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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 42 "Disney Plussing the PC"

11/18/2019
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By all accounts Disney+ is a smash success...or is Disney just fibbing on their subscriber numbers? We'll talk subscriptions and some controversial decisions and disclaimers on some content from the new streaming network. We'll also look at some exceptionally rare Disney items coming up for auction. Daisey Ridley gives us four words to describe The Rise of Skywalker, Spongebob's Squidward is getting a spinoff and new movie while Nickelodeon throws it's had into the streaming service market...

Duration:00:57:39

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 41 "May The Flight Be With You"

11/11/2019
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Star Wars is in the Disney Detective again this week with a new United Airlines Star Wars themed plan as well as Carrie Fishers daughter Billie Lourd's thoughts on being the keeper of the Princess Leia legacy and we'll look at Disney walking back some charges after a backlash and class action lawsuit. DC is in the Entertainment news with casting details for some of the villains in the next installment of the Batman franchise as well as Box Office profitability news on the results of the...

Duration:00:40:39

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 40 "Vampires, Zombies and More"

11/4/2019
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It's an all Star Wars Disney Detective this week as we try to figure out why Disney seems to want to hide Hayden Christensen. Some sage words of advice from Anthony Daniels on the lead up to the next Star Wars Movie and some candid thoughts Lawrence Kasdan on why Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn't much of a success. In entertainment news we look at thew new Dracula series coming to Netflix, then we talk Walking Dead with some of the shows stars swearing off a popular convention and Daryl...

Duration:00:36:00

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 39 "Lies and Allegations"

10/28/2019
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We explore a lot of Marvel and Star Wars news in our Disney Detective this week. Jeremy Renner may loose his Hawkeye role over allegations made by his ex-wife. Ewan McGregor confesses to lying to the fans for four years about the continuing story of Obi-Wan, and Mark Hamill sums up the final Last Jedi Trailer perfectly. In Entertainment News Martin Scorsese gets some backing by Francis Ford Coppola in his crusade against super hero movies, while Jon Favreau addresses those criticisms. We'll...

Duration:00:44:51

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 38 "A Marvelous Proposal"

10/21/2019
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We start this week off with a brief editorial on the strong arm tactics of Disney Entertainment which resulted in us having to edit out scenes from a recent Disney trailer. Then we move on to discuss the new VR experience Avengers: Damage Control, we'll take a look at a new promotion that will pay participants $1,000 to binge watch Disney movies and take a look at a heart warming experience by Captain Marvel herself Brie Larson at a recent convention. In entertainment news Martin Scorsese...

Duration:00:44:49

Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 37 "Dude, Where's My Ride"

10/14/2019
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People are stealing Disney rides, the Little Mermaid Live adds a 'Glee' Alum and we get some details on the new "Behind the Attraction" Docuseries that will be premiering sometime in the near future on the Disney+ streaming service. In Entertainment news Samuel L. Jackson has some choice words for Martin Scoresese, the return of the Animaniacs, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is going on a Jungle Cruise, and Mark Hamill is shooting a new movie in the podcasts neck of the woods. A brief "In...

Duration:00:54:04

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