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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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Author Jeff Kurtti Discusses “The Art of Mulan”

Author Jeff Kurtti Discusses “The Art of Mulan”

June 16, 2020

You know him as the author of countless Disney books published over the past 25 years, including the legendary Since the World Began and Walt Disney's Imagineering Legends. On this episode of Notably Disney, I welcome Jeff Kurtti, whose books range from the history of the Disney theme parks to covering the productions of beloved Disney animated films. 

In light of the recent reissue of his The Art of Mulan book, we talk about both this title and his career in working for The Walt Disney Company. Jeff shares fun stories and insights about his work in chronicling the development of a major motion picture.

Check out Jeff's array of Disney titles, available for purchase, on Amazon and Disney Books.

And you can check out the Jeff Kurtti Fan Page on Facebook.

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Soundtrack Review with Aaron Wallace (Part 2)

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Soundtrack Review with Aaron Wallace (Part 2)

June 2, 2020

"Just for a moment" think about the wonderful tunes from the popular Disney+ original series: High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

On this episode of Notably Disney, guest Aaron Wallace once again joins Brett Nachman as they continue reviewing the soundtrack for the show. On this second part they talk about songs like Out of the Old and Just for a Moment, as well as share thoughts of what may lay ahead for the show's second season.

Get in contact with Aaron Wallace by following him on Twitter (@aaronwallace), Instagram (@aaronhwallace), and on his website www.aaronwallaceonline.com.

Aaron's books, including Hocus Pocus in Focus, can be ordered on his website and Amazon

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Soundtrack Review with Aaron Wallace (Part 1)

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Soundtrack Review with Aaron Wallace (Part 1)

May 19, 2020

Get'cha head in the game! On this episode of Notably Disney, Brett Nachman and guest Aaron Wallace begin to review the soundtrack for High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the Disney+ original series based on the popular franchise. On this first part they discuss their thoughts of the hit series and examine five of the original songs, including I Think I Kinda You Know and Born to Be Brave.

Get in contact with Aaron Wallace by following him on Twitter (@aaronwallace), Instagram (@aaronhwallace), and on his website www.aaronwallaceonline.com.

Aaron's books, including Hocus Pocus in Focus, can be ordered on his website and Amazon

Feel free to reach out to Brett via Twitter @bnachmanreports, subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

Favorite Walt Disney World Attraction Queue Music with Dan Heaton

Favorite Walt Disney World Attraction Queue Music with Dan Heaton

May 5, 2020

Podcaster Dan Heaton (Host, The Tomorrow Society Podcast) joins Brett Nachman as they discuss their favorite Walt Disney World attraction queue music. These are the pieces that immediately transport you to another time and place as you await boarding beloved attractions. Dan and Brett celebrate the music of George Bruns, Randy Newman, Paul Leonard-Morgan and others as they take a virtually walk through the queues in "the World." They even revisit some extinct attractions that possessed some timeless tunes.  

Check out The Tomorrow Society Podcast and follow the podcast on Facebook, Twitter (@tomorrowsoc), and Instagram.

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Disney Broadway Star Alton Fitzgerald White Interview (Mufasa in “The Lion King,” Author of “My Pride”)

Disney Broadway Star Alton Fitzgerald White Interview (Mufasa in “The Lion King,” Author of “My Pride”)

April 21, 2020

Alton Fitzgerald White played Mufasa in The Lion King for a record 4,308 performances, whether it be on the Broadway stage, in Las Vegas, or on the first national tour for the acclaimed production. He's also the author of My Pride: Mastering Life's Daily Performance, an inspirational autobiography that chronicles his childhood, career and life lessons along the way. Beyond this, he recorded a mix of Disney on Broadway tunes with his signature spin for his Disney My Way album, as well as regularly performs for various concerts and endeavors with his Disney on Broadway family.

It is a thrill to welcome Alton to Notably Disney to discuss his book, album, and other projects. He joins Brett Nachman over a reflective conversation about his professional experiences in concert with principles and values that have guided his trajectory. 

Check out Alton's website (www.altonfitzgeraldwhite.com) to purchase a copy of My Pride (which can be autographed) and learn more about his work. You can also follow him on his Facebook fan page, Twitter (@WhiteAlton), and Instagram (@alton2459).

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Favorite Forgotten Disney Songs with Jim Fanning (Part 2)

Favorite Forgotten Disney Songs with Jim Fanning (Part 2)

April 7, 2020

Author Jim Fanning (The Disney Book) joins me on a two-part edition of Notably Disney that celebrates the long legacy of Disney music. In particular, we unearth Disney songs that have been forgotten, whether due to existing in the shadow of more popular hits from their specific films or shows, or even across the wide spectrum of tunes. From pieces found in rare shorts to those cut from hit motion pictures, Jim and I uncover our favorite forgotten Disney songs. This second part features unexpected treats from features including Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Planet, among others.

Follow Jim on social media platforms, including Twitter (@EmeliusBrowne), Instagram, Facebook, and his new YouTube channel: Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood TV. You can also check out his website and blog.

Feel free to reach out to Brett via Twitter @bnachmanreports, subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback at notablydisney@gmail.com 

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

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