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239: Director Ron Clements Chats ‘Mermaid’ Memories, ‘Treasure Planet’ Woes, and More

We’re joined by seven-time director Ron Clements as he shares stories from his time at Walt Disney Animation Studios creating films like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Moana, and more. Tune in to hear Ron recount the highs and lows of working at the studios in the 80s and 90s, the pressures of creating the first African-American Disney Princess, the joys of working with Lin-Manuel Miranda, and much more!

Also on this week’s show, we discuss Disney’s CEO shakeup and take a closer look at one of the names etched on a Main Street window: Donn Tatum, the first Disney CEO who was not part of the Disney family. Plus, we go “Behind the Magic” by chatting all things Jungle Cruise. Lots of fun awaits. Tune in now!

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238: Chatting Runaway Railway With Composer Chris Willis + A ‘Rise of the Resistance’ Deep Dive

We’re back! And so is composer Christopher Willis, who created the soundtrack and the original song for the upcoming attraction Mickey and Minnie‘s Runaway Railway. Now that the ride is just weeks away from opening, we checked back in with Chris to hear more about the Imagineering process, the new Mickey cartoon coming to the Mickey Shorts Theater in Hollywood Studios, and more!

Also on this episode, guest Teri Deel helps us break down Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance with a spoiler-filled review of the groundbreaking attraction. We nerd out about the amazing details, our favorite moments, and more. Plus, we talk about the three new films at Epcot and we compete in a Mad Chatter game by trying to guess what a number of Disney items have in common. Come join the fun NOW!

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237: 2020 Coming Attractions – What’s Ahead for Disney

On our first show of the new decade, we look ahead to what The Walt Disney Company has in store for 2020. From upcoming films like Mulan, Black Widow, and Onward, to exciting attractions and experiences debuting at the parks such as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Regal Eagle Smokehouse, to the original content premiering on Disney+, we do a deep dive into the many exciting things coming from Disney in the coming year. Plus, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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236: The Sixth Annual Chatties

It’s time to pop the bubbly and roll out the red carpet as we honor 2019’s biggest moments: the highs and lows, the hits and misses, the surprises, the changes, and much more! Join us for the sixth annual Chatties, our special awards show that celebrates (and bemoans) the moments that most defined 2019. Special guest Marshal Knight helps us bestow honors on the Best Addition to Walt Disney World, the Biggest Surprise, the Weirdest Moment, and more. Help us ring in the new year with our 2019 wrap-up!

Also on this week’s show, we put together a Mad Chatters Playlist featuring our favorite songs and anthems that either debuted during the past year or in some way sum it up. Plus, we look ahead to 2020 by sharing some New Year’s resolutions we hope The Walt Disney Company will make for itself in the coming months.

Thanks for making this another fantastic year of podcasting for us. We are so grateful for every single one of our listeners—for your support, your encouragement, your willingness to laugh with us, and your shared love of all things Disney. We don’t take the love for granted, and we’re so excited to bring you more content in 2020.

Be sure to find Marshal on Twitter (@Marshal_Knight) and Instagram (@marshalknight) and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on the show! And if you want more Marshal material, check out his recaps of Disney+ series and more on laughingplace.com.

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235: Disney and the 2010s – From A to Z

Blockbuster franchises, immersive theme park expansions, revolutionary nighttime spectaculars, an all-access magic bracelet — the 2010s gave us all of these and more. On this week’s episode, special guest Courtney Guth helps us look back at the biggest moments, themes, and cultural shifts that defined The Walt Disney Company over the past ten years. As we close out another decade, join us for this nostalgic journey through the most iconic news items of the 2010s!

In another edition of The Disney Fix, we chat about Bob Iger’s new book, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, and a noteworthy souvenir from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Plus, we have some festive fun with the hashtag #DisneyChristmasMashups. Tune in today!

Be sure to find Courtney online and let her know you enjoyed hearing her on the show!

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234: Mad Q Party

Our favorite Disney questionnaire is BACK! In our latest round of 10 ask-and-answer questions, we brainstorm themes for a new miniature golf course at Walt Disney World, share the items we wish were banned from the parks, discuss the live-action movies we’d like to see head to Broadway, and much more!

In another Mad Chatter game, we try to guess which of two Disney Twitter accounts has more followers. Plus, we chat about what we’ve been streaming on Disney+. Tune in!

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233: WDW Resort Hotels – History, Theming, and More

More than 20 resort hotels sit on Walt Disney World property, and in typical Disney fashion, each resort has its own unique theme, executed with style and incredible attention to detail. On this week’s show, we take a closer look at the three hotels that have been part of Walt Disney World since the Magic Kingdom opened in 1971, and then we work our way through the many more that have opened their doors in the years since, all the way to the nearly completed resort: Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge. Join us as we discuss the unique theming at each hotel, how Disney hotels have evolved over the years, and much more!

In another edition of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” we grade the best and worst hotel entrance signs on property. Plus, we play “Cast That Celebrity” by assigning random actors and actresses the Disney roles we think they would be best at playing on potential reboots or remakes for Disney Plus. Come join the fun!

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