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Occult Disney: Exploring the Hidden Mysteries Behind Mickey

Author: Thomas Gorence and Matt Comegys

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We look for the real magic in Disney, cracking open that facade of animation to find the hidden symbology, ancient myths, and wild stories that lie behind these classic Disney films.
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Spirited Away

Spirited Away

2024-07-1301:34:04

Hayao Miyazaki is pretty much the Walt Disney of Japan, and Disney distributed his Studio Ghibli movies in the West, so it would be weird not to cover the ones that fit the bill.The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few: Treasure PlanetHowl's Moving CastleThe Jungle Book 2 
Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch

2024-07-0501:42:21

What happens when you put real characters in a Disney movie?The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few: Spirited AwayTreasure PlanetThe Jungle Book 2 
Remember, do not make direct eye contact with the Pan.The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few: Lilo & Stitch Spirited AwayTreasure Planet 
Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.

2024-06-1401:57:40

You'll scream, you'll laugh - it's Monsters Inc.  Stick around to the end if you wanna hear our first podcast attempt that was derailed by tornadoes.The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few: Return to Neverland Lilo & Stitch Treasure Planet
Could this just be an inoffensively charming movie about a teenage girl?  Mostly, but we've got at least one weird curveball for you.Megan is an actor, and she's putting her musical theater skills to use as Aunt Nene over on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/@mmurphy47208The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:Monsters, Inc. Return to Neverland  Lilo & Stitch 
Recess: School's Out

Recess: School's Out

2024-05-2901:36:59

Playtime is over.The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:The Lizzie McGuire MovieMonsters, Inc. Return to Neverland
A great Disney movie sunk in a 2001 marketing cataclysm.  And then we get to talk about Atlantis in general.Gordo is OG in podcasting conspiracy.  Dive deep into the deep dives or titillate yourself with true crime over at Those Conspiracy Guys:https://thoseconspiracyguys.com/The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:Recess: School’s Out Monsters, Inc.
This one offends Peruvians because they do not want to be associated with David Spade.Juan gets into the occult, Illuminati, and Nic Cage at his Juan on Juan Podcast.  Check it out here:https://www.thejuanonjuanpodcast.com/ The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:Atlantis: The Lost Empire Recess: School’s Out Monsters, Inc.
Dinosaur

Dinosaur

2024-04-2601:30:42

Not the one with "Not the Mama!"The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:The Emperor's New GrooveRecess: School’s Out Atlantis: The Lost Empire (may air before Recess)
The Tigger Movie

The Tigger Movie

2024-04-1201:36:31

Could the One-Hundred Acre Woods be an MK site?The Paranoid American moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books, podcasts, and toys riffing on conspiracy theories.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:DinosaurThe Emperor's New GrooveRecess: School’s Out
Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000

2024-04-0702:12:59

Watching Disney move from the 20th century to the 21st.  What spells might we find here?Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:The Tigger MovieDinosaurThe Emperor's New Groove
Toy Story 2

Toy Story 2

2024-03-2501:35:26

The Zodiac, Archons, scales of consciousness, and more!  How much existential dread can you muster through the lens of Toy Story?Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:Fantasia 2000The Tigger MovieDinosaur
Tarzan

Tarzan

2024-03-1801:19:24

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like George of the Jungle and those who are into eugenics.Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:TarzanToy Story 2Fantasia 2000
Doug's 1st Movie

Doug's 1st Movie

2024-03-1501:27:23

Probably best not to hold your breath for Doug's 2nd Movie.Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:TarzanToy Story 2Fantasia 2000
A Bug's Life

A Bug's Life

2024-03-0501:30:42

Yo ho, yo ho!!  A bug's life for me!!Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:Doug's 1st MovieTarzanToy Story 2
Mulan

Mulan

2024-03-0201:20:01

Is the this first Disney movie where the hero begins and ends with a complete family?!?Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:A Bug's LifeDoug's 1st MovieTarzan
Hercules

Hercules

2024-02-1901:17:58

Hercules!  Hercules!  Hercules!Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:MulanA Bug's LifeDoug's 1st Movie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2024-02-1201:32:19

What happens when Disney almost directly takes on religion?  Kind of... sort of.Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:HerculesMulanA Bug's Life
James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

2024-02-0501:28:10

Life's a peach, and then you go to New York City.  Also - what will we say about Roald Dahl?Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:The Hunchback of Notre DameHercules'Mulan
Toy Story

Toy Story

2024-01-2101:24:19

This podcast started with the contention that Fantasia was the cinematic spell that set the stage for 50 years of Disney films.  Perhaps this opening salvo from Pixar has done the same for the era we are now living in?Thomas moved from art direction at Disney World, to creating entertaining comic books riffing on conspiracy theories as the Paranoid American.  Check out his stuff here:https://www.paranoidamerican.com/Please subscribe, review, and rate us on all the podcatchers.  And if you're Scrooge McDuck, throw a bob out to Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/podcastiopodcastiusMatt makes lots of music.  Brand new ones include the psychedelic rock of "Liminal Spaces," and the binaural head trip of "Radi-O-Phony." Have a listen:https://rovingsagemedia.bandcamp.com/The Next Few:James and the Giant PeachThe Hunchback of Notre DameHercules
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