A Review Series on Disney's Animated Theatrical Releases
41 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire (with Jordin Overton)
Embark on a voyage of discovery with us in this 2001 action-adventure flick. David and Kaela conscript guest Jordin Overton to discuss how margaritas inspire, the deep lore of the S.E.A., when character development matters and the odd cast of memory over a falling balloon.
40 - The Emperor's New Groove
The last Disney animated feature of the year 2000 is an off-beat slapstick comedy with an intriguing and troubled production history. Kaela and David have Allen Chaney with them again to discuss topics such as a great injustice to Sting, villains stealing the comedy limelight, and why it’s hard to talk about a gag-heavy cartoon in detail.
39 - Dinosaur (with Matt Holley)
We apologize in advance to anyone who enjoys this 2000 CG-animated feature, but David, Kaela and special guest Matt Holley are not particularly big fans. They keep things fairly short this time around as they discuss the pros of wordless storytelling, the cons of anthropomorphic lips, the virtues of helping the elderly and how Ayn Rand gets utilized in a weird way.
38 - Fantasia 2000 (with Abysmii and Papreeka)
The concert feature returns for a new millennium, and past guests Abysmii and Papreeka join us for a discussion of this attempt at reviving the Fantasia concept. Topics include flying Doritos, how celebrity cameos can date a feature, evocations of Melody Time and Biblical stories with Disney characters.
Special thanks to Ernie Hernandez, Aronzo Traylor and Austin Traylor for lending their incredible voices to the intro.
Animusings+ - The Tigger Movie
We’re back to the Hundred-Acre Wood in the year 2000 with this bouncy feature starring everyone’s favorite striped goofball. Lavecki is back to talk about Tigger’s starring role and how the story and characters compare to the previous Winne the Pooh film.
37 - Tarzan (with Sandy Stoltz)
The Lord of the Apes leaps center stage in this episode as David, Kaela and special guest Sandy Stoltz discuss this 1999 animated adventure. Topics include Phil Collins explaining it all, how many montages are too many montages, animated sex appeal and the most gruesome addition to the Plummet Counter.