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Book of the Mouse Club

May 10, 2022

Walk down the middle of Mainstreet USA and have a corndog with Walt Disney himself! At least you can imagine you are when you read Marcy Carriker Smothers’ books “Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food” and “Walt’s Disneyland: A Walk in the Park with Walt Disney.” In a follow up to episode #70,...


Apr 12, 2022

<3 4Townies 4ever!! <3 Thanks to Chronicle Books, Courtney and Emily are transported back to 2002 in “The Art of Disney Pixar Turning Red” by Pete Doctor and Domee Shi. Disney and Pixar’s latest film is rooted in nostalgia, the turbulence of adolescence, and ride or die family and friends. The episode includes a...


Mar 29, 2022

Happy Women’s History Month! Courtney and Emily discuss Disney Editions’ recent publication, “Women of Walt Disney Imagineering: 12 Women Reflect on Their Trailblazing Theme Park Careers.” This is a collaborative work by twelve former Imagineers who share their stories of designing themed experiences for park...


Mar 9, 2022

It was all started by a …rabbit? The rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit were reacquired by Walt Disney Company in 2006, but prior to his homecoming, few people knew about Walt’s first cartoon character. Oswald was left to a few  paragraphs or the footnotes of Disney history books, until David Bossert came along. In...


Feb 25, 2022

Walt Disney once said “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” And Walt was right. Over 60 years later, Disneyland has evolved to include new lands, attractions, and a second park. But what was the park like from 1955-1966 when Walt walked down...