Castle to Castle: A Tale of Two Disnerds - the Inspirational, International, Intersectional Disney Podcast

de Mike Moody

Episodios

Hello from Portland!

por Mike Moody

Hear from Mike, Emily and Norah, at the end of a wonderful time in Oregon.

Episode 59: A Brave New Wonderland with Kayla (and Happy Birthday to Emily!)

por Mike Moody

First of all, a great big happy birthday to our wonderful American Disnerd!

To celebrate, Kayla joins your Disnerds to talk about all things Wonderland, including the original books, films, musicals, ballet, ice spectaculars. souvenir mugs... (not all above are guaranteed).

Please let us know how you liked this episode, and send along a birthday greeting to Emily! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Kayla on Twitter

Jim Korkis' The Vault of Walt

Episode 58 (Part 1): The Inaugural Emily, Mike, Tanya and Kiva Disnerds Variety 'Hour'

por Mike Moody

Trigger/Content Warning for strong language and discussion of violent racism.

This episode is sadly but proudly dedicated to James Horner, who we didn't talk about nearly as much as we should have.

It's a rather special one this time, as the Disnerds are joined by TWO - count'em - TWO guests! We are joined by both Tanya AND Kiva, and a lovely time's had by all. There's actually even a surprising amount of Disney talk in this episode, along with Don Bluth, Dreamworks, and...Kid 'n Play's House Party??

If you enjoyed this mere half of the full episode - more soon! - let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n Stuff:

Kiva's websiteTwitter

Tanya's website (I Need Diverse Games), blogTwitter

Tanya and David's new podcast, Fresh Out of Tokens!

Episode 57: It's a Disney Conspiracy!

por Mike Moody

Trigger/Content Warning for discussion of female infertility & related stigma!

This time, Emily and Mike are joined by the lovely Pete, and get into some pretty serious stuff (Age of Ultron, Princess of North Sudan)...some pretty silly stuff (conspiracies and fan theories!)...and some heartwarming stuff (we got an email!). Just another episode with the Disnerds then, amirite?

If...I...am, and you enjoy this episode, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe to us on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy! 

Links 'n' Stuff:

Kiva and her Kickstarter!

The Pixar Theory...

Episode 56.5 (Bonus!): Maleficent, Cinderella and Agent Carter with Ria

por Mike Moody

It's another little bonus episode! Recorded after doing the most recent Bitesize Muppets, this one features Mike and Ria discussing Maleficent (anger), Cinderella (relief/surprise) and Marvel's Agent Carter (exhaltation). There's a little Captain America talk, if you like that sort of thing.

So you do, and you want to let us know You can Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe to us on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Ria's Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram and blog!

Bitesize Muppets: 1965

por Mike Moody

It's time for the next instalment of our Bitesize Muppets retrospective series, and this time, Ria joins Mike as co-host, and we delve into the weird worlds of advertising, Sam & Friends, and odd one-off fairytales. 

Enjoyed this instalment? Keen for the next one? Let us know at disnerds@gmail.com!

Links 'n' Muppet Stuff:

Sam & Friends

Wilkins Coffee and other commercials

Tales of the Tinkerdee

Time Piece

Episode 56: Robin Hood Revisited (and More!) with Kiva

por Mike Moody

First off, please excuse any slight audio oddness, and also no offence is meant towards any known or unknown Chads! Except the princes.

This time around, Emily & Mike are joined by social justice comics artist extraordinaire Kiva Bay, who was gracious/hyped enough to join us to talk about 1973's very furry Robin Hood. After returning to the present, there's some discussion about Cinderella, Marvel and (*shudder*) Descendants, and you know what? It's all Quite Good. We think.

If you agree - or don't, y'know - you can let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, Following us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribing to us on iTunes, and emailing us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Kiva's Twitter and website

Shut Up and Take My Money! A Tale of a Poor Gamer

Kiva interviewed by Not Your Mama's Gamer

Gail Simone on Twitter

Emily's Twitter and website

Mike's Twitter

Episode 55.5 (Bonus!): Star Wars Past, Present, Future, Celebration with David

por Mike Moody

A little bonus conveniently accidentally ready for this special May day...Mike and David discuss the Star Wars Celebration convention, the new films, Star Wars Rebels, and the pressing question of what may or may not happen (and WHERE) in Disney parks, to best represent that galaxy far, far away.

If you enjoyed this little extra, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, subscribe and review on iTunes, and email us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

David's Twitter and blog!

Star Wars Celebration: Next Year...

Bitesize Muppets: 1955

por Mike Moody

Beginning a brand new series - please tune your wireless set and enjoy!

Episode 55: Emily, Mike and Tanya Need Diverse Disney (and Games)

por Mike Moody

Another full episode!, 

This time around, Emily and Mike are honoured to be joined by the originator of the I Need Diverse Games hashtag initiative, Tanya! We do, of course, discuss videogames and diversity - there is some Disney in there, too - as well as the un-reality of some holiday destinations, the loveliness of Chicago, the strange fear some folks have of diversity, and why YOU should go ahead and do a podcast.

Yes, YOU.

Only if you want to, y'know.

If you enjoyed our discussion as much as we enjoyed having it - and Tanya WILL return to the nebulous Castle to Castle studio - you can let us know through a Like on Facebook, a Follow on Twitter and Tumblr, a (100% free!) subscription on iTunes, and/or an email, to disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

#INeedDiverseGames on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook

Tanya on TwitterTwitch and Offworld (a fantastic article on the lie of 'historical accuracy' in fantasy), and her blog!

Some of Tanya's favourite folks:

Karnythia

Manveer Heir

WisCon

Brianna Wu

Spawn On Me

Nerdgasm Noire

Nerds of Color

Not Your Mama's Gamer

Emily on TwitterTumblr

Mike on Twitter

Episode 54: Live Action, Trailers and Lego with Ria

por Mike Moody

It's a full episode! 

This time, Mike and Ria briefly (and without spoilers) discuss Cinderella, leading into a wider, typically rambling conversation about all sorts of Dsney live action stuff. There's also a dissection of trailers recently released, one that's nowhere to be seen, and a film that's just been announced TOTALLY out of the blue - and an email!

If you enjoyed this episode, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe to us via iTunes, and - just like Michael this week - email us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Ria's Twitter and Tumblr

That Pinocchio Lego Idea!

Bitesize Mike: Disney in the Genes

por Mike Moody

Another Bitesize Mike for you!

After attendiong a wonderful symposium on genetic disorders over the weekend, I thought it might be cool to touch upon the characters in the Disney canon who have been affected by genetic disorders! Not as many as I'd imagined...cue representation rant...

If you enjoyed this episode, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Tumblr and Twitter, subscribe via iTunes, and of course email us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Info on the organisers of the 1st UK Genetic Disorders Leadership Symposium:
Genetic Disorders UK

Global Genes

Bitesize Mike: Entitled to Disney?

por Mike Moody

Another Bitesize Mike for you!

This time, after a week of Disney news that explored aspects of entitlement and privilege when visiting Disney (and other) theme parks, I thought it might be good to delve into some of these thoughts...and perhaps rant, just little?

Whether you agreed with my musings or not, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Episode 53: Disney's LGBT Historyland

por Mike Moody

Yes, indeed, happy UK LGBT History Month! In this first episode of February '15, Mike and Emily delve into what they could find of LGBT people and happenings in Disney history. It's not a huge spoiler to say that there wasn't that much to be found - but we think we got a fantastic episode out of quite paltry research results.

Whether you agree or not, let us know what you think, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribing on iTunes, and emailing at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy, and BE PROUD!

Links 'n' Stuff:

A chat with Disney's diversity champion

Bob Gurr interview with Gay Wheels

Disneyland's Gay Days weren't always so happy...

Mulan ALMOST tells Aurora she loves her... (Once Upon a Time; video)

An Autostraddle article on the erasure of P.L. Travers' queer identity

The official website of drag artist Divine (R.I.P.)

 

Some resources on queer-coding:
The Rogue Feminist

Feminist Disney and also here

Turbomun

Kelly Davis

The University of Oregon (video)

Fandoms & Feminism

 

Books:
Queens in the Kingdom

Tinker Belles and Evil Queens

 

Our Tumblrs!
Emily

Mike

Episode 52: Fresh Unfrozen Disney Sisters with Ria

por Mike Moody

It's Mike and the return of Ria this time, with a little pertinent news discussion, and a lot of talk about sisters. From Frozen (well, we had to at some point) through Lilo & Stitch, Cinderella, the Aristocats, the Little Mermaid, Hocus Pocus, A Bug's Life and many (several) more, we delve right into the ideas and fairy tale theories behind the Disney sorority.

If you enjoy this episode, please let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr, subscribe and review on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Ria's Tumblr and Twitter!

That article about the Feld sisters.

Episode 51: Ah, Paris; Oh, New Orleans; Aww, Baymax

por Mike Moody

HAPPY 2015! HAPPY FIRST EPISODE OF! HAPPY DISNERDS!

To usher in a whole new year of podcasting, Mike & Emily invite Mike's sister (Cat) and her girlfriend (Heather) to tell us all about their trip to Disneyland Paris - Heather's first time ever in a Disney park! - their experience seeing a preview of Big Hero 6, and, of course, the creative rationale behind Heather's design for our new logo, and the brand-new Castle to Castle Tumblr!

Speaking of which...if you enjoyed this episode and all who sailed within her, you can now let us know through that Tumblr! You can also Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, subscribe to us on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

 

Links 'n' Stuff:

That Castle to Castle Tumblr (again!)

Heather's own website!

Castle to Castle Goes Christmas: Where in the Park? Wandering Edition

por Mike Moody

It's that time again. But wait...it WAS that time last week...

Merry Christmas, anyway - apologies for lateness, but you can consider this a Castle to Castle Goes Christmas AND New Year!

This year's edition comes in the form of that old Disney podcasting chestnut, the Where in the Park? game. For the uninitiated, this involves a show of pretty much nothing but in-park audio, with no explanation as to what the next attraction will be - YOU get to guess! Or be surprised, your call...there are unfortunately no prizes in this Where in the Park? game...

We hope you enjoy wandering through Disney's Hollywood Studios with Mike, and that you find this episode a nice, relaxing way out of the holiday season. If you did, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing to us on iTunes, and emailing us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

P.S. Happy 2015!

Episode 50 (Part 2): More Disnerds at WDW (in FULL STEREO!)

por Mike Moody

A long, long time ago - really. Over 2 weeks! - the Disnerds released an audio account of their first face-to-face meeting EVER... and that was just part 1...

It's episode #50, part 2! This time, join Mike, Emily, Rosie and Pete as they experience a castle lighting ceremony, a conversation with a sea turtle, a jungle - sorry, jingle - cruise, and not-so-scary comedy club - and then, it's time to say goodbye...

If you enjoyed our time together (TOGETHER!) a fraction as much as we enjoyed living it in real life, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing to us on iTunes, or emailing us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Episode 50 (Part 1): The Disnerds Meet at WDW (in FULL STEREO!)

por Mike Moody

A long, long time ago - really. Almost 4 years! - two Disnerds, separated by an ocean and LOADS of land, started a podcast together. That podcast has been their story, and this particular chapter is the one where THEY ACTUALLY MEET. YES!

It's episode #50, part 1! This time, join Mike and Emily as the big moment arrives, and hear our adventures through Walt Disney World, our opinions on the parks, and our excitement at actually getting to record. TOGETHER.

If you enjoyed hearing all about our amazing time, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, subscribing on iTunes, or emailing us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy! (We bloody did.)

The Story So Far... Part 2

por Mike Moody

More from our journey to episode 50...

Castle to Castle: The Story So Far... Part 1

por Mike Moody

A little taster of our first 25 episodes...

Episode 49: Spooky Disney Stuff with Ria

por Mike Moody

Emily couldn't make it this time, but never fear! It's a cool full episode, with Mike and guest host Ria! (yay, rhymes)

Ria joins Mike to discuss spooky business, both in celluloid and around the parks. There's Golden Ages, Dark Ages, Renaissance, Muppets...and a good deal of off-topic fun that we hope you've come to expect and enjoy - but rest assured, there's something about creepy and macabre about it all (well, mostly).

If you were a little spooked by this belated beast of an episode, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe and review on iTunes, and email us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Oh, and stay tuned for the rapidly oncoming episode #50...

Links 'n' Stuff

Ria's blog!

TDR Now podcast!

Episode 48: Delaney Skye and Disney

por Mike Moody

This episode is doubly special - not only does Emily join Mike for a second consecutive week, but the dashing Disnerds are also joined by two Very Important People. Keston and Andrea Ott-Dahl have a daughter, Delaney, with Down's Syndrome - and they want Disney to create meaningful characters who represent Delaney, and other disabled folks - and they want YOU to sign a petition in favour!

We hear about how Delaney came into the world, and how Keston transformed from ableist to disability activist, and how this new lens showed her the sad lack of representation in the world of kids' and family media (Hell, media in general). It's a wide-ranging discussion, touching on intersectional awareness, the power of siblings, the way the internet empowers all of us to be proud and do good - and, of course, how Disney fits into all this!

If you're buzzing as much after listening as we were after recording, let us know - Like us, and Delaney, on Facebook; Follow us, and the upcoming book all about Delaney, on Twitter; subscribe to us on iTunes (and there should totally be an Ott-Dahl podcast...), and email us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

delaneyskye.com - Keston, Andrea and Delaney's blog, and the hub for all you'd want to know!

The petition itself!

Down's Syndrome Association UK

National Down Syndrome Society US

National Association for Down Syndrome US

National Down Syndrome Congress US

Episode 47: Fairytales, (more) Frozen and Food with Ria

por Mike Moody

The Disnerds return in full force, and this time around with yet another special guest in tow, our great friend Ria!

We start off hearing all about Emily's recent trip to SPX and the Big Apple, which turns into a bit of a British-style weather whinge. There are Big Hero 6 trailers to dissect, as well as a certain Norwegian-themed ride taking its last few guests over the falls as this gets typed. We move on to (slightly) happier stuff, as Ria tells of her favourite fairytales and Disney adaptations, and round off with a look at the upcoming and uber-relevant Into the Woods.

Oh, and you like outtakes? There's a few of those, too!

If you enjoyed the undeniably awesome dynamic of Emily, Mike and Ria, let us know! You can Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter - Ria, too! - subscribe and review through iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Ria's awesome blog!

'The Children of Lir'

The Grimm's version, 'The Six Swans'

Animated Snow Queens: HBORussian 1957

 

Bitesize Mike - A Proper Maelstrom in the Backlot

por Mike Moody

As it says on the tin, it's time for a little Bitesize Mike!

Sorry for the delay...in fact, this episode is so late, it's almost time to record the next one! But we hope you'll enjoy this one, for now - Mike dives into the discussion over changes at Epcot, and an even newer, perhaps more surprising shift at Hollywood Studios. After saying some goodbyes and imagining what we might soon say hello to, Mike picks up on a sentiment that surely everyone agrees on - "The history of Walt Disney World belongs to EVERYONE." - pontificates, expands, and takes it to its natural conclusion, as it pertains to what we try to do as an intersectional, critical Disney fan podcast.

If Mike inspired you, or if he drilled a rhetorical hole in your head, let us know! You can (of course) Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to us and review on iTunes, and email us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Martin Smith's excellent (and very relevant!) videos, covering Epcot's Norway, and the early genesis of Disney-MGM/Hollywood Studios.

Episode 46: 13 Things About Tokyo DisneySea

por Mike Moody

Good grief, it's an episode!

Just Mike, this time around, following up from #44's look at the history and awesomeness of the Tokyo Disney Resort, and in particular Tokyo Disneyland. This time around, we're having a look at Tokyo DisneySea - which recently celebrated its 13th anniversary - with a little less history, and a LOT more awesomeness! 13 semi-specific slices of Mike-suggested awesomeness, to be specific.

After those, there's a little bit of fantasmic audio immersion therapy, and then it's back to wondering what on Earth will happen next time! If you happen to be pre-cogniscent, have a clue, or even a suggestion, please let us know, through Facebook, Twitter, a review (following a subscription!) on iTunes, or at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy! 

Links 'n' Stuff:

The blog that inspired the episode - 10 Reasons Tokyo DisneySea is Disney's Best Park

For assorted TDR history, the Oriental Land Company's 50th anniversary site

Episode 45: Marvelling at Guardians

por Mike Moody

TW (Trigger Warning): this episode features some pretty stark discussion of depression, relating to the sad death of Robin Williams. There's also some fairly frank discussion - and we make our opinion pretty clear - on the continuing situaion in Ferguson, Missouri.

Episode 45...five less than fifty...wonder what we'll do in five episodes' time?

For now, we welcome Emily's boyfriend Pete (an awesome creator in his own right), to share laughs and opinions - first on the menu is the pretty damn epic Guardians of the Galaxy, which is apparently winning over the hearts, minds and wallets of pretty much everybody! We move on to more sombre news, remembering with immense fondness the genius of Robin Williams, celebrating his life and career by listing films we really need to see again. There's a bit of tangential discussion about how childhood favourites change and evolve - especially when adapted into massive blockbuster movies - a little of a Muppet rant, a little semi-political PSA, and then we head out!

If you enjoyed the episode, loved Pete as much as we loved having him on, or want to tell us to stop being controversial (we may not), you can Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, subscribe to us and review on iTunes, or even email us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Pete's comic: websiteFacebook and Twitter!

Our new friend Ria's blog!

Ferguson, M.O.

3 Ways You Can Help Ferguson's Residents

GoFundMe page for Michael Brown's family - n.b. because of GFM's refusal to take action re: inflammatory posts on Darren Wilson's page, some have chosen to boycott this fundraising site. 

Twitter accounts to follow: Antonio FrenchElon James WhiteFerguson Solidarity

Episode 44: A Good Way to First Day in Tokyo Disneyland

por Mike Moody

A couple of weeks late is better than never, right?

In this long-awaited (at least by Mike) episode, the British Disnerd takes us through the history of the Tokyo Disney Resort, and then (you guessed it!) through what he thinks would be a pretty awesome way to first experience the original Japanese Disney park, Tokyo Disneyland!

If you agree with his choices, order, or neither, enjoyed this episode or didn't, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, subscribing and reviewing us on iTunes, or emailing us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

This show required a lot of research, and if it sounds like we've ripped you off and you're not credited below, let us know!

Of course, there's the Tokyo Disney Resort official website, and the official home of the Oriental Land Company, whose 50th anniversary timeline provided a lot of the information for the history segment.

Fansites and forums visited include (in no particular order):

Chris's Tokyo Disney Resort Fan Site

Joe's Tokyo Disney Resort Photo Site

This useful MiceChat thread about TDR history

These videos from Martin Smith, on Japan at Epcot & the BTMRs of the world

The Disney Wiki entry for Tokyo Disney Resort - and even the Wikipedia page!

This official video, released for the 15th anniversary, is awesome!

And for a cool companion show, listen to Len & Jim discuss TDR on the Disney Dish podcast!

Bitesize Mike - Disney in Lego (or Mike in Geek Mode)

por Mike Moody

It's that time again...time for a slice of Bitesize Mike!

This time, Mike's compensating for a lack of episode 44 (sorry again!), with some brick talk. Learn about the history of the world's favourite toy company (probably), and all the run-ins and arrangements it's had with our favourite media company - Mike's a geek about pretty much everything in this episode, and it shows!

If you enjoyed such geeking out, or find it a bit too OTT, let us know, by Liking us on Facebook, Following us on Twitter, subscribing and reviewing on iTunes, and/or emailing us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Check out The Lego Story, for a slightly more in-depth history lesson!

Cool stuff on MOC Pages...

...Star Tours

...Cinderella Castle

...Jungle Cruise

...Tower of Terror

...Pirates of the Caribbean (ride)

and on Lego Ideas...

...Mary Poppins

...Wall*E

and some cool fan-sites...

...LUGNET

...Brickipedia

...Brickshelf

Episode 43: Maleficent, Disney Families and Disneyland with PsySocDisney

por Mike Moody

Greetings! This time around, Celeste from PsychoSocial Disney Culture joins us, for her first ever podcast appearance, and what fun it is!

Mike, Emily and Celeste discuss Maleficent, touch again on Big Hero 6 and Inside Out, explore a different way of looking at The Little Mermaid, investigate family affairs in recent Disney films, review Glen Keane's new short, and finally pontificate on Club 33 and privilege in the parks, as well as welcome (and unwelcome) attraction changes. Whew!

If you like the sound of all that - and we think you absolutely will! - why not Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Tumblr (link pending!), subscribe to us and review via iTunes, and even email us, at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Check out Celeste's great work at PsychoSocial Disney Culture, Like on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter! Here are some pertinent articles from PSDC...

...on Inside Out

...on The Little Mermaid

...on Club 33 (part 1, part 2)

Also, check out Glen Keane's Duet, and Pleasure Beach Blackpool's Alice Ride!

Episode 42 (Part 2): Marvel, MouseMeets and More...

por Mike Moody

As Mick Jones of Big Audio Dynamite sings at the end of 'The Bottom Line': gonna take you to, gonna take you to, gonna take you to Part 2...

Anybody? No? Okay.

Anyway, yes, this is Part 2 of episode 42, and we think it stands up pretty well to Part 1! First, Mike and Emily discuss the recently-unveiled (and adorable) teaser trailer for Disney/Marvel's Big Hero 6, then Clare and Lou return, to round off the MouseMeets discussion with all of the fun of day 2. Mike and Emily return, for a little bit of editorial discussion that's a lot more interesting than that might sound, and then it's time for a slightly long outro that reminds us all to Be Proud!

We really hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it - let us know what you think, on Facebook (75 Likes...can we get 100?), Twitter, by reviewing us (go on...) on iTunes, or by emailing us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Mike's very special appearance on the Special Mouse podcast!

Teaser trailer for Big Hero 6

Disney Brit #137 (again) for more MouseMeets fun!

Our favourite analytical Disney blog-friends, PsychoSocial Disney and Feminist Disney

Awesome (and delightful!) advice for travelling to Tokyo Disney Resort, from Fat Hobbit

Episode 42: Talking Frozen IN SUMMERRRR

por Mike Moody

The Disnerds return in full force! Mike & Emily FINALLY get around to discussing that big mega-super-hit of last November, but it's still emptying Disney Stores around the world, so we should probably talk about it...lots of interesting implications, which also come into the discussion when it moves on to Disney's upcoming Moana (or Spirited?), and next year's Pixar offering Inside Out. Finally, Mike reviews the first day of May's MouseMeets event with a couple of very special guests, Clare and Lou (the Official Twins (tm) of MouseMeets)!

In fact, there's so much packed into this episode that there's a Part 2 coming up in just a couple of weeks, so stay tuned! Let us know if you enjoyed this part, on Facebook, by joining the conversation on Twitter, or, of course, by emailing us at disnerds@gmail.com - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Finding Nemo the Musical - the wonderful pre-Frozen* project by Bobby & Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Nice article on Frozen and autism

Celeste from PsychoSocial Disney looks forward to Inside Out

The Frog Kissin' podcast (again!)

DisneyBrit #137, featuring lots of MouseMeets audio!

 

*nice refrigeration pun there...

Episode 41: Bitesize Mike - Mousemeets 2014 Primer

por Mike Moody

Here you go, a brand new show! Mike's on his own this time around, talking a little bit about recent Disney-ish events, personal projects from Mike and Emily, and a lot about this year's Mousemeets event in Manchester! If you enjoyed, didn't, or miss Emily far too much - she'll be back, don't you worry! - let us know, at disnerds@gmail.com, on Facebook (just search our show name), or on Twitter (@CastletoCastle) - and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

The Frog Kissin' podcast!

Previous episodes in which we've discussed Mousemeets.

Halloween Hills High - Emily's new webcomic!

Mike's music!

Feminist Disney on Tumblr.

Brianna Garcia

 

Castle to Castle Goes Christmas: Part Deux!

por Mike Moody

Here's a little gift from the British Disnerd...bien s'amuser, et joyeux Noel!

Episode 40: Fan Clubs and Fan Questions

por Mike Moody

Just Mike this time around - Emily will return in good time! For the moment, please excuse Mike as a he rambles on a bit about the D23 convention, coverage of such, and exactly what it means to be a Disney fan in this day and age. If that's piqued your interest, why not email us with your views - at disnerds@gmail.com - or tell us on Facebook, or Twitter (which makes a guest appearance on the show this month); and, as always, enjoy!

Links 'n' Stuff:

Check out WDWRadio and Inside the Magic, and their awesome coverage of the D23 convention!

Also: Feminist Disney (again!)