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 02-19-2013 - Disney Animation Research Library, Fox Carney

A rare look inside the Disney Animation Research Library, home of 64 million pieces of animation art from nearly 90 years of Disney animation history. Tim Callaway sits down with the ARL's research manager Fox Carney and talks about the many treasures of the ARL and the challenge of cataloging and preserving their immense collection of artwork.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:55am PDT

MCL 02-12-2013 - What's Opera, Walt?, 'Monsters University' and the Tahitian Terrace

We aim for some highbrow culture in this edition of The Mouse Castle Lounge, but end up reviewing Philip Glass' opera about Walt Disney instead. "The Perfect American" is yet another exercise in perpetuating the worst urban legends that exist about Walt. It's viewable online if you feel like trashing two hours of your life. Also, Tim Callaway previews two new books written by people who actually know what they're talking about, takes a trip to "Monsters University" and revisits Disneyland's 25th anniversary where he finds soy sauce.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 10:19pm PDT

MCL 02-04-2013 - Club 33, The Cove Bar, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar and the Carthay Circle Lounge

Tim Callaway takes The Mouse Castle Lounge on the road and goes bar hopping at the Disneyland Resort. Meet some of Tim's awesome friends as we decide once and for all which drinking establishments are the best.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:19am PDT

MCL 01-21-2013 - America Sings, Brenda Chapman and 'Escape From Tomorrow'

Video bloggers and independent filmmakers are causing a stir at Disney these days and Tim Callaway talks about it all inside The Mouse Castle Lounge. See why "Escape From Tomorrow" is the most daring film to come out of the Sundance Film Festival and why Disney attorneys are probably pissed off about it. Also, join Tim during the summer of 1974 and the grand opening of America Sings at Disneyland and pay a visit to the blog of animation director and screenwriter Brenda Chapman.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:29pm PDT

MCL 01-13-2013 - Oscar Nominations, Frankenweenie and the Disney News Archive

This week in The Mouse Castle Lounge, Tim Callaway takes a look at how Disney and Pixar scored in this year's Oscar nominations. He'll also review "Frankenweenie," now available on home video, and unlock the Disney News Archive from Spring 1996.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:03am PDT

MCL 12-20-2012 - It's Kind of a Cute Interview with Jeff Heimbuch

Rolly Crump spent decades with Disney as an animator, Imagineer, artist and designer. Examples of his work can be found in Disneyland attractions such as The Enchanted Tiki Room, It's a Small World and the Haunted Mansion, among many others. He co-wrote his new memoir, It's Kind of a Cute Story, with Jeff Heimbuch, telling colorful tales about how a talented kid with no formal artistic training made good working for Walt Disney. The Mouse Castle's Tim Callaway interviews Jeff, who talks about his experiences meeting and working with Rolly. WARNING: This episode of The Mouse Castle Lounge contains profanity--and we're sure Rolly will approve.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:41pm PDT

MCL 12-12-2012 - Jeff Kurtti and the Church of Walt

With December being the month of Walt Disney's birth and death, Tim Callaway wraps up his three-part conversation with historian Jeff Kurtti by talking about Walt Disney's impact on society and culture.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:36pm PDT

MCL 11-19-2012 - Snow White and the Walt Disney Family Museum

The Mouse Castle Lounge, your unofficial Disney happy hour, visits the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco to preview the museum's new exhibition celebrating 75 years of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." Tim Callaway interviews museum co-founder Diane Disney Miller, CEO Gabriella Calicchio, exhibition curator and Walt Disney Animation Research Library creative director Lella Smith and film historian and author J.B. Kaufman.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:18pm PDT

MCL 11-08-2012 - Wreck-It Ralph, Lucasfilm, Jeff Kurtti

The Mouse Castle Lounge, your unofficial Disney happy hour, takes a look at the Disney/Lucasfilm deal, reviews "Wreck-It Ralph" from Walt Disney Animation and presents part two of our conversation with Disney historian, author and film maker Jeff Kurtti.

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 7:40am PDT

MCL 10-27-2012 - Premiere Episode

It's always happy hour at the coolest unofficial Disney podcast on the Internet. The Mouse Castle Lounge has Disney news, history, interviews...and cocktails. This week's premiere episode features a preview of "Wreck-It Ralph" with John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, a look at the 75th anniversary of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and an interview with Disney author, historian and documentary film maker Jeff Kurtti. 

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Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 3:13am PDT