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This week, the Mouse Lounge explores what its like to have very little brain, which honestly isn’t all that different from most days.

Before we delve into this episode’s theme of stuff n fluff, we take in part two of three of a very special feature.  Back in 2006, yours truly sat in on a Walt Disney World Audition Workshop.  It was an intense couple of hours of enthusiastic performers needing a reality check and casting directors there to provide it, all in the spirit of better preparing those auditioning so they could earn one of the coveted performing spots.  Whether you’re a performer a not, enjoy an inside glimpse at what it takes to audition for Walt Disney World.

In From the Vault we sample a clip from a classic Disney film, short, television or radio program, or Disneyland Record.  Before Disney made their now classic films, several audio interpretations of the Pooh stories were made.  Some thirty years after the book’s initial publication, RCA’s Little Nipper series released an Upside Down record, which had a story on each side.  We feature here, Winnie the Pooh and the Heffalump, narrated by Jimmy Stewart.  Be sure to go to the Mouse Lounge multimedia page to listen to the flip side of the record, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.

Next, from the Disney DVD, the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, have a listen to a brief history of Winnie the Pooh.

Next, sidle up to the Mickey Bar, as Liana and I fling a little Pooh of our own.  I even sing a few bars.  Don’t be scared.

Meet Paul Winchell.   Listen to the voice of Tigger tell his story in this wonderful interview with BBC Scotland in 2004, just a year before Paul passed away.  

From the Disneyland Attraction Archives:  In 2005, Disney released the comprehensive, Musical History of Disneyland.  Among the tracks are two absolute gems I’ll play for you here:  The queue music, When the Rain Rain Rain came Down Down Down, and the attraction music itself, without most of the character vocal tracks and sound effects.  

Each show we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.   This week we serve up both versions of Pooh, from Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom, where many of you think the attraction truly belongs, and back to the West coast in Critter Country.  Listen to the subtle differences between the two.  Which do you prefer, and why?  Be sure to comment on the podcast page on the Mouse Lounge website.

We close the show with a duo of Pooh Tracks!  First, from the Walt Disney Records archive collection, the Chieftains perform the title track, Winnie the Pooh.  Then, while not really a Disney tune per se, its hard to separate Winnie the Pooh from one of Kenny Loggins most memorable performances, The Return to Pooh Corner.

Gary Chambers

(805) 270-5785

The Mouse Lounge

http://www.mouselounge.com

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The Mouse Lounge is a fan-based podcast and is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its subsidiaries.  Non factual statements made by the Mouse Lounge hosts, Gary Chambers and his guests are their current opinions only and are subject to change without notice.  All copyrighted material used with permission or under the Fair Use Doctrine in Section 107 of the United States Copyright Act.  Although the information in this program is believed to be reliable, Mr. Chambers, and Mouselounge.com do not make any representations or warranties as to its accuracy or completeness, nor do they assess, verify or guarantee the suitability of information.

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Today marks the 5th Anniversary of the Mouse Lounge.  While I'm currently in production on another epic show (the first cut was three hours!) I thought I'd drag out of moth balls an episode that hasn't seen the light of day in those five years: the very first episode of the Mouse Lounge.

Listening today, to me it sounds positively painful.  However, it demonstrates how the show began, how many of the original concepts still survive, and how much it has evolved.

The Mouse Lounge thrives as part of the Disney fan culture because of YOU, my listeners.  You have stuck with me through four moves and hardships that have resulted in more than a few sabbaticals.  After five years, I still love what I do, and love the people for whom I do it!

With martini in hand... here's to the next five years!!!

P.S. The artwork included with this episode is that which I scanned from a souvenir notebook I bought in the Magic Kingdom.  It was the art I used until the brilliant Dave Laitinen designed our logo, still in use today!

All the best

-- Gary

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This week, the Mouse Lounge explores what its like to audition for the Disney Parks and boards a pair of boats… one little, one big.  

Whether you’re a performer a not, enjoy the first of this three part series to get an inside glimpse at what it takes to audition for Walt Disney World.

In From the Vault we sample a clip from a classic Disney film, short, television or radio program, or Disneyland Record.   This week, from Melody Time, we listen to Billy May's Capitol Records classic, Little Toot.

Next climb aboard a much larger vessel and circumnavigate Top Sawyer Island circa 1962.  From Walt Disney’s, World of Color episode, Disneyland After Dark join in on the fun aboard the Mark Twain with Louis Armstrong, the Dapper Dans, and blues legend, Monette Moore.

From the Disneyland Attraction Archives:  Stay aboard the Mark Twain and listen to the narration and soundtrack that echoed through the decks of this classic Disneyland water faring vessel. 

Then, take a musical trip around the Rivers of America in Disneyland with the Main Street Strawhatters performing a full set aboard the Mark Twain.

We close the show with a duo of boat-themed tracks.  First, from the original 1953 Peter Pan soundtrack, a rare Oliver Wallace demo of a song discarded before the film was complete.  Have a listed to, “The Boatswain’s Song. 

Then disembark from the show into Old New Orleans with the classic, “River Boat Shuffle”.

 

Gary Chambers

(805) 270-5785

The Mouse Lounge

http://www.mouselounge.com

Subscribe to our write a review about the Mouse Lounge Podcast:

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The Mouse Lounge is a fan-based podcast and is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or its subsidiaries.  

Non factual statements made by the Mouse Lounge hosts, Gary Chambers and his guests are their current opinions 

only and are subject to change without notice.  All copyrighted material used with permission or under the Fair 

Use Doctrine in Section 107 of the United States Copyright Act.  Although the information in this program is 

believed to be reliable, Mr. Chambers, and Mouselounge.com do not make any representations or warranties as to its 

accuracy or completeness, nor do they assess, verify or guarantee the suitability of information.

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