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Mouse Music #10 – Lilo & Stitch

Aloha and welcome everyone to episode 10 of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! For the first episode of 2017, we have all sorts of intergalactic shenanigans for you, starting with the 42nd Disney animated feature film, Lilo & Stitch!

Joining hosts Will Dodson and Wendell Jones in our podcast ‘ohana on the sunny shores of Hawaii, is our lovely co-host all the way from Los Angeles, voice actor and puppeteer, Rachel Herrick, and making his second appearance on the show, the very lovely and talented Mr. Todd Horan! The team of podcasters discuss their favourite cinematic and musical moments from 2002 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘Lilo & Stitch‘, scored by composer Alan Silvestri.

Up next, our resident Disney historian Chris Lyndon joins Wend for a cheery, tropical instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings quite the earworm for today’s episode, ‘Pineapple Princess‘ sung by Annette Funicello, written by The Sherman Brothers. Taken from the 1960 LP album ‘Hawaiiannette‘, and produced by Disneyland Records, it’s time to grab your ukuleles everyone and sing along!

Finally, for the first time on the show, the three caballeros from Jiminy Crickets! join Wend at Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland as they go In the Parks to chat about the wise-cracking, alien lounge singer Sonny Eclipse voiced by Kal David with music by Disney Composer George Wilkins! After a brief ride through the show’s history, the team happily explore Sonny’s setlist and share with you all their memories and thoughts about one of the best counter-service shows in Walt Disney World!

Love Lilo & Stitch as much of us? We’d be super happy to hear your thoughts on Sonny Eclipse, as well as your memories of Annette Funicello! Feel free to contact us anytime via email: sideshowsound@gmail.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre

Timestamps

2:28 – Lilo & Stitch

44:34 – Disney Music Archives – “Pineapple Princess”

1:08:00 – In the Parks – Sonny Eclipse

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Mouse Music #9 – The Haunted Mansion

Welcome foolish mortals to episode 9 of Mouse Music, the podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company! Here at Sideshow HQ we don’t take our Halloween decorations down until December 1st at the earliest, so today we are finally going to talk about the greatest theme park attraction in all the land, The Haunted Mansion!

Joining ghost host Will Dodson and his macabre partner in crime Wicked Wendell Jones in the dimly lit and cobweb-strewn Sideshow Sound Studio is our lovely co-host from the west coast, resident voice actor, puppeteer and Muppet expertRachel Herrick, and making his Mouse Music debut, a very talented podcaster and good friend, Sideshow’s newest member, Terrifying Todd Horan! The team of podcasting ghosts take an objective look at one of the more divisive films in the Disney catalog, discussing their favourite moments from the 2003 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘The Haunted Mansion‘.

Next up, in our insidious intermission, Wend and our resident Disney professor Creepy Chris Lyndon creak the crypt door open and head down to the Sideshow Vault for a spooktacular instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris chooses a spinechilling selection for today’s eerie episode, reminding us all of one of the top-selling Disneyland Records of all time, the 1964 bestseller, ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House‘ narrated by Laura Olsher featuring sound effects compiled by Jimmy MacDonald.

Finishing on an absolute high, the ghoulish gang embark once more upon their doombuggies to chat about The Haunted Mansion! Starting with a little Disney history, they gush over their favourite section and characters in the ride, explore the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks, dive into the various renditions of ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts‘, and share their thoughts and experiences on the best attraction in history!

What did you make of The Haunted Mansion movie? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of The Haunted Mansion, as well as your thoughts on ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House’! Contact us via email: sideshowsound@gmail.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre

Timestamps

2:28 – The Haunted Mansion

1:01:23 – Disney Music Archives – “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House”

1:22:34 – In the Parks – The Haunted Mansion

Links from this episode:

Jiminy Crickets! A Podcast for the Disney Conscience

Tony Baxter Backstage at The Haunted Mansion

Foolish Mortals – A Haunted Mansion Documentary

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Mouse Music #8 – The Jungle Book

Please stand clear of the doors and welcome to episode 8 of Mouse Music, the podcast that always trys to imagine 6 impossible things before breakfast! We have a cracking show for you today! We’re jumping into the wayback machine to celebrate the newly-released Jon Favreau film by the same name the Walt Disney animation classic, ‘The Jungle Book‘!

For the first time in Mouse Music history we have a hostful! To discuss their favourite songs and moments from the 1967 animated musical, ‘The Jungle Book’, Will & Wend are joined in the virtual studio by voice actor, puppeteer, and creator of YouTube channels AdorkableRachel! and TheAdorkableVlog, Rachel Herrick, and curator of DisneyChris.com, host of the Jiminy Crickets podcast, our very own Disney legend, Chris Lyndon.

Next, our resident Disney historian Chris, sits down with Wend in our intermission segment, the Disney Music Archives, to present another musical treasure to tickle our eardrums. A piece which is known as the most famous song that was cut from a Disney film, ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile‘ by Frank Churchill, written for the film ‘Peter Pan‘.

Finishing on a high, the hostful return to chat about a day one attraction at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland, the world famous Jungle Cruise! After providing all you lovely listeners with a little history, they gush over their favourite section of the ride, the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks and share their favourite puns and jokes from this must-do riverboat cruise!

This marks the 100th episode on the Sideshow Sound Radio Network so thank you everyone for your incredible support, we really appreciate it! Is The Jungle Book your favourite Disney classic, if not, which? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of riding the Jungle Cruise, as well as your thoughts on the new Jungle Book film and that catchy earworm ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile’! Contact us via email: sideshowsound@gmail.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre

Timestamps

3:04 – The Jungle Book

1:10:28 – Disney Music Archives – “Never Smile at a Crocodile”

1:21:34 – In the Parks – Jungle Cruise

Links from this episode:

Xander’s BatLabel Shirt

Foolish Mortals – A Haunted Mansion Documentary

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Mouse Music #7 – The Muppets

Welcome to the first episode of Mouse Music in 2016, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for stopping by! What a show we have for you today! In celebration of our one year anniversary, we have decided to devote our seventh episode to all things Muppety. Rachel takes over hosting duties as we finally talk The Muppets!

The Muppets were purchased by Disney in 2004 and so Rachel, Will and Wend sit down to fondly discuss their recent history, covering the TV specials, the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video, the 2 feature films, ‘The Muppets’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted‘, and the ABC television series.

In the Disney Music ArchivesChris Lyndon, a man we all love, bypasses the Disney vault today and walks a few doors down to the Jim Henson vault to bring us a classic and much-loved song from our childhood taken from the show Sesame Street, ‘Sing’. Chris shares with us some of the more famous renditions of the song, why it means so much to him, as well as his love for The Muppets and the attraction in the parks.

Finally, after their recent trip to Walt Disney World, Will and Wend sit down with Rachel to chat about their love for Muppet*Vision 3D in their In the Parks segment. So grab your 3D glasses as we head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida! We guide you through one of our favourite Disney shows, providing you with a brief history lesson, all the updates over the years and our experiences watching the show on both coasts!

Do you love The Muppets and Jim Henson as much as we do? Please get in touch with us! We’d be so happy to hear your Muppet story, as well as your thoughts on the new series, ‘Sing’, Sesame Street and Muppet*Vision 3D! Contact us via email: sideshowsound@gmail.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started on Mouse Music tonight!

Timestamps

4:07 – The Muppets

1:07:19 – Disney Music Archives – “Sing”

1:22:50 – In the Parks – Muppet*Vision 3D

Links from this episode:

Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!

Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web

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Mouse Music #6 – Frozen

Welcome to another episode of Mouse Music, a show celebrating the music and the history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for tuning in! We have an icetastic episode for you today as we take a break from the Disney renaissance. In our sixth episode, we’re off to the icy, cold snowscape that is the kingdom of Arendelle to discuss the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Frozen, with it’s multiple award-winning songs by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and it’s awe-inspiring soundtrack by the very gifted Christophe Beck.

Joining us here again at Sideshow HQ is our co-host from the West Coast, Rachel Herrick, to chat about this generation’s The Lion King, the 2013 musical fantasy Frozen. As usual we discuss our favourite songs, our first experiences watching Disney’s most successful film in recent years and why it deserves all the hype and accolades it’s received!

Alongside Wendell, our Disney Legend Chris Lyndon brings us another tasty gem from the Disney Music Archives. This week Chris brings us a lushly orchestrated and oft-forgotten song from the 1948 film Melody Time, ‘Once Upon a Wintertime’. Chris classes up the joint with his knowledge once again, he schools us all on package films, the tune’s incredible vocalist Frances Langford and legendary artist Mary Blair and her unforgettable work at Disney.

Finally, to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, Will, Wend and Chris will be setting sail on the Sideshow pirate galleon to see what magic awaits them at Fantasyland in their In the Parks segment. So grab your pixie dust, and meet us for a flight to Neverland! We guide you through one of Disneyland’s greatest classic rides, the endearing “Peter Pan’s Flight”. We’ll be covering all versions and their revisions over the years, the enchanting music and of course, our experiences aboard the suspended, dark ride, particularly at Walt Disney World.

Do you love Disney as much as us? Please get in touch! We´d really LOVE to hear your thoughts on Frozen, as well as your comments on Once Upon a Wintertime and Peter Pan’s Flight! Contact us via email: sideshowsound@gmail.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre

Remember, second star on the right, and straight on till morning! Come on everybody! Here we goooo!

Timestamps

2:04 – Frozen

49:18 – Disney Music Archives – “Once Upon a Wintertime”

1:19:49 – In the Parks – Peter Pan’s Flight

Links from this episode:

Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!

Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web

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Mouse Music #5 – The Lion King

What an amazing episode we have for you today! In our fifth episode, we talk about the 1994 blockbuster with it’s multiple award-winning soundtrack, ‘The Lion King’ by Hans Zimmer, with songs by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.

We begin in Africa! The one and only Rachel Herrick joins us to chat about the peak of the Disney Renaissance, our generation’s ‘Frozen’, the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. We have a blast recounting our childhood memories of this Disney classic, discussing it’s stellar voice cast, incredible score, our favourite songs and the equally brilliant Broadway version!

Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns to bring us yet another tasty tidbit from the Disney Music Archives. Wendell sits down with Chris who presents us with a song from the 1943 animated propaganda short starring Donald Duck, ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’, composed by Oliver Wallace. Chris also informs us of the happenings at the Disney studio during World War II. We hope you enjoy this week’s history lesson, we’ll test you on it later!

In our final segment, In the Parks, Will and Wend put their bug eyes on and head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the first time on the show. We trek to Discovery Island to discuss the iconic centrepiece, the Tree of Life, the 3D show inside, It’s Tough to Be a Bug! based on Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’, and the hilariously-titled, musical earworms that accompany the attraction including a show-stopping theme song by George Wilkins and a brilliant score, composed by film composer Bruce Broughton who it is our pleasure to talk about once again.

If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your memories of The Lion King, as well as your thoughts on Der Fuehrer’s Face and It’s Tough to Be a Bug! Contact us via email: sideshowsound@gmail.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Remember, as you exit, please deposit your bugs eyes outside of the theatre, unless you’re a real bug of course.

Timestamps

2:01 – The Lion King

42:10 – Disney Music Archives – “Der Fuehrer’s Face”

1:08:15 – In the Parks – It’s Tough to Be a Bug!

Links from this episode:

Rachel’s vlog at Disneyland’s 24 hour celebration

The Lion King Broadway cast sings ‘Circle of Life’ in NY subway

Der Fuehrer’s Face

Walt Disney World Official Album featuring George Wilkin’s theme for It’s Tough to Be a Bug!

Totem Hokum‘ from Crash Twinsanity OST

Totem Hokum Bee Chase level gameplay

The Tiara Talk Show: Interview with Bruce Broughton

Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web

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Episode 5 – There Be Pirates!

Ahoy, mateys! Join us as we set sail for the pirate-inspired, soundtrack waters we love! Cap’n Dodson and shipmates Wend and Xander discuss Brian Tyler’s video game soundtrack for Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and the first four Pirates of the Caribbean film scores by film composer Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt. To finish, our Captain guides us through the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Adventureland, Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, featuring the song “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)”, the most iconic piece of pirate music in pop culture today, written by George Bruns and X Atencio, and based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s sea shanty “Dead Man’s Chest” from Treasure Island.

They also briefly touch on Bear McCreary’s Black Sails music, and present their honourable mentions to the crew, including Cutthroat Island by John Debney, the masterclass that is Treasure Planet by James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams’ Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas, Muppet Treasure Island by Hans Zimmer, The Goonies by Dave Grusin and The Sea Hawk by Erich Wolfgang Korngold for good measure.

Enjoy the show ye scallywags or you’ll walk the plank! Arrr!

Timestamps:

2:17 – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

22:03 – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

27:40 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

33:38 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

44:28 – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

49:23 – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

58:55 – Pirates of the Caribbean Ride

1:04:30 – Honourable Mentions