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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 59 “A Horse of a Different Color”

Disney announces it’s keeping it’s parks close indefinitely during the Coronovirus outbreak, but continuing to pay it’s park workers. In a sea of disturbing news we get a nice feel good story as Disney’s Animal Kingdom welcomes a new as yet to be named Zebra foal to the park.

Details start to emerge on Season 2 of The Mandalorian as folks in the UK can finally stream the new Star Wars series with the debut of Disney’s streaming service in that country. We have some rumors and details of the Rogue One Prequel slated for Disney+. And Mark Hamill celebrates the anniversary of his first day of shooting a New Hope.

In Entertainment news Patrick Stewart shares a special message and a treat from CBS All Access. Doctor Who celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary return to network television. And current Doctor Who Jody Whittaker shares an in character message of hope and encouragement for everyone trying to get through the COVID-19 situation.

We’ll finish up with two great Insightful Picks of the Week, a new television show and a book review from another popular Sci-Fi franchise.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 58 "Surviving Social Distancing"

Disney World is in the news this week doing their part to help through the current crisis by donating foot to a local food bank. Then we’ll give you some ways to pass the time at home with some virtual rides of Disney’s popular parks. We’ll look at Abigail Disney’s reaction to masses of people flocking to Disney parks before their closure to combat the virus. And Disney releases Onward for digital download early to help the folks at home get through these troubled times.

In Star Wars Insights we take a look at the revival of a much beloved character moving from animation to real live action in the upcoming season of The Mandalorian and who has been picked to play the role.

Entertainment news highlights what TV’s fictional hospitals are doing to help combat the spread of the virus. We’ve also got an update on the copyright suit against Katy Perry and Universal Pictures gets into the spirit of giving as it drops some of their content for early on demand streaming for home viewers.

As always we’ll finish up with a few of our Insightful Picks of the Week that will surely help you get through these tough times.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 57 "Coping with COVID-19"

This week we can’t avoid talking about the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact it is having across all industries and around the world has had a significant impact on the entertainment industry. From the shuttering of shows on Broadway, to Disney closing down their parks to various television shows currently in production around the world shutting down and sending their cast home the impact is huge.

We also take a look at a few ways to get your entertainment fix even with so much shut down and with so many people facing some degree of isolation due to the pandemic. The current emergency is scary and far reaching, but we will see this through and come out of it stronger and hopefully somewhat entertained during the process.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 56 "Making Hollywood Magical"

With the opening of the new Mickie and Minnie ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios we take a look at the history of what was once considered the sleepiest theme park in Disney’s collection. We’l explore how this “half day” park has been transformed into a premier destination attraction in just the last few years. From Toy Story Land to Star War’s: Galaxy’s Edge we’ll explore how Hollywood Studio’s has once again reinvented itself.

Star Wars Insights will take a quick look at a romantic proposal in Disneyland’s Galaxy Edge. A rainbow sea of iconic lightsabers lit the way for a special couple to share their love and passion for the Star Wars universe and for each other, culminating in a marriage proposal for the ages. It’s truly a sight to see and we’ve got the video for your convenience.

The Coronavirus infects our Entertainment News segment this week forcing the cancellation or postponement of several iconic entertainment related events. We take a look at how this world wide outbreak is effecting the entertainment industry in ways no one thought it would and we explore what the future impact on the entertainment industry might be.

We’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week, a quickly look at some upcoming events and close the show out with a fantastic performance by a friend of the show Dan Fooks.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 55 "Bobbing for CEOs"

Bob Iger is, Bob Chapek is in. Disney continues with it’s fascination for men named Bob at the top. We learn a little bit more about who the new head of Disney is and what makes him tick. We also look at a scary boat sinking on the Jungle Cruise…or was it just a publicity stunt for the new movie?

Star Wars Insights takes a look at how the new Star Wars: High Republic storylines might be able to correct the latest sequel trilogy mistakes made by Disney. Then we’ll take a look at some of the cutting edge filming techniques that give production of The Mandalorian a leg up on production costs and time.

Our Entertainment News investigates reports that Steven Spielberg has quit as the director of the as yet unnamed fifth edition to the Indiana Jones series, causing an uproar among fans. And Mulan is still stirring up controversy overseas with it’s pending release in Hong Kong and mainland China.

We’ll wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week and a look at some upcoming conventions and shows to keep an eye on.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 54 "Odd Jobs, Make Overs and Baby Yoda"

What’s it like being a real Disney Princess? We talk details of what it’s like being a “face” character at the happiest place on Earth and the various challenges you might not realize one in such an outwardly prestigious position might encounter. We’ll also take a look at the upcoming make over of Cinderella Castle for the movie’s 70th anniversary before we talk about why Bob Iger things Tom Holland owes him a pint.

In our Star Wars Insights section we’ll explore talk of a new Star Wars movie in the works, discuss our thoughts on a recent fan petition for a director’s cut of Rise of Skywalker and get a first glimpse at the newest Baby Yoda animatronic doll premiering at Toy Fair in New York.

As always we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week and a look ahead at some of the upcoming shows and conventions we’ll be looking to cover for the show.