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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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Episode 75 - Main Street USA

This week all "Three Caballeros" are at last together again for a very special episode in honor of Disneyland's 62nd Anniversary, which opened on July 17th 1955. Chris, Todd and Will discuss one of the most beloved themed areas in all the Disney parks, Main Street USA, starting with the California original and the Florida follow-up. Then they travel across the globe to discuss all the incarnations of Main Street in overseas Magic Kingdom style parks, including Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai.


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Monday, July 3, 2017

Episode 74 - Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln

This week, for their special 4th of July episode, Chris and Todd kick off the show with some Disney news headlines. Then for the main topic, they feature part two of the Jiminy Crickets 1964 New York World's Fair special  summer series with a patriotic tribute and the history behind one of Walt Disney's greatest contributions to America, Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.


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Monday, June 26, 2017

Episode 73 - The Rescuers 40th Anniversary

This week Chris and Todd read listener emails and share a few of their thoughts on the controversial film "Song of the South," followed by the latest Disney news headlines. For the main topic they bring you an in depth discussion and heartfelt tribute to Disney's 23rd full-length animated feature "The Rescuers," which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Episode 72 - Movie Ideas Inspired By the Disney Parks

This week Chris, Todd and Will bring you more Disney news headlines. For the main topic, over the past few months our intrepid hosts have voiced a lot of dismay over the recent barrage Disney movie remakes and sequels, so now, they finally put their money where their mouth is and each of them pitch their original ideas for movies based on existing Disney theme park properties.


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Episode 71 - The 1964 New York World's Fair - Part One: Progressland

This Week, Chris Todd and Will bring you more of the latest in Disney news headlines, introducing an all new news format. They then begin the first of a four part summer series covering all four of the Walt Disney created pavilions from the 1964 New York World's Fair, Part One is Progressland, a.k.a. The Carousel of Progress.


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Episode 70 - Disney Songs - Our Personal Favorites

This week Chris and Will bring you another one of our very popular music episodes. They each share 12 of their all-time personal favorite songs from the Disney music library, with songs dating from the 1940's up to the present.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

Episode 69 - Disneyland First Timer Itineraries

This week, Chris, Todd and Will are joined by a special guest, Wendell Jones of the Sideshow Sound Theatre podcast network. After the latest in Disney news headlines, they hearken back to a segment not featured in quite some time: Encyclopedia, and Wendell brings a fun topic for round table discussion. For this week's main topic, Chis, Todd and Will each present Wendell with a unique Disneyland itinerary, meant for a first time visitor, and Wendell chooses the winner among the three suggested touring plans.


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Monday, May 8, 2017

Episode 68 - Remembering Annette

This week Chris, Todd and Will bring you more of the latest Disney news headlines. For the main topic, they will share their memories and discuss the remarkable career and legacy of everyone's favorite Mouseketeer, America's girl next door and Disney legend, Annette Funicello.


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Monday, April 24, 2017

Episode 67 - The Latest Disney News Headlines

This week Chris, Todd and Will bring you an all-news episode, covering such topics as Disney live-action remakes, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney theme parks, D23, and a special tribute to the last Disney Imagineer personally hired by Walt Disney himself.


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Episode 66 - Walt Disney Music of the 70's

This week Chris, Todd and Will bring you another one of our popular and highly requested ALL MUSIC episodes. This go-round we present the "Polyester" addition with a tribute the great Walt Disney songs from the 1970's.


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Monday, April 10, 2017

Episode 65 - Disney Easter Eggs - Hidden Disney References in the Parks and Films

This week Chris, Todd and Will discuss the latest Disney news headlines, then for the main topic, they share some of their favorite Disney "Easter Eggs," or little hidden references just for the major Disney fans,  found in both the theme parks, Disney feature films, and in the Disney shorts.


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Monday, March 27, 2017

Episode 64 - Disneyland After Dark: The History of Nighttime Disneyland Entertianment

This week more of the latest in Disney headlines. For the main topic, Chris, Todd and Will share the fascinating history of what was Walt Disney's favorite time of day in the park, when the sun goes down and the lights come on. Learn about the amazing array of live talent and magical illuminated evening events found at the Happiest Place on Earth in years gone by.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Episode 63 - The Hall of Unbuilt Disney Attractions

This week, Chris, Todd and Will bring more of the latest Disney news headlines in the weekly Mickey Mouse News segment. For the main topic they discuss the many fascinating accepts behind nine "Never Was" Disney theme park attractions that were designed by Imagineers but never actually built.


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Monday, March 13, 2017

Episode 62 - Darby O'Gill and the Little People

This week, Chris, Todd and Will bring you more of the latest Disney news headlines. Then they bring the luck of the Irish to the podcast as they discuss the classic 1959 Walt Disney live-action fantasy adventure, "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Episode 61 - Celebrating 50 Years of Pirates of the Caribbean

This week Chris, Todd, Will and special guest star Rajah the cat, bring you more Disney news headlines, followed by a look back at the most iconic theme park attraction of all time, Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, celebrating 50 years of the motliest crew to ever sack the Spanish Maine. 


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Monday, February 27, 2017

Episode 60 - Walt Disney Music at the Oscars

This week, Chris, Todd and Will are proud to bring our 60th episode, a musical special featuring all the many Disney songs that have either won or been nominated for an Academy Award throughout the history of the Walt Disney Company.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Episode 59 - Walt Disney at the Oscars

This week, Chris, Todd and Will bring you the latest Disney news headlines, then Chris and Todd delve into the fascinating history of the Walt Disney Company and the Academy Awards.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Episode 58 - Our Favorite Disney Love Scenes

This week, Chris Todd and Will bring you the latest Disney headlines in our opening news segment, then in celebration of Valentine's Day they share with you their favorite love scenes from the Disney films, with lots of musical extras!

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Episode 57 - The Black Hole

This week, more Disney news, and Chris Todd and Will boldly go to the deepest regions of outer space, to discuss the 1979 Walt Disney classic science-fiction thriller, "The Black Hole."

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Monday, January 30, 2017

Episode 56 - Our Favorite Things in the Disney Parks

This week, more Disney news stories, and Chris, Todd and Will share their favorite things in the Disney parks, including restaurants, resort hotels, snack foods, character greetings, live shows and more.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Episode 55 - Extinct Disney Attractions Part 2

This week, more Disney news and Chris, Todd and Will continue their discussion on the history behind favorite Disney theme park attractions that no longer exist.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Episode 54 - Extinct Disney Attractions

This week Chris, Todd and Will review the latest happenings within the Walt Disney Company in their new weekly Disney News segment. For the main topic they discuss, relive and share personal stories about some of the most beloved Disney attractions that no longer exist.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Episode 53 - Disney News & More Armchair Imagineering

This week, Chris Todd and Will start off 2017 with a bang as they share all the latest news from the Walt Disney Company. Then, in one of their recurring "Armchair Imagineering" segments, the Three Caballeros discuss changes and new ideas they would bring to several themed lands in the Disney parks.

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