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248: Top 10 Worst Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

On our last episode we gushed about the best, most creative, and most magical movie tie-ins at Walt Disney World. It seemed only fitting that we follow up that show by sharing our picks for the WORST movie tie-ins at WDW—those times when Disney tried to shoehorn a film into the parks and the end result felt lazy and uninspired or completely missed what the movie and its beloved characters are all about. Join us and our friends J.T. and Melanie from The Disney Buzz as we count down the biggest fails in Disney’s rich history of incorporating movies into Walt Disney World. (Please remember, we do in fact love Walt Disney World, despite the trash talk you might hear on this episode. Our lists reflect times when we *personally* wanted more from the parks. If we slander an attraction you happen to love, please let us know why we’re wrong! In the meantime, please enjoy this episode that is all in good fun.)

But that’s not all! As a nod to The Disney Buzz and its tradition of drinking while podcasting, we also discuss our favorite drinks and places to drink at the Walt Disney World Resort. Plus, we play a game called “Drunk on Disney,” in which players must guess the Disney film based on a beverage-themed line of dialogue. Come play along!

Our guests this week are our friends J.T. and Melanie, cohosts of The Disney Buzz. Be sure to find them online, check out their podcast, and let them know you enjoyed hearing them on the show! Podcast: The Disney Buzz | Instagram: @disbuzz

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244: Every Disney Song in 18 Categories

On May 18, Justin McElroy (@j_mcelroy) created a stir on Twitter when he described what he deemed to be the 18 types of songs that make up the Disney songbook. According to him, every song in the history of Disney animated movies fits one of these types. On this episode, we’re joined by Blake Taylor as we dissect the 18 categories Justin came up with, share our thoughts, and have a general discussion about the Disney songs we believe are the most successful and/or impactful. If you’d like to follow along, you can see the original thread here or read the list below:

  1. This Is the Movie
  2. I Want
  3. I’m the Villain
  4. We Should Bone
  5. Cheer Up, Kid
  6. Here’s My Deal
  7. Here’s Our Deal
  8. Here’s Their Deal
  9. Things Will Be Okay
  10. It’s Dancing Time!
  11. Montage
  12. Package Movie Shorts
  13. We Won!
  14. It’s Nature Time
  15. Here’s a One-Note Character
  16. The Drug Song
  17. Life Lesson Time
  18. Problematic

PLUS – In keeping with the music theme, we each share three ideas for Disney songs we’d like to hear covered and which popular artists we’d like to hear cover them. We also play a round of “Where in Walt Disney World Am I?” Come join the fun now!

Be sure to find Blake online and follow his Disney projects!

Rotoscopers Articles: rotoscopers.com/author/blake-taylor | Disney Instagram: @disney_blake | Twitter: @blake_242

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241: ‘A Goofy Movie’ 25 Years Later – With Actor Jason Marsden and Director Kevin Lima

Warm up a bowl of “Hi, Dad” Soup and grab some CHEDDAR WHIZZY, because A Goofy Movie is turning 25 years old! To celebrate the anniversary of one of our favorite Disney films, we reunited actor Jason Marsden and Director Kevin Lima and asked them to share some memories from the making of the film and talk about why the movie still strikes a chord with fans young and old today. If you’re a fan of the movie, you’ll love this fun chat about how a little film about Goofy and his son became a cult classic.

In another edition of Armchair Imagineering, guest Aaron Wallace helps us come up with ideas for what The Walt Disney Company can do with A Goofy Movie today. Plus, we share our personal experiences with and memories of the film, and we play a Mad Chatter game related to numbers. Come join the fun!

Aaron Wallace: Website: aaronwallaceonline.com | Latest Book: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom 2020 | Twitter: @aaronwallace | Instagram: @aaronhwallace

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Bonus Episode: Let’s Play “Disney Outburst”

This week we’re passing the time by inviting friends of the show to play some Mad Chatter games. For this bonus episode we hosted a round of Disney Outburst featuring guests Jeff Birou, Marshal Knight, and Matt Parrish. Play along as our contestants try to list as many answers as they can that fall under a given Disney topic.

Be sure to find our guests online and follow their Disney projects!

Jeff Birou: Instagram: @jeffsoubirous | Twitter: @jeffsoubirous

Marshal Knight: Instagram: @marshalknight | Twitter: @Marshal_Knight

Matt Parrish: Podcasts: The Thirty20Eight and WEDway Radio | Twitter: Thirty20Eight

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Bonus Episode: Let’s Play “QUOTE-19”

How about some bonus content? This week we’re filling our time by inviting friends of the show to play some Mad Chatter games. On this bonus episode, Aaron Wallace as well as “Book of the Mouse Club” hosts Courtney Guth and Emily McDermott join us for a game we’re calling “QUOTE-19” in which players must guess the Disney movie based on the dialogue that is heard at the 19-minute mark. Can you guess the films before our players do? Play along and find out!

Be sure to find our guests online and follow their Disney projects!

Courtney Guth: Podcast: Book of the Mouse Club | Twitter: @Courtney_Guth | Instagram: @greatguthsby

Emily McDermott: Instagram: @emily_mickde | Twitter: @emily_mickde

Aaron Wallace: Website: aaronwallaceonline.com | Latest Book: The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom 2020 | Twitter: @aaronwallace | Instagram: @aaronhwallace

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140: Movies to Watch Before a WDW Vacation

Get that Netflix queue ready! On this week’s show we share our picks for the films that will best prepare you, educate you, and give you all the Disney feels before you take a trip to Walt Disney World. From obvious films that have ample representation in the parks to non-Disney films that will help you better appreciate the details, we recommend plenty of movies to help you pass the weeks and months leading up to your vacation.

In this week’s round of “Behind the Magic,” we take a closer look at Journey Into Imagination With Figment on its 15th anniversary. Plus, we play the new game “Chatter Jeopardy” by providing responses in the form of questions to answers such as “Big, angry, and hairy.”

We’d love for you to connect with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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133: Top 5 Film Tie-Ins at Walt Disney World

Incorporating a film into the Disney parks is an art. It requires a delicate balance in which Imagineers must give the movie justice and the treatment it deserves without making it feel forced or shoehorned into a certain space. On this week’s show, we chat about those times when the Imagineers nailed it. From entire attractions to single, fleeting moments, we count down our top five ways in which a Disney film has been brought to Walt Disney World.

Also on this week’s episode, we have some fun with the hashtag #BadDisneySequels. Plus, Derek hosts a rematch of the game “Before and After,” in which Matt and Jeremy solve brand new clues describing mashups of various Disney films, songs, and attractions. Come play along now!

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125: Meeting Characters 101

You can hardly take ten steps in a Disney park without coming across a costumed character (or at least a queue of people waiting to meet one). For some, meeting characters is as much a part of a Walt Disney World vacation as seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time or riding It’s a Small World. So, what’s all the fuss about? And what do you need to know before you dive into the world of character meet and greets?

We’ve got you covered on this week’s episode, as we list the pros and cons of meeting characters, discuss our picks for the best and worst meet and greets in Walt Disney World, and even share a few of our favorite personal experiences meeting characters.

In the news, Disney has announced several opening dates of upcoming experiences. We share our thoughts on coming attractions such as Rivers of Light, Pandora, and the brand new nighttime spectacular “Happily Ever After.” Plus, Matt and Derek review two Disney Springs restaurants (Paddlefish and Boathouse), and in a Mad Chatter game, we test our knowledge of voice actors in Disney animated films. Come play along now!

Have you connected with us online? Come chat with us on Facebook (/madchatterspodcast), Instagram (@madchatters), and Twitter (@MadChatters). Or, send your emails to comments@madchatters.net. Thanks for listening!

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116: The Best and Worst WDW Trends of 2016

As another year comes to an end, we take a look back at seven of Walt Disney World’s biggest trends over the last 12 months. As we focus on topics like hard-ticket events, unique dining, and the Muppets, we give our take on which of these trends have outstayed their welcome and which ones we’d love to see continue into the new year.

In another Mad Chatter game, Matt and Jeremy try to guess the animated film based on a quote pulled from Roger Ebert’s review. Plus, we sit down with choral director Mitch to talk about Candlelight Processional and what it’s like taking a high school choir to Orlando to participate. All that and more awaits you on our latest episode. Tune in now!

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106: Mad Q Party (With Guest Jeff DePaoli)

Forget your troubles – Come on, get hypothetical! This week’s Mad Q Party has us dreaming up attractions for World Showcase, planning our weddings at the parks, creating specialty food items for the fall, and much more.

Joining us for our latest hypothetical extravaganza is Jeff DePaoli (@JeffDePaoli), host of Dizney Coast to Coast and the Daily Disney Decision on Periscope.

In another round of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, we share our picks for the best and worst views you’ll see at a Disney resort hotel. Plus, we pour out our hearts with a few Disney Confessions. Come join the fun now!

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