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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.

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Tom Spina

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!


10 Jun 2021

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Shane Casteel

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!


3 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Christian Johnston

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."


27 May 2021

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Laura Ware

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?


20 May 2021

Rank #4

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Darren Ewing

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!


13 May 2021

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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!


4 May 2021

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Matt Allen

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!


29 Apr 2021

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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!

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22 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Cory Thompson

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!


15 Apr 2021

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Doug Watson

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.


8 Apr 2021

Rank #10