This week our Disney Detective looks at specific steps Disney is taking to protect the players of the NBA as they resume their truncated season at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports. Annual Passholders may be penalized for violating their terms of service by selling exclusive merchandise swept up in the wake of the news of Splash Mountain being rethemed. And breaking news about changes to the planned revisions of Disney’s EPCOT theme park as a result of the current COVID-19 situation.
Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy has news on a new spin off series from the Clone Wars centered on the “Bad Batch” that premiered in the final season of Clone Wars. Headed up by Dave Filoni we’ll see the Star Wars animated world live on after all. We’ll also look at speculation of who the ready made villain of a new Star Wars show slated to launch in Disney+ in the near future and lead by Leslye Headland, creator of the Netflix series Russian Doll.
In Entertainment News we’ll look at the news of Tom Holland currently being in talks with Disney for a six movie deal to keep the Spiderman franchise going strong. Finally we’ll look at a story about a very special young man who played hero to his sister by saving her from a vicious dog attack and the outpouring of support from fictional heroes in the entertainment world, not the least of which is Tony Stark himself Robert Downey Jr.
Of course we’ll wrap with a couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week.
Disney to offer a vegan friendly menu at all of its dining locations in the parks while they sort out the overall lack of interest they’re facing with Star Wars Galaxy’s edge. Then we’ll look at some of the desperate moves Disney is making to compensate for drop in park admissions, including further eroding the guest experience by axing popular street performances in it’s Orlando Parks. All while Disney throwing Disney US Parks Chief Catherine Powell under the bus for the failures of the entire company, including the over paid Disney CEO Bob Iger.
This week we talk about the fate of the Spiderman franchise, a refreshing of the Carousel of Progress, and remembering a forgotten “nearly-was” Haunted Mansion changing portrait. Then we look at rebooting the Matrix franchise, updates on the new James Bond movie and Kevin Smith being tapped to recycle a beloved Mattel television hero from our childhood. All this and a couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week with a promise of a bonus episode this week covering the D23 Expo in California.
In this week’s podcast we dare to be stupid and get weird. We recap the Weird Al concert “Strings Attached” at the Met in Philadelphia. Then we look at just how Disney is doing it wrong on several fronts in our Disney Detective segment. We flash back to our child hood in Entertainment News with the possible revival of a favorite animated show and a few other items. Then we have yet another brief “In Memorial” segment before we wrap up with our Insightful Picks of the Week and a new media outlet to catch all of our shows in as an afterthought. Another news great news filled podcast.
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.