Friday, February 7, 2020

Dateline Jiminy Crickets: The Disney News - February 2020

After a long hiatus, the JC news team returns with their first show for 2020. This month they open with a Valentine's Day themed Disney Top "20" list, pay tribute to those we have lost, and cover the latest news stories from Disney Parks around the world and the Walt Disney Studios. And there's much, much more!!! 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jiminy Crickets Episode 118 - Space Mountain 45th Anniversary

On January 15th, 1975, the world famous 'E' Ticket Disney attraction, Space Mountain, began launching guests into the outer stratosphere, so it is very appropriate that DisneyChris and Ruthie launch there 2020 podcast season with a 45th anniversary tribute to one of the most beloved and iconic theme park attractions of all time. Together they will share the fascinating history behind this thrill adventure, and share rare archival audio, insider trivia and personal stories that are simply out-of-this-world.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Jiminy Crickets Episode 117 - Disneyland '59

In the final episode for 2019, we flash back 60 years to the summer of 1959, when the very first 'E' ticket attractions premiered in Disneyland. DisneyChris and Ruthie discuss the backstory, behind the scenes development, grand opening festivities and further history of The Submarine Voyage, The Disneyland Alweg Monorail System, and The Matterhorn Bobsleds. Enjoy rare archival audio, lots of bright and bubbly, future forward "Monorail Music," as well as fun anecdotes and personal memories of these fabulous adventures that took Disneyland from a family park, to an amusement enterprise.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - The Disney News: December 2019

Happy Holidays! For our final Dateline Jiminy Crickets for 2019 we bring you a special Holiday Gift segment, and share the latest Disney news from the parks, to the Walt Disney Studios, to Disney Plus.

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

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Our on-line store has finally launched - And everything is on sale until December 3rd!!! 

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Down the Rabbit Hole - An Honest Review of Disney Plus

In this very special episode of "Down the Rabbit Hole" Chris and Ruthie have invited Lynn Barron from "The Sweep Spot Podcast" and co-author of the "Cleaning the Kingdom" book series to join them in a round-table discussion and honest review of the new Disney Plus streaming service.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - The Disney News: October 2019

This episode of Dateline Jiminy Crickets is not unlike the Nightmare Before Christmas, where holidays collide, as we bring you a little Halloween and a little Christmas all in one. We open the episode with a special Halloweeneee-centric Disney Top Ten. Then for part one of our news segment, we preview the winter holiday season in the Disney parks. We then discuss the latest news from Walt Disney Pictures and the impending launch of the Disney Plus streaming service. Plus much much more.

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Dapper Day - Songs to Dapper Your Day By


Since 2011, Disneyland guests have celebrated an unofficial semi-annual event known as”Dapper Day." Due to overwhelming popularity, over time Disneyland has grown to sanction these celebrations. Participants hearken back the mid 20th century roots of the park by stepping out in style, wearing their Sunday best attire and vintage outfits.

Here is a very special Dapper Day inspired playlist of 34 Dapper songs to help you celebrate your Dapper Day. Enjoy! 

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1. Put on Your Sunday Clothes – Fred Lucas  0:00
2. Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet – Michael Feinstein  3:12
3. You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile – Harry Connick Jr.  8:11
4. Second Hand Rose – Barbra Streisand  11:05
5. Beautiful Girl – Jimmie Thompson  13:14
6. Anything Goes – Frank Sinatra  16:30
7. Baubles, Bangles and Beads – The Kirby Stone Four  19:09
8. All I Need is the Girl – Mel Tormé  21:19
9. Steppin’ Out With My Baby – Danny Williams  24:20
10. Always True to You in My Fashion – Blossom Dearie  26:50
11. The Dress that My Mother Wore – Juliana Hansen  29:38
12. Artificial Flowers – Bobby Darin  32:28
13. You’ve Got Possibilities – Linda Lavin  35:43
14. Puttin’ on the Ritz – Robbie Williams  38:29
15. Top Hat, White Tie and Tails – Ella Fitzgerald  40:58
16. French Poodle – Sam Butera  43:30
17. Dapper Dan – Jeff Barnhart & Spats Langham  45:54
18. Tuxedo Junction – Sweet Sugar Swing  49:00
19. Satin Doll – Buddy Grecco  51:55
20. Alice Blue Gown – Debbie Reynolds  55:09
21. Shine on Your Shoes – Tony Bennett  58:09
22. Beautiful Clothes (Make Beautiful Girls) – Harry Langdon  1:00:24
23. Pink Shoelaces – Dodie Stevens  1:03:11
24. Take Back Your Mink – Julie London  1:05:32
25. Style – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Bing Crosby  1:07:50
26. I Feel Pretty – Julie Andrews  1:12:15
27. A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation – The King Brothers  1:14:09
28. Bobby Sox to Stockings – Frankie Avalon  1:16:26
29. How Lovely to Be a Woman – Shelly Fabares  1:19:01
30. Buttons and Bows – Marni Nixon  1:21:04
31. Straw Hat Song – Dezi Arnaz  1:23:25
32. Paris Original – Rose Marie Jun  1:26:05
33. If My Friends Could See Me Now – Sammy Davis Jr.  1:28:04
34. Zoot Suit Riot – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies   1:30:27

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Jiminy Crickets Episode 116 - The Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary

This very special Halloween episode is in tribute to perhaps the greatest Disney attraction of all time, The Haunted Mansion, which celebrated 50 years of frightful fun this past August. Chris and Ruthie share the history of this beloved attraction, give accolades to those who helped create it, and then take you on a complete scene-by-scene tour of the entire attraction. Together they will point out all the highlights including many of the lesser known smaller details found throughout this happy haunting ground. So climb aboard your "Doombuggie" for a spirited trip through the "boundless realm of the supernatural" where you will encounter all of the 999 ghosts ghouls and goblins who dwell within this classic 'E' ticket adventure. They are dying to meet you so be sure to bring your death certificate...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Jiminy Crickets Episode 115 - Mary Poppins 55th Anniversary: Part 2

In part two of their comprehensive look at the Walt Disney "practically perfect" masterpiece, "Mary Poppins," Chris and Ruthie discuss the plot, the musical score, the film's many unused songs, the public and critical response to the film, and their personal favorite songs, scenes and characters. Join them for a Supercalifragilistic fun time!

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Dateline Jiminy Crickets - D23 2019 Report - September 20th 2019

Dateline Jiminy Crickets returns after our summer hiatus to bring you our take on all the recent announcements that came out of the 2019 D23 Expo. We discuss the announced slate of Disney+ streaming service offerings, the newly announced Disney theatrical movie line-up, and all the exciting theme park announcements including the revitalization of Epcot.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Jiminy Crickets Episode 114 - Mary Poppins 55th Anniversary

In part one of a very special two part episode of Jiminy Crickets, Chris and Ruthie bring you the backstage story of the definitive Walt Disney musical fantasy, "Mary Poppins." Together they discuss the origins of the Mary Poppins lore and provide background on its author P.L. Travers. They then discuss how it was adapted from page to screen by Walt Disney and his creative team, and spotlight all of the major actors who appeared in this 1964 film classic. So spit spot, and off we go on a magical journey that is simply Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jiminy Crickets Episode 113 - Top 35 Favorite Songs from Walt Disney Live-Action Films

In another one of Jiminy Cricket's often requested music episodes, Ruthie and DisneyChris share their top 35 favorite songs from classic Walt Disney live-action films.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Jiminy Crickets Episode 112 - An 85th Birthday Tribute to Donald Duck

In recognition of Donald Duck's recent 85th birthday, DisneyChris and Ruthie reminisce on the illustrious screen career of the world's most lovably hot-tempered web-footed friend. In chronological order, they discuss what they feel are his top 30 most iconic and memorable short subject cartoons, as well as an honorable mention of his top 5 most significant full length feature appearances.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Dateline Jiminy Crickets: The Disney News - July 20th 2019

This week Ruthie and Chris pay tribute to Disney artist Milton Quon, and Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce. They then preview the upcoming panels and events planned 2019 D23 convention, discuss three Disney films coming to a theater near you, and share the latest developments at three Disney resort hotels from the east coast to the west.

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