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 02-26-2015 - Disney Animator James Lopez, Part One

James Lopez is a master of 2D, hand-drawn animation and has been in the business for over 25 years, including a lengthy stint at Disney. He worked on classic animated films such as "The Lion King," "Pocahontas," "The Emperor's New Groove" and "The Princess and the Frog." In part one of a two-part conversation, James tells host Tim Callaway about his early career working for Disney and Don Bluth and how he learned much of his craft on the job.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:33pm PST

MCL 02-19-2015 - At the 87th Academy Awards

Team Mouse Castle is in Hollywood previewing the Oscars. Or, as we like to put it, just another excuse to get together and drink wine. Tim Callaway and the Mouse Castle crew take over Trastavere at Hollywood and Highland and give their predictions on who'll be the big winners Sunday. Will it be "Boyhood" or "Birdman"? Keaton or Redmayne? Julianne Moore or Julianne Moore? It's a Mouse Castle Oscar party and you're invited. And did we mention there's wine?

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:10pm PST

MCL 02-07-2015 - The Story of Disneyland Collection at Van Eaton Galleries With Bob Gurr

You can own a piece of Disneyland history this month when Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California, auctions off more than 1,000 items from an extensive private collection of unique Disneyland vintage memorabilia. An audio-animatronic skeleton from Pirates of the Caribbean, original dolls from it's a small world, panels from early Monorail trains, and a miniature pot-bellied stove handcrafted by Walt Disney himself are among the big ticket items to be bid on. More reasonably priced items include all manner of artwork, shopping bags, guidebooks and other souvenirs. On hand to discuss the significance and history of many of these items are Mike Van Eaton with Van Eaton Galleries and Disney Imagineering Legend Bob Gurr.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:53am PST