Ep. 89 – It’s 2021! (with John Saccheri from BigFatPanda.com)

We made it!

We are so excited to be joined by John Saccheri! His Disney content on YouTube has kept us from feeling the Disney Parks blues for so many years! We speak to John about how he got into vlogging, what he has been up to the past year and what he’s looking forward to in 2021 in the parks. The crew also discusses what they are looking forward to the most this upcoming year.

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Ep. 88 – 2020 Year End Review!

Happy New Year!

As we look back on the past year, we are so grateful to all of you. Thank you for continuing to spend time with us each and every week. We have expanded the show in so many ways during 2020, and we can’t wait to see what happens in 2021. THANK YOU! Also, thank you to the amazing guests we had on this past year.

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Ep. 87 – “Soul” Review with Disney Legend Floyd Norman

Pixar gave us all a lot of Soul this past week!

Join us for a special discussion about the new Pixar film, Soul. We are thrilled to bring back to the show, Disney Legend Floyd Norman. In addition to his thoughts about the film, Floyd gives insights into the Pixar process, his experiences in animation and much more. We also speak about the voice acting, production, animation and beautiful music that makes up Soul.

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Ep. 86 – An Interview with Disney Legend Rolly Crump

Merry Christmas!

We have quite the treat for you at Beyond the Mouse. We recently had the amazing opportunity to chat with Rolly Crump. He was awarded the Disney Legend award in 2004 for his tremendous work as an animator and as an Imagineer. Rolly worked on attractions from The Haunted Mansion to The Tiki Room. We talk about it all in this episode!

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Ep. 85 – Disney Christmas at Home

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

This is a Christmas season like no other, and we are here to help you celebrate the season. One of the best times of year to be a Disney fan is during Christmas. Craig, Brett and Vanessa give you all the ways that Disney helps them enjoy this time of year.

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Bonus – Disney Investor Day News!

EXTRA –EXTRA HEAR ALL ABOUT IT!

There was an incredible amount of news coming out of the Disney Investor Day presentation last Thursday. The whole crew is here to breakdown the biggest announcements from Lucasfilm, Disney Theatrical, Disney Animation, Pixar and Marvel!

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Ep. 84 Disney Holiday Gift Extravaganza! Including Boundless Realm Book and Jungle Cruise Board Game

It’s gift time!

There are only a couple weeks left to Christmas. What gifts do you get for the Disney fan who has everything? We have the answers! The crew reviews some of their recommendations and then we jump into two very special items. The first is a new book called “Boundless Realm” by Foxx Notle. This book really dives deep into the Haunted Mansion, and it’s an incredible account of the attraction that holds a special place in all our hearts. The second is a board game provided to us by Ravensburger. We all love the Jungle Cruise, and now you can experience the attraction in your own home! We walk you through Jungle Cruise Adventure Board Game! Check out all of these items, and get to shopping!

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Ep. 83 – An Interview with Brenda Chapman

Come Away with us!

We are incredible excited to speak with Academy Award winning director, and Central Illinois native, Brenda Chapman. We had the chance to speak with Brenda about her career from her time working in animation during the Disney renaissance to her bring Pixar’s Brave to life. Brenda’s live-action directing debut, Come Away, is out now on any video on demand platform. This wonderful reimaging of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland will have you filled with whimsy throughout the picture.

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Ep. 82 – An Interview with Imagineer Kevin Rafferty

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are so excited to bring you our conversation with Kevin Rafferty. Kevin’s book “My Magic Journey: My Fantastical Walt Disney Imagineering Career” is a must read for Disney fans. Kevin speaks to us about his love for The Walt Disney Company, stories about some of the attractions you have come to love (including Tower or Terror and Toy Story Midway Mania) and so much more! We’d like to thank Kevin, Disney Imagineering and Disney Publishing Worldwide for granting us this interview.

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Ep. 81 – Celebrating Disney+ First Birthday!

Happy Birthday Disney+!

This week we take a look back at the successful launch of Disney+ on November 12, 2019. We also discuss what we have watched throughout the year. All the shows, documentaries and movies we have come to love on this streaming platform. Finally, we speak about what we are most looking forward to in the future of Disney+.

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