You may recognize Mike Brassell as the voice of The Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover in the Magic Kingdom, or as the voice you hear as you relax and enjoy your boat ride through the Living with The Land attraction at Epcot. You may be surprised to learn he has actually done a LOT of additional work for Disney movies– and more. He is also a seasoned musical composer, now a THREE time Emmy winner, family man, all around great guy!
Besides Mike himself being fantastic – highlights of this interview also include:
- Names of several Disney films that have included Mike in the process of being made
- How Mike may be the only person on the planet who’s voice you will hear simultaneously with music he has composed on two separate Disney attractions
- Mike’s dream job in a Disney movie or as a voice of another Disney attraction
- Many of Mike’s Disney favorites and his answers to Tony’s rapid-fire questions
- How Mike once found himself standing between two Disney legends at once – and what it was really like working with one of them on a regular basis
- Mike SINGING a couple of bars for us from a very famous Disney song that you are sure to recognize
- More about THIS LINK and why I am including it here.
This episode has excellent sound quality, but due to technical difficulties, a small section at the beginning of the interview was lost. During that time, we asked Mike what it is like to be immortalized on a Disney attraction. He joked that when he took his kids on the TTA for the first time – they were amazed and in a bit of disbelief that it was really him they were hearing! He is such a humble man – and he is very respectful of what Disney represents to so many of us.
On a personal note I have to admit that I was SO excited to have a chance to talk with Mike – as you will notice throughout the interview! I love his enthusiasm, drive, and I admire his amazing career. I was in total awe of being able to speak to this man who is and always will be a Disney legend to me. I hope you will enjoy the show as much as we enjoyed conducting this interview!
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