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E.234 Front Row Riders



Is it better to be in the front row, first to experience everything with the wind in your face? Or is it better to enjoy the ride in the back, avoiding getting splashed or seeing what’s coming up? Today we talk about rides that are too scary for the front row.

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E.233 Christmas Time for Halloween



Is Disney celebrating Chrismas already, in the middle of October? Almost! Find out when Christmas is parties are going to start and more on today’s podcast of the Obscure Disney Podcast.

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E.232 Bedknobs and Broomsticks Review



Bedknobs and Broomsticks is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books The Magic Bedknob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons (1943) and Bonfires and Broomsticks (1947) by English children’s author Mary Norton. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson.

During the early 1960s, Bedknobs and Broomsticks entered development when the negotiations for the film rights to Mary Poppins (1964) were placed on hold. When the rights were acquired, the film was shelved repeatedly due to the similarities with Mary Poppins until it was revived in 1969. Originally at a length of 139 minutes, Bedknobs and Broomsticks was edited down to almost two hours prior to its premiere at the Radio City Music Hall. The film was released on December 13, 1971, to mixed reviews from critics, some of whom praised the live-action/animated sequence. The film received five Academy Awards nominations winning one for Best Special Visual Effects. This was the last film released prior to the death of Walt Disney‘s surviving brother, Roy O. Disney, who died one week later. It is also the last theatrical film Reginald Owen appeared in before his death in 1972; his last two acting credits were for television.

In 2001 the film was restored with most of the deleted material re-inserted back into the film. A stage musical adaptation is in production which is set to debut in 2020.

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E.231 Oogie Boogie World of Color Villainous Less than exciting



Is there anything scarier than a poorly executed nighttime show? World of Color tends to get a lot of overlays, but are they all up to Disney fan standards? Can we suggest any ways to make them better?

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E.230 Disney’s Skyliner “Malfunction”



Less than a week after opening the Walt Disney World Skyliner we find out how Disney will respond to a 3-hour “Malfunction”

In the wake of the Disney Skyliner accident and evacuations that took place Saturday night, Disney has released an official statement regarding what happened:

“We have a team diligently looking into the cause of the malfunction on the Epcot line of the Disney Skyliner. We have been in contact with the guests, many of whom were on the Skyliner for more than three hours until we were able to restart the system. We express our sincere apologies for the inconvenience and continue to work with each guest individually.”

Originally billed as merely “unexpected downtime”, Disney is now regarding the accident a “malfunction” of the Epcot line. The Disney Skyliner has yet to reopen and will remain closed until further notice.

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E.229 Oogie Boogie Bash



Disney’s California Adventure is throwing a Halloween party, and Oogie Boogie is the host! Today we are talking about reactions to this year’s party; the good, the bad and the scary.

YouTube link to the Party: https://youtu.be/d1G0QMHuKCU

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E.228 Guardians of the Galaxy Tivan Collection



Today we are taking you inside of Guardians of the Galaxy Tivan Collection and upcoming changes to the land.

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E.227 Drawing Mickey Mouse



Care to try your hand at being an animator? Let’s to a fun exercise; we will give you audio instructions on how to draw Mickey Mouse, you draw along and see how well we both do!

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E.226 Watching Monsters Inc.



Doing research into the scream shortage we came across this very informative documentary. All jokes aside, Monsters Inc is a great film and today we are talking all about it!

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E.225 Disney Game Night



What’s more fun than playing a Disney game and matching your Disney knowledge against each other? Nothing that we can think of, so today we are taking a quiz to see how well we know our stuff. Play along and see if you can beat us!

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