Connecting with Walt - A look into the history of the man behind Mickey Mouse, Disneyland and Walt Disney World

  • 292. Disney Question & Answer

    01:35:29
    In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your questions about Walt Disney and his family, Disney entertainment, and more!Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on Twitter
  • 291. Theme Park & Imagineering Question and Answers

    01:17:41
    In this episode, Michael and Craig answer your questions about the Disney theme parks and Imagineering!Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on Twitter
  • 290. Find Your Happy Place with Dave Bossert

    01:40:59
    In this episode, Michael and Craig are joined once again by Dave Bossert to discuss his new book outside of the Disney realm titled "Find Your Happy Place: The 8-Step Guide to Expanding Your Creativity through a Personal Retreat."Buy your copy of Find Your Happy Place on The Old Mill PressLinks:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on Twitter
  • 289. Splash Mountain

    01:50:08
    In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the history of Splash Mountain from its origins to the end of the attraction at the domestic Disney parks.Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on TwitterBooks/Magazines:Who’s Afraid of the Song of the South and other Forbidden Disney Stories by Jim KorkisWebsites/Articles:The Complete History of Splash Mountain at Disney Parks by Tom CorlessA Brief History of Disney: Splash Mountain by Zoe WoodThe Iconic Legacy of Splash Mountain by DomThe Disney Wiki: Splash MountainFrom Bear Country to Critter Country, Disney’s Opening of Splash Mountain for The Disney ClassicsThe Complicated History of Disneyland’s Splash Mountain and Song of the South by Dirk LibbeyA Brief and Incomplete History of Splash Mountain for WDW Magic.comThe Story of the Br’er Critters by Sasha ColesJoel Chandler Harris for the New Georgia EncyclopediaThe Wild History of Splash Mountain by C.Z. Anderson Video: The Theme Park History of Splash Mountain
  • 288. Walt Disney's Fantasia Pt. 4

    02:03:40
    In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss the final two segments in Fantasia - Night on Bald Mountain and Ave Maria - as well as the film's legacy.Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on TwitterBooks/Magazines:Walt Disney’s Fantasia by John CulhaneThe Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968, Edited by Daniel KothenschulteWalt Disney’s Fantasia by Deems TaylorThe original Fantasia film programWebsites/Articles:The Making of Fantasia: Disney’s Masterpiece, Houston SymphonyThe Disney Wiki: FantasiaWalt Disney’s Fantasia: JustDisney.com“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”: The Genesis of “Fantasia” by Jay Gabler for Your ClassicalFifteen Fascinating Facts about Fantasia, D23.com“Fantasia”: Walt Disney’s Pioneering Classic by Jamie AtkinsThe Untold Truth of Disney’s Fantasia by Sarah Buddery
  • 287. Walt Disney's Fantasia Pt. 3

    01:37:01
    In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their discussion of Fantasia moving on to the "Pastoral Symphony" and "Dance of the Hours" sequences.Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on TwitterBooks/Magazines:Walt Disney’s Fantasia by John CulhaneThe Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968, Edited by Daniel KothenschulteWalt Disney’s Fantasia by Deems TaylorThe original Fantasia film programWebsites/Articles:The Making of Fantasia: Disney’s Masterpiece, Houston SymphonyThe Disney Wiki: FantasiaWalt Disney’s Fantasia: JustDisney.com“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”: The Genesis of “Fantasia” by Jay Gabler for Your ClassicalFifteen Fascinating Facts about Fantasia, D23.com“Fantasia”: Walt Disney’s Pioneering Classic by Jamie AtkinsThe Untold Truth of Disney’s Fantasia by Sarah BudderyLost “Fantasia”: The Disappearance of Sunflower by Jim KorkisArtists Recall the Making of a Classic : ‘Fantasia’: Walt Disney’s ground-breaking combination of animation and classical music has been restored for re-release on its 50th birthday by Michael Szymanski for the Los Angeles Times
  • 286. Walt Disney's Fantasia Pt. 2

    01:16:40
    In this episode, Michael and Craig continue their conversation on the classic film Fantasia picking up with The Sorcerer's Apprentice and The Rite of Spring!Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on TwitterBooks/Magazines:Walt Disney’s Fantasia by John CulhaneThe Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968, Edited by Daniel KothenschulteWalt Disney’s Fantasia by Deems TaylorThe original Fantasia film programWebsites/Articles:The Making of Fantasia: Disney’s Masterpiece, Houston SymphonyThe Disney Wiki: FantasiaFantasia | Disney Wiki | FandomWalt Disney’s Fantasia: JustDisney.com“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”: The Genesis of “Fantasia” by Jay Gabler for Your ClassicalFifteen Fascinating Facts about Fantasia, D23.com“Fantasia”: Walt Disney’s Pioneering Classic by Jamie AtkinsBringing Evolution to the Masses: Disney’s Fantasia as History of Biology by Charles Pence
  • 285. Walt Disney's Fantasia Pt. 1

    01:25:27
    In this episode, Michael and Craig look at the history of Walt Disney's Fantasia and start to analyze the film in order starting with Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor and The Nutcracker Suite.Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on TwitterBooks/Magazines:Walt Disney’s Fantasia by John CulhaneThe Walt Disney Film Archives: The Animated Movies 1921-1968, Edited by Daniel KothenschulteWalt Disney’s Fantasia by Deems TaylorThe original Fantasia film programWebsites/Articles:The Making of Fantasia: Disney’s Masterpiece, Houston SymphonyThe Disney Wiki: FantasiaWalt Disney’s Fantasia: JustDisney.com
  • 284. Windows on Main Street – Morgan “Bill” Evans: Walt’s Landscaper

    01:23:08
    In this episode, Michael and Craig discuss Disney Legend Bill Evans and appreciate how he worked so hard to make sure Disneyland and Walt Disney World look as beautiful as they do.Links:Michael’s Disneyland History SegmentsImportant DIS links and more information!Connecting with Walt on TwitterBooks/Magazines:Walt Disney’s Imagineering Legends and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff KurttiDisneyland World of Flowers by Morgan EvansSecrets of Disney’s Glorious Gardens by Kevin MarkeyWalt’s People, Volume 5, Edited by Didier Ghez (Interview of Bill Evans by Jim Korkis)Websites/Articles:Morgan Bill Evans for The Cultural Landscape FoundationBill Evans, D23.comBill Evans – Walt’s Green Thumb for Walt’s FollyBills Evans – The Jungle Cruise WikiMorgan “Bill” Evans Obituary – Variety.comDisney Park Landscape – Society of Architectural HistoriansHorticultural Heritage by Wade Sampson for MousePlanetThe Trees of Disneyland by Jim Denney author of Walt’s DisneylandDisney Family Album: Disneyland Designers (John Hench/Herb Ryman/Bill Evans/Tony Baxter)
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