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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!

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185: 20 Animal Kingdom Facts We Love

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is turning 20 years old! To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of 20 of our favorite fun facts about Walt Disney World’s youngest park, from hidden details we love, to engineering feats that set the park apart from all other theme parks.

But that’s not all. Animal Kingdom takes center stage in our other segments as well, including “Munchies & Merch” and “Take Five.” It’s our wildest episode yet. Tune in now!

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164: Making Music for Mickey – An Interview With Composer Christopher Willis

Walt famously said, “I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.” On this week’s show, that mouse takes center stage as we celebrate Mickey‘s 89th birthday!

We are thrilled to welcome to the show special guest Christopher Willis, who provides the music for Mickey Mouse, the series of cartoon shorts that airs on The Disney Channel. On this episode Chris takes us through the process of scoring a Mickey cartoon and gives us an inside look at the upcoming attraction Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, for which he is providing the soundtrack.

In this week’s edition of The Windows of Main Street, U.S.A., we put the spotlight on Ub Iwerks, who played a large role in the creation of Mickey Mouse. Plus, we bring back the wacky segment Take Five, in which we use just five words to express our feelings on various categories. Episode 164 includes all of that, Disney news, and much more. Tune in now!

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138: The Lights of Walt Disney World

At last we see the lights, and it’s like the sky is new! On this week’s show, join us for a closer look at the best lamps, light bulbs, and spotlights throughout Walt Disney World. We go park by park, “highlighting” the best lighting techniques used by Imagineers to bring that special touch of magic to our favorite parks, from the fiberoptic lights below our feet to the popcorn lights that dangle above our heads.

In the new segment “The Windows of Main Street,” we showcase the contributions of those men and women whose names adorn the windows along Main Street. This week we place the focus on Walt’s older brother Roy. Plus, we play the game “Take Five” and share our thoughts on Magic Kingdom’s new fireworks show “Happily Ever After.” All that and more awaits you on show 138!

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124: 5 Disney Couples We’re Shipping

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, and over on The Mad Chatters Podcast we’re getting in the holiday spirit by discussing the Disney characters we’d love to see pair up. From preshow personalities at Walt Disney World to our favorite characters in the animated films, we open up about who we’re shipping. It’s zany, ridiculous, and oh so romantic.

In another round of Take Five, we use just five words to share our thoughts and feelings on categories such as wall carpet, Pizzerizzo, and the title of Joe Rohde’s future autobiography. Plus, Matt and Derek give a full rundown of their weekend at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, including new food items and a Disney on Broadway concert. Tune in now!

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102: Quick Service at Deluxe Resorts

In our ongoing series highlighting the quick service restaurants at Walt Disney World, we head to the deluxe resorts to check out eateries like Contempo Cafe, The Mara, and Roaring Fork. We cover every menu item and offer our own reviews and thoughts.

In “Take Five,” we use just five words to share our feelings on topics like Geir Ness and what exactly Sonny Eclipse does during his breaks. Plus, in “The Disney Fix” we discuss Universal Studios’ ticket prices, LEGO Cinderella Castle, and Pete’s Dragon. All that and more awaits you on the latest episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

Thanks so much for listening to our little podcast, whether you’ve been tuning in since the beginning or you’re brand new to the show. We’d love for you to connect with us online! Find us on Instagram (@madchatters), Twitter (@MadChatters), and Facebook (@madchatterspodcast). Or you can email us at comments@madchatters.net.

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93: Overlay or Over-nay? – Evaluating Disney’s Shoehorning Strategy

What used to be Maelstrom is now Frozen Ever After. The original show Rivers of Light has been put on hold, and a “Jungle Book” show has debuted in its place. Now, rumors are flying that attractions like Mission: SPACE and Tower of Terror will be given “Guardians of the Galaxy” overlays. Is the age of original attractions over?

On this week’s show, we dive in to the topic of Disney overlays and share our thoughts on this latest trend. Then, with our tongues firmly in our cheeks, we each give five ideas for how to either improve or ruin current Walt Disney World attractions by overlaying them with Disney films and characters.

In the segment “Munchies and Merch,” we discuss the food items and merchandise at the parks that have our attention. Plus, we play “Take 5,” a game in which we use just five words to express our feelings on categories such as the weather in July and what the Maelstrom trolls are up to now. A bit of fun and a whole bunch of silliness await on episode 93 of The Mad Chatters Podcast!

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