Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

Day 20: Mickey Mouse drags his pals into third dimension in the 2004 direct-to-DVD Disney special, “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.”

On This Episode

  1. Mike Westfall (@fallwestmike), an oblivious North Pole workshop supervisor who can’t tell the difference between an elf and a duck.
  2. Drew Crowley (@pizzanautgo) of The Hourchive.
  3. John Dedeke (@johndedeke), also of The Hourchive, and Long Weekend.

Topics and Tangents

  1. If you haven’t been to a Disney theme park in the last year or two, Mickey has a different face now.
  2. The hippo and crocodile from “Fantasia” have names, because of course they have names.
  3. Chuck McCann, the voice of Santa, was the Dreamfinder, so here’s the original Journey into Imagination.
  4. A quick lesson on how time zones work.
  5. Putting someone’s name on Santa’s list makes it as absolute as the Goblet of Fire.
  6. One of parenting’s greatest benefits: Embarrassing your kids when they bring home love interests.
  7. Making snow angels in popcorn on the roof is now on my bucket list.
  8. The Grumpy Dog who keeps showing up only to get beverages spilled on him is the Stan Lee of the Mickey Mouse universe, which I only mention because we recorded this the day after Stan died.
  9. Between the Goofys and the Plutos of this universe, there are talking reindeer who can own pets.
  10. Shout-out to Hidden Mickeys podcast.
  11. Tired: Putting out carrots for Santa’s reindeer. Wired: “Finding” reindeer poop in the yard.

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