Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Episode 88 - Walt Disney's Peter Pan 65th Anniversary

In a very special episode of Jiminy Crickets our hosts discuss the classic Walt Disney animated feature, "Peter Pan," in honor of it's 65th anniversary. Chris, Ruthie and special guest Burgess Griffin share the background story of this timeless classic, then discuss the wonderful characters, magical songs, and unforgettable scenes from the film, followed by a discussion on the impact this film has had on the Disney company. The episode concludes with some of their personal connections to this enchanting tale of believing in fantasy and holding onto your childhood dreams. So, "Come on everybody! Here we go..."

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Episode 87 - Ruthie's Walt Disney World Trip Report

After a short hiatus Jiminy Crickets is back! This episode we read listener reviews from Itunes, then follow Ruthie's many exciting adventures on her recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Episode 86 - The Jungle Book 50th Anniversary

This week Jiminy Crickets presents a special tribute to Walt Disney's 19th animated feature, "The Jungle Book," in honor of its 50th anniversary, bringing you the fascinating behind-the-scenes history of this beloved Disney classic. Your hosts will highlight the endurable music, unforgettable characters and unmatched animation talent that went into the making of this, the final animated film produced by Walt Disney himself, all the while sharing many of their personal connections to this timeless masterpiece.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Episode 85 - Walt Disney's Babes in Toyland

For their special holiday episode, and final show of 2017, the Jiminy Cricket's gang shares their many thoughts on the 1961 classic Walt Disney live-action holiday time musical fantasy, "Babes in Toyland." In addition to describing the film in detail, the discussion includes comparisons to the many different versions of the story from the early 1900's to the 1990's, the history and origins of the film, and how the film was promoted on both TV and in the Disney parks. There is also lots of fantastic holiday music. From everyone at Jiminy Crickets, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Episode 84 - The New Tomorrowland 50th Anniversary

This week we discuss the amazing "New Tomorrowland." which premiered at Disneyland in 1967, making this the 50th anniversary of this incredible leap forward in theme park design. We cover the history that led up to this major refurbishment and re-envisioning of Walt's land of the future, the general  mid century modern aesthetic of this all new land, and the many attractions found therein,  featuring lots of original soundtrack attraction audio and fantastic music.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

JC News - Episode 2

Welcome to the second episode of the new Jiminy Crickets sister show, "The JC News." Today we discuss the release of Pixar's new animated film "Coco" and the new short "Olaf's Frozen Adventure.". We then report on the new Avengers trailer, the details that have emerged about the new Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway attraction and Star War's Galaxy's Edge. We then discuss Bob Chapek, the rumored CEO replacement for Bob Iger when he retires in 2019, and much, much more. Enjoy!

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Episode 1 - The Jiminy Crickets News

Welcome to our all new sister podcast to the original Jiminy Crickets! This new show will be presented every two weeks, and the original Jiminy Crickets will be presented every other week. So you can now get your Jiminy Crickets fix on a weekly basis once again. Our news show will not only cover the latest in Disney news headlines, but we will also include listener comments and questions, Disney trivia and many other special features. Our main show will continue to feature in depth topics regarding Disney films, Disney history and Disney parks. We kick off our first show with four news headlines: New Star Wars film franchise, changes coming to Star Tours, rumored Indiana Jones land coming to Animal Kingdom, and the new Disneyland After Dark events coming to Anaheim. Enjoy!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Episode 83 - Armchair Imagineering Disney's Hollywood Studios

This week, Chris, Will and Ruthie share their thoughts on the recently announced west side hotel and parking structure project at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, then Chris reviews some Disney live-action films he finally watched because his internet was out. For the main topic, our hosts do some "Armchair Imagineering," describing their ideas to improve Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Episode 82 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

This week Chris, Ruthie and Will are joined by special guest Wendell Jones of Sideshow Sound Theatre for a very special Halloween episode! After Will and Wendell discuss their all new and completely original Halloween music album, dropping this week, the gang brings you six Disney news headlines. Then for the main topic they engage in a round table discussion on Tim Burton's immortal (pun intended) holiday masterpiece, "The Nightmare Before Christmas." In course, they share their favorite scenes, characters and songs, as well as some of the fascinating history behind this cult classic.

For further discussion on the score of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" - check out Sideshow Sound Theatre's "Halloween Supplemental"...  https://sideshowsoundtheatre.com/2014/10/31/halloween-supplemental-the-nightmare-before-christmas/

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Episode 81 - Epcot Center 35th Anniversary - A Walk Through the Original Park

This week, Chris and Ruthie bring you the latest Disney news headlines. Then for the main topic, in honor of the 35th anniversary of Epcot which was celebrated on October 1st, Chris and Ruth do a complete walk though of what the park was like on October 1st 1987, the 5th anniversary of the park. They discuss all the attractions, shops, restaurants and exhibits that were in the park during its golden age.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Episode 80: It's a Small World

This week Chris, Will and Ruthie discuss the latest in Disney news headlines followed by the final installment in their four-part series covering the 1964 New York World's Fair. For the final World's Fair episode, they delve deep into the long history of the "Happiest Cruise that Ever Sailed the Seven Seas," the classic Walt Disney musical attraction, It's a Small World.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Episode 79 - Disney Music: Back to the 80's Edition

This week Chris and Ruth bring you a very special tribute to Disney Legend, Xavier Atencio. Then for the main topic, tease your hair, grab your shades and put on your single sparkly glove! It's time to go back to the 80's for a totally rad musical walk down memory lane, featuring 30 classic Disney tunes, from the famous to the obscure.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Episode 78 - The New York World's Fair: Ford Magic Skyway

This week, after the latest Disney news headlines, Chris and Ruthie bring you the third installment of the Jiminy Crickets 1964 New York World's Fair Summer Series. This time they will take an in depth look at what is perhaps the least remembered Disney pavilion at the Fair, the Ford Magic Skyway.  Chris and Ruth discuss the pavilion's planning design and construction, take an extensive tour of all the exhibits you would have found there, and then discuss the many ways that, in its aftermath, the Magic Skyway would go on to impact Walt Disney Imagineering for many decades to follow.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Episode 77 - Welcoming Ruth to the Show & More D23

This week Jiminy Crickets welcomes its brand new co-host, Ruthie Brown to the show. After a get to know Ruthie Q&A, Chris and Ruth discuss the latest Disney news headlines. For the main topic, Chris and Ruth wrap up the discussion started on the last episode, sharing their thoughts on several Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme park announcements made this past July at the 2017 D23 convention.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Episode 76 - 2017 D23 Expo News and Opinion

This week Chris and Will bring you important news regarding some big changes coming to the Jiminy Crickets Podcast and the future of the show. They then discuss and express their feelings and opinions on many of the recent announcements made at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim this past July.

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