Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 80 “Mulan, Shuri and The Batman”

In our Disney Detective, Marriott is opening a New Hotel on WDW property. And Mulan on Disney+ without the fee? And a Boycott as well?
Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, ‘Disney Reportedly Has A Big Problem With The Mandalorian Season 2.
And for our Entertainment News, What is the fate for Black Panther? Chadwick Boseman Left Behind A Legacy & ‘Batman’ production halted due to Covid-19
And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 76 “Disney Magic with CBD”

Bag checks are in the news this week in our Disney Detective segment. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is implementing new Artificial Intelligence Bag Check Scanners that have already proven effective in speeding up lines and detecting illicit items such as weapons in Epcot. Then we’ll take a look at bag checks gone wild at Disney when 69 year old Hester Burkhalter was subjected to a bag check that ultimately led to her arrest and a full body cavity search after it was revealed that she was carrying CBD oil into the park. Finally we’ll take a look at the latest movie role that Tom Hanks will be taking on for Disney studios.

In Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy we’ll take a look at just how Star Wars got their titles wrong. A fan video shows that the titles of all nine primary Star Wars movies work much better when they are applied to different movies. The videos gives the alternative titles and their reasoning and will leave you wondering if perhaps there wasn’t a larger theme at play with the naming of the movies.

Entertainment news this week is all about Disney’s latest live action remake Mulan. In an unexpected change of policy speculated on in the podcast a few weeks ago Disney will be streaming the movie on Disney+ but with a catch. While that news was a welcome change of heart to most of us, one theater operator in France didn’t take the news so well. We have that story and his reaction this week as well.

We’ll finish this week up with a bit of a reversal of roles in our Insightful Picks of the Week, with Michelle highlighting a documentary and Joe a surprising non-documentary pick this week.

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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.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 23 “Disney Livid About Disney”

This week we look at some of the harsh criticism lodged against the Disney Corporation and specifically Bob Iger by Disney heiress Abigail Disney. We look at some recently released details for Disney’s new streaming media service. Then we’ll talk about the partnership Disney and Spotify are engaged in. We’ll take a moment to give Disney credit for honoring an american armed forces hero before we take a look at the latest teaser trailer for the new live action Mulan. We’ll talk Emmy nominations, tributes to the Apollo 11 50th anniversary and some “Good Omens” news. As usually we’ll wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week for another great podcast.

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