This week, Mousetalgia offers an Emporium of topics, including: More D23 Expo tales from the floor, including an encounter with Dick Van Dyke and Kim Possible; a review of the new Disney Animation “Short Films Collection” on Blu-ray; a return to the Lucasfilm theater for a presentation from Disney Legend Tony Baxter and Imagineer Josh Shipley on Vintage Disneyland; and a conversation with Pixar animator Mike Wu. Wu discusses his years at Walt Disney Feature Animation during the studio’s second golden age, then talks about moving to Pixar and working with Brad Bird on the Incredibles and Ratatouille. We also discuss “Ellie,” Mike’s recent book from Disney Press, which is an inspirational story of an elephant that discovers her artistic side. Plus – a new Disney book club, Star Wars soup, Lasseter almonds, listener reviews of Disneyland’s “Tahitian Terrace” event and the Walt Disney Family Museum – and more!
- Mousetalgia Episode 358: D23 Expo 2015, Part 2
- Mousetalgia Episode 360: Star Wars Land; Peter Renaday