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 09-12-2014 - 'Frozen' at Epcot, Marvel Movie Rumors and 'Walt Before Mickey'

    13/09/2014 Duration: 38min

    A new "Frozen" attraction is planned for the Norway pavilion at Epcot, replacing the Maelstrom boat ride, but the real surprise "Inside The Mouse Castle" is that Anthony has never set foot inside the Disneyland Hotel and has--gasp--never been to Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. While he and Tim sort that out they also discuss the latest movie rumors from "Avengers 3," "Pirates of the Caribbean 5" and "Star Wars: Episode VII," give updates on "Captain America 3" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D," and preview the upcoming Walt Disney indie biopic "Walt Before Mickey."

  • ITMC 09-09-2014 - Disney's Legal Woes, No 'Iron Man 4,' and 'Guardians' Sets a Marvel Record

    10/09/2014 Duration: 37min

    Disney is caught in the crosshairs of a class action suit that could cost them. A Department of Justice investigation of Silicon Valley employment practices has spilled over into animation companies. Big names like Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and the late Steve Jobs are being named among top executives throughout the animation industry who may have condoned policies that handcuffed the ability of employees to seek better opportunities at other studios. Tim and Anthony discuss this ugly story of collusion and wage fixing. They also have the latest on Disney's other legal issue with musician Deadmau5. Plus, how "Guardians of the Galaxy" continues to rule the box office, why Robert Downey, Jr. may or may not make "Iron Man 4" and today's big "Captain America" announcement that really wasn't.

  • ITMC 09-05-2014 - Deadmau5 vs. Disney, a 'Hullabaloo' Over 2D Animation and Happy Birthday, Pluto!

    06/09/2014 Duration: 37min

    Is a house musician with a huge mouse head violating Disney's biggest trademark? Tim and Anthony look at the looming battle between the Mouse House and Deadmau5. Also "Inside The Mouse Castle': former Disney animators are teaming up to make a 2D animated steampunk adventure, "Hullabaloo," and Mickey's pal Pluto celebrates his 84th birthday.

  • ITMC 09-02-2014 - The Disneyland Half Marathon, Oswald at Disney California Adventure and Finding 'Lava'

    03/09/2014 Duration: 39min

    Tim is back from Anaheim and has all the news from the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Meanwhile, Anthony saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" one more time on its way to becoming, once again, the number one movie in the U.S. Great news at Disney California Adventure as Oswald the Lucky Rabbit will be making character appearances beginning this month. Finally, Walt Disney World goes to the dogs, "Frozen" gets the spotlight on ABC and we get a sneak peek at Pixar's upcoming short film "Lava."

  • ITMC 08-29-2014 - Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend, Marvel Movie Update and Disney Drones

    30/08/2014 Duration: 38min

    Tim is at the Happiest Place on Earth this weekend to run the 5K and 10K races during the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend. Anthony joins him to talk about the latest speculation on Marvel movies, Disney's desire to use drones in the theme parks, the latest cool stuff from Disney Infinity and why Fake Producer Scott needs to bring donuts to the Anabella Hotel.

  • ITMC 08-26-2014 - The Emmys' Robin Williams Tribute, Villains at Walt Disney World and Happy Anniversary Mary Poppins!

    27/08/2014 Duration: 34min

    The Emmys paid fitting tribute to actor, comedian and Disney Legend Robin Williams Monday night. Tim and Anthony share their thoughts on the evening. They also wonder what's the deal with the price tag on the Magic Kingdom's Villains' Sinister Soiree. Meanwhile "Mary Poppins" marks its 50th anniversary, Donald Glover finally gets to play Spider-Man and animator Andreas Deja has an intriguing new book coming out about Walt Disney's Nine Old Men.

  • ITMC 08-22-2014 - Battle of 'The Jungle Books,' 'The Good Dinosaur' Do-Over and Tim and Anthony's Ice Bucket Challenge

    23/08/2014 Duration: 44min

    Can Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett outdo Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson? Warner Bros. and Disney both hope their strong casting choices will be the difference as they produce their own live-action "Jungle Book" films. Disney's will hit theaters in Fall 2015, while Warner Bros. will bow a year later. Are they both destined to be hits? Or neither one? Tim and Anthony also break down what's wrong with "The Good Dinosaur" at Pixar and join the cause to fight ALS by committing to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

  • ITMC 08-19-2014 - 'Ant-Man,' 'Star Wars' and Disney's Hollywood Studios

    20/08/2014 Duration: 41min

    While Marvel's "Ant-Man" begins filming in San Francisco, the Interwebs debate whether or not Disney will release the original version of "Star Wars" to home video--or if they even can. Meanwhile, the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios is closing down this month to make way for......? And since Tim and Anthony don't live by Disney alone, they share a word or two about the White Stripes and "Shaun of the Dead." No, really. It will all make sense.

  • ITMC 08-15-2014 - Layoffs at DisneyToon Studios and Radio Disney, More Robin Williams and Sing Along with 'Frozen'

    16/08/2014 Duration: 43min

    Employees are being let go at DisneyToon Studios while Radio Disney shuts down all but one of its AM radio stations. Meanwhile, Robin Williams daughter Zelda is battling some pretty foul Internet trolls over her father's death. All that, plus Tim and Anthony discuss the strangely redundant release of "Frozen: Sing-Along Edition" on DVD and the home video battle between Amazon and Disney.

  • ITMC 08-12-2014 - Remembering Robin Williams

    13/08/2014 Duration: 32min

    Robin Williams died from an apparent suicide on Monday in his home near San Francisco. Tim and Anthony recall the great Disney Legend and celebrate his immense talent and impressive body of work in movies, television and stand-up comedy. Williams' performances in "Aladdin," "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Will Hunting" will be remembered and enjoyed by fans for many years to come. We send our deepest condolences to Robin Williams' friends and family. He will be sorely missed.

  • ITMC 08-08-2014 - The Haunted Mansion at 45, Star Wars at Disneyland and the D23 Expo

    09/08/2014 Duration: 45min

    This weekend, Tim and Anthony celebrate 45 years of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland and discuss what makes it a great attraction to this day. They also break down Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger's comments regarding planned Star Wars attractions at Disney Parks. What did he say and what didn't he say during this week's Third Quarter conference call? Finally, Tim reviews Disneynature's "Bears," available soon on Blu-ray and looks at other home video releases.

  • ITMC 08-05-2014 - 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Alice in Wonderland 2' and Walt Disney Meets 'Drunk History'

    06/08/2014 Duration: 36min

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" set a box office record over the weekend for an August movie opening. Tim and Anthony talk about the success of the film and why they need to see it again...and again. Also, a second live-action "Alice in Wonderland" film is going into production, "Gravity Falls" and the Muppets are back, and Walt Disney finds a place in "Drunk History" on Comedy Central.

  • ITMC 08-01-2014 - 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review and 'Into the Woods'

    02/08/2014 Duration: 33min

    Tim and Anthony's no-spoilers review of "Guardians of the Galaxy" starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Plus our first look at Disney's Christmas release "Into the Woods." Also, their are a slew of home video releases coming up soon including "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie on November 4th.

  • ITMC 07-29-2014 - Comic-Con, 'The Avengers Age of Ultron,' 'Once Upon a Time' and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

    30/07/2014 Duration: 38min

    There's plenty of Comic-Con news as Tim and Anthony talk about Marvel's movie plans--are the Avengers doomed? Plus, 'Ant-Man,' 'Once Upon a Time,' and Chris Hemsworth's high squeaky voice.

  • ITMC 07-25-2014 - Comic-Con, Marvel, 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' and Disney Infinity

    26/07/2014 Duration: 41min

    Comic-Con is in full swing in San Diego and Tim and Anthony whine about not being there. They also preview Marvel's upcoming slate of movies, lament the newly announced "Pirates of the Caribbean 5," and cheer the success of Disney Infinity.

  • ITMC 07-22-2014 - Disneyland, Club 33, Pirates of the Caribbean and 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    23/07/2014 Duration: 47min

    Tim and Anthony talk about their recent visits to Disneyland and review the reopening of Club 33. They also discuss the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' premiere in Hollywood and guest injuries aboard Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • ITMC 07-17-2014 - Premiere Episode

    17/07/2014 Duration: 34min

    Tim Callaway and Anthony Reynolds celebrate Disneyland's 59th birthday and welcome you "Inside the Mouse Castle," your twice-weekly dose of Disney news, commentary and general silliness. Today we discuss what's up with the Club 33 remodel, the new "Jungle Book's" new Mowgli and sit down with our surprise special guest, Robbie Sherman.

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