53 episodes

We are two Disney nerds sneaking into the famed Disney vault to gaze upon the gems from nearly the last century.

We will be giving you the backstory on all of your Disney and Pixar favorites to see how they measure up against our modern adult opinions.

Cracking the Vault Ryan & Jamie Harris

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 16 Ratings

We are two Disney nerds sneaking into the famed Disney vault to gaze upon the gems from nearly the last century.

We will be giving you the backstory on all of your Disney and Pixar favorites to see how they measure up against our modern adult opinions.

    Episode 50: Happy 50th Episode!

    Episode 50: Happy 50th Episode!

    We have been going for 50 episodes, now! CTV has been a blast for us and we decided to spend our 50th episode just chit chatting, reminiscing, talking about food, and Jamie tries her hand at Disney World trivia! Thank you all for sticking with us for 50 episodes!
    Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts!
    HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening jingle. Find out more about his musical genius at TylerAGriffin.com
     

    • 41 min
    Episode 49: Big Hero 6

    Episode 49: Big Hero 6

    We went out a windooooow! On this edition of CTV, we cover Disney's adaptation of the Marvel comic book series that had little to do with what made it to the screen. We talk about how little was taken from the source material, and how the inspiration for Baymax came from US Department of Defense funded research!
    Come hear us talk about everyone's favorite healthcare companion!
    Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts!
    HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening jingle. Find out more about his musical genius at TylerAGriffin.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 48: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    Episode 48: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    On this edition of CTV, we shrink down to the backyard jungle that is the 1989 classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. We discuss how a duo known for horror films became the unlikely authors of this gem. We also discuss two big names that passed on the chance at playing Wayne Szalinski, and how the use of practical effects (for the most part,) still hold up today. Join us for all that and more as we review this beloved live action smash hit!
    Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts!
    HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening jingle. Find out more about his musical genius at TylerAGriffin.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 47: Hercules

    Episode 47: Hercules

    Take a trip to ancient Greece as we talk about the 8th film of Disney's Renaissance Era. Hercules would have some big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, and Aladdin. Does the Demigod rise to the challenge? Take a listen as we examine this underrated classic!
    Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts!
    HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening jingle. Find out more about his musical genius at TylerAGriffin.com

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 46: Fun & Fancy Free

    Episode 46: Fun & Fancy Free

    Giants and Puppets and Bears, OH MY! You are invited to hear the stories of Bongo and Happy Valley as we gazed upon the 75th anniversary of Disney's package film, Fun & Fancy Free.
    We talk about the nearly forgettable first segment, except for one very problematic song about showing your affection. We also cover the years long struggle to get these two stories to film, and just how it holds up after all this time. 
    Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts!
    HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening jingle. Find out more about his musical genius at TylerAGriffin.com

    • 53 min
    Episode 45: Bambi

    Episode 45: Bambi

    To celebrate 80 years, we go back and revisit the final gem of Disney's Golden Age of Animation with Bambi!
    Join us as we get into how a lukewarm initial release turned into a late-blooming money maker for 8 decades!
    Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts!
    HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening jingle. Find out more about his musical genius at TylerAGriffin.com

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

HM336 ,

Just love it!

Ryan and Jamie show how fun being a Disney Adult is! Their knowledge of all things Disney is clear when you listen to their podcast. This will definitely be in my listening rotation!

Sugarblondecakes ,

Great show, minor audio issue

The content and hosts are wonderful, and I look forward to the episodes. My only slight criticism is that the audio is very low, so I have to play the show at full volume. I don’t know if this is something they can fix, or not, but I love the show otherwise.

PMokry ,

SO much fun

Cracking the Vault is like getting to sit with my pals and nerd out on all things Disney. They cover it all - historical tidbits, production notes, how the films came to be, even the price of gas at the time the films were released. Top that off with fantastic, hilarious commentary and you have a great podcast. I’m partial to the long episodes and look forward to more!

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