In today’s episode, after Scott identifies a little too closely with one of the co-stars of the movie they’ll be covering, our hosts dive into the development and production of the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest release, Moana. They also discuss the marketing, premiere, critical and popular response and their own thoughts. Tracey and Scott also present the final Forgotten Favorites segment of 2016 with a look back at the Country Bears Christmas Special. They also share a reminder about the Disneyland coin ring contest they’re running, share a couple of items from Jeremy of the Neverland Podcast, call over to the Main Street Cinema and wrap things up with a preview of their next episode.
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Episode Photo Gallery
Pictures of the Country Bear Christmas Special taken at Walt Disney World in December of 2004
Geek Prints and Gifts – supplier of the Disneyland Token Ring for our current conest.
People (10/07/2015): Meet the Next Disney Princess – and Get a First Look at Her Movie, Moana!
The New York Times (11/15/2016): How (and Why) Maui Got So Bing in Moana
Den of Geek (11/21/2016): Moana Directors Talk The Films Influences and Fun References
USA Today (11/22/2016): Moana poses challenges for The Rock, newcomer Auli’i Cravalho
Legion of Leia (10/2016): Disney Animator Eric Goldberg Talks Creating New Iconic Characters In Moana
Collider (11/21/2016): Moana: Dwayne Johnson & Lin-Manuel Miranda Got Emotional on Seeing the Finished Film
Inside the Magic (11/23/2016): Songwriter Opetaia Foa’i discusses his collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the music of Moana
Screen Slam (11/16/2016): Moana – Composer Mark Mancina Behind the Scenes Movie Interview
Reddit: I Found Flounder in Moana During You’re Welcome
The Hawaiian Airlines Moana Contest
USA Today (09/21/2016): Disney pulls offensive Moana Halloween costume
Entertainment Weekly (10/25/2016): Moana to be first Disney film translated into Tahitian language
Chicago Suntimes (11/24/2016): Short seen with Moana tracks battle of heart vs. mind
Forgotten Favorites – The Country Bears Christmas Special
Vintage Disneyland Tickets Blog (12/11/2009): Very Merry Christmas Party at Disneyland – December 13, 1985. This link contains a re-print of the Winter 1985 Disney Magazine that we referenced.
Jim Hill Media (12/18/2011): How the Imagineers came to create the “Country Bear Christmas Special” show
Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack/Deluxe Edition)
The Art of Moana
Other Places to Find Disney, Indiana
MouseLounge Disney Fan Podcast Directory
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