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Modern Mouse Radio #110: The Relationship Between Disney and It’s Fans

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Ever since we’ve been involved with the Disney fan community, the internet has been a fun exciting place to explore opinions, history, speculation, rumors, and more. In recent years, Disney has tried to appeal to both the general population and their super fans, but has Disney gone out of their way to cater to their super fans that it’s hurting the regular family of 4 who want to make the trip to Disneyland once in their lifetime? Are Disney fans pushing the general audience out of being able to afford vacations or trips to the movies? Is Disney working with it’s fans to promote it’s upcoming work? All of these ideas are explored in this week’s Modern Mouse Radio episode!

 

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Modern Mouse Radio #109: What’s Next for the Muppets?

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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.

 

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Modern Mouse Radio #108: A Haunted Mansion Documentary

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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!

 

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Modern Mouse Radio #107: Disney and the LGBT Community

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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.

Be sure to check out Peter’s YouTube page as well as hit him up on Twitter!

 

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Modern Mouse Radio #106: Disney’s Approach to Social Issues

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Over the past few years, Disney has been adding mature themes to their family friendly films. Frozen has themes of family love vs. romantic love, Zootopia tackles racism and tolerance, and the live action Jungle Book discusses identity. Andy from the DCast joins Josh to discuss these themes and why Disney is doing it. Is it good or bad for business? Are children picking up on these themes and is it thought provoking to them. Andy himself has 3 adopted children and is a pastor at his church so he brings his opinions and voice to a polarizing topic!

Also be sure to check out TheDCast.com to hear more of Andy and more. Plus contact him on Twitter @AndyHerndon or @TheDCast to chat more about this episode!

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Modern Mouse Radio #104: Armchair Imagineers w/ Josh Combs

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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!

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Modern Mouse Radio #103: Redefining Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

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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.

If you want to learn more about Disney’s Animal Kingdom, check out Dave and Mike’s site JamboEveryone.com or their podcast about the park, Radio Harambe.

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Modern Mouse Radio #102: Aulani and Hotel Only Resorts

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Josh is joined by Dave Tuppers this week. Dave is a Hawaiian local and a frequent visitor to Disney’s Aulani resort. He’s seen both the good and bad that have come with the resort. He talks about what the resort is all about and why he loves it, but what is the future of these types of hotel only resorts for Disney? Josh and Dave theorize and dream up some hotel only resorts worldwide and think what it could accomplish for the business side of Disney.

If you have any questions about Aulani, Dave has a ton of knowledge. You can get a hold of him on Twitter and he’s always willing to answer questions.

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5 Facts You Probably Don’t Know About the Jungle Cruise

Josh returns with a new 5 Facts video. This time about the Jungle Cruise, Josh’s favorite attraction and an original to Disneyland.

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Modern Mouse Radio #101: Peter Alden’s Disney Rock and Roll

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Beyond talking Disney, Josh loves talking music so if Josh has the chance to combine the two he will! This week Josh interviews Peter Alden about his new album full of Disney covers done in a early 1950s Rock and Roll style. Before being an Elvis impersonator and overall musician dedicating his time to early rock and roll, he worked at Florida’s Magic Kingdom. He too has now combined his two loves of Disney and music with this new album called “Kingdom Classics”.

If you are interested in checking out what Pete is up to, find everything he is doing at PeterAldenEntertainment.com or you can find his album on CDBaby or iTunes where you can sample and purchase “Kingdom Classics”.

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