With topics covering everything from the latest Marvel film to the earliest days of working for Walt – it’s an Easter Emporium on Mousetalgia! We have a plethora of fun Disney discussions for you this week, including our review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier; book reviews of the latest from Charles Solomon (“The Art of the Disney Golden Books”) and a just-published posthumous autobiography of Homer Brightman about the earliest days of the Walt Disney Studios called “Life in the Mouse House”; and a round table discussion about whether or not you can actually find healthy food at the Disneyland Resort. Also, Jeff discusses a kerfuffle with MyPlayDirect’s Frozen vinyl release, and we present a special conversation with WED Imagineer Paul Saunders, who describes working for WED in the ’60s, and a close encounter with Walt Disney himself. Plus – our favorite Disney bunnies, we offer another limited-edition t-shirt… and more.

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  • eicarr

    I agree with the 5 out of 5 shield rating for Captain America: Winter Soldier. The way it ties into Disney’s greatly improved Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D tv series is groundbreaking(the story from the movie is now continued on the much improved Disney tv series each week).

  • Kimura

    Unfortunately, we’ve been buying into misinformation over which foods are healthy. While it’s true that sugar and trans fats are bad, the same is also true when it comes to things like whole wheat bread. I understand the person being quoted in the podcast is a cardiologist, but sadly, many in the medical community are also greatly misinformed.

    Butter and NATURAL fats are not the culprits when it comes to heart disease. It’s all the foods that cause insulin spikes that lead to long-term damage in our bodies. That said, there are plenty of options for a good meal at the Resort. As the cardiologist that is quoted in the podcast discusses, we need to scrutinize sauces and dressings, which I do myself. Except it’s not butter or fat that I’m trying to avoid. It’s things like sugar, flour and corn starch that ultimately packs on the pounds and leads to heart problems.

  • Thanks for another viewpoint. I think that answer to “what is healthy” can really only be answered one way for every person that asks the question, since everyone is so different. My wife’s grandparents lived into their 90s while eating breads, fats, butter as a daily side, and all manner of red meats, creams and starchy & sugary treats as part of their midwestern diet and lifestyle. It’s hard to argue that any kind of food (at least that they ate) was inherently “unhealthy” for them, while a lot of that stuff would cause all manner of problems for the majority of others.