Friday, September 27, 2013

All in All You're Just a-nother Jungle Cruise Wall

You know how I feel about the Jungle Cruise as it currently stands in the Magic Kingdom. (Brace yourself for shameless plug.) If you don't know, you can find out on this lovely piece I wrote last year. Anyway, apparently right now, everyone's favorite plastic animal cruise is undergoing a little refurb. And a possible rehab. (Gorillas love themselves some coke!) In place of the Jungle Cruise, a wall has been set up and being guarded and watched over by some clever skippers.

Now, I realize by now, most Disney fans have seen this video, but if you haven't, behold!

As usual, not my video. But it's on YouTube, so I will use that to my advantage. Anyway, how awesome is that? Something fresh finally comes to Magic Kingdom's Jungle Cruise and all it took was a wall. I say they can take their time on this refurb.

I'm happy with the wall. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Podcast Episode 37

Thor, Dwarf Mine trains, guest assistant cards, and so many more things that we are not qualified in any way to talk about! But we do anyway! Because that's the madness that drives this crazy thing! Anyway, thanks for tuning in this week, and please, tell a friend about us. Mostly just so they can question your sanity. You can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blood Behind the Ink: Peter Pan is a Jerk.

Hey Swabs and Scalawags!  Phew, what a Hell of a last few months.  Now that things are slowing down, I am going to take some time to clack away at the ol' keys and make shit up.  Well, maybe not quite "make up."  I want to take some time to discuss the stories behind some of Disney's classics!  Even though many are children's stories, they weren't always the cute happy stories that the cartoons portrayed.  So as the title suggests, today we are looking at Pan the man, and he was a jerk.

Photo taken moments before Pan ate Tink.
I tend to base my view of Peter Pan on the fun loving Disney version.  He is likable for the most part.  (I mean, he did feed Captain Hook's hand to the damn crocodile, but still...)  Anyhow, we've all seen it, we all love it. But, did you know there is much more in the books?  Yeah.  It's much, much darker than the feature length cartoon shows.

"Come on, Wendy! Watch me massacre children!"


So on to Peter's dark side!  It's only hinted at in the J.M. Barrie books, but it's there.  Barrie says that Peter would "thin the Lost Boys" when they grew old or there was too many of them.  I don't know what that says to you readers out there, but to me it says he killed them.  Now I know some genocide on an imaginary island in the stars may be expected, but that's not all.  Apparently in battle, little Petey Pan would swap sides and start mowing down his own soldiers for the pure fun of it!  I see why Disney left those parts out.  But even in the Disney version he was a bit of a dick.  Banishes Tink, doesn't listen to anyone, slightly pompous.  Hey, he acts like Mice Chat!

Thats where I'm going to end this.  

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A Few Announcements and Additions

I promise, we're not dead! (That's how most articles on anything should start out.) Come to find out, summertime is a busy time for all of us here at Mickey Mutineers, and the regular blog posts become slim. However, summertime is over and blog posts should resume shortly, so please remain seated as your ride vehicle may suddenly begin to move.

Alright, next order of business. We have new discussion forums now! That's right, a place for you to go and mingle with us personally and all the other fans of the blog and/or podcast. We promise for it to be fun,informative, and hopefully just plain nuts! But not stuffy and pompous like some of those other Disney-related discussion forums! We won't stand for that! So, please, at the top of this page, just click the "Forums" tab, register, and let's have some fun! A small group of us have already started, so just jump in and join the party!

Oh, did you notice that other little tab up there? The one that says "Store?" Hey, that goes to our new store! Have you always wanted to proudly display your Mickey Mutineers devotion? No? Oh..well this is awkward... Well, in case you ever do, go to our store! We will be adding new items and merchandise as time goes on. If there's a particular style of anything you want, let us know! We'll put it together and throw it up on the store. All purchases help support the madness we create here, whether it be the blog or podcast. And speaking of which...

If you haven't heard our latest podcast episode with Safari Mike, check it out! It's so good! Look, the post is right below this one. You can't miss it. Give it a listen.

That's pretty much it for announcements. Join in our forums, check out our store, listen to our episode with Safari Mike. If Mickey Mutineers merch isn't your jam, please continue to click through our Amazon banner up there and do your normal Amazon shopping. And thank you, the listener or reader, for sticking with us this far! You're the reason we do it, and we hope we can make you laugh and/or shake your head in disgust for a long time to come!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Podcast Episode 36 w/ Safari Mike

We have a very special episode for you this week, friends! All the way from the Radio Harambe podcast, Safari Mike joins the Mutineers for an hour of just sheer madness. Planes on Soarin? We tackle it. History lesson regarding Kali River Rapids? It's here! The secret of Matt's Beard of Power? Exposed! And Safari Mike shares with us his My Disney Experience experience, and keep in mind that when he tells his tale, billions of dollars were spend on this system. So sit back, plug in, and listen to one of the greatest episodes we've ever recorded! You can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Podcast Episode 35

This week, as usual we go over some random news throughout the Disney parks, including princess meet and greets, Glow with the Show, and more! Josh tries a new segment that just crashes and burns in the fires of hilarity. Everyone comes out a winner there. And then, the mildly popular TripAdvisor Game of Shame: Podcast Edition! Then we round things off with Listener Questions. Oh, and Tyson is our awesome guest. Enjoy! You can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Podcast Episode 34

Hey, here's this week's new episode! You should know what kind of madness to expect by now. Does anyone even read this? WE'RE MERRILY MERRILY MERRILY MERRILY MERRILY ON OUR WAY TO NOWHERE IN PARTICULAR! Yeah, we cover some more stuff this week. New albums, personal park stories, other park stuff. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!...there always is. Hey! Listen!  Remember, you can listen on the player there on the right, unless you're on the mobile page! In that case, CLICK HERE, listen through iTunes, or use your favorite podcast app on your smartphone! If you use iTunes, please, rate and review us! Free high fives for anyone that does!