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”.
It’s official, Disney saves the NBA season. Or at least some form of an NBA season that will be played out at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Florida. We also have an update on when Disneyland in California will reopen and the rules surrounding that reopening. And finally in Disney Detective we take a look at an update on our much anticipated Marvel shows WandaVision and Falcon and Winter Soldier.
Star Wars Insights take a walk down memory lane with a peak at how the original triology could have looked much different had different casting calls been made. Can you picture Al Pacino at Han Solo? Or William Katt as Luke Skywalker. It would certainly have been a very different movie. Then Jon Favreau gives us an update on Season 2 of the Mandalorian to get us through these dark times.
In Entertainment News we’ll take a look at Don Henley and his appeal to Congrats to change copyright law. As innocent as this may seem there could be far reaching consequences affecting every aspect of the internet, especially independent podcasters like us. We’ll watch the development of this story with great interest.
We’ll finish up with a couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week as we always do for another great show.
Take a virtual tour of Disneyland Pars or cook up any of seventeen Disney Park recipes to stay in the spirit of Disney parks. We’ll also discuss the challenges facing theme parks such as Disneyland, Disney World and other seasonal parks in the wake of extended Coronavirus closures and what the new “normal” will look like when we can try to start getting back to life as we knew it.
In Star Wars Insights we’ll take a look at some important developments in the character story of Darth Maul, how the latest episodes of Clone Wars sets up some key story points in Solo: A Star Wars Film and some story points in season 2 of The Mandalorian. We’ll also take a look at the recetnly announced eight part docuseries on The Mandalorian set to debut on Star Wars Day of this year and we’ll show you how to spice up your video conferencing options with some unique Star Wars backgrounds.
We’ll talk about the cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con in Entertainment News. But we’ll also offer you a plethora of virtual options to satisfy your convention fix including an alternative to the popular Free Comic Book day and a look at conventions around the world with Worldcon coming in July through August. And we’ll give a quick glimpse of the One World: Together at Home special featuring the Rolling Stones and other popular artists before we pay tribute to the recently departed Brian Dennehy. Then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week.
Disney continues to do their part to help us get through self quarantine by streaming Illuminations from Disneyland Paris as well as bringing musical magic to ABC with their Disney Family Singalong all while enjoying the delights of a homemade Dole Whip thanks to the publication of their famous recipe.
In entertainment news we are seeing other networks get in the spirit of bringing casts of favorite shows together us with the casts of Glee, SCTV, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and Jesus Christ Superstar all to keep us entertained at home during these challenging times. AMC is prepping a chatshow with Jeffrey Dean Morgain and his wife Hilarie Burton Morgan that will give us another option for quarantined programming. And for horror fans out there you can now take a virtual tour of Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania thanks to Google.
We also have a couple of really good fresh Insightful Picks of the Week that will help you get through your social distancing challenges.
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.
Star Wars is in the Disney Detective again this week with a new United Airlines Star Wars themed plan as well as Carrie Fishers daughter Billie Lourd’s thoughts on being the keeper of the Princess Leia legacy and we’ll look at Disney walking back some charges after a backlash and class action lawsuit.