00:0000:00

Episode 144 - Grab some marshmallows, chocolate, and gram crackers.  Join host Cody, Jenn, Jared, Kevin, Justin, and Joe with a friend of the show and bestselling author, Aaron H. Goldberg.  We starting out fireside discussions with friends talking about Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.  Join the fun.

TMBKE144SM.jpg  

aaron.jpg

 

Aaron Goldberg is an alumnus of the University of Pennsylvania, having graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in anthropology. He is the author of the best-selling book The Disney Story: Chronicling the Man, the Mouse, and the Parks.

Aaron and his books have been mentioned in stories about Disney in the Los Angeles Times, The Dis, Imaginerding, Inside the Magic, and the Huffington Post. He's active on Twitter @aaronhgoldberg and has visited the Walt Disney World Resort more times than his wallet cares to remember!

Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com

 

More Episodes

Episode 143 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

November 4, 2018
00:0000:00

Episode 143 - Floydering is a phrase first used by friends and colleagues at the Walt Disney Studios (and eventually adopted by the Disney fan community) to describe Floyd Norman and his particular creative process.  Join Host Cody with Jenn, Elizabeth, Justin, Jared, and Joe.  We were honored to have back on the show and friend of the show.  Disney Legend Floyd Norman.  Grab a comfy chair and join us for some Floydering.

 TMKBE143SM.jpg 

 10872841_10152541035997267_974697870477219508_o.jpg

Floyd Norman had his start as an assistant to comic book artist Bill Woggon, who lived in the Santa Barbara, California, area that Norman grew up in.
Norman first joined the Disney studio in 1956. As an in-betweener on Sleeping Beauty, he assisted Frank Thomas working on the fairies Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather. As an assistant animator on Mary Poppins, he worked on The Pearly Band. As a story artist on The Jungle Book, he was responsible for much of the gags in the "Trust In Me" sequence with Mowgli and Kaa the snake.

After Walt Disney's death in 1966, Floyd Norman left Disney Studios to co-found the AfroKids animation studio, with business partner animator/director Leo Sullivan. Norman and Sullivan worked together on various projects such as the original Hey! Hey! Hey! It's Fat Albert television special which aired in 1969 on NBC (not to be confused with the later Fat Albert series made by Filmation Associates).

Norman returned to Disney at one point in the early 1970s to work on the Disney animated feature Robin Hood and worked on several animated television programs at Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Spears. In the 1980s he worked as a writer in the comic strip department at Disney and was the last scripter for the Mickey Mouse comic strip before it was discontinued.

More recently he has worked on motion pictures for Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, having contributed creatively as a story artist on films such as Toy Story 2 and Monsters, Inc. for Pixar and Mulan, Dinosaur and The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Walt Disney Animation, among others. He continues to work for the Walt Disney Co. as a freelance consultant on various projects.

 

Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com

 

Episode 142 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 28, 2018
00:0000:00

Episode 142 - "At Pixar, we LOVE shorts! In fact, our first ventures in storytelling through film were with short films and commercials. Beginning with Luxo Jr., shorts have allowed us to tell stories in different ways than our feature films, but often with just as much emotional impact." - Pixar Animation Studios.  Join Host Cody with Kevin, Justin, Jared, and Joe.  As we conclude our Pixar series with some history and discussion of some Pixar Short Films. And then we reveal our Pixar rankings.  So grab a calculator for the math. Ugh, math.

 tmkbe142SM.jpg 

 

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com

 

The Mouse Knows Books Club - Chapter 3

October 27, 2018
00:0000:00

Chapter 3 - For over 60 years, it has been that careful balance, coupled with a flair for innovation that has left Disney unique among its peers and has enabled Disney to find the heart within the darkness. As riders journey into the dimness of the unknown, they draw comfort in that whatever frights may await them, there is always going to be light at the end. Join Cody, Justin, Jared, and Joe as we talk with Shawn Patrick Farrell the author of Heart And Darkness Scarry Adventures and the Evolution of Disney's Dark Rides.  So jump in here we go.

The Definitive Book of Disney Dark Rides
The dark rides in Disney theme parks have delighted—and sometimes terrified—millions of people. The history of these attractions is a fascinating story of creativity, engineering, and pop culture, and it's told here for the first time.

From their primitive beginnings in the 1800s to their perfection by the Disney Imagineers, dark rides are an ingenious way to tell a visually exciting story to guests who "travel" through the action, scene by scene, aboard vehicles ranging from boats to (Doom) buggies.
Despite their popularity, dark rides still retain an aura of mystery: when did they originate? how did Disney transform them from curiosities into crowd pleasers? why are they such a draw to young and old?

Shawn Farrell dispels the darkness with the definitive history of Disney's dark rides, from Disneyland's Peter Pan, Mr. Toad, and Snow White, to Disneyland Shanghai's cutting-edge version of Pirates of the Caribbean. Farrell also explores notable dark rides, not in a Disney park, the many that have gone into the gloom, and some hints of what's to come.

 

TMKBOOKC3SM.jpg

Shawn Patrick Farrell spent his youth in Buffalo New York and its suburbs before earning an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Fordham University in New York City. He returned to western New York to earn his MA degree from the University at Buffalo and spent the next several years living in New York City before moving to the midwest.

An introvert by nature, Shawn periodically attempts to belie his innate wussery by appearing on stage or in major motion pictures and in addition to parts in a number of films, has worked with Disney, and with such luminaries as Judy Blume, Cookie Monster and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. He is currently working on his second book. His first, "Heart and Darkness: Scary Adventures and the Evolution of Disney's Dark Rides," was released in late 2017 by Theme Park Press.

Shawn is single but has successfully nurtured a cactus for several months and is raising a pug named Darby O'Gill.

Just keep reading, just keep reading!

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsor

tpplogo.jpg

Episode 141 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 21, 2018
00:0000:00

Episode 141 - "Well if I ever meet a sea turtle I'll ask him right after I'm done talking to the shark." - Marlin.  Join Host Cody with Kevin, and Joe.  As we continue our Pixar series with some history and discussion of Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.  So let's remain calm as we swim to the dropoff and never ever touch the butt. "Sigourney Weaver is going to help us!" - Dory.

 tmkbe141SM.jpg 

 

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com

 

Episode 140 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 14, 2018
00:0000:00

Episode 140 - “Some say our destiny is tied to the land, as much a part of us as we are of it. Others say fate is woven together like a cloth so that one’s destiny intertwines with many others. It’s the one thing we search for or fight to change. Some never find it, but there are some who are led.” - Princess Merida  Join Host Cody with Jenn, Jared, and Joe.  As we continue our Pixar series with some history and discussion of Brave and Up.  So let's grab our goggles and inflate those balloons. "Thanks for the adventure - now go have a new one! Love, Ellie"

 tmkbe140SM.jpg 

 

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com

 

Episode 139 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

October 7, 2018
00:0000:00

Episode 139 - "Sometimes you got to get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side." - Poppa.  Join Host Cody with Justin, Kevin, Jenn, Jared, and Joe.  As we continue our Pixar series with some history and discussion of The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out.  So let's pull those memories from longterm storage before they fade away in the memory dump. "Take her to the moon for me, Ok." - Bing Bong

 TMKBE139SM.jpg 

 

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com

 

Episode 138 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

September 30, 2018
00:0000:00

Episode 138 - "Paris? All these times I've been underneath Paris?" - Remy.  Join Host Cody with Justin, Elizabeth, Kevin, Jenn, and Jared.  As we continue our Pixar series with some history and discussion of Ratatouille and WALL-E.  So make sure you beat Ego to the table and enjoy. "Earth is amazing! There are these things called farms. They put seeds in the ground, pour water on them, and they grow into food, like pizzas!" - Captain

 TMKBE138SM.jpg 

 

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com

 

The Mouse Knows Books Club - Chapter 2

September 29, 2018
00:0000:00

Now on to Chapter 2 -  It’s fitting that Toy Story opens with the same image as the final frame of Toy Story 3: a picture-perfect blue sky dotted with carefully placed, fluffy clouds.  Join Cody, Justin, and Joe as we talk with the Josh Spiegel the author of Pixar and the Infinite Past Nostalgia and Pixar Animation.  So settle in and enjoy.

The Past in Mint Condition
Film critic Josh Spiegel analyzes in depth the poignant themes of loss and nostalgia that run beneath the exuberant playfulness of the Toy Story and Cars films. He concludes with a chapter on Disney animation in the 2010s. With photos.
Pixar tickled a yearning in adults who gave up their own Woodys and Buzzes but still cling to the idealized wood and plastic and stuffing of their lost-forever youth. As their own children face forward to the future with Buzz Lightyear's "To infinity...and beyond!" they hear just an echo from their past.
Spiegel adroitly positions the Pixar films as not just animated fodder for the kids but as surprisingly sophisticated—and introspective—fare for the grown-ups.

"Affectionate, vivid, and insightful. ... Even if you've seen these movies a thousand times, you'll discover something new about how yearning for the past defined the future of animation." —Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly

 

TMKBooksC2sm.jpg

Josh Spiegel is a freelance writer and critic whose work has appeared in publications such as Slashfilm, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Verge. He also cohosts the Disney movie podcast Mousterpiece Cinema with Scott Renshaw. Josh was previously the editor-in-chief of Movie Mezzanine, as well as the chief film critic and film editor of Sound on Sight. He lives in Arizona with his wife, son, and far too many cats.

Just keep reading, just keep reading!

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsor

tpplogo.jpg

Episode 137 - The Mouse Knows Best Podcast

September 23, 2018
00:0000:00

Episode 137 - "You know, the Rust-eze Medicated Bumper Ointment team ran a great race today. And remember: with a little Rust-eze - and an insane amount of luck - you too can look like me. Ka-chow!" - Lightning McQueen.  Join Host Cody with Justin, Elizabeth, and Joe.  As we continue our Pixar series with some history and discussion of Pixar's Cars 1, 2 & 3.  So remember you turn right to go left. "Boogity Boogity Boogity! Let's go racin'!" - Darrell Cartrip

 tmkbe137sm.jpg 

 

 Twitter Info: @Elizabeth_DTE (Elizabeth), @JennLovesDisney (Jenn), @InsideDisney407 (Cody), @HatboxMouse (Jared), @justinkoehn (Justin), @tmkbradio (Joe), @doubleoh_kevin (Kevin)

 

Our show sponsors

 name-of-blog.jpg    

 

 

 

 

We give you the royal treatment you deserve.  Contact our sponsor, Allergy-Free Princess at:

     http://www.allergyfreeprincess.com/

I am a full-service travel agent with Destinations to Explore.  I would love to help you and your family plan your perfect vacation.  The best part of my service is that is it totally FREE for you.  Contact me and let’s start putting together a vacation that is perfect for your family.

 

 

If you enjoy Disney Parks and Resorts Music as well as the Classics.

     Tune into our sponsor, TMKBRadio, Disney's radio channel at: 

    http://www.tmkbradio.com