Disney Detective looks at the recently published plan for the reopening of Disney World starting with a phase I approach that has Disney Springs partially opening. We’ll also look at Disney’s ‘Frozen’ show on Broadway becoming another apparent casualty of the COVID-19 situation.
In Star Wars Insights we’ll take a look at a Twitter storm surrounding comments made by Lucasfilm executive Matt Martin. More importantly, we’ll look at the fan reaction to his off the cuff comments and see just how passionate and how inappropriate the Star Wars fans can be when their franchise is threatened in any way.
Grease is the word in Entertainment News this week, replacing the Tony Awards broadcast with the Grease singalong. And news of a film adaptation of the Tony award winning smash hit “Hamilton” featuring the original cast which will be appearing on Disney+ in July.
As always we’ll finish up with a couple of Insightful Picks of the Week.
Disney+ continues to struggle with service outages and now accounts being hacked while the stars of Frozen get their own stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We find out why we can’t yet buy the adorable “Baby Yoda” from the new Mandalorian series and John Williams is back with his 71st Grammy nomination 58 years after his first.
In Entertainment News we hear from Aquaman’s Willem Dafoe on the state of superhero movies, Michael Jackson’s accusers are back in the news with their appeals and sad news that one of our favorite shows and past Insightful Pick of the Week Mindhunter won’t be coming back anytime soon.
We’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the Week, a programming note and a teaser for a special presentation we’re working on for the holidays. Another week and another great podcast.
Galaxy’s Edge launches to crowds and delays in Disney World while the TSA debates whether you can bring home your Star Wars inspired coke cans. Disney drops some play details of Frozen II while Snow White shows us what makes really makes a Disney vacation special. In entertainment news John Travolta leaves us scratching our heads wondering why he’s still allow to present at awards shows, we take a look at the new Amazon Prime show Carnival Row before we take a look at the great SNL contributions Leslie Jones has made in the wake of her departure from the show. We cap our entertainment news with a tribute to recently deceased Valerie Harper and close out with our Insightful Picks of the week.
This week we take a look at Disney’s plans to build a new Marvel Land in Disneyland, we check out the next extended trailer for Frozen 2 and look at some details release from France about the forthcoming sequel. In entertainment news we talk about Tailor Swift and an unscheduled appearance she made in support of a good cause, then we get our first look at some of the villains that are expected to be featured in the new “The Batman” movie trilogy in the works. We have two great new Insightful Picks of the Week followed by our after thoughts. All in all another great information packed podcast.