The MCL Guest List


One of the biggest joys of doing The Mouse Castle Lounge is meeting and chatting with a wide variety of artists, writers, performers and other talented individuals in and around the world of Disney. Below is a complete list of the fascinating people I've chatted with over the years, whether in-person, online or on the phone. I even tossed in a few names I interviewed for MiceChat and on YouTube. Enjoy! --Tim

Roy Abrahmson, actor, Escape From Tomorrow
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/10/2013

Zach Abrams, director of special events and corporate relations, CHOC Children’s Foundation
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/3/2015

Kevin Allinson, great-nephew of Disney Legend Mary Blair
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/18/2014

Tony Anselmo, artist/voice actor, Disney Legend, Donald Duck
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/15/2013

Garry Apgar, author/historian, A Mickey Mouse Reader
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/11/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/6/2016

Ruben Aquino, animator, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King
The Mouse Castle Lounge
 3/24/2014 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/31/2014 (Part 2)

Kevin Augunas, president, Fairfax Recordings
The Mouse Castle Lounge 07/31/2015

Sean Astin, actor/director, The Lord of the Rings, The Goonies
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/10/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/3/2014

Dave Avanzino, artist
The Mouse Castle Lounge 4/20/2015

Jeff Baham, author/historian, The Unauthorized Story of Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion
The Mouse Castle Lounge
5/7/2015

Tom Bancroft, animator, Mulan
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/3/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/10/2014

Tony Bancroft, director/animator, Mulan, The Lion King, The Emperor's New Groove
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/3/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/10/2014

Bill Barbe, president, The Carolwood Foundation
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/26/2014

Michael Barrier, author/historian, The Animated Man: A Life of Walt Disney
MiceChat 4/22/2007

Dina Benadon, CEO/executive director, Super 78 Studios, co-owner of Walt Disney's birthplace home
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/24/2013

Richard Benefield, executive director, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle 11/24/2009

Jennifer Berry, athlete, 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon champion
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/3/2014

Janan Boehme, tour director, Winchester Mystery House
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/20/2015

Dave Bossert, animator/author, Remembering Roy E. Disney: Memories and Photos of a Storied Life
MiceChat 2/9/2007
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/7/2013

Bob Bowman, retired Disney merchandising executive, writer
The Mouse Castle Lounge 5/15/2015

Brad Breeck, composer, Gravity Falls
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/13/2016

Dusan Brown, actor, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Bobby Burgess, entertainer, original Mouseketeer, Ears & Bubbles
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/3/2014

Gabriella Calicchio, CEO, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/19/2012
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/11/2013

Michael Campbell, curator, All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2014

John Canemaker, animator, historian, The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/18/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 4/14/2014

Fox Carney, research manager, Disney Animation Research Library (ARL)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/19/2013

Pat Carroll, actress/comedienne, The Little Mermaid
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/27/2013 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/3/2013 (Part 2)

Jeanne Chamberlain, niece of Disney Legend Mary Blair
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/18/2014

Max Charles, actor, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Alan Coats, Disney Imagineer
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/21/2014 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/28/2014 (Part 2)

Sarah Colt, filmmaker, American Experience: Walt Disney
The Mouse Castle Lounge
9/11/2015

Andreas Deja, animator, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast
The Mouse Castle Lounge 4/28/2014

Ron Diamond, animation producer, Animation Show of Shows
The Mouse Castle Lounge
7/10/2015

Pete Docter, director/animator, Monsters, Inc., Up
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/15/2013

Mark Eades, journalist and former Disney Imagineer
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/15/2016
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/28/2016

Susan Egan, singer/actress, Beauty and the Beast (Broadway), Hercules
The Mouse Castle 7/29/2012 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle 8/1/2012 (Part 2)
The Mouse Castle 8/3/2012 (Part 3)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013

Jim Fanning, author/historian, The Disney Book
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/23/2015

Darrell Fry, RunDisney, Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/20/2014

Neal Gabler, author/historian, Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
The Mouse Castle 12/5/2010 (re-posted from a 2006 MiceChat interview)

Jeff Galloway, former Olympian, runDisney training consultant
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/3/2014

Camille Rose Garcia, artist, Down the Rabbit Hole
The Mouse Castle Lounge 5/12/2013

Sam Gennawey, author/historian, Walt and the Promise of Progress City, Universal vs. Disney
Inside the Mouse Castle 2/10/2012
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/8/2013
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/18/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/26/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/15/2016

Didier Ghez, author/historian, Walt's People, Disney's Grand Tour
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/29/2013 (Walt's People)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/6/2014 (Disney's Grand Tour Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/12/2014 (Disney's Grand Tour Part 2)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/17/2015 (Eric Larson - 50 Years in the Mouse House)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/16/2015 (They Drew as They Pleased)

Sarah Ashman Gillespie, Part of His World - Celebrating the Work of Howard Ashman
The Mouse Castle Lounge 5/20/13 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/8/2013 (Part 2)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/22/2013 (Part 3)

Bob Gurr, Imagineer, Disney Legend
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/7/2015

Don Hahn, producer, Maleficent, The Lion King
The Mouse Castle Lounge 5/12/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/4/2015

Danny Handke, author, Poster Art of the Disney Parks
The Mouse Castle 10/11/2012

Jon Heely, director of music publishing and concert licensing, Disney Music Group
The Mouse Castle Lounge 07/31/2015

Jeff Heimbuch, author, It's Kind of a Cute Story
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/20/2012

Alex Hirsch, animation producer, Gravity Falls
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/13/2016

Glen Holt, Annette Funicello's husband
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/21/2016

Steve Hulett, former Disney story man, author, Mouse in Transition
The Mouse Castle Lounge 5/25/2015 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge  6/7/2015 (Part 2)

Vanessa Hunt, author, Poster Art of the Disney Parks
The Mouse Castle 10/11/2012

Sarah Hyland, actress, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Terri Hardin Jackson, artist, sculptor, puppeteer, former Imagineer
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/3/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/26/2014 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/3/2014 (Part 2)

Mindy Johnson, animation historian, Tinker Bell: An Evolution
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/20/2013

J. B. Kaufman, author/historian, The Fairest One of All
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/19/2012
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/15/2013
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2015

Glen Keane, animator, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast
The Mouse Castle Lounge
 1/14/2015

Margaret Kerry, actress, live-action model for Tinker Bell
Inside the Mouse Castle 3/5/12
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/26/2014

Kirsten Komoroske, executive director, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/18/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2014

Jim Korkis, author/historian, The Vault of Walt, The Book of Mouse
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/20/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/26/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/11/2015
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/20/2015
The Mouse Castle Lounge 4/17/2016

Jeff Kurtti, author/historian
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/27/2012 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/8/2012 (Part 2)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/12/2012 (Part 3)

Michael Labrie, curator, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/15/2013 (Tyrus Wong)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 4/22/2014 (Marc Davis)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/16/2016 (Tyrus Wong and Mel Shaw)

John Lasseter, chief creative officer, The Walt Disney Company
MiceChat 9/7/2011

Doug Lipp, training consultant, author, Disney U
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/25/2015

James Lopez, animator/filmmaker, Hercules, Hullabaloo
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/26/2015 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/5/2015 (Part 2)

Paula Sigman Lowery, historian, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/3/2013 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/11/2013 (Part 2)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/30/2013

Kaye Malins, Walt Disney Hometown Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/10/2014
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/21/2015

Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, animation producer/director, Phineas and Ferb
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013

Vincent Martella, voice actor, Phineas and Ferb
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013

Dave Mason, collectibles dealer, Saturday's Toys
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/21/2016

Robert McLaughlin, theme park historian, Magic Mountain
The Mouse Castle Lounge
5/26/2016

Alan Menken, songwriter, Disney Legend, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/8/2013

Diane Disney Miller, co-founder, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/19/2012

Randy Moore, director, Escape From Tomorrow
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/10/2013

Anel Muller, curator, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/8/2013

Ted Nicolaou, filmmaker, curator, The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/24/2015

Floyd Norman, animator, cartoonist, Disney Legend
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/12/2015 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/19/2015 (Part 2)

Tim O'Day, publicist/historian, The Walt Disney Company
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/30/2013 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/7/2013 (Part 2)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/23/2013 (Part 3)

Jesse Obstbaum, marketing director, Fairfax Recordings
The Mouse Castle Lounge 07/31/2015

Khary Payton, actor, The Lion Guard, Teen Titans Go!
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Madison Pettis, actress, The Lion Guard, The Game Plan
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Todd James Pierce, Disney historian, Three Years in Wonderland
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/22/2016

Dan Povenmire, animation producer/director, Phineas and Ferb
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013

Jonny Rees, actor, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Todd Regan (Dusty Sage), CEO/founder, MiceChat
Inside the Mouse Castle 2/10/2012
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/21/2015

Maggie Richardson, niece of Disney Legend Mary Blair
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/18/2014

Eden Riegel, actress, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Jason Ritter, actor, Gravity Falls
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/13/2016

Joshua Rush, actor, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Ernie Sabella, actor, The Lion King, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Lorraine Santoli, author, Inside the Disney Marketing Machine
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/21/2015

Kristen Schaal, actress/comedienne, Gravity Falls
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/13/2016

Neil Schield, vice president of creative, Fairfax Recordings
The Mouse Castle Lounge 07/31/2015

Elena Schuber, actress, Escape From Tomorrow
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/10/2013

Bob Sehlinger, author/publisher, The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/28/2013

Atticus Shaffer, actor, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Richard Sherman, songwriter, Disney Legend, Mary Poppins
The Mouse Castle Lounge
8/8/2013

Robbie Sherman, composer/playwright
The Mouse Castle 8/12/2011
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/17/2014 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/25/2014 (Part 2)
Inside The Mouse Castle 11/17/2014

Matthew Silva, filmmaker, People for the New York State Pavilion
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/23/2013

Tom Sito, author, historian, animator, Drawing the Line
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/27/2015 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 10/3/2015 (Part 2)

Lella Smith, creative director, Disney Animation Research Library (ARL)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/19/2012
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013

Marty Sklar, Imagineer, Disney Legend, Dream It! Do It!
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2013

Matt Solie, producer, Disney Infinity
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013

Bill "Sully" Sullivan, Disney Legend, From Jungle Cruise Skipper to Disney Legend
The Mouse Castle Lounge
8/28/2015 (Part 1)
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/4/2015 (Part 2)

Tim Susanin, author/historian, Walt Before Mickey
The Mouse Castle Lounge 1/29/2015

Daniel Sussman, project director, Fantasia: Music Evolved
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/14/2013

Randy Thornton, senior producer, music historian, Disney Music Group
The Mouse Castle Lounge 7/31/2015
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/7/2015

Pamela Tom, documentary filmmaker, Tyrus
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/21/2016

Mike Van Eaton, collectibles dealer, Van Eaton Galleries
The Mouse Castle Lounge 2/7/2015
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/8/2015
The Mouse Castle Lounge 6/2/2016

Dan Viets, author/historian, Thank You Walt Disney, Inc.
The Mouse Castle 3/12/2010

Diamond White, actress, The Lion Guard
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/17/2015

Peter Whitehead, The Walt Disney Hometown Museum
The Mouse Castle Lounge 8/21/2015

Catherine Williamson, director of entertainment memorabilia, Bonhams
The Mouse Castle Lounge 11/8/2015

Tyrus Wong, artist, Disney Legend, Bambi
The Mouse Castle Lounge 9/15/2013

Brent Young, president/creative director, Super 78 Studios, co-owner of Walt Disney's birthplace home
The Mouse Castle Lounge 12/24/2013

Scott Zone, film archivist, Walt Disney Family Foundation
The Mouse Castle Lounge 3/5/2016

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