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Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

Maltin on Movies Leonard Maltin & Jessie Maltin

    • TV & Film
    • 4.2 • 614 Ratings

Legendary film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie are the ultimate movie fans. They love talking about movies, especially with people who share their enthusiasm—from living legends like Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Quincy Jones to such contemporary artists as Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Laura Dern, and Bryan Cranston. You’ll meet all kinds of interesting people and hear their recommendations of unsung movies you ought to know.

    Revisiting Bruce Davison

    Revisiting Bruce Davison

    We’ve all been watching Bruce Davison for years—tending to his pet rats in Willard in the early 70s, earning an Oscar nomination for Longtime Companion in 1989, defying the X-Men as a Senator in 2000, and making his mark in an endless variety of roles on stage, television and movies—most recently as the villainous senator on Ozark. It turns out he is also a world-class raconteur. Leonard and Jessie were held in rapt attention as he imitated Burt Lancaster, Henry Fonda and a host of others while spinning a series of unforgettable anecdotes. Don’t miss this encore episode from 2017!
     
     

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Revisiting Ed Begley, Jr.

    Revisiting Ed Begley, Jr.

    We’re reaching back six years to repeat a great conversation with Ed Begley, Jr., one of the most familiar faces in television and movies. He has great stories to match his incredible career, from Best in Show to Ghostbusters and beyond. He tells Leonard and Jessie how he came to be directed by Jack Nicholson, and reveals how Christopher Guest steers his actors through their improvised comedy scenes. This episode was recorded before our prolific guest joined the cast of Better Call Saul and Young Sheldon.

    • 52 min
    Revisiting Floyd Norman

    Revisiting Floyd Norman

    In celebration of this weekend’s D23 convention in Anaheim, California, we’re happy to revisit this episode from August of 2018:
    Floyd Norman is an official Disney Legend, and so much more: Walt Disney’s first full-time African-American animator, a contributor to such films as Sleeping Beauty and The Jungle Book, a disciple of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men, and a story man on such Pixar features as Toy Story 2 and Monsters Inc. What’s more, as Leonard and Jessie have learned, he’s a naturally funny man, a great storyteller, and a sweetheart of a guy with an irreverent sense of humor. He’s even the subject of a first-class documentary called Floyd Norman: An Animated Life. Tune in for some great anecdotes and first-hand memories of Walt Disney.
     
    Recorded live at That’s from Disneyland, courtesy of its creators Richard and Nicky Kraft
     

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Andreas Deja

    Andreas Deja

    Andreas was 10 or 11 when he saw Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book and it changed his life. As a boy in Germany he dreamed of working for the studio that captured his imagination so completely… and he made that dream come true. A master animator, he brought King Triton to life in The Little Mermaid, Scar in The Lion King, and Jafar in Aladdin, to name just a few. He never surrendered his pencil, choosing to burnish his skills rather than adapt to computer technology. For most of the last decade he’s been working on an animated film of his own called Moushka. Andreas is that rare artist who has carved his own path and been rewarded for his dedication (and talent). Leonard and Jessie are longtime friends and fans.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Emmy Nominees for Love, Death & Robots

    Emmy Nominees for Love, Death & Robots

    Meet four of the creative folks responsible for the animated Netflix hit Love, Death & Robots!  In their alternate lives, creator and executive producer Tim Miller directed the big-screen Deadpool and Jennifer Yuh Nelson directed Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3… but this attention-grabbing anthology of animated short subjects has got their juices flowing. The same holds true for supervising sound editors Brad North and Craig Henighan, who treat each episode of the show like a feature film and call on years of experience creating unusual soundscapes. Leonard and Jessie can’t imagine all the work that goes into crafting every installment of this wildly imaginative show.

    • 49 min
    Emmy Nominees for Gaslit

    Emmy Nominees for Gaslit

    “Gaslit” is one of the best miniseries of the past year, and it has been rewarded with Emmy nominations for Kazu Hiro, the gifted Japanese-born makeup artist who transformed Sean Penn into former Attorney General John Mitchell… cinematographer Larkin Seiple, whose credits include this year’s indie darling Everything Everywhere All at Once…sound rerecording mixers John W. Cook II and Ben Wilkins, who articulate why creating authentic sound effects make a crucial difference to the film as a whole and their expert audio colleagues Stefani Feldman and Kevin Buchholz,  Leonard and Jessie value this opportunity to go behind the scenes and talk to such creative collaborators.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
614 Ratings

614 Ratings

batlashes1984 ,

Leonard is great, Jessie is improving

If you read through the bulk of these reviews, they all say the same thing- it would be better with just Leonard as a solo cast. I was one of those reviewers who’d wish that Jessie would let the guests speak. But- ya gotta commend the gal for taking notes. She’s much better at not interrupting and even her questions and comments are getting better. Critique is tough. Using it and getting better is golden. Way to go, Jessie. I’m upgrading this to 4 stars!

Nikki Jamez ,

Currently Tied For My Favorite Movie Podcast

I may not always agree with him (who always agrees with somebody else anyway?), but Leonard Maltin is one of my favorite film critics. His Movie and Video Guide is an invaluable resource for movie fans if only for its sheer scope. But it’s his relationship with his daughter Jesse that really shines here. Sometimes passions run in the family and this is a wonderful example of that phenomenon. The interviews are great, the guests are delightful, and the relationship backing it all up is the best of it all. God bless the house of Maltin!

prgburg ,

Prgburg

Terrific podcast!

I have always enjoyed Leonard’s work over the years, and how terrific that his daughter shares his love of movies!😊❤️

I have always liked Ernie Hudson. Great interview!

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