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WDW Radio Show #127 – Julie Andrews Interview

Julie Andrews Interview


Hello and welcome to The WDW Radio Show – Your Walt Disney World Information Station. I am your host, Lou Mongello and this is show #127 for the week of July 12, 2009. Thank you for tuning in once again.

It is a rare occasion when one has the opportunity to speak with someone who is a true legend of stage, screen and film. And this week, I have the honor of being able to share such a conversation with you. With a career that has spanned decades in which she has shared her so many of her incredible talents, she will for many people always be known as the title character in what can only be described as a true masterpiece of filmmaking – Mary Poppins. A character and film that are both practically perfect in every way.

Dame Julie Andrews joins me in a one on one conversation as we talk about her role as Mary Poppins, how it came to be, working with Walt Disney and the Sherman Brothers, and so much more, including what is ahead for this incredible actress, singer, author and philanthropist.

I’ll end the show with an announcement about something coming up for the WDW Radio Show and its listeners. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this week’s episode of the WDW Radio Show.

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Save the Date! – Julie Andrews and Toby Bluth Product Release & Signing
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Disneyland Resort –
(Please note that park admission if required for any event that takes place inside the Disneyland park)

Academy Award® Winning Actress, Julie Andrews will be on hand for the debut of her newest book titled, Julie Andrews™ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies, which will be released in October 2009. As part of this product release and signing, Guests will have the opportunity to pre-purchase the book before its released to the public. In addition, Artist Toby Bluth will be on hand for the release of his latest work, titled Poppins and Penguins, which was created in celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the beloved Disney film, Mary Poppins. Please continue to watch for more information on ArtofDisneyParks.com.

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Mary Poppins 45th Anniversary DVD available at Amazon.com

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Home: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews (Hardcover)

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Home CD: A Memoir of My Early Years by Julie Andrews (Audio CD)

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Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies

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Thanks to You: Wisdom from Mother & Child by Julie Andrews




From Glenn (Passamaquoddy)Whelan – The Pretty Good Movie Ride

In addition to painstaking recreations of ALL incarnations of the Great Movie Ride finale (scene by scene, frame by frame, from the DVDs), he also created the Pretty Good Movie Ride montage! Following the exact same layout and format as the original finale montage, Glenn does an AMAZING job of putting together “his own” version with classic clips from some “pretty good” movies!

This is a MUST SEE (more than once!) so check it out (and share the link!) Bravo, Glenn!! Impressive… MOST impressive!!!

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Please come and join us for an upcoming

WDW Radio Show Meet of the Month!


DATE: Saturday, July 25, 2009
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Disney’s Boardwalk in front of Seashore Sweets(No theme park admission required)We’ll start at 6:30 pm and likely head over to Epcot to watch Illuminations at 9:00 pm After Illuminations, who knows? Maybe we’ll head back to the Boardwalk to wander, grab some Beaches & Cream or even hit Jellyrollls later in the evening!
RSVP: Not necessary, but if you want to let us know you’re coming, post in the FORUMS if you’re on Facebook, please come by the Event page on the WDW Radio show page and let us know you’re coming there, too!

TENTATIVE Upcoming Dates:

  • AUGUST Saturday, August 29 at a Disney Water Park – RSVP in the FORUMS or on Facebook
  • SEPTEMBER  Saturday, September 26
  • OCTOBER  Saturday the 24th or Sunday the 25th Tower of Terror Weekend