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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast Episode 51: The History of Christmas At Disneyland

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    Len: Welcome back to another addition of the Unofficial Guide Disney Dish Podcast With Jim Hill. This is episode fifty one and to get you guys into the holiday spirit, Jim and I are talking today about the history of Christmas at the Disney Resorts. In order to tell that story of course, we need the jolly old man himself. And I mean Jim Hill. How's it going Jim? Jim: Ho ho ho. Len: So it's early December and that means of course that we celebrate the origins of some Scandinavian mythology...
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Episode 49: History of the Disney Cruise Line

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    Len: Welcome back to another edition of the Unofficial Guide Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill. It's Len Testa, your host and today Jim and I have a treat for you. We're recording live from Serenity Bay , the Adult Beach of Disney's Cast Away Cay. I gotta tell you, is one of the best locations, Jim, we have ever recorded, Jim: Dear Lord. Len: We're at the far end of the Adult Beach, the water... it's about eighty-five degrees outside, maybe eighty-four. The water is crystal clear...
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast Episode 50: The History of the Disney Cruise Line

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    Len: Hey folks. Len here. A quick word on the audio for this Disney Cruise Line episode. It's not great but we tried. For these shows, we brought two separate identical audio recorders to the island. The idea was that Jim would talk into one, I would talk into another and we'd combine both tracks into one show for the podcast. It didn't work out like that though. One of the recorders ran a little faster than the other. About one tenth of one second per minute. That doesn't sound like...
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Episode 64: Epcot and DHS Live Entertainment Changes

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    Jim reviews the reasons behind recent changes to Epcot and DHS live entertainment, plus a behind-the-scenes look at how "equity performers" are different than regular Castmembers.
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 8: Marvel News Round​-​up for March 2018

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    Marvel News Round​-​up for March 2018 Jim Hill and Aaron Adams discuss the latest Marvel Entertainment-related headlines, including when James Gunn will be shooting the live-action footage for EPCOT's new "Guardians of the Galaxy" indoor coaster as well as when we may be seeing a "Black Panther" sequel released to theaters.
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    Universal Joint Podcast Episode 1: A Look Back at What Was and Forward at What Will Be

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    In the debut episode of this brand-new podcast series, Jim Hill & Dustin Fuhs discuss Universal Orlando's Endless Summer Resort as well as look back at when the Bates Motel was the only structure you could see out on the Universal Studios Florida construction site. These two also share some Universal Studios Escape-related stories and pass along some Dragon Challenge-related info. Now available on DisneyDish.Bandcamp.com credits released April 20, 2018 Hosts: Jim Hill and Dustin Fuhs Fabulously...
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 9: "Avengers: Infinity War" Looks Like a Smash Hit. Why Hulk No Smash?

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    With the release of "Avengers: Infinity Wars" less than a week away, Jim Hill & Aaron Adams talk about all of the fan events Walt Disney Studios has been staging around the world to help raise awareness of this Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Aaron & Jim also discuss the Stan Lee situation and wrap up their making-of-the-Hulk-movies series.
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast Episode 53: Holiday Bonus Episode

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    Len: Welcome to another edition of the Unofficial Guide Disney Dish Podcast with Jim Hill. It is I, Len Testa and we're back with Jim. And because each and every one of you have been such good boys and girls throughout the year, we've made a bonus holiday episode of the Unofficial Guide Disney Dish Podcast. Jim and I are going to talk about the history of Christmas at the Animal Kingdom park, at Disney's Hollywood Studios and also the history of New Years Eve in Walt Disney World. And...
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    Looking at Lucasfilm Podcast Episode 1: The Saga Begins (Audio)

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    Looking at Lucasfilm Episde 1: The Saga Begins (Audio) In the introductory episode of this new podcast series, Dan Zehr of "Coffee with Kenobi" and Jim Hill talk about the latest news out of the land of Lucas. Among the topics discussed is Frank Oz's terrific interview with Mark Hamill at the 92nd Street Y, the preview of Batuu that will be included in "Thrawn: Alliances," as well as John Boyega bulking up as he gets ready to shoot Episode 9. Released April 13, 2018 Hosts...
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    Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 2: Recon on Solo & Does Recasting Always Work?

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    In the second installment of their new series, Dan Zehr & Jim Hill cast an eye on the tricky topic of recasting. Why -- for example -- replacing Richard Harris with Michael Gambon as Dumbledore did work on the "Harry Potter" films but why having Meryl Streep replace Carrie Fisher as General Organa in the "Star Wars" movies probably wouldn't work at this point-in-time. Zehr also talks about his recent trip to LA, where Denny's execs revealed what was in the cards for...
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Podcast Episode 52: The Continued History of Christmas at Disneyland

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    Len: Welcome back to another addition of the Unofficial Guide Disney Dish With Jim Hill. I'm Len Testa, your host and today Jim and I are going to be finishing up our conversation on the history of Christmas at Disney Theme Parks. As you can recall, the last episode we ended up with just after Walt had passed away in the mid-Sixties and the company was sort of trying to figure out what to do for Christmas at Walt- at Disneyland and Walt Disney World... The company was trying to figure out what...
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    Disney Dish Podcast: Episode 48- The History of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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    Copyright Disney Enterprises. Aall rights reserved. Listen here - Episode 48: MP3 Or read it here - Episode 48: Transcript L: Welcome to another edition of the Disney Dish Podcast With Jim Hill. It's I, Len Testa and today we're recording live from Disney's Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. And we're doing it at night. Why? So it's spooky because on today's episode, we're going to be talking about ghosts. Or, specifically, ghosts in Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party...
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    Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 5: Hulk History and Disney Pixel Blocking

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    In the fifth installment of the "Marvel Us Disney" podcast series, Jim Hill takes an in-depth look at the Incredible Hulk's origins. In particular how this Stan Lee / Jack Kirby creation initially made the leap from comic books to television series (both animated & live-action). And speaking of TV, Aaron Adams is not okay with how Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has been handling the ultra-HiDef titles in its library. And he worries about the possible impact that this cost...
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    Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor Episode 3: CinemaCon and Tribeca

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    On this episode of "Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor," Jim Hill & Drew Taylor talk about all of the animation-related news that came out of CinemaCon & Tribeca this year. Among the topics they touch on are Don Hahn's new documentary about Howard Ashman, the murderous matriarch that "How to Train Your Dragon 2" almost had, and the "Black Cauldron" -inspired ride that the Imagineers wanted to build at Disneyland Park.
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish with Len Testa and Jim Hill Episode 67: Fire on the Mountain! Run, Boys, Run! A history of notable Disney World infernos

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    A pyrotechnic from Wishes accidentally caught part of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train mountain on fire this month, and it reminded Jim of some other notable flame-related events around Walt Disney World. Click the podcast link below to listen now.
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    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 4: What's Old is New - Duck Tales, Thundercats, Wildthings, Toasters and Even Gravity Falls

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    In a "Fine Tooning" that's sure to be controversial, Drew Taylor & Jim Hill wonder why animation fans were so quick to embrace Disney's "DuckTales" reboot but then rejected Cartoon Network's new take on "Thundercats." These two also talk about John Lasseter's attempts to get Walt Disney Animation Studios to produce CG versions of "Where the Wild Things Are" & "The Brave Little Toaster" back in the early 1980s.
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    Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 4: A Marvelous Year in Review

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    Aaron Adams & Jim Hill look back at 2017 and all of the Marvel-related projects that Disney Studios, ABC Television and Disney Parks & Resorts tackled during that period. They also look ahead at what lies in store for 2018. As an extra-added bonus, Aaron deconstructs yet another Marvel-ous piece of audio: The sound of Iron-Man's repulsor blast.
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Episode 69: What If Walt Had Lived?

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    Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966. Jim recounts the sad days around that event, and speculates on what might have happened to Walt's projects had he lived another 5 years. Click on the link below to listen now.
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 7: Why "Black Panther" Matters

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    Aaron & Jim discuss Marvel-related headlines like the 100th episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." & the upcoming expansion of the Walt Disney Studios Paris theme park. They also bring in fellow broadcaster McConnell Adams to discuss the culture impact that "Black Panther" has had to date.
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 12: Movie News and Rumors with a Dollop of Television Recap

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    With this week's Marvel US Disney podcast, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill look toward the future of the Cinematic Universe with "Spider-Man: Far From Home" & "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3." Aaron also his opinions on Marvel Television's most recent productions, Freeform's "Cloak & Dagger," FX's "Legion," and Netflix's "Luke Cage." Click here or on the graphic above for a link to Marvel Us Disney Episode 12 on Bandcamp.com...
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 6: Hulk History Part 2

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    Ji m & Aaron return with a look at the latest news fro m the M arvel universe. A mong the topics that get discussed this ti me around is the Facebook group that was planning to tank "Black Panther" 's audience rating over at Rotten To matoes. Ji m then talks about how the Hulk began transitioning fro m being a TV property at Universal Studios to beco ming a greenlit motion picture. And Aaron continues his deconstructed audio series with a lesson on how to properly asse mble a Hulk...
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Episode 65: Changes to Disney's Hollywood Studios (Backlot Tour closure, American Idol, American Film Institute)

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    What does the Studios' closure of the Backlot Tour mean for the park? Jim walks us through the history of these attractions, and what's likely to come next.
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Episode 79: Hippies Invade Disneyland!

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    Jim reviews Disneyland's hiustory from 1967 to 1970. The company is in turmoil after Walt's death, as Roy tries to get Walt Disney World built, keep the studio running, and run Disneyland. But there are challenges in the company and in America, which culminate in the day a large group of yippie radicals invades Disneyland. Listen now by clicking on the link below.
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    Unofficial Guide's Disney Dish Episode 73: Disneyland from 1955 to 1959

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    In early 1955, Walt was in a fight to find enough money to finish building Disneyland. He was so desperate that he was selling equity in the park, at firesale prices, to almost any company with money. But the surprising success of the Davy Crockett television show on ABC gave Walt the money he needed. It also led to more drama as Walt decided he wanted to buy back the parts of the park he'd sold. Click on the link below to listen now.
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 10: Spoiler Heavy Look at Avengers: Infinity War

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    After chatting about Feld Entertainment's "Marvel Live ! Age of Heroes" arena show, Jim Hill and Aaron Adams launch into a spoiler-heavy discussion of "Avengers: Infinity Wars." Among the topics these two touch on are how the next couple of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will help properly set the stage for "Avengers 4." Plus Jim & Aaron review which now-dead characters are obviously going to be resurrected.
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