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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 36 "A Lifetime of Happiness"

10/7/2019
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This week Disney in the news for a lawsuit alleging discrimination by an autistic man for their current queuing policy for disabled guests. After a rich year at the box office for Disney in 2019 we'll take a look at the bleak outlook for the mega-company in the 2020 box office year. Then we'll pay tribute to Disneyland's customer number 1 from it's opening day back in 1955. Encouraging entertainment news indicates the screenwriter of the latest edition to the Star Wars movie franchise will...

Duration:00:44:45

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 35 "The Happiest Vegans on Earth"

9/30/2019
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Disney to offer a vegan friendly menu at all of its dining locations in the parks while they sort out the overall lack of interest they're facing with Star Wars Galaxy's edge. Then we'll look at some of the desperate moves Disney is making to compensate for drop in park admissions, including further eroding the guest experience by axing popular street performances in it's Orlando Parks. All while Disney throwing Disney US Parks Chief Catherine Powell under the bus for the failures of the...

Duration:00:49:41

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 34 "Lose the Fountain, Save the Water"

9/23/2019
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Disney strives to save the ceremonial waters of the Epcot fountain while Freeform TV offers a behind the scenes look at Galaxy's Edge some controversy over who the first Jewish Disney princess really is. In entertainment news we'll get a sneak peak at the new queen of The Crown, an update on the controversial HBO special on Michael Jackson, a tragic reveal for 'Queer Eye' alumn Jonathan Van Ness and Will Smith's support for anti-bullying. And of course we'll wrap up with our Insightful...

Duration:00:50:39

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 33 "Conflicts and Letdowns"

9/16/2019
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Disney doing the right thing for a young man who wanted to help out victims of Hurricane Dorian while James Cameron comments on loosing the box office top spot. A review of the biggest let downs of the D23 Expo and Bob Iger steps down from the Apple board to avoid a conflict of interest. We say good bye to movie pass as it shuts it doors, Felicity Huffman as she shuffles off to prison and Eddie Money who succumbed to cancer. Then we'll finish up with a couple of great Insightful Picks of the...

Duration:00:52:06

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 32 "Headaches, Heroes and Helping Others"

9/9/2019
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Disney quietly extends it's Disney+ sale while getting sued over a headbump at Space Mountain and Robert Downey Jr. reprises his Tony Stark role in an upcoming Disney+ show. Sony closes the door on a Spider-Man deal with Disney while Robert Pattinson gives us some insight into becoming the next Batman and Jimmy Kimmel is inspired by a staffer to help support ALS research. As always we finish up with a couple of great insightful picks.

Duration:00:43:21

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 31 "Frozen in a Galaxy Far Far Away"

9/2/2019
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Galaxy's Edge launches to crowds and delays in Disney World while the TSA debates whether you can bring home your Star Wars inspired coke cans. Disney drops some play details of Frozen II while Snow White shows us what makes really makes a Disney vacation special. In entertainment news John Travolta leaves us scratching our heads wondering why he's still allow to present at awards shows, we take a look at the new Amazon Prime show Carnival Row before we take a look at the great SNL...

Duration:00:57:56

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 30 "Special Event: D23 Expo"

8/27/2019
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We dissect the three day Disney extravaganza in Anaheim California that is the largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo 2019. While it's impossible to cram three days of convention experience into a single podcast, we break down the most significant announcements and happenings in a concise and detailed analysis and make it easy to understand. From the Halcyon to the Campus we delve into all the major points in this comprehensive podcast.

Duration:00:56:06

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 29 "Recycling, Rebooting and Remembering"

8/26/2019
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This week we talk about the fate of the Spiderman franchise, a refreshing of the Carousel of Progress, and remembering a forgotten "nearly-was" Haunted Mansion changing portrait. Then we look at rebooting the Matrix franchise, updates on the new James Bond movie and Kevin Smith being tapped to recycle a beloved Mattel television hero from our childhood. All this and a couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week with a promise of a bonus episode this week covering the D23 Expo in California.

Duration:00:33:52

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 28 "Jedi, Mid-days and Deadnames"

8/19/2019
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This week we explore the rumors of a new Obi-Wan series starring Ewan McGregor, we look at a uncharacteristically discounted park ticket recently announced by Disney. In entertainment news we pay homage to Peter Fonda, look at some LGBTQ friendly policy changes at IMDB, get some Star Wars Rise of Skywalker news and take a look at the latest Star Wars Themed Barbies coming out of Mattel before wrapping with our Insightful Picks of the Week.

Duration:00:47:11

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 27 "Anniversaries, Earnings and The Boss"

8/12/2019
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This week we pay tribute to Disney's Haunted Mansion and it's 50th birthday celebration. We'll talk about some bundling deals with Disney+ and the future of media as Disney see's it before we talk about the Disney earnings reports. We'll discuss how the incompetent CEO of Disney Bob Iger is quick to justify is grotesquely generous salary by claiming credit for Disney successes he's had little involvement with but is equally quick to point the finger at others when success doesn't come as...

Duration:00:42:31

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 26 "Clueless in Disney"

8/5/2019
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This week we look at a rather irate mother who some claim was simply clueless in how to go about planner her Disney vacation. Then a follow up on Disney's tombstone controversy and we pay tribute to the voice of Minnie Mouse who we lost this past week. In Entertainment news it's mom-shaming over hair dying and some hefty fines for Katy Perry and others over Dark Horse. Then we'll finish up with a couple of very strong Insightful Picks of the Week in another great podcast.

Duration:00:44:02

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 25 "San Diego Comic-Con Special"

7/29/2019
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In our first event special we take a look at the flood of news that emerged from the 50th annual San Diego Comic Con. Marvel and Disney dominated with the roll out of long awaited details on Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We see how closely tied some of what we'll be seeing in the cinema will be tied to Disney's new subscription service Disney+. Then we look at the winners and losers to emerge from the mega-pop culture phenomenon of SDCC. We also steer you in the right directly to...

Duration:00:34:30

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 24 "Fight Clubs and Space Flight"

7/29/2019
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Disney is turning into a regular fight club with yet another fist fight at a Disney Park. We'll follow up on the score card from the last fight in Disneyland. Then we'll talk about how Disney is desperately clawing its way to the top movies spot with it's desperate attempts to unseat Avatar as the highest grossing movie ever with Avengers End Game. We'll look at some Doctor Who news, then a few articles about one of our favorite shows The Orville before we finish up with our Insightful Picks...

Duration:00:44:52

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 23 "Disney Livid About Disney"

7/22/2019
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This week we look at some of the harsh criticism lodged against the Disney Corporation and specifically Bob Iger by Disney heiress Abigail Disney. We look at some recently released details for Disney's new streaming media service. Then we'll talk about the partnership Disney and Spotify are engaged in. We'll take a moment to give Disney credit for honoring an american armed forces hero before we take a look at the latest teaser trailer for the new live action Mulan. We'll talk Emmy...

Duration:00:51:52

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 22 "Rabid Resistance"

7/15/2019
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In this week's podcast we dare to be stupid and get weird. We recap the Weird Al concert "Strings Attached" at the Met in Philadelphia. Then we look at just how Disney is doing it wrong on several fronts in our Disney Detective segment. We flash back to our child hood in Entertainment News with the possible revival of a favorite animated show and a few other items. Then we have yet another brief "In Memorial" segment before we wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week and a new media...

Duration:00:53:13

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 21 "MAD about Disney"

7/8/2019
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Disney Detective this week takes a look at some casting information regarding the new Live Action version of The Little Mermaid and Doctor Strange 2, we catch up with Aladdin and its performance a the box office. Then we take a look at changes coming to a favor magazine from years gone by, we talk about more news of the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland and we pay tribute to a former Laugh-In star who recently passed away. We finish up with a couple of great Insightful Picks of...

Duration:00:44:18

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 20 "Happy Anniversary Foolish Mortals"

7/1/2019
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This week's Disney Detective segment dives into news about Disney's Haunted Mansion's 50th anniversary at Disneyland. We'll take a look at how Toy Story 4 is doing at the box office then take a brief look at some casting news regarding the forthcoming live action version of The Little Mermaid. In Entertainment News we'll discuss whether Bond 25 is a cursed movie, we'll look at special casting news coming from the new Ghostbusters movie and we'll talk some celebrity weddings and deaths...

Duration:00:46:01

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 19 "Greedy Omens"

6/24/2019
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This week we take a look at the latest money grab opportunities that Disney is going after. From the re-release of Avengers: End Game to snatch another $45 million to the raising of annual passes at Disney World by as much as 25%. We'll scratch our heads as we try to figure out how a company that makes more money than God needs even more money. Even paying the outrageous salary of their CEO can't justify these latest money grabs. In Entertainment News we'll take a look at Robert Downy Jr....

Duration:00:53:19

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 18 "Marvelously Batty"

6/17/2019
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This week we take a look at Disney's plans to build a new Marvel Land in Disneyland, we check out the next extended trailer for Frozen 2 and look at some details release from France about the forthcoming sequel. In entertainment news we talk about Tailor Swift and an unscheduled appearance she made in support of a good cause, then we get our first look at some of the villains that are expected to be featured in the new "The Batman" movie trilogy in the works. We have two great new Insightful...

Duration:00:48:08

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 17 "Bells and Whistles"

6/10/2019
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Today we discuss some of the premium items available from Galaxy's Edge, Disney's attempts to repopulate the lions of Africa, Goose makes an appearance in the Captain Marvel bonus material. In entertainment news we talk about Robert Downey Jr. taking on a real life Tony Stark style initiative, we learn why you never ask a woman if she's pregnant, then we have some Lucifer news including wedding bells for Tom Ellis as well as Damien McGinty as well. We'll wrap up with our Insightful Picks...

Duration:00:44:13