The Mouse Castle Lounge Podcast: Disney News and Interviews, Cocktails and Conversations
Disney news and interviews, cocktails and conversation. Join host Tim Callaway as he talks with Disney artists, Imagineers, animators, authors and even a few Disney Legends about Disney movies, music, books, television, theme parks and history. From Mickey Mouse to Moana, Disneyland to Walt Disney World, Pinocchio to Pixar, it's always good times and great conversations.
MCL 04-24-2013 - The Lone Ranger in Vegas, Mystic Manor, Mickey Mouse Gets a Horse

In today's episode, Tim whines about being unable to produce a show on a regular basis, but also manages to sneak in some audio clips from a fan event in Las Vegas for "The Lone Ranger" featuring Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski. He also previews Mystic Manor, the new very cool attraction getting ready to open at Hong Kong Disneyland and tries to unravel the mystery about a soon-to-be-released Mickey Mouse cartoon entitled "Get a Horse."

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge04-24-2013.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:48am PDT

MCL 04-16-2013 - Disney Supports the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Space Mountain Remains Closed

First and foremost, our thoughts are with the good people of Boston in the wake of Monday's unspeakable tragedy. We run for Boston. Inside The Mouse Castle Lounge we take a look at the planned Academy Museum of Motion Pictures which is getting a lot of support from Disney and give you another chance to win one of historian J. B. Kaufman's fantastic books about the making of Walt Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge041613.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:22pm PDT

MCL 04-14-2013 - Safety Problems at Disneyland and 'Iron Man 3' Invades Innoventions

It's a short and sweet weekend edition of The Mouse Castle Lounge as Tim talks about safety issues at the Disneyland Resort that have closed down three E-Ticket rides. Also, Iron Man Tech Presented by Stark Industries is doing the unthinkable at Innoventions...creating lines.

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge041413.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:47am PDT

MCL 04-12-2013 - Is 2D Animation Dead?

Layoffs at the Walt Disney Studios have spread to Disney's 2D animators. Is this the death knell for hand-drawn 2D animation? Tim Callaway takes a look at this touchy issue--especially among animation purists--and also previews a new kids program on The Disney Channel and discusses why it sucks not to be in Las Vegas next week.

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge041213.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:07pm PDT

MCL 04-10-2013 - Layoffs at Disney, 'Planes' and a Snow White Contest

Would Tim actually resort to bribary to get you to listen to "The Mouse Castle Lounge"? Well, DUHHH, of course he would. Listen for details on how you can win one of J.B. Kaufman's two books about "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs": "The Fairest One of All" or ""Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Art and Creation of Walt Disney's Classic Animated Film." Don't look for alternative ways to enter. The only way to win is by listening to this podcast. Pretty sneaky, huh? In the meantime, you can also find out about layoffs at the Walt Disney Studios and the new video game based on Disneytoon Studios' upcoming "Planes."

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge04-10-2013.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:05pm PDT

MCL 04-09-2013 - Annette Funicello, Harrison 'Buzz' Price and Iron Man 3

Tim Callaway tries a different approach to his podcast by going "Inside the Mouse Castle," a more current and more frequent look at the world of Disney.  This episode pays tribute to Annette Funicello and celebrates Harrison "Buzz" Price's new window on Main Street at Disneyland.

Direct download: InsidetheMouseCastle04-09-2013.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:53pm PDT

MCL 03-31-2013 - Marc Davis, LucasArts, Free Movie Screenings From Disney

Tim Callaway runs down the latest news from the world of Disney without spilling his martini. In this Easter edition we celebrate the 100th birthday of Disney animator and Imagineer Marc Davis. Tim also previews three books on Disney history due out later this year, discusses potential trouble at LucasArts and talks about how you can be invited to free screenings of Disney movie releases.

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge033113.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:01am PDT