Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Disney Project Podcast--Episode 19: TRON

Guy Selga from Touringplans.com joins us this month to chat about all things TRON. The original TRON, TRON: Legacy, TRON's once and future presence in the Disney Parks, and even TRON: Ascension are covered in this episode of The Disney Project Podcast. If you're a TRON fan, this is an episode you won't want to miss.

Your listening options are iTunes, direct download, or via the player window below. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Five Things You Should Know Before Visiting Disneyland Paris

I am pleased to announce that I am writing for my 4th major Disney-related site: The DIS. This will be fun for me as it will allow for a different style of writing. My posts on The DIS will be largely opinion pieces, with the teensiest of Disney history thrown in. Enjoy!

In December of 1985, Michael Eisner and Frank Wells (Disney’s then-CEO and COO, respectively) signed a letter of intent with then-French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius to build the Euro Disney project in Marne-la-VallĂ©e, France. On March 24, 1987, Eisner and then-Prime Minister Jacques Chirac signed an agreement stipulating that construction move forward. On April 12, 1992, the Euro Disney Resort opened.

Since opening day the resort has undergone several name changes, welcomed a second park, and dealt with some vexatious financial moments. It has persevered, however, and to this day remains one of the top tourist destinations in all of Europe.

Please check out the rest of the article on The DIS:


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Disney and Lionel

When Walt Disney commissioned artist Herb Ryman to create a piece of concept art of Disneyland to show to the bankers, his instructions were clear: “Herbie,” Walt said, “I just want it to look like nothing else in the world. And it should be surrounded by a train.” Walt’s love for trains can be traced all the way back to his days as a young boy growing up in Marceline, Missouri, and spanned the breadth of his amazing life.

Walt with his girls on the Lilly Belle
Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company, ©Disney

Please check out the full article at http://www.waltdisney.org/storyboard/disney-and-lionel

Monday, January 19, 2015

Modern Mouse Radio: Walt's Epcot

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest on the popular Disney podcast Modern Mouse Radio. Host Josh Taylor and I had a really fun chat about EPCOT the city.


We talk about what would have worked about it, what wouldn't have, but mostly how awesome it would have been. Let us know your thoughts!

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Follow Josh Taylor on Twitter: @ModernMouseJosh

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Goodbye Maelstrom

Filmed over Maelstrom’s last weekend (Oct 3-6, 2014) “Goodbye Maelstrom” includes information about the attraction, the Norway Pavilion itself, and some notable happenings from the final weekend’s festivities. We also had the pleasure of chatting with a few Disney Twitter/IG folks: @DisRunner, @Dibadisney, @DisneyfiedAsh, @Communicore82, @WDWNT, @ericarose, and @ErinFra all lend their voices to pay tribute to the beloved dark ride.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins turned 50 last week, and in its honor we talk about it over on Storyboard, the official blog of The Walt Disney Family Museum.

Walt having a Jolly Holiday with Mary
photo © The Walt Disney Company

“After a long concentration on live-action and cartoon films, we decided to try something that would employ about every trick we had learned in the making of films. We would combine cartoon and live-action in an enormous fantasy: Mary Poppins.”
—Walt Disney

Arguably one of the most beloved films of all time, Mary Poppins premiered on August 27, 1964. And in the fifty years since its release, it hasn’t lost a step (in time). If you’re curious how it’s rated on the popular film-review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, it scores a modest 100%.

Please visit Storyboard to read the rest of the story!

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Disney Project Podcast--Episode 18: Robin Williams Tribute with Jerry Rees

Jerry Rees, the multi-talented director/writer/artist returns to The Disney Project Podcast to give us an update on what he's currently working on, but more importantly to tell us what it was like to work with Robin Williams on the 1989 Disney Park short Back to Neverland. Jerry's memories of Robin are priceless, and a great tribute to the talent we lost too soon.

Your listening options are iTunes, direct download, or via the player window below. Enjoy!