I forgot to pass this along. Here is an interview from my friends at Relevantly Speaking.
People always ask, so here you go. We will be on location recording an upcoming Official Disneyland Resort Podcast this Friday, June 29th. You can find us at 6:30PM in front of the entrance to the Pirates of The Caribbean attraction. Just look for me, the guy with the microphone. No guarantees, but this is a great chance if you are interested. This is a last minute idea, and I have no idea how much reach my personal site has for Disneyland fans, but hopefully the folks from Laughing Place, Mouse Planet etc. will spread the word.
I look forward to seeing you if you’d like to be on the podcast. Regardless, we are covering some great stuff this month!
I decided to experiment with some video. If it works, the post should display a movie poster you can click to play as well as a download option for an iPod version of the video. The movie segment above was created by Noah Bonnett from 88SLIDE for a series of episodes he produced at Disneyland. (BTW Noah is an Instructor at the upcoming Podcast Academy.)
Noah, Rachel, Louis and myself at Disneyland
I had a great time on Friday spending the day with the crew from 88SLIDE. We were there to shot a week’s worth of 88SLIDE episodes that will run the week of July 17th. Watching the process, you can tell Noah comes from a professional production background and having watched all day long, I am amazed how Rachel keeps track of all the lines. If you are curious you can check them out starting July 17th here. Also, I posted a bunch of pictures from the day.
In working on the podcast for the Disneyland Resort I am often lucky enough to experience some “once in a lifetime” events. Today was one of those days. I had the good fortune to spend the afternoon with Richard Sherman. If you are a Disney fan you’ll instantly recognize the name. If not, let me fill you in. Richard and his brother Robert (known collectively as the Sherman Brothers) are responsible for the most performed and translated song on earth: It’s A Small World (After All). They are also responsible for other songs like The Tiki,Tiki,Tiki Room as well as soundtracks for films such as: Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Jungle Book, Charlottte’s Web and Winnie The Pooh just to name a few. (There are too many to name – it goes on and on.)
Today we did some interviews for the podcast and then all went out to a terrific dinner at Napa Rose. Richard and his wife Elizabeth are two of the nicest people you will ever meet; an absolutely charming couple. As a film geek, I am still buzzing from the fact that at dinner I sat next to an Oscar Award winner (for Mary Poppins).
The highlight of the day was riding the “It’s a Small World” attraction with Richard as they filmed us for a news release. Riding an attraction as iconic as that with the person responsible for the song that makes it all work and having him tell you what it was like to work personally with Walt Disney on the project is something I will always remember.
Why did I title this post supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Richard and his brother Robert invented the word.