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Mousetalgia Episode 622: Jeff Kurtti on The Disney Monorail
This week, Disney historian and author Jeff Kurtti joins Mousetalgia to discuss his latest book, "The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky." Kurtti talks about the genesis of the project and his perspective on writing the book; his relationship with coauthors Vanessa Hunt and Paul Wolski; and talks about how he made a book that tells the story of the famed Monorail with new art and information for a new audience. Kurtti also talks about his 1998 book "The Art of Mulan," which has been recently re-released in honor of the new live action film. Kurtti describes the process of putting the book together, and the response the book has garnered since. Plus - don't miss Kristen Carr's Mousetalgia FastPass, and we talk Halloween, Halyx, and Tron toys!
Mousetalgia Episode 621: Earth to Ned, Felix and the Monsters
This week, Mousetalgia welcomes our alien overlords as we discuss the new Disney+ series "Earth to Ned" with executive producers Joe Freed of Marwar Junction productions and Vince Raisa of the Jim Henson Company. Joe and Vince explain the genesis of the show, talk about the series' special guests, and tell some behind-the-scenes stories about the production of this innovative new talk show which is literally out of this world. Then, Kristen talks to author Josh Holtsclaw, who happens to be a graphic designer for Pixar, about his new book, Felix and the Monsters. Josh tells us about his career path and his work as an illustrator, the story behind writing the book, and what it was like to work with his co-author, who happens to be his wife. Plus - we discuss our favorite Ron Miller productions, just because!
Mousetalgia Episode 620: Van Eaton Disneyland auction aftermath
This week, Jeff recalls some of the action from the latest Van Eaton Galleries auction, titled "Disneyland: The First 65 Years." What did Jeff win at the latest Van Eaton auction? You'll find out - plus get our tips and tricks for success at online bidding for collectibles. Then, Kristen shares some Disney history about America on Parade, the Submarine Voyage, Circlevision, Country Bear Jamboree, D23 Expo, Pinto Colvig, and Hong Kong Disneyland! Plus - jobs we'd like to try at Disneyland, and more.
Mousetalgia Episode 619: Pat Pattison and his Mickey Antenna Ball
Today, go cruisin' through the Southland with Mousetalgia as we take you on a whirlwind road trip! First, enjoy our conversation with marketing genius Pat Pattison (former VP of Creative Services with the Disney Company), as he talks to us about his work creating products and promotions for the studio and the Disney parks - including the story about how he created the Mickey Antenna Ball. Then, join Kristen Carr as she takes us on her journey toward creating the ultimate Disney-themed road trip, to get a feel for what life was like for Walt Disney himself in historic Los Angeles. Finally - join Jeff as he talks about spending virtual time with his favorite musical group to listen to while cruisin' down the interstate - DCappella! Jeff met the group via Zoom along with a small group of fans to listen to them tell stories from the road, talk about their lives during the pandemic - and to join breakout sessions with each member of the group to learn a song to sing for an official DCappella video! Plus - we rank our favorite Disney automobiles.
Mousetalgia Episode 618: Didier Ghez on Disney's New Golden Age
This week, Mousetalgia welcomes author/historian Didier Ghez to the show to talk about his new book, "They Drew as they Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's New Golden Age." Didier explains Disney's "New Golden Age" of animation, contrasting it with the studio's productions before and after Walt's death. He also talks about his search for art and material to include in the book, his process for researching Disney Studio history, and his upcoming projects. Plus - the return of listener email! Topics include a comparison of the Disneyland resort hotels, the origin of "carpe kingdom," how to preserve posters - and more.
Mousetalgia Episode 617: Howard and Alan
This week, join Mousetalgia as we speak with Disney producer and filmmaker Don Hahn in a conversation about Howard, his documentary about legendary lyricist Howard Ashman. Hahn joins us to speak about the journey he has made with the film in the two years since it first premiered, and talks about the man who "gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul." Then, Jeff and Kristen report on a fundraising event hosted by the Walt Disney Family Museum starring Alan Menken, legendary Disney tunesmith who worked with Howard for many years before Howard's passing. We discuss Alan's work and musicianship. and his incredible imprint on the world of musical theater and film. Also - Jeff reviews a book about maps,Kristen Carr checks in with a Mousetalgia FastPass - 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.
Great Disney History Podcast
Been listening for years and I love it!
An hour worth of Disney
The four hosts of this podcast are so much fun to listen to. Each one brings a different element and their love for Disney is infectious. You will be entertained with interviews, history and current happenings. If you want to learn more about Disneyland and all the things that worked together to form this world that Walt built this is the podcast for you. I am adding on as I still love this podcast but I am getting tired of hearing Kristen go on every week about a different sjw topic. We get it you live in Seattle and are very progressive but please tone down or keep the preaching to a minimum. We all want Disney to do the right thing and love seeing new changes to reflect the ever changing world.