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Ep. 639: Goodbye Annual Passports, new Disney merchandise
This week, Team Mousetalgia discusses the recent news that Disneyland is cancelling its annual passholder program. In the wake of the park's unprecedented shutdown due to the global pandemic, APs are no more, and we discuss the emotional impact of the end of the program, and future possibilities for the park's superfans. Then, Tim Babb joins the show as we discuss our top 5 favorite Disney songs, and we come up with some surprising lists of memorable music. We also stop to take a moment to remember Disney Legend Ron "Mr. Disneyland" Dominguez who passed away on Jan. 1. Finally, we welcome Joseph Titizian (Project Manager, Disney Experiences and Parks) back to the show to talk about some upcoming exclusive merchandise which will appeal to Disney history fans.
Ep. 638: Disney Legend Cicely Rigdon
This week, Mousetalgia is celebrating a Disney Legend who left a remarkable legacy due to her work with Disneyland. Cicely Rigdon, who started her career at the park as a ticket taker in 1957, quickly had an impact on Disneyland even as she began working in a ticket booth, and soon found herself working for the Tour Guide Department, eventually becoming the supervisor of Guest Relations, and then developing and leading the Disneyland Ambassador Program. Today we speak with Barbara Brock, a former Disneyland Tour Guide who knew Cicely, and Cicely's daughters Penny and Pamela, who share special memories of their mom. We also speak with an array of people who knew and worked with Cicely, and welcome Kristen Carr back to the show to deliver the latest Disney news.
Ep. 637 - Ask Mousetalgia Anything
Happy New Year! This week, Team Mousetalgia answer your questions about just about everything in our annual end-of-the-year AMAs. We get personal and talk shop about the podcast, discuss our feelings about the parks, and share trivia about this and that in part one of a to-be-continued list of excellent questions submitted by you, our amazing listening audience. Grab a warm cup of your favorite beverage and start your year off by spending an hour with your friends at Mousetalgia!
Mousetalgia Episode 636: Disney/Pixar's "Soul"
This week, Team Mousetalgia celebrates the release of Pixar's latest movie. Pixar artist Josh Holtsclaw joins us to talk about the design of Soul, Pixar's 23rd feature film. Josh talks to us about the role of graphics in a Pixar production, using art to create the atmosphere of New York City for the film, and his personal feelings about working on a film that will cap such a tumultuous year with such a thought-provoking movie. Then, Jeff and Kristen provide a spoiler-free review of the film, and we discuss Soul's music, the meaning of life, and ponder what big questions Pixar might tackle next.
Mousetalgia Episode 635: Our lifetime Disney "Best of" lists
This week, Mousetalgia hosts our annual "Best of" episode - but since 'Twenty was such a dumpster fire, we've decided to share our bests of a lifetime of Disney fandom. Topics include favorite movies (Parent Trap? The Haunted Mansion?), and our favorite television shows (The Mandalorian, Wonderful World of Disney). We also discuss our favorite merch, including items from Disneyland's 50th anniversary and the Tronorail. Of course, we discuss favorite Disney foods, including mentions of Club 33, Blue Bayou, Napa Rose, and 21 Royal. Also, our favorite books, our top experiences with our Disney fandom, our awkward "Oswald" moments - and more.
Mousetalgia Episode 634: Disney week in review, listener emails
This week, Kristen takes us through a week in Disney history, and we go though our sack of listener emails! Calla reviews The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse, useful Disney books and their uses, music reviews, a look at the relationship between the light and the dark, finding Disneyland sounds, an it's-a-small-world-of-color mystery, the origins of Walt Disney's studio signature, the march of the Matts - and more!
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Another very nice episode
Moustalgia continues to present excellent podcasts about Disneyland and things Disney. Thanks to the hosts (and also to Kirk) for another great episode and thanks for the other things they give to their listeners. They are always bringing a little more joy into this world.
Becky is Back...
And just as big of a sourpuss as ever. It’s been clear for years she doesn’t enjoy being on the show, and at times, doesn’t even enjoy being at Disney unless she’s there to eat. It’s been so annoying for years on how much poor Cristen compliments Becky just to have Becky not reciprocate. It’s like the jr high nerdy girl trying to get the mean girl’s respect, but still never being invited to the party. I was hoping her hiatus would be permanent, but then returns and makes the episode political. Not caring about her fellow hosts and the work they’ve been doing while she was away. “I don’t care if I make people upset at the show, I have one foot out anyway.”
Great Disney History Podcast
Been listening for years and I love it!