Reel History UK – Disneyland Special

The magic of Disneyland is explored with a special guest in Reel History UK

Presented by Hugh K. David and Jenna Pateman, Reel History UK is an informative and engaging podcast exploring the presentation of historical events within pop culture ranging across film and television. Each episode, our hosts focus on a chosen television show or movie property that may be based on or around important historical events. From there, each episode discussion leads to the ultimate decision, is the chosen media property REAL History or REEL History?


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Recorded for the 65th anniversary of the original Disneyland’s opening, in this special length episode, Hugh and Jenna chat to their special guest Dr Sabrina Mittermeier, author of the upcoming book “A Cultural History of the Disneyland Theme Parks: Middle-Class Kingdoms.”

Along with Sabrina, Hugh and Jenna discuss the Disney parks in terms of their history, how they represent history, as well as issues such as class and Americanisation within the parks.

If you’re interested in Dr Mittermeier’s book, you can copy with the links below

Continue the Disneyland journey with the accompanying article from Jenna Pateman which you can read here.


Enjoy Reel History UK? Want to dive further into film history? Then you can check out the entire series so far by visiting the official podcast page for the show.

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