Disney

Beyond the Mouse: Kevin Lima Interview

May 2, 2020
Walt Disney Studio

Twenty five years ago Goofy and Max set out on the open road and ended up at a Powerline concert. We had the opportunity to sit down with the man who made it all happen. The Beyond the Mouse crew sat down with director Kevin Lima. We talking about his entire career from his start at the Walt Disney Studios to what he’s doing today. In addition to A Goofy Movie, Kevin has also directed Tarzan, 102 Dalmatians and Enchanted. We talk about them all in this exclusive interview!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

BEYOND THE MOUSE - "Onward" Review

Mar 16, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

Even in the midst of the coronavirus, #Pixar and #Disney gave us the next in the stable of animated adventures. The whole Beyond The Mouse crew is here to give you their #FullDisclosure review of the magical family advneture #Onward. #BTM #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

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March 06, 2020

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FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - News Roundup! A Couple of Bobs

Mar 2, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

It's been a while since #BeyondTheMouse has a done a good old fashioned #Disney news roundup! We're discussing the HUGE shakeup as CEO Bob Iger suddenly steps down, do some Disney+ reviews and much more. #BTM #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

Newsweek

Is anyone out there as tired talking about Star Wars as I am (“well, you’re the one writing about it, jackass”)? For over 40 years, the adventures of the Skywalker family have captivated, frustrated, and splintered us. So much so, I’ve added on to an old saying – there are 3 things you don’t discuss in public: religion, politics, and Star Wars.

BEYOND THE MOUSE - Disney Goes To The Oscars!

Feb 5, 2020
Walt Disney Pictures

It's Oscar season once again at the Front Row and #BeyondTheMouse is getting in on the fun. In this special episode, the crew takes a look at some of the biggest moments for the Moues House at the Oscars. #BTM #FRN #NPR

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson & Brandon Davis

WATCH THE OSCARS WITH US AT OUR 2ND ANNUAL OSCARS VIEWING PARTY AT THE HOOGLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
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Front Row Network

January 13, 2020

We're proud to debut our newest mini-show on the network: BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. 1917 opens big as the box office boasts only one new-comer in the top 5.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

Yes movie fans, the day has come once again. The nominations for 92nd Annual Academy Awards have been announced and, as always, there’s equal parts joy and anger to go around. I don’t think there’s quite anything in the movie world that inspires so much happiness and head-scratching at the exact same time as the yearly Oscar nominations. Per usual, there’s plenty of snubs and surprises to catalog.

SNUB: Frozen II Left in the Cold

BEYOND THE MOUSE - 2019 Year In Review

Dec 31, 2019
Walt Disney Pictures

2019 is in the books and it has been just about as successful as it could have been for Disney. From the biggest movie of all time to a record-breaking haul for a studio at the box office that may never be approached again. From new parks opening to the launch of an all new streaming platform. Beyond The Mouse is here to take it all in and give the House of Mouse a thorough review!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

Walt Disney Pictures

It's one of the biggest movies of the year and decade and it's getting SPOILED in the latest episode of #FullDisclosure. The wait is over as we're talking #StarWars Episode IX #TheRiseOfSkywalker. #FRN #NPR

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2527338

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Erin McCabe, Scott McFarland & Ethan Fant

Walt Disney Pictures

Frozen 2 has taken the world by storm! After breaking box office records around the world it's now time to give it the full spoiler treatment here on the Network! Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

November 25, 2019

We're proud to debut our newest mini-show on the network: BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. Frozen 2 breaks box office records in a runaway weekend for the animated sequel. 

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

CLASSICS - The African Queen

Nov 21, 2019
Romulus Films

#Classics is celebrating Thanksgiving by reviewing a movie we all should be very thankful for. Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn combined for one of John Huston's most beloved adventures, The African Queen. In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043265

FEATURING: Brandon Davis, Eric Flick & Craig McFarland

It's a big day for #BeyondTheMouse and indeed for everyone! #Disney has officially launched its new streaming platform #Disney+. The whole crew is here to give their impressions on what they're most looking forward to and what they'll be watching first!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

Front Row Network

November 04, 2019

We're proud to debut our newest mini-show on the network: BOX OFFICE MINUTE. Here we will give you the rundown on what won the weekend at the theaters. Killer robots lead the way but with a very down showing for the franchise.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

BEYOND THE MOUSE - Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Oct 29, 2019
Walt Disney Pictures

#BeyondTheMouse is back for a 2nd episode in #MonsterCast and they're doing double show duty by bringing you the #FullDisclosure review of the newly released live-action sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies, and dark new forces at play.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4777008/

FEATURING: Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson

Walt Disney Pictures

#MonsterCast continues with a crossover event worthy of such an epic month of podcasting! #GuiltyPleasures and #BeyondTheMouse are joining forces to tackle the 2003 Eddie Murphy "comedy" based on the famous Disney World ride, The Haunted Mansion. A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338094/

GUILTY PLEASURES is putting on its hardcore 90s nostalgia glasses and seeing just how guilty the panel can get while watching the Disney "classic" Man of the House from 1995. Starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Chevy Chase, A young boy refuses to accept his mother's new boyfriend, a lawyer, despite the man's attempts to win his respect, while disgruntled relatives of a criminal he prosecuted seek revenge.

IMDB PAGE: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113755/

BEYOND THE MOUSE: Snow White

Sep 16, 2019
Front Row Network Beyond the Mouse
The Walt Disney Studio

We travel back to 1937 and talk Walt's Folley, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Brett and Craig are joined by Brandon (Front Row Classics) and local author/illustrator Dominic Cellini.

IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029583/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Brandon Davis and Dominic Cellini

Not even a road trip to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2019 can keep Craig and Jeremy from giving you the definitive breakdown of all the drama going down between Sony and Disney with Spider-Man.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland & Jeremy Goeckner

FULL DISCLOSURE - The Lion King

Jul 24, 2019
Front Row Network Full Disclosure
Walt Disney Studios

The Beyond the Mouse crew sits down to discuss the latest reimagining from Disney, The Lion King. They also hit on in general the discussion around Disney's decision to remake so many of their classics.

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson, Brett Rutherford

IMDB Page:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6105098/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

Front Row Special
Wizard World

We had the honor and total blast of being included with the press to cover Wizard World Comic-Con St. Louis 2019. We had an absolute blast covering all 3 days of this insanely well-run event and are proud to bring you all of our celebrity and artist interviews all rolled into one. Enjoy and look for our continuing con coverage with San Diego this week and our reports from Heroes & Villains and the Walker Stalker Cons in Chicago. Enjoy!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Steve Sykes and Kyle Hudson

Front Row Network Rapid Reaction
Sony Pictures

It's the end of Marvel's massive Phase 3 and the capper on the awesomeness that was Endgame. The Network's Lou Hare is here with some SPOILER-FREE rapid thoughts on Spider-Man: Far From Home. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

FEATURING: Lou Hare

FULL DISCLOSURE: Toy Story 4

Jul 2, 2019
Disney Pixar

FULL DISCLOSURE and BEYOND THE MOUSE collide once again, this time to discuss Toy Story 4. When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

FEATURING: Beyond the Mouse, Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

FULL DISCLOSURE - Aladdin

Jun 3, 2019
Front Row Network Full Disclosure
Walt Disney Pictures

The BEYOND THE MOUSE crew is pulling double duty this month to bring you the latest episode of FULL DISCLOSURE. The mouse house has continued their run of live-action remakes of their animated classics and now it's Aladdin's turn. How was Guy Ritchie's direction? Does Will Smith make the Genie work in live-action? Are the songs still as good as they were? The crew answers it all!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson & Brett Rutherford

BEYOND THE MOUSE - Peter Pan (w/ The Springfield Muni)

May 30, 2019
Front Row Network Beyond the Mouse
Walt Disney Animation

BEYOND THE MOUSE is back with a very special episode. The Springfield Municipal Opera is opening their 2019 season with a staging of the classic fairy tale musical Peter Pan. BTM's own Craig McFarland is even playing Smee in this production! So naturally we're diving deep into the Disney vault to break down the original animated film from 1953. We're also joined by Captain Hook himself! Mr. Gus Gordon makes his Front Row debut!

FULL DISCLOSURE - Avengers: Endgame

Apr 28, 2019
Front Row Network Full Disclosure
Marvel Studios

After 10 years and 21 movies of unprecedented interconnectivity and quality of film, the 3rd phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to a close. And with it comes a close of one of the most beloved movie sagas of all time. And it is now time to spoil the ever-living-hell out of the movie event of the decade. We're talking all things Avengers: Endgame and where the MCU can possibly go from here.

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner, Craig McFarland, Scott McFarland and Steve Sykes