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Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia, 3rd Edition with Dan Heaton, Erin Doran, Tammy Tuckey and Tommy T

Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia, 3rd Edition with Dan Heaton, Erin Doran, Tammy Tuckey and Tommy T

October 20, 2020

It's time for another edition of "Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia!" This game show episode enlists fellow Disney aficionados, including podcasters, to team up in an effort to answer questions related to Disney songs and quotes. Joining us on this edition are four fantastic contestants. On the "Yzmas" team are Tammy Tuckey, host of The Tiara Talk Show podcast, and Erin Doran, a fellow Disney friend and fan. Meanwhile on the "Kronks" team are Dan Heaton, host of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, and Tommy T, host of The Dis Quiz podcast. It's gonna be a fun and riotous ride with this crew! Listen to the very end for a hilarious rendition of one classic tune.

Follow each of the contestants on Twitter: Dan (@thedanheaton, @tomorrowsoc),Tommy (@thedisquiz), Tammy (@TammyTuckey) and Erin (@ErinDoran_EdD).

Be sure to subscribe to their podcasts as well! The Tomorrow Society Podcast, The Dis Quiz, and The Tiara Talk Show are all extremely entertaining and informative.

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Richard Bellis Interview (Disney Theme Park Composer, “Star Tours,” “Indiana Jones Adventure”)

Richard Bellis Interview (Disney Theme Park Composer, “Star Tours,” “Indiana Jones Adventure”)

October 6, 2020

Richard Bellis is the man behind the scores for so many popular Disney theme park attractions, from Dinosaur and Star Tours to Alien Encounter and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. He’s an Emmy Award-winning composer whose work for The Walt Disney Company spans across decades and parks all around the world, including Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland. On this episode of Notably Disney he talks about his career, compositions, and creativity, from the iconic Star Tours chimes to the subtle cues in Indiana Jones Adventure.

Learn more about Richard Bellis' music on his personal website and listen to some examples of his work on his YouTube channel.

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Disney Sing Along Songs Rewind with Book of the Mouse Club

Disney Sing Along Songs Rewind with Book of the Mouse Club

September 15, 2020

Let's rewind those VHS tapes and start at the beginning. The Disney Sing Along Songs series was a foundational part of many Disney fans' childhoods during the late 1980s and into the new millennium, allowing them to watch classic tunes and follow the lyrics along the way. On this episode of Notably Disney, Courtney Guth and Emily McDermott of the Book of the Mouse Club podcast return, as they and host Brett Nachman discuss the origins of the series, its many hosts, the classic tapes (including "Disneyland Fun" and "Beach Party at Walt Disney World"), fond memories, and its lasting impact. 

Be sure to check out the Book of the Mouse Club podcast on iTunes and wherever you listen to podcasts. Email is bookofthemouseclub@gmail.com The podcast website is https://bookofthemouseclub.libsyn.com/

Also make sure you follow Book of the Mouse Club on Twitter, as well as each of the hosts on Instagram: Courtney (@greatguthsby) and Emily (@emily_mickde). You can also follow Emily (@emily_mickde) and Courtney (@Courtney_Guth) on Twitter.

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Author Didier Ghez (”They Drew As They Pleased” series)

Author Didier Ghez (”They Drew As They Pleased” series)

September 1, 2020

Author Didier Ghez’s sixth and final volume in the popular They Drew As They Pleased series has debuted. The Hidden Art of Disney’s New Golden Age explores four signature artists from recent decades (Joe Grant, Mike Gabriel, Michael Giaimo, Hans Bacher), featuring amazing stories of their time with the company and a plethora of fantastic imagery from both familiar films and abandoned projects. Didier Ghez joins host Brett Nachman to discuss this series and his role as one of the foremost experts of Disney books as the individual who runs the Ultimate Disney Books Network. 

Check out Didier's Disney History blog and the Ultimate Disney Books Network. View his books on Amazon or wherever books are sold.

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New episodes of Notably Disney debut on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Musician Louis Dowdeswell Shares Developing Jazz Renditions of Disney Songs

Musician Louis Dowdeswell Shares Developing Jazz Renditions of Disney Songs

August 25, 2020

A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, trumpet player and producer Louis Dowdeswell has played alongside some major performers including Michael Buble, Josh Groban and Seal, and is a major performer and an accomplished musician in his own right, having played with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra as one example. His YouTube channel featuring music lessons and performances boasts more than 70,000 subscribers. Some of his most popular videos provided the basis for today’s interview, as his covers of The Incredibles suite, and songs from Hercules and Frozen, among others, have amassed many millions of views. "Into the Unknown" is particularly monumental. On this episode of Notably Disney we discuss his musical background and unique takes on some favorite Disney tunes and scores. 

Learn more about Louis by visiting his website, and be sure to check out his performances on his YouTube channel. Follow Louis on Instagram (@louispt) and Twitter (@louisdowdeswell).

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Author Dave Bossert Discusses “3D Disneyland: Like You’ve Never Seen It Before”

Author Dave Bossert Discusses “3D Disneyland: Like You’ve Never Seen It Before”

August 18, 2020

Returning to Notably Disney is Dave Bossert, an accomplished author who is here to talk about his forthcoming fall release 3D Disneyland: Like You’ve Never Seen it Before. This is a special, unique title that primarily showcases dozens and dozens of photos of the park during its earliest days and into the early 1980s... in 3D! Dave discusses the process of bringing these never-before-seen pictures, thanks to the amazing collection from Ted Kierscey, to a wide audience via this distinct release.

Order your copy of 3D Disneyland: Like You've Never Seen It Before on The Old Mill Press website. The book debuts to the general public this October, though some signed and numbered first edition version of the books are still available as of the debut of this episode. 

Check out Dave's work on his website (DavidBossert.com) and follow him on various social media platforms, including Instagram (dave_bossert) and YouTube.

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Honoring Howard Ashman with the “Howard” Documentary Team: Don Hahn and Lori Korngiebel

Honoring Howard Ashman with the “Howard” Documentary Team: Don Hahn and Lori Korngiebel

August 11, 2020

This is a special episode of Notably Disney with the filmmakers behind Howard!

Joining me on Notably Disney is the team behind the spectacular, raw, and evocative documentary about one of the most beloved lyricists and an instrumental figure in Disney music and animation history. Howard, which just debuted on Disney+ after its initial premiere in 2018, focuses on the life of the late Howard Ashman, responsible for some of our favorite Disney ditties. I welcome on Don Hahn, Howard’s director, producer, and writer, and Lori Korngiebel, also a producer on Howard, to discuss the making of the magnificent documentary. Some of Don and Lori's previous projects include Waking Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent. Don was a producer on Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, as well as has authored many books, including Yesterday's Tomorrow: Disney's Magical Mid-Century and The Alchemy of Animation: Making an Animated Film in the Modern Age. Lori has been involved in a number of films over the past two decades, including as a post-production supervisor on John CarterThe Finest Hours and Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Follow Don Hahn on Twitter (@DonHahn), Instagram (@don.hahn), and his website (DonHahn.com). Lean more about Lori Korngiebl on her IMDB page.

Check out more about Howard on the film's website. Watch it now on Disney+!

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Author Todd James Pierce Interview (”Three Years in Wonderland”)

Author Todd James Pierce Interview (”Three Years in Wonderland”)

August 4, 2020

This summer commemorates the 65th anniversary of Disneyland, and one individual who spent much time exploring its origins serves as the guest on this episode. Dr. Todd James Pierce is a renowned author who wrote Three Years in Wonderland: The Disney Brothers, C.V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park. Todd shares how Walt’s dream became a reality and exposes a figure in Disney history who has long been shadowed by the company itself: C.V. Wood. He is also the author of the well-received title The Life and Times of Ward Kimball and an English professor at California Polytechnic University. Todd hosts the Disney History Institute podcast, which since 2013 has featured rich, in-depth analyses into the history of The Walt Disney Company, as well as interviews and news.

 

Be sure to visit Todd's website (ToddJamesPierce.com) to check out his body of work, including his books and the Disney History Institute podcast.

 

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Composer Bruce Broughton Interview (”Homeward Bound” films, “Ellen’s Energy Adventure”)

Composer Bruce Broughton Interview (”Homeward Bound” films, “Ellen’s Energy Adventure”)

July 21, 2020

From scoring some of the most beloved Epcot attractions, including Spaceship Earth and Soarin’ Around the World, to 90s-era Disney films like Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and The Rescuers Down Under, composer Bruce Broughton has been a musical fixture in our lives for many decades. He is a 10-time Emmy-Award-winning composer, also nominated for an Academy Award for 1985’s Silverado. On this episode of Notably Disney, Bruce joins Brett Nachman to talk about his work for Disney, including 1993’s Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its 1996 sequel Lost in San Francisco. Bruce also shares details on developing the scores behind fondly-remembered theme park attractions, including The Making of MeEllen's Energy Adventure, and Golden Dreams.

Check out Bruce's body of work on his website: BruceBroughton.com.

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Author Mindy Johnson Interview (”Ink & Paint - The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation”)

Author Mindy Johnson Interview (”Ink & Paint - The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation”)

July 7, 2020

Author Mindy Johnson has been a key figure in chronicling the role of women in animation and film, very much on display in some of her popular books including Ink & Paint – The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation and the nonfiction picture book companion Pencils, Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation. She's also a composer, public speaker, creative force, and teaches at the famed CalArts On this episode of Notably Disney Mindy talks about the development behind Ink & Paint, as well as several other endeavors.

Follow Mindy's work on her website (Mindy Johnson Creative), where you can learn more about Ink & Paint and her new weekly webcast Primary Sources.

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New episodes of Notably Disney debut on the first and third Tuesday each month.

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