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 05-20-2013 - Ashman Talks Ashman

"Part of Your World," "Under the Sea," "Beauty and the Beast," "Be Our Guest." Tim visits with Sarah Ashman Gillespie, the younger sister of the late writer, lyricist and director Howard Ashman. With Alan Menken, Ashman wrote many of the great songs from Disney's animation renaissance of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Sarah pays tribute to her brother's legacy on her website "Howard Ashman: Part of His World" at This is the first of three conversations with Sarah. Look for parts two and three in upcoming episodes of "The Mouse Castle Lounge."

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge05-20-2013.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:05am PDT

MCL 05-12-2013 - Mother's Day with Camille Rose Garcia, Princess Merida and 'Big Hero 6'

It's a Happy Mother's Day as Tim Callaway visits the Walt Disney Family Museum to interview "lowbrow" artist Camille Rose Garcia and talk about her new exhibit "Down the Rabbit Hole," a dark and delightful look at "Alice in Wonderland." Also, we take a look at the controversy over Princess Merida's new Disney makeover, Entertainment Arts' takeover of Disney's "Star Wars" video games and the underwhelming tease for Disney/Marvel's "Big Hero 6."

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge05-12-2013.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:52am PDT

MCL 05-06-2013 - 'Iron Man 3' Reviewed, Princess Merida and Pez Ratzenberger

"Iron Man 3" opened to huge box office numbers in the U.S. over the weekend, but is it any good? Also, Merida from Pixar's "Brave" is about to officially become a Disney princess and John Ratzenberger is now officially immortalized in a collection of Pez dispensers.

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge05-06-2013.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:35am PDT

MCL 05-02-2013 - Disney's Monstrous Summer and 'Iron Man 3'

Disneyland and Walt Disney World are planning a Monstrous Summer celebration, kicking it off with a 24-hour party on both coasts on May 24. The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World will be busy, but Disneyland and Disney California Adventure could be nightmarish as they make space for Grad Nite crowds at the same time. Also, Tim previews "Iron Man 3" which opens this weekend in the U.S. and is expected to be huge at the box office.

Direct download: TheMouseCastleLounge05-02-2013.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT