Inside The Mouse Castle: Disney News, Information And Commentary



We're your weekly dose of Disney news, information and commentary. Tim Callaway and Anthony Reynolds host "Inside the Mouse Castle," with all the latest about Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Studios, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing, Disney Consumer Products and the Disney/ABC Television Group. We don't try to cover everything, just the interesting stuff--and drinks are usually served. Please join us.


  • ITMC 04-27-2015 - 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Tomorrowland' and 'Descendants'

    28/04/2015 Duration: 43min

    Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in U.S. theaters this Friday after doing impressive international box office last week. But, things got a little rocky for some of the cast on the interview circuit. Robert Downey Jr. walked out on an uncomfortable interview with a BBC reporter while Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans made some questionable comments to a reporter with Digital Spy. Elsewhere, Marvel's upcoming Spider-Man flick may finally have a title, Disney announces their complete slate of movies through 2017, a lucky fan will get to attend the "Tomorrowland" premiere in Downtown Disney with George Clooney, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto officially opened at Walt Disney World, "Doctor Who" is joining the Disney XD lineup and Disney Channel's "The Descendants" has a new, unimpressive trailer.

  • ITMC 04-22-2015 - 'Star Wars' Celebration, Obi-Wan Kenobi in 'Beauty and the Beast' and More Disney Lawsuits

    23/04/2015 Duration: 31min

    Tim and Anthony still aren't done talking about "Star Wars" Celebration in this episode of "Inside The Mouse Castle." They share their thoughts on the "Rogue One" teaser trailer, owning your own BB-8 droid and the effect "The Force Awakens" trailer had on the stock market. Also, Ewan McGregor and Stanley Tucci join the cast of "Beauty and the Beast," Disney Cruise Line adds experiences just for kids to the Disney Dream, secrets about Disney Infinity 3.0 have leaked online and two lawsuits--one serious, one plain silly--are keeping Disney Legal busy.

  • ITMC 04-14-2015 - 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Premiere, 'Star Wars' Celebration and Selfie Sticks

    15/04/2015 Duration: 01h01min

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" had its world premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Monday night and we've got soundbites galore from the stars: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, James Spader and director Joss Whedon. Also, "Inside The Mouse Castle" Tim and Anthony preview 'Star Wars' Celebration and debate how long is too long to wait in line for J.J. Abrams. Plus, we've got the latest on Guillermo del Toro's "Haunted Mansion" starring Ryan Gosling, Ian McKellen joining "Beauty and the Beast," changes to the Matterhorn and Peter Pan at Disneyland, Walt Disney and Salvador Dali at the Walt Disney Family Museum, outlawing selfie sticks at Walt Disney World, and how pathetic Tim and Anthony look drinking alone at the Cove Bar.

  • ITMC 04-06-2015 - 'Mulan,' 'Winnie the Pooh' and 'Star Wars' Weekends

    07/04/2015 Duration: 39min

    "Mulan" and "Winnie the Pooh" get added to the list of Disney animated classics that will be remade in live action. Is it really about quality storytelling or is it just the almighty dollar that's driving Disney? Also "Inside The Mouse Castle," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson joins the cast of "Moana," production on the fifth "Pirates" film is delayed while Johnny Depp recovers from a hand injury, Walt Disney World announces a slate of celebrity appearances at "Star Wars" Weekends, the Muppets are returning to TV, and Anthony survives massive spring break crowds at Disneyland.  

  • ITMC 03-30-2015 - Springtime at Disneyland, Trader Sam's at Walt Disney World, 'Rogue One' vs. 'Rogue Nation'

    31/03/2015 Duration: 40min

    It's Easter week and at Disneyland, not only are their colorful eggs hidden all around, but Sleeping Beauty Castle is decked out in blue and silver for the park's 60th birthday. At Walt Disney World, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto soft opened on Saturday at the Polynesian Village Resort to big crowds and long waits. We still can't wait to go. Star Wars Weekends are coming up at Disney's Hollywood Studios and we're really geeking over the action figures that can be custom designed with your face. Want a seven-inch figure of yourself frozen in carbonite? It can happen. Meanwhile, runDisney has released an updated calendar of events, Audra McDonald is joining the cast of "Beauty and the Beast," Disney and Paramont have reached an agreement over "Star Wars: Rogue One" and "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation," and "Fancy Nancy" is coming to Disney Junior.

  • ITMC 03-23-2015 - A Monorail on eBay, 'Captain America: Civil War' and a Mo'Ne Movie

    24/03/2015 Duration: 36min

    Tim and Anthony don't have enough money to buy a Walt Disney World Monorail train or a Tron light cycle replica, so instead they're arguing about "Into the Woods" and pineapple pizza on today's "Inside The Mouse Castle." They also share the latest news on Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War," Little League star Mo'Ne Davis' new Disney Channel movie and speciall "Muppet Moments" for your kids. Plus, hear the troubling secret Steve Jobs shared with Bob Iger just before Pixar and Disney joined forces in 2006.

  • ITMC 03-16-2015 - Tim Burton Directs 'Dumbo'; Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad Join 'Beauty and the Beast'

    17/03/2015 Duration: 38min

    Tim and Anthony aren't sure about Tim Burton helming a new live-action version "Dumbo," but they're downright giddy about Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad joining the cast of "Beauty and the Beast." And so, they debate the ultimate Disney question: is it a good idea or a bad idea for the studio to keep remaking their animated classics in live-action? Also in this episode of "Inside The Mouse Castle": "Tron 3" may or may not be made (but it probably will), "Cinderella" scores big at the box office, Disneyland and Walt Disney World are throwing 24-hour parties, and "March Magic" means you can spend $600 on t-shirts.

  • ITMC 03-13-2015 - 'Cinderella' Review, 'Star Wars: Rogue One' and 'Frozen 2'

    14/03/2015 Duration: 31min

    SPECIAL EDITION - So much Disney news has broken in the last two days that Tim and Anthony couldn't contain themselves. THEY HAD TO DO A SHOW! Tim reviews the new live-action "Cinderella" starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett and also chimes in on "Frozen Fever." Which film sparkles and which one is a total dud? Also, Tim and Anthony report on Disney's annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco on Thursday. There were plenty of (semi) surprises including details about "Frozen 2," "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and the new standalone "Star Wars" film "Rogue One" starring Felicity Jones. Finally, what's up with Disney Hollywood Studios changing its name and what was Bob Iger so flustered about?

  • ITMC 03-09-2015 - Harrison Ford's Crash Landing, 'Tomorrowland' and Indy's 20th Birthday

    10/03/2015 Duration: 51min

    It was a big week for Disney movie news with new trailers debuting for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Tomorrowland." Also, there's a great rumor circulating about a new Star Wars trailer, "Toy Story 4" is set to be a romantic comedy, "Beauty and the Beast" has found its Beast...and Gaston, and, yes Cinderella, that really is a corset. Meanwhile, Innoventions prepares to close at Disneyland, Anthony celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Indiana Jones Adventure and Indy himself crash lands his plane on a golf course in Southern California.

  • ITMC 03-02-2015 - 'Cinderella' Premiere, 'DuckTales' and the Right Way to Watch 'Star Wars'

    03/03/2015 Duration: 47min

    Disney's new live-action "Cinderella' premiered in Hollywood Sunday night and we've got red carpet coverage with director Kenneth Branagh and star Lily James. Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, is also on hand to talk about the latest "Frozen" animated short, "Frozen Fever." Tim and Anthony also take a look at Saturday night's "it's a small world" fire at Disneyland, the problem with Animal Kingdom's "Avatar-land," the return of "DuckTales" and the correct way to watch all six "Star Wars" films.

  • ITMC 02-23-2015 - The Oscars, Rising Ticket Prices and Walking to Walt Disney World

    24/02/2015 Duration: 41min

    "Big Hero 6" and "Feast" were Disney's big winners at this weekend's Academy Awards, which were otherwise dominated by "Birdman," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Whiplash." Tim and Anthony recap Hollywood's biggest night and share the latest on "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and Kevin Costner's new flick "McFarland, USA." They also discuss why ticket price increases at Disneyland and Walt Disney World are not the end of the world, the results of the Disney Princess Half Marathon and the story of a family walking cross country to Walt Disney World to raise money for cancer awareness.

  • ITMC 02-16-2015 - Spider-Man Returns to Marvel, Cinderella's Waist Shrinks and Mad T Party Comes Back to DCA

    17/02/2015 Duration: 46min

    We've got a ton of Disney and Marvel movie news this week. Spider-Man is finally joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, paving the way for a new Spidey stand-alone film in 2017 and a major plotline in "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016. Meanwhile, the newest trailer for Disney's live-action "Cinderella" has social media buzzing about the fair princess' unusually tiny waist. Also, "Big Hero 6" has quietly become Disney's third highest grossing animated film in the U.S., Emma Thompson may be joining the cast of "Beauty and the Beast," Pixar could be making its first musical and the remake of "Pete's Dragon" has began shooting in New Zealand. At Disney California Adventure, we say goodbye to Luigi's Flying Tires and hello again to the Mad T Party.

  • ITMC 02-09-2015 - Tom Staggs, Shanghai Disneyland and Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

    10/02/2015 Duration: 37min

    Tim and Anthony both visited Disneyland last week and report back on enjoying the Magic Kingdom solo, celebrating MiceChat's 10th anniversary and lamenting wayward Baymax balloons. They also discuss the promotion of Tom Staggs to chief operating officer of the Walt Disney Company, some impressive new Pirates pics from Shanghai Disneyland and the new Trader Sam's coming to Walt Disney World's Polynesian Village Resort.

  • ITMC 02-02-2015 - The Patriots Go to Disneyland, the Annie Awards and Disneyland's Diamond Celebration

    03/02/2015 Duration: 51min

    Julian Edelman and Malcolm Butler shined for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, so they get to go to Disneyland...or Walt Disney World...or both. Tim and Anthony recap a busy week that saw the Walt Disney Family Museum get honored by ASIFA-Hollywood at the Annie Awards, Disneyland reveal plans for its 60th anniversary, and the release of a new "Tomorrowland" trailer featuring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. Meanwhile, Chris Pratt and Chris Evans resolve their Super Bowl superhero dispute in classy fashion, the Hatbox Ghost returns (fingers crossed--please let it happen) to the Haunted Mansion and more than 1,000 items from Disneyland's past prepare to go on the auction block.

  • ITMC 01-26-2015 - Emma Watson is Belle, 'Strange Magic' is Bad, Disney Cruise Line is Frozen

    27/01/2015 Duration: 35min

    There's exciting and unexpected casting news from Disney. Emma Watson will play a princess. She's taking on the role of Belle in the live-action movie version of "Beauty and the Beast." Bill Condon will direct the film which is expected to start production later this year with a likely 2016 release. In other casting news, Kaya Scodelario ("The Maze Runner") is joining the cast of "Pirates of the Caribbean 5." Meanwhile, Lucasfilm's "Strange Magic" took a nosedive at the box office, "Frozen" is making a major appearance on Disney Cruise Line, more measles cases are being linked to Disneyland and ticket prices for Disney theme parks are going up (again).

  • ITMC 01-19-2015 - Trader Sam's, Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, Oscar Nominations

    20/01/2015 Duration: 37min

    This is what happens when Team Mouse Castle gets together to celebrate Anthony's birthday at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. We apologize in advance. We also have a lot of fun sampling the tasty tropical drinks the bar offers, plus we recap the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend, dabble in some Frozen Fun and offer our thoughts on last week's Oscar nominations.

  • ITMC 01-12-2015 - The Golden Globe Awards, the Walt Disney World Marathon and Disneyland Measles

    13/01/2015 Duration: 59min

    Tim and Anthony gear up for another weekend at Disneyland while dissecting Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards. Could "Into the Woods" and "Big Hero 6" actually have been shut out? Also, a break down of the results of the Walt Disney World Marathon and Half Marathon, a discussion about the measles outbreak traced back to Disneyland and all hail the return of Fantasy in the Sky fireworks! There's also good news and bad news for certain Disney Cruise Line passengers.

  • ITMC 01-01-2015 - Tim and Anthony's Surprise New Year Party

    02/01/2015 Duration: 54min

    So, this happened: Anthony made a surprise trip to Las Vegas to hang out with Tim and the result was this episode of "Inside The Mouse Castle." It's an unplanned, unscripted look back at last year with some of our favorite Disney moments and stories from 2014. "Star Wars," the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney Infinity 2.0, "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." Maelstrom, "Into the Woods," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and a whole lot more. So, mix a martini, pour some wine, down a shot or two and join the party. Happy New Year!

  • ITMC 12-29-2014 - Happy New Year at Disney Parks, 'Into The Woods' and Pirating 'Frozen'

    30/12/2014 Duration: 32min

    Happy New Year from "Inside The Mouse Castle"! Tim and Anthony run down all the ways to celebrate and enjoy the new year at Disneyland and Walt Disney World despite the crowds. Tim reviews "Into the Woods" starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Also, why "Frozen" was one of the most pirated movies in 2014 and "Guardians of the Galaxy" wasn't.

  • ITMC 12-22-2014 - Christmas at Disneyland

    23/12/2014 Duration: 40min

    Merry Christmas from Inside The Mouse Castle! Tim and Anthony celebrate the holiday season at Disneyland while fighting the fatigue brought on by a marathon day at the Happiest Place on Earth. "Frozen" is the dominant theme this year, so we take a look at Arendelle joining the Storybook Land Canal Boats, "Frozen Fun" at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and "Freeze the Night," the new nighttime entertainment extravaganza at DCA. Also, we talk about Pixar's "Luxo Jr." joining the Library of Congress's National Film Registry, the Marvel Experience starting its nationwide tour and Orlando Bloom (maybe) returning to the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise.

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