Ears of Steel 28: The Candy Man

In which we remember a comedy icon and hero on the anniversary of his passing, make the case for his status as "Disney Legend," react to today's loss of another cinematic giant, and finally make our Oscar picks for next week's show.

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John Candy:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Candy

Roles Candy almost played, including Redfeather the turkey in Pocahontas: 
http://splitsider.com/2011/06/the-lost-roles-of-john-candy/

John featured in Disney Adventures magazine: 
http://www.johncandy.com/Articles.aspx?Article=13&ArticlePage=13&ArticleIssue=13

John Hughes, The Chicago Blackhawks, and the day John Candy shot the puck: http://grantland.com/features/filmmaker-john-hughes-nhl-fandom/

Rest in Peace Harold Ramis:
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/544/article/p2p-79423939/

Pick your Oscar winners & play along with us: http://oscar.go.com/nominees