Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 81 “Walking Dead or Dead Man Walking”

In our Disney Detective, Disney World & Rivals shift into Survival Mode & An Old Favorite at Hollywood Studios might be gone for good.

Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, ‘OBI-WAN KENOBI Star Ewan McGregor On The Legacy Of The Prequels And Excitement For The Disney+ Series & Daisy Ridley Said They Were “Toying” With Rey Being Someone Else’s Granddaughter

And for our Entertainment News, NYCC 2020 Spotlight on ‘Doctor Who’ Plus a First Look at New Series ‘The Watch’ & ‘Walking Dead’ is coming to an End.

And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week….

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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 79 “Queen, Halloween and Haunted Mansion’s Return to the Silver Screen”

In our Disney Detective, looks like Halloween is coming to the Magic Kingdom next month… Disneyland Extends Cast Member Furloughs, But There May Be Hope For Reopening?

Then in our Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy, ‘The Mandalorian’ Star Hints at Moff Gideon’s Darksaber Battles in Season 2. Imagineer Scott Trowbridge Drops Exciting Galaxy’s Edge News

And for our Entertainment News, Queen + Adam Lambert have a new CD/DVD coming this fall… and a New Haunted Mansion Movie!
And then we’ll finish up with our Insightful Picks of the week and a tribute to Chadwick Bosemen.

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Insights Into Entertainment: Episode 77 “A New Hope for the Holidays”

This week’s Disney Detective segment takes a look at a new animation school Disney will be embarking on that builds upon Walt Disney’s legacy with the hope of producing the talented animators of tomorrow at the Promise Youth Animation Academy. Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy introduces us to a new Star Wars Holiday Special, this one done in the style of Lego’s that draws on some of the concepts of the original cult classic 1977 Star Wars Holiday Special.

In Entertainment news we learn that Flash Gordon’s Brian Blessed discovered a fan of his 1980 campy sci-fi film in an unexpected person. Quentin Tarantino has thoughts on what the next Star Trek movie should be and the original series episode it draws inspiration from. We’ll also look at how New York Comic Con will continue it’s story legacy in a similar way to other popular comic book conventions during the COVID-19 lock down.

Finally we’ll finish off with two great Insightful Picks of the week. One a second season recommendation that’s already appeared on the show and the other a pop-culture documentary that no geek should miss.

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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 75 “Delays, Distancing and Disappointments”

Just what is the cost of staying safe at Disney World during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ll get the inside scoop from so Disney employees. We’ll also look at some of the unique Disney Park items coming up for auction this month as Disney hosts the “Disneyland: The First 65 Years” auction in Sherman Oaks California on August 15th and 16th.

Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy gives us some disappointing news about delays in three of the as yet untitled Star Wars movies on the horizon due to the COVID-19 crisis. We;ll also take a behind the scenes look at the true inspiration for Supreme Leader Snoke from the man who designed the character.

In Entertainment news we have some additional delays due to COVID-19. Films like “A Quiet Place 2”, “Top Gun: Maverick” and even a sequel to “Sonic The Hedgehog” are all getting delayed release dates. We’ve got all the details on that as well as our take on the digital versus cinematic release methods currently in play in the industry.

We’ll round out the show with a couple of great Insightful Picks of the Week. But before we go we’ll talk a bit about how well Comiccon@home did as a virtual San Diego Comic Con this year and whether it’s a model worth exploring in future years.

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