If you get nostalgic for Anastasia, All Dogs Go to Heaven, and Secret of NIMH, this is the podcast for you! Join three animation geeks/artists as they discuss the ten signature films of renegade animator Don Bluth! We talk about the history, art, music, and cultural impact of each film and discuss: does it hold up after all these years?
At last, Carrie, Dee, and Havana watch and review Anastasia! Listen to the hosts rave about the music, character writing, Romanov history, and the writing of this classic.
The Pebble and the Penguin
Learn about framing and shot language this week as Dee, Carrie, and Havana talk about how incorrect cinematography and character design undermines Pebble and this Penguin. Carrie rants about damsels in distress in film and Dee analyzes the operatic angle of this movie. Also, Hubie is a dick.
A Troll in Central Park
Making $71,368 in the box office, Troll in Central Park is Bluth’s lowest grossing film to date. This week, Carrie, Dee, and Havana reluctantly watch this train wreck and bounce ideas on how they would re-write the movie. Troll is a testament to what happens when your creative ego gets too big.
( BTW if you are interested in the Kickstarter Havana mentions in the beginning, learn more here: http://www.bit.ly/kamikazeanimated )
Is Prince Cornelious the G.O.A.T? Carrie, Havana, and Dee discuss. The ladies get technical today as we talk about storytelling mechanisms and debate whether or not the character arcs and story structure work well in this film and become Cornelious stans along the way.
#ImNotAFurryBut … Goldie. Dee gets real hype this week with the 1991 film “Rock-a-Doodle,” much to Carrie’s raised eyebrow. Havana tries to convince the others that she isn’t a furry despite talking a lot about anthropomorphized animal “hotties" and Dee talks about the history of black American music and Elvis.
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Jamel Jones joins the crew on this episode to discuss the 1989 classic, “All Dogs Go to Heaven.” Prepare for lots of laughs as the four discover how much better this movie is as adults. Pulling from her New Orleans roots, Dee also shares some really interesting cultural tidbits about King Gator.
Cool podcast show!
I love ❤️ these podcasts of the animated movies created by the famous production designer 👨🎨, Don Bluth himself.