Welcome to the MiceChat Disney News Roundup!

All of us at MiceChat hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for you and your support.

The past week in Disney news was filled with highs and lows. Breaking news about John Lasseter was a terrible way to start the week, but updates from Disneyland and Disney World were filled with all sorts of uplifting Holiday related items.

We also have news about a MiceChat New Years Eve event you are invited to and the launch of the new MiceChat Shop which is filled with fun fan art items.

This week’s Top Stories

MiceChat Disney News Roundup

The Fall of John Lasseter – Legend to Take Leave of Absence
A Disney hero is in a heap of trouble. The beloved creative head of the Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios, John Lasseter, has taken a sudden leave of absence under a cloud of suspicion for unwanted touching. The Hollywood Reporter claims that Lasseter was known for “grabbing, kissing, making comments about physical attributes.”  He is also a known heavy drinker who occasionally does inappropriate things when under the influence. Though, these allegations do not appear to be exclusive to his drinking problems. Here’s the memo sent to his Disney coworkers . . .

The NEW MiceShop!

MiceChat Disney News RoundupJust in time for the holidays, MiceChat has launched a brand new shop featuring fan art, Disnerland, and MiceChat logo wear. We are currently offering a special on Disnerland attraction poster parody mugs. Buy 4 Disnerland Mugs and get $10 off with promo code: DisnerMugs MiceShop HERE

New Year’s Eve Event

You’re invited to a New Year’s Eve extravaganza with MiceChat

Welcome 2018 with MiceChat at Knott’s Berry Farm!

This is a very special event limited to no more than 100 guests – Don’t delay, snag your tickets now!

What better way to ring in the new year than at Knott’s for home-style food, folksy fun, plus music, entertainment, rides and more.

The night will begin with a relaxed all-you-can-eat buffet.  Here we will savor the delicious buffet prepared for us by Knott’s with all your favorites.

Knott’s offers a tremendous amount of entertainment, including Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, holiday shows in the Birdcage Theatre, and the heartwarming Snoopy on Ice show. In addition to priority seating for the ice show, we’ll take some time for the world famous Log Ride and Mine Train. Just before midnight, we’ll head to Charleston Circle to ring in the New Year with an incredible fireworks display!

We look forwarding to sharing an amazing evening with you! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

Podcasts & Videos

Don’t Miss The MiceChat Podcast

NEW! MiceChat Podcast: It’s the hap-happiest time of the year as the Disney theme parks unveil their holiday offerings for 2017. But that’s not the only jingle jangle for this show. We have the rundown on all the big new attractions set to debut next year AND the theme park industry awards for the best of last year. This show is PACKED with holiday and theme park delights from your MicePals Doug and Dusty.  But beware, they’ve been drinking too much eggnog. . . as usual.

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Mousetalgia: This week, travel to China with Mousetalgia as Kristen concludes her series of reports from Asia with an overview of the Adventures of Disney tour experience. Joined by Mouse Fan Travel CEO Beci Mahnken, Kristen and Beci discuss Beijing, Hong Kong, the airports, the tour groups, the value of the experience, the elite ABD guides, and some all-time highlights from various Adventures by Disney excursions. As a bonus, they also review a dining experience in Club 33 in Shanghai Disneyland! Next, we preview Pixar’s upcoming film “Coco.” Director Lee Unkrich, Co-director Adrian Molina and producer Darla Anderson share some secrets from the making of Coco, recorded live at Pixar Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco on September 17. The filmmaking trio talk about the inspiration for the film, the characters and what to watch for, and some of the hidden secrets inside the film. Plus – we discuss our bucket-list Disney destinations, Tiny Tinsel returns – and more!

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The Sweep Spot: In this episode, we take a look at Disneyland in the year 1977. We discover some attractions that opened that year, and some closed, plus many other interesting facts. This is a fun way to virtually take a walk around the park in 1977. Plus the latest in the Disneyland Resort Current Events.

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The Season Pass: Technology has been rapidly advancing over the last several years. Completely changing how we vacation as well as how we go about our daily lives. Cell phones, RFID, virtual queues, augmented reality, virtual reality, and so many other kinds of tools are redefining how a day is spent. Innovation pushes the themed entertainment industry forward. It provides new avenues for creativity and opens the doorway to possibilities for the audience. People who have that drive to keep pushing technological boundaries in innovative ways provide some of the most interesting Season Pass Podcast interviews. One of the best places to find those talented minds is the TEA Summit!

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Weekly News and Updates!

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CHRISBUMPS TIME AT DISNERLAND IS NOW!
You have all been in the EATITALLS time and have gobbled the food like the Man Mice. The Man Mice loves the Eatitalls. But now it is all done. Now it is all done for now.

The Round-up Crew Thanks you!

The MiceEars Crew puts a lot of time and effort into making the Disney News Round-up happen. Our thanks to: Editor CakvalaSC and the MiceEars Crew: Aladdin, TrekkieDad, DLandFansAZ, RJH76 and our fearless leader Dustysage.

If you have questions for our Editor or our MiceEars Disney News crew they can be e-mailed at: [email protected] !

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