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Skull Rock Podcast

By Aljon Go & Dave Bossert
SKULL ROCK PODCAST, hosted by Aljon Go and Dave Bossert, explores the entertainment galaxy weekly with insightful conversation, stories, and special guests—talking all things Disney! Listen to never-before-heard stories and behind the scenes moments from some of your favorite Disney films, theme park attractions, performances, books, music, and so much more! Hear the latest news about Disney's past, present, and future! SKULL ROCK PODCAST is your go-to source for the magic we all love. www.skullrockpodcast.com/
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John Pomeroy, Producer/Artist - From Disney to Don Bluth and Back (Part 2)

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Restoration of Disney Animated Classics with Filmmaker Dave Bossert
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, chats with Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert about his work with the restoration of Disney's animated classics, as well as the latest Disney film and industry news, and Disney+. Fraser Maclean grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Trained by Scottish Film Training Trust as a live-action film editor, 1983-84. Moved to London in 1985. Worked for Sands Films for two years before breaking into animation by joining Disney UK to work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Went on to work for Passion Pictures in London as an EFX Animator. Head of Training for Cambridge Animation Systems from 1993 to 1994. Worked for Telemagination in London in 1995 before moving out to Los Angeles to work on Space Jam (1996) and then on Disney's Tarzan (1999). Currently, Maclean runs Penciltown Animation. *Source IMDB.  Dave's NEW Book Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer —The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond is BACK IN STOCK! Order now! CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:21:03
May 16, 2022
Animator Fraser Maclean (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tarzan, Space Jam)
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert discuss chat Animator Fraser Maclean (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Tarzan, Space Jam) about his career in art, animation, and education. The duo also discusses the latest Disney+ and streaming content, films, movie trailers, and pop-culture news. Fraser Maclean grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Trained by Scottish Film Training Trust as a live-action film editor, 1983-84. Moved to London in 1985. Worked for Sands Films for two years before breaking into animation by joining Disney UK to work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Went on to work for Passion Pictures in London as an EFX Animator. Head of Training for Cambridge Animation Systems from 1993 to 1994. Worked for Telemagination in London in 1995 before moving out to Los Angeles to work on Space Jam (1996) and then on Disney's Tarzan (1999). Currently, Maclean runs Penciltown Animation. *Source IMDB. Dave's NEW Book Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer —The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond is BACK IN STOCK! Order now! CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:54:19
May 09, 2022
Animator Mark Pudleiner (Mulan, The Emperor's New Groove, An American Tale)
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert discuss chat with Animator/Storyboard Artist, Mark Pudleiner about his career in Animation. The duo also discusses the latest Disney+ and streaming content, films, movie trailers, and pop-culture news. Mark Pudleiner began his career at Nelvana. From there he moved on to Don Bluth Studios, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Dreamworks, and many other studios.  His film credit list includes Ewoks, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Mulan, Tarzan, Fantastia 2000, The Emperor's New Groove, Shrek 2, Meet the Robinsons and many more. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:29:14
May 03, 2022
Author Matt Mason - At The Corner of Fantasy and Main (Disneyland Poems)
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert discuss chat with Author Matt Mason about his new book of Disneyland-inspired poems, At The Corner of Fantasy and Main. The duo also discusses the latest Disney+ and streaming content, films, movie trailers, and pop-culture news. Author Matt Mason is the Nebraska State Poet and recipient of a Pushcart Prize and several book awards. Through the US State Department, he has run workshops in Botswana, Romania, Nepal, and Belarus. Mason’s work can be found in The New York Times, NPR’s Morning Edition, American Life in Poetry, and a few hundred other journals and anthologies. Matt is based out of Omaha with his wife, the poet Sarah McKinstry-Brown, and daughters Sophia and Lucia. At The Corner of Fantasy and Main is about more than Disneyland, midlife, and churros. It’s about how our heart is sometimes more reliable than our memory and how places that are touchstones in our lives stay with us in ways that don’t always seem to make sense. And, well, it’s about Disneyland, midlife, and churros. Pick up your copy of the book today using our link - AT THE CORNER OF FANTASY AND MAIN (theoldmillpress.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:27:45
April 25, 2022
Disney's World War II Propaganda Production with Dave Bossert
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert discuss Disney's World War II propaganda productions as well as answer listener e-mails, discuss the what is streaming on Disney+ and other services, as well as the latest pop-culture news. Read some of Dave's articles on Disney's WWII Propaganda on his website - ARTICLES (davidbossert.com). See some of the propaganda videos here - Disney Propaganda - WWII - YouTube. Listen to Dave's guest spot on the Drive with Us Podcast this week - His Car Flew Off Hill + Went Airborne - David Bossert (S5E7) - Drive with Us Podcast. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:31:09
April 18, 2022
Steven E. Gordon Animator/Director (X-Men: Evolution, The Swan Princess, Cool World)
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert talk about the latest pop culture, Disney, and entertainment news as well as have a chat with animator/film director/character designer, Steven E. Gordon. Gordon worked on X-Men: Evolution, Shrek 2, Eight Crazy Nights, Happily N'Ever After 2: Snow White-Another Bite @ the Apple, Lobo, The Swan Princess, Anastasia, and Titan A.E. He also worked on animated films by Ralph Bakshi including Cool World and American Pop. Visit his site at https://stevenegordon.com/. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:27:41
April 11, 2022
30th anniversary of Disney's Aladdin with Director, John Musker
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert, celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney Animation's classic, Aladdin, with John Musker, animator, film director, screenwriter, and film producer (The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and Moana). The duo also talks about the latest pop culture, movie, and Disney news including the controversial Academy Awards debacle with Will Smith and Chris Rock. Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:50:54
April 04, 2022
Filmmaker John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and the Early Days at CalArts
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert, chat with John Musker, animator, film director, screenwriter, and film producer (The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet, The Princess and the Frog, and Moana) about his early career and times at the beginning of CalArts. The duo also talks about the latest pop culture, movie, and Disney news. Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:27:26
March 28, 2022
Ron Diamond - Producer, Annual Animation Show of Shows
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert, chat with Ron Diamond, Curator/Presenter, Annual Animation Show of Shows at Acme Filmworks, Inc. The duo also discusses the latest pop culture, animation, film, streaming, and Disney+ news. For more on Ron Diamond and the Annual Animation Show of Shows, visit - Acme Filmworks | Animation Production for Commercials, Film, and TV. Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:34:19
March 21, 2022
Roy E. Disney, True-Life Adventures Docs, and Animal Kingdom with Filmmaker Dave Bossert
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert, chat about moments spent with Roy E. Disney, his work on Disney's True-Life Adventure documentaries, and shooting content at the Animal Kingdom. Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:14:20
March 14, 2022
Director/Animator, Rick Farmiloe - Animating During The Disney Renaissance (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin)
Pop Culturist, Aljon Go, and Filmmaker/Author/Animator, Dave Bossert, chat with award-winning Animation Director/Artist, Rick Farmiloe. Rick Farmiloe has been animating childhoods for over 30 years and is best known for breathing hilarity into iconic Disney sidekicks Scuttle, LeFou, and Abu in the beloved Academy Award-winning films The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. Beyond his body of work for Disney, Rick’s feature film credits include The Swan Princess, The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Shrek, Rugrats Go Wild, Curious George, The Simpsons Movie, The Boxtrolls, The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, and four Tom and Jerry direct-to-DVD films. In 2011, Rick was an animator on two Annie Award-winning productions: Adam and Dog, which also received an Oscar nomination, and Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters. In 2015, Rick animated on yet another Annie Award winner, Coca-Cola’s Man and Dog. Learn more at Rick Farmiloe | Rick Farmiloe: 25+ Years Of Animation. Aljon and Dave also discuss the latest Disney and pop-culture news and what movies and shows they are watching. Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:35:54
March 07, 2022
Dali and Disney: Destino - Behind the Legendary Animated Film with Associate Producer, Dave Bossert
This week's hosts, Aljon Go talks to Walt Disney Studio's Associate Producer, Dave Bossert talk about Disney's "Destino" animated short. Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney's "Destino" features the tragic love story of Chronos, the personification of time, and a mortal woman as they seek each other out across surreal landscapes. Bossert talks about the lifelong friendship and collaboration of Salvador Dali and Walt Disney. In 1945, the two began working on a project together, intended to be a short animated film called Destino. Dali partnered with Disney Legend John Hench to storyboard the film, but production was brought to a halt because of financial difficulties. Over fifty years later, Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney decided to give it new life. The film went on to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2004 . This volume showcases all 150 pieces of art created by Dali and Hench. The duo also discusses the latest film, streaming, Disney+, and pop-culture news. Pick up "Dali and Disney: Destino: The Story, Artwork, and Friendship Behind the Legendary Film" (Disney Editions Deluxe) using our Amazon Affiliate Link. https://amzn.to/3vkD6tp Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:21:07
February 28, 2022
Alice Dewey Goldstone, Producer/Production Manager (Hercules, The Lion King, Aladdin, Hotel Transylvania: Transformania)
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert chat with Producer and Production Manager, Alice Dewey Goldstone about her time at Walt Disney Animation's Renaissance. The duo also discusses the latest Disney, movie, streaming, and pop-culture news. An animation industry veteran, Goldstone's credits include feature films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Paramount Animation, and Lionsgate. At Disney, Goldstone produced the animated classic “Hercules” (for which she won an Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Producing in a Feature Production) and “Home on the Range,” which both featured music from legendary composer Alan Menken. “The Lion King,” for which she served as Associate Producer, remains her most treasured animation experience, bringing an original story and music to audiences around the world. Her first animated feature at Disney was the visual feast, “Aladdin,” for which she worked as the Production Manager. She was very fortunate to have the best possible introduction to the art form, working alongside so many animation legends. Goldstone's theater training, which included stints at Hartford Stage Company and Manhattan Theater Club, provided her with the experience she needed to succeed in animation. Working with designers, writers, composers and actors in theater translated well to the creative work of leading gifted animation crews. Goldstone was the Production Stage Manager for the Broadway tours of “Les Misérables,” “Big River,” and “Amadeus." Goldstone also founded and built the current robust mentorship program for Women in Animation, matching hundreds of women with coaches and mentors to foster their development as tomorrow’s industry leaders. Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:34:08
February 21, 2022
Emmy Award-winning Art Director, Alan Bodner (Tangled: The Series, The Iron Giant)
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert chat with Emmy Award-winning Art Director, Alan Bodner. He has worked for numerous studios and production companies, including the Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, The Cartoon Network, and Filmation, to name a few. Credits include the Emmy-nominated Kim Possible, Phineas & Ferb, The Replacements, Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas, The Iron Giant, Cinderella II, Neighbors From Hell, The Life & Times of Juniper Lee, the classic Bugs Bunny short Carrotblanca, and many more. His five Annie Award nominations include a win for Warner Bros. The Iron Giant and Emmy for Disney's Tangled Series. More at Alan Bodner - Official Website (pixels.com). Back Dave Bossert's latest project - The House of the Future: Walt Disney, MIT, and Monsanto’s Vision of Tomorrow my newest book project - The House of the Future Book | Indiegogo Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:27:12
February 14, 2022
John Pomeroy, Producer/Artist - From Disney to Don Bluth and Back (Part 2)
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert share part one of their chat with Producer, Animator, Writer, and Artist, John Pomeroy. They also talk about the latest news surrounding Disney, new films, and animation. John Pomeroy is an animator who has worked for several major studios, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sullivan Bluth Studios. He has also worked as a producer and screenwriter on several animated feature films. Learn more about John Pomeroy at JohnPomeroy.com. He is known for his work on The Secret of NIMH (1982), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), and An American Tail (1986). Learn more at JohnPomeroy.com. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:11:56
February 07, 2022
John Pomeroy, Producer/Artist - From Disney to Don Bluth and Back (Part 1)
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert share part one of their chat with Producer, Animator, Writer, and Artist, John Pomeroy. They also talk about the latest news surrounding Disney, new films, and animation. John Pomeroy is an animator who has worked for several major studios, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Sullivan Bluth Studios. He has also worked as a producer and screenwriter on several animated feature films. Learn more about John Pomeroy at JohnPomeroy.com. He is known for his work on The Secret of NIMH (1982), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), and An American Tail (1986). John Pomeroy started work at Walt Disney Animation Studios in 1973 as a background artist and became a full animator in 1974 to work on Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too. While working at Disney, he met fellow animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman and began working with them on an independent short film project, Banjo the Woodpile Cat. In 1979 he, Bluth, Goldman, and several other Disney animators left the studio to form the independent studio Don Bluth Productions (later to become Bluth Group), which produced the film The Secret of NIMH and the animation for laserdisc video games Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. The independent studio encountered financial difficulties and declared bankruptcy in 1984, but reformed soon after as Sullivan Bluth Studios and opened a major animation facility in Dublin, Ireland. Pomeroy remained at the Dublin studio to work as the directing animator and producer on An American Tail and The Land Before Time, before moving back to America in 1989 to form a new US wing of the company. After working with Sullivan Bluth for thirteen years, Pomeroy was convinced to return to Disney by Don Hahn to work as the supervising animator on John Smith for Pocahontas. While working at Disney, Pomeroy also provided animation for the films Fantasia 2000, The Tigger Movie, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Treasure Planet. Pomeroy then left Disney once again in 2003 during the period where they briefly shut down their traditional animation department and subsequently started to do freelance work and was an animator for Curious George, and most recently, The Simpsons Movie, as well as Tom and Jerry and the Wizard of Oz, Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon, Tom and Jerry: Spy Quest, Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz, Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Space Jam: A New Legacy. He is a talented sculptor, and creates busts that animated film artists use to visualize a 3-D model of their character. John Pomeroy is also a painter of historic events, and builder of historic weapons used in movies. He is currently on the elders board at a Village Christian School in Sun Valley, California. Learn more about John Pomeroy at JohnPomeroy.com. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us:
01:22:26
January 31, 2022
Animation Historian Jerry Beck and the 2022 Oscar Animated Contenders
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with writer, animation producer, author, and historian Jerry Beck about the 2020 Oscar Animation category as well as some game-changing animation over history, including Disney. The duo also discusses the latest pop culture and film news including the Abigail Disney documentary, and the recent passings of Louie Anderson and Meat Loaf. Jerry Beck is a writer, animation producer, college professor, and author of more than 15 books on animation history. He is a former studio exec with Nickelodeon Movies, and Disney, and has written for The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. He has curated cartoons for DVD and blu-ray compilations and has lent his expertise to dozens of bonus documentaries and audio commentaries on such. Beck is currently on the faculty of Cal Arts in Valencia, UCLA in Westwood, and Woodbury University in Burbank – teaching animation history. Learn more about Cartoon Research and Jerry Beck. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 
01:40:35
January 24, 2022
Producer, Arnold Leibovit - The Puppetoon Movie, George Pal and the Walt Disney Connection
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with Producer, Writer, and Director, Arnold Leibovit about The Puppetoon Movie (1987), The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal (1985), and Pal's connection and influence on Walt Disney and animation. Arnold Leibovit is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. He wrote, directed, and produced the acclaimed film tribute "The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal" (1986) profiling the life of the Oscar-winning science fiction and fantasy film pioneer, who directed the first screen telling of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine". "Fantasy Worlds" features a who's who of over 25 stars and industry greats that worked with the late director. The film premiered at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences and has since aired on The Disney Channel, PBS and won numerous awards.  Following this film, Leibovit obtained the rights to "The Time Machine" book and the motion picture which led to his Executive Producing the (2002) Dreamworks/Warner Bros. remake starring Guy Pearce and Jeremy Irons with special effects by Digital Domain, Industrial Light and Magic and Stan Winston. He is working on producing a sequel to "The Time Machine", a remake of George Pal's "7 Faces of Dr. Lao" and directing a science-fiction dramedy "Contactees Anonymous". In addition, Leibovit directed and produced "The Puppetoon Movie," featuring such classic animation characters as Gumby, Pokey, and Tubby the Tuba and the Oscar-winning animated films of George Pal. The film premiered at the first American Film Institute Film Festival, distributed theatrically by Expanded Entertainment, and has since screened at international film festivals in such cities as London, England; Annecy, France; Sitges, Spain; Tokyo, Japan; and Melbourne, Australia, as well as airing on Showtime. The DVD was released by Image Entertainment (November 2000) and a newly restored expanded Blu-Ray was released by B2MP Inc. (December 2014) that includes more newly restored Puppetoons with the cooperation of Paramount Pictures, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, and UCLA. Mr. Leibovit received the George Pal Memorial Award 'The Saturn' from the Academy of Science Fiction and Fantasy three CINE Golden Eagles, two International Film & TV Festival Awards, two Awards of Excellence by the Film Advisory Board, and many others. Leibovit is an acting member of the Producers Guild of America. - From IMDB Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow (feedspot.com). Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com). Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source Wikipedia.
01:40:39
January 17, 2022
Remembering Roy E. Disney
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk about the latest pop-culture and film news as well as remember Roy E. Disney. Roy E. Disney (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) was the longtime senior executive for the Walt Disney Company, which was founded by his father, Roy O. Disney, and his uncle, Walt Disney. At the time of his death, he held more than 16 million shares (about 1% of the company), and served as a consultant for the company, as director emeritus for the board of directors.* As the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company, Disney was often compared to his uncle and father. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source Wikipedia.
01:14:50
January 10, 2022
George Scribner Directing "Oliver and Company" and "Prince and the Pauper"
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go revisit a classic interview with Director, George Scribner as he discusses directing "Oliver and Company" and "Prince and the Pauper." Aljon also remembers Disney Legend Betty White. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Order Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:20:09
January 03, 2022
Joe Hale, Producing Disney's The Black Cauldron and the Studio's Transition
Happy holidays! Hosts Aljon Go and Dave Bossert talk about the latest pop-culture and movie news and revisit a classic interview with Producer/Animator/Writer Joe Hale. The duo chats about his career as an artist for Walt Disney Studios during the studio's transition in the 80s. Joe Hale was born on June 4, 1925, in Newland Village, Indiana. He is known for his work on The Black Cauldron (1985), Sleeping Beauty (1959), The Black Hole (1979), and many other Disney projects from the late 50s and early 80s. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:38:45
December 27, 2021
Kimberley Bouchard and The Positively Disney Cookbook
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with bestselling author, Kimberley Bouchard and her latest book, "The Positively Disney Cookbook: Personal Recipes From Your Favorite Celebrities Across the Disney-Verse." Aljon and Dave also discuss the latest movie and pop-culture news, including a brief review of Marvel Studio's "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story." Kimberley Bouchard is a bestselling author, educator, entrepreneur, podcaster, and speaker. She grew up watching the Wonderful World of Disney on television on Sunday nights. She has visited Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, cruised with Disney, and is a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World. Purchase the book using our Amazon Affiliate link: https://amzn.to/3mjY86k or get the Collector's Edition here https://amzn.to/3yMTtyD. Visit her site PositivelyDisney.com. Half of all proceeds of the sale of this book will go to Feeding America to help feed families in our own backyards. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source DisneyWiki.
01:18:17
December 20, 2021
Stephen Anderson, Director/Animator Talks About Disney's Meet the Robinsons and More
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with Stephen Anderson, animator, film director, screenwriter, and voice actor who made his feature-film directorial debut with the 2007 Disney animated feature film, Meet the Robinsons, where he also provided the voice of Bowler Hat Guy, Bud, and Tallulah Robinson. He was also a co-director in the 2011 Disney animated feature film, Winnie the Pooh, and voiced Kai in the 2013 Disney animated feature film, Frozen, and its 2019 sequel, Frozen II. He joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1999, as a story artist on Tarzan.* The duo also discusses the latest pop culture, movies, TV, and streaming news. Thanks to you, the Skull Rock Podcast is on the list of the Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source DisneyWiki.
01:17:54
December 13, 2021
John Canemaker Academy Award Winning Animator Talks Books and More
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk to Academy Award winner, animator, and educator, John Canemaker about his favorite books about Disney animation for the gift-giving season as well as the latest pop-culture film and tv headlines.  John Canemaker has won an Academy Award, an Emmy, and a Peabody Award for his animation and is an internationally-renowned animation historian and teacher.  A key figure in American independent animation, Canemaker’s work has a distinctive personal style emphasizing emotion, personality, and dynamic visual expression. His film, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation, won an Oscar in 2005 for Best Animated Short, as well as an Emmy. His advisor at Marymount, Sister Dymphna Leonard, encouraged him to return to his childhood interest in animation. She arranged for Canemaker to do research at the Walt Disney Studio Archives in 1973.  His interviews there formed the basis for his first published writings on animation and stimulated him to continue researching animation history. Canemaker himself is a featured commentator on many classic animation DVD releases, including the Disney films Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Fantasia Anthology, Dumbo, Peter Pan, and Beauty and the Beast, as well as Cut-Up: The Films of Grant Munro, The Mask, and Winsor McCay: The Master Edition. Visit JohnCanemaker.com. Check out some of the books discussed on this show. https://amzn.to/3rzdQhk Thanks to you, we have been ranked on the list of Best 100 Disney Podcasts You Must Follow in 2021 (feedspot.com)! Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:24:59
December 06, 2021
Mark Simon, Producer/Director/Story Artist (Disney, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things)
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go talk to Mark Simon, Producer/Director/Story Artist about his career in film, television, and storyboarding. They also touch on the latest film and pop-culture Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars news. Mark Simon counts more than 30 years of experience working in the entertainment industry as a producer and director for live-action and animation, writing and lecturing, and amassing over 5,000 production credits. Mark is currently storyboarding the hit series The Walking Dead and provides full animatics for the series. He also produced the animation for Fox’s film Tooth Fairy 2, starring Larry the Cable Guy, and is the animation producer on Universal’s current release of the Little Rascals movie. Timmy’s Lessons In Nature, the animated shorts which Mark Simon developed, directed, and produced, won Grand Prize in Nickelodeon’s first-ever Nicktoons Film Festival. He was also head of the story on WB’s Hong Kong Phooey feature starring Eddie Murphy and on the animated feature, Barbie: Video Game Hero. Mark was part of the Toon Boom animation team which won the 2012 Prime Time Engineering Emmy for the Storyboard Pro software. He was also inducted into the DAVE SCHOOL (Digital Animation & Visual Effects School) Hall of Fame in 2012. Learn more about Mark Simon at Storyboard & Animatics, Inc. (storyboards-east.com). Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:44:18
November 29, 2021
Richard Kraft Disney Collector Extraordinaire
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go chat about the latest Disney and pop-culture news as well as feature part two of Dave's conversation with Producer/Agent, Richard Kraft about his amazing Disney Park collection. Richard had amassed a collection of nearly every single attraction poster, countless pieces of original Imagineering concept art, and vehicles and props from attractions such as Disneyland's Skyway, PeopleMover, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Space Mountain, Haunted Mansion, Snow White's Scary Adventures, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Rocket Rods, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Submarine Voyage, and the Magic Kingdom's Star Jets, among many others. (Disney Wiki) Prior to starting his own company in 1991, Richard was an agent at ICM and started his career working with several of his musical heroes such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, and Henry Mancini. Kraft once ran Varese Sarabande Records where he executive produced over 150 soundtrack albums. His award-winning feature-length documentary, Finding Kraftland played at over 75 film festivals around the world. He is also an über-Disney fan whose That’s From Disneyland! exhibit and auction garnered great attention and money for charity. *Learn more at Kraft-Engel Management. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
01:25:07
November 22, 2021
Richard Kraft, Producer/Director of Disney Musicals and Working with Legends
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go chat with Richard Kraft about his career in music, management, directing, and producing. The duo also discusses the recent Disney+ Day reveals. Kraft is the co-owner of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world’s leading agencies specializing in representing film, theatre, television, and video game composers, songwriters, and music supervisors. Kraft-Engel clients have been nominated for 77 Academy Awards and have won 17 Academy Awards. Richard was the director and producer of the highly acclaimed Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl which premiered in 2016 starring Sara Bareilles, Rebel Wilson, Tituss Burgess, Darren Criss, and John Stamos and returned to The Hollywood Bowl again in 2019 starring Lea Michele, Harvey Fierstein, Cheech Marin, and Peter Gallagher. Richard has also directed and produced shows at the Hollywood Bowl including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast starring Zooey Deschanel, Rebel Wilson, Taye Diggs, Kelsey Grammer, and Jane Krakowski, La La Land, and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory starring John Stamos, Ingrid Michaelson, Finn Wolfhard, and “Weird Al” Yankovic. He also directed Alan Menken’s one-man show A Whole New World of Alan Menken and he directed and produced Evil Dead Live in Concert: A Halloween Experience which premiered at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Richard is also the executive producer of the ABC TV special The Wonderful World of Disney: Little Mermaid Live starring Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, and Shaggy. Prior to starting his own company in 1991, Richard was an agent at ICM and started his career working with several of his musical heroes such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, and Henry Mancini. Kraft once ran Varese Sarabande Records where he executive produced over 150 soundtrack albums. His award-winning feature-length documentary, Finding Kraftland played at over 75 film festivals around the world. He is also an über-Disney fan whose That’s From Disneyland! exhibit and auction garnered great attention and money for charity. *Learn more at Kraft-Engel Management. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source waltdisney.org
01:43:11
November 15, 2021
Great Streaming Movies and Series of 2021
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go talk about some of the best streaming content across Disney+, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, as well as upcoming films you should be checking out and the latest pop-culture news. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source waltdisney.org
01:12:42
November 08, 2021
Disney Imagineer Tom Morris, From Figment to Hong Kong Disneyland (Part 2)
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go share part two of their chat with Imagineer Tom Morris. Aljon also talks about the new Book of Boba Fett trailer on Disney Plus as well as film and pop-culture news. Tom Morris is a former creative development executive at Walt Disney Imagineering who guided groundbreaking projects for over 30 years. Highlight projects include the original Journey into Imagination at Epcot—then called EPCOT Center—the conceptualization of DisneyQuest and Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Walt Disney World Resort, the design of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris Park, overall creative oversight for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and conceptual direction for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort.* Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source waltdisney.org
01:17:14
November 01, 2021
Disney Imagineer Tom Morris, From Figment to Hong Kong Disneyland (Part 1)
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go share part one of their chat with Imagineer Tom Morris. The duo also discusses the latest Disney, film, and pop-culture news. Tom Morris is a former creative development executive at Walt Disney Imagineering who guided groundbreaking projects for over 30 years. Highlight projects include the original Journey into Imagination at Epcot—then called EPCOT Center—the conceptualization of DisneyQuest and Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith at Walt Disney World Resort, the design of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Paris Park, overall creative oversight for Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, and conceptual direction for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort.* Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com.  Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source waltdisney.org
01:15:05
October 26, 2021
Fred Cline, Art Director/Animator (The Little Mermaid, Jimmy Neutron, Puppy Dog Pals)
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go chat with Art Director/Animator, Fred Cline and his career at Walt Disney Animation and more. They also discuss the latest pop-culture news including William Shatner going to space, and the passing of Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson. Cline attended Monterey Bay Academy, a private preparatory boarding high school on the California coast. He attended Pacific Union College and California Institute of the Arts where he received a degree in film production from the school of film/video. He studied acting and directing at Film Industry Workshops, Inc. in Studio City, California. Fred Cline spent the first five years of his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation. His debut as art director was the animated feature film "Rover Dangerfield" from Warner Bros./Hyperion.* Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com.  Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source IMDB. 
01:23:12
October 18, 2021
Bob Kurtz, Award-winning Director/Artist Talks Disney & Commercial Art (Part 2)
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go discuss the latest James Bond box office returns, Disney+ Day, and pop-culture news. They also serve up the 2nd part of their interview with Bob Kurtz, founder of Kurtz & Friends Animation. Kurtz is a Peabody Award-winning animation director, writer, designer, and founder of Kurtz & Friends Animation has created/produced animated theatrical titles for most major studios including the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, MGM, Sony Entertainment, Columbia Tri-Star Picture Group, and Warner Brothers. Kurtz is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy for the PBS special Roman City, the Peabody Award for the Lily Tomlin special Edith Ann’s Christmas, the Annie Award for Lifetime Achievement, and over 250 international awards. His films are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and the ASIFA Archive, Germany. Kurtz was AdWeek’s animator of the year and also recognized as Japan’s Artist of the Year. He has also directed, produced, and co-designed animated sequences for HBO’s George Carlin Special. Bob Kurtz was born in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts.) “My philosophy is fairly simple-I am a communicator. Therefore the message comes first, then the graphics. I want to stimulate, excite, scare or create laughter. I don’t want a passive audience. I don’t expect a captive audience. It is the film artist’s obligation to reach out and touch that audience; to rediscover and share our common humanity. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com.  Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:39:39
October 11, 2021
Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary with Imagineers Alan Coats, Chris Merritt, and Ethan Reed
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go celebrate the one-year anniversary of Skull Rock Podcast as well as the 50th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort with an Imagineer Panel! Sharing never before heard stories are Disney Imagineers Alan Coats, Chris Merritt, and Ethan Reed. Listen to the end of the show to hear an UNRELEASED Track "America Showcase" from the Marc Davis vault courtesy of Chris Merritt! Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com.  Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:51:08
October 05, 2021
Bob Kurtz, Award-winning Director & Writer on Working with Walt Disney
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go chat with Bob Kurtz, founder of Kurtz & Friends Animation about his career and working with Walt Disney. Kurtz, Peabody Award-winning animation director, writer, designer, and founder of Kurtz & Friends Animation has created/produced animated theatrical titles for most major studios including the Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, MGM, Sony Entertainment, Columbia Tri-Star Picture Group, and Warner Brothers. Kurtz is the recipient of numerous awards, including an Emmy for the PBS special Roman City, the Peabody Award for the Lily Tomlin special Edith Ann’s Christmas, the Annie Award for Lifetime Achievement, and over 250 international awards. His films are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and the ASIFA Archive, Germany. Kurtz was AdWeek’s animator of the year and also recognized as Japan’s Artist of the Year. He has also directed, produced, and co-designed animated sequences for HBO’s George Carlin Special. Bob Kurtz was born in Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts.) “My philosophy is fairly simple-I am a communicator. Therefore the message comes first, then the graphics. I want to stimulate, excite, scare or create laughter. I don’t want a passive audience. I don’t expect a captive audience. It is the film artist’s obligation to reach out and touch that audience; to rediscover and share our common humanity. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com.  Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:15:14
September 27, 2021
Author Donald W. Ballard Talks About The Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years 1954—1988
Dave Bossert & Aljon Go chat with Donald W. Ballard, author of Disneyland Hotel: The Early Years 1954—1988. The book, in its second edition, includes new high-resolution photos and updated details. This highly illustrated book is a must-have addition to any Disneyphile’s library or for anyone who has fond memories of staying at the Disneyland Hotel during the exciting early years of the Disneyland Resort. Order it now at theoldmillpress.com. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:03:02
September 20, 2021
Producer Don Hahn Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Hosts Aljon Go & Dave Bossert celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, with the film's producer Don Hahn. Hahn is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (the first animated film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture) and The Lion King. Hahn is currently Executive Producer of Disneynature films and owns his own film production company, Stone Circle Pictures. Visit DonHahn.com. We also discuss the latest film and pop-culture news. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia.
01:19:43
September 13, 2021
Producer Don Hahn Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Hosts Aljon Go & Dave Bossert celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with the film's producer Don Hahn. Hahn is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (the first animated film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture) and The Lion King. Hahn is currently Executive Producer of Disneynature films and owns his own film production company, Stone Circle Pictures. Visit DonHahn.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia.
01:26:26
September 06, 2021
Producer Don Hahn Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Hosts Aljon Go & Dave Bossert celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney's animated classic, Beauty and the Beast with the film's producer Don Hahn. Hahn is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (the first animated film to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture) and The Lion King. Hahn is currently Executive Producer of Disneynature films and owns his own film production company, Stone Circle Pictures. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia.
01:40:34
August 30, 2021
Chris Montan, Music Producer & former Walt Disney Music President Talks Soundtracks and Musicals
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with Music Producer and former Walt Disney Music President, Chris Montan about his award-winning career producing soundtracks, musicals, as well as TV and film scores. As the former President of Walt Disney Music he was responsible for overseeing music for a wide variety of Disney projects including all Disney and Pixar animated feature films, all Disney Theatrical stage productions, as well as the music for Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts worldwide. Additionally, he served as executive music producer for all of the Studio’s animated features and works closely in the story process as well as helping to select musical talent. Among his accomplishments, Variety named him “musical supervisor of the decade" in 1997 for his work on such soundtracks as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pretty Woman,” "Sister Act,” “Aladdin,” “The Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” "The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Hercules.” He has been nominated for multiple Grammy® Awards and won Best Original Cast Recording  for “Aida," and Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for “Frozen.” Under his guidance, the Walt Disney Studios has garnered an unprecedented 42 Musical Academy Award® nominations, and 16 Academy Awards in the “Best Song,” "Best Score,” and "Best Musical" categories. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia.
01:57:54
August 23, 2021
Imagineers Alan Coats and Tony Baxter Talk About "Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer — The Making of Disneyland"
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with Disney Imagineers Alan Coats and Tony Baxter about Disney Legend, Claude Coats, and Dave's new book, "Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer —The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond." You'll hear stories about some of the classic Disneyland attractions and Claude's work bringing them to life. Aljon and Dave also discuss the latest Disney investor call, movie news, and more! Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia.
02:05:12
August 16, 2021
Roger Allers, Film Director/Animator Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's The Lion King and Kingdom of the Sun (The Emperor's New Groove)
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with Roger Allers, film director, screenwriter, storyboard artist, animator, and playwright. Allers is best known for co-directing the highest-grossing traditionally animated film of all time, Disney's The Lion King, and for writing the Broadway adaptation of the same name. He also directed Sony Pictures Animation's first feature-length animated film, Open Season. Allers worked as an animator for Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and worked as part of the storyboard team for Tron, which was the first theatrical feature film he worked on. He served as a storyboard artist on The Little Mermaid, The Prince and the Pauper, and The Rescuers Down Under before he was appointed as Head of Story on Beauty and the Beast and assisted as a storyboard artist during the re-writing phase of Aladdin. In October 1991, Allers signed on to co-direct The Lion King with Rob Minkoff. Following the release of The Lion King, Allers and writer Matthew Jacobs conceived the idea of Kingdom of the Sun, which was reworked into The Emperor's New Groove. Allers began work on Lilo & Stitch as an additional story supervisor and was approached by Don Hahn to direct the short film, The Little Matchgirl.* The duo also discuss the latest Disney film and park news including Marvel's Black Widow, and Doogie Houser's reboot on Disney+, and Disney’s Galactic Starcruiser hotel in Walt Disney World. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia.
01:36:21
August 09, 2021
Behind the Scenes of Ren and Stimpy with Bob Camp, Director, Producer, Animator, Artist (Marvel Comics, The Real Ghostbusters, SpongeBob SquarePants)
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go review Disney's Jungle Book live-action film, Marvel Studios vs Scarlett Johansson, and chat with Rob Camp, animator, writer, cartoonist, comic book artist, storyboard artist, director, and producer. Camp has been nominated for two Emmys, a CableACE Award, and an Annie Award for his work on The Ren & Stimpy Show. Camp started his animation career as a designer for animated series such as ThunderCats, Silverhawks, TigerSharks, and several other series produced by Rankin/Bass. He then worked as a designer on The Real Ghostbusters for DiC, and later as a storyboard artist on Tiny Toon Adventures for Warner Bros. Television. Camp was a co-founder of and director for Spümcø, the animation studio that created The Ren & Stimpy Show. He played a major role in the studio's creative force until September 21, 1992, when he left to work for Games Productions (a.k.a. Games Animation). At Games, Camp was promoted to creative director of The Ren and Stimpy show and supervised work on the episodes made. After Ren & Stimpy ended in 1995, Camp and former Ren & Stimpy writer Jim Gomez began developing a new series for Nickelodeon titled Kid Komet and Galaxy Gal, which was never picked up for a full series. In the 1980s, Camp worked at Marvel Comics as an illustrator on many comic titles including G.I. Joe, Crazy Magazine, Bizarre Adventures, Savage Tales, Conan the Barbarian, and The 'Nam. In the 2000s, Camp worked as a storyboard artist on animated feature films such as Looney Tunes: Back in Action and Ice Age: The Meltdown. Camp also taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.* Follow Bob at Boblab Studios (boblabshop.com) | BobLab Studios | Facebook. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia.
01:31:17
August 02, 2021
Jeff DeGrandis, Veteran Producer/Director (Timon & Pumbaa, Timber Wolf, Dora the Explorer)
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with veteran Producer/Director Jeff DeGrandis, known for Timon & Pumbaa (1995), Timber Wolf (2001), Dora the Explorer (2000), and Mad Jack the Pirate (1998). Jeff-DeGrandis - Filmographer | DeviantArt - "STORE WARS" - YouTube. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:36:54
July 26, 2021
Tom Bancroft, Veteran Disney Animator, CEO Pencilish Animation (Mulan, The Lion King, Aladdin)
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with veteran Disney animator Tom Bancroft. Tom Bancroft has over 25 years of experience in the animation industry, much of which was for Walt Disney Feature animation where he was an animator on 4 animated shorts and 8 feature films of which “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Lion King,” “Aladdin”, “Pocahontas”, “Mulan”, and “Brother Bear” were part of the list. He has been nominated for Annie and Rueben division awards, spoken at the Kennedy Center, and awarded an entry into the Chicago Children’s Film Festival. Bancroft is also the CEO of Pencilish Animation Studios - a crowd-owned studio, affording owners an opportunity to own a stake in a company creating and marketing intellectual property "that could ultimately become worldwide stories and franchises by deriving revenues from licensing, merchandise, and other streams of income, with its business goals including becoming "the number 1 boutique animation studio in the world. Learn more Invest in Pencilish Animation Studios: A Crowd-Owned Animation Studio Created by Top Disney Alumni | Wefunder - pencilish.com. Visit Tom BancroftTom Bancroft Studio. The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast (libsyn.com). Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:25:33
July 19, 2021
Rick Baptist, Legendary Trumpeter & Session Musician (Soul, Ratatouille, Rocky Balboa)
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go welcome one of the most prolific trumpeters and session musicians in Hollywood, Rick Baptist. Rick Baptist has played on over 1300 motion pictures (including the scores of the first 14 Disney-Pixar films), 30 years on the Academy Awards, and 28 years on the Emmy Awards. He has performed on over 100 gold and platinum records including Frank Sinatra Duets 1&2, Barbra Streisand's Duets album, and Ray Charles's last record, ”Genius Loves Company”. He has played trumpet on over 5000 cartoon shows from Animaniacs, Pinky, and the Brain to Family Guy where he can be heard on all 4 trumpet parts on the main title.  Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:36:44
July 12, 2021
New to Disney+ and Listener Questions (Saving Mr. Banks, Leonard Maltin, Ren & Stimpy)
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go answer listener questions about Dave's work with Saving Mr. Banks, Ren & Stimpy, Leonard Maltin, and chat about the latest Disney Hollywood headlines and what is coming to Disney+! Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia
01:00:11
July 05, 2021
Aaron Blaise Disney Director/Animator (Brother Bear, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast)
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat about the latest Disney and Pop-Culture news and chat with former Disney Director/Animator and filmmaker, Aaron Blaise. Aaron graduated from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 1989 from the Illustration program. He was then hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation where he spent 21 years helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on “The Rescuers Down Under”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “The Lion King”, “Pocahontas” and “Mulan”. In 2003 he was co-director of “Brother Bear” for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After “Brother Bear” he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for “The Bear and the Hare” an advertisement loved by millions around the world. Aaron is currently involved in a number of film projects for various studios. He is also developing a short animated film called “Snow Bear”. For more on Aaron Blaise and to purchase art or subscribe to his art courses visit - Art of Aaron Blaise - Animation Lessons, Tutorials & Digital Painting Courses (creatureartteacher.com). Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia
01:52:06
June 28, 2021
Ellen Woodbury Disney Animator and Sculptor (Hercules, Aladdin, and Treasure Planet)
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go welcome former Disney Supervising Animator and Sculptor, Ellen Woodbury. She is best known for her work on Hercules (1997), Aladdin (1992), and Treasure Planet (2002). She also worked for Filmation on the TV series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and She-Ra: Princess of Power. She attended the Experimental Animation program at the California Institute of the Arts under the mentorship of Jules Engel. She moved to Loveland, Colorado, in 2005 to become a full-time sculptor. She taught Character Animation at the Art Institute of Colorado from 2010 to 2014 and ran a character animation workshop along with her class each week. More at EllenWoodbury.com.  Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia
01:51:06
June 21, 2021
Bruce Lanoil, Muppeteer, Actor. Voice Actor (Timon)
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go welcome Muppeteer/Actor, Bruce Lanoil. Master Puppeteer Tony Urbano chose Bruce from hundreds, for Sid and Marty Krofft’s exclusive 1980 workshop. Many Commercials, McNuggets (1980’s), followed, furthering performance skills with Master teachers, Paul Sills, Avery Schreiber, (Spollin Games), Harvey Kalmanson (V.O.). Destiny and Jim Henson came knocking when Brian Henson cast Bruce as “Charlene Sinclair”, in TV’s DINOSAURS for five glorious seasons on ABC/Disney (1990-93). Animatronics and Facial Puppeteering was a specialty as Bruce traveled the world complements of the incomparable Jim Henson Creature Shop, both in Films, Dr. Doolittle (1998), Adventures of Pinocchio (1996), Jack Frost (1998), Cats and Dogs 1 & 2, (2001 2010) and Television, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss as The Cat in the Hat, Nickelodeon Season one (1996). Bruce helped pioneer Real-time CG animation with Henson’s HDPS-Digital Puppetry System, Are We There Yet (2005), Francis (2008), Sid the Science Kid Movie (2012) and partnered with Dave Barclay Studios Where the Wild Thing Are (2009), and Ice King (2017). Muppet madness included MuppetVision 3D (1991), The Muppets Live at the Hollywood Bowl (2016), The O2 (2018), recent FEATURE FILM/TV reboots, The Muppets (2011) and Muppets Most Wanted (2014), and Muppets Tonight (1996), Muppets (2017). Live-action Reference Puppetry, Mon- keyBone (2001) Henry Selick Dir., and Looney Tunes-Back in Action (2003) Joe Dante Dir., and numerous V.O. gigs, including voicing Lion King’s TIMON (SAFETY SMART! video series) for Disney. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia
01:44:35
June 14, 2021
Jerry Rees, Director, Animator, Producer (Back to Neverland, The Brave Little Toaster)
Jerry Rees, Film director, screenwriter, animator, film producer stops by to chat with hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go. The team also talks about the latest movie and pop-culture news. Rees is best known for the Emmy-nominated animated film The Brave Little Toaster (1987) and for creating many of the visual effects for Tron (1982). Rees was mentored as an animator from the age of 16 at Disney Studios, by one of Walt Disney's Nine Old Men, and was trained and taught at California Institute of the Arts, along with classmates, Brad Bird, John Musker, Tim Burton, and Doug Lefler. He served as an animation producer on the film Space Jam (1996). He directed the award-winning Back to Neverland documentary starring Robin Williams and Walter Cronkite, shown as part of the animation studio tours at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. He also directed the educational films Tourist from Hell and The Editing Story, which screened as part of the backstage tour at Disney's Hollywood Studios. In addition to his film credits, Rees helped produce and direct a record-setting 13 multimedia features at the various Disney theme parks, including Sounds Dangerous at Disney-MGM Studios, the live-action sequences of Cranium Command at EPCOT, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! at Disney-MGM Studios, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney-MGM Studios and Walt Disney Studios Paris, Extra-Terrorestrial Alien Encounter at Magic Kingdom, Michael & Mickey at Disney-MGM Studios, and the new Cinemagique show at Walt Disney Studios Paris. Rees also directed the pre-ride film at Disney's Animal Kingdom ride Dinosaur.* For more visit jerryrees.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source Wikipedia
01:56:02
June 07, 2021
Ask Dave Anything Disney with Dave Bossert, Disney Animator, Filmmaker, Author
Hosts Aljon Go and Dave Bossert answer listener questions with the first #AskDaveAnything Disney show! Learn about how Dave got into animation, what his favorite Walt Disney World Resort hotel is, Roy E. Disney and True-Life Adventures at The Animal Kingdom, and his new book about Disney Legend, Claude Coats! Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney’s Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source IMDB.
01:03:41
May 31, 2021
Tom Sito, Disney Animator, Director, USC Professor (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Hosts Aljon Go and Dave Bossert talk about the latest pop culture and Disney news and chat with Tom Sito, Disney Animator/Director/USC Professor. *Tom Sito became a Hollywood animator. His credits include Walt Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Little Mermaid, Beauty, and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pocahontas, Dreamworks Shrek, The Prince of Egypt, Warner Bros Looney Tunes Back in Action, and Osmosis Jones. Plus TV series like HeMan and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra Princess of Power, Superfriends, plus lots of commercials and shorts. Tom is President-Emeritus of the Animation Guild, Local 839 Hollywood, and on the Board of Governors of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences. He is the author of several books including Drawing the Line, The Untold Story of the Animation Unions (U Kentucky Press), Moving Innovation, A History of Computer Graphics, (MIT Press), Eat, Drink, Animate, An Animators Cookbook (CRC Press). He has taught and lectured about animation around the world and is currently a Professor of Animation at the University of Southern California. *Source NationalCartoonists.com. Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source IMDB.
01:47:48
May 24, 2021
Rob Minkoff - Director and Animator (The Lion King, Stuart Little, Haunted Mansion, Mr. Peabody)
This week hosts Aljon Go and Dave Bossert chat with Director/Animator, Robert Minkoff. He is known for co-directing the Academy Award-winning Disney animated feature The Lion King (along with Roger Allers), as well as directing Stuart Little, Stuart Little 2, The Haunted Mansion, The Forbidden Kingdom, and Mr. Peabody & Sherman. Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source IMDB.
01:56:42
May 17, 2021
Jorgen Klubien, Disney Story Artist and Animator - The Truth About Cars
This week Aljon & Dave welcome Jørgen Klubien! Send us your questions to be answered on the show! Klubien is an animation artist and writer. He is best known for working on many Disney films, like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Lion King (1994), A Bug's Life (1998), Cars (2006) and Frankenweenie (2012). Klubien is also known as the lead singer in the Danish band Danseorkestret since 1984. The band's break-through hit is called "Regndans" (1984). In 2005 the Danish version of Dancing with the Stars began (re-titled in Danish: Vild med dans). The instrumental version of "Regndans" was selected as the theme song of the show. *Source Disney Fandom. Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source IMDB.
01:39:11
May 10, 2021
Max Howard, Studio Chief and Producer
Hosts, Aljon Go & Dave Bossert discuss the latest Disney and pop-culture news and welcome guest Max Howard. Howard created and ran animation studios for The Walt Disney Company in London, Paris, Orlando, and Los Angeles, working on some of Disney's most memorable films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. As President of Warner Bros Feature Animation, he oversaw such hit movies as The Iron Giant and Space Jam. At DreamWorks, he was co-executive producer for Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron.* Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. *Source IMDB.
01:42:30
May 03, 2021
Marshall Toomey, Disney Animator, Painter, and Illustrator
Joining Dave Bossert and Aljon Go this week is Marshall Toomey, Key Clean-up Animator, Painter, and Illustrator! Toomey is known for The Secret of NIMH (1982), Sky High (2005), Hercules (1997), Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), The Hunchback of Noter Dame (1996), and The Lion King (1994). Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:32:09
April 26, 2021
Kirk Wise, Disney Director, Animator, Screenwriter
Joining hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go this week is Director/Animator/Screenwriter Kirk Wise! Wise is known for directing Walt Disney Animation's Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (w/Gary Trousdale). Visit Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:47:50
April 19, 2021
Animator/Cartoonist Dean Yeagle and Director/Animator, Nancy Beiman Talk New York Animation
Hosts Dave Bossert & Aljon Go welcome legendary animator/cartoonist, Dean Yeagle, with special guest director/animator, Nancy Beiman. Yeagle is best known for his animation work on Porky and Daffy in the William Tell Overture (2002), Ice Age (1998) along with commercial work for Blue Sky Studios, Brøderbund, Dannon, Grey Advertising, Hanna-Barbera, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ImaginEngine, Kraft, Marvel Comics, Nestle, Playboy Enterprises, Procter & Gamble, Random House, Saatchi & Saatchi, Walt Disney Productions, Warner Bros. and Western Publishing. Beiman is known for her work on Hercules (1997), Treasure Planet (2002), and A Goofy Movie (1995). *Sources IMDB and Wikipedia. Visit Dean Yeagle - Caged Beagle Productions, Inc. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com | Follow Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:25:48
April 12, 2021
Ethan Reed, Disney Imagineer and Art Director
Dave and Aljon chat with former Disney Imagineer, Ethan Reed about his career working as an animator, designer, and animatronics. Reed was an Animation Supervisor for Walt Disney Imagineering and worked with outside animation and VFX houses as well as Disney's Special Projects group helping guide production for media produced for multiple venues for Shanghai Disneyland. Reed helped develop concepts, character designs for Mystic Manor, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and led the global Duffy and Friends merchandise franchise. Follow Ethan Reed (@ethan.f.reed) • Instagram. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:26:14
April 05, 2021
Chuck Williams, Disney Producer and Animator
Dave and Aljon chat with Producer/Animator Chuck Williams. Williams produced Brother Bear, Pocahontas, and Pinocchio, He was also an editor for The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Trail Mix-Up, Roller Coaster Rabbit, and the recent live-action/animated Sonic the Hedgehog. He even worked as an animator for The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, The Rescuers, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Robin Hood, The Great Mouse Detective, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Company, and The Fox and the Hound. Check out Chuck Williams' Lightbeam Entertainment – Film and television production and development company. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:44:03
March 29, 2021
David Pruiksma, Disney Supervising Animator
This week hosts Aljon Go (@aljongo) and Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) talk former Disney Animator, David Pruiksma.  Pruiksma worked on the films The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, Oliver & Company, The Little Mermaid, and The Rescuers Down Under. He rose to supervising animator and created the characters of Mrs. Potts and her son Chip for Beauty and the Beast. Other characters included the Sultan for Aladdin, Pumbaa for The Lion King, Flit for Pocahontas, and the characters Hugo and Victor for The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After completing work on 2001's Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Pruiksma left Disney and worked freelance as an animation director and storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. For more visit the David Pruiksma Bio Page and CAT Animation (cat-animation.com). Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:36:01
March 22, 2021
Bob Gurr, Disney Legend and Imagineer
This week hosts Aljon Go (@aljongo) and Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) talk to Disney Legend, Bob Gurr about his early career, his time at the Walt Disney Company, and working on projects for Steve Wynn's Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Gurr is an amusement ride designer and Disney Imagineer. His most famous work was for Walt Disney's Disneyland Park, and its subsequent sister parks. Gurr is said to have designed most, if not all, of the ride vehicles of the Disneyland attractions, including Autopia, Haunted Mansion, the Disneyland Monorail, the Submarine Voyage, and the Matterhorn Bobsleds. He was named a Disney Legend in 2004. He also worked on the King Kong Encounter animatronic for Universal Studios Hollywood. *Source, Wikipedia. Bob Gurr (@bobgurrofficial) • Instagram - www.fandomproductions.com/shop - Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:51:31
March 15, 2021
Cristy Maltese, Disney Art Director and Background Artist
This week hosts Aljon Go (@aljongo) and Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) celebrate Women's History Month with Disney Art Director, Cristy Maltese. She talks about her beginnings with Hanna-Barbera Productions and her time working with Walt Disney Animation Studios. She is known for her work on Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Little Mermaid (1989), and Pocahontas (1995). Visit Cristy's website  cristymaltese.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:42:26
March 08, 2021
Ted Kierscey, Disney Visual Effects Supervising Animator
Disney visual effects animator, Ted Kierscey joins hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go to talk about his career with Walt Disney Animations Studios. He is best known for his work as Supervising effects animator on Beauty and the Beast (1991), and Fantasia 2000 (1999). He has also worked on Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Aladdin (1992), and the animated effects for The Little Mermaid Attraction, Disney California Adventure. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before with photos by Ted Kierscey at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:41:41
March 01, 2021
Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary, Disney's Cruella, Star Wars Update
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk about Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th Anniversary, Disney's Cruella trailer, Star Wars headlines with Mandalorian star Gina Carano, Rian Johnson's Star Wars trilogy, Tim Burton's Netflix show, and Paramount+ reviving Criminal Minds and CSI. Read Bossert Behind-the-Scenes | (cartoonresearch.com). Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:09:10
February 22, 2021
Floyd Norman, Disney Legend, Animator, and Author
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with Disney Legend, animator Floyd Norman. Norman is an animator, writer, and comic book artist. Over the course of his career, Norman has worked for a number of animation companies, among them Walt Disney Animation Studios, Hanna-Barbera Productions, Ruby-Spears, Film Roman, and Pixar. He is known for his work on The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Mulan (1998), and Dinosaur (2000). He was also inducted as a Disney Legend in 2007.  Please check out Floyd Norman's links - Vimeo - Floyd Norman: An Animated Life (floydnormanmovie.com) - floydnorman.com - Floyd Norman | Facebook. Purchase Dave Bossert's new award-winning book "3D Disneyland - Like You've Never Seen It Before at theoldmillpress.com. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:52:27
February 15, 2021
Kathy Zielinski, Disney Supervising & Character Animator - The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aladdin, The Simpsons
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go chat with artist and animator, Kathy Zielinski. Zielinski is best known for her work on Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), and Disney's Aladdin (1992). Her beginnings at Disney started with working on Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Black Cauldron. After working on a series of other projects, including Ursula in The Little Mermaid, she progressed into the role of animation supervisor, working on Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Afterward, she moved to DreamWorks and began working with them on projects in the early 2000s. Zielinski has since moved to work on television series as a Character Animator with Encore on a series of DC Comics/WB shows and, currently, with Fox Television The Simpsons. She won the California Institute of Arts Student Academy Award in Animation in 1982 and was nominated for Best Individual Achievement: Animation at the 1996 Annie Awards. Zielinski has also played a part in the animation of multiple Academy award-winning and nominated productions (source Wikipedia). Visit: kathyzielinski.com - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:46:47
February 08, 2021
Tony Anselmo, the voice of Donald Duck and Disney animator
Tony Anselmo, voice actor, and animator has been the official voice of Donald Duck since 1985 and joins hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go to discuss how he worked with Donald's original voice actor, Clarence Nash as well as his continued work with Walt Disney Animation and theme park projects. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:42:10
February 01, 2021
Author Barbara Abercrombie, Disney film delays, Tom Holland's Spider-Man Disneyland ride
Hosts, Aljon Go and Dave Bossert welcome author Barbara Abercrombie to discuss her new book The Language of Loss: Poetry and Prose for Grieving and Celebrating the Love of Your Life as well as tips for aspiring writers. The duo also discusses the latest Disney and pop-culture news with more delays for upcoming films, the 15th Anniversary of Disney's High School Musical, Disney Executive bonuses, Tom Holland's Marvel Spider-Man attraction at Disneyland, and the life of talk show host Larry King. Barbara Abercrombie has published novels, children’s picture books, including the award-winning Charlie Anderson, and books of non-fiction. Her personal essays have appeared in national publications as well as in many anthologies. Her most recent books are  A Year of Writing Dangerously and Kicking In the Wall published by New World Library and chosen by Poets & Writers Magazine as two of the best books for writers. (http://www.pw.org/best-books-for-writers). Her sixteenth book, The Language of Loss, an anthology of poetry and memoir, will be published by NWL in the fall of 2020. Purchase the book - The Language of Loss: Poetry and Prose for Grieving and Celebrating the Love of Your Life | IndieBound.org - More at BarbaraAbercrombie.com - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:17:24
January 25, 2021
Tony Bancroft, Disney Director/Animator - Mulan, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast
Hosts, Aljon Go and Dave Bossert welcome Disney Director and Animator Tony Bancroft. Best known for directing the movie Mulan (alongside Barry Cook), Bancroft also on The Rescuers Down Under (Animator - Frank), Beauty and the Beast (Animator - Cogsworth), Aladdin (Animator - Iago), The Lion King: (Supervising animator - Pumbaa), and more. He also has a twin brother, Tom Bancroft, who also has a Disney animation history. Check out The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:33:42
January 18, 2021
Marvel's Kevin Feige Star Wars movie and Mandalorian Disney Park rumor
Hosts, Aljon Go and Dave Bossert talk about this week's events in Disney and pop-culture including Epcot's International Festival of the Arts, WandaVision on Disney+, Pixar's Pete Doctor, Imagineer Joe Rohde's final day at Disney, The Mandalorian rumored to be appearing at Galaxy's Edge, and Marvel Studios Kevin Feige's Star Wars film. Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:05:47
January 11, 2021
Disney-Pixar animator Bob Scott
Hosts Aljon Go and Dave Bossert welcome, Pixar's Bob Scott. The duo also chats about the passing of Dawn Wells (Gilligan Island's Mary Ann), as well as the Star Wars fan community. Bob Scott is an animator and cartoonist from the Bay Area and a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts film animation program. Scott’s animated short 'Late Night with Myron' was part of the 1988 theatrical compilation film entitled 'Outrageous Animation'. His animation has been seen in numerous animated feature films such as Pixar’s 'Toy Story 3' (2010), 'Ratatouille' (2007), 'WALL-E' (2008), 'The Incredibles' (2004), and Dreamworks Animation's 'The Prince of Egypt' (1998), among others. He led the animation team on the Annie Award-winning Pixar short 'Your Friend the Rat' (2007) and was part of the small animation crew for the Oscar-nominated 'Day and Night' (2010). He is also the creator of the syndicated comic strip 'Molly and the Bear', which can be read on GoComics, New York Daily News, and Mollyandthebear.com since 2010. LINKS Bear with Me by Bob Scott - GoComics - Bear with Me | Facebook - Purchase "Bear With Me: (It's Been a Rough Day)"  https://amzn.to/2MvTxyQ . E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:31:49
January 04, 2021
Mike Gabriel, Disney artist and director of The Rescuers Down Under, and Pocahontas
For the final podcast of 2020, Aljon Go and Dave Bossert welcome, Mike Gabriel. Gabriel has been playing a key creative role at Walt Disney Animation Studios for over thirty years, working in a variety of capacities including director, animator, storyman, character designer, visual development, production designer, and art director. In the latter capacity, he most recently helped to create some of the wildly imaginative and visually stunning gaming worlds for Disney’s Oscar®-nominated 2012 comedy adventure, “Wreck-It Ralph." Gabriel has directed two Disney features – “The Rescuers Down Under” (1990) and the Oscar®-winning “Pocahontas” (1995) – as well as the Oscar®-nominated 2004 short, “Lorenzo.”Visit MikeGabrielArt.com. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. Mike Gabriel bio from About — Mike Gabriel Art.
01:37:57
December 28, 2020
Disney+ Mandalorian season 2 finale and Bob Iger as possible US ambassador
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk about rumors of Bob Iger as US Ambassador as well as our spoiler-filled thoughts on The Mandalorian season two finale on Disney+. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:07:29
December 21, 2020
Disney Investor Day 2020 Disney+ Announcements
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk about the Disney Investor Day announcements and content coming to Disney+ as well as remembering Walt Disney, Roy E. Disney, the release of Walt Disney's "Two-Gun Mickey" (1934). E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:11:11
December 14, 2020
Radio Disney powers down, Hulu and Disney Plus
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk about the shuttering of Radio Disney, Walt Disney auction, the possible folding in of Hulu into Disney+, as well as Warner Brother's films for 2021 releasing to HBO Max as well as in theatres. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. 
01:02:24
December 07, 2020
Bruce Broughton, Grammy award winning film and Disney attraction composer
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk to Bruce Broughton, Grammy award-winning film and Disney attraction composer. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk. Bruce Broughton is an American orchestral composer of television, film, and video game scores and concert works. He has composed several highly acclaimed soundtracks over his extensive career, and he has won nine Emmy Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Broughton is currently a lecturer in composition at UCLA. For Disney, he composed the scores for two of the three Roger Rabbit shorts, The Rescuers Down Under, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco, Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, Bambi II, Eloise at the Plaza, and Eloise at Christmastime. For Fantasia 2000, he would conduct the music for the Rhapsody in Blue sequence. He also has provided scores for many Disney theme park attractions including The Making of Me, The Timekeeper, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, Golden Dreams, Seasons of the Vine, CinéMagique, the 2007 version of Spaceship Earth, and Soarin' Around the World. *Source, The Disney Wiki.
01:33:46
November 30, 2020
Academy Award winner John Canemaker and Disney animation
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk to Academy Award winner, animator, and educator, John Canemaker about his favorite books about Disney animation for the gift-giving season.  E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:24:59
November 23, 2020
Director George Scribner and the 30th anniversary of Disney's The Prince and the Pauper
Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go celebrate the 30th anniversary of Disney's "The Prince and the Pauper" with the director, George Scribner. He shares backstage moments creating the classic Disney short, as well as his early career working at Hanna-Barbera and on Disney's "Oliver and Company." The duo also discusses James Gunn reuniting with Sylvester Stallone, and the growth of Disney+.  E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:27:42
November 16, 2020
Holidays at Disney World, Disney Cruise Line's Frozen, Alex Trebek remembered
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert remember Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek, holidays have arrived at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line releases a stream of Frozen and we reply to some listener questions. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
55:15
November 09, 2020
35 Anniversary of Disney's The Black Cauldron with producer Joe Hale
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert celebrate the 35th anniversary of Disney's The Black Cauldron (1985) with producer/writer Joe Hale. We also discuss his career as an artist for Walt Disney Studios during the studio's transition in the 80s, the passing of Sean Connery, a rise in the cost of Netflix, and listener questions. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com. Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License https://youtu.be/iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:37:20
November 02, 2020
Disney takes ownership of Epcot's Moroccan Pavilion
Dave Bossert and Aljon Go talk about Disney Parks taking over ownership of Epcot's Moroccan Pavilion, Lucasfilm reviving Willow on Disney+, new SeaWorld Orlando behind-the-scenes tour, Tim Burton’s Addams Family, The Mandalorian season 2, and Disney's Halloween Treat special https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdN3nAAfg3Q&feature=emb_title. Leave us a message, question, or comment - anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message to be featured in an upcoming show. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com.
55:33
October 26, 2020
Emmy Award-winning Disney composer Mark Watters
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert chat with Disney TV and film composer Mark Watters. Mark Watters is a six-time Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor whose diverse career spans 400 television episodes, feature films, DVDs, and video games. Recent projects include serving as music director for the highly acclaimed animated series, “Have A Laugh,” a three-year project to restore and re-record 60 classic Disney shorts from the ‘30s and ‘40s. 2012 marked his debut with Pixar Animation Studios with his original score for "Time Travel Mater" and serving as principal arranger for "Pixar In Concert" which has enjoyed numerous performances around the world. In 2013, he scored the Oscar-nominated short, "Get A Horse," which appeared in theaters with the blockbuster, "Frozen." We discuss John Williams' choosing him to conduct “Star Wars In Concert,” classic Disney shorts, and working with superstars like Beyonce. Have a question? https://www.markwatters.com/ Leave us a message, question, or comment - anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message to be featured in an upcoming show. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com.
01:14:13
October 19, 2020
Disney-Pixar's Soul coming to Disney Plus, EVH, and streaming content
Aljon Go and Dave Bossert talk about the passing of guitar legend Eddie Van Halen, Disney-Pixar's "Soul" released on Disney+, more movie theatres close, and the need for new content on Disney+. Have a question? Leave us a message, question, or comment - anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message to be featured in an upcoming show. E-mail us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com.
01:09:38
October 12, 2020
Know Hosts Dave Bossert and Aljon Go, Disney Layoffs, and Disney Plus
Welcome to our first episode of SKULL ROCK PODCAST! Get to know hosts Aljon Go and Dave Bossert as well as the latest from Disney Plus and the recent Walt Disney Company layoffs. SKULL ROCK PODCAST is your go-to source for the magic we all love. SKULL ROCK PODCAST is your go-to source for the magic we all love. Have a question? Leave us a message - anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message. Visit - skullrockpodcast.com.
52:36
October 05, 2020
Skull Rock Podcast - Talking All Things Disney - Trailer
SKULL ROCK PODCAST, hosted by Aljon Go and Dave Bossert, explores the entertainment galaxy with insightful conversation, stories, and special guests—talking all things Disney! Listen to never-before-heard stories and behind the scenes, moments from some of your favorite Disney films, theme park attractions, performances, books, music, and so much more from knowledgeable, insightful, and thought-provoking hosts and guests. Hear the latest news about Disney's past, present, and future! SKULL ROCK PODCAST is your go-to source for the magic we all love. Weekly podcasts starting October 5, 2020! Visit http://www.skullrockpodcast.com/.  "Pirate King" by Untold Journey, composed by Jared Rehnquist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTVxFPhbAtk.
01:40
October 01, 2020