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Beyond The Mouse

WE LOVE DISNEY! Like..... REALLY LOVE DISNEY. We're a group of hardcore Disney-philes from the Front Row Network and we're bringing you weekly episodes where we go through the news of the month and highlight a movie from the Disney catalog for our review! Join us as we take you BEYOND THE MOUSE!

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Ep. 21 – Trips With Kids

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is back with its final Summer bonus episode. This time Craig is joined by his wife Anna and Mary Kate and Jake Smith. The Smiths are veterans of taking kids to Disney and they are here to discuss the key tips and tricks to make your Disney vacation with your kids a rousing success. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Anna McFarland, Mary Kate Smith & Jake Smith (DEBUT) __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

5 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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Ep. 40 – Full Disclosure Toy Story 4

Download the episode. FULL DISCLOSURE and BEYOND THE MOUSE collide once again, this time to discuss Toy Story 4. When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. FEATURING: Beyond the Mouse, Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson IMDB Page:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979376/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1 __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.frnpod.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Network” – https://www.instagram.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________ Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

2 Jul 2019

Rank #2

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Ep. 16 – Disney Foods

Download the episode. It’s episode 16 of BEYOND THE MOUSE. We got some listener mail asking us for our advice on Disney dining options. So we decided to do a whole show on it! Call this the first bonus ep of BTM where you ask us what you’d like to know! Featuring: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson & Brett Rutherford __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! http://www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news from the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

12 May 2018

Rank #3

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Ep. 38 – Aladdin (SPOILER REVIEW)

Download the episode. The BEYOND THE MOUSE crew is pulling double duty this month to bring you the latest episode of FULL DISCLOSURE. The mouse house has continued their run of live-action remakes of their animated classics and now it’s Aladdin’s turn. How was Guy Ritchie’s direction? Does Will Smith make the Genie work in live-action? Are the songs still as good as they were? The crew answers it all! FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson & Brett Rutherford __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.frnpod.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://www.instagram.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________ Please enjoy this episode of FULL DISCLOSURE and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

3 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Ep. 12 – The Santa Clause

Download the episode. It’s episode 12 of BEYOND THE MOUSE and we’ve got a full house to talk about a big slate of news and two, COUNT ‘EM TWO, movie reviews. In addition to the news of John Laseter’s misconduct allegations, we answer your fan mail, give a non-spoiler review of “Coco” and break down our movie of month; 1994’s “The Santa Clause”. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Anna McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Vanessa Ferguson. __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! http://www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news from the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

4 Dec 2017

Rank #5

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Ep. 18 – Disney Trip Tips

Download the episode. It’s episode 18 of BEYOND THE MOUSE. Keeping with the tradition of making our fans happy, the entire crew is taking the time to give you their veteran tips for anyone planning a first-time vacation to the Disney parks. They talk fast-passes, things you can’t miss, best dining options and so much more. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson & Brett Rutherford __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! http://www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news from the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

8 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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Ep. 25 – Mickey’s 90th Birthday!

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE puts on its party hat as we’re celebrating a very special birthday! For the past 90 years, Mickey Mouse has been the face of all things Disney. Through decades, Mickey has stood the test of time and continually outshines all other symbols of the Disney empire. On this special episode, we celebrate the birthday of the one of the most recognizable mascots in the world. We are also PSYCHED to welcome friend of the pod Dominic Cellini to the Front Row for the first time! Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson and Dominic Cellini (DEBUT) __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

16 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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Ep. 22 – Aladdin

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is diving into the 90s animated classic “Aladdin”. When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her. We also welcome our good friend Nicole Sivak to the podcast for the first time! Featuring: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson, Brett Rutherford, & Nicole Sivak (DEBUT) __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

14 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. 31 – Q&A #2 [LIVE!]

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is taking to the live internet waves once again to answer your questions about the parks, movies and any other topics you want to discuss! Featuring: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson and Brett Rutherford __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

16 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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BONUS – Incredibles 2 – FULL DISCLOSURE

Download the episode. The Beyond The Mouse crew is pulling some extra duties this month as they put on their Full Disclosure hats to review the super Pixar sequel Incredibles 2. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson & Brett Rutherford IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5463162 __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! http://www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news from the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

18 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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Ep. 33 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (w/ Springfield Theatre Centre)

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is heading back to the classic animated films of the 90s renaissance and are joined by some very special guests. Springfield Theatre Centre is currently mounting the regional premiere of the stage adaptation of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. So there is no better way to spend this episode than talking the 1996 film with them and about how the movie translates to the stage. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Jacob Deters, Wes Bridges & Jazmine French. __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

5 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Ep. 10 – D23 Expo 2017 Report

Download this episode! The mouse crew talk about all the big news from D23 concerning film and the parks. What were the biggest takeaways? What are we most excited about… and what are we not excited about? We also have Bret (who actually was lucky enough to be at D23) to join the conversation. Be sure to check out our facebook page to find out how you can win some exclusive D23 souvenirs! https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Featuring: Craig McFarland, Allison Means, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! http://www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news from the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

3 Aug 2017

Rank #12

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Ep. 28 – Mary Poppins Returns [Spoiler Review]

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is back with an episode that is practically perfect in every way! Join the whole crew as they go in-depth on the latest Disney live-action smash hit, Mary Poppins Returns. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Anna McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson and Brett Rutherford __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

15 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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Ep. 24 – Hocus Pocus (w/ Disneyland Foodies)

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is ready to get in the spooky mood of October! In addition to talking the latest Disney news, the BTM crew welcomes for the first time the ladies of the Disneyland Foodies; one of the most followed Disney Instagram accounts in the country. And what better movie to break down with these 3 ladies in October than the Disney Halloween staple Hocus Pocus. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Vanessa Ferguson and the Disneyland Foodies (DEBUT) __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

18 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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Ep. 39 – Going To Disney World Solo

Download the episode. The BEYOND THE MOUSE crew is back talking about what you should expect and what tips you can take with you if you’re heading to Disney World all on your own! FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson & Brett Rutherford __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.frnpod.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Network” – https://www.instagram.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________ Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

17 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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Ep. 23 – Trip Report!!!

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is starting a whole new strain of our show catalog: THE TRIP REPORT! Every time we go to Disney we will come back with our report of what we did, what was new and what we recommend if you’re going in the future! Here is TRIP REPORT #1. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Anna McFarland, Tim Garvis & Kara Garvis __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

11 Oct 2018

Rank #16

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Ep. 37 – Peter Pan (w/ The Springfield Muni)

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is back with a very special episode. The Springfield Municipal Opera is opening their 2019 season with a staging of the classic fairy tale musical Peter Pan. BTM’s own Craig McFarland is even playing Smee in this production! So naturally we’re diving deep into the Disney vault to break down the original animated film from 1953. We’re also joined by Captain Hook himself! Mr. Gus Gordon makes his Front Row debut! __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.frnpod.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://www.instagram.com/thefrontrownetwork/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz __________________________________________ Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

30 May 2019

Rank #17

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Ep. 32 – Photography in the Parks with Jill Gum

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is incredibly excited to welcome first-time guest and amazing photographer Jill Gum for a special episode talking all about how to take amazing and cherished photographs in the Disney parks. Featuring: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford & Jill Gum (DEBUT) __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

30 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Ep. 29 – Q&A #1 [LIVE!]

Download the episode. BEYOND THE MOUSE is taking to the live internet waves to answer your questions about the parks, movies and any other topics you want to discuss! Featuring: Craig McFarland, Vanessa Ferguson and Brett Rutherford __________________________________________ CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.thefrontrowmoviereviews.com We are also now on Instagram! Just search for “The Front Row Movie Reviews” – https://instagram.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ Also find us on Facebook and Like us there as well! You know, if you actually do…. – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrowmoviereviews/ And of course follow us on Twitter to get the latest news on the Front Row! – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE, and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

30 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Ep. 46 – Snow White

Download the episode. We travel back to 1937 and talk Walt’s Folley, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Brett and Craig are joined by Brandon (Front Row Classics) and local author/illustrator Dominic Cellini. IMDB Page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029583/?ref_=nv_sr_2?ref_=nv_sr_2 FEATURING: Craig McFarland, Brett Rutherford, Brandon Davis and Dominic Cellini___________________________________________CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE!!! www.frnpod.com FIND US ON NPR ILLINOIS! https://www.nprillinois.org/programs/front-row-network FIND US ON FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/thefrontrownetwork/ FIND US ON TWITTER – https://twitter.com/FrontRowReviewz FIND US ON INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/thefrontrownetwork/ __________________________________________ Please enjoy this episode of BEYOND THE MOUSE and as always, we’ll see you in the front row!

16 Sep 2019

Rank #20