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Aug 6, 2013 10:43 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Follow this post for complete coverage from the teleconference with Alan Menken and Richard Sherman! I will try to update as much as I can here as well as the @MWLoungeCast twitter!

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There is some lovely classical music happening while I wait for the call to begin. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 10:54AM
The first 20 minutes will be exclusively will Alan Menken. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 10:58AM
Coolness indeed :-) - uscdisneyteacher  8658.8 #10 11:01AM
Jeffrey Epstein from D23 is speaking. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:08AM
Q: Can you talk about the Disney Songbook and what you're most looking forward to playing on Saturday? A: The great thing about Disney songs is that they all live in a context. the ones i grew up with are the ones that most stick with me, like pinocchio. like i've got no strings. your mother and mine from dumbo. it's hard to differentiate them because they were so part of the movies they were part of. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:10AM
he's now singing some of "be like you" from jungle book. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:10AM
Ooooooooooooo :-) - uscdisneyteacher  8658.8 #10 11:12AM
I think you mean 'ooo bee doo'. πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 1:37PM
what is it about the disney songbook that catches people? a: for me, it's the fact that they're tied so specifically to movie. they're not just songs that they slide in randomly. the disney songbook, each song really encapsulates the movie, a different character, a different era, a different time in a person's life. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:12AM
a: there's no cynicism in the disney songbook. there's heartfelt storytelling in these songs. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:13AM
q: what's it like to perform in front of people who eat, sleep, and breathe disney? a: it's great fun. it's a shared experience. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:14AM
a: there's a lack of cynicism with the D23 audience. they're there to love it. no one's sitting there with their arms folded. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:14AM
q: when you're writing a disney song do you feel you have to approach it differently? a: the process for me is very much the process of writing a musical. disney has been the studio that has been the most supportive of writing songs in that way. where the difference comes in in it being disney is a sense of responsibility to convey the message of the song and approach to storytelling. this is an audience that will embrace what you do and take it to heart entirely. so you kinda have to cherish the audience as you write these songs and care about them. the disney tradition is a #1 great america tradition. you don't wanna cross lines. you wanna poke fun but you don't wanna poke fun in a way that's hurtful. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:17AM
a: we're among the writers telling how are we gonna tell the story through song? we're very involved. you wanna make sure the audience is very clear what the songs are going to do. sometimes they're very tongue-in-cheek like in enchanted and aladdin...making sure the attitude is clear and the genre is clear. "oh, i get it! you're doing a maurice chavleir number but it's for a candlestick!" - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:19AM
q: is there any fanboy nervousness about performing with him? a: richard is such a nice man! he's been an extraordinarily supportive presence in my life ever since i started at disney. he was just welcoming and generous and warm. i consider richard sherman to be a dear friend and i'm really looking forward to the two of us performing. i presume we're gonna have a lot of fun. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:21AM
q: obscure disney song you're most proud of? a: i'm proud of "will the sun ever shine again?" i wrote that around 9/11 and it captured the emotion of us and the studio. i loved "the gospel truth". i think that song was a lot of fun. "if i never knew you". we lost it the first time around, we got it back. i think it's a very emotional song that i'm very proud of. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:23AM
richard is now on the line with alan!!!!! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:24AM
q: was it difficult trying to select certain songs for the concert? a: it's always a challenge picking out just the right material. we did have some requests from our hosts. maybe the biggest challenge is which of the unknown songs so i wanna do? r: we have so many to choose from. what we try to do is a potpurri...a sampling of various things over the years. it's like looking at all my children and figuring out which one you will take on an outing. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:26AM
sherman and menken say there won't be many "little known" songs at the D23 expo concert. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:29AM
r: there's a couple of things i'm looking forward to coming to stage. jungle book is on its feet! i have a couple of other things but i don't wanna talk too much until it's a reality. a: it would be neat to see hercules. we're working on a cruise ship version of tangled. enchanted, again. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:30AM
r: when we did poppins people asked which is the song that's gonna take off? i remember my brother saying the one that's gonna take off is "stay awake" *chuckles* - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:32AM
a: during little mermaid we thought "kiss the girl" would be our single. "part of your world" we almost lost. r: i love that song. beautiful. just beautiful. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:33AM
a: we both are a part of a very exclusive club. r: we both have long histories with the disney company. i was lucky to work with the genius himself, walt disney.i always felt honored that i was working for his company...walt set a high standard for us. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:37AM
favourite song the other has done? a: supercala, but there could not have been an under the sea without a supercala. the exuberance and catchiness of it gets in your system. r: the song that gets to me more than i think "suddenly seymour" and "part of your world" gets to me. it just really does. if you just try to pick one it's impossible. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:40AM
q: what are you looking forward to at the D23 expo? r: there's a world of wonderful wonderful experiences to see at that exhibit. i know we'll be watching and looking at a lot of things. a: there'll be a lot of friends there. r: experience the joy that'll be exuberated by all the people. a: EXUBERATED??? r: you like that? a: I DO! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:43AM
r: this man can carry on a wonderful tradition. this team: alan menken and howard ashen. a: there was a graciousness and generosity in richard that's unique in our business. it's truly unique. it's something until my dying day i will cherish. it's something you sense in his songs but it's there in the man. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:45AM
now just time with Richard Sherman!!!! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:46AM
q: which of your songs do you feel was the most challenging to develop and why? r: everytime it's a blank page it's a mess and a challenge. i think we were trying to top a song we had done in poppins. we were trying to top a pre-song. we were told this song wouldn't work, it needed pep in it. we were trying to come up with a slogan, like a stitch in time saves nine or an apple a day keeps the doctor away. my brother's son jeff came home from school one day and said he had to take medicine. he asked "did it hurt?" and he said "no, they put the medicine on a cube of sugar" - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:49AM
R: it doesn't take much to give love and smile. Walt got it immediately. giving one's self and it doesn't take much to do that. that's why i love feed the birds. it was Walt's favourite. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:51AM
r: you write what's appropriate and every job is a challenge...when we first say animatronics coming up in something called the enchanted tiki room we came up with a little calypso number called "the tiki tiki room"...you have to write a song that sounds like them. everything is its own challenge whether it be a building, a character, or a marvelous make believe character like mary poppins. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:53AM
Richard confirms he'll be performing both attractions and movies music on Saturday! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:54AM
"i have a good time." -richard on the secret of his longevity - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:56AM
r: 90% of the songs that we wrote for disney films were written for the characters in the screenplay, in the story. 5 or 10 percent would have been that we knew maurice chevalier would be cast and write for him...we wrote for mary poppins to sing, not for julie andrews to sing." - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 11:58AM
at the concert: first, richard will play then alan. at the end both will come together and talk about their roots and play songs that are very special to them. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 12:00PM
Richard Sherman: disney fans already know but there's a wonderful thing about being positive instead of negative. both alan and i have been blessed to be chored with writing upbeat things...with good will in them. we've both been blessed with that. there's nothing cynical in our work. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 12:03PM
Thanks everyone for following. Both men are an absolute delight who have nothing but amazing things to say about the other and who truly revel in the optimism that Disney and Disney fans love. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 12:05PM
Be sure to follow @MWLoungeCast on twitter! We'll be tweeting throughout the expo this weekend! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 12:07PM
πŸ‘ Awesome job Nicole! - MEHlanie_Mouse  1117.3 #174 12:11PM
thank you! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 2:37PM
Thank you for your live feed! - sleepyhead_CM  596.5 #363 12:36PM
it was truly my pleasure. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 2:38PM
So awesome! Thanks for taking the time out of your very busy day to transcribe the entire phone call! Thank you so very much! - TheNewTrent  749.0 #275 1:10PM
grazie. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 2:38PM
Thank you so much for doing this post! I'm so jealous of all of you that are attending D23 and getting to attend this concert. I'm sure it is going to be simply magical! - lassengirl  164.0 #2577 1:24PM
it's what i'm looking forward to the most and this call only got me more excited! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 2:38PM
A few weeks ago, Richard Sherman came in during the lunch hour and serenaded Disney Animation employees!! - Willierose  2351.8 #72 2:07PM
they talked about that on the call! wonderful. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 2:38PM
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thanks! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 2:38PM
Great work Nicole! I could almost imagine their voices on the call when reading this. - BaseballMickey  8007.1 #11 2:23PM
thank you! - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 2:39PM
This is fantastic! Thank so much!!! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3466.9 #46 2:57PM
entirely my pleasure! 😊 - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 10:57AM
Thank you Nicole for this. I'm excited for you but yet jealous that you get to hear and see them in person. 😊 - PrincessDuckie  929.0 #209 9:08AM
i consider myself very very lucky. - nicoleface  1752.7 #102 10:58AM

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hopefully never - Dave   13820.4 #4 9:27PM
Bully - secretagentangel  7429.9 #14 1:57PM
My Kids enjoy Autopia - E-Ticket  1477.8 #122 8:29PM
Haha we do enjoy Autopia also!! My niece is very concerned about all the construction going on but knows it will be much better!  - CentralCoastAuntVon  114.9 #3415 1:17PM
Dave be nice!!! My sister is mentally handicapped and only loves autotopia and teacups... But the fumes make her faint. lol! Dave I hear you!  - verofern  138.6 #2989 1:56AM
Will Indiana jones reopen on the 3 or will it reopen on the 4 - Disneylandgirl1955  45.3 #5156 5:52AM
It was open today - AngieC  238.3 #1560 10:58PM

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Cool admin. Hope I do better than the first one. Hope people that enter will be ready to play and the tournament moves along better - Goofytom  2873.9 #51 6:41PM
Yes, 1 question every 24 hrs was difficult to stick with.  - DisneyMom13  331.7 #776 6:28PM
Oh πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ just realized that post was 2+ years oldπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ well people are still taking turns very slowly. Maybe it's the app, not the players.  - DisneyMom13  331.7 #776 6:34PM
I will announce the December tournament date this week. - Admin 11:58PM
Can't wait! - sawman911  2993.1 #49 6:30PM
Still waiting. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - MeridaFan  4244.2 #38 12:59PM
There should be a droid version of this. I. would love to play  - bryanjung1997  1.1 #68933 2:19PM
I end up deleting games while in progress due to opponents leaving me hanging FOR-EH-VER!!! - MommyandBash  433.2 #536 12:18PM
It happens, if you want start a game and I'll play you. I take a couple days off a week but I'll finish the games I start. - richiii3  1603.4 #114 2:20PM

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14 more days and I shall be entering in wait times for the first time( I was slow and shy to post). Well actually it will be 15 days. The first  day we check in and go to Trader Sam's. πŸ˜‰ - varela2892  68.6 #4332 7:14AM
I just want to thank all the newbies who are on the list so much lately! This was started as a wait time and more app so by your starting out from the beginning doing wait times is awesome! 2/3of my points are from wait times. I make a game of it and have fun doing them. Hope everyone tries it, it helps others and you earn credits!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ - secretagentangel  7429.9 #14 9:06PM
Half of my points are from wait times.  - Goofytom  2873.9 #51 10:28PM
I figure it is the least my wife and i can do, plus it is great exercise! I keep saying, one of these days we will go to one of the meet-ups. We generally only go on Saturday and sometimes Sunday as well. That darn thing called 'work' just gets in the way!  - oiler2112  771.7 #262 7:07AM
Pretty much all my points are from wait times  - kimo  263.6 #1292 6:54PM
To bad some cheat to get on this list  - Fantasmicfan1  5099.7 #27 10:48AM
?? - ShariRenee  10697.6 #8 4:56PM
Yay. Lol - VfxGenie  1557.0 #116 6:44PM
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Oh very cool!!  - sunvalgifts  170.5 #2472 9:45AM


Hey I'm finally on this list πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4409.7 #35 10:39PM
Your always on the list!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚list of what I don't know😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝😝. Jk - Fantasmicfan1  5099.7 #27 12:34PM
Fantasmicfan1 I just read that in the voice of Rodney Dangerfield from Back to School! - KennyV  1231.6 #151 3:48PM
Fantastic!! - Ilovegoofy  122.9 #3244 4:37PM
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i am so glad i got to experience it,  but did not have to go thru it! - MsTikiMermadam  1352.5 #140 5:56AM
Thank you to all who post from the park!! Love seeing the park when I cannot be there. - snowgrey  8.0 #13445 2:49PM
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