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EMH Episode 93 - "I know we’ll continue to bring smiles, thrills, scares, and wonder to attraction guests world wide. For me, it's a dream come true." — Garner L. Holt.  Our host Cody with producer Joe, Jared, Justin, Jenn, and Elizabeth, join Mr. Garner Holt founder and president of Garner Holt Productions Inc. We visit and discuss the worlds finest animatronics that he and his company have produced for the past 40 years.  Joint us... 

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An Animated Background

My company and I have literally grown up together. I founded Garner Holt Productions in 1977, when I was still in high school. I’ve gone from my parents’ garage—with my mother acting as secretary!—to a giant production facility, studio and mockup space where I operate today with the help of nearly a hundred talented employees.

GHP is my playground. It's a combination of a cutting-edge technology workshop and an artistic inventor's lab. As a result, being here is different from any other work environment. It's like a giant toy factory, and every day is something different. Because our mission here is to inform, educate, and entertain, I believe our work and our creations have a lasting impact on our audience.

This company is my main focus, my pride and joy, and, if I may brag a little, the most unique and talented group in the world. We’ve built nearly 500 Chuck E. Cheese animatronic shows for restaurants all over the planet. We were the first outside company to create an animatronic character for a classic Disney attraction--we now have more than 400 figures in Disney parks throughout the world. In our more than three decades of work, we’ve built more animatronics and other unusual and amazing creations than any organization on the planet.

Our expertise in the design and production of quality animatronics is unsurpassed. In fact, we've built more figures than any other animatronics company in history. That experience and expertise is why close to 70% of our work comes from repeat clients in some of the most high-profile attractions and destinations in the world. We provide exceptional products for a fair price. Big or small, all of our clients know that GHP provides the very best figures, ride and show elements, and other creative creations available anywhere.

I know we’ll continue to bring smiles, thrills, scares, and wonder to attraction guests world wide. For me, it's a dream come true.  Garner L. Holt

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Episode 92 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

November 12, 2017
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Episode 92 - We ask the question.  How has EPCOT inspired you?  Our host Cody with a full house of cast Jenn, Elizabeth, Jared, Justin, and Joe contemplate the question and give our answers.  We also reached out to past guests and listeners for their answers to the question.  We hope you enjoy our final episode in our Walt's Future World EPCOT series.  Thanks for listening.  

 

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To all who come to this place of Joy, Hope and Friendship - Welcome.
EPCOT is inspired by Walt Disney's creative vision.
Here, human achievements are celebrated through imagination, wonders of
enterprise and concepts of a future that promises new and
exciting benefits for all.
May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire and above all,
may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man's ability to
shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.

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EMH Episode 91 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

November 5, 2017
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EMH Episode 91 - Behold the past, present and future of Earth at this stunning fireworks show that celebrates the spirit of humanity. .... On this episode we continue "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" series, join us as we talk with Emmy® award winning composer Gavin Greenaway.  Our host Cody with Justin, and producer Joe discuss with Gavin about his incredible contribution to EPCOT.  So lets all gather around the World Showcase Lagoon to witness the incredible history of our planet.  

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Emmy® award winning composer Gavin Greenaway has enjoyed an eclectic career over the last 30 years - encompassing composition for film and TV, songwriting, production, orchestrating and conducting. In 2016 he released il falco bianco his first solo album as a pianist, and embarked on a series of public performances.
 
His compositions include: the night-time spectacular Reflections of Earth which has been playing nightly since October 1999 at Disney World’s EPCOT in Florida; music for the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron at the 2010 Winter Olympics: songs with Bryan Adams for the DreamWork’s animation Spirit; music for the West End play of Stephen King’s Misery and the theme and incidental music for the hit BBC TV series Bugs. He adapted the theme from Gladiator into the song Il Gladiatore for Pavarotti and co-wrote the score to SpyKids.
 
He is also much in demand as a conductor, having conducted over 90 film scores, the World Premiere of Sir Paul McCartney’s Ecce Cor Meum and the first live-to-picture performances of Interstellar and Independence Day.
He is currently working on his next solo album.

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Episode 90 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 29, 2017
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EMH Episode 90 - World Showcase is the second themed area of Epcot, after Future World. Nine of the pavilions opened with the park's opening on October 1, 1982. Morocco opened itn 1984, and Norway in 1988. Very few major changes have occured in World Showcase....... On this episode we continue "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" series, join us as we chat our way through World Showcase - EPCOT.  Our host Cody with a full house of cast Jenn, Elizabeth, Jared, Justin, and Joe discuss the world.  Join us..

 

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The World Showcase is a section of Epcot that consists of 11 pavilions, each themed to a different country. The pavilions are situated around the World Showcase Lagoon.  

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EMH Episode 89 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 22, 2017
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EMH Episode 89 - Davy's breadth of experience includes directing, storyboarding, animation, animatronics, and puppets...... On this episode we continue "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" series, join us as we talk with Disney Imagineer David Feiten about his contributions to EPCOT.  Our host Cody with Jenn, Elizabeth and producer Joe chat with David about his incredible career.

 

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Davy Feiten has  worked in feature film, television, and theme parks. He has won ten Telly awards, two iParenting awards, and two Dove awards. Davy is a seasoned animation professional who can bring work in on time, improve quality, enhance the story, and help out in all aspects of the creative team. Davy's breadth of experience includes directing, storyboarding, animation, animatronics, and puppets. Davy's professional experience in animation and story has been with Pixar, Walt Disney Imagineering, DNA, Universal, Cinesite and Rhythm & Hues.  Before moving into feature films, Davy was Chief Animation Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering, overseeing all the animatronics worldwide  for creative design, sculpting, manufacturing, quality and animation.  Davy is currently teaching Advanced Visual Storytelling and Senior Film for Animation at California College of the Arts.

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EMH Episode 88 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 15, 2017
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EMH Episode 88 - Music is the foundation for the story... On this episode we continue "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" series, join us as we talk with composer Bruce Broughton about his contributions to EPCOT.  Our host Cody with producer Joe chat with Bruce about his wondeful music scores..  

 

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EMH Episode 87 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 8, 2017
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EMH Episode 87 - "Oh, hello there. So glad you could come along. I am the Dreamfinder. Ah, ha, ha. Musical notes! What delightful melodies those will make. I love these flights of fancy. Searching the universe for sounds, colors, ideas, anything that sparks the imagination." On this episode we continue "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" series, join us as we visit with Dreamfinder himself Ron Schneider and talk EPCOT.  Our host Cody with Jared,Justin and Joe have discussion with Ron and take a Journey Into Imagination..  "And what about you folks? Imagination is something that belongs to all of us. So, join us now in a magical playground, where technology and your creativity combine to make dazzling new images. Next stop, the Image Works!
Figment and I have certainly enjoyed our Journey Into Imagination with you. And in just a few moments, you'll get a chance to use your sparks of inspiration in the Image Works! The creative playground of the future."

 

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Episode 86 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 1, 2017
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Episode 86 -"We know what our goals are. We know what we hope to accomplish. And believe me, it's the most exciting and challenging assignment we've ever tackled at Walt Disney Productions. - Walt Disney" On this episode we continue our series to celebrate EPCOT's 35th!  "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" .  Join our host Cody with our cast of characters, Jenn, Jared, Joe, as we welcome our newest crew member Justin Koehn to our podcast crew as we review Walt's EPCOT!  Happy 35th EPCOT!  "I believe we can build a community that more people will talk about and come to look at than any other area in the world. And with your cooperation, I'm sure that the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow can influence the future of city living for generations to come. It's an exciting challenge, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for everyone who participates. Speaking for myself and the entire Disney organization, we're ready to go right now. - Walt Disney"

 

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Walt Disney's EPCOT Film (1966)

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EMH Episode 85 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

September 24, 2017
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EMH Episode 85 -"RetroWDW Podcast--EPCOT's glory days" on this episode we continue our series to celebrate EPCOT's 35th!  "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" join us as we visit with Brian and JT from www.retrowdw.com to talk EPCOT.  Our host Cody with Elizabeth and Joe have a sitdown with Brian and JT. Please join us..  Brian Miles @BrianPMiles, JT @LS1jt from RetroWDW Podcast @RetroWDW.

 

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Episode 84 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

September 17, 2017
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Episode 84 -"TRIVIA CHALLENGE" on this episode we continue our series to celebrate EPCOT's 35th!  "Walt's FUTURE WORLD" join us as we try and answer Cody's EPCOT Triva Challenge.  Our host Cody, challenges Jared, Jenn, and Joe to dust the cobwebs from there brains for this one.  Put your thinking caps on and away we go!  I'll take catagory Spaceship Earth to start!  Also stay tuned to see who won the Themeparkpress.com giveaway of A (Not-So-Evil Stepmother) in the Most Magical Place on Earth Planning Your Walt Disney World Family Vacation by Trisha Daab.

 

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