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E.299 Finding Nemo a Loving Look Back



Today we wanted to talk about one of the best Pixar movies ever, Finding Nemo. Relive the movie with us today on the Obscure Disney Podcast.

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E.177 Let’s get ready to Dumbo.



Today we are doing a post-movie recap of Disney’s new live-action movie of Dumbo. We have some thoughts about the movie we thought we would share. Spoilers ahead.

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E.174 Captain Marvel Movie Review



Today we are talking about Captain Marvel, What we liked and what we wish they would consider changing in the future. All this today on the Obscure Disney Podcast.

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E.168 Dumbo Jumbo Junior Airlines.



The first show of the month means a Patch Podcast! We talk about Dumbo the ride found at Disney parks all over the world and how the movie inspired both the rides and the patch for March. What are our memories of the ride? Is it a must do during our trips? Find out on this show!

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E.138 Victory Through Air Power and Saludos Amigos.



On this episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we are talking about the two movies from 1942 Saludos Amigos and Victory Through Air Power.

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E.133 Mary Poppins Popcorn.



On this episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast we are chatting about Disneys 1964 Film, Mary Poppins, The Musical, Saving Mr. Banks and how that inspired the newest Patch at www.DisneyPatch.com

Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musicalfantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi, based on P. L. Travers‘s book series Mary Poppins. The film, which combines live-action and animation, stars Julie Andrews in her feature film debut as Mary Poppins, who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family’s dynamic. Dick Van DykeDavid Tomlinson, and Glynis Johns are featured in supporting roles. The film was shot entirely at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California using painted London background scenes.

Mary Poppins was released on August 27, 1964, to critical acclaim. It received a total of 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture– a record for any other film released by Walt Disney Studios – and won five; Best Actress for Andrews, Best Film EditingBest Original Music ScoreBest Visual Effects, and Best Original Song for “Chim Chim Cher-ee“. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.[5] Mary Poppins is widely considered to be Walt Disney’s crowning live-action achievement, his only film to gain a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars in his lifetime.

A sequel titled Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall, is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 19, 2018.

 


E.129 Not So Scary Disney Ride Overlays.



On this Not So Scary episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we talk about a few changes Disneyland makes in the parks for Halloween, and then chat about what Walt Disney World could do to put a Halloween spin on some of their existing attractions as well.


E.128 Hocus Pocus Focus



On this special Halloween episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we enjoy talking about a nostalgic classic, Hocus Pocus. We talk about the movie’s production, the music, and the lasting legacy of the Sanderson Sisters and the virgin lighting the black flame candle.

 

Hocus Pocus is a 1993 American comedy horror fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega, starring Bette MidlerKathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker; written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris, and based on a story by Garris and David Kirschner. It follows the villainous trio of witches, who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage male virgin in Salem, Massachusetts.

Although it was not a critical or commercial success when first released, Hocus Pocus has become a cult film,[3] largely from annual airings on Disney Channel and Freeform (formerly ABC Family).


E.122 Dumbo 1941 Movie Review – Obscure Disney Podcast



On this episode of the Obscure Disney Podcast, we are talking about all things 1941 Dumbo. We chat about the movie itself, the goings-on in the world at the time it was released, and it’s lasting impact on society and the world of animation.

Dumbo is a 1941 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The fourth Disney animated feature film, it is based upon the storyline written by Helen Aberson and illustrated by Harold Pearl for the prototype of a novelty toy (“Roll-a-Book”). The main character is Jumbo Jr., a semi-anthropomorphic elephant who is cruelly nicknamed “Dumbo”, as in “dumb”. He is ridiculed for his big ears, but in fact, he is capable of flying by using his ears as wings. Throughout most of the film, his only true friend, aside from his mother, is the mouse, Timothy – a relationship parodying the stereotypical animosity between mice and elephants.

Dumbo was released on October 23, 1941; made to recoup the financial losses of Fantasia, it was a deliberate pursuit of simplicity and economy for the Disney studio. At 64 minutes, it is one of Disney’s shortest animated features. The sound was recorded conventionally using the RCA System. One voice was synthesized using the Sonovox system, but it, too, was recorded using the RCA System.

In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.


E.117 Walt Disney’s, The Reluctant Dragon Recap (1941 film)



Today on the Obscure Disney Podcast we are chatting a bit about the 3rd Disney movie, The Reluctant Dragon (1941 film).

 

The Reluctant Dragon is a 1941 American live-action and animated film produced by Walt Disney, directed by Alfred Werker, and released by RKO Radio Pictures on June 20, 1941. Essentially a tour of the then-new Walt Disney Studios facility in Burbank, California, the film stars radio comedian Robert Benchley and many Disney staffers such as Ward KimballFred MooreNorman FergusonClarence Nash, and Walt Disney, all as themselves.

The first twenty minutes of the film are in grayscale and black-and-white, the remainder is in Technicolor. Most of the film is live-action, with four short animated segments inserted into the running time: a black-and-white segment featuring Casey Junior from Dumbo; and three Technicolor cartoons: Baby WeemsGoofy‘s How to Ride a Horse, and the extended-length short The Reluctant Dragon, based upon Kenneth Grahame‘s book of the same name. The total length of all animated parts is 40 minutes.