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Skywalking Through Neverland is a Star Wars/Disney, fan-focused Podcast. We cover Star Wars, Disney and pop culture fandom and their passions that surrounds us, penetrates us and binds us all together as instantaneous friends!




184: In The Beginning There Was COLIN CANTWELL

This episode features Colin Cantwell, original designer and model maker on Star Wars 1975-1977! How did he come up with the X-Wing design? What did the original Millennium Falcon look like? Why is there a Death Star trench? He answers these questions, plus tells us about his time at NASA during the moon landings and so much more. In a word: Incredible. BB-8 On The Run is a beautifully illustrated book released by Disney-Lucasfilm Press on Force Friday. Written by Drew Daywalt and...

Duration: 01:36:08

183: John Williams LIVE and Force Friday Fun

Force Friday II is upon us! We spent the midnight madness with James Burns (JediNews), Tricia Barr (FanGIRL Blog / Fangirls Going Rogue) and BJ Priester (FanGIRL Blog / Hyperspace Theories) and recorded our adventure as it happened, from Toys R Us to The World of Disney Store! (CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN PORGS) John Williams LIVE at the Hollywood Bowl! It just so happened that Force Friday II included a HUGE Skywalker Meet-up at the Hollywood Bowl, and John Williams conducted his own music from...

Duration: 02:26:37

182: Exploring Star Wars Through Super Graphics

Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far Far Away blew us away with just how brilliant Star Wars in graphic form can be. So we invited Tim Leong, designer and author, on the show so he could tell us all about the making of this incredible book. And right after our discussion with Tim we’ll tell you how YOU could win a copy of this book courtesy of Chronicle Books! Joshua Shaffer, author of Discovering the Magic Kingdom: An Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Guide joins us to...

Duration: 01:43:44

181: Kenobi Theories

It’s time to put on your thinking caps: What do YOU want an Obi-Wan Kenobi stand-alone movie to be about? We asked several Skywalkers and invited Obi-Shawn (Shawn Crosby of to weigh in on the show. Star Wars Book Reviews! Jocasta Drew Kaplan (Star Wars Maven) and Nitzan Harel joins us to review 99 Stormtroopers Join the Empire and Star Wars Super Graphic: A Visual Guide to a Galaxy Far Far Away from Chronicle Books. Also on this episode: WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL...

Duration: 01:49:39


We’re stepping back in time to talk PETE’S DRAGON (1977) with Anthony Fox (MousePire Podcast). Along the way we compare and contrast with 2016’s PETE’S DRAGON and marvel at what made it past the censors in the 1970’s. Several listeners wrote in with their comments and memories of the film. Fun Fact: Jim Dale (who plays Dr. Terminus) reads all the Harry Potter U.S. versions of the audio books and he is incredible. Lends new credibility to the Dr. Terminus of PETE’S DRAGON. If you’ve never...

Duration: 01:20:36

180: James Arnold Taylor is Skywalking through Neverland

James Arnold Taylor (voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Fred Flintstone, Spider-Man, Ratchet and hundreds more) is not talking to just himself today, he’s Skywalking through Neverland with us! JAT’s YouTube Channel has been blowing up the charts with awesome shows like Clone Wars Conversations, Ask JAT & JAT Vlog, and he’s here to tell us all about them. The amazing voice actor was feeling chatty so there may just be some exciting **EXCLUSIVE REVEALS**! **read in a deep, announcery voice** Disney’s...

Duration: 01:37:14

179: Can You Tell Me How To Get To MARK HAMILL DR.?

Mark Hamill gets an honorary street, Michael Kramer (The LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures composer) stops by to chat and we say a fond farewell to Imagineer Marty Sklar. Skywalker and photographer Brian Sims brings us exclusive audio and his first-hand account of Mark Hamill receiving his honorary street name in San Diego on “Mark Hamill Day” - July 30, 2017. Brian was able to ask Mark Hamill a question face-to-face! We are so excited to celebrate the release of Season 2 of LEGO...

Duration: 01:43:43

178: Tom Hodges Star Wars Dream Park vs. Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars Artist Tom Hodges (HodgesArt) joins us to discuss his Star Wars Land “Dream Park” concept that he illustrated for 2010’s Star Wars Celebration 5 and how that compares to the new Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! We also talk more D23 Expo, including great coverage of the Animation and Live Action Panels as Tom is a HUGE Star Wars / Disney fan. He describes the Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet scene just beautifully. Russell Flores (author of Seen, Unseen Disneyland) joins us...

Duration: 01:39:15

177: Skywalking Through D23 Expo 2017, Part 1

D23 Expo 2017. We were there and we bring you personal experiences, Imagineer interviews and amazing sound bytes from panels and roundtables we recorded throughout the weekend, all on 6 hours sleep! Here is what to expect on this episode: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the Star Wars HotelDonald WicksRoxanne Wicks, Shawn “Obi-Shawn” CrosbyKrypton RadioAnya ValdezMichael GiacchinoImagineer Interview with Chris Beatty on Star Wars: Galaxy’s EdgeTangled: The Series PanelMandy Moore, Zachary...

Duration: 02:20:55

176: Forces of Destiny Comprehensive Breakdown

Journey through Star Wars: Forces of Destiny with Johnamarie Macias (The Wookiee Gunner / Rebels Chat / Galactic Fashion)! This is a comprehensive breakdown of these bite-sized morsels of Star Wars 2D animated goodness, from animation to story. Sabine and Leia, Ahsoka and Padme, Rey and BB-8, what’s not to love? Before we dive into these episodes, we play a few highlights from the Heroines of Star Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando - the panel where Forces of Destiny was first...

Duration: 02:08:45

175: Inside LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures with Bob Roth & Bill Motz

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season 2 is coming, and we are delighted to have special guests Bob Roth and Bill Motz, the creators of the show, for a really fun discussion. We’ll be talking about what’s to come in this second season which premieres July 31 on Disney XD. I don’t want to give anything away but it is a Hoojib-tastic conversation. The first episode of Season 2 for LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures aired 6/17/2017, so we review "Trouble on Tibalt". What did...

Duration: 01:23:05

174: Skywalking through the Clone Wars Micro-Series

MINI-SERIES CONTINUED - We discuss Genndy Tartakovsky’s STAR WARS: CLONE WARS micro-series as part of our lead-up to FORCES OF DESTINY. We are joined by our book reviewer, Jocasta Drew (Drew Kaplan of and Skywalker Nitzan Harel for a great discussion on Part 2 of this ground-breaking animated series. (Part 1 can be found here) Padme’s snow bunny outfit, Asajj Ventress’ death(??) and Mace Windu’s ability to wield the Force. Father’s Day garnered two exciting experiences...

Duration: 01:39:27

173: I. Am. Speed. CARS 3

CARS 3 rolled out on June 16th, 2017, so we called on the BIGGEST Cars fan we know - Teresa Delgado (Disney Vault Talk / Fangirls Going Rogue)!! She also happens to be a latina from Texas, eerily similar to Cristela Alonzo (voice of Cruz Ramirez). So we have thoughts and feelings about the messages of this film. The Cars 3 coverage continues as we bring you amazing insight from the Cars 3 Press Conference Richard and Sarah attended in Anaheim last week. Teresa also joins us for this...

Duration: 01:44:53

FULL AUDIO: CARS 3 Press Conference

Here is the complete audio from CARS 3 Press Conference featuring the producer, director and cast. On June 10th, Walt Disney Studios and Pixar held the Global Press Conference at the Anaheim Convention Center. Featuring Owen Wilson (voice of “Lightning McQueen”), Armie Hammer (voice of “Jackson Storm”), Cristela Alonzo (voice of “Cruz Ramirez”), Kerry Washington (voice of “Natalie Certain”), CARS 3 Director Brian Fee, CARS 3 Producer Kevin Reher. The 2nd panel consisted of the Director and...

Duration: 00:47:03

Classic Marvel Star Wars Comics #14

In this episode we look at 1978’s Star Wars #14: THE SOUND OF ARMAGEDDON. Richard brings stories from his past with these comics, including a shoplifting story (*gasp*), Sarah is the newbie with thoughts on reading them for the first time. And Star Wars artist Randy Martinez brings his professional artists eye to these issues. Let’s check out this issue #14. Title: "THE SOUND OF ARMAGEDDON" Release Date: May 9, 1978 Writer: Archie Goodwin Consulting Editor: Jim Shooter Penciller:...

Duration: 01:25:43

172: Summer of Heroes

It’s a Superhero Extravaganza! From WONDER WOMAN (2017) to Summer of Heroes at DCA, we’re hooked on a feeling. The new ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission: Breakout! just opened at Disney’s California Adventure, along with a whole slew of Avenger activities, food and shows. Naturally we had to check it out and report back. Anthony Fox (MousePire Podcast), Bekah Goodman (Bekah's Buttons) and Josh Taylor (Network 1901) joined in our discussion of all the new experiences. Here's a playlist...

Duration: 01:42:40

171: Creature Performer Dee Tails

Dee Tails is a Creature Performer, actor and singer that has the good fortune of being in both THE FORCE AWAKENS and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. He shares anecdotes from the set, how he became a creature performer and his infectious personality. Our Things We Want To Share segment is full of Star Wars 40th Anniversary fun! We recap a screening and Director Q & A of 5-25-77 The Movie. The full Q & A with Director Patrick Read Johnson, actor Colleen Camp and more can be found...

Duration: 02:21:46

170: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Wars with Producer Gary Kurtz

We are honored to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars with film producer Gary Kurtz - the man that produced some of the most influential films of all time including American Graffiti, Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Dark Crystal. Mr. Kurtz shares stories from the set, as well as giving his own opinion on the new generation of Star Wars films under the Disney umbrella. This producer is still producing, and he shares with us some hints about his next 3 projects....

Duration: 02:12:24

169: A Day on the Set of The Empire Strikes Back

How would you like to spend a day on set of The Empire Strikes Back? This week we get to live vicariously through Matthew Pak, who won a Bantha Tracks Contest and got to do just that! Reading lines with Carrie Fisher, lunch with Harrison Ford, an interview with producer Gary Kurtz. Matthew’s stories are unreal. Do you remember reading about this contest in the Official Star Wars Fan Club Magazine and Starlog Magazine? NEW MINI-SERIES - Genndy Tartakovsky’s STAR WARS: CLONE WARS...

Duration: 02:22:45

168: Star Wars Day Around The World!

May the 4th Be With You - Star Wars Day - is now celebrated around the world! We check in with Disneyland Paris, Las Vegas and right here in Los Angeles for an interview-packed episode. Martin Keeler attended “Star Wars Soiree” at Disneyland Paris with DJ Elliot. This is the first after-hours, hard-ticketed event Disneyland Paris has ever done. Martin gives us the details and whether or not “Star Wars Soiree” will return next year. On May the 4th, we moderated a DK panel and signing for...

Duration: 01:46:43

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