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Josh is joined by Jordan Duncan, a coordinator at the Museum of Puppetry Arts and a long time Muppets fan. They discuss the recent cancellation of The Muppets on television and ask, “What’s Next for the Muppets?” As Disney grows, it seems like every division continues to be a homerun. Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and so on, have all found their stride and are major successes for Disney, but The Muppets franchise continues to feel lost without knowing where to really go with it. Is it a nostalgia act? Can it be modern? Is it for adults? Is it for children? We try to answer all of these questions and more!
Be sure to follow Jordan on Twitter (@JordanGhastly) or on Instagram to chat more about Muppets, Jim Henson, or the Puppetry Arts in general.
Josh is joined by James Carter from the Creepy Kingdom podcast this week to talk about his newest venture, a full length documentary about the Haunted Mansion attraction and it’s loyal and unique fan base. James has just started filming and will be looking to put out the film at the beginning of next year. He is on the show to promote and gain some buzz around the project.
If you are interested in donating to the film’s Kickstarter, make sure to do so as there are some great perks involved. Also be sure to check out FoolishMortalsDoc.com for all of the news around the film!
Josh is joined by friend Peter Armado to discuss Disney’s ongoing relationship with the LGBT community. From Disney’s involvement in Georgia politics to a possible gay Star Wars character. They strive to cover everything Disney has done for the community or has yet to do and what the LGBT’s relationship is like with Disney in the 21st Century.
Over the past few years, Disney’s trend at the theme parks is to take existing properties like Star Wars or Avatar and create attractions and lands out of them. Thanks to the popularity of Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter land, it doesn’t seem like this trend is slowing down. Walt did think of properties when building his original theme park but he also wanted to create new original ideas for his park. So when did Disney decide to slow it’s building of original concepts.
Does media have a hand in this? Creating buzz for something like Star Wars Land is much simpler than opening something nobody has ever heard of. Does Disney choose to market it’s Intellectual attractions over it’s original attractions? What will the future look like? Will something like Bugs Land or Cars Land stand the test of time like Adventureland or Frontierland have?
On Modern Mouse Radio #99 we created a contest as a celebration of our 100th episode. The winner of that contest was going to be appearing on an “Armchair Imagineers” episode of MMR and that day has come! Josh Combs is a Southern California resident and he’s a frequent visitor to Disneyland. He’s also an aspiring artist (Check out his Clothing Company and Instagram) as well as a tech and science guy, so it seems fitting that we redesign Disneyland’s Tomorrowland.
Armchair Imagineers is our signature series on Modern Mouse Radio and takes three peoples ideas to reimagine a Disney park or hotel or space. There are no limits to what we can do with money or ideas, but we do have to work within the space and keep guests of the park in mind, hopefully creating a fun experience.
Love our ideas? Hate our ideas? Have your own ideas? We would love to hear them and what they are all about! Leave a comment below or on any of our social media pages!
This week, Dave and Mike from Radio Harambe join Josh to answer one specific question we have, “How does Animal Kingdom keep animals as it’s main focus while it changes and grows?” To answer the question we have to look at what is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom park and how Disney is marketing the park. Things like conservation, fear of bad publicity, what the park guest wants, and finding ways to create new animal experiences all come up in order to answer our question.