Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 79 “Queen, Halloween and Haunted Mansion’s Return to the Silver Screen”

In our Disney Detective, looks like Halloween is coming to the Magic Kingdom next month… Disneyland Extends Cast Member Furloughs, But There May Be Hope For Reopening?

Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, ‘The Mandalorian’ Star Hints at Moff Gideon’s Darksaber Battles in Season 2. Imagineer Scott Trowbridge Drops Exciting Galaxy’s Edge News

And for our Entertainment News, Queen + Adam Lambert have a new CD/DVD coming this fall… and a New Haunted Mansion Movie!
And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week and a tribute to Chadwick Bosemen.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 75 “Delays, Distancing and Disappointments”

Just what is the cost of staying safe at Disney World during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ll get the inside scoop from so Disney employees. We’ll also look at some of the unique Disney Park items coming up for auction this month as Disney hosts the “Disneyland: The First 65 Years” auction in Sherman Oaks California on August 15th and 16th.

Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy gives us some disappointing news about delays in three of the as yet untitled Star Wars movies on the horizon due to the COVID-19 crisis. We;ll also take a behind the scenes look at the true inspiration for Supreme Leader Snoke from the man who designed the character.

In Entertainment news we have some additional delays due to COVID-19. Films like “A Quiet Place 2”, “Top Gun: Maverick” and even a sequel to “Sonic The Hedgehog” are all getting delayed release dates. We’ve got all the details on that as well as our take on the digital versus cinematic release methods currently in play in the industry.

We’ll round out the show with a couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week. But before we go we’ll talk a bit about how well Comiccon@home did as a virtual San Diego Comic Con this year and whether it’s a model worth exploring in future years.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 73 “Crowning a New Head of Lucasfilm?”

This week’s Disney Detective explores the cautious reopening of Downtown Disney in California. We’ll also take a look at a rather comedic take on a malfunctioning audio-animatronic in Carousel of Progress. We’ll then take a look at an extremely talented 20 year old Tik Tok artist who seems to have captured the attention of a number of notable Disney people.

Star Wars Insights explores the rumored future of the franchise. Will Kathleen Kennedy be stepping away from Lucasfilm to pursue her own female-centric production company. This comes from the same source who suggested a radical move by Disney to explain away the sequel trilogy where many fans thing they took the franchise off course. It’s an interested set of rumors, innuendo and convenient timing that are combined into some fascinating if not a bit far fetched theories.

Entertainment News explores how San Diego Comic-Con will be coming to you at home this year. We’ll talk about the recently announced 6th season of the Crown. We’ll also take a look at the schedule of Great Performances that PBS will be releasing for us to enjoy a little bit of Broadway at home.

We’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week were we both give our take on the recently released Hamilton on Disney Plus. Another great show!

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 72 “Resetting the Mountain, Erasing the Saga”

We’re back this week after an unplanned break with a full show. In Disney Detective we talk about the major changes coming the Splash Mountain. Then we’ll examine the delays with the previously planned July 17th reopening of Disneyland. We’ll finish up with a look at a recent lawsuit victory for Disney regarding accessibility and it’s Fast Pass system.

Star Wars Insights takes a look at the many pseudonyms of Mark Hamill and his cameos throughout the later Star Wars projects that Disney has undertaken. We’ll examine a new book that suggests there was only one Jedi who could have stopped the rise of the Empire. We’ll finish up with some wild speculation and some connecting of the dots that suggest Disney might have a way to erase the much maligned sequel trilogy and start over.

Entertainment News will talk about a much loved Marvel Cinematic Universe star who will not be making an appearance in the final season of Agents of SHIELD despite the current time traveling story line being a perfect opportunity for the crossover. And Disney World Rival and Comcast owned Universal Orlando plans on moving forward with its Halloween celebration despite Disney’s cancellation of their own version of the event in the COVID-19 conditions.

Then we’ll finish up with a couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week in this Independence Day themed show. Another great podcast coming at you this week!

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 71 “The Dark Side of Cancellations”

This week Disney Detective investigates attempts by unionized Disneyland employees to delay the planned July 9th opening of the park for safety reasons. Disney World cancels all occurrences of the “Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party for 2020 due to social distancing concerns. Disney World begins testing a new hand-off security back check at Disney Springs that could revolutionize mass security scans for public facilities.

Star Wars Insights will delve into the bad news of Star Wars Celebration 2020’s cancellation and when we can expect to see the popular fan convention return. We also take a peak behind the scenes to see what the Adam Driver inspired back story for his character Kylo Ren might have been in a special Father’s Day related story.

Entertainment News takes a look at a scheduling change and the extension of eligibility window for the 93rd Academy Awards. We’ll also explore plans for San Diego Comic-Con to move to a Virtual Convention format free for all to experience the unique event along with exclusive merchandise and much more.

We’ll wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week. This week we’ll highlight The Great Debate from Syfy and World War II: Total War on Amazon Prime. Stick around at the end for some after thoughts on upcoming convention news as well.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 70 “A Splash of Soccer”

Disneyland Resort releases details of it’s reopening plan starting on July 17th, the parks 65th anniversary. Disney saves another sport, this time Major League Soccer will be housing it’s next active tournament at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. And Disney faces backlash over Splash Mountain and it’s “Song of the South” based theme.

In Entertainment News we take a look at the trademark battle brewing between the United States Space Force and Netflix’s Space Force for international merchandising. Then we’ll close out the show with two great Insightful Picks of the Week. Michelle will talk about the Amazon Prime documentary “Bettie Page Reveals All’. Joe highlights the Netflix documentary “History 101”.

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