The Mouse Castle Lounge Podcast: Disney News and Interviews, Cocktails and Conversations
Disney artists and Imagineers, animators and authors, even Disney Legends have visited with host Tim Callaway in The Mouse Castle Lounge. Join Tim as he delves into Disney movies, music, books, television, theme parks and history. From Mickey Mouse to Mulan, from Disneyland to Walt Disney World, from Pinocchio to Pixar, it's always good times and great conversations...and a few surprises. Welcome to the party. Come on in!
MCL 03-19-2015 - Disney Legend Floyd Norman, Part Two

In part two of his conversation with Tim Callaway, Disney artist, animator and cartoonist Floyd Norman talks about what it was like to work for Walt Disney, John Lasseter and Steve Jobs, what makes a successful leader and why he respects Michael Eisner to this day. Floyd also shares how he saved Thunderbolt the Wonder Dog from certain death in the Blu-ray release of "101 Dalmatians."
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MCL 03-12-2015 - Disney Legend Floyd Norman, Part One

Floyd Norman is a rare artist who had the opportunity to work for both Walt Disney and John Lasseter. Floyd's career began at Disney in 1956 when he was hired as an in-betweener for television and short theatrical cartoons. He eventually moved to feature animation, contributing his talents to "Sleeping Beauty," "The Sword in the Stone" and "The Jungle Book." He left Disney in 1966, shortly after Walt's death, and became an independent filmmaker. He returned to Disney in the 1970s to work on "Robin Hood" before spending many years in TV animation. Floyd discusses his early career in part one of a two-part conversation with host Tim Callaway.
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MCL 03-05-2015 - Disney Animator James Lopez, Part Two

James Lopez has spent over 25 years in animation, including many years at Disney where he worked on films including "The Lion King," "Pocahontas" and "Hercules." In part two of Tim's conversation with him, James shares stories about the making of "The Emperor's New Groove," which began inauspiciously as "Kingdom of the Sun." He also talks about his current project, a series of crowd-funded films called "Hullabaloo," which combines two of James' favorite things: 2D animation and steampunk.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 4:26pm PST