TDC #181: Reunion Recap

Jennifer with Mickey and Minnie

Mickey and Minnie at the All Ears A Night of Sweet Bites and Street Lights

Jennifer had an absolutely fantastic time at WDW Today Reunion 2011 and All Ears December to Remember! And even a TouringPlans meet thrown in for good measure! Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh.

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Also see:

Dumbo, Stella, and Jennifer

Riding Dumbo! No guilt!

The StudiosCentral Team

Most of the StudiosCentral Team, at A Toast to All Podcasts, but Mostly WDW Today

CoP Meet

Crowds gather for the Carousel of Progress Meet

Jennifer as Statue of Liberty

Touring MK in Patricia headgear. (Ever notice that the acronym for Statue of Liberty is SOL?)

Joe and Melissa, two of my teammates at the Test a Touring Plan meet

Joe and Melissa, two of my teammates at the Test a Touring Plan meet

The Joezer

Meeting The Joezer!

Michelle and Jennifer

With my buddy Michelle, at WDW Today DE-serts and DE-lights

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TDC#73: The Fest That Dare Not Speak Its Name!!

Those-Darn-Cats-LG-LogoThis week, we are joined by The Skurvy Monkeys AND The Disney Dudes to talk about, well, you know what we mean, we just can’t actually SAY it…. but we are all just sure that this December will bring plenty of good, clean fun and festing for all the fans of the Mouse – especially since it sounds like both Cats will be in the hizz-ouse! This rambling round table goes off topic AND off color, we are counting on the Monkeys of course to do what they will with the “uncensored” version…

So what IS going on this December? Well…

We are sure there are TONS more – what will YOU be doing in the parks?  Up for a meet up or three? In addition to stalking Matt Hochberg and joining in on the many planned and spontaneous get-togethers sure to develop, tentative TDC plans may include:

  • 12/10 Yehaa Bob Sing Along
  • 12/11 am Segway Tour
  • There must be a time for the THIRD annual Girl’s Ride Out!

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TDC #63: Carousel of Feminist Progress

Ever thought about the role of women in Carousel of Progress, or other Disney Parks attractions? Well, if not, we’ve got some fodder for thought in this week’s show, in which we discuss this beloved ride from a feminist perspective.

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And, well, oops! Jennifer goofed when she said Rosey Grier was a 1970s football player….that career ended in the 1960s, which doesn’t make him any less cool or feminist, just older! And why do we call him a feminist? Well, for one thing, he recorded the song you’ve heard on the show, from the TV special Free to Be You ande Me, encouraging boys to let their feelings show and not be trapped in that tired old stereotype that boys can’t cry. Plus, the man could do a mean needlepoint, I tell you.


It’s Alright to Cry

And hey, since we’ve all been reminiscing so much about Michael Jackson lately, how about this clip, also from Free to Be You and Me?


When We Grow Up

TDC #59: Star Tours Two-Point-Noooooooo!

The Cats and The Watchamacallit with Matt Hochberg of Studios Central at Star Wars Weekends 2008

The Cats and The Watchamacallit with Matt Hochberg of Studios Central at Star Wars Weekends 2008

We sure do love our Star Tours! Not that we don’t get distracted by other things of course, including Jeff W’s karaoke hit, Disney Mountain High.

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Okay peeps, surely you’ve heard the rumors all over the interwebs about Star Tours 2.0, but here’s some handy links in case you’ve fallen behind:

We also recommend trolling for new rumors over at the StudiosCentral.com community forums, where there’s a current thread discussing the Slashfilm article above.

TDC #58 Happy Birthday, Donald!

Donald’s Birthday is being celebrated all over the place, even on Those Darn Cats! We begin with a little project we’ve been working on for a while – who says we’ve all had enough with all the Disney podcasts? Certainly not Cats 1 & 2!  In our discussion segment, we are joined by the Whatchamacallit in discussing Donald’s 75th.  In the podcast, you might also hear about:

So tell us, are YOU a Donald fan? Perhaps just a Duck fan in general? Do you think any Disney characters attract a certain….. “type”? If so, we’d LOVE to hear about it!!!!!

Run, Lisa, Run!!!!! or Those Darn Cats, Episode #35

2009_01110013OK – Cat#2 is still in a post half marathon semi-coma AND has to go to work soon…. Sooooooo, our show notes are somewhat abbreviated… But hasn’t it been said that a picture is worth a thousand words?  Yes? Well, here are a few thousand for you – Enjoy!!

 

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"If Bruce Dickinson says it needs more cowbell....."

 

 A few other post-marathon weekend resources include:

me-line

Nightmare at MCO

 
 
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TDC#27: Listener Feedback

It’s our second listener feedback show! This week we read some letters, talk to the Watchamacallit about High School Musical 3, announce a third Those Darn Cats MouseFest Meet, and throw in a couple classic Disneyland radio ads.

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After listening to the Watchamacallit’s comments, you can be sure that Jennifer’s gonna go to the HSM3 pep rally at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during MouseFest, so that he doesn’t have to suffer through attending it with her next time they’re at WDW together!

And hey Jon: Jennifer forgot to say that no, she’s never seen Where the Red Fern Grows…. but now she knows not to! (Hey Lisa, have you seen it?) And she couldn’t find a picture of the tiny little people from Mulholland Drive…but please trust her, they are super creepy!

TDC #26: MouseFest or Bust!

We are very proud to be Underwriting Sponsors of MouseFest 2008! And of course you know we’ve got some meets planned…and some other peoples’ meets to get to….and of course there’s the MegaMouse Meet….oh what the heck, we’ve just gotta point you at the whole MouseFest schedule!

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We do hope that those of you who are headed to MouseFest will join us for our Those Darn Cats meets:

Friday, December 12
“Fish are Friends, Not Food” Finding Nemo the Musical Meet with Those Darn Cats
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom (In the “Finding Nemo, The Musical” queue)

Please join Those Darn Cats for “Finding Nemo – the Musical.” Look for the Cats in line outside the theater and we will take in the first showing of this amazing musical together!

Exact time TBA, but anticipate attending the first show, and meeting in line ~ 11:00 am (for an 11:30 show).

Hosts: Jennifer and Lisa / Those Darn Cats

RSVP requested but not required (please e-mail podcast@thosedarncats.net)

Sunday, December 14
2nd Annual Girls Ride Out Haunted Mansion Meet
Time: 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Location: Magic Kingdom (Liberty Square, outside the Haunted Mansion Queue )

Join the Cats outside the Haunted Mansion for a thrilling, chilling adventure through the Haunted Mansion! Everyone is invited, but this morning, Ladies ride first!

No RSVP is necessary, but don’t forget to bring your…death certificate!!!!!!

Hosts: Jennifer and Lisa / Those Darn Cats

No RSVP necessary

And hey, as of this writing it looks like it’s not too late to register for MouseFest. You don’t have to register to attend…but registration does have some special benefits. We hope to see you in December!

TDC#25 All About the Worldly Wonder Pets!

credit to urch’s flickr stream!

So the Cats have a soft spot for our own furry children- it’s true! Though we won’t be traveling to the World with our furry family members anytime soon, Bryan Ripper from All About the Mouse joins us to discuss the ins and outs of bringing your dogs – and maybe other creatures? – to the kennels on property. For further info on this subject and the upcoming changes, you might want to check out some of these links:

   Fourtunately, the Wonder Pets are around to help save a puppy in need of those thrice daily kennel walks, the Watchamacallit rejoins us to briefly discuss our stay at the Nickelodeon Hotel in Orlando, and Jeff W. kicks things off with a song sure to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Hurry back and leave us your comments and go by iTunes and leave us a review!

Happy Halloween and Dios de los Muertos!

TDC 23 – Guilty Podcasters Unite!

Nobody can possibly know everything about Disney, right? Well, except maybe that Mongello guy, and Scopa since he’s had soooo long to learn it all. But hey, one of us Cats has a bit of a guilty conscience, and we at Those Darn Cats are all about sharing from the depts of our hearts.

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We also have our first ever Poetry Corner – if YOU have an original Disney inspired poem, please share it!!! Then, the Wachamacallit reminisces about Buzz Lightyear’s sarcastic attitude problem, and we invite you all to join us at MouseFest 2008 for two Those Darn Cats Meets:

Friday, December 12
“Fish are Friends, Not Food” Finding Nemo the Musical Meet with Those Darn Cats
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom (In the “Finding Nemo, The Musical” queue)

Please join Those Darn Cats for “Finding Nemo – the Musical.” Look for the Cats in line outside the theater and we will take in the first showing of this amazing musical together!

Exact time TBA, but anticipate attending the first show, and meeting in line ~ 11:00 am (for an 11:30 show).

Hosts: Jennifer and Lisa / Those Darn Cats

RSVP requested but not required (please e-mail podcast@thosedarncats.net)

Sunday, December 14
2nd Annual Girls Ride Out Haunted Mansion Meet
Time: 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Location: Magic Kingdom (Liberty Square, outside the Haunted Mansion Queue )

Join the Cats outside the Haunted Mansion for a thrilling, chilling adventure through the Haunted Mansion! Everyone is invited, but this morning, Ladies ride first!

No RSVP is necessary, but don’t forget to bring your…death certificate!!!!!!

Hosts: Jennifer and Lisa / Those Darn Cats

No RSVP necessary

Rumor has it we shall even have a minion in attendance for the meets….and really, who doesn’t need a minion around?