Episode 105 – Star Wars Day with Anthony Daniels

“May the Force be with you… always.”

This is certainly an exciting Star Wars Day. We are honored to speak with C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels. Anthony has portrayed Threepio in all nine films of the Skywalker Saga. He has also voiced Threepio in every property and piece of merchandise produced for Star Wars. We speak to him about his 2019 book I am C-3PO: The Inside Story. It is a must read for any fan of Star Wars, and is available wherever you find books. We also discuss his interactions with fans, his experiences making “Star Tours” for the Disney Parks and much more! Follow along with us as we travel to a galaxy far far away…

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FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson

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Ep. 104 – Planes: Fire and Rescue

 “It takes a special kind of plane to become a firefighter.”

Sequels do not always live up to their originals, but on this episode of Beyond the Mouse Podcast, we are joined by sequels fan Alexsis Page to discuss the 2014 Disney film “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” Did the film fall short, or do we in fact love this sequel?

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson and Alexsis Page

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BONUS: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

“I am Captain America.”

The first season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier just concluded on Disney+ and we are here with a special breakdown of the whole series. Beyond the Mouse host Craig McFarland is joined by his brother Scott, along with Flashback host Jay Hoffman and professor of sociology Tiffani Saunders. This group discusses the themes that brought this story together including the symbol of the shield, and what it means that we have a new Captain America.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Scott McFarland, Jay Hoffman and Tiffani Saunders

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Ep. 103 – Tomorrowland with Tomorrow Society Podcast

“Find the ones who haven’t given up. They’re the future.”

The 2015 Brad Bird film “Tomorrowland” was a disappointment at the box office, but it lives on in Craig’s heart. We take a look at this film as an under appreciated look at the optimism of retro-futurism. Let us know if this George Clooney lead film is worth a second shot in your opinion. To help us take a look back we invite Dan Heaton of The Tomorrow Society Podcast. We can’t recommend enough checking out his show for all things Disney Parks with a particular emphasis on Tomorrowland.

Visit Dan’s website: https://tomorrowsociety.com/

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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Ep. 102 – Big Shot on Disney+ with Jessalyn Gilsig

Not throwing away our shot!

In honor of the release of the Disney+ original series Big Shot we are thrilled to bring you our interview with Jessalyn Gilsig. Jessalyn is a prolific actor in television and film having been on screen in iconic shows such as Nip/Tuck, Glee, Vikings, Boston Public and more. We speak to her about her acting career, asking some specific listener questions about her role as Terri Schuester in Glee. We also speak to her about he new role as Holly Barrett in the latest Disney+ original series, Big Shot. Airing Friday April 16 on Disney+ we encourage you to check out this latest sure to be hit.

“After getting ousted from the NCAA, a men’s basketball coach is given a chance for redemption with a coaching position at an elite private high school. He soon learns that the teenage players require empathy and vulnerability — foreign concepts for the stoic Coach Korn (John Stamos). By learning how to connect with his players, Marvyn starts to grow into the person he’s always hoped to be. The girls learn to take themselves more seriously, finding their footing both on and off the court.”

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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Ep. 101 – 101 Dalmatians

Celebrating 60 “paw-some” years!

There was really only one choice for our 101st episode. We are joined by Front Row Classics host Brandon Davis to talk about the 1961 Disney animated classic. We also discuss the films impact, and multiple remakes and sequels. There is also a special check in from Disney Legend Floyd Norman, who worked on the film. This week has completely gone to the dogs!

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Ep. 100 – A Goofy Movie with Kevin Lima, Bill Farmer and Jason Marsden

One. Hundred. Episodes!

Thrilled… Honored… Grateful… So many words can be used to describe our feeling as we release our 100th episode. It’s such a special treat that we were able to speak about one of our favorite movies with three men who brought it to the screen. We invite back to the podcast, Kevin Lima, who not only directed A Goofy Movie but also is such an inspiration to our show. We are joined for the first time by Disney Legend Bill Farmer, who has voiced Goofy for over thirty years. Jason Marsden who also joins for the first time, played Max Goof and has a prolific voice acting career in all forms of media. As a group we discuss stories behind A Goofy Movie as well as individual tales from Kevin, Bill and Jason. Truly we can’t thank them enough for their time.

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Ep. 99 – Two Vanessas? Featuring DisLove Podcast with Vanessa and Kris

Will the real Vanessa Ferguson please stand up?

Who knew there would be TWO Vanessa Fergusons in the Disney podcasting scene? We are excited to be joined by Vanessa and Kris of DisLove Podcast. We speak to them about their love for Disney, how they started their show and we do some deep diving into the world of Disney weddings. The two Vanessas also share fun stories of John Stamos ruining their meals.

Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a BIG announcement about our 100th episode.

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Ep. 98 – 30th Anniversary of The Rocketeer with Billy Campbell

Peevy, you’d pay to see a man fly, wouldn’t you?”

We are thrilled to welcome Billy Campbell to the show. Billy played Cliff Secord in The Rocketeer and we speak to him about his time in the role. We also discuss his roles in Cardinal, Dynasty, and other performances he has had over his stellar career. Billy is set to star in a pilot for ABC called National Parks and we discuss that with him as well.

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Ep. 97 – Disney Fine Art with Dave Avanzino

Let’s explore Disney Fine Art!

We had such a great time speaking with Disney Fine Artist Dave Avanzino. Brett had a chance to meet Dave recently at the Epcot Festival of the Arts. We talk to Dave about how he came to work with Disney and so much more.

“Dave Avanzino is a fine artist and scenic designer living in the Southern California area.  For more than a two decades, Dave has created numerous one-of-a-kind, limited and open edition pieces for Disneyland®, Walt Disney World® and the Disney Cruise Line.  He typically works in a 3-D style and creates mixed-media paper sculptures in shadowbox frames.  Recently Dave has been converting some of his artwork into 2-D formats that can be reproduced as Canvas Giclées and Matted Deluxe Prints while working to keep some of the character and depth of his dimensional works.”

Visit Dave’s Website: https://www.daveavanzinodesigns.com

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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