TDC #21- ToonFest 2008 featuring special guest host, Myra Katz


courtesy of Disney Podcast International, "This American Walt" host, Myra Katz

Lisa has returned from her ToonFest adventure last week and has tons of audio to share with you all – thankfully, Myra Katz, from the radio show “This American Walt” (published by Disney Podcast International) is on hand to open and close the show.

This episode is quite long, but honestly, there was a WEALTH of audio material gathered that we wanted to share. We think some of the pics below will clarify this weeks story….

 2008 09210005 2008 09210014 First, our intrepid group meets up to review the cataclysmic glory that is T-Rex – coming soon to Downtown Disney! We scored the “top secret” insider fact sheet shown here:



Next, our travelers meet for breakfast in Marceline and await the 10 o’clock parade!

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Tour Guide Trace, Wayne!, Head Banger Doug and Andie (the girl) We visited the Disney Homestead, the Dreaming Tree and Walt's Barn, where Lisa marked some kitty territory... Later that afternoon, whilst enjoying brats and beer at the Knights of Columbus tent, Lisa interviews Jeff W. of Snowy Tundra Training, who has an excellent trip report about the Marceline experience on his blog, as well as a great video of the aforementioned 10 o'clock parade (and Lisa's arms flapping like a chicken)."Walt" and "Clem" at the Dreaming Tree

     That evening, our group was fortunate to attend the 2008 “Plantear” Tree Planting Ceremony at the Dreaming tree on the Disney Homestead Property. 


The Mistress of Ceremonies was Kaye Malin, who introduces artist Dale Varner, who dedicated his Disneyland Model to the Walt Disney Museum. 



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Jeff W. inspects the Disneyland model for crates.

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Inez at the Walt Disney Museum (she remembers Trace...)

Next, you will hear remarks from Chris Taylor, a long time Marceline resident and Disney/Malin Family neighbor. And one of the Disney Ambassadors, Sarah Bishop (I hope I spelled that correctly) was on hand to dedicate “The Son of the Dreaming Tree”, a sapling grown with soil and water from the World! 




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Artist and Filmmaker Michael Jantze doodling on Walt's Barn

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This audio love letter to Marceline concludes with the group chowing down at the local mexican joint and finding out more about what inspired documentarians Andy N (the boy) and Sara, his fiancée, to start a project about Marceline.

Special thanks to the whole ToonFest group: Trace, Wayne, Doug, Andie (the girl), Heather (the hostess with the mostess – and a bitchin’ Tiki Room in the basement of her house!), Mike and Sherry, Jeff W. and Inez at the Museum and all the folks of Marceline for welcoming us – and even whipping up a few “Dusty Millers” sunday afternoon!


16 thoughts on “TDC #21- ToonFest 2008 featuring special guest host, Myra Katz

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  2. So yes, we now know there was a box of porn left behind in Marceline. NOT BY ANY AS US MIND YOU!!
    I really enjoyed my time spent with everyone in Marceline. There were a lot of laughs and a little magic. I will forget this trip for a long time. Thank you so much to all that attended Toonfest. It was great to share a weekend together.

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  4. So, I finally finished listening to this episode on the drive home today. When I saw the photo caption I wasn’t sure if my new nickname was because of my musical selections during the MANY drives from KC to Marceline or the fact that I spent so much time fighting off headaches. Now I know and the secret is out.
    The T-Rex review is just more proof that I should never be allowed near a microphone. There should be a disclaimer “Warning: Liberal Texas drawl and mindless rambling”
    In all seriousness, it was an amazing trip. I was so happy to be there with Trace and Wayne (two of the best friends a guy could hope for), the amazing Lisa, Andie ‘the girl’ who kept me laughing the whole time, Heather and her wonderful family, Matt and Sherry (such a cool couple) and all the others we met along the way. I miss you all.

  5. Hey Cats. Like a lot of people here I just got done listening to the show. Awesome simply awesome! Thanks for the shout out. And
    Lisa sorry for freaking you out with the Pinky and the Brain intro. Also Lisa great job on the editing.

  6. Hello!
    So glad to read that you all had a good time in Marceline at Toonfest! Thanks for sharing the photos you took. Sorry I didn’t have more time to spend with you . Hope you’ll return to see what is goin’ on in 09…maybe we can find another ceiling to scrape at the Musuem!

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