Welcome to the home of Dispodolopis, a podcast that brings a little bit of magic into your daily life. Team Dispodopolis covers Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Everything in Between. Brought to you by two cousins, Ryan and Colleen, who grew up going to Disneyland, and Fiona, who has autism and is the daughter of Colleen. This podcast is a labor of love.
No. 0039: Into the woods with the Headless Horseman
This month on Dispodopolis, we discuss the 1949 Disney classic animated feature "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad." In honor of Halloween, we are just covering the Washington Irving portion of the feature tonight. We tip our hat to one of the first American writers of one of the early American classics, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Tonight, we discuss the story of Washington Irving and a few reasons people believe he wrote this classic legend. We also talk about the production of the movie that stays relatively very close to the original story. Before we discuss the classic short film about Ichabod Crane, we discuss which head of a walk-around character at the Disney Parks we would like to have for the night. It can be a face character or a full mask worn by one of the cast members. We all pick from some of our favorite movies and ones we don't see much in the parks regularly or are only out for special occasions or parties. Recorded to release on November 20th, 2020.
No. 0038: Going 20,000 Leagues to Uncover Jules Verne
This month on Dispodopolis, we discuss the 1954 Academy award-winning movie, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This is one of Ryan's favorite films, and it is long overdue for us to review this film. Walt Disney made some fantastic movies, and this is one of his masterpieces. From a stunning cast to an amazing behind the scenes crew, Disney spent more money on this movie than on any preceding film. In 1954, this was well ahead of its time and spearheaded special effects into the 1980s. 20,000 Leagues surpassed movie sets of the day and used the technology developed for the parks in this movie. But first, we discuss the incredible literary works of Jules Verne. Before we discuss the feature film, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, we discuss the men living on the Nautilus's experimental diet. Fiona takes us on a journey to imagine a menu of shakes and beverages that could be created to represent the movie. We talk about how to express various sea creatures using their colors, textures, and visual representations. Recorded to release on August 20th, 2020.
No. 0037: Disney on Broadway
This month on Dispodopolis, we discuss Disney on Broadway. This special subject was requested by Fiona. She wanted to dive into what shows Disney had experimented with and which had become incredible showstoppers. We have only seen a few of these in their traveling form and we haven't seen any of these on Broadway. As we traverse the vast landscape of Disney's trip into producing on Broadway, we see their were a lot more misses than home runs. Journey with us and find out if your favorite animation feature or live action film has made it onto Broadway. Before we have our discussion about Disney on Broadway, we discuss which animated feature or live action film we would like Disney to produce on Broadway. Recorded to release on August 20th, 2020.
No. 0036: Sixty Years of Pollyanna
This month on Dispodopolis, we discuss the sixtieth anniversary of Pollyanna. It was the first movie that Haylee Mills appeared in for the Walt Disney Studios and Disney was coming into their golden era of live-action films. A talented cast surrounded Hayley Mills, and that cast had been working in Hollywood since silent films had graced the screens. We also discuss some of our favorite parts of this movie and how it affected our lives growing up and how it continues to change the way we see the world. Before we have our discussion about Pollyanna, we discuss a time when we were at a Disney park, we thought something would not go well, and it turned out to be a great moment. Recorded to release on July 10th, 2020.
No. 0035: Upward and Onward!
This month on Dispodopolis, we discuss the recently released movie from Pixar, Onward. It is a departure from the traditional fairy tale that is commonly represented in a Disney movie. It takes you on a journey where you rediscover the magic in a world that has walked away from the enchantment. Onward's primary purpose is opening up the conversation about losing a parent, and the struggle one feels when they have that void in their life. You often feel like nothing can fill that void. There can be so many unanswered questions when you lose someone you love. In Ian's case, he never was able to meet his father because he wasn't born yet. Before we have our discussion about Onward, we discuss which duo in a Disney production must closely relate to your own sibling experience. Recorded to release on June 5th, 2020.
No. 0034: Flowers, Topiaries, and Gardens Oh My!
This month on Dispodopolis, we discuss our experience at the 2020 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. It was the first time in four years we had been to Epcot this time of year. Springtime is a great time to experience the parks, and this trip was extra special because we would be able to sample the food offerings at the festival. This year was also a bittersweet visit because the parks would be closing the day we left, leaving many people unable to partake in this year's celebration. Before we have our discussion about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, we discuss which topiary we would like to have in our gardens at home and which topiary we would like to see added to the parks for next year. Recorded to release on May 20th, 2020.
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Taking me back to Disney
What a fun podcast! Listening takes me back to Disneyland and makes me look forward to my next trip. Love remembering all the fun rides, attractions, and restaurants at the Disney resorts. It's interesting learning the history behind obscure movies such as the Reluctant Dragon.
What a great thing for a child with autism! Getting a child to speak on topic and on demand is great for developing communication and social skills.
Looking forward to the next podcast!