Oh My Geek! Podcast Episode 007 — Disneymania!

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Are you ready for the seventh episode?

I know it’s a bit late, but I’ve been honing my sound engineering skills — which is to say I sat down and watched some tutorials. Each week, I’ve been trying to make the podcast better, and I think this is our best sounding podcast yet!

That said, the fellows at OMGeek had a lot to talk about.

We talked about Hugh Jackman’s final role as the Wolverine and news that Jackman will finally display Wolvie’s famed berserker barrage. Finally!

We tip our caps to Lenny B. Robinson, Maryland’s Batman. Robinson passed away, and he will be missed. A successful businessman, Robinson traded his shop for a batsuit and spent a lot of his own time and resources visiting sick children at hospitals. You will be missed, Lenny.

Our news segment ends with some opinions concerning a survey conducted by GameStop. According to a two-day poll of about 400 customers, GameStop claims 92% of video game players have games sitting on the shelf that could be turned into a potential $200. We discuss what we think about GameStop’s buy, sell, and trade options.

Our main topic is filled with news, but it’s the kind of news that comes from Disney’s D23 show.

The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, will be lending his voice to the animated feature Moana. Johnson’s character, Maui, is a shapeshifter who’s tasked with stopping a lava monster.

Disney also showcased several other animated movies – Zootopia, which stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, and Shakira. Zootopia follows a bunny traffic cop who must find a missing otter in 48 hours.

Gigantic is Disney’s version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Set in Spain, Gigantic tells the story of Jack who meets an 11-year-old giant named Ema. Frozen songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez will be doing the music for Gigantic.

(Also, it’s official — Elsa and Anna are Tarzan’s sisters, according to the Frozen director who is now working on a sequel.)

Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur is basically a story about a boy and his dog – except the dog in this story is a dinosaur. Expect a lot of sadness a la Up as Arlo and Spot bond over the death of Arlo’s parents.

Finding Dory is the sequel to the smash hit Finding Nemo. Dory has gone missing, and she’ll need the help of a seven-legged octopus voiced by Ed O’Neill, a beluga whale voiced by Ty Burrell, and a whale shark who thinks she’s a whale played by Kaitlin Olson.

Toy Story 4 is being directed by John Lasseter who says it’s going to be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep. Woody and Buzz will go off in search of Bo who went missing from Toy Story 3.

D23 also had footage of Captain America: Civil War which hasn’t been released to the general public.

Star Wars Episode IX gets its director – Colin Tervorrow who helmed Safety Not Guaranteed and Jurassic World.

Orlando Bloom is returning to the Pirates of the Carribean franchise for a fifth movie.

Disneyland and Disney World are both getting Stars Wars Lands theme areas. Disney will preview the new lands with Star Wars Launch Bay. Space Mountain will become Hyperspace Mountain and Star Tours: The Adventures Continues will feature scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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