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Disney artists and Imagineers, animators and authors, even Disney Legends have visited with host Tim Callaway in The Mouse Castle Lounge. Join Tim as he delves into Disney movies, music, books, television, theme parks and history. From Mickey Mouse to Mulan, from Disneyland to Walt Disney World, from Pinocchio to Pixar, it's always good times and great conversations...and a few surprises. Welcome to the party. Come on in! www.TheMouseCastle.com

The Mouse Castle Lounge Podcast: Disney News and Interviews, Cocktails and Conversation‪s‬ Tim Callaway

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    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Disney artists and Imagineers, animators and authors, even Disney Legends have visited with host Tim Callaway in The Mouse Castle Lounge. Join Tim as he delves into Disney movies, music, books, television, theme parks and history. From Mickey Mouse to Mulan, from Disneyland to Walt Disney World, from Pinocchio to Pixar, it's always good times and great conversations...and a few surprises. Welcome to the party. Come on in! www.TheMouseCastle.com

    MCL 05-29-2018 - Artist Denise Chamberlain Talks About Mary Blair

    MCL 05-29-2018 - Artist Denise Chamberlain Talks About Mary Blair

    EDITOR'S NOTE: After posting this interview with Denise Chamberlain, I was contacted by Mary Blair's niece, Maggie Richardson, contesting information in the interview. In an e-mail, Maggie told me Denise is not a blood relation of Mary Blair, never met her, and does not represent the Blair family. I contacted Denise for comment, and she confirmed her relationship to Mary was through Denise's uncle, who married Mary's niece, Jeanne, when Denise was a child. Denise still contends that when she was young, she met Mary at various parties and family functions, and still considers Mary her "great aunt," even if not by blood.

    Not clarifying Denise's actual relationship to Mary Blair in the interview was an oversight on my part and I apologize for the confusion. Maggie has asked me to delete the podcast and all related materials due to the inaccuracies she is claiming. I have declined, 

    What follows is the podcast's show notes as originally posted.

    To say Denise Chamberlain has art in her blood…is a pretty accurate statement. Her great aunt, Mary Blair, is a Disney Legend whose distinct artistic style influenced classic Disney animated films like Cinderella, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland as well as perhaps her most famous work, the Disney park attraction It’s a Small World.

    Growing up, Denise got to know Aunt Mary and continues to feel her influence even now, 40 years after Mary’s death. Denise is a successful painter and muralist whose work can be seen throughout Colorado and via her website at MagicBrushArts.com. She joins us today to share stories about Mary Blair and talk about the impact art has had on her life. Denise Chamberlain is Tim's guest today in The Mouse Castle Lounge.

    Enjoy!

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    • 24 min
    MCL 05-16-2018 - Jungle Cruise Skipper Stories with David Marley

    MCL 05-16-2018 - Jungle Cruise Skipper Stories with David Marley

    David Marley is a historian with a PhD from George Washington University, but that's not important today. What matters is for four years he was a Jungle Cruise skipper at Disneyland! In 2016, he wrote Skipper Stories: True Tales From Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise, which contains dozens of interviews with fellow skips past and present. It's an insightful and often very funny look at one of Disneyland’s most popular attractions. The book has proven so popular that volume two of Skipper Stories will be out later this year. David is going to share some of those stories with us today, so remain seated and keep your hands and arms inside the boat at all times. And don’t worry about that tiger that can jump over 20 feet. We’re 19 feet away—he’ll pass right over us. David Marley is Tim's guest today in The Mouse Castle Lounge.

    Enjoy!

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    • 32 min
    MCL 05-08-2018 - We Found Singer Tammy Tuckey on Main Street

    MCL 05-08-2018 - We Found Singer Tammy Tuckey on Main Street

    Tammy Tuckey is living the dream. Tammy is a singer, actress and lifelong Disney fan who has just recorded and produced a musical album called You'll Find Me On Main Street. a collection of Tammy's favorite songs from Walt Disney World. It's an eclectic mix of tunes ranging from "Two Brothers" from The American Adventure to "Tomorrow's Child" from Spaceship Earth to "The Great Outdoors" from The County Bear Jamboree Vacation Hoedown. Tammy has a great voice and an obvious love of the material. The passion she brings to the project makes You'll Find Me On Main Street the Disney cover album you need to download right now.

    Recording the album gave Tammy the opportunity to work with some of the original artists who created the songs for Disney. They include singer Ali Olmo ("Two Brothers"), fiddler Byron Berline ("The Great Outdoors") and the vocal group Sounds of Blackness ("Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand"). In The Mouse Castle Lounge today, Tammy talks with Tim about what it was like to make the album, what songs you can and can't get permission from Disney to record, and what it takes to get Bob Iger's attention.

    Enjoy!

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    • 30 min
    MCL 05-01-2018 - The Return of The Mouse Castle Lounge with Disney Historian Jim Korkis

    MCL 05-01-2018 - The Return of The Mouse Castle Lounge with Disney Historian Jim Korkis

    The Mouse Castle Lounge is back! We’ve pulled the dust covers off the furniture and restocked the bar. And Tim is happy to welcome back a good friend of The Mouse Castle Lounge. He is a prolific author, especially when it comes to Disney history. His books include The Vault of Walt Series, The Secret Stories of Walt Disney World series, Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South and The Book of Mouse. His latest book is Call Me Walt: Everything You Never Knew About Walt Disney. Ladies and gentlemen of Team Mouse Castle, we’re back! So please welcome our guest, Jim Korkis, to The Mouse Castle Lounge.

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    • 37 min
    MCL 11-01-2016 - A Farewell Toast

    MCL 11-01-2016 - A Farewell Toast

    The Mouse Castle Lounge has been absent for a few months. Tim explains where he's been and what lies ahead.

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    • 8 min
    MCL 07-20-2016 - 'Alice' Visual Effects Artist Tefft Smith

    MCL 07-20-2016 - 'Alice' Visual Effects Artist Tefft Smith

    Comic-Con International kicks off Thursday in San Diego and I will be there along with Team Mouse Castle and about 150,000 of our closest nerdy friends as we pack the San Diego Convention Center. It will be my first visit ever to Comic-Con, and I'm super excited to finally be a part of all the craziness. I’m also super excited about my guest today, a gentleman who will co-host a presentation at Comic-Con at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. He’s one of the previsualization supervisors with Halon Entertainment, Tefft Smith. Tefft will be joining visual effects editor Ed Marsh to present “Feed Your Head: The VFX of Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
    Halon Entertainment is a visual effects studio in Southern California that specializes in motion picture previsualization—and what that is, I’m going to let Tefft explain. Halon has done effects work on an impressive list of films including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Ghostbusters, Tomorrowland, and Birdman. Their most recent collaboration with Disney, Alice Through the Looking Glass was a visually stunning return to Wonderland, directed by James Bobin and starring Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter. To tell us all about that experience, as well as his best advice on how to survive Comic-Con is Tefft Smith, my guest today in The Mouse Castle Lounge.

    Enjoy!

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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Ron007 ,

Fun and Informative!

I've been listening to The Mouse Castle for well over a year now and it's been interesting to listen to it as the podcast has changed and grown.

I particularly love Tim Callaway's interview episodes with people who have worked and added to the legacy of the Walt Disney Company. Tim listens carefully to his guests and asks good questions. He's a genial host and interviewer. I really look forward to these interview episodes.

On the other side of the coin are the weekly episodes that are completely different in content and tone. Irreverent and jokey, Tim and co-host Anthony Reynolds talk about the latest Disney news and rumors.

Aashee1 ,

A must listen for Disney fans

I love the fact you can get a quick easy listen, full of facts but not over load. Truly the best Disney podcast I've encountered.

mtngirl2006 ,

Disney love from across the miles

I only have the opportunity to visit Disney on rare occassions, this podcast makes me feel like I'm right back in the middle of the magic. It covers not only the Parks, but also Disney history, current activities and all the company has planned for the future. Great podcast, I always look forward to a new episode.

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