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That Old Mouse Magic
95 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
Join Jim and his guest Scott Butler for this JUMBO episode! We're discussing a vast array of Disney board games for every age from kids to adults and everyone in between. We run the gamut from strategy and trivia to creativity and a host of classics that have been beautifully rethemed with Disney artwork and characters. Looking for ideas for holiday gift-giving? We've got your back, Jack (Skellington), and we even include some special offers at the end of the podcast. It's time to share the fun and magic!
18 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Get Away Today and Genie Plus
Join Jim today for an exciting announcement and some breaking insights into Disney's latest park technology! Getaway Today has a special offer for That Old Mouse Magic listeners that will turn back the clock on the recent price increases at Disneyland! And we'll dive into some of the important nuts and bolts of Genie+, the new approach to bypassing the queue lines at Walt Disney World!
48 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
Disney Plus Halloween with Morgan Fenner - That Old Mouse Magic
Join Jim and today's returning guest Morgan Fenner with our recommendations for your Disney Halloween Watchlist! From classic cartoons to truly spine-chilling motion pictures, we're sharing our spooky favorites...most of which can be found on Disney+. It's time to turn off the lights, grab some popcorn, and get in the mood to get BOO-ed!!!
52 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Mandee Shaffer Revisited
Join Jim and today's returning guest, Mandee Shaffer. Get ready for Part 2 of their first episode, "Things We Learn from Disney Animated Features." We'll be sharing some of our favorite life lessons and the Disney characters and stories that have inspired them. From squirrels and dragons to demigods and demons, we go down some of our favorite rabbit holes to discover the magic and wisdom that awaits us all.
45 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Marc Thompson! This amazing actor has brought his incredible voice talents to Broadway, MTV, and countless cartoon and anime characters...and "Star Wars" fans can bask in his work as the narrator of "The High Republic," "The Fate of the Jedi," and "Thrawn" audiobook series...and so much more! And he's a total Disney fan to boot!
48 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
Join Jim and this week's guest Tracy Mangum! This Disney diehard is prepping for the race of a lifetime! Over a 4-day span, he'll be running a 5k, a 10k, a half marathon, and a full marathon in the "Dopey Challenge" at Walt Disney World! He's a podcaster with a purpose as he'll be raising money for the American Cancer Society throughout the race. And he does it all with a smile on his face! This hero is no zero!
52 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest, author and film critic Scott Renshaw. We'll be discussing his book, "Happy Place: Living the Disney Parks Life" where you'll meet individuals as colorful as those found in any of the animated classics. Imagine visiting Disneyland over 1,000 consecutive days...riding Radiator Springs Racers more than 9,000 times...or taking your picture in front of 3 different Disney castles in 24 hours. Well, he's met them all and many more! And he's got his own fascinating tales to share!
65 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Join Jim and today's co-host Mandee Shaffer for a visit to the wonderful world of Hidden Mickeys! These delightful treasures are like little valentines from the artists and Imagineers to everyone who visits the Disney parks...and worlds beyond. Dozens of our listeners sent us their favorites and we promise you'll learn about some "things you never knew you never knew!" Keep a sharp eye out. They're around every corner!
48 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Jolene and Kenn Johnson and Alexa Johnson Godfrey
Join Jim and today's guests Jolene and Kenn Johnson and Alexa Johnson Godfrey fresh from their latest trip to Walt Disney World! New things are happening every day as the parks are preparing for the 50th Anniversary Celebration as well as pivoting to respond to the ever-changing face of the pandemic...but they're happy to report that the magic is there in abundance and there's more great stuff just around the corner!
68 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
Join Jim and his guest Jena Allison-Wright for a guided tour into the world of the Disneyland "Plaid." As a Guest Relations Specialist, she walked the red carpet, spearheaded special events, and was in demand among many of Hollywood's "A-listers" because of her expertise and personability. And she even got to become an actual ghost in the Haunted Mansion!
47 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Rich Adams on an expedition to recapture boyhood dreams. After two brief and less-than-fulfilling trips to Disneyland, he went on a quest to experience the park the way that Walt had envisioned...and for the first time in his life, he set foot in Fantasyland! One small step for Rich...one giant leap for his inner child!
51 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
Disney Trivia Game
Join Jim and his guests Susanna Barnes, Derrick Dean, and Katie Drake for a fun-filled blast of Disney animated film trivia! Play along at home as these three battle it out for bragging rights in a virtual game of Disney knowledge and fascinating tidbits. Get ready to laugh, learn, and reminisce with these Disney diehards. Hands on your buzzers...it's game time!!!
46 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Join Jim and returning favorite Jessica Merrill for a lighthearted discussion of how to be a welcome Disney guest! To quote Walt Disney, "Happiness is a state of mind. It's according to the way you look at things" and today we offer some perspectives on how to make a day at Disney so much better...not only for you but for everyone around you!
47 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Mary Leishman for a refreshing getaway to Disney's tropical paradise, Aulani! She shares her magical experiences as a show host mingling with Moana, musubi, and Menehune...and if you don't know all these words, you soon will! It's a perfect treat to beat the heat...and feel the "ohana spirit!" Aloha!
76 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest...WAIT! Join today's Guest Host, Sam Cook, as the the podcast goes "Inside Out" and "Topsy Turvy" as the interviewer becomes the interviewed and we learn more about the driving force behind "That Old Mouse Magic." The stories flow back and forth throughout this freewheeling exchange that's filled with the memories, inspiration, and endless delights found in Walt Disney's magical world!
43 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Moira Stephenson for an enchanting and heartwarming episode from across the Atlantic. She's a singer, a loving mother, and the European Administrator for Mattercammers United! And her lilting Scottish brogue will caress your ears as she shares her magical tales from childhood, motherhood, and Disneyhood.
46 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
Join Jim and his guest Kassie Winkler for an inside look at the fascinating world of Disney collectibles and memorabilia. As an employee at the Van Eaton Galleries, she spends her days surrounded by incredible Disney treasures and one-of-a-kind works of art. From high-priced auction items to delightfully "flawed" heirlooms, it's a place where the imagination becomes tangible...and available!
50 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Join Jim and his guest, Jayson LeBaron, for a master class in Disney park strategies! From rope drop advice to seating arrangements for attraction photos, he loves making detailed plans that maximize the magic for everyone. For him, the anticipation is almost as much fun as being there. ALMOST!
57 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Join Jim and his guest professional artist Tom Spina. As the owner of Regal Robot and Tom Spina Designs, he and his team have created Star Wars characters for commercials and videos and performed groundbreaking work preserving original film props for archives and private collectors. They also are creating amazing themed furniture and unique home decor, including a line of official, authentic Star Wars™ creations including life-sized statues of people’s favorite movie characters. And his Han Solo in carbonite desk is LEGENDARY!
48 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Join Jim and his guest Disney devotee Shane Casteel! Underneath his rough-and-tumble exterior beats the heart of an Imagineer! Half grease monkey and half wizard, this guy is fascinated by the mechanics and the minute details that go into making the magic happen. Just drop him into the middle of Radiator Springs and watch his inner Mouseketeer come out to play!
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