Imagineer who was responsible for creating the original transportation systems for Disneyland, including the Matterhorn Bobsleds, the Monorail, and the Main Street vehicles. We also take a look at the changes coming to the attraction, which is scheduled to reopen after a lengthy refurbishment for Summer 2012. Also, the Muppets return to Manhattan, and our correspondent reports! Plus, pouring the perfect "Gurrtini" - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 181 - A Mousetalgia Emporium

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2012-04-15 Length: 1s

Disneyland with newbies, Pixar's "Rush," and a look back at Disneyland's Tencennial... it's a Mousetalgia Emporium! This week, Kristen reviews the new Xbox 360 Kinect game "Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure," which takes players through Pixar's Playland by placing you inside of five of Pixar's most memorable films. Next, Becky takes a multigenerational family trip to Disneyland over Spring Break with two folks who are new to the park, and shares some interesting anecdotes and lessons learned from the experience. Finally, Jeff reads a colorful article from 1965, the year of Disneyland's Tencennial, about WED Enterprises and an outsider's peek into the magic of Imagineering. Plus - Thomas Kinkade, dining at Disneyland, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 180 - Email, Disneyland tips

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2012-04-08 Length: 59s

Summer 2012 at Disneyland: This week, Team Mousetalgia prepares for a Disneyland summer as we discuss our favorite drinks, treats, and attractions to help beat the heat. Next, we answer your latest emails, including topics such as when to visit Cars Land, tips on spending your birthday at the park, finding Captain Hook, missing the Main Street Electrical Parade, visiting Walt's Apartment and debating the idea of exclusivity, Fantasmic reserved seating, food allergies and Disneyland's offerings, buying multi-day tickets, and Universal Studios... can it compare to Disney?


Mousetalgia Episode 179 - Pollyanna's Nancy Olson, Brave

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2012-04-01 Length: 1s

Pollyanna's Nancy Olson talks about her career in Tinsel Town, and Time Magazine delves into the politics of gender at Pixar on this week's Mousetalgia. First, Team Mousetalgia report on an afternoon at the Walt Disney Family Museum with movie star Nancy Olson. Olson tells stories about acting in "Sunset Boulevard," working for Walt Disney Studios in movies such as "Pollyanna" and "The Absent-Minded Professor," and establishing a family in the midst of a fascinating career. Also, Time's Joel Stein writes about the creation of the upcoming film "Brave" at Pixar, and we discuss the article and muse about Pixar's first princess movie. Plus, a list of our favorite Disney leading ladies!


Mousetalgia Episode 178 - Disneyland "Off the Map"

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2012-03-25 Length: 52s

Explore the "secret" Disneyland at D23's "Off the Map" event. This week, Team Mousetalgia is joined by correspondent Joseph Titizian as he reports on the recent D23 event which took a lucky few guests to various rarely-accessed Disneyland locations, such as the Lilly Belle Presidential railiroad car, the Dream Suite located above Pirates of the Caribbean, Walt Disney's private apartment overlooking Disneyland's Town Square, and a private dinner at the members-only Club 33. Titizian also reports from D23's "Journey to Marceline" event, which took guests on a day-long excursion to Walt Disney's hometown of Marceline, MO. Plus - Alice gets a window, a listener eats a package of VIA, and embracing your inner Disney nerd. Also - Tim provides some bonus Babb!


Mousetalgia Episode 177 - Robert Sherman, John Carter

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2012-03-18 Length: 1s

Remembering Robert Sherman, and our John Carter review - This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disney author and historian Jeff Kurtti back to the show to share memories of Disney Legend Robert Sherman, and to discuss the legacy he leaves behind. Kurtti, a producer for the acclaimed film about the Sherman Brothers titled "The Boys," shares stories from his personal relationship with Robert Sherman and talks about the influence the songwriting brothers have had on the entertainment world. Also, in the first part of our supersized episode, Team Mousetalgia welcomes comedian Tim Babb to the show to discuss and review John Carter, the $250M blockbuster that some critics have called lackluster. Plus - Dick Van Dyke gets hitched, reviewing a bottle of Fess Parker wine, apps, corn chowder - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 176 - True Life Adventures

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2012-03-11 Length: 1s

Mousetalgia Episode 176: True Life Adventures - Don Hahn spoke recently at the Walt Disney Family Museum about Disney's nature films, and Dave and Becky report from the event. From Walt's True Life Adventures to the recent Disneynature films, Hahn shared the filmmakers' secret techniques and behind-the-scenes production stories. Also, remembering Robert Sherman: the media responds to the loss of another Disney Legend. Plus: listener email and Disneyland travel tips, a report from Disneyland's Leap Day celebration, and John Carter - can the film live up to Hollywood's expectations?


Mousetalgia Episode 175 - Newsies, 1 More Disney Day

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2012-03-04 Length: 1s

D23 hosted a screening of Newsies at the Walt Disney Studios on Feb. 25, 2012, and Jeff and Kristen report from the event. Featuring a panel discussion with director Kenny Ortega and cast members Marty Belafsky and Kevin Stea, the afternoon screening presented fans of the 20 year old film with new insights into the making of the movie. Also, Disneyland recently presented a "New Orleans Bayou Bash" featuring exclusive menu items and entertainment, and we report on the culinary offerings. Plus - Minnie's Fly Girls land in DCA, we pursue some Disney trivia, and our listeners report on Disney's recent "One More Disney Day" 24-hour event on Leap Day 2012!


Mousetalgia Episode 174: Disneyland Ticket Books

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2012-02-27 Length: 1s

Remembering Disneyland's ticket books: This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses Disneyland's various resort breakfast options, both on property and nearby. Next, we share a brief history of the ticket book, including a celebration of the "E" ticket, remembering the first all-day passports, and a brief discussion of ticket collections. Also, attraction ranking - a discussion of which rides merited which tickets, and a conversation about whether or not Disneyland got it right. Plus - if DCA had ticket books, how would the attractions be ranked? Also, Turk terrorizes, Toy Story trauma - and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 173 - Walt and the Oscars

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2012-02-20 Length: 1s

Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning films: This week, Becky reports on a presentation about Walt and the Oscars by Jeff Kurtti at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Learn about Disney's award-winning shorts, his classic animated features, and the live action films that changed the way documentaries were created. Also, Team Mousetalgia talks about D23's "Disneyland - Off the Map" event, and we offer a therapy session for Disney fans that tried in vain to get some of the coveted tickets. Plus - Muppets, Disney Junior, the Electrical Parade, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 172 - Smoke Tree Ranch, Disneyland Dining

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2012-02-12 Length: 1s

Visit Smoke Tree Ranch with special guest Joseph Titizian, as he reports on the recent D23 excursion to Walt's Palm Springs home away from home. Plus, Kristen reports on "Dining Around the 'Land," with new notes from many of Disneyland's popular eateries, including the mysterious Club 33. We also discuss touring Disneyland "out of your comfort zone," with tips on visiting the resort with toddlers and wheelchairs. Plus, a close look at the new Jolly Holiday Bakery, a Toon Town mystery solved, Ariel gets buttered.... and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 171 - Tink Half Marathon, Lunar New Year

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2012-02-05 Length: 1s

The Tinker Bell Half Marathon report: This week, Becky takes us behind the scenes of the massive Tinker Bell Half Marathon held at Disneyland on January 29, and gives us a full report after finishing the full 13 mile course. Also, Disneyland celebrated the Lunar New Year with special events and entertainment, and Jeff and Kristen report on the various goings-on (and Jeff's multiple attempts to meet Mulan!) Also - trip reports, Disneyland firsts, and the best-kept breakfast secret at the resort!


Mousetalgia Episode 170 - Mousetalgia Emporium

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2012-01-29 Length: 1s

In this week's Mousetalgia Emporium, we look at bandleader/producer Mitch Miller and his vast array of Disney songs recorded for the Golden Records label; we revisit "Beauty and the Beast" in the wake of its return to the big screen in 3D; we talk about the intricacy of "Tangled Ever After"; Kristen reviews "Poppin Guitars," a collection of Sherman Brothers tunes; we attempt to review a bottle of Silverado wine (is "it was good" sufficient?); Jeff and Becky discuss dueling Disney surveys and the lucrative rewards for taking said surveys; and Disney's water rides - yea or nay?


Mousetalgia Episode 169 - Mineral King

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2012-01-22 Length: 1s

Walt Disney's proposed ski resort: This week, we report on Mineral King, the wilderness resort Walt Disney wanted to build at the time of his passing. Based on a Walt Disney Family Museum panel discussion hosted by Sam Gennawey, we discuss the history of the proposed resort, the challenges Walt faced in its development, and its legacy on environmental concerns as well as the Disney company's approach to the creation of resorts around the world. Also, taking kids to Disneyland for the first time: our tips and tricks! And a special congratulations to Bill Farmer on the 25th anniversary of giving voice to everybody's favorite goof, Goofy!


Mousetalgia Episode 168 - Letters and Book Reviews

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2012-01-15 Length: 1s

Listener emails and book reviews - This week, Team Mousetalgia goes back to the mailbag to answer listener questions on topics as varied as Disneyland's train stations; the best locations to view the parades, Fantasmic, the fireworks and DCA's World of Color; Disney cookbooks; remembering the original Disney Channel, and more! Plus, we discuss our latest reading materials, covering topics that include Disneyana collectibles, Disneyland trivia, Walt Disney World history, and stories from a theme park insider. Also - more Tim Babb, another giveaway, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 167 - Leap Day at Disneyland

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2012-01-08 Length: 1s

One More Disney Day: This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses the One More Disney Day promotion, which will host 24 hour parties at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World on Leap Day. We debate the pros and cons of the experience, and discuss strategies for dealing with the lengthy event. Also, D23 offers trips to Marceline, MO and Smoke Tree Ranch, and we discuss the value of the opportunities. Plus - changes are coming to Club 33, and we discuss the changes and debate their impact on current membership and the future of the club. All this, plus Bits and Bytes, Tim Babb, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 166 - First trip to Walt Disney World

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2012-01-01 Length: 1s

Walt Disney World from a Disneyland fan's perspective. Kristen reports on the Walt Disney World Resort this week, and busts some myths while offering tips to first-time visitors to the resort. From dining plans to traveling around the resort, Kristen presents her findings and offers some reviews of various restaurants, attractions, and hotels at the number one vacation destination. Also, Team Mousetalgia presents our Year-In-Review Roundup, and we discuss our favorite films, Disneyland experiences, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 165 - Walt Disney, Entertainment Icon

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2011-12-25 Length: 1s

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


Mousetalgia Episode 164 - Christmas films

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2011-12-18 Length: 1s

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


Mousetalgia Episode 163 - Holidays at Disneyland

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2011-12-11 Length: 1s

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


Mousetalgia Episode 162 - Spin & Marty, The Muppets

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2011-12-04 Length: 1s

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


Mousetalgia Episode 161 - The Muppets

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2011-11-27 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 160 - Disneyland in a day

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2011-11-20 Length: 1s

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!?


Mousetalgia Episode 159 - Mickey Mouse turns 83!

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2011-11-13 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 158 - The Mousetalgia Mailbag

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2011-11-07 Length: 58s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 157 - Halloween in the Disney Parks worldwide

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2011-10-30 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 156 - Mousetalgia's Emporium of reviews

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2011-10-23 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 155 - Disneyland Hotel secrets

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2011-10-16 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 154 - Happiest Haunts Tour, Mary Blair

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2011-10-10 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 153 - Don Hahn, Haunted Mansion

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2011-10-02 Length: 1s

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!


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

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2011-09-25 Length: 52s

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!


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

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2011-09-18 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 150 - Listener email show

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2011-09-11 Length: 1s

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!


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

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2011-09-04 Length: 1s

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!


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

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2011-08-28 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 147 - D23 Expo Highlights, Disneyland questions

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2011-08-22 Length: 1s

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?!


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

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2011-08-14 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 145 - Disneyland model, Wally Boag

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2011-08-07 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 144 - Marvel, Tim Burton, Club 33

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2011-07-31 Length: 1s

The Marvel-ous D23 Episode - Imagineer Josh Shipley discusses the relationship of Disney and Marvel, and gives fans some reasons to look forward to the Marvel panel at the upcoming D23 Expo. Also, Jeff and Kristen share a trip report about a whirlwind trip to the Walt Disney Studios and Archive, Paradise Pier eateries, a Club 33 Vinter's Menu dinner review, and a review of the current exhibit of Tim Burton's art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Plus - Up on CD (finally!), and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 143 - Mousetalgia's Review Emporium

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2011-07-25 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 142 - Winnie the Pooh, Mouse Meet

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2011-07-17 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 141 - Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet

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2011-07-10 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 140 - America on Parade, America Sings

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2011-07-03 Length: 44s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 139 - Disneyland maps,Tyrus Wong

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2011-06-26 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 138 - a Team Trip Report

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2011-06-19 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 137 - Listener Email, Mary Poppins

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2011-06-12 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 136 - Designer Kevin Kidney, Soundsational Parade

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2011-06-06 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia Episode 135 - Walt Disney and World War II

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2011-05-29 Length: 1s

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!


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

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2011-05-22 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 133: Pirates of the Caribbean premiere at Disneyland

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2011-05-15 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 132 - Alice Davis and Mary Blair

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2011-05-09 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 131 - Danny Elfman / Listeners' questions

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2011-05-01 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia Episode 130 - Collin Campbell and Alice in Wonderland

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2011-04-24 Length: 58s

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!


Mousetalgia Episode 129 - Voice actor Corey Burton and Disney Jazz

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2011-04-17 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia Episode 128 - Wait times for new Disneyland Resort attractions

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2011-04-10 Length: 50s

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.


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

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2011-04-03 Length: 1s

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.


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

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2011-03-27 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 125

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2011-03-20 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 124

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2011-03-14

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 123

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2011-03-06 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 122

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2011-02-27 Length: 1s

It's Mouse-terpiece Theatre! This week, Team Mousetalgia reviews some of our recent Disney-related reading material, including an intriguing biography of WED Imagineer Herb Ryman, a memoir of a WDW castmember, some Peter Pan fiction, a pictorial guide to the Walt Disney Family Museum, and an insider's look at Walt Disney World. Also - our review of the current issue of Twenty-Three magazine - is this glossy periodical too commercial, or just about right? We report - you decide!


Mousetalgia - Episode 121

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2011-02-21 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 120

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2011-02-13 Length: 51s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 119

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2011-02-06 Length: 57s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 118

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2011-01-31 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 117

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2011-01-23 Length: 59s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 116

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2011-01-17 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 115

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2011-01-09 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 114

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2011-01-03 Length: 54s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 113

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2010-12-27 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 112

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2010-12-19 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 111

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2010-12-12 Length: 54s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 110

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2010-12-05 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 109

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2010-11-28 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 108

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2010-11-22 Length: 57s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 107

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2010-11-14 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 106

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2010-11-08 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 105

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2010-11-01 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 104

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2010-10-25 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 103

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2010-10-18 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 102

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2010-10-10 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 101

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2010-10-04 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 100

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2010-09-27 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 99

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2010-09-20 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 98

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2010-09-13 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia -Episode 97

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2010-09-05 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 96

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2010-08-30 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 95

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2010-08-23 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 94

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2010-08-16 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 93

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2010-08-08 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 92

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2010-08-01 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 91

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2010-07-26 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 90

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2010-07-19 Length: 55s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 89

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2010-07-12 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 88

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2010-07-05 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 87

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2010-06-27 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 86

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2010-06-21 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 85

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2010-06-14 Length: 59s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 84

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2010-06-07 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 83

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2010-05-31 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 82

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2010-05-24 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 81

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2010-05-17 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 80

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2010-05-10 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 79

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2010-05-02 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 78

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2010-04-25 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 77

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2010-04-19 Length: 1s

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.


Mousetalgia - Episode 76

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2010-04-11 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 75

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2010-04-05 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 74

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2010-03-29 Length: 59s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 73

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2010-03-22 Length: 48s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 72

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2010-03-15 Length: 1s

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."


Mousetalgia - Episode 71

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2010-03-07 Length: 44s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 70

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2010-02-28 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 69

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2010-02-22 Length: 57s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 68

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2010-02-14 Length: 56s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 67

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2010-02-08 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 66

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2010-02-01 Length: 1s

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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 65

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2010-01-25 Length: 1s
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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 64

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2010-01-18 Length: 1s
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!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 63

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2010-01-11 Length: 1s
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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 62

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2010-01-04 Length: 32s
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!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 61

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2009-12-27 Length: 49s
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!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 60

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2009-12-21 Length: 56s
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!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 59

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2009-12-14 Length: 52s
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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 58

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2009-12-07 Length: 48s
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!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 57

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2009-11-30 Length: 46s
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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 56

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2009-11-23 Length: 1s
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!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 55

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2009-11-16 Length: 47s
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!


Mousetalgia - Episode 54

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2009-11-08 Length: 1s
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!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 53

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2009-11-02 Length: 59s
The Disney Gallery opens in the Main Street Bank at Disneyland, and Mousetalgia reports from two artist signings! Plus - Dave reports on the Mousevinyl collection, the team talks about Disney dining experiences, and Jeff attends the San Francisco Symphony Disney Family Museum concert. Also, Kristen renews some fans' marriage vows... on Pirates of the Caribbean!


Mousetalgia - Episode 52

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2009-10-26 Length: 1s
Halloween Time at Disneyland - Explore Ghost Galaxy, Haunted Mansion Holiday, the Halloween Screams fireworks show, and the seasonal decorations that make Halloween a special holiday at the Disneyland Resort. Also, Team Mousetalgia talks with Kat Cressida, the voice of the Black Widow Bride in the Haunted Mansion - learn the inside story behind the 2006 revisions to the Haunted Mansion attic. Plus, a Kingdom Comedy Halloween special, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 51

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2009-10-18 Length: 43s
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs revisited - Join Team Mousetalgia as we discuss the music, history, groundbreaking animation and cultural impact of this classic animated feature. Also - a look at Snow White's Scary Adventures attraction, and a Disneyland Halloween Time update!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 50

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2009-10-12 Length: 59s
Celebrate Sleeping Beauty's 50th anniversary on our 50th episode! Team Mousetalgia discusses the Art of Sleeping Beauty exhibit at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, reviews Toy Story 1 and 2 in 3D, and answers listener email! Also - more Kingdom Comedy, and a cricket invasion!


Mousetalgia - Episode 49

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2009-10-05 Length: 1s
Explore the Walt Disney Family Museum with Team Mousetalgia! Mousetalgia visits the Presidio in San Francisco for a detailed look at the beautiful new museum honoring the life of Walt Disney, and describes many of the exhibits and galleries. Also, take an inside look at the making of the Unofficial Guides to Disneyland and Walt Disney World, explore TouringPlans.com, and more!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 48

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2009-09-28 Length: 1s
D23 Expo, part 2: Explore Disney's D23 Expo in this week's episode - and take a ride around the park on the Lilly Belle with Team Mousetalgia! Learn more about the exhibits and pavilions at the Expo, including an in-depth look at the Parks and Resorts exhibit and the collectors' forum, and also visit Club 33 with the team, as they dine in the exclusive Trophy Room.…


Mousetalgia - Episode 47

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2009-09-21 Length: 1s
Visit Disney's D23 Expo with Team Mousetalgia! Explore all 4 days of keynote events, with special reports on the Disney Company, Walt Disney Pictures, the Disney Theme Parks and the Future of Disney Animation. From the first public Disney Legends ceremony to Johnny Depp appearing live as Jack Sparrow, and from the Muppets to Miley Cyrus.. Mousetalgia captures it all!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 46

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2009-09-20 Length: 1s
The Haunted Mansion celebrates 40 years of chills and thrills! Mousetalgia visits Disneyland's ghostly party, featuring Imagineers Tony Baxter, Jason Surrell, Kim Irvine, Alice Davis and X Atencio. Explore the merchandise, hear about the dinner, and experience the wedding of a lifetime. Also, Tim Babb does D23, DoomBuggies hosts a Bridal Bash, and more!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 45

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2009-09-14 Length: 59s
Disney and the War: Team Mousetalgia discuss and debate the role of Walt Disney Studios in the creation of American propaganda during World War II, including the films "Der Fuehrer's Face" and "Education for Death." Also - a "Magically Inspired Eats" segment featuring a '70s Disneyland Hotel seafood recipe!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 44

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2009-09-06 Length: 1s

Remembering Thurl - Join Team Mousetalgia as they celebrate this week's CD re-release of the 1969 Disneyland Records "Haunted Mansion" record with a never-before-heard interview with legendary voice Thurl Ravenscroft from 1993. Thurl shares some incredible stories about working with Walt and creating some of the most memorable voices in Disney history. Also, Team Mousetalgia discuss the upcoming Disney Expo, Tim Babb welcomes Marvel Comics into the family, and more!

*Don't forget - the Mousetalgia Meet is Friday, Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Rancho Del Zocalo in Disneyland Park - please join us if you can!


Mousetalgia - Episode 43

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2009-08-30 Length: 59s
Explore dining options at Disneyland, both past and present! In this week's episode, Kristen looks back at some extinct eateries at the park, and the team discuss current restaurants and food selections. Also, Jeff discusses the opening day of the Haunted Mansion, and we answer more listener email!


Mousetalgia - Episode 42

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2009-08-24 Length: 1s
Visit Hollywood Pictures Backlot at Disney's California Adventure! Team Mousetalgia take you on a tour of Monster's Inc. Mike and Sully to the Rescue,  Muppetvision 3D, and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! Also - Jeff forgets the name of Superstar Limo; a Haunted Mansion moment about the Hat Box Ghost; and the team tries to be smarter than a fifth grader!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 41

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2009-08-16 Length: 57s
Artist Josh "Shag" Agle  hosts a Swingin' cocktail bash at Disneyland in honor of the Haunted Mansion's 40th anniversary, and Team Mousetalgia are there to report on the festivities. Plus, the secrets of the Lilly Belle are revealed, Tim Babb checks in, and a family spends a night in the Haunted Mansion!


Mousetalgia - Episode 40

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2009-08-10 Length: 49s
Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion turns 40! Woody flees the Celebration Roundup! WDW blueprints leaked! It must be a Mousetalgia Emporium! Also - Dezi reports from the park, DCA's Blue Sky Cellar teases the public with a new website, gettin' wet in Critter Country, and Becky wonders what to do while she's left alone during the Haunted Mansion event in September.


Mousetalgia - Episode 39

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2009-08-03 Length: 1s
It's all about Mickey! Join Team Mousetalgia on our first anniversary episode as we celebrate the Mouse, and discuss our favorite cartoons, Mickey's history, and his role at the Magic Kingdom. Also - the Haunted Mansion turns 40, and Mousetalgia celebrates with an exclusive interview with Imagineer "X" Atencio, who shares some secrets from the Mansion's past. Plus - Tim Babb's Kingdom Comedy, a sweepstakes, Team Mousetalgia get musical, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 38

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2009-07-27 Length: 53s
Team Mousetalgia discuss D23 and answer listener email! Learn about our favorite off-site lodging, listen to heart-warming listener stories, and debate along with us as we compare Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle with Cinderella Castle at WDW! Also, a Haunted Mansion moment, and much more!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 37

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2009-07-19 Length: 1s
Mousetalgia celebrates Disneyland's 54th birthday by watching "Disneyland U.S.A." at a private D23 screening and takes you behind the scenes, where we learn the secrets of Disneyland's fireworks, meet "Bob" Lindquist, and... Gurr takes Nixon hostage? Plus, Mousetalgia remembers Disney voice actor Dal McKennon (1919-2009) with a very special exclusive interview. Also, a look at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion "O-pin House" summer of pins, and more!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 36

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2009-07-13 Length: 1s
Tim Babb brings his "Kingdom Comedy" to Mousetalgia this week, as the team discusses the benefits of going Blu-ray (or not), the Disney Movie Rewards program, Disneyland on YouTube, and Babb's secrets to recording his Disneyland videos. Also, Nightastic's new light-up balloons, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 35

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2009-07-06 Length: 1s
Take a tour of the Disney Archives with Mousetalgia! On June 27, 2009, a select group of D23 members were able to visit the Walt Disney Studios and Archives and meet with Disney Legend Dave Smith, and Mousetalgia was there! Join us as Dave and Becky take us on an exclusive tour of the Disney Archives, the Walt Disney Studios backlot, and the Walt Disney Animation studio.…


Mousetalgia - Episode 34

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2009-06-29 Length: 1s
50 years of Tomorrowland transportation - A report from an exclusive evening with Disneyland luminaries featuring Bob Gurr, Ron Dominguez, Keith Murdoch and Garner Holt, celebrating the anniversary of the Matterhorn, Monorail, and Submarine Voyage! Also, the art of Marc Davis, Tim Babb, the Haunted Mansion bride, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 33

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2009-06-22 Length: 45s
Explore liquid space with the Disneyland Submarine Voyage! Team Mousetalgia takes a look at the past and present incarnations of this unique theme park attraction. Also, Dave introduces MouseVinyl.com - a library of Disneyland Records, and more awkward Disney moments from Mousetalgia listeners!


Mousetalgia - Episode 32

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2009-06-15 Length: 1s
Art in the parks: a look at the history of Disneyland attraction posters, and a discussion about design with Greg Maletic, poster artist for Disneyland Hong Kong! Also - Greg introduces "Wishing Stars" for the iPhone, Mousetalgia fans share their awkward Disney moments, and more!…


Mousetalgia Episode 31

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2009-06-08 Length: 1s
Disneyland's Princess Power - the girls' got it goin' on, but are they outshining the Fab Five? Team Mousetalgia discuss the pros and cons of the current Princess marketing campaigns at the park. Also - Dave and Becky report from Anaheim's DVC, and discuss the pros and cons of owning Disney real estate. Plus, the official Blue Bayou mint julip recipe revealed, cramming into Doom Buggies, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 30

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2009-06-01 Length: 46s
Enjoying Disneyland in the summertime - explore the parades, fireworks, and fantastic shows that make Disneyland a magical after-dark spectacle! Plus, Team Mousetalgia discuss Disney's upcoming Nightastic offerings, including Dumbo flying over the castle and Fantasmic improvements. Also - Goofy's mailbox, live music in the park, and more!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 29

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2009-05-25 Length: 1s
Explore the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland with Team Mousetalgia! Discover the secrets and stories behind the Temple of the Forbidden Eye - one of Imagineering's greatest and most intricate attractions. Plus: Does George Lucas even belong in Disneyland - yea or nay? Also: Kristen vs. Jose - a Tiki Room smackdown!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 28

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2009-05-18 Length: 1s
Take a stroll down Main Street U.S.A. with Team Mousetalgia! Learn secrets and trivia from the history of Main Street, and visit the Penny Arcade, and Emporium. Also, explore the Opera House... and peek inside Walt Disney's personal apartment! Also - take a trip back in time to visit the Wizard of Bras. Plus - Tim Babb in space!


Mousetalgia - Episode 27

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2009-05-11 Length: 50s
Experiencing Bat's Day at Disneyland, playing Disney's California Adventure midway games, and remembering other Disneyland arcades - it's a Mousetalgia Emporium! Plus, the team share listener email and discuss new Haunted Mansion merchandise.…


Mousetalgia - Episode 26

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2009-05-04 Length: 36s
Lions, cheetahs and (polar) bears... oh my! It's not easy being green, but Disney makes green waves with 'Earth,' the new film from the Disney Nature brand. Team Mousetalgia discusses the film, and other green aspects of Disneyland park... including recycled scenes from old attractions!


Mousetalgia - Episode 25

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2009-04-26 Length: 30s
It may be tough to be a bug, but it's easy to love the Pixar-inspired Bug's Land at DCA! Team Mousetalgia visit the area and discuss the various attractions - and talk about Pixar's involvement at the Disneyland resort. Plus - a special report on DCA's new carnival games!


Mousetalgia - Episode 24

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2009-04-19 Length: 45s
Explore the Downtown Disney District with Mousetalgia! Once a part of Disneyland's vast parking lot, Downtown Disney is now an integral part of the Disneyland Resort. Join Team Mousetalgia as we discuss the shops, dining, and entertainment found in this intriguing retail area, and share our own tips. Plus, Mousetalgia welcomes Tim Babb's Kingdom Comedy to the show!


Mousetalgia Episode 23: Frontierland now and then

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2009-04-13 Length: 53s

Frontierland! Howdy partners - come reminisce about the ol' Mine Train through Nature's Wonderland, or set a spell n' grab a soda at the Golden Horseshoe. Team Mousetalgia take you on a tour of Disneyland's Frontierland, and discuss current dining options in the land as well. Yee-HAW!


Mousetalgia - Episode 22

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2009-04-06 Length: 52s
Yo Ho! Put on your Pirate ears as Team Mousetalgia talks everything POTC - from Pirates' Lair to the films to the attraction that started it all. We also introduce "Ears to the Ground," our new Disneyland news segment. Drink up, me hearties!


Mousetalgia - Episode 21

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2009-03-28 Length: 1s
Disney Character Stalking... tips and tricks for meeting the characters that put the 'magic' in the Magic Kingdom! Also, Team Mousetalgia discusses Disney's new D23 Fan Community - is it worth the hype (and the $74.99 membership fee?)


Mousetalgia - Episode 20

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2009-03-22 Length: 40s
Look inside the magical musical world of Disney! Join Team Mousetalgia as they review the 'Music Behind the Magic' exhibition, and discuss the musicians and songwriters behind the music from the parks. Also, the team debates which is the most popular Disneyland song, and explores the song from the Haunted Mansion.


Mousetalgia - Episode 19

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2009-03-16 Length: 38s
Sleeping Beauty's Castle revisited - take an exclusive walk through the new Sleeping Beauty Castle with Imagineer Chris Merritt, Art Director for the newly-opened attraction. Also, join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they introduce Fan Fare, a new segment of Mousetalgia. Plus - Disney Would-You-Rather, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 18

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2009-03-09 Length: 30s
Personalizing Disneyland: Fun ways to bring the magic home and enjoy the magic year-round, including personalized videos, hats, shirts, ears, flip-books, and more! Also - adventures in registering for the Haunted Mansion's 40th anniversary event!


Mousetalgia - Episode 17

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2009-03-01 Length: 38s
Fantasyland, continued: A look at the outdoor attractions in Disneyland's Fantasyland, including the Tea Party, Dumbo, Matterhorn, Storybook Land, King Arthur's Carrousel, and more. Join Team Mousetalgia as they explore Fantasyland in depth!


Mousetalgia - Episode 16

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2009-02-23 Length: 47s
Changing 'it's a small world,' and updating Disneyland in general - the pros and cons of messing with the classics. Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss the history of 'small world' and the merits of its re-imagining - plus opinions on Pirates, Nemo, and more!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 15

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2009-02-16 Length: 40s
Join Dave, Becky, Jeff and Kristen as they discuss Disneyland's Fantasyland and its dark rides... including Peter Pan's Flight, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Pinocchio's Daring Journey, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 14

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2009-02-09 Length: 32s
Join Dave, Becky, Jeff and Kristen as they open the Mousetalgia Mailbag and answer listener emails. Topics include planning Disneyland-themed parties and events, listener suggestions, and a Haunted Mansion moment featuring the Hatbox Ghost!


Mousetalgia - Episode 13

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2009-02-02 Length: 35s
Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss the benefits of being a Disneyland Annual Passholder, and look at Disneyland's new monthly payment plan for Annual Passes. The team discusses the pros and cons of Disneyland's old ticket books. Also, Kristen takes us on a tour of the recently-opened Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough exhibit - and more!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 12

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2009-01-15 Length: 43s
Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss the latest news about the Haunted Mansion's 40th anniversary events this year at Disneyland. Learn about the official merchandise event on 9/9/09, cocktails with artist Shag, the "O-pin Plot" pin event, and more!


Mousetalgia - Episode 11

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2009-01-01 Length: 29s
Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they introduce the Mousetalgia Emporium - a potpourri of comments and thoughts on a variety of topics. Today, Team Mousetalgia discusses character dining at the Grand Californian, breakfasts at the park, Rider Switch Passes for taking small children to the park, local hotels, Disneyland's "Key to the Magic" cards, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 10

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2008-12-15 Length: 49s
Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss Disneyland's new Pixie Hollow installation, where you can meet Tink! Also, the team heads over to Disney's California adventure to visit the Blue Sky Cellar, Imagineering's sneak-preview exhibit of plans and models from the upcoming DCA renovations. Plus, last-minute Disney gift ideas, and more!


Mousetalgia Episode 9

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2008-12-01 Length: 29s
Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they discuss spending the holidays at Disneyland - including the decor, lights, television ads, and the Haunted Mansion Holiday overlay. Does Jack Skellington deserve his own land in Disneyland? We discuss it! Also, a new listener email segment - and we share our favorite Christmas memories from the park.…


Mousetalgia - Episode 8

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2008-11-15 Length: 56s
Join Dave, Jeff, and Becky in part two of their exclusive interview with Margaret Kerry, the original reference model for Tinker Bell from Walt Disney's 1953 classic Peter Pan. Margaret talks about the changes coming to 'it's a small world,' and shares memories of her life among the Disney legends. Special guests Kari and Vickie discuss visiting Disneyland Resort on a budget, and the team ponders the pros and cons of princesses and pin collecting.…


Mousetalgia - Episode 7

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2008-10-31 Length: 50s
Join Dave, Jeff, and Becky in an exclusive interview with Margaret Kerry, the original reference model for Tinker Bell from Walt Disney's 1953 classic Peter Pan. In part one of a two-part interview, Margaret talks about being hired to portray Tink, and she discusses Tink's journey from Peter Pan's sidekick to international superstar. Margaret also shares some stories from early Disneyland encounters, and gives her review of the new Tinker Bell movie! Kristen also checks in from Uganda, where she is currently working.…


Mousetalgia Episode 6

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2008-10-14 Length: 1s
Join Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky as they celebrate the spooking season with an in-depth look at Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Jeff puts on his "Chef Mayhem" persona and offers expert commentary on the Haunted Mansion from his years of operating fansite DoomBuggies.com, and the rest of the crew offer additional perspective and insights. Also - Haunted Mansion sound effects, favorite Disney villains, Tink drops by, and a spooktacular contest!


Mousetalgia - Episode 5

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2008-10-02 Length: 58s
Join the Mousetalgia crew as Dave, Kristen, Becky and Jeff visit Adventureland. Starting with a tour of memories from the defunct Tahitian Terrace, the crew announce a new recipe segment titled "Magically Inspired Eats," then move on to discuss the Enchanted Tiki Room, the Jungle Cruise, Indiana Jones Adventure, and the Treehouse: Swiss vs. Tarzan. Tinker Bell also makes a fly-by in this episode!


Mousetalgia - Episode 4

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2008-09-16 Length: 35s
Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky discuss the impact that Disney's live-action/animation films have had on Disneyland Park, featuring Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Song of the South, and Pete's Dragon. And as a special bonus feature, Becky and Dave offer a practically perfect review of Mary Poppins on Broadway!…


Mousetalgia - Episode 3

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2008-08-31 Length: 57s
Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky discuss Disneyland's Tomorrowland, and its depiction of the transportation of the future. Jeff reviews the Mark VII and the current Innoventions Dream Home exhibit, and Kristen wonders aloud about eating fruit off the trees at the park. The team also hosts a lively debate over the influence George Lucas has had on Disneyland. Nemo, Buzz, and the Peoplemover are also hot topics of this show.…


Mousetalgia Episode 2

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2008-08-14 Length: 1s

Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky discuss the "Swinging Wake" Haunted Mansion event held in Disneyland's Blue Bayou last spring - a private party held in Disneyland after the park closed to the public. Jeff tells the behind-the-scenes story of hosting the event at Disneyland, which featured four Disney Legends as featured guests ("X" Atencio, Blaine Gibson, Harriet Burns, and Bob Gurr) and a private ride through the Haunted Mansion. Other topics include favorite Disneyland queues, "line etiquette" and the recent decision to recreate the original "Sleeping Beauty's Castle" dioramas. Visit the image gallery on Mousetalgia.com to see associated photos.


Mousetalgia: Episode 1

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2008-08-05 Length: 1s
Join the Mousetalgia Crew and listen in as Dave, Jeff, Kristen and Becky introduce their new podcast, and discuss Disneyland Park's New Orleans Square. Topics of discussion include the New Orleans Square atmosphere, the Blue Bayou Restaurant, and the secrets of Walt Disney's mysterious Club 33. Kristen also shares about her experience of riding through the Haunted Mansion with the creator of the Haunted Mansion's "Doom Buggies," Disney Legend Bob Gurr!…


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Mousetalgia! - An Unofficial Disneyland Podcast

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Mousetalgia! - An Unofficial Disneyland Podcast