Way Too Seriously is a weekly podcast in which Jan and Paul Moffett talk about the implicit biases, the assumptions, and the thematic implications of kids' movies with exactly the appropriate level of seriousness.
WTS Disney Showdown: Cinderella vs Tangled
On this episode we’re deciding whether Cinderella is better than Tangled, or the other way around. I hope you like it!
Disney Showdown Minisode: Beauty and the Beast VS The Jungle Book
We’re arguing about Beauty and the Beast vs The Jungle Book. Which is better? Only we can decide!
Disney Showdown Minisode: Frozen 2 VS Robin Hood
In this Disney Showdown minisode we’re pitting Frozen 2 against Robin Hood and things get contentious!
Disney Showdown Minisode: The Little Mermaid VS Moana
In this special episode of WTS Moana and The Little Mermaid go head to head, and only one can emerge victorious! Which will it be? You have to listen to find out!
Disney Showdown Minisode: Sleeping Beauty vs Aladdin
It’s another Disney Showdown minisode! On this episode Sleeping Beauty goes toe to toe with Aladdin. Which will come out victorious? Listen to see!
WTS Minisode: Pocahontas vs Frozen
Hello Patrons! Welcome to a new WTS Disney showdown bracket minisode. This time we’re talking Pocahontas vs Frozen, and only one will advance to the next round! We’ve given our children codenames (or rather, they’ve chosen codenames for themselves): Eldest is Potato, and youngest is Pineapple.
I’d like to say that the sound affects are the best. Listening to this podcast is like having conversations with some friends about the craft of films. Being that it’s children movies is helpful too! With some, it’s a walk into nostalgia and analysing films of my youth and others is listening to what’s out there. I love listening to this podcast because it’s a nice way to chill with some buddies. Please listen!!
Emotions and Intelligence!
Is it good? Yes. Is it seriously good? YES! Great way to revisit and analyze entertainment aimed at kids from an adult perspective without removing the emotions involved. Paul and Jan aren’t worried about taking these movies seriously, without taking themselves too seriously.
Love this podcast! So much fun thinking about all of my fav kids movies way too seriously! Paul and Jan do a great job of unpacking some of the issues that seem to get swept under the rug in these movies like sexism and racism. Glad to know I’m not crazy thinking about this stuff.