Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 62 “Alternatives and Options”

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.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 61 “Whipping up the Streams”

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.

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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 36 “A Lifetime of Happiness”

This week Disney in the news for a lawsuit alleging discrimination by an autistic man for their current queuing policy for disabled guests. After a rich year at the box office for Disney in 2019 we’ll take a look at the bleak outlook for the mega-company in the 2020 box office year. Then we’ll pay tribute to Disneyland’s customer number 1 from it’s opening day back in 1955.

Encouraging entertainment news indicates the screenwriter of the latest edition to the Star Wars movie franchise will settle the question of “Who is Rey”. Stranger Things is renewed for a fourth season and it’s creators Matt and Ross duffer sign a very lucrative multi-year contract to continue producing content. And finally we look at details just emerging on the much anticipated Billy Joel anthology TV series before we wrap up with our insightful picks of the week.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 30 “Special Event: D23 Expo”

We dissect the three day Disney extravaganza in Anaheim California that is the largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo 2019. While it’s impossible to cram three days of convention experience into a single podcast, we break down the most significant announcements and happenings in a concise and detailed analysis and make it easy to understand. From the Halcyon to the Campus we delve into all the major points in this comprehensive podcast.

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