This week we are joined by David Greelish of ClassicComputing.com. David is the Director of the Vontage Computer Festival Southeast.
David joins us to discuss the 24 Hour Day at Disneyland and WDW, The Mike Wazowski Spaceship Earth projection, Phantom Manor, possible Haunted Mansion themed rooms and more
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On the debut episode under our new "season" format we examine one of our favorite Disney live action films, 1969's The Love Bug.
The Love Bug is one of the iconic 1960's family favorite Disney films. There is a lot to like about this films and we spend more than an hour breaking down what makes this film so special, including:
Bringing the film to the big screen
Bill Walsh and Don DaGradi wrote the scrteenplay. Theyu had written previos screenplays for Disney (among other roles within the company). They are probably best known for their Academy Award nominated screenplay for Mary Poppins.
Director Robert Stevenson was another name associated with Disney films throughout the 1950's, 60's and 70's. He also directed Mary Poppins.
Walt Disney was another key figure in the films production. The Love Bug was the last film personally approved by Walt. The idea stemmed from the Gordon Buford novel Car, Boy, Girl and Walt presented the idea after a meeting with Dean Jones who pitched a movie based on the first sports car brought to America.
Jim Douglas - Played by Disney star Dean Jones, Jim is the main human chacter who is a down on his luck race car driver who is given a second career after obtaining Herbie
Herbie - The real star of the film is a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle.
Carol - Played by Michelle Lee is the love interest, but knows her way around a race car.
Thorndike - Played by David Tomlinson is the foil to Jim's success. This British dealership and motorsports owner will stop at nothing to defeat Herbie
On the show we explore much moreof the film, auto racing and where you can find Herbie in the Disney parks
Enjoy our season premier of Season 5.
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This is WEDWay Radio episode #145 - The Mickey Mouse Revue. On this show we take a look at a classic Walt Disney World attraction, taking you back to the 1970's to examine The Mickey Mouse Revue. This attraction was unique in that it was the only original attraction in Walt Disney World's Fantasyland when WDW opened in 1971.
We take a look at Fantasyland as it existed in 1971 and how it was made with a different focus than Disneyland. We also examine the attraction from the preshow through the end, and the different characters that are featured within the show. We also discuss what came after the Mickey Mouse Revue and the different attractions that occupied the Fantasyland Theater.