Mouse Lounge Podcast : Mouse Lounge -- Season 05 -- Episode 14 -- June 6, 2011

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This week on the Mouse Lounge, we glimpse into the future, Disney style.

 

Each week, in From the Vault we sample a clip from a classic Disney film, short, television or radio program, or Disneyland Record.   This week, from 1979 we journey to the future then beyond time, into The Black Hole!

 

From the Walt Disney Family Museum:  Walt Disney was a filmmaker, a showman, and a brilliant storyteller; but he was also a futurist, way ahead of his time.  Learn how Walt saw the future.  His optimism is positively infectious.

 

From the Walt Disney Archives:  Leonard Maltin interviews the incomparable Ray Bradbury, getting his thoughts about Walt Disney in this excerpt from the Walt Disney Treasures DVD, Tomorrowland.

 

Each show we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.   This week we see the future from the perspective of the past, from the turn of the last century into the early eighties when our featured attraction was built.  Learn about the history of, then take a ride on Epcot Center’s beloved and unfortunately extinct, “Horizons.”

 

We'll close this week’s show with a pair of music tracks.  The first points out exactly how wrong we can be trying to predict the future.  Have a listen to the Computer Song, from Epcot’s gratefully short-lived “Astuter Computer Review.”  Then, we tap into the very heart of Disney optimism, with Epcot’s now retired parade anthem, “Celebrate the Future”.

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