Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

Mousetalgia! - Your Disneyland Podcast

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

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January 31, 2023 69 min

No. 47: Disneyland Hotel secrets from October 17, 2011

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Go back in time and visit the Disneyland Hotel of the '50s and '60s in this special resort edition of Mousetalgia! This week, we welcome historian Donald Ballard to the show, to share his stories, research, and secrets about the early days of Disneyland's first hotel. Learn about the Wrather family's investment in Walt ...

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No. 46: Walt Disney and World War II from May 30, 2011

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Walt Disney and World War II: In this special Memorial Day episode from 2011, Team Mousetalgia reports on a weekend event at the Walt Disney Family Museum about the Walt Disney Studios output during World War II, featuring presentations by historian Paul F. Anderson. Learn about the various projects and films that the studio created du...

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No. 45: Newsies '15 tour, Disneyland '55 from March 9, 2015

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Mousetalgia carries the banner and reviews the current touring production of Newsies, which landed recently in San Francisco. We discuss the differences between the film and the touring production, and even some differences between the Broadway show and the current tour. Souvenirs, dancing, the music - we cover it all. The...

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Mousetalgia's Best Ear Ever #44: Swiss Family Robinson, New Orleans Square from Nov. 26, 2018

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Disney artists and historians Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily visited the Walt Disney Family Museum this month to discuss the Swiss Family Robinson, and to talk about their journey to Tobago to search for the film sets from the filming of this astonishing film, and Dave reports on the event. Plus...

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Mousetalgia's Best Ear Ever #43: A history of Disneyland's Candlelight Processional from Dec. 24, 2018

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Merry Christmas! This week on Mousetalgia, we talk Candlelight with Disney historian Joseph Titizian. Joseph talks us through the history of the Candlelight Processional, and then takes us behind the scenes of this year's 60th anniversary of the ceremony, including some sampl...

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Mousetalgia's Best Ear Ever #42: Docter and Merritt on Marc Davis, Gary K. Wolf on Roger Rabbit from July 16, 2018.

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It's an emporium of toontastic proportions today as Mousetalgia invites you to listen in as we re-live our latest adventures. We interview Pixar CCO Pete Docter and Imagineer Chris Merritt about their upcoming book about Marc Davis at a recent event hosted by the Wal...

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November 23, 2022 69 min

Mousetalgia's Best Ear Ever #41: Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room from June 27, 2016.

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Team Mousetalgia celebrates Audio-Animatronic history by welcoming Disney historian and author Jeff Kurtti back to the show today as we investigate Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room. Join us on the lanai as we reminisce about the history and development of this famous attraction, from its ro...

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November 14, 2022 67 min

Mousetalgia's Best Ear Ever #40: An Incredible evening at Pixar from June 11, 2018.

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Dave and Becky traveled to Emeryville in 2018 to see a Super VIP screening of "The Incredibles 2" at the Pixar Animation Studio and Mousetalgia reports from the event. Women in Animation (WIA) hosted an exclusive screening of the new film at Pixar, and Dave and Becky were able to attend. During...

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No. 39: A conversation with Disney Legend Alice Davis (on the '64 World's Fair) from December 15, 2014

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Disney and the World's Fair - Disney Legend Alice Davis talks to Jeff about attending the 1964 World's Fair, and she shares some personal recollections of her time visiting the Fair with Walt Disney and her husband Marc Davis, one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men....

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No. 38: Fred Frees on his father, Ghost Host Paul Frees; Halloween records from October 29, 2012.

Discover the spooktacular talents of Paul Frees, the voice of the Ghost Host, on this Halloween Emporium from 2012! Mousetalgia talks to Fred Frees, the son of Paul Frees, who tells stories about the life of the legendary "Man of 1000 Voices." We also discuss various haunting Disneyland records, and unveil a rare Walt Disney Pr...

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No. 37: Legacy Award-winning Disneyland Cast Member Jim Lowman from May 7, 2018

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In this classic episode, Mousetalgia welcomes Spirit and Legacy Awards-winning cast member Jim Lowman to the show to talk about his half century of working at Disneyland Park. Jim shares fascinating bits of history, including the Haunted Mansion's grand opening at Club 33, bringing the Churro to Dis...

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October 17, 2022 70 min

Mousetalgia's Best Ear Ever No. 36: MouseCon; Disneyland Paris's crisis response from Nov. 23, 2022

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This week, Mousetalgia takes you behind the scenes at MouseCon 2015, the first annual Northern California Disney fan convention. We share some exclusive conversations with the special guests - Tommy Kirk on Walt Disney, Floyd Norman on WED and the origins of the Haunted Mansion, and...

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Mousetalgia Episode 392: Composer John Debney; DCA's Food & Wine Festival from April 25, 2016

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Mousetalgia welcomes Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning composer John Debney to the show today to talk about his score for Jon Favreau's "The Jungle Book," as well as his incredible career and history with the Walt Disney Company - from his start at ...

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Mousetalgia Episode 497 from April 30, 2018: Author Amy Guglielmo and Imagineer John Paul Bakshoian

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This week, Imagineer John Paul Bakshoian joins Mousetalgia to talk about the process of Disney Park Show Documentation, which involves keeping consistency at the parks between the various attractions and shows. He shared some stories from his career with "Walt's watchdog" depart...

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September 26, 2022 81 min

Welcome to a brand-new episode of Mousetalgia! Team Mousetalgia has reassembled in the midst of our "Best Ear Ever" series of episodes to bring you our report on the D23 Expo, which was held recently at the Anaheim Convention Center. Dave talks panels, Jeff talks Lorecana, Kristen talks about selling her tickets and staying home, and we all bask in the glory of another successful Expo adventure.

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Mousetalgia Episode 554: Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, Galaxy's Edge from June 3, 2019

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On today's show, we offer an opening day report from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and then Kristen finishes her six castle journey through the Disney parks with a trip to Tokyo Disneyland Resort, and talks all about the parks, the attractions and the entertainment - and the snacks! Fro...

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September 15, 2022 102 min

Episode 457: 2017 D23 Expo - a look back; Fantasmic! returns from July 24, 2017

It's a fantastic super-sized episode of Mousetalgia this week as we report on our travels down to Anaheim for the D23 Expo and the various goings-on at the Disneyland Resort. First, we offer trip reports from Expo weekend in the parks, and Jeff reviews the Skyline Lounge experience as well as a soft opening of the newly-renovated Fantasmic! nighttim...

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September 4, 2022 96 min

No. 31: The 2015 D23 Expo - a look back from August 30, 2015

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Note: See Jeff, Dave and Becky live at the D23 Expo this week on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Come say hi and take home a classy plastic Mousetalgia pen! We'll be by the giant "A" on Katella, in front of the Anaheim Convention Center.

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No. 30: Pirates of the Caribbean - Alan Coats on Claude Coats from March 20, 2017

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Join us this week as the Lady Mousetalgia sets sail for part two of our Pirates of the Caribbean 50th anniversary celebration! This week, Imagineer Alan Coats joins us to talk about his father - Disney Legend Claude Coats - who was put in charge of the Pirates project by Walt Disney. Alan d...

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Mousetalgia Episode 522: Mouseketeer Nancy, Mickey's 90th Spectacular from October 22, 2018

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This week, Mousetalgia is pleased to welcome 1954 original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer Nancy Abbate to the show as we continue our build up to Mickey's 90th birthday. Nancy shares some stories about her time as a Mouseketeer and dancing for Walt Disney, along with the story of her career a...

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