Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

Synopsis

A weekly podcast discussing Disneyland, Disney history, D23, the Walt Disney Family Museum, and everything Disney!

Episodes

  • Mousetalgia Episode 600: Drew Tablak, DCP with Makall Lauren

    Mousetalgia Episode 600: Drew Tablak, DCP with Makall Lauren

    19/04/2020 Duration: 01h21min

    This week, Mousetalgia celebrates our 600th episode with magic from coast to coast! First, we welcome Disneyland vocal artist Drew Tablak back to the show to talk about the Dapper Dans' recent at-home recording session, and the art and heart of performing live at Disneyland. Then, we welcome Tik Tok celeb Makall Lauren to the show to talk about her recent experience with the Disney College Program at Walt Disney World. Makall gives us tips for aspiring program applicants, talks about what it means to her to be on stage at a Disney park, and how she became an overnight Tik Tok sensation. Plus - 6 fast facts about Snow White, and more!

  • Mousetalgia Episode 599: Tom Sito

    Mousetalgia Episode 599: Tom Sito

    12/04/2020 Duration: 01h12s

    This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes animation legend Tom Sito to the show to talk about his long career as an animator with Disney and beyond. Tom discusses his start in the animation industry, working for Disney during the renaissance in the 1980s, working with some of the greatest talents in the animation industry both inside and out of the Disney studio, reflections on Roy Disney, his time with Dreamworks and Warner Brothers, and the universal appeal of animation. Kristen also shares some fun facts about Walt Disney at the age of 30, and we wonder who we'd enjoy being sequestered with during a global crisis.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 598: The Rescuers, Harriet Burns

    Mousetalgia Episode 598: The Rescuers, Harriet Burns

    05/04/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    Welcome to day 23 (and counting) since Disneyland closed indefinitely. In honor of this moment, we talk about Walt Disney Animation's 23rd feature release - The Rescuers! Kristen brings us a load of fast facts and fun trivia about this oft-overlooked Disney classic. Then, Jeff takes a closer look at the life of a Disney Legend: WED Imagineer Harriet Burns. We discuss her time working for the studio and talk to some people who knew her very well - Phil and Robyn Palmquist, close friends of Harriet, who share stories about Harriet's life outside of the studio. Plus - Floppotron, the Never Girls, Prime Time Cafe Meatloaf, and more toilet paper updates!

  • Mousetalgia Episode 597: This week in Disney history, book reviews

    Mousetalgia Episode 597: This week in Disney history, book reviews

    29/03/2020 Duration: 59min

    Team Mousetalgia invites you to take a look with us at this week in Disney history, with topics including Disneyland's shooting galleries, Disney Legend Marc Davis's birthday, Disneyland's Grand Canyon Diorama, Disneyland's first Easter parade, Disney Legend Ward Kimball's first day working for Walt, the Midget Autopia, and Snow White's photo reference model Marge Champion. Also, we have book reviews on Fantasia (1940) and Insight Edition's Disney Princess Tiny Books library (2019). Plus - what we're listening to while in quarantine... and more.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 596: Disneyland closes for weeks

    Mousetalgia Episode 596: Disneyland closes for weeks

    22/03/2020 Duration: 36min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses the frantic last days before Disneyland closed for weeks (until March 31 at the earliest, although potentially much longer) in order to protect people from spreading the COVID-19 virus, including the postponement of our own "Anything Can Happen" events at Disneyland and the Bowers Museum. Kristen gives a trip report discussing the Food and Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure, and we talk about the public response to the closure of every Disney park worldwide, our own decision-making processes at the end of the week before the park closed, and reflection on the weekend that shook America. Also - Jeff collects Cinderella art, Kristen builds a kingdom, Becky finds worthwhile distractions for quarantined kids and Dave seeks TP.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 595: Walts Irish roots, Runaway Railway, Onward

    Mousetalgia Episode 595: Walt's Irish roots, Runaway Railway, Onward

    15/03/2020 Duration: 01h01min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes Disney historian Joseph Titizian back to the show to share some lucky tales about Walt Disney and his Irish roots, his claddagh ring, and the wee King Brian. Then, we welcome Mouse Fan Travel CEO Beci Mahnken back to the show to give us the rundown on Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, which just opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World resort. Finally, Jeff and Kristen review "Onward," Pixar's latest film, and talk about the characters, the music, the magic, and Disney's initial take on the Simpsons. Also - lucky Disneyland moments, and more.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 594: Ask Mousetalgia Anything, continued

    Mousetalgia Episode 594: Ask Mousetalgia Anything, continued

    08/03/2020 Duration: 57min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia continues to answer listener-submitted questions, with topics including: Taking a trip to Disneyland with a teenager, remembering Vault Disney, sharing a day with Walt Disney, best Disney books, a history of Disneyland music, worst Disney attraction or food, a Mouseketeer history lesson, the Haunted Mansion's elevators, introverts and extroverts and the parks, Disney+ faves, films to watch before visiting Disneyland - and more! Also - Mousetalgia's "Anything Can Happen Weekend" is taking place THIS WEEKEND at the Disneyland Resort, and details are in this week's episode.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 593: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Netflixs Dark Crystal

    Mousetalgia Episode 593: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Netflix's Dark Crystal

    01/03/2020 Duration: 01h04min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia ponders Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks, Charles Mintz, and the strange story of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt's first cartoon character to achieve wide popular acclaim. We welcome author and historian Dave Bossert to the show to talk about how Oswald was seen by the public at the time, how his rival characters stacked up, and what the story of Oswald's meteoric rise to fame and disappointing loss meant to Walt Disney and his path forward with his fledgling film studio. Then, Jeff discusses "The Making of The Dark Crystal - Age of Resistance," a panel discussion with representatives from Jim Henson's Creature Shop and the Jim Henson Company, talking about the conceptualization and production of the Netflix series, which was a prequel to The Dark Crystal. Plus - Disneyland Art Corner cels, Amy's Small World bags, Becky's bad news and Star Wars' High Republic. Special note: Mousetalgia's Anything Can Happen Weekend will take place March 14-15, with chances to meet Mousetalgia on Sat. April 14

  • Mousetalgia Episode 592: Kristen goes to Walt Disney World

    Mousetalgia Episode 592: Kristen goes to Walt Disney World

    23/02/2020 Duration: 01h06min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia talks about our East Coast sister parks in a trip report by Kristen about her recent family trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. Kristen offers tips, tricks, and stories about her trek to the opposite coast, with topics including Saratoga Springs, WDW transportation, scooter rentals, the Minnie Van, Epcot touring tips and construction woes, working with anxious children, an awkward moment with Chip, Animal Kingdom tips, mobile ordering preparation, character dining advice, taking a "transportation day," thoughts about dining at Disney Springs, getting trapped at the mini golf course, breezing through Hollywood Studios, Fastpass tips, thoughts on Le Cellier and the Skipper Canteen, and more. Plus - if we were going to transport something from the World into the Land, what would it be? The team discusses.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 591: Art of Frozen 2, Disneyland After Dark

    Mousetalgia Episode 591: Art of Frozen 2, Disneyland After Dark

    16/02/2020 Duration: 01h16min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses some animation and some park news. First, Jeff reports on "The Art of Frozen 2," a talk by Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay, a visual development artist for Walt Disney Feature Animation. Griselda recently appeared at the Walt Disney Family Museum to discuss the current process of animation at Walt Disney Feature Animation, and then she discussed about her own role in the visual development department, and her work creating costumes and motifs for the latest animated film from Disney. Then, Kristen Carr gives us an in-depth look at the first Disneyland After Dark events of 2020, and shares her highlights from each night, with a discussion of the food, entertainment, characters, and more. Finally, Spiderman prepares to fly across DCA, and Disneyland raises ticket prices, and we react.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 590: Mouse-con Bakersfield

    Mousetalgia Episode 590: Mouse-con Bakersfield

    09/02/2020 Duration: 52min

    This week, Jeff checks in with a report from the first annual Mouse-con Bakersfield! We discuss the special guests, the artists, the panels, and the experience of being surrounded by hundreds of Disney fans. Jeff also brings a few highlights from a panel about Disney story artists, featuring great moments in Disney history with Kirk Hanson, a Disney story expert who has worked for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Imagineering, and many other facets of the Disney Company. Also - another virtual RunDisney series is announced, Jeff buys an old bone, and some behind-the-scenes stories from Disneyland Security! Plus - tickets to Mousetalgia's second annual "Anything Can Happen Weekend" are now on sale at Mousetalgia.com!

  • Mousetalgia Episode 589: Rise of the Resistance, Frozen the Musical

    Mousetalgia Episode 589: Rise of the Resistance, Frozen the Musical

    03/02/2020 Duration: 01h17min

    This week, Mousetalgia presents a trip report stretching from the fjords of Arendelle to the skies of Batuu for the opening weekend of Rise of the Resistance and the last few weeks of Frozen the Musical's first national tour stop at the Pantages Theatre. First, Jeff reports on the magical musical performance of Frozen, which has just started its first road show to follow the success the show is having on Broadway. We discuss the similarities and differences between this and the Disney California Adventure Frozen stage show, and celebrate a revisiting of this popular story. Then, Jeff reports from the opening weekend of Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland. We offer tips for getting a coveted boarding pass, mild spoilers about the ride's tech and effects, and an overview of the attraction's first few days of operation. Finally, we take a look at some of the marketing surrounding the premiere of Sleeping Beauty in 1959, and a hypnotist's gimmick gone terribly wrong.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 588: Star Wars 77, Disneyana collecting 101

    Mousetalgia Episode 588: Star Wars '77, Disneyana collecting 101

    26/01/2020 Duration: 01h15min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia dives into Star Wars then, now and forever. First, we take a look back at Star Wars in 1977 as it began to dominate popular culture, and then Kristen describes "The Star Wars Archives," a massive book from Taschen that shares some of George Lucas's perspective on his original film trilogy. Finally, Jeff and Kristen share some of their tips for Disneyana collecting, specializing in eBay auctions, and we describe a few strategies for beginning your own collection. Also - Becky on RunDisney's new club, and Dave reads Bob Iger's "The Ride of a Lifetime."

  • Mousetalgia Episode 587: Disney Legend Floyd Norman, 101 Dalmatians

    Mousetalgia Episode 587: Disney Legend Floyd Norman, 101 Dalmatians

    19/01/2020 Duration: 01h07min

    It's an animated feature anniversary week on Mousetalgia! 101 Dalmatians and Sleeping Beauty celebrate birthdays over the next two weeks, and we take a look at the history of the Disney studio during the time of the development of these films and celebrate their legacies with animator and Disney Legend Floyd Norman, who worked on both of these groundbreaking films - one of which nearly ended the animation arm of the studio, and one which saved it. Floyd shares stories from the creation of these films, and talks about the past, present and future state of animation at the Walt Disney Studio. Also - Jeff attends a talk at the Walt Disney Family Museum with Walt Disney Records producer Randy Thornton, and Kristen Carr reports from day one of Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland!

  • Mousetalgia Episode 586: Encore on Disney+, rainy Disneyland

    Mousetalgia Episode 586: "Encore" on Disney+, rainy Disneyland

    12/01/2020 Duration: 52min

    This week, Jeff takes a road trip to Disneyland for a rainy Christmas day experience and shares some stories. But first, we speak with Tyler Bliss, an actor who was able to participate as a background performer on an episode of Encore, a series on Disney+. Tyler talks about the experience, the process of making a reality series, and meeting the legendary Stephen Schwartz. Then, Jeff visits a very rainy Disneyland on Christmas day and talks about lightsabers, Napa Rose, and the holiday experience - plus a trip to see a pop-up museum of Carrie Fisher memorabilia in Hollywood and a stop at the Fess Parker Winery.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 585: Ask Mousetalgia Anything

    Mousetalgia Episode 585: Ask Mousetalgia Anything

    05/01/2020 Duration: 01h07min

    To leap into 2020, Team Mousetalgia invited listeners to ask us anything they wanted to for our annual AMA episode, and we got some great questions. Topics include Disneyland memories, favorite and recommended books, embarrassing moments, dealing with your "Disney's-not-for-adults" friends, how we would "improve" the park, least favorite park foods, DVC impressions, Mousetalgia origins, and many more. Come join us as we kick off the new year!

  • Mousetalgia Episode 584: The year in review

    Mousetalgia Episode 584: The year in review

    31/12/2019 Duration: 52min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia takes a look at a few selected moments from 2019 to reminisce about the good, the bad, and the Oswalds. We talk about our favorite movies and television (we're talking about you, Mando); list our top dining experiences (the Craftsman Bar, Club 33, Disneyland's hub and even the Tokyo resort make the bill); share our favorite purchases (Haunted Mansion mugs and Disneyland tickets, both old and new); discuss our favorite new books (do we really need to mention that Marc Davis book again? Yes we do!); lament over this year's Oswald Awards recipients; and finally, recall our best Disney experiences of the year (Tokyo, sabers and sleep - oh, my!) Bonus: we share our Disney resolutions for 2020!

  • Mousetalgia Episode 583: Disneyland Holiday Time, Candlelight 2019

    Mousetalgia Episode 583: Disneyland Holiday Time, Candlelight 2019

    23/12/2019 Duration: 56min

    Merry Christmas! This week, Team Mousetalgia wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season as we discuss Christmas celebrations at Disneyland with a trip report from Jeff. Jeff talks about this year's Candlelight Processional with guest narrator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and we also discuss holiday food and drinks, Club 33 seating for the fireworks, and Drew Tablak's performance of "Silent Night." Also - our favorite Disney Christmas memories, and a little Baby Yoda talk.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 582: Frozen II review, former Cast Member Matthew Emerson

    Mousetalgia Episode 582: Frozen II review, former Cast Member Matthew Emerson

    15/12/2019 Duration: 01h16min

    This week, Team Mousetalgia welcomes former Cast Member Matthew Emerson to the show, and we talk about Matt's extensive career at Disneyland, with topics including the grand opening of Star Tours, tales of being a Jungle Cruise Skipper, his time as Manager of Club 33, and celebrity encounters with Fess Parker, the Mouseketeers, Liz Taylor, and more. Then, Jeff and Kristen offer our review of and our responses to Frozen II (with spoilers). Jeff offers a few hot takes on the story, Kristen has some hot takes on the soundtrack, and we talk about the character development, the plot's twists and turns, and Elsa's hair.

  • Mousetalgia Episode 581: New Disney books, Disneyland Thanksgiving report

    Mousetalgia Episode 581: New Disney books, Disneyland Thanksgiving report

    08/12/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    This week, Jeff reviews five new Disney books, and Dave, Becky and Kristen offer trip reports covering a variety of topics, including: a rainy Thanksgiving trip including dinner at Wine Country Trattoria; Calla's first thrill rides (including the Haunted Mansion and Goofy's Sky School); food options at the Festival of Holidays; and Becky's and Button's first trip to Galaxy's Edge. Plus - a "mom fail," Jeff buys a copy of the New York Times from Nov. 13, 1940, the latest entries in the pantheon of cute Disney baby characters, Disneyland After Dark - and TWO sweepstakes!

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