Episode 176-All About The Muppets

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This week Steve Swanson, host of The Muppetcast, joins us to talk about The Muppets. Over the years, Disney has shown major signs of their efforts to try to bring back The Muppets to a larger audience, but it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. The Muppet Show was revived only to have it canceled again a short while later. Steve joins us to talk about his show, The Muppetcast, that focuses on Jim Henson creations like The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and Sesame Street. Then we’ll talk about some of the triumphs we’ve seen over the past several years with the Muppets as well as their roadblocks, and then look ahead to discuss the direction Disney seems to be headed in with The Muppets.

This week in Disney news, new guest experiences are coming to Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii, Walt Disney World theme parks will begin scanning the fingers of children ages 3 and up at the turnstiles, a new massive-sized treat is being served at Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge resort, and more.

Additionally, we have a very special guest on the show who is here to talk about her new recurring blog articles, which will be featured on All About the Mouse Central, called The Road to Imagineering. Rachel is a senior in high school who has a dream of becoming a Disney Imagineer, and she is going to talk to us about her new blog articles documenting her journey in achieving her dream. The articles will also give tips to anyone else out there who may want to follow in her footsteps.

All of this and much more on this week’s episode of the All About the Mouse Disney Podcast!

Steve Swanson is the host of The Muppetcast. Check out the Muppetcast web site and subscribe to his podcast The Muppetcast today!

Gonzo’s Royal Flush at Disney’s Hollywood Studios compared to the one in The Muppets (2011) film.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

From The Muppets (2011) film

Get your copy of Sonia Monzano’s book “Becoming Maria: Love and Choas in the South Bronx”.

Pura Belpre Honor winner for The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and one of America’s most influential Hispanics–‘Maria’ on Sesame Street–delivers a beautifully wrought coming-of-age memoir.

Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving–and troubled. This is Sonia’s own story rendered with an unforgettable narrative power. When readers meet young Sonia, she is a child living amidst the squalor of a boisterous home that is filled with noisy relatives and nosy neighbors. Each day she is glued to the TV screen that blots out the painful realities of her existence and also illuminates the possibilities that lie ahead. But–click!–when the TV goes off, Sonia is taken back to real-life–the cramped, colorful world of her neighborhood and an alcoholic father. But it is Sonia’s dream of becoming an actress that keeps her afloat among the turbulence of her life and times. Spiced with culture, heartache, and humor, this memoir paints a lasting portrait of a girl’s resilience as she grows up to become an inspiration to millions.

Check out the table read from the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Check out Disney’s latest app Enchanted Tales!

Review of the 10-Gallon Challenge at the Whispering Canyon Cafe

Check out this review that The Disney Food Blog did of the 10-Gallon Challenge.