My Earliest Memories of Disney | Dyer’s Daily

The new episode of Dyer’s Daily is now available to stream and download on most podcast directories.

Jamie Dyer discusses his earliest memories of the Disney brand, including Fantasia, Robin Hood and classic Mickey Mouse cartoons.

This episode forms part of the Dyer’s Daily Disney100 series, celebrating 100 years of The Walt Disney Company. In each three minute slot, Jamie speaks off the cuff about a subject related to Disney that interests him.

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This is the first episode of a new series celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company. And I thought I would start with my earliest memories of the Disney brand. Now two things come to mind and both are connected in a way. So back in the 90s, it seemed like everybody had VHS copies of the Disney films.

After so long of those films being in the vaults, they finally brought them out so that kids everywhere could watch them into the ground. And one of the first movies I kind of remember seeing was Fantasia on VHS. Now, that’s the first part of it. That’s, that’s sort of my earliest memory. The second part that has a connection is one of the first video games. I remember seeing was a Mickey Mouse video game. And I didn’t find out until maybe 25 years later that that game was Fantasia. Yeah. Uh, what a connection! And I remember growing up and seeing films like Robin Hood, watching Pinocchio, you know, all of the classics that we remember, and of course the Disney Renaissance was just coming into force with classics like The Little Mermaid and Aladdin, The Lion King, And even to a lesser point things like Hercules, which, by the way, had an amazing video game. I’m sure I should talk about it at a later date.

I remember seeing a lot of the short cartoon subjects as well, especially the Mickey Mouse ones. I remember there was a VHS that we had, that I still own actually, that was like a selection of cartoons and it had one or two Mickey cartoons on it; One of which I shall talk about in greater detail on a future episode. So tell me what was your earliest memory of the Walt Disney brand? Was it a film? a cartoon, maybe even a video game? I would love to hear your memories on this. Those are the things I can think of.

I’m sure there’s probably other things, you know, when things come to you later. Yeah. Um, that will probably happen a little bit later. Let me know your memories, and I will see you for episode two in a couple of days time. Thanks for listening.

ABOUT THE PODCAST: Jamie Dyer presents Dyer’s Daily, an off-the-cuff daily talk show podcast that discusses a number of media-related topics including television, film and music. Occasionally, Jamie gives his thoughts on topical events.

ABOUT THE HOST: Jamie Dyer started presenting on Radio in 2008, via Boston’s Stump Radio (Now Endeavour FM). His Radio credits include Teen FM, Spitfire Radio, Totally 80s FM, Angel Radio, 1Radio, One Radio, SouthWaves Radio and 1Focus Radio. He has also hosted syndicated shows including The Millennium Years, The Pop Show and The Jamie Dyer Show.

Jamie’s podcasts have included Nineties ‘n’ Noughties UK, Watching the Wireless, The Quo-Cast, The Week Before, SouthWaves Theatre and The Jamie Dyer Show.

Jamie Dyer

Jamie Dyer is an experienced writer, broadcaster, musician and social media marketer. He enjoys Old Time Radio, vintage TV, collecting vinyl and supporting the New York Knicks.

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