208: Live-Action Films, Documentaries, and the Disney Parks

Did you know Disney released 16 live-action films between One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) and The Sword in the Stone (1963)? You’ve probably never met anyone whose favorite Disney film is Greyfriars Bobby, but the fact is these films hold a special place in many people’s hearts, and they make up a huge portion of the Disney film catalog.

On this week’s show, Jeff DePaoli of Dizney Coast to Coast joins us for a deep dive into Disney’s live-action films, from 1950’s Treasure Island to the upcoming live-action remake of Dumbo. We discuss the history of Walt’s interest in live action, our favorite films from this category, where these films show up in Walt Disney World, and much more! Plus, Jeremy walks us through ten Disney documentaries he especially recommends Disney fans watch.

In another round of Take 5, we use just five words to respond to categories such as “The Current Condition of WDW Monorails” and “Song Titles in Frozen 2.” Plus, we discuss the big news that was announced at this year’s Destination D. Come join the discussion now!

Be sure to check out Jeff’s podcast and let him know you enjoyed hearing him on our show: Dizney Coast to Coast.

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194: Disney Game Night!

Disney Game Night is back! And this time it’s bigger than ever. On episode 194, a slew of special guests and friends of the podcast join us to play some of our favorite game shows with a Disney twist, including Family Feud, Match Game, and more! Play along as we test our knowledge of Disney trivia and compete our way through one Disney game after another.

A HUGE thank you to our guests for coming out to play on this week’s show! Be sure to find them all online and let them know how much you enjoyed hearing them on The Mad Chatters Podcast:

Jeff Birou: @jeffsoubirous on Twitter and on Instagram

Jeff DePaoli: @JeffDePaoli on Twitter | Host of Dizney Coast to Coast (@DizneyCTC on Twitter and Instagram)

Teri Deel: @terideel on Twitter

Courtney Guth: @Courtney_Guth on Twitter | Host of Book of the Mouse Club (@BookOfTheMouse on Twitter)

Matt Parrish: @Thirty20Eight on Twitter | Host of The 3028

Guy Selga: @GuySelga on Twitter | Writer for The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland and contributor for TouringPlans

Aaron Wallace: @aaronwallace on Twitter | Host of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod | Find his books at

Mark Willard: @MarkWillard85 on Twitter | @markwillardphotography on Instagram

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150: Disney Game Night

Let the games begin! For our 150th episode we invited tons of special guests to join us for an epic game night, and as we suspected, they all came ready to compete (and entertain). Now it’s your turn to play along! Test your Disney knowledge in games like “What Year Is It?” and Disney Buzzword. Try to beat our contestants to the punch in a round of Disney Password. Then, finish it off by listening to the hilarity ensue in a super-sized round of Match Game. It’s nothing but games this week, so come join the Disney fun now!

We especially want to thank the incredible guests who came out to play this week. If you aren’t already, go follow these terrific ladies and gentlemen online and be a part of the awesome work they do. (Tell them The Mad Chatters sent you.)

Jeff Birou – Twitter: @jetsetter_Jeff / Instagram: @jetsetterjeff

Tom Bricker – Disney reviews and blog posts: Disney Tourist Blog / Twitter: @Tom_Bricker / Instagram: @tom_bricker / Travel blog (Disney and non-Disney): Travel Caffeine

Teri Deel – Twitter: @terideel

Jeff DePaoli – Podcast: Dizney Coast to Coast (and on iTunes) / Twitter: @JeffDePaoli and @DizneyCTC / Instagram: @dizneyctc / Daily Disney Decision on Periscope

Stephen Lim – Instagram: @thedailydisney

Guy Selga – Twitter: @guyselga / Instagram: @guyselgaTouring Plans (writer) / Book: The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland (co-author)

Aaron Wallace – Twitter: @aaronwallace / Instagram: @awallnotawol / Podcast: Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Pod / Books: Hocus Pocus in Focus, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to WDW: Magic Kingdom, The Thinking Fan’s Guide to WDW: Epcot / Website:

Mark Willard – Instagram: @markwillardphotography / Website:

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135: Countdown to Parkstinction – Disney-MGM Studios 1994

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is turning 28 years old this week! While the park might not be its best self right now, the future is bright. And so is the past . . .

In honor of the park’s anniversary, special guest Jeff DePaoli joins us this week as we go back in time and take a virtual tour of Disney-MGM Studios as it existed in 1994, just months after Sunset Boulevard debuted to the public. We look back fondly on extinct attractions like the Backstage Studio Tour and the Magic of Disney Animation, and we discover what the park was like before Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Star Wars made their grand entrances.

Plus, Jeff gives us the scoop on Aulani, Disney’s Hawaiian resort and spa, and shares all about the unforgettable trip he took there. Then, in the segment “Did That Just Happen?” we each share odd, funny stories from the parks.

Be sure to check out Jeff’s podcast Dizney Coast to Coast (iTunes: DCTC) and follow him on Twitter (@JeffDePaoli)!

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112: Games! Games! Games!

It’s not all fun and games on The Mad Chatters Podcast…

Except when it is!

This week we’ve invited former guests of the show to put on their thinking caps, bring out their best game faces, and join us for an episode filled with nothing but games. Our Mad Chatter Game Night includes Disneyfied versions of Password, Outburst, $100,000 Pyramid, and Match Game, as well as a challenging round of “Also a Disney Character,” in which we guess the Disney character based on the definition of his or her name. Here’s the best part: You can play along! Come join the fun now!

Thanks to guests Aaron Wallace, Jeff DePaoli, Ben Lancaster, Mark Willard, Brittany Maddox, and Teri Deel for helping us make this episode possible. If you’re not already following these awesome individuals online, what are you waiting for?

Aaron Wallace

Jeff DePaoli

Mark Willard

Ben Lancaster

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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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