193: Mulan, 20 Years Later – An Interview With Directors Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook

Can you believe it’s been 20 years since Mulan was first released in theaters? To celebrate this milestone, we’ve asked the film’s directors, Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook, to take us behind the scenes of the making of the film and talk to us about the legacy the movie has built over the last two decades. Tune in to hear Tony and Barry share stories of working at the animation studio that used to be part of Disney-MGM Studios, and get an inside scoop on the film’s hidden Easter eggs, how the final film differed slightly from their original vision, and more!

Also on this week’s show, we give our take on Solo: A Star Wars Story and the latest trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. Plus, we play another wacky round of Mad Chatter Jeopardy. Tune in now!

If you want to follow along with Tony and Barry’s other projects, you can find Tony on Twitter (pumbaaguy1) and Instagram (@pumbaaguy). And be sure to check out Barry’s new short film, Blinker:

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72: Animated Films in the Parks – The 2010s

This week we conclude our series on the movies of Walt Disney Animation Studios and their presence in the parks. As we scour Walt Disney World for signs of Tangled, Frozen, and other hit films of this decade, we also discuss Disney’s overall success in balancing intellectual properties with original attractions and elements in their parks.

In the news this week, we speculate on the closing of Circle of Life in Epcot, hear from Matt about the latest developments in Disney Springs, and get Jeremy’s take on the new Snow White blu-ray. Plus, in “Love Letters to Disney” we present Walt Disney World with romantic Valentines, and we play the sentimental Mad Chatter game “Disney Love Quotes.” Love is in the air on the latest episode of The Mad Chatters Podcast. Tune in now!

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