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Shawn Rees

Shawn is an avid lover of the Disney parks, with his first visit in 1997 to WDW. He is a family man with 3 teenage children, most of whom enjoy being able to travel to WDW, but are puzzled by their fathers addiction. As a truck driver, he may not seem to be the best authority in the community, but his work affords him opportunity to listen to many Disney podcasts. His desire is not to critique the various podcasts, but to highlight the content of each. You may be reminded of something funny you also heard, or be motivated to download for specific content. So the next time you’re in Massachusetts next to a big rig, and you see the driver with a big grin on his face, it’s probably Shawn listening to the latest Disney news or recording. (You can be sure it’s him by the Mickey Heads on the antennas)

Mickey Heads-Disney Podcasts Review 4-27-10

We look at a lot of West Coast centric podcasts this time, as well as many dicussions based on the movie Pinocchio and even a WDW trip report from this past year’s Christmas. Mouse Comedy (iTunes) Episode #74 Tairy’s ‘Back’ from surgery (and we’re glad… Read More »Mickey Heads-Disney Podcasts Review 4-27-10

Mickey Heads-Disney Podcast Review 4-9-10

We are all looking for ways to get the most out of our vacations to Disney Parks. From pre-trip planning, to utilizing strollers, or even attempting to experience everything the Magic Kingdom has to offer in just one day, the advice in these podcasts is indeed… Read More »Mickey Heads-Disney Podcast Review 4-9-10

Mickey Heads Disney Podcast Review-April Fool’s Edition

The Disney podcast community loves April Fool’s Day. And 2010 will go down as a banner year to be ‘had’ by your favorite podcasters. Following is a list of many of the noteworthy recordings that we had to second guess: Mouse Guest Weekly– (iTunes) The… Read More »Mickey Heads Disney Podcast Review-April Fool’s Edition

Mickey Ears-Disney Podcast Review 3-31-10

Seventeen unique Disney fan podcasts reviewed today. Topics range from Yesterland, Urban Legends debunked, Fess Parker’s theme park, What would Walt do, and more.

WDW Today (iTunes) Episode #697 Resort Recommendations Best Resorts for: Romance (to unwind and get close at the end of the day), for buddies traveling together (fun and festive), solo (I’m here alone, but I still want to have fun), Families (pool time), Older children (All Star Vacation home?) and the indulgent trip (money no object).

Episode #698 Listener Questions Swan and Dolphin, what’s up with all their fees? Shouldn’t those fees just be rolled up into the price of the room instead of nickel and diming the guests? Other questions relate to matters such as: Easter week midday park touring, using WDW park tickets at DL, Sanford airport to WDW transportation options, the impact this podcast is having on its listeners and a review of the Tomorrowland Speedway.

Episode #699 Future Pasts What attractions do they think are going to be part of ‘yesterland’?  What would they replace those attractions with? What will never be changed or moved? Where can you see remains of former attractions? It is always intriguing to discuss the what if’s!

Mousetalgia (iTunes) Episode #73 What alive Character would you want to be? (We have the makings of the Aladdin show here) Next, an unbelievable serendipitous meeting with Richard Sherman followed by a Supercalifragilistic evening with Richard performing many of the Sherman Brothers songs is regaled. A visit to Snow White’s Café centers on its homage’s to many animators. And to round out this episode they review the risqué adult oriented Castmember Confidential book.

Mousetimes (iTunes) Episode #94 John takes us to an extinct attraction from Disneyland. You are really going to be sorry you don’t have this attraction out there anymore. You can only reminisce about Honey, I Shrunk the Audience by means of this audio. And the number one, original American Idol David Cassidy sings his hits, recorded at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival.

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Mickey Ears-Disney Podcast Review 3-23-10

Waltcast (iTunes) Episode #33 You have heard the list of names for the Flower Power Concert series, planned for the Flower and Garden Festival. They help you recall who the performers are by playing clips of their most popular songs. But the amusing part is when Katie and Shawn try to discuss who these musicians are. They as well share why they love The Princess and the Frog so much, spotlighting the fantastic music of the movie.

WDW Radio (iTunes) Episode #160 March 7, 2010 Interviews with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider focus on the 1980’s renaissance of animation in the Disney Company, and their roles in this special period. It is interesting to note the various people that combined to make a ‘perfect storm’ of creativity at the time. Their movie Waking Sleeping Beauty focuses on archival footage of that time, and sounds to be a must see!  Definitely, the passion for excellence is clearly transmitted by these two men, and we are honored to get a glimpse behind the magic.

Lots more below the jump:

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Mickey Ears-Disney Podcast Review 3-16-10

Editor: Alas, I totally missed Shawn’s post from last week. My apologies. Here it is now.  We’ll work it out so none of these are missed in the future. Disney Indiana (iTunes) Episode #43 Make mine Music-The 60’s Tracey and Scott share their top 5… Read More »Mickey Ears-Disney Podcast Review 3-16-10