Monday, October 26, 2020

Jiminy Crickets Episode 128 - A Salute to Hayley Mills Part 2

 
This episode continues our tribute to Disney Legend and child star of six classic live-action Walt Disney films, Hayley Mills. Along with returning special guest Brian Crawford, Ruthie and Chris go through the remainder of Mills' Disney films - "The Moon Spinners," (1964) and "That Darn Cat." (1965) Then they discuss her career after her initial six years at Disney, including her other films, theatrical performances and television appearances including the Parent Trap made for TV sequels and the sitcom "Good Morning Miss Bliss." The episode concludes with Brian, Ruthie and Chris ranking their favorite Haley Mills Disney films, favorite songs and favorite co-stars, mixed in with many personal stories and anecdotes about their personal connections to this amazing star.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - October 2020

On this very special, spooktacular, Halloween themed episode of Dateline Jiminy Crickets, DisneyChris and Ruthie welcome back a very special guest, Mr. Jerry Skidds. 

Together they share a frighteningly fun Disney Top 20 list. They then provide their recommendations for Halloween time viewing on Disney Plus, and for the grand finale they present a brand new segment with a decidedly theatrical edge, "The Jiminy Crickets Players." For their premiere performance, they reenact the classic Disney attraction, The Haunted Mansion, with diabolic dialogue, macabre music, eerie imagery and scary sound effects. 

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Jiminy Crickets Episode 127 - A Salute to Hayley Mills

 

This episode, we honor Disney Legend and child star of six classic live-action Walt Disney films, Hayley Mills. Our special guest Brian Crawford first shares her backstory, including her childhood and film career prior to her discovery by Disney. Then he, Ruthie and Chris go through each of her Disney films. In this, part one of a special two part tribute, they discuss - "Pollyanna," (1960) "The Parent Trap," (1961) "In Search of the Castaways," (1962) and "Summer Magic" (1963) - Be sure to join them in a few weeks for part two, where they discuss her remaining Disney films and her career, after Disney. 

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

BONUS - Down the Rabbit Hole Podcast - Our Personal Disney Stories

Surprise! A special bonus show! We decided to make this episode of our Down The Rabbit Hole podcast available to everybody, so you all can get a taste of the type of shows we present every month exclusively to our Patreon subscribers.  DisneyChris and Ruthie ask each other five personal questions, and they share stories about their personal connections to Disney.

 

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - September 2020


 This month we offer a special tribute to the late great Chadwick Boseman. We then do three segments inspired by Disney parades. For our top 10 list (actually a top 20) we rank the all-time greatest Disneyland parades. For our Disney Encyclopedia we talk about a very unusual parade from the early days of Disney's California Adventure. We then so some Armchair Imagineering by creating our own Disney parades. The show is topped off with a review of recently released merchandise from three Disney collections. 

   

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Jiminy Crickets Episode 126 - Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland

All aboard the mine train! This episode DisneyChris and Ruthie pay tribute to one of the greatest extinct Disney theme park attractions of all time, the Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland. First you will learn all about the history of this former Disneyland 'E' Ticket, and then take a virtual ride through the entire attraction, with all of its authentic original sound effects. There's lots of fun extras too! So keep your hands and arms inside the train as we depart the little mining town of Rainbow Ridge to experience the amazing living creatures of the North American wild wilderness and amazing colors of the Rainbow Caverns. Toot Toot!

 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Jiminy Crickets! - Episode 125: Lady and the Tramp 65th Anniversary


In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Walt Disney's 15th full-length animated feature, DisneyChris and his special guest Brain Crawford bring you an extensive look at the true Disney classic. "Lady and the Tramp." As they walk you through the behind-the-scenes development and reconstruct the plot, they pause along the way to share many personal stories and humorous anecdotes, as well as the biographies behind many of the talented artists, musicians and vocal actors who helped create this film. As per usual, music also plays a key role in the show. Chris and Brian play and discuss all the film's songs and share many rare tunes that did not make it to the final cut of the picture. So join them for a jolly romp through the enchanting world of man's best friend.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - July 2020

This month's special GOOD NEWS ONLY episode of Dateline Jiminy Crickets includes an interview with talented musician and composer Tom Ameen, a very musical and slightly unusual Disney Top Ten list, another round of Armchair Imagineering and a Disney Encyclopedia topic in honor of Disneyland's 65th Anniversary.



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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Jiminy Crickets! Episode 124 - The Rivers of America


Ships Ahoy! For our special 4th of July episode, Jiminy Crickets brings you a tribute to one of the most patriotic and historical places in the Disney parks, the Rivers of America. First we explore the original river in Disneyland, including the history of it's many features and attractions. While cruising the river aboard many of the unique vessels that ply these waterways, we encounter the sights and sounds found along the river's edge and shoreline of Tom Sawyer Island, all through authentic original soundtrack audio direct from Disneyland. Next we learn about the many other later versions of the Rivers of America, found in Florida, Japan and France. So journey with us now, just as our hearty pioneers did, to the days of "wooden ships, and iron men" Toot Toot!!!


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Friday, June 12, 2020

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - The Disney News: June 2020


For this month's episode of Dateline Jiminy Crickets, we return to our regular format with lots of good news. After a top 20 list of our favorite Audio Animatronic Disney park's characters, we discuss the latest Disney news from the parks, from Walt Disney Pictures and from Disney Plus. And much, much more! 

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - May 2020


Our May episode is filled with all GOOD news! We again present several fun Disney themed segments including a Disney top 10 list, a round of the "Disney Would You Rather" and some Armchair Imagineering. Our "Disney Encyclopedia" topic covers the history of Walt Disney World's long abandoned water theme park, River Country. And we also premiere an all new recipe/cooking segment called "Minnie Morsels." To end the show we provide an informative update on all the latest happening on the Disney Plus streaming service and some other fun Disney related news items. 



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Monday, May 4, 2020

Jiminy Crickets Episode 123 - Country Bear Jamboree (Part 2)


Howdy Y'all! Jiminy Crickets is proud to present part two of a special two part tribute to the classic Disney Audio Animatronic attraction, Country Bear Jamboree. Join DisneyChris and Ruthie as they conversate and elucidate on the history, evolution, back stage production, amazing performances, unforgettable characters and musical legacy of this knee slappin', hand clappin', foot stompin' down home country music review. They conclude the show with a special look at all the many versions of the show to follow the Walt Disney World original, including Bear Country in Disneyland, and the Christmas and Vacation themed incarnations of the wildest show in the wilderness.


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Monday, April 27, 2020

Jiminy Crickets Episode 122 - Country Bear Jamboree (Part 1)


Howdy Y'all! Jiminy Crickets is proud to present part one of a special two part tribute to the classic Disney Audio Animatronic attraction, Country Bear Jamboree. Join DisneyChris and Ruthie as they conversate and elucidate on the history, evolution, back stage production, amazing performances, unforgettable characters and musical legacy of this knee slappin', hand clappin', foot stompin' down home country music review. And remember, ya'll come back y'here, cause part two will be coming real soon!


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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - April 2020 - With Special Guest Rebecca Metz



As they often say, no news is good news, and in that spirit we present to you our very first episode of Dateline Jiminy Crickets without any Disney news. Instead, we are featuring a series of fun Disney themed segments sure to lift your spirits and bring you some much needed Disney magic.

We also have a very special celebrity guest! Rebecca Metz from the Disney channel series "Coop and Cami Ask the World," joins us for an exclusive interview and sticks around for a fun new segment called "The Disney Would You Rather."

In addition we have a Disney Top 10 list, a session of Armchair Imagineering, and much, much more!



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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Jiminy Crickets Episode 121 - BONUS: Walt Disney's Happiest Songs


Surprise! We have a bonus.... In difficult times, music has the power to lift one's spirits and spread positivity. In the hopes of bringing you all a little much needed melodious sunshine, we at Jiminy Crickets present 45 of the happiest Walt Disney Songs of all time. Enjoy!


  1. With a Smile and a Song – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
            Performed by: Adriana Caselotti
            Written by: Frank Churchill / Larry Morey / Leigh Harline

  1. Whistle While You Work – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937
            Performed by: Adriana Caselotti
            Written by: Frank Churchill / Larry Morey / Leigh Harline

  1. Saludos Amigos – Saludos Amigos 1943
      Album Version: Walt Disney's Music from South of the Border 1958
      Performed by: The Disney Studio Chorus
      Written by: Charles Wolcott / Ned Washington

  1. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Song of the South 1946
            Performed by: James Baskett
            Written by: Ray Gilbert / Allie Wrubel

  1. Fun and Fancy Free / Happy Go Lucky Fellow – Fun and Fancy Free 1947
      Performed by: The Disney Studio Chorus / Cliff Edwards
      Fun and Fancy Free written by: Bennie Benjamin / George David Weiss
      Happy Go Lucky Fellow written by: Ned Washington / Eliot Daniel

  1. My What a Happy Day – Fun and Fancy 1947
      Album Version: Disneyland Records – Mickey and the Beanstalk 1963
      Written by: Bill Walsh / Billy Gilbert / Ray Gilbert
      Performed by: Marilyn Hooven

  1. Melody Time – Melody Time 1948
      Performed by: Buddy Clark
      Written by: Bennie Benjamin / George David Weiss

  1. Blame It on Samba – Melody Time 1948
      Performed by: Ethel Smith / The Dinning Sisters
      Written by: Ernesto Nazareth / Ray Gilbert

  1. The Merrily Song – The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad 1949
      Performed by: Eric Blore / J Pat O’Malley
      Written by: Frank Churchill / Charles Wolcott / Larry Morey / Ray Gilbert

  1. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo – Cinderella 1950
            Performed by:  Verna Felton / The Disney Studio Chorus
            Written by: Al Hoffman / Mack David / Jerry Livingston

  1. The Unbirthday Song – Alice in Wonderland 1951
            Performed by: Katherine Beaumont / Ed Wynn / Jerry Colonna
            Written by: Al Hoffman / Mack David / Jerry Livingston


  1. You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! – Peter Pan 1953
      Performed by: Katherine Beaumont / Bobby Driscoll / Paul Collins / Tommy Luske /         The Disney Studio Chorus
      Written by: Sammy Fain / Sammy Cahn

  1. Fun With Music – Mickey Mouse Club 1956
      Performed by: The Mouseketeers
      Written by: Jimmie Dodd

  1. Sing a Smiling Song – Sleeping Beauty 1959
      Album Version: Disneyland Records – The Story of Sleeping Beauty 1959
      Performed by: Mary Martin
      Written by:  Pyotr Tchaikovsky / George Bruns / Tom Adair

  1. The Glad Game – Pollyanna 1960
            Album Version: Disneyland Records – Pollyanna 1960
            Performed by: Hayley Mills
            Written by: Hazel George / David Swift / Paul J Smith

  1. The Strumin’ Song – The Horsemasters 1961
      Performed by: Annette Funicello
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. Enjoy It – In Search of the Castaways 1962
            Performed by: Maurice Chevalier / Hayley Mills
            Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. A Spoonful of Sugar – Mary Poppins 1964
      Album Version: Disneyland Records – The Story of Mary Poppins 1964
      Performed by: Marni Nixon
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Mary Poppins 1964
      Performed by: Julie Andrews / Dick Van Dyke
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. I Love to Laugh – Mary Poppins 1964
      Performed by: Julie Andrews / Dick Van Dyke / Ed Wynn
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. It’s a Small World – New York World’s Fair 1964
            Performed by: The Disney Studio Chorus
            Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow – New York World’s Fair 1964
      Performed by: Rex Allen / The Disney Studio Chorus
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. Fortuosity – The Happiest Millionaire 1967
      Performed by: Tommy Steele
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. Let’s Have a Drink on It – The Happiest Millionaire 1967
      Performed by: Tommy Steele / John Davidson
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book 1967
            Performed by: Phil Harris / Bruce Reitherman
            Written by: Terry Gilkyson

  1. Ten Feet Off the Ground – The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968
      Album Version: Disney Songs the Satchmo Way 1968
      Performed by: Louis Armstrong
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. He’s Gonna Make It – The Barefoot Executive 1971
            Performed by The Disney Studio Chorus
            Written by: Bruce Belland / Robert F Brunner

  1. The Beautiful Briny – Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1971
      Performed by: Angela Landsbury / David Tomlinson
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. The Best Time of Your Life – Walt Disney World Carousel of Progress 1975
      Performed by: Andrew Duggan
      Written by: Richard and Robert Sherman

  1. Brazzle Dazzle Day – Pete’s Dragon 1977
      Performed by: Helen Reddy / Mickey Rooney / Sean Marshall
      Written by: Al Kasha / Joel Hirschhorn

  1. I Found a New Friend – Herbie Goes Bananas 1980
      Performed by: The Disney Studio Children’s Chorus
      Written by: Frank DeVol

  1. We Are Here to Change the World – Captain EO 1986
      Performed by: Michael Jackson
      Written by: Michael Jackson

  1. Why Should I Worry – Oliver and Company 1988
            Performed by: Billy Joel
            Written by: Dan Hartman / Charlie Midnight

  1. Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid 1989
      Performed by: Samuel E Wright
      Written by: Howard Ashman / Alan Menkin
  1. Some Lucky Day – Dick Tracy Soundtrack Album 1990
            Performed by: Andy Paley
            Written by: Andy Paley / Michael Kernan

  1. High Times Hard Times – Newsies 1992
      Performed by: Ann Margaret
      Written by: Jack Feldman / J A C Redford / Alan Menken

  1. Friend Like Me – Aladdin 1992
      Performed by: Robin Williams
      Written by: Alan Menken / Howard Ashman

  1. Hakuna Matata – The Lion King 1994
            Performed by: Nathan Lane / Ernie Sabella / Jason Weaver / Joseph A Williams
            Written by: Tim Rice / Elton John

  1. You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story 1995
            Performed by: Randy Newman
            Written by: Randy Newman

  1. Good News – James and the Giant Peach 1997
            Performed by: Randy Newman
            Written by: Randy Newman

  1. The Time of Your Life – A Bug’s Life 1998
            Performed by: Randy Newman
            Written by: Randy Newman

  1. Happy Working Song – Enchanted 2007
      Performed by: Amy Adams
      Written by: Alan Menken / Stephen Schwartz

  1. Almost There – Princess and the Frog 2009
            Performed by: Anika Noni Rose
            Written by: Randy Newman
           
  1. When Will My Life Begin – Tangled 2010
            Performed by: Mandy Moore
            Written by: Alan Menken / Glenn Slater

  1. Try Everything – Zootopia 2016
      Performed: Shakira
      Written by: Sia Furler / Tor Hermansen / Mikkel Eriksen




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