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Walt Disney and the Oscars plus 3 Special Announcements!

Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello, and this is show #261 for the week of February 12, 2012.

With the Academy Awards coming up soon, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at Walt Disney and the Oscars. Recorded live at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World, Jim Korkis and I look at discuss the history of the Awards ceremony, Walt’s unparalleled achievements, the Oscars that can be found at the Studios and elsewhere, stories about Walt at the Academy Awards, and much, much more.

I’ll share the three announcements we made during this past weekend’s live 5 Year Anniversary event in Walt Disney World before playing more of your voicemails at the end of the show. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

Thanks for listening! Be sure to tune in next week!

Information and Links from This Week’s Show:

Question for YOU: What is your favorite Disney film? What Disney movie should have won an Oscar, but didn’t?


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The Vault of Walt is also the latest selection in our WDW Radio Disney Book Club

Purchase The Vault of Walt by Jim Korkis on


Join us and Richard M. Sherman on the WDW Radio Cruise on the Disney Dream!!



4 thoughts on “WDW Radio Show #261 – Walt Disney and the Oscars”

  1. DAR35 says:

    Since the discussion was about Walt and the Oscars my favorite Disney film is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. As for what should have won an Oscar it’s hard to say.

  2. Rich T. says:

    Alice in Wonderland is my favorite Disney film, even though it’s got plenty of flaws.

    I do think Mary Poppins deserved the Best Picture Oscar; it really does hold up better than the winner, My Fair Lady.

  3. Another great podcast Lou. A favorite memory is Walt holding the special oscar presented to him by Shirley Temple. It’s the only special Oscar I’ve seen.

  4. Chuck Zitta says:

    I think the Disney movies that stand out the most to me may be: Snow White, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan. All classic animated films Walt was around to help create. And Mary Poppins for live action.

    Really enjoyed this episode. You always know you’re going to learn something when Jim is on the show. Never a dull moment. Glad to hear you guys dressed up for the occasion. Any pictures? What a nice gesture by Jim, to give you a moment to mingle with the WDW Radio fans that were on site during the broadcast.

    Thanks once again for another spectacular show, Lou and Jim!!!