This week we look at how Bob Iger is apologizing for Disney’s copyright police strong arming a local PTA trying to raise a few bucks while at the same time a former Disney employee is sentenced for over $7,000 in Haunted Mansion props and Disney World plays host to Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and a lucky Make-A-Wish Recipient. We also talk about some new information trickling out about Disney’s Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Hotel.
In entertainment news we have a recently announced script rewrite of Doctor Strange 2, Pee-Wee Herman himself Paul Reubens is looking to stage a comeback. Then we pay homage to three outstanding actors we lost this week in Kirk Douglas, Robert Conrad and Orson bean before we end on a high note with our Insightful Picks of the Week.
Disney Detective explores some premier Disney actors calling the company out for some of the production choices. A lawsuit against the entertainment empire by an artist who feels their work was ripped off by Disney.
In a separate Star Wars segment we talk about release dates for the new Cassian Andor series in production for Disney+. Then we take a look at some test footage of a live action Star Wars show shot shortly after Revenge of the Sith which never saw the light of day. Then we take a look inside a Star Wars Themed LA mansion currently up for sale.
Entertainment news takes a look at one of our favorite Netflix shows The Crown. Originally scheduled for six seasons the show will now be wrapping up in it’s fifth season with Harry Potter Actress Imelda Staunton taking on the role of the Queen. We’ll finish up the show with another couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week.
We’ve got a packed show this week. In our Disney Detective segment well discuss news of the new “Obi-Wan” series recently announced for streaming on Disney+ , we’ll talk about who will be writing the script for Captain Marvel 2 and we’ll explore Disney’s strongarm tactics cracking down on unauthorized sale of Baby Yoda merchandise while Baby Jabba sweeps the internet.
In Entertainment news we’ll talk about updates on the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie, we see a familiar friend returning to the Star Trek world to reprise a beloved role in season 2 of Picard on CBS All Access. Then we’ll look at a touching tribute to a recently deceased BBC producer by the cast and crew of Doctor Who before we wrap up with our own touching tribute to the comedic genius of the late great Terry Jones.
As always we’ll wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week and some upcoming pop culture events you don’t want to miss.
Disney decides to drop the Fox name from 20th Century Fox and move forward with their own branded studio name after it’s acquisition of the aged studio giant. Jon Favreau gets schooled by George Lucas in his Joseph Campbell storytelling style while sharing a cute and cuddly picture of the Star Wars creator with Baby Yoda. Early rumors of a new Vader series possibly staring Hayden Christensen. AMC and Regal giving the cold shoulder to Netflix. Proper honors for Patrick Stewart in Hollywood and our Insightful Picks of the Week, all on this weeks episode.
How would you like an all expense paid trip to some of the best theme parks in the world, and get paid to go? Or maybe getting paid isn’t your thing, maybe you’d rather volunteer to work for free for one of the largest entertainment empires in the world. We talk about both of these in this weeks episode along with how well the Disney+ streaming service is going. We’ve also got Batman news, Thor news and American Horror story news along with our Insightful Picks of the Week on another great podcast this week.
Returning from the holiday we give you a deep dive into our adventures at Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We look at the overall ambiance, the vendors, the rides and the completely immersive feeling of actually being on the planet Batuu. It’s one of the most unique experiences we’ve ever had in over twenty trips to Walt Disney World in Florida. We’ve got footage of the experience, interactions with cast, building a lightsaber at Savi’s workshop and much of the Rise of the Resistance ride.
In entertainment news we’ll recap what was an incredible season finale of the Mandalorian then give our impressions, though not our rant on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. A fitting end to the saga that could have been a little more polished for our liking. All in all another great podcast.