Skywalking Through Neverland #210: Kenner’s Jim Swearingen & Pixar Fest

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Jim Swearingen, concept designer at Kenner, is making his podcast debut! Jim worked on Star Wars toys at Kenner as the lead concept designer from 1976-1979.

Jim Swearingen’s career in toys took him on a journey through not only Star Wars, but Strawberry Shortcake and Play-Doh. He might even reveal the secret ingredient that makes Play-Doh work! Richard’s mother owes Jim a great debt of gratitude, since his Star Wars toys kept him quiet for hours on end when Richard was a kid.


Skywalking Through Neverland #210: Kenner’s Jim Swearingen & Pixar Fest

         

 

We are so excited to welcome Jim Swearingen on our podcast. His career in toys took him on a journey through not only Star Wars, but Strawberry Shortcake and Play-Doh. He might even reveal the secret ingredient that makes Play-Doh work! Richard’s mother owes Jim a great debt of gratitude, since his Star Wars toys kept him quiet for hours on end when Richard was a kid.

Pixar Fest at Disneyland

Pixar Fest debuted at Disneyland Resort on Friday, April 13th, celebrating Pixar with themed food, merchandise and entertainment. We checked out the offerings and give a full report on the re-theming. Want to see rather than hear about it? To read about more Pixar Fest details, check out this article from the OCRegister. Our favorite part was the Pixarmonic Orchestra, and you can watch their entire 20-minute set here:

Also on this episode, we look back at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 – one year ago. We celebrate the memories all of our Skywalkers have been sharing.

If you liked this episode, check out the previous one!

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Star Wars, Disney, Marvel fans, Skywalking Through Neverland is the podcast for you! Husband-and-wife team Richard and Sarah Woloski (plus LOTS of interviews with amazing guests) cover Star Wars, Disney and pop-culture fandom–the stuff that surrounds us, penetrates us and binds us all together as instantaneous friends! So grab a glass of blue milk and take the second star to the right straight on to this podcast. Become a Skywalker!

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