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Composer Joel McNeely Interview (”Iron Will,” ”Return to Never Land”)

Composer Joel McNeely Interview (”Iron Will,” ”Return to Never Land”)

June 21, 2022

When thinking back to the music of many of our childhood, the scores of Joel McNeely instantly come to mind: Iron Will, Flipper, Return to Never Land, Holes, among many others, including a number of Disney direct-to-video animated features. He’s an Emmy Award-winning composer behind the early 90s television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. More recently he has composed for shows including The Orville and American Dad. On this episode of Notably Disney host Brett Nachman talks with Joel about his career, work with Disney, and spotlight two of his spectacular scores: Iron Will and Return to Never Land

Check out Joel's work by visiting his website (JoelMcNeely.com) and follow him on Twitter (@joelsephmc).

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

Funniest Disney Attraction Quotes with Podcaster Tammy Tuckey

Funniest Disney Attraction Quotes with Podcaster Tammy Tuckey

June 7, 2022

Get ready to release some laughter. Tammy Tuckey (The Tammy Tuckey Show) returns to Notably Disney as she and host Brett Nachman discuss their selections for funniest Disney attraction quotes. They cover everything from shows and rides, past and present, noting the most riotous lines uttered by Disney theme park characters. Much hilarity ensues.

Be sure to follow Tammy (@TammyTuckey) on Twitter, as well as check out Tammy's website (TammyTuckey.com) to learn more about her work and listen in to The Tammy Tuckey Show! And consider donating to Tammy's campaign for creating a new Disney-themed cover album (by July 7, 2022).

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

Favorite Live-Action Disney Film Songs with Jim Fanning (Part 2)

Favorite Live-Action Disney Film Songs with Jim Fanning (Part 2)

May 17, 2022

On this second part of a two-part episode on Notably Disney, Jim Fanning, renowned Disney historian and author, returns to join host Brett Nachman in sharing their selections of favorite live-action Disney film songs. Get ready for a deep dive into tunes from familiar titles from Mary Poppins and The Muppets alongside hearing some rarely-heard songs, too. It's a joyous and cerebral ride through Disney's live-action library with Jim and Brett leading the way.

Follow Jim on social media platforms, including Twitter (@EmeliusBrowne) and Instagram, as well as his 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.

Favorite Live-Action Disney Film Songs with Jim Fanning (Part 1)

Favorite Live-Action Disney Film Songs with Jim Fanning (Part 1)

May 3, 2022

Disney author and historian Jim Fanning has guested on Notably Disney to discuss forgotten Disney songs, as well as competed on Tunes and Quotes Trivia, and now he’s back as he and host Brett Nachman share their picks on a fun-filled topic: favorite live-action Disney film songs. This is the first of a two-part episode that highlights some wonderful tunes from the Disney live-action film catalogue, some of which have been overlooked over time. It's an epic list featuring laughs and lessons about songs from the likes of Alan Menken, the Sherman Brothers, and more!

Follow Jim on social media platforms, including Twitter (@EmeliusBrowne) and Instagram, as well as his 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.

Matt Mason, Nebraska State Poet, Discusses Disney Poetry Book: ”At the Corner of Fantasy and Main”

Matt Mason, Nebraska State Poet, Discusses Disney Poetry Book: ”At the Corner of Fantasy and Main”

April 19, 2022

Well, this is a first for Notably Disney: an episode dedicated to Disney poetry. Today on Notably Disney is the Nebraska State Poet and author of a new title published by The Old Mill Press. Matt Mason’s book At the Corner of Fantasy And Main: Disneyland, Midlife and Churros features an array of poems centered around The Happiest Place on Earth. Matt converses with host Brett Nachman to discuss his unique journey in crafting this release and what readers can expect. He even shares several of his poems during the recording for listeners' enjoyment.

Learn more about Matt's work by visiting his Facebook page (Nebraska Poet Matt Mason) or his website (Matt.Midverse.com). You can purchase a copy of At the Corner of Fantasy and Main on The Old Mill Press website.

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

”Women of Walt Disney Imagineering” Book Review

”Women of Walt Disney Imagineering” Book Review

April 7, 2022

Recently published by Disney Editions, "Women of Walt Disney Imagineering: 12 Women Reflect on Their Trailblazing Theme Park Careers" chronicles a dozen individuals whose substantial contributions to the Disney theme park landscape cannot be overlooked or minimized. On this episode of Notably Disney, host Brett Nachman reviews this new release and provides perspective into some general themes, surprises, observations, and fun stories found within this autobiographical text. 

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

Author Marcy Carriker Smothers Guides Readers Through ”Walt’s Disneyland”

Author Marcy Carriker Smothers Guides Readers Through ”Walt’s Disneyland”

March 15, 2022

Author Marcy Carriker Smothers has translated her passion and proclivities in cooking to a fruitful publications including the popular Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food and Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World. One of her more recent releases takes readers back to The Happiest Place on Earth in stepping through Walt’s Disneyland: A Walk in the Park with Walt Disney. On this episode of Notably Disney, Marcy talks with host Brett Nachman to discuss the creation of this one-of-a-kind title. 

Learn more about Marcy's work by visiting her website (MarcyCarrikerSmothers.com), following her on Twitter (@MarcySmothers), and following her on Instagram (@marcycarrikersmothers). 

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

Composer Pinar Toprak Interview (”Captain Marvel,” ”Us Again”)

Composer Pinar Toprak Interview (”Captain Marvel,” ”Us Again”)

March 1, 2022

Composer Pinar Toprak has brought one of the mightiest Marvel heroes to electrifying light with her score for 2019’s $1 billion hit Captain Marvel, and last year illuminated a rainstorm with dazzling soulfulness and jazz with composing the vibrant Disney animated short Us Again. She’s a truly versatile composer who is making her mark on Hollywood and beyond, including for the forthcoming Sandra Bullock film The Lost City and current television series Stargirl. On this episode of Notably Disney, host Brett Nachman interviews Pinar Toprak to learn more about her musical trajectory and work for The Walt Disney Company.

Follow Pinar on Instagram (@pinartoprakcomposer) and Twitter (@pinartoprak). Check out Pinar's website to learn more about her composing credits. 

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

Author Andrew Kiste Unveils the History of Disney and Ford at the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair

Author Andrew Kiste Unveils the History of Disney and Ford at the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair

February 15, 2022

Andrew Kiste, the author of Walt Disney and the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair: TravelMagic, unveils details about the latest book in a series that explores the monumental pavilions that The Walt Disney Company created attractions for within the unforgettable American exposition. In his latest release, Andrew discusses the partnership between Ford and Disney that would provide the foundation for future attractions like the PeopleMover and the Primeval World scene on the Disneyland Railroad. Kiste speaks with Notably Disney host Brett Nachman about uncovering long-forgotten artifacts from the pavilion's development, explaining how the Magic Skyway attraction operated, and engaging with individuals who worked the pavilion nearly six decades ago. 

Check out Andrew's website (www.KisteTheHistorian.com) for more information about his books, including an interactive bibliography. You can also follow Andrew on Twitter (@HistTourWdw). 

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

Diving Into Disney Cruise Line Music with Steve Kriese (DCL Podcast)

Diving Into Disney Cruise Line Music with Steve Kriese (DCL Podcast)

February 1, 2022

It's time for a deep dive into Disney Cruise Line’s music here on Notably Disney, as host Brett Nachman welcomes on Steve Kriese of the DCL Podcast. Brett and Steve examine DCL's slate of stage shows, live musicians on board the ships, live events, and even the background music. Get ready to pack your bags and set sail for adventure as Brett and Steve enhance your excitement for all the terrific tunes and entertainment that Disney Cruise Line has to offer!

Interested in learning more about Disney Cruise Line. Be sure to subscribe to the DCL Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, including Apple Podcasts. Check out the DCL Podcast Facebook page and Instagram (@dcl_podcast) for updates of the latest episodes!

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

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