128 episodes

An educational podcast detailing principles of screenwriting and storytelling using Disney narrative filmography from the 20th Century.

Once Upon A Disney Andie Redwine and Larry Brenner

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

An educational podcast detailing principles of screenwriting and storytelling using Disney narrative filmography from the 20th Century.

    DuckTales The Movie (1990)

    DuckTales The Movie (1990)

    Andie and Larry offer a lot of fixes to this TV-spinoff film. Topics include protagonist and inciting incident troubles, the need to re-introduce audiences to characters, and parallels to Aladdin.

    • 54 min
    Haunted Mansion (2003)

    Haunted Mansion (2003)

    Of course...you can always choose...OUR WAY! Larry and Andie unravel this spooky sleeper. Topics include a functional Mahnishtahnah, MORE CONFLICT, and Andie's billion dollar idea.

    • 50 min
    Brother Bear (2003)

    Brother Bear (2003)

    Andie and Larry manage their emotions to handle this spiritual Disney experience. Topics include a hard to find inciting incident, a discussion about different protagonists, and general cosmological questions.

    • 54 min
    Bonus Episode: Goof Troop- Forever Goof (1992)

    Bonus Episode: Goof Troop- Forever Goof (1992)

    Listener Beware: Larry has the darkest possible take on Goof Troop, and really goes through some things. Is this show actually a psychological horror series, as he claims?

    • 28 min
    Bonus Episode- Darkwing Duck: Darkly Dawns the Duck (1991)

    Bonus Episode- Darkwing Duck: Darkly Dawns the Duck (1991)

    In this bonus episode, Larry tackles the two-part launch of Darkwing Duck. Let's get analytical!

    • 38 min
    10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

    10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

    Andie and Larry are pretty whelmed by this 1999 teen rom com by Touchstone. Topics include: the dual plot, some cringey moments by modern sensibilities, and a scene that makes Larry cry!

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Mssillygirl ,

Brilliant & Fun

Andie and Larry have really given me a better appreciate for the story telling and intrigue to Disney movies. I hadn’t watched much Disney since childhood until I started listening along and considering the narrative break downs that they they do so well. I honestly think this podcast has made me a better writer and teacher.

JennFlynn-Mac ,

Practically Perfect Podcast

Once Upon a Disney is the perfect listen for anyone wanting to nerd out over Disney films and literary analysis. Even casual Disney movie fans will delight in the fun conversations about these films and characters that are such a big part of our culture. Unlike many film deconstructionists, Andie and Larry bring big Disney love to the conversation. They’re not here to ruin your childhood favorites, but instead bring a deeper understanding and appreciation for the art of these stories. Their insights and humor make me want to rewatch old favorites, and their unique perspectives make the old new again. I have a feeling that each new episode of this podcast is going to prompt a rewatch of whatever film they discuss, and I am here for it. As a side note - My teenage sons were in the car listening along with me and couldn’t help being drawn in. The first episode prompted great family conversations (and - bonus - reinforced learning objectives from their language arts classes). Thank you for making it family-friendly. I can’t wait for the next episode!

Tink2Tasha ,

Amazing podcast!

Amazing podcast and amazing hosts! Look forward to every episode that’s comes out!

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