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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Disney Villains Draft

Oct 22, 2020
Brett Rutherford

 

Beyond the Mouse continues a month long celebration of all things Halloween and Disney. Who would you draft on your team of villains from all Disney properties? Find out who Craig, Vanessa and Brett selected, and let us know who you think won this round!

FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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GUILTY PLEASURES - Mr. Boogedy

Oct 16, 2020
Walt Disney Pictures

Guilty Pleasures is officially getting in on the MonsterCast fun with their first October offering. And man oh man is this film guilty as hell as they break down the made-for-television Disney film Mr. Boogedy. which sees a family move to the New England city of Lucifer Falls, which they soon find to be haunted by ghosts from the colonial period.

FEATURING: Lou Hare, Donna Hare & Christian Krauspe

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Getting into the Halloween Spirit with Imagineer Podcast

Oct 15, 2020
Imagineer Podcast

There is no better time to be a Disney fan than Halloween! We are joined by one of our favorite Disney podcaster Matthew Krul of the Imagineer Podcast. We speak with Matthew about his podcast. How the podcast came to be, his love for the parks and some of his personal favorite episodes. After that the whole group discusses the ways that Disney puts us into the Halloween spirit!

Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

Beyond the Mouse: Hocus Pocus Game Review

Oct 8, 2020
Ravensburger

Thank you to our friends at Ravensburger for providing us with copies of the new Hocus Pocus card game! We played it, and we will review it for you. Follow along as we discuss the design of the game, how to play and our overall impressions of this very impressive game. Fans of Hocus Pocus go out and buy this now!

Beyond the Mouse: An Interview with Jeff Kurtti (Part 2)

Oct 1, 2020
Walt Disney Books

This week we bring you the second half of our interview with former Imagineer and Disney author Jeff Kurtti. He has written over 40 titles for the Disney company, and his latest book "The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky" was just released earlier this month. Jeff shares so many stories and insights about the Walt Disney Company.

Beyond the Mouse: An Interview with Jeff Kurtti (Part 1)

Sep 25, 2020
Disney Books

This week we bring you the first half of our interview with former Imagineer and Disney author Jeff Kurtti. He has written over 40 titles for the Disney company, and his latest book "The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky" was just released earlier this month. Jeff shares so many stories and insights about the Walt Disney Company. On this episode we speak with Jeff about his new book. He also speaks to his relationship with Richard and Robert Sherman.  This is a must listen!

Tom K. Morris: Disney Fan, Imagineer and Historian

Sep 17, 2020
Walt Disney Company

Tom K. Morris is a former Disney Imagineer who, in his 42 years with the company, collaborated on numerous projects in Disney parks around the world. He helped design attractions for EPCOT, Disney California Adventure Park’s Cars Land, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. And he might just be Disney’s biggest fan. 

Jodi Benson: The Voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Sep 9, 2020
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The Walt Disney Studios / Front Row Network

 

 

 

  

The character Ariel from Disney’s 1989 film “The Little Mermaid” is often referred to as the first modern-day Disney princess. Today her thick, red hair, green fins and beautiful singing voice remain iconic. While her hair and fins may be animated, it is the real-life Jodi Benson who lends her voice to the role. 

 

 

 

WDW Radio

Last March Walt Disney World Resort closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Disney fans cancelled their vacations. Now that the gates have reopened, many are unsure of whether to pack their bags or stay home in isolation. Fortunately, Disney experts like Lou Mongello are stepping up to help.

BATTLECAST - Don't Cross The Streams!

Aug 18, 2020
Front Row Network

If there is one thing that is clear in the COVID world, it's that streaming services are now the kings of the entertainment world. With so many options out there, which service should claim the crown as the best? Well lets us introduce you to our newest show as 5 of our personalities take on the personas of the streaming giants with Larry Smith serving as the ref. Let the #Battlecast begin! #NPR #FRN

FEATURING: Larry Smith, Jay Hoffman, Steve Sykes, Jeremy Goeckner, Brandon Davis & Craig McFarland

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This week we are happy to bring to the podcast, Dan Cockerell. Dan spent a twenty-six-year career with the Disney company in multiple roles. Beginning in the Disney College Program and ultimately becoming VP of Epcot Center, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom. This week Dan has released a new book called "How's the Culture in Your Kingdom" which you can find on Amazon or wherever books are sold. We speak to Dan about the current situation inside the Disney Parks, his thoughts on leadership and his new book!

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Episode 7 of #TheRundown is breaking down the big news regarding the release dates of #Mulan, #BillAndTed3 and #Antebellum as well as a TON of newly announced reboots and an avalanche of new trailers. Let's catch you up!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Kaye Malins from the Walt Disney Hometown Museum

Jul 31, 2020
Front Row Network

This week on the show we have a wonderful guest! Kaye Malins provides us with insights about Marceline, Missouri. Walt Disney always regarded his time in Marceline as vital to the creation of the Disney Parks, and many of his other projects. Kaye speaks to us about the museum, how it was founded, what types of exhibits they have had and will have in the future. We also get to hear her own personal stories about Walt and Roy Disney. It’s a treat!

FEATURING: Jeremy Goeckner
GUESTS: Kaye Malins

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BEYOND THE MOUSE - Enchanted

Jul 24, 2020
Walt Disney Studios

We had the pleasure of interviewing Kevin Lima, director of so many wonderful Disney films. One such film is Enchanted! Brett, Vanessa and Craig break down their love for the film. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson

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Animated Life, LLC

It’s June, and Floyd Norman is about to celebrate his 85th birthday.

For most, a birthday is a time of self-reflection, but for Norman, he need only “press play” to review his life story. That is because his career as an animator is the subject of the 2016 documentary “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” codirected by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey.

The Front Row Network’s Beyond the Mouse Podcast interviewed him about the documentary, as well as his life, career and what is in store after turning 85.

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

Here we tell you the latest movies releasing in theaters every weekend so you can always be up to date on when the movies you're most looking forward to are out. This week features the next Pixar film and the newest drama from the team of Gavin O'Connor and Ben Affleck. Here is what's #OpeningThisWeek

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

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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

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