143: Rancho Obi-Wan Strikes Back

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Come with us on an adventure to Rancho Obi-Wan’s fundraising Gala Event: The Gala Strikes Back! Skywalker Vineyards wine-tasting, Holocron Keeper and Richard discover they’re twins, Dave Filoni tap-dances around Ahsoka questions; so much happened! Our Skywalkers recap the once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The fun continued as Skywalkers met up the next day to tour the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio in San Francisco, less than a mile away from where Gareth Edwards is finishing up Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Learn some fun facts on Walt Disney’s family history, the early animated shorts and films, and the theme parks.

Skywalking Roundtable Participants: 
Marcus Dohring
Tesh Ewing
Jeff Long
Margaret Mays
Brian Sims
Donald Wicks
Roxanne Wicks

You have questions, she has answers. Margaret Kerry is back with her Ask Tink segment. The Tinker Bell animator’s model is never shy about giving her opinion and advice, as well as delighting all of us with her stories.

Also on this episode:

  • WINNER ANNOUNCED from Episode 142’s Funko Pop Contest
  • NEW CONTEST – win a swag bag from Rancho Obi-Wan. Enter to win with any amount of monetary donation to Joe Mignano.
  • Things We Want To Share – Help Joe Mignano – podcaster, Star Wars and Disney fan
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs and Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking HALLOWEEN ON THE HIGH SEAS Disney Cruise! To get more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote and click on the orange “Get a Quote” button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You’re not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention “Skywalking Through Neverland” so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

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135: Tinker Bell Talks! with Margaret Kerry

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The delightful Margaret Kerry, Tinker Bell Animation Model for PETER PAN (1959) graces this podcast with her presence once again. Richard and Sarah sat down in person with the bubbly storyteller and Fairy Podmother as she imparted 80 years of wisdom and pixie dust on us. Margaret Kerry has written a book: “Tinker Bell Talks! Tales of a Pixie Dusted Life” so listen in as she tells us all about it. It will be coming out very soon, so stay tuned right here.

This past weekend was topped off by the Disneyland Half Marathon AND John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl. Sarah recaps the Disney run, including costumes, Skywalkers she met, and a chance encounter with Star Wars Land. Then we bring back clips from John Williams imparting his wisdom and music at The Hollywood Bowl to share with all of our Skywalkers. We met several Skywalkers at the Bowl as well, including the LiningUp.net crew. Thanks for saying HI!

We hope you enjoy this pixie-dusted, music-filled episode!

Also on this show:

  • Skywalker Shout-Outs
  • Skywalker of the Week

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

September 17-22, 2017: Skywalking Disney Cruise! To get more info, go to storiesofthemagic.com/cruisequote and click on the orange “Get a Quote” button in the upper left to get a free, no obligation quote. You’re not committing to anything, just getting information with that request. In the Comments section mention “Skywalking Through Neverland” so Randy Crane knows you want to be part of our group.

SUPPORT THE SHOW

Skywalking Through Neverland T-Shirts at TeePublic! Check them out HERE. Shopping HerUniverse? Click here!

CONTACT US

tweet! tweet! @SkywalkingPod.

We have a Facebook Group.

Follow Skywalkingpod on SnapChat.

Join us every week on Periscope for a behind-the-scenes look at our show. We also bring you to Disneyland, Red Carpet Events and Theme Park Openings.

Send emails to share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com and follow us on Facebook.

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Never Land on Alderaan!

Episode 99: To PIXAR And Beyond!



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Ever wanted to take a VIP trip to PIXAR Animation Studios? We take you on the journey! Dave Parfitt of AdventuresByDaddy.com journeyed to San Francisco on a special blogger trip for INSIDE OUT and THE GOOD DINOSAUR and shares some fantastic moments with us, including audio interviews with:

  • Phyllis Smith (SADNESS) and Richard Kind (BING BONG)
  • Kyle MacLachlan (DAD) and Kaitlyn Dias (RILEY)
  • Pete Docter (Director, INSIDE OUT)
  • Jonas Rivera (Producer, INSIDE OUT) (23:54)

Margaret Kerry, our Fairy Podmother and original Tinker Bell animator’s model, is back with her ASK TINK segment! What advice and wisdom will she dole out to you? (1:54:07)

Also on this episode:

  • Cliff’s Notes CountDown (11:07)
  • Things We Want To Share
    • The Force Awakens at Build-A-Bear! (17:45)
    • The PEANUTS Movie (19:45)
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs & Skywalker Of The Week (1:44:21)
  • Hollywood BabbleOn – The Force Awakens (1:49:30)

WHERE WE WILL BE (IN REAL LIFE)

11/13/15: Avengers Half Marathon Weekend Meet-Up at Downtown Disney. Anaheim, CA Event Details

11/16/15: Season Of The Force – Waiting In Line For Hyperspace Mountain Meet-Up. Anaheim, CA

12/30/15: Let’s watch THE FORCE AWAKENS together at Downtown Disney in Anaheim! Event Details

1/16/16: Star Wars Half Marathon Birthday Meet-Up at Downtown Disney! Anaheim, CA Event Details

4/14-4/17/2016: Star Wars Half Marathon Meet-up at Walt Disney World!

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Episode 86: Lining Up for The Force Awakens!



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Imagine seeing The Force Awakens at the iconic Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Do you want to join the line for this experience? On this week’s show, we talk with Ric Peralta, one of the organizers for LiningUp.Net which is the group that will be “curating” the Hollywood line for The Force Awakens in December, all in the name of charity. Incidentally he is the father of Eliza Peralta who was on Episode 83 a few weeks back and STILL holds the secret as to who voices Chopper on STAR WARS REBELS. (37:19)

Also on this week’s episode:

  • ASK TINK: Our Fairy Podmother Margaret Kerry, animator’s model of Walt Disney’s Tinker Bell, is back! Did she answer your burning question? (1:18:28)
  • FRIENDS OF THE MAGIC: Paul Barrie from Window To The Magic fills us in on this year’s Friends Of The Magic (8/7-8/9) BONUS: Paul Barrie’s incredible 7-month wait-loss journey, walking through Disneyland. (4:38)
  • D23 EXPO STAR WARS NEWS AND MERCHANDISE: Sorcerer Mickey Droid! D-Tech Me! Disney Infinity 3.0! (24:19)
  • SKYWALKING TO TOMORROWLAND: How different was Tomorrowland in the 1960’s? Dave Skale is back with another edition of The History of Tomorrowland to tell us all about Adventure Through Inner Space, Carousel of Progress, The People Mover and more. Expect some sound clips from the time period, thanks to DisneyChris.com. (1:27:36)
  • Skywalker Of The Week (1:10:15)
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs
  • Interesting Fact Of The Week

And remember…NeverLand On Alderaan!

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Episode 75: Author Jeffrey Brown and the Age Of Ultron



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In this jam-packed episode, Jeffrey Brown, author of the wildly successful Darth Vader and Son series of books, joins us to discuss his NEW book, Darth Vader and Friends! We delve into his artistic process and it is fascinating.

We got tons of interviews from the Autograph Hall at Star Wars Celebration which we will play throughout the next month. This week it’s RETURN OF THE JEDI creature shop technician KIRK THATCHER, and hang-gliding Ewok FELIX SILLA.

Also on this episode:

  • AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – our first thoughts.
  • Ask Tink with MARGARET KERRY is back! Advice doled out in the cutest voice ever? Yes, please!
  • Skywalking Through Star Wars Celebration – #TeamHoojib Bryn MacKinnon’s review and revelations.
And remember…NeverLand On Alderaan!

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Episode 71: Seen, Unseen Disneyland; Star Wars Artists and Ask Tink!



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The last time you were at Disneyland did you happen to see The Walt Disney family crest on sleeping beauty’s castle? Or the signs on the bathroom door? The devil is in the details, and Russell Flores has seen and documented them in his book, “Seen, Un-Seen Disneyland”. It’s fascinating, and he has many stories to tell.

Star Wars artist Randy Martinez is back to tell us about his Star Wars Celebration print. And this time he is joined by by his girlfriend and renowned Star Wars artist herself, Denise Vasquez. You don’t want to miss this because we reveal some details of our Interactive Fandom Adventure on the Podcast Stage.

Guess who else is back? Our Fairy Pod(God?)Mother, Margaret Kerry! She flew in to help all of our Skywalkers with their questions in her ASK TINK segment.

We also have our shout-outs and the Skywalker of the Week! And remember…NeverLand On Alderaan!

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Episode 69: Scott Allen, Margaret Kerry and the NeverBeast



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It’s a BIRTHDAY episode! Not only is it Sarah’s birthday on March 10th, but our special guest Scott Allen’s birthday is March 12th, the air date of this show.

We had a great time talking with SCOTT ALLEN of the 501st Legion about all things ranging from starring in our fan film TPZ, the charity work he’s done and being part of the fan generation working in the Star Wars universe.

Disney Legend, Tinker Bell reference model and our official Podcast Fairy Godmother, MARGARET KERRY is back to talk about the new film, TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST. She doles out her opinions and wisdom the way only Tinker Bell can!

“Fly, yes. Land, no!” Right after wrapping our interview with Margaret Kerry, we learned that Harrison Ford violently crashed landed his vintage plane and was in critical condition. Oh no! We also learned that Harrison Ford just may be Wolverine in disguise, considering the MANY accidents and broken bones he’s weathered. “It’s not the years, it’s the mileage.”

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Also on this episode:

  • Birthday Fun and Foxes!
  • Skywalking On TV
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs
  • Skywalker Of The Week

And remember…NeverLand On Alderaan! Skywalking Through Neverland T-Shirts now available on TeePublic! Check them out HERE.

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Episode 67: FAV 5’s



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Favorite 5’s! We asked you Skywalkers to help us decide on a Favorite 5 list, which will be revealed on this show! But there’s more! Richard and Sarah also have 2 more Favorite 5 Star Wars/Disney Lists to discuss:

  1. Fav 5 “rebirth” or character growth moment in Star Wars/Disney movies.
  2. Fav 5 Star Wars/Disney characters you’d want to invite to a Dinner Party.
  3. ??? SKYWALKER’S CHOICE ???

In our Point 5 Past Lightspeed segment we talk to the makers of STAR TREK WARS, Joshua Hoh and George Brightigam. These guys are making a new fan film that mashes up Star Wars and Star Trek. We’ll talk with them about their film, their Kickstarter campaign and how weird it is that they’re based about a 1/2 mile away from us here in Long Beach.

Also on this episode:

  • Skywalking On TV, OSCAR EDITION
  • Cliff’s Notes Countdown
  • Skywalker Shout-Outs
  • Skywalker Of The Week

And remember…NeverLand On Alderaan.

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Episode 30: The After Party



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Welcome back, Skywalkers, we hope you had a great May the 4th Holiday. Thanks for sending in all your stories of how you spent this day which hopefully soon will be become an official school holiday!

The Star Wars holiday continued on throughout the week with an episode of ABC’s The Goldberg’s. Hear what we thought about this (time traveling??) episode and let us know what you thought of it. Did anyone spot a regular Skywalking guest? Yup, that was Obi-Shawn as Obi-Shawn waiting in line to see Return Of The Jedi.

Congrats Jess Defjam who won our May the 4th Giveaway! Now, who will win our Star Wars Weekends Giveaway? That’s right, we are announcing our next contest where one lucky winner will win an exclusive from Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. This new giveaway starts Monday 5/12 and goes through Wednesday 5/28. Which item will it be? Well, you gotta wait ’til we get there and we see what’s available. (Don’t want to make any empty promises).

To help celebrate Mother’s Day last Sunday, Margaret Kerry, the animation reference model for Tinkerbell, became our official podcast Fairy Godmother. In our new segment, Ask Tink, Ms. Kerry answers all your questions regarding her career at Disney, Tinkerbell or if you just need advice. Thank you to everyone who sent in your questions, she had a great time doling out her faith, trust and pixie dust.

We also want to wish Ms. Kerry a happy birthday! While we were recoding Ask Tink, we surprised her with a Captain Hook singing telegram. Captain Hook and TinkerBell in the same room? Hook started off by calling a truce and then regaled her with some personal songs. In the end, she said it was the “most exciting thing that has happened to her in years!”

What is an episode of Skywalking Through Neverland without it’s many fun-filled segments such as a round of ‘Never Tell Me The Odds Trivia Battle? The players – Robert Bapst (The Bald Solo Podcast), Scott Murray (Assembly Of Geeks Podcast) and Donald Wicks (Skywalking listener extraordinaire). Who won? Who scored at Gonk Droid level? Listen and find out!

And remember…Never land on Alderaan.

Our Guests

Disney Legend Margaret Kerry – Tinker Bell animation reference model and Skywalking Through Neverland’s Fairy Godmother!

Robert Bapst of the Bald Solo Podcast

Scott Murray – Creator and cohost of the Assembly of Geeks Podcast

Donald Wicks – Proud Rebel Legion member and Skywalking Through Neverland Facebook Admin

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Podcast Links

Once Upon A Time Fan Podcast

Adventures By Daddy – Vacation and travel blog by Dave Parfitt

Show Some Love – And Get A Shout-Out on the Podcast!

If you like what you hear, please leave an iTunes Review or Stitcher Radio Review and join our com­mu­nity on Face­book and Twit­ter! We pick several people every week to showcase on our Podcast. Or click the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of this page and leave a voicemail!

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Episode 30 Audio Only: The After Party



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Welcome back, Skywalkers, we hope you had a great May the 4th Holiday. Thanks for sending in all your stories of how you spent this day which hopefully soon will be become an official school holiday!

The Star Wars holiday continued on throughout the week with an episode of ABC’s The Goldberg’s. Hear what we thought about this (time traveling??) episode and let us know what you thought of it. Did anyone spot a regular Skywalking guest? Yup, that was Obi-Shawn as Obi-Shawn waiting in line to see Return Of The Jedi.

Congrats Jess Defjam who won our May the 4th Giveaway! Now, who will win our Star Wars Weekends Giveaway? That’s right, we are announcing our next contest where one lucky winner will win an exclusive from Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. This new giveaway starts Monday 5/12 and goes through Wednesday 5/28. Which item will it be? Well, you gotta wait ’til we get there and we see what’s available. (Don’t want to make any empty promises).

To help celebrate Mother’s Day last Sunday, Margaret Kerry, the animation reference model for Tinkerbell, became our official podcast Fairy Godmother. In our new segment, Ask Tink, Ms. Kerry answers all your questions regarding her career at Disney, Tinkerbell or if you just need advice. Thank you to everyone who sent in your questions, she had a great time doling out her faith, trust and pixie dust.

We also want to wish Ms. Kerry a happy birthday! While we were recoding Ask Tinkwe surprised her with a Captain Hook singing telegram. Captain Hook and TinkerBell in the same room? Hook started off by calling a truce and then regaled her with some personal songs. In the end, she said it was the “most exciting thing that has happened to her in years!”

What is an episode of Skywalking Through Neverland without it’s many fun-filled segments such as a round of ‘Never Tell Me The Odds Trivia Battle? The players – Robert Bapst (The Bald Solo Podcast), Scott Murray (Assembly Of Geeks Podcast) and Donald Wicks (Skywalking listener extraordinaire). Who won? Who scored at Gonk Droid level? Listen and find out!

And remember…Never land on Alderaan.

Our Guests

Disney Legend Margaret Kerry – Tinker Bell animation reference model and Skywalking Through Neverland’s Fairy Godmother!

Robert Bapst of the Bald Solo Podcast

Scott Murray – Creator and cohost of the Assembly of Geeks Podcast

Donald Wicks – Proud Rebel Legion member and Skywalking Through Neverland Facebook Admin

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Podcast Links

Once Upon A Time Fan Podcast

Adventures By Daddy – Vacation and travel blog by Dave Parfitt

Show Some Love – And Get A Shout-Out on the Podcast!

If you like what you hear, please leave an iTunes Review or Stitcher Radio Review and join our com­mu­nity on Face­book and Twit­ter! We pick several people every week to showcase on our Podcast. Or click the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of this page and leave a voicemail!

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OR, email share@skywalkingthroughneverland.com