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Season 10 of The Mouse Lounge is serving up single and double shots of Disney spirits! Today, a single-shot of Disneyland's, Main Street Electrical Parade... shortly before leaving Main Street yet again.

Recorded LIVE in Disneyland July 9, 2017 at the annual "Friends of the Magic" event

Your Host: Gary Chambers

(805) 270-5785

The Mouse Lounge

http://www.mouselounge.com

A podcast featuring Disney entertainment and business news, live audio from Walt Disney World and Disneyland,
and From the Vault, presenting terrific archival audio from Disney films, television, radio broadcasts and
Disneyland Records.

 

 

 

Direct download: ml_s10_e01_20170901.mp3
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From the Disney Archives:  In 1949 Disney was hard at work on another princess film which could make or break the studio, Cinderella.  Ilene Woods, who provided the singing and speaking voice of Cinderella, and Eleanor Audley, famous as the step mother and later nine years later, Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty take on the roles of Snow White and the Wicked Queen in this RCA Victor Little Nipper storybook album, narrated by Dennis Day.

In those days before the existence of Disneyland Records, it was common for other labels to license the songs, score, and narration of a Disney film.  Some, like this one were brilliant, utilizing talent from the Disney canon and top notch bandleaders, Paul Smith in this case.  This is a version of Snow White like you’ve never heard it before… but no less enjoyable!

From Vault Disney:   Familiar clips have been excerpted and featured in several DVDs and television specials, but in reality were part of a ½ hour interview conducted by Fletcher Markle who directed The Incredible Journey for Walt.  It aired on the CBC in 1963 and has seldom been seen nor heard in its entirety since.  Until now.

From the Studio Morgue:  This episode we unearth the now legendary soup eating sequence from Snow White.  It was supervised by one of Disney’s legendary nine old men, Ward Kimball.

Each show we present a high definition ride-through from Disneyland, DCA, or Walt Disney World.  This week, with the recent closure of one of the Magic Kingdom’s original attractions, it’s time to do a compare and contrast of the two versions of Snow White’s Scary Adventures.  We’ll take in first the Disneyland version, then fly off to the East Coast for one of the last performances of the same attraction, recorded in April of last year.

We'll close this week’s show with a  grab bag of cover tunes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Who you’re hearing will be in the show notes on Mouselounge.com.

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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This week, the Mouse Lounge goes beyond the map in Disneyland!!

In this special edition of the Mouse Lounge, Liana and I go Behind the Mickey Bar to talk about her experience attending the D23 event, Disneyland: Beyond the Map.

Gary Chambers

(805) 270-5785

The Mouse Lounge

http://www.mouselounge.com

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This episode, the Mouse Lounge gets electrified!

I recently announced that I will be blogging for The Disney Driven Life.  The focus of my articles will be on Disney music, from the films, parks, Walt Disney Records, and even those great 78s that preceded the formation of Disneyland records in 1955.

Of course I began planning my articles right away, and in doing so remembered I had produced a gem of a mini documentary nearly five years ago when I was living in Colorado.  I looked up the show it came from and dragged it out of digital mothballs.  Back then I believe the Mouse Lounge had two listeners, and I was one of them.

So, it pleases me greatly, now that the show has grown and matured to at least a half dozen DFs with positively nothing else better to do, to bring you, The Musical History of the Main Street Electrical Parade.  You’ll learn the evolution of electronic music and along the way meet such luminaries as Bob Moog, Don Dorsey, Rick Wakeman, and Jean-Jacque Perrey (composer of the familiar Baroque Hoedown) and hear the brilliant music of Raymond Scott, Wendy Carlos, Yes, The Beau Hunks, Carl Stalling.

I’ll close the show with what is arguably the best iteration, and certainly most difficult to find of the parade, Tokyo Disneyland’s, “Dreamlights.”  This track does not contain character voices, to better be able to take in the marvelous music!

Gary Chambers

(805) 270-5785

The Mouse Lounge

http://www.mouselounge.com

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

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=180696323  

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.

Direct download: ml_s06_e07_2011_12_09.mp3
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This week, the Mouse Lounge goes from Jungle to Jungle!

 First, Liana and I go Behind the Mickey Bar to discuss Jungle Book, the film then we chat about the Jungle Cruise, the attraction.

 Then, from BBC Radio, Phil Jupitus gets down to the Bare Necessities with the last of his five part series on the work of Walt Disney, in Disnified.

 Next, in From the Vault: Most fans of Disney animated features have seen the Jungle Book and remember how it ends, with Baghera and Baloo the Bear dancing into the sunset.  But!  On Disneyland’s Little Long Playing record, “More Jungle Book” your story reader, Robie Lester tells you the epilogue of the story. 

 The Jungle Book just wouldn’t be the favorite it has become without the songs that run throughout the film.  The Sherman Brothers talk about how Walt got them involved in the show and the songs they wrote… and the ones they didn’t!

 Most fans can’t imagine Jungle Book, or for that matter The Aristocats or Robin Hood without the remarkable, indelible voice of Phil Harris.  Learn about this bandleader, comedian, radio and film star in this Mouse Lounge Mini Documentary.

 Each show we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.    Enjoy this experience down the rivers of the world in the Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise.

 We close the show, first with a rare duet.  From Disney’s Wonderful World of Color 25th Anniversary special, Phil Harris is joined by Scatman Caruthers for a medley only this duo could sing.  We wrap things up with Harry Connick Jr.’s  swingin’ arrangement of the Bare Necessities.

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This episode, the Mouse Lounge pillages and plunders with Pirates, parties with curious  in a private club, and other alliterative nonsense!


From the World of Color:  Walt gives Disneyland Ambassador Julie Ream a tour of the future New Orleans Square and we’re there on a drizzly morning on opening day of Pirates of the Caribbean! 


In from the Vault we sample a clip from a classic Disney film, short, television or radio program, Disneyland Record.   This episode we pull out a 1966 vinyl classic, as Thurl Ravenscroft narrates the story of Pirates of the Caribbean.


Each show we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.  With all due respect to Pirates-lite in the Magic Kingdom, this show we features the original and arguably the best.  


Next, we move from Pirates to Epicureans as I share with you the origins of the mysterious Club 33, which opened to members only at the same time as Pirates.  Then join Liana and I as we discuss our experiences dining, in the exclusive club.  Also, be sure to login to the Mouse Lounge Galleries page for a photographic tour of the Club!


We close the show with a pair of piratical tracks.  First, live from the Magic Kingdom’s Pirate and Princes Party; enjoy the sea chanty, Blow, Ye Winds by the Rusty Cutlass Band.  Finally have a listen to what has become the defacto Pirate theme, Klaus Badelt’s, He’s a Pirate as performed by David Garrett live at the Tempodrom in Berlin with the finale mixed with the dynamic original score we all adore!


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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This week, the Mouse Lounge celebrates Labor Day with a special labor of love, a glide-thru Disneyland.

Now allow me to take just a moment to explain the Glide-thru.  Most of us have heard many different live recordings of attractions and shows from the parks.  Often, these include dialogue with the host and his guests.  

The Glide-thru allows you to take in the soundscape with only the sounds of the park, as you would hear it if you were somehow floating through the park by yourself, allowing you to take in details of the ambience.  So far that may sound somewhat familiar, but the Glide-thru is crafted such so you will also enjoy a show, attraction, or live music performance during the journey, always something special.  

You never know where you’ll start, or where you’ll end up, but the Glide-thru will always be entertaining as you float through the parks on the breeze of the stereoscape.

What you are about to hear was recorded Saturday, September 3rd, Labor Day weekend 2011.  Imagine it’s the last hurrah of summer in the mid afternoon.  The park is full of happy guests on a beautiful summer day.  There’s an electric energy in the air you can actually hear.

 

Gary Chambers

(805) 270-5785

The Mouse Lounge

http://www.mouselounge.com

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

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=180696323  

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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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”.

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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This week on the Mouse Lounge, we have an e-ticket to adventure with Indiana Jones!

 

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, we dust off a 30 year-old See… Hear… Read record of Raiders of the Lost Ark.  You’ll know it’s time to turn the page when you hear the crack of a bullwhip!

 

From the Walt Disney Archives:  From the depths of the archives in a box labeled “Do Not Open Under Penalty of Death” is a VHS copy of a 1995 television special, “The Making of Indiana Jones.”  While we can’t subject… I mean show you the video… you’ll get a very real feel for what passes as infotainment in the mid nineties.

 

Next: Belly up to the Mickey Bar with Liana, as she and I chat, laugh, and generally carry on before finally arriving at the topic at hand, the Indiana Jones Adventure.

 

Each show we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East or a Disney Park West.   This week we delve into the treacherous adventure behind the eyes of Mara in Disneyland’s The Indiana Jones Adventure!

 

We'll close this week’s show sans sounds effects of nuked refrigerators, truck what trucks, or the Wilhelm scream with an unadulterated and unabridged symphonic masterpiece, The Raiders March… else knows as the theme, of Indiana Jones!

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Pixie Dusted Productions presents...

Epcot's World Showcase: Miyuki

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