E.330 Halloween at Disney in 2020



Halloween at Disneyland and Walt Disney World are defiantly different in 2020 worth talking about on today podcast. What you can expect and if it is worth visiting this season.

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E. 329 Disneyland Lonestar, Moving to Texas



This week there was some wild speculation and rumors that Disneyland was packing up and moving to Texas, We talk about that and our thoughts on Disneyland Loanstar.

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E.328 Finding Nemo The Musical at Animal Kingdom



Finding Nemo – The Musical is a live puppet musical stage show based on Disney/Pixar’s 2003 film Finding Nemo, located at the Theater in the Wild in DinoLand U.S.A at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The 40-minute show (which is performed five or six times daily) started holding previews on November 5, 2006, officially opening on January 24, 2007. The music, composed by Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the same couple that composed the music of Frozen and Frozen II, uses direct lines from the film, bringing the film characters to life on stage.

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E.327 Ratatouille Coming to Epcot, But When



Ratatouille the new trackless ride is Coming to Epcot, But When? It was originally planned for 2020 and construction is nearing completion but it is likely not coming anytime soon. That and more EPCOT news on today’s podcast


E.326 The Little Mermaid on Broadway and the Power of Body Language



Today we are talking about The Little Mermaid on Broadway and the Power of Body Language, the history, and the reception on Broadway.

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E.325 Green Screen Pants and the making of Disney Movies



Disney uses a lot of effects when making movies and the journey to the modern Green Screen was a long time comin’ we talk about all of that today on the Obscure Disney Podcast

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E.324 New Haunted Mansion Movie in the Works at Disney



Disney is conjuring up a new “Haunted Mansion” live-action movie, based on its 51-year-old Disneyland theme park ride, with “Ghostbusters” writer Katie Dippold.

Producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich through their Rideback banner. Lin has extensive producer experience with the “Sherlock Holmes,” “It,” and “Lego” franchises. He and Eirich teamed on Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” movie last year.

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E.323 The Country Bears Movie



The Country Bears is a 2002 American family musical comedy film, directed by Peter Hastings, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, and based on the Disney theme park attraction Country Bear Jamboree. The film stars Christopher Walken, Daryl Mitchell, Diedrich Bader (in a dual role), Alex Rocco, and Haley Joel Osment as the voice of Beary Barrington with the voice talents of Candy Ford, James Gammon, Brad Garrett, Toby Huss, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Stephen Root.

It was Disney’s second theatrical film based on an attraction at one of its theme parks and the third overall film based on an attraction following the television film Tower of Terror (1997) and the theatrically-released Mission to Mars (2000). Its world premiere was on July 21, 2002, at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California. After that, it was released to theaters nationwide on July 26, 2002, and was a box office bomb, grossing $18 million of its $35 million budget.

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E.322 Trader Sam from the Jungle Cruise



Trader Sam appears at the very end of the Jungle Cruise attraction, holding a shrunken head aloft in his hand. A “Head Salesman”, the Skipper comments that he’s offering a special deal: “Two of his heads for one of yours”. During the ’80s and ’90s, the Trader Sam figure wore a colorful tribal mask, though this was removed in 2005 during the refresh of the attraction.

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E.321 The Greatest Showman on Disney Plus



Disney has announced that the smash-hit musical, “The Greatest Showman” will be coming to Disney+ in the US on Friday, August 14th. This release is part of Disney’s “Summer Movie Nights” promotion, where some big movies will be added through July and August.

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