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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.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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E.224 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954 film)



20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film and the first science fiction film shot in CinemaScope. The film was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, and Peter Lorre. It was also the first feature-length Disney film to be distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. The film is adapted from Jules Verne’s 19th-century novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It is considered an early precursor of the steampunk genre.

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E.223 Alice in Wonderland (1951 film)



We are rewinding the clock and talking about the one and only classic Disney film, Alice in Wonderland released in 1951. Alice in Wonderland is a 1951 American animated musical fantasy-adventure film produced by Walt Disney Productions and based on the Alice books by Lewis Carroll. The 13th release of Disney’s animated features, the film premiered in London on July 26, 1951, and in New York City on July 28, 1951. The film features the voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, Sterling Holloway as the Cheshire Cat, Verna Felton as the Queen of Hearts, and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter.

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