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That Old Mouse Magic
To all who come to this happy podcast...welcome! In each episode of That Old Mouse Magic, we'll be celebrating treasured Disney memories from individuals just like you.
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!
1 hr 35 min
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!
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
1 hr 5 min
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!
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!
1 hr 8 min
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!
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!!!
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!
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!
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!
1 hr 16 min
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
May 27, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Christian Johnston for wonderful tales of his interactions with park guests as a Character Attendant. From the humorous to the heartfelt, he reminds us of how these Disney icons brighten and inspire us with their timeless and life-changing stories. Be prepared...for "all the feels."
May 20, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Laura Ware for a plethora of Disney delights! This exuberant actress and cast member is brimming with stories about working at Disney publishing, collecting Disney record albums, rubbing elbows with Disney luminaries, and her current position as a tour guide at the New Amsterdam Theater, home of the Broadway premieres of "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins," and "Aladdin." And who else do you know who has made a giant Easter basket out of a baby crib for Disney?
May 13, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Darren Ewing! This actor, musician and all-around entertainer is a former cast member whose experiences range from the tapings of "Let's Make a Deal" to a couple of favorite Disney Channel movies...and he has the distinction of being featured in "The Best Worst Movie" ever! Find out why he's a bit of a cult hero with a Disney heart!
May 4, 2021
Brian Jay Jones
Join Jim and his guest, award-winning author Brian Jay Jones at the intersection where Muppets, mice, and droids collide! He'll be sharing amazing insights into the lives of Jim Henson and George Lucas...and the stories of how all roads led to Disney! So grab your 3D glasses, pull on the yellow tab, and blast off into the imaginations of these legendary dreamers!
Apr 29, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Matt Allen as we celebrate Disneyland and one of its most unique fan clubs! It's the eve of the park's reopening and what better way to spread the joy than by getting acquainted with Mattercammers United! Inspired by the webcam perched high atop the Anaheim Howard Johnsons, we'll be talking with one of the group's founders and learn about this global gang of Disney devotees!
Apr 22, 2021
Elise Adams, Katie Drake, and Karina LeBaron
Join Jim and today's guests Elise Adams, Katie Drake, and Karina LeBaron for a leap into the chalk painting and a tea party on the ceiling! It's a celebration of all things Mary Poppins and these three ladies are brimming with glee at the chance to gush about their favorite nanny, It's a joyous and touching tribute that you won't want to miss!
1 hr 15 min
Apr 15, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest, Cory Thompson! His passion for all things Marvel began with an uncle who was an artist for the franchise and he has grown into a "Fan Man" of superheroic proportions. He's always loved Disney and now that the Marvel Campus is coming to California Adventure he's bursting with anticipation! Find out why!
Apr 8, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest, Doug Watson, who combines two of his greatest passions in life: fatherhood and Disney! His tender and joyous stories include beautiful memories of a very special Make-a-Wish vacation...and for him, every memory is precious.
Apr 1, 2021
Jordan and Angela LeBaron
Join Jim and his guests Jordon and Angela LeBaron, a pair of lovable songbirds who landed in the jungles of Disney! They share stories of their extended honeymoon in the Disney College Program as well as their passion for Disney music that can be enjoyed on YouTube and Instagram! Hold on to your hats and glasses...and enjoy the ride!
Mar 25, 2021
Road Rally Winners
Join Jim and today's guests Colton Ward and Kacee and Kevin Neff to hear their escapades as winners of the Mickey's Concierge Road Rally! Their competitive spirits and wealth of Disney knowledge led them to victory against a field of worthy challengers. And Kevin also surprises us with some special Disney trivia questions of his own!
Mar 18, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Kyle Hess for a glimpse at yet another way of becoming a cast member: Disney's Professional Internship Program! With beginnings in technical show support at EPCOT, it wasn't long before Kyle was playing with fire...then inspiring young minds as a teacher in the Youth Education Series (YES)! And the message he proclaims throughout is just how much genuine LOVE the Disney cast members have for their guests! Your heart will soar!
Mar 11, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest, Juston LeBaron, for a gastronomic celebration of Disney cuisine! From appetizers to desserts and a LOT of hearty fare in between, we bask in the memories of one sensational dining experience after another. And we've got recommendations galore! One word of advice: have something edible nearby because you're gonna get hungry!!!
Mar 4, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Walt Disney World cast member Kiershta Snarr. She's a Guest Relations expert at EPCOT with enough fascinating inside information to fill Spaceship Earth! We'll be stopping at every pavilion in Future World and World Showcase so put on your virtual walking shoes and let's go!
Feb 25, 2021
Mike Hadley and Jason Gordon - Apothecary 55
Join Jim and today's guests Jason Gordon and Mike Hadley! These fun-loving entrepreneurs and former cast members find Disney magic everywhere they go...AND they bounce that magic right back to everyone with the Disney-scented candles from their whimsical company, Apothecary 55!
Feb 18, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Topher Stark! Did you hear the one about the guy who super-sized his meal, won a trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom from McDonald's, and embarked on a life-changing journey that brings gastronomic joy to thousands of guests each year? It's almost too magical to be true!
Feb 11, 2021
Join me and today's guest Jake Nelson for a glimpse behind the scenes at Disney Animation Studios. This talented artist and Disney aficionado comes from a family whose dedication to The Mouse has given him a lifetime of happy memories. And once you start him talking about Disney, it's like opening Pandora's box!
Feb 4, 2021
Join Jim and today's classic guest Jymme Frederickson, best known to Disney fans as Roberta Shore! From her recurring role on the Mickey Mouse Club in the serial "Annette" to delighting audiences as the owner of "The Shaggy Dog," she shares wonderful stories of her career as a singer, dramatic actor, and early Disney star! And guess where you can hear her on "It's a Small, Small World?" It's a joyous jaunt down memory lane!
Jan 28, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest Darin Beardall to hear how a kid with only a taste of Disney in his childhood became a total believer! Every element in his life from parenthood to studies in Africa to backgrounds in science, theatre, and architecture have given him a deep connection to Walt's vision and a commitment to "never talk about anything negative while in a Disney park." He carries this positive spirit everywhere and unashamedly celebrates his inner "Tinker Bell!" Shouldn't we all?
Jan 21, 2021
Join me and today's exciting guest, Timothy Goins. This wonderfully talented performer has been on Disney's "Most Wanted List" for more than a decade! From the majesty of "The Festival of the Lion King" to the pulse-pounding spectacle of "Tarzan Rocks!" to the vocal purity and passion of "The Voices of Liberty," Tim has thrilled and delighted guests at home and abroad! Hear the story of his unbelievable journey and inspiringly positive spirit!
Jan 14, 2021
Join Jim and his guest, Sean Leonard, to hear the story of how a temp job at the Disney company store led to working alongside many of the biggest names in Disney Imagineering! It's a tale that journeys through the advent of email, attractions like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Splash Mountain, and the Renaissance of Disney animation. And you won't believe who his high school art teacher was!!!
Jan 7, 2021
Join Jim and today's guest, Lauralyn Malmstrom! From "Mimi Boppers" to the magic of EPCOT, this former cast member revels in the delights of Disney, She's a walking wellspring of memories, laughter and happy tears! Enjoy!
Dec 31, 2020
Join Jim and today's guest, Summer Alvey! This bright and talented lady shares her joyful experiences as a cast member at Tokyo Disneyland. Both princess and villain, her sparkle and energy lit up the parks! What better way to say goodbye to 2020 and ring in the new year!
Dec 24, 2020
Happy holidays from everybody at That Old Mouse Magic!
Dec 17, 2020
Jolene Johnson and Alexa Godfrey
Join Jim and his guests Jolene Johnson and Alexa Godfrey Johnson for a podcast that's sure to whet your appetite! This mother-daughter team shares their passion for Disney food in all its forms. From the parks to their kitchens, you'll find tantalizing sweets, scrumptious entrees, and their own homemade feasts inspired by Disney films. Bon Appétit!
Dec 15, 2020
Join Jim and today's guest Addison Welch for a colorful journey inside this creative chameleon! With the eye of an artist, the hands of a puppeteer, the heart of a teacher, and the spirit of a performer, his life is a constant outpouring of imagination and exploration!
Dec 10, 2020
Join Jim and today's energetic and entertaining guest, J.D. Dumas! He's the perfect visitor for the holiday season because he shares his many gifts with audiences, park guests, and hundreds of young participants in the Disney Performing Arts program. Get inspired!
Dec 3, 2020
Join Jim and today's guest Chad Wilburn to kick off the holiday season! His love for Disney merchandise and performance has led to a lifetime of magical memories. Go behind the scenes at The Disney Store, Walt Disney World, and "Beauty and the Beast" to hear just a few of the reasons why this man is such a devoted fan of our favorite Mouse!
Dec 1, 2020
Join Jim and today's guest Kim Allen Tolman on a laugh-filled romp through a joyous scrapbook of Disney memories. From classic live-action films to "It's A Small World" to Mousercize to an obsession with "Newsies," Kim lives life with all of the color and vitality that Walt inspires in all of us! This is Disney nostalgia at its best!
Nov 24, 2020
Come along with Jim and his delightful guest Shealyn Mayer. She bubbles over with enthusiasm about her time spent with a host of Disney characters...and then it's off to Ireland to spend time with her very special Disney "auntie." It's an episode you won't want to miss!
Nov 19, 2020
Join Jim and his guest David Evanoff on a musical Disney Odyssey! It all starts with accordion lessons then zooms through Disney's All-American College Band to marching as a toy soldier in the Christmas parade, lessons with jazz greats, studio work, the Utah Jazz, halftime shows, music for the Asian parks, and a whirlwind of musical experiences that have never stopped. He's a master musical storyteller with Disney magic in his veins!
Nov 17, 2020
Join Jim and his guest Brian Bon today for an extra dose of joy and happiness! Brian has danced his way from Nashville to Hollywood to the stages of Downtown Disney and all across North America spreading positivity and inclusion everywhere he goes. He's a big guy with a big heart and you're going to feel his magic!
Nov 12, 2020
Come along with Jim and his guest, Luke Monday, on a musical journey from Main Street, USA, to Arendelle. Together, we'll travel all over the "Magical Map" and hear what it takes to become a featured Disney vocalist.
Nov 5, 2020
Join Jim and his guest Jeff Parsons aboard the Red Car Trolley for a peek behind the scenes at one of the most popular shows at Disney's California Adventure. We'll follow Jeff's story as he goes from having Mickey Mouse as his boyhood best friend to performing alongside him over 4,000 times! It's all about making the magic and paying if forward again and again and again!
Nov 3, 2020
Join Jim and guest Angel Vandegrift Park for the most amazing casting story you've ever heard. Hear how an uneventful birthday turns magical and opens the door to a world of Disney dreams and memories. It's a tale of making other people happy at its best!
Oct 29, 2020
Join Jim and today's guest, the resident Queen of Halloween, Morgan Fenner. From the Haunted Mansion to Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, it's time for a "spirited" romp full of tricks and treats and Disney eats!
Oct 22, 2020
There's a touch of evil in today's podcast! Join Jim and his guest Jennie Richardson as they celebrate a cavalcade of Disney villains! It's a savory discussion of all of the baddies we love to hate. From the vicious vixen who started it all to a Pixar pest set on world domination, they revel in those who make the Disney movies crackle...with malevolence!
Oct 20, 2020
Rob and Larissa Villers Ferre
Join Jim and today's guests Rob and Larissa Villers Ferre to find out what happens when a 6th-grade Gaston meets a baton-twirling princess. It's the beginning of a "Ferre Tale" where every chapter is filled with laughter, adventure and Disney Magic!
Oct 15, 2020
Join Jim and today's guest Kim Blackett, a delightful artist and craftsman who spent years creating the magic. One of his special assignments was working as part of the artistic team that installed Disney Stores throughout the country. And he has a very special relationship with our favorite woman inside a crystal ball...
Oct 13, 2020
Come along with Jim and his guest, Disney performer Mike Hernandez! We're going on a globe-trotting tour through Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North America. There are parks, parades, and parties galore, so grab your passports and let's go!
Oct 8, 2020
On today's podcast, join Jim and his guest Kelly Murphy, the lead character designer for the dearly loved and missed video game, Disney Infinity. Hear how this creative wizard combined passion, imagination, and an outstanding work ethic to bring us this truly epic project. And, you'll learn about its previously unknown super-secret ultimate weapon!
Oct 6, 2020
Live Zoom Q&A with jim and Jessica Merrill
Join us for a very special episode featuring the audio recording of a live Q&A Zoom meeting we held to discuss traveling to Walt Disney World during the pandemic. It's filled with lots of practical tips and insights to help take the worry out of planning a trip right now. If you have any questions that aren't covered in the meeting, please feel free to reach out! Note: because this audio is taken from a Zoom meeting, there are occasional sound issues caused by ambient noise and switching audio sources. Have patience and enjoy!
Oct 1, 2020
Juston and Kaitlyn LeBaron
We're kicking off October with a month of tricks and treats! Join Jim and today's guests Juston and Kaitlyn LeBaron for a whirlwind trip to Disneyland where the Guardians rock Mickey's Halloween Party, a Belle finds her Beast, Star-Lord wins his Gamora, and romance fills the air in New Orleans Square!
Sep 24, 2020
Join Jim and his guest Ryan Bruckman for a mad dash around the Disney Parks! Ryan discovered the "Run Disney" events several years ago and has been an avid fan ever since. For those willing to rise to these challenges, there are magical moments, fantastic memories and shiny objects galore. So let's run away...and run our way through a different kind of Disney adventure!
Sep 23, 2020
Live from Walt Disney World
Join Jim and his guest, Walt Disney World for the extra special mini-episode LIVE from Walt Disney World! Hear some first-hand advice about having a socially-distanced Disney adventure. There's plenty of fun in store and Disney is doing a great job of caring for their guests and ensuring a wonderful experience. Plus, there are innovations and new attractions to enjoy so don't be afraid to start planning now!
Sep 17, 2020
Join Jim on today's podcast where you'll meet his charming guest, JJ Harrison. This exceptional and versatile artist shares one fascinating story after another. You'll hear how a shy young boy deflected attention with his early drawings...how Gyro Gearloose unlocked the door to the world of Disney...how a pin for Mickey's 90th Birthday led to an amazing commission...and how a miraculous bowling accident changed his life forever! And wait until you see his artwork!
Sep 14, 2020
It was exactly 6 months ago today that Disneyland's unprecedented extended closure began. Join Jim and his bubbly guest Megan Smyth who was there when the clock struck midnight on Friday, March 13th and the magic was put on hold. She gives us a delightful firsthand account of the bittersweet spirit that pervaded the parks on that day. Hers was an experience like no other!
Sep 12, 2020
We're off to the big blue world today with Jim and his special guest, Katie Whetsell! Hear this marvelous entertainer's story of dreams, perseverance and success as a performer with the Walt Disney Company. It's an episode worthy of Dory herself filled with laughter, challenges, and new adventures ahead!
Sep 8, 2020
Sail away with Jim and his guest Thomas Brandley! Today we're swapping tales about living it up on the beautiful briny with Disney Cruise Lines. Hear what it's like to be a guest aboard the happiest place on water!
Sep 3, 2020
Born in Paris, raised on Mickey comic books, and now an acclaimed Disney historian! Join Jim and guest Didier Ghez, whose 6-volume series "They Drew as They Pleased" celebrates the genius of the Disney concept artists and the amazing animation their work inspired!
Sep 1, 2020
Welcome to our special Back-to-School Episode! Join Jim and today's guest, Mandee Shaffer, for a heartwarming discussion of the inspiring life lessons we learn from Disney animated features. After the episode, we'd love to hear from all of you about your favorite bits of Disney wisdom!
Aug 27, 2020
We're exploring lost territory today with Jim and his guest, filmmaker Matthew Serrano. Matt's new feature documentary, "Live from the Space Stage: A HALYX Story," reveals the history behind the Tomorrowland rock phenomenon that only appeared in Disneyland during the summer of 1981. You can see the movie now on Defunctland on YouTube. You're going to need your scuba gear because we are diving DEEP! @matthew_serrano on Instagram @defunctland on Twitter
Aug 25, 2020
Today's podcast could be brought to you by the letter "M" as Jim is joined by former cast member Madison McGuire who shares memories of Mickey and Megara and matrimony and Make-a-Wish and Magic Mornings and music and mementos and much, much more! Along the way, you'll also be hearing warm and wonderful stories about family...and the quest for Gadget!
Aug 20, 2020
Join Jim and his delightful guest Melissa Trenery as they reminisce about their exciting adventures in Shanghai Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea! They'll be sharing the sights, the sounds and the flavors of these enchanting and spectacular parks! As an added bonus, Melissa also gives a firsthand peek behind the scenes of "The Lion King" on Broadway!
Aug 13, 2020
On today's podcast, Jim follows acclaimed illustrator Robert Bruno on his evolution from life as a starving artist to having an A-list clientele. From hustling Pokémon drawings in elementary school and a pivotal 8th-grade drawing of Spider-Man to amazing commissions for Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, ESPN, Fox, and the NBA, his dynamic visual style has garnered the attention of fans throughout the world. His website, brunodi.com, is a feast for the eyes and the spirit!
Aug 11, 2020
On today's bonus episode, Jim is joined by Kenn Johnson, podcaster and Annual Passholder, who shows us that you never give up on Disney when it comes to their ability to make the magic happen. Even the most "befuddling" day can have a happy ending! "All it takes is faith and trust...and a little bit of pixie dust!"
Aug 6, 2020
It's daddy-daughter day on That Old Mouse Magic! Share a lifetime of memories with a true-blue Disney spirit! Former Walt Disney World entertainment cast member Jessica Merrill continues to spread the magic to her family, friends, team, and everyone she meets. And she's a whiz at Disney trivia! Challenge her at your own risk!
Jul 30, 2020
H'yar 'this... Need a treat to beat the summer heat? How about chilling with Jim and his special guest Jeffrey Wolf whose specialty was spreading holiday cheer Disney-style from California to Hong Kong and even out to sea? Bonus: he was also best friends with everyone's favorite Disney wizard! Come share the magic!
Jul 23, 2020
Join Jim on a fascinating adventure with former Disney Imagineer Josh Shipley (@shipleyland)! Hear how the power of "I want" and "I will" becomes "I can!" It's a roller coaster ride that's a genuine E-Ticket!
1 hr 1 min
Jul 21, 2020
From a delightful childhood surprise to a legacy of cherished keepsakes, celebrate the sweet and simple joys of Disney with Loria Call! Hear how she brings warmth, light, and laughter to her family by making magical memories with the Mouse.
Jul 16, 2020
Fun, creative and clever, get in the Disney spirit with former cast member Brad Shelton! He's the ultimate problem-solver — from getting lost at Disneyland to filling a haunted graveyard with snow, he's always got his eye on making the best of every situation!
Jul 9, 2020
Jim is delighted to be joined by writer Shea Fontana! Shea's extensive writing credits include the Netflix animated series Polly Pocket and the DC Super Hero Girls animated shorts, TV specials, movies, and graphic novels. Shea's writing for Disney includes the Disney Junior favorites Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, Doc McStuffins, and The 7D, and Disney on Ice.
Jul 2, 2020
Jim is joined for a little "Christmas in July" by former Walt Disney World cast member and character performer Colton Hattabaugh!
Jun 25, 2020
Jim is joined by actor and YouTube host Chris Provost. Along with his wife (and previous guest on That Old Mouse Magic) Amanda, and their son, Miles, Chris shares his enthusiasm and knowledge for everything Disney on their channel Provost Park Pass. You can also find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Jun 18, 2020
Jim is joined by Disney Legend Floyd Norman for a chat about his storied career as an animator. Floyd joined the Walt Disney Studios in 1957 to work on Sleeping Beauty and went on to work on movies such as 101 Dalmations, The Sword in the Stone, and The Jungle Book.
Jun 11, 2020
This week Jim is joined by the redoubtable Holly Frey, co-host of the Stuff You Missed in History, Full of Sith, and Fauxthentic History podcasts. She's an executive producer for iHeartRadio and a bright, shining sun of positivity in the Star Wars community, as well as an uber-nerdy fan of the Haunted Mansion in all its various forms. Twitter: @surliestgirl @missedinhistory @fullofsith @fauxthentics Instagram: @surlygirlie5 @missedinhistory Website: www.sew-nerdy.com
Jun 4, 2020
Dugan Brunker is an amazing singer, an avid photographer, and a fan of all things Disney. He joins Jim to talk about the Disney parks evening extravaganza, Fantasmic. You can find Dugan on Instagram at @sotheotherdayi. That Old Mouse Magic is produced and edited by Ryan Call and hosted by Jim Christian. The theme music is by Rick Rea and Jim Christian and the logo art is by Addison Welch. You can connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Thanks for listening!
May 28, 2020
Jim is joined by Amanda Provost, a popular YouTube personality. Along with her husband, Chris, and their son, Miles, Amanda shares her enthusiasm and knowledge for everything Disney on their channel Provost Park Pass. You can also find them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
May 21, 2020
Jim is joined by Bre Welch, a talented photographer whose work can be found on Instagram (@pepperfoxphoto). Bre is a former Cast Member at Walt Disney World who was friends with Ariel and Pluto. That Old Mouse Magic is hosted by Jim Christian. It is produced and edited by Ryan Call. The theme music was created by Jim Christian and Rick Rea.
May 19, 2020
Introductions are in Order
That Old Mouse Magic is dedicated to everything Disney and features interviews and warm reminiscence about the parks, TV, films, and memorabilia that fills our lives with positivity and joy. In this episode, meet our host, Jim Christian. He talks about the impact of Disney on his life and a bit about what to expect from future episodes of the podcast. Enjoy!
May 11, 2020
That Old Mouse Magic Teaser
To all who come to this happy podcast, welcome! Starting next week, join Jim Christian and friends as they talk about why they love all things Disney.