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Favorite Theme Park: Disneyland
Favorite Attraction: Space Mountain, Expedition Everest
Favorite Resort: Disney's Contemporary Resort
Jim Hill is this allegedly award winning writer who lives in the woods of New Hampshire. He has a beautiful 13-year-old daughter and four obnoxious cats. When Jim isn't shooting the breeze with Nathan here at the Magical Definition Disney Podcast, he writes about the Walt Disney Company for his own not-very-humble-sounding website, JimHillMedia.com.
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* Not wanting to bore listerners with his favorites (or try to find them out himself)....Jim is in the dark on these questions (as are we :) )
Magical Definition™ Extended Podcast Crew (in no particular order...)
Jonathan DichterVoice of Shandy
Jonathan honed his vocal skills both at law school and as a professional stand-up comedian doing impressions for years. Jonathan is proud to be a part of the Podcast Crew, despite his wife's constant eye-rolling (don't let her fool you, she dropped pixie dust outside Peter Pan's Flight on their honeymoon) Be sure to visit Jonathan's blog at voiceofmousetunes.blogspot.com
Tim Devine2007 MDP Podcaster
Tim Devine grew up at the Jersey shore, minutes from Atlantic City. The first toy that he can remember having was a Mickey Mouse plush along with a Mickey Mouse lamp in his room. After his first trip to Walt Disney World® in 1985, he was hooked. Tim's portfolio can be viewed at his website, The Magic in Pixels. Mr. Devine and his wife, Karen, live in southern New Jersey with their son, Billy.
Jackie 'O2007 MDP Podcaster
Jackie has been a Disney fan since she was two years old. She grew up in New York, but has been a Florida resident for the past 13 years. Jackie first got involved with the Disney community with a small segment on the now extinct MouseTunes Disney Podcast, and became a force to be reckoned with on MDP in 2007
David is honored to have his music a part of the Magical Definition Podcast. A Western New York native, he has been involved in many area concerts, recording sessions and theatrical productions including the area premier of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast". For more information about Dave and the other projects he’s working on, you can visit www.djrmusic.com.
Disney Animators, Imagineers, and Legends
Don HahnDisney Producer/Director
Podcasts: September 9th, 2007
Don worked as an assistant animator on Pete's Dragon, as an assistant director on The Fox and the Hound, and as production manager on The Black Cauldron. He also directed the host sequences of Fantasia 2000, working with such stars as Angela Lansbury and Bette Midler. But most of Don's career has been as a producer. His production career began as assistant producer of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Roger Rabbit Shorts. His first animated feature was Beauty and the Beast, which was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Picture. To date, Don is the only producer ever nominated for Best Picture for an animated film.
Terri HardinDisney Imagineer
Podcasts: April 1st, 2007
Hardin was contacted by the Disney Studios in 1987. After eight interviews, she was hired and given the assignment of helping design the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and DragonsLair attractions at Disneyland Paris. Guests to the Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Walt Disney World can see Hardin's work both in Disneyland's Splash Mountain as well as in Jim Henson's Muppet*Vision 3D. Terri Hardin lives in Southern California with her husband Lindsey Jackson, stepson Ian and her miniature English bulldog Tillie.
Alex Maher, Brian BlackmoreDisney Disney Group Artists
Podcasts: June 3rd, 2007
Alex Maher's interest in Disney art began at age 5. He worked as an illustrator-draftsman in the US Navy, then in various other positions as an illustrator. He has worked for Disney since 1991 and full-time since 1993 as a Senior Character Artist with Walt Disney Merchandise. In 1964, at age 5, Brian Blackmore decided he wanted to be a Disney artist. He spent much of his youth watching Disney shows and drawing Disney characters. After several years in other jobs, he began working for Disney in 1990 and has been with the Disney Merchandise group since 1993.
Charlie RidgewayDisney Press Agent
Podcasts: April 15th, 2007
In 40 years as press agent for Mickey Mouse parks, Charles Ridgway (B.J. 47) became a legend and friend to newsmen around the world for his enthusiastic devotion to Walt Disney's dreams. Ridgway's Disney career is forever memorialized by a window on Main Street, U.S.A in the Florida Magic Kingdom®.
Chris SonnenburgDisney Animator
Podcasts: December 9th, 2007
During Chris Sonnenburg's seven years at Walt Disney Feature Animation, he worked on such classic films as Hercules, Mulan and Pocahontas. His television career includes shows like the Simpson's, Futurama and the Critic. Chris is currently working at James Baxter Animation as Assistant Director of Animation.
Greg EhrbarDisney Company Cast Member
Podcasts: November 18th, 2007, Dec 23rd, 2007
Greg Ehrbar is a twenty-year Disney company veteran and two-time Grammy nominee, is a writer of advertising, books, television specials, radio shows, compact discs, and Walt Disney Records Read-Alongs.
Neil GablerJournalist, Author
Podcasts: August 5th, 2007
Neal Gabler is a professor, journalist, author. He is also the author of Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination, the fantastic new book about the life of Walt Disney. He has also contributed to numerous publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Esquire, New York Magazine, Vogue, and many more Gabler is one of the panelists on the Fox News Channel show, Fox News Watch.
Mike & Julie NealDisney Guide Book Authors
Podcasts: August 19th, 2007
When "The Complete Guide to Walt Disney World" authors Julie and Mike Neal decided to write a book about the world's No. 1 vacation destination, they thought it would take a year. Instead, it took five. As a result, the couple - who at first lived three hours away — ended up visiting Disney World more often than nearly anyone: 734 times. In fact, the couple found themselves at the resort so often they eventually rented a home next door, in the Disney-built town of Celebration.
Roger LongenbachDisney Enthusiast
Podcasts: April 13th, 2008
Since he was very young, Roger has enjoyed going to the local theatre and seeing a good film on the big screen. Then in 1990, when the Little Mermaid came out on video, Roger experienced a resurgence in the Disney brand, something he hadn't felt since he got the "I love Gurgi" button in 1985. Roger has since seen almost every Disney and Pixar animated pictures during their runs in the theatres. He enjoys movie music, especially those from most Disney animated features.
Brian RamseyDisneyana Dealer
Podcasts: June 17th, 2007
Located near the heart of the world's best theme parks and resorts in Orlando, Florida, Brian Ramsey, Disnayana collector and owner of Surplus Kingdom is one of the leading sellers of props, products and merchandise that no longer meet WDW's stringent quality requirements. Anything and everything that a Disneyana collector desires usually comes across Mr. Ramsey's door.
Jeff RoneyRoneyZone Productions
Podcasts: May 4th, 2008
Jeff Roney, founder and President of RoneyZone Productions. Audio and Video Director/Producer, Writer, Actor, Stand Up Comedian, Show Host, Natural Mimic, Web 2.0 evangelist, New Media Consultant, Disney fan, son, husband and non-geeky Star Wars fan.
Leslie SmithDisney Studio Music Copiest
Podcasts: July 22nd, 2007
Leslie has been a lifelong Disney fan and finaly had her dream come true when she started working at the Disney Studio in 2007 as a music copiest. To date some of her career highlights have been working on Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End, Ratatouille, and Disney's Enchanted.
Kendra TrahanNFFC President and Book Author
Podcasts: July 15th, 2007, Jan 13th, 2008
Kendra serves as National President of the National Fantasy Fan Club (NFFC), the club for Disney enthusiasts. She is a member of the Board of Governors of Carolwood Pacific Historical Society and the Board of Directors for Walt Disney’s barn museum in Los Angeles' Griffith Park. After the success of her first book, Disneyland Detective, Kendra decided to pursue writing the series and share trivia about Disney's California Adventure. Shortly after writing the book, she moved to Orlando, Fl, with her husband to continue research on the Walt Disney World resort and cruise line.
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