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Favorite Walt Disney World Books with Len Testa and Dan Heaton (Part 1)

Favorite Walt Disney World Books with Len Testa and Dan Heaton (Part 1)

January 12, 2021

It’s 2021 and this year holds a special place for many Disney fans, as it serves as the 50th anniversary of WDW. In anticipation of this event, it only made sense to reflect on some of the great pieces of writing that have chronicled the development of the resort, or even planning your next trip. Joining me in this two-part episode discussion are  Dan Heaton, host of The Tomorrow Society podcast, and Len Testa, co-host of the Disney Dish podcast. You’re in for a treat as we share some fun stories as it pertains to Walt Disney World and our favorite Walt Disney World-themed books.

Listen to Dan on The Tomorrow Society Podcast and follow the podcast on Facebook, Twitter (@tomorrowsoc), and Instagram.

Find Len on TouringPlans.com and hear him each week on the Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill.

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 typically debut on the first and third Tuesday of each month. In January 2021, Notably Disney is releasing a new episode each Tuesday!

 

Disney+ Original Programming: The Great, The Disappointing, and the Most Anticipated

Disney+ Original Programming: The Great, The Disappointing, and the Most Anticipated

January 5, 2021

Disney+ features a wide array of original programming, from series like The Mandalorian and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series to films including TogoLady and the Tramp, and Godmothered. There is no shortage of Disney+ original programming to discuss just over one year into the streaming service's run, and here to break down the greatest originals, most disappointing originals, most anticipated upcoming originals, and everything in between is a phenomenal panel. Returning to Notably Disney are Courtney Guth and Emily McDermott of the Book of the Mouse Club podcast, Derek Lewis of The Mad Chatters podcast, and entertainment expert Trent Vactor.

Follow all of the great guests on social media and on their own podcasts.

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.

And you must listen to The Mad Chatters podcast as well. Visit its website and subscribe to the show. Derek Lewis, the podcast's co-host, is also on Twitter (@dereklew) and Instagram (@dereknlewis).

You'll also want to follow Trent Vactor on Twitter (@Vactor) and Instagram (@Vactor), as well as his YouTube channel (ArizonaJedi).

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

New episodes of the podcast typically debut on the first and third Tuesday of every month. In January 2021 there will be a new episode each week.

Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia, 4th edition (Part 2) with Jim Fanning, James Mason, Derek Lewis and Ben Lancaster

Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia, 4th edition (Part 2) with Jim Fanning, James Mason, Derek Lewis and Ben Lancaster

December 15, 2020

Here's part two of our fourth 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 again on this edition of Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia are four contestants, a mix of both returning guests and new guests to Notably Disney. On Team "Finding Nemos" are former guests James Mason, author of Disney Connections & Collections and Jim Fanning, author of titles like The Disney Book and the host of Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood TV on YouTube. These two compete against new guests on Team "Six Eggs" (a nod to their favorite song from Beauty and the Beast): Derek Lewis, co-host of the hilarious The Mad Chatters podcast, and Ben Lancaster, director of The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head and the person behind the Prototype World of Tomorrow series. 

Follow each of the contestants on Twitter: Ben (@WaltsFrzenHead), Derek (@dereklew), James (@DrJamesDoes), and Jim (@EmeliusBrowne).

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia, 4th Edition (Part 1) with Jim Fanning, James Mason, Derek Lewis and Ben Lancaster

Disney Tunes and Quotes Trivia, 4th Edition (Part 1) with Jim Fanning, James Mason, Derek Lewis and Ben Lancaster

December 1, 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. There's so much good content - and the recording was so long - that the trivia for this edition is broken up into two parts! This episode covers the first six rounds.

Joining us on this edition of Tunes and Quotes are four contestants, a mix of both returning guests and new guests to Notably Disney. On Team "Finding Nemos" are former guests James Mason, author of Disney Connections & Collections and Jim Fanning, author of titles like The Disney Book and the host of Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood TV on YouTube.These two compete against new guests on Team "Six Eggs" (a nod to their favorite song from Beauty and the Beast): Derek Lewis, co-host of the hilarious The Mad Chatters podcast, and Ben Lancaster, director of The Further Adventures of Walt’s Frozen Head and the person behind the Prototype World of Tomorrow series. 

Follow each of the contestants on Twitter: Ben (@WaltsFrzenHead), Derek (@dereklew), James (@DrJamesDoes), and Jim (@EmeliusBrowne).

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

Composer John Debney Interview (”Hocus Pocus,” “The Emperor’s New Groove”)

Composer John Debney Interview (”Hocus Pocus,” “The Emperor’s New Groove”)

November 17, 2020

Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated composer John Debney has been part of our Disney lives for nearly four decades, from his work on television and in the parks to the big screen. His enchanting scores, from the spirited sounds associated with the Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus to the hip flair in The Emperor’s New Groove, are nothing short of sensational. On this episode of Notably Disney John talks about his storied career, which has entailed scoring some beloved Disney films, including two movies commemorating their 20th anniversary very soon: The Emperor’s New Groove and The Princess Diaries. John and Brett Nachman also discuss John's admiration of other legendary composers, including Marc Shaiman, James Newton Howard, and James Horner. 

Follow John on Instagram (@johndebney) and Twitter (@JohnDebney). You can also check out John's work on his website: JohnDebney.com.

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

Author J.B. Kaufman Interview (”Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic”)

Author J.B. Kaufman Interview (”Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic”)

November 3, 2020

For years author J.B. Kaufman has covered many aspects of Disney history, particularly during the era featuring Walt’s earliest projects, with his books on Silly Symphonies, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and the feature that is the center of this discussion. Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Walt Disney’s masterpiece Pinocchio has dazzled animation connoisseurs with its brilliant storytelling, visual artistry, charming characters, and unforgettable music. J.B. chronicled the making of this movie in his 2015 title Pinocchio: The Making of the Disney Epic. J.B. joins Brett Nachman on Notably Disney to talk about the development of this beautiful book, his interest in Pinocchio as a topic, and the impact of this animated treasure. 

Learn more about J.B. on his website: jbkaufman.com. And be sure to check out many of his books while you're on the site. 

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

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.

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

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.

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

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.

Feel free to follow Brett on Twitter (@bnachmanreports), subscribe to the podcast, and send your feedback to notablydisney@gmail.com

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

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.

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 of each month.

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