Each week, Tyler Meredith and her guests explore everything from the magic to the tragic of your favorite classic animated and live action films, in this adults only Disney recap podcast.
PIRATES 2|| DEAD MANS CHEST/WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING?
Tyler and guests Caroline Amer (@Carolineamerican producer/cofounder of Double Yay, London based comedian) and Sarah Price (Chicago based actor, writer and comedian) continue on their PIRATES journey and its pretty rocky. We start off by chatting all things pirates again including our all time fav pirates across any medium--no one asked for this but its vital info. Firstly, what is even happened in 2006? We can't bring our geriatric millennial selves to remember. Second of all, how does this film look cheaper but had a much bigger budget? WE HAVE QUESTIONS. While we don't love this sequel, we do love: the barnacle boys/sea life covered pirates, a new villain for no reason who has a suspect ponytail and the brilliance of Bootstrap Bill. Also Orlando Bloom is attractive but he cant get it, WE SAID WHAT WE SAID. And just so everyone knows, he is in fact an entirely different person/actor than Jude Law. Magical Music by Eric Backus.
101 DALMATIANS || IF SHE DOESN'T SCARE YOU NO EVIL THING WILL
Tyler and guest Rae Gray (@heyraegray Chicago based Actor) take on 101 Dalmatians in honor of this Friday's release of CRUELLA. With arguably, the best opening credits of all time--this jazzy and terrifying classic still slaps. First off, we need to see the tax returns of Cruella De Vil--where are her funds coming from and can we get some? Also we are back in London because Disney loves a London aesthetic and so do we. Little did we know that in this film, Disney gave us the dating advice we never knew we needed: just calm down and marry the guy. Things of note: Nanny also voices MAD MADAM MIM SO WE ARE SOLD. And in case anyone was wondering and THIS IS NOT up for debate--Cruella De Vil is the HBIC, the legend of all legends, whose evil sidekick appears only in the form of her lime green cigarette smoke. Magical Music by Eric Backus.
CHEETAH GIRLS 2|| arguably the greatest DCOM sequel OF ALL TIME YALL
Tyler and guest Imani Marcus (@mixingwithmani host of the hit bravo pod Mixing With Mani) sit down to chat all things CHEETAH GIRLS 2! From the dance sequences, the fashions of it all--this sequel gives up bop after bop! Honestly anything that has Raven as a lead, two members of 3LW and someone named Dorinda? SIGN ME RIGHT UP. Not only does this classic DCOM give us insanely unrealistic expectations about what is possible when it comes to traveling around the world for a music festival you barely auditioned for over the phone. But it also maybe convinced us that if we did travel to Spain over the summer, maybe we could have a fling with a Count from Barcelona too! It's truly a smash hit of a DCOM and the coordinating fashions slay us at every turn. Magical Music by Eric Backus.
TOY STORY 4|| this is what your heart looks like in the form of a Pixar film
Tyler and guest Sarah Price (Chicago based Actor, Comedian and Writer) return to this edition of 'series with Sarah' where we recap the ending of the saga to end all sagas--TOY STORY 4. While we are still reeling from the emotional distress of this film, we are immediately won over by this incredible cast of toys. I mean did we maybe think this Forky character was the most expensive prank of all time being pulled by Pixar? Sure! But we ultimately see that it was Pixar's biggest flex of all time by getting us to care deeply about a spork. Forky operates from a place of full anxiety and we couldn't relate to him more if we tried. This film made us miss a lot of comforts of childhood--cubbies (remember cubbies?!), backpacks and scholastic book fairs at the library. So thank the Pixar gods that they gave us Ducky and Bunny to help fill that void in our adult hearts--we truly don't deserve them. Magical Music by Eric Backus.
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET || underrated and truly iconic, this film has it all!
Tyler and guest Debo Balogun (@debo.balogun Chicago based actor and artist) sit down to chat all things Ralph Breaks the Internet! Y'all this film is so special and unbelievably detailed and truly underrated. This cast is beyond stacked with so many wonderful actors it's honestly unfair. Filled with hundreds of easter eggs and so much creativity, its mind-blowing that Disney is able to create such unique worlds and make them so accessible to their audiences. I mean listen, Sarah Silverman is a teeny race car driver in a video game? You can SIGN ME RIGHT UP. We also get ALL of the DISNEY PRINCESSES together having a sleepover in themed pajamas and it's honestly one of the most iconic scenes of all time. Magical Music by Eric Backus.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN || the first one, TBH the only one
Tyler and guests Caroline Amer (@carolineamerican London based Comedian, producer, cofounder of @double_yay) and Sarah Price (Chicago based Actor, Writer and Comedian) join forces for this epically long and epically epic tale. We gather her today to discuss this film and above anything else--OUR LOVE OF ALL THINGS PIRATES and gives us a great excuse to do pirate accents. Important thoughts include but aren't limited to: the import behind British court wigs, how I only know one joke and it happens to be pirate themed and how Geoffrey Rush is NEXT LEVEL. If we are being honest, this is basically just a sexy pirate dream of a series of sword fights, strung together by funny physical bits--and none of us are mad about it. Magical Music by Eric Backus.
I feel like every new episode and new guest is my favorite! I even go back and listen to my favorite episodes when I need to smile (aka listening to you talk about The Rescuers and their tiny mouse clothes on repeat). Keep it coming!!!
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This podcast is a DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH - Tyler is a literal princess and her very original take on the entire Disney genre is just exquisitely executed through a refreshing lens on why we smile, cringe, cry and LOVE all things Disney
Tyler is amazing! This is such a fun podcast!!