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This week in the Mouse Lounge: A full docket of Disney News from our departments Entertainment, Theme Parks East, Theme Parks West, News from the Ships, and Business.
Each week, in From the Vault we sample a clip from a classic Disney film, short, television or radio program, or Disneyland Record.
This week we feature a segment we call, Revisionist Disney.
Fans of the show, The Wonderful World of Color and later the Wonderful World of Disney may remember a class cartoon within a 1962 episode called, Ducking Disaster with Donald Duck. The show featured Ludwig von Drake illustrating what happens when you lose your head. Early in the show, he narrates a segment called Reason and Emotion and what can happen when you let emotion over run our common sense.
What fans of the series may not know is that Reason and Emotion was actually an Academy Award nominated short released during the war in 1943. Then, the cartoon had a completely different connotation, as emotion was largely thought to be the lynch pin through which Hitler could wield his evil influence though fear.
Join us in the Mouse Lounge as we compare the similarities and differences in the 1943 versus the 1962 audio tracks. I think youll then understand why this segment is called, Revisionist Disney.
Each week we present a high definition ride-through from a Disney Park East and a Disney Park West. I do capture most live audio myself, but will give proper credit when its due. This week in Disney Parks West, we go to Disneys California Adventure and take in the High School Musical Pep Rally.
From the Disney Family Museum, sit in on a conversation between Leonard Maltin and Diane Disney-Miller, Walts oldest daughter and learn about the future of the Disney Family Museum.
From Disney Parks East: Since its closed for an extensive refurb, we head over to World Showcase in Epcot and take a ride on the one attraction whose viral soundtrack just might be more annoying than “its a small world,” El Rio del Tiempo.
Each week we feature a unique take on Disney music. On this podcast, take a ride on the “Old Mark Twain” for a second helping of Satchmo goodness from a 1962 episode of the Wonderful World of Color, “Disneyland After Dark”.
As a bonus, well close the show with the inspiration of Rockin Space Mountain, Stevie Wonders original, “Higher Ground”.
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