Disney films have enchanted and shaped childhoods for over 75 years, but when you watch them as adults there are things that make you want to unfreeze Walt's head and say "What The Hell, Guy!?" Tune in each week to hear Vicky, Nolan, and Jill rip apart, analyse and laugh at beloved childhood classics from the Disney catalogue.
White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf: Yeesh.
Y'all know that our hosts are all big fans of Jed. You know, the dog performer from classics such as The Journey of Natty Gann and White Fang? So it's sad to say that his final performance was in the...let's say lackluster Disney sequel WHITE FANG 2: MYTH OF THE WHITE WOLF. The most we can say about it is that at least it looks like a relatively easy time for ol' Jed, cause despite being the title character, the good boy ain't really even in this one all that much. And Alfred Molina aside, what they replaced him with isn't anything to write home about.
Jungle Cruise: Kaiser Permanente
It's a rollicking river adventure this week as we watch the latest Disney movie to be based on a theme park ride, JUNGLE CRUISE. It's hard not to have at least a bit of a good time with this film, given how much it begs, borrows and steals from other beloved classics in the action-adventure genre, but it's got plenty to recommend itself on it's own! Like...Paul Giamatti and Jesse Plemons doing broad accents, Jack Whitehall playing his own father, and...um...The Rock wearing a cute lil' hat?
Cruella: Cruella, the Film
How do you solve the problem of wanting to make an origin story for a villain whose only trait is a homicidal urge to murder animals and wear their skins? Well, if you're Disney, it's rather simple: cast Emma Stone, give her a tragic backstory, and then (and here's the important part) completely abandon any intention of having her turn into a puppy-strangling maniac. This CRUELLA may not be destined to become the iconic villain from the original animated classic, but there's still plenty to unpack in this movie.
Snow Dogs: A Puppet For Big Thong
Bob and Margaret is an adult animated television series created by David Fine and Alison Snowden. The show revolved around a married English couple named Bob and Margaret Fish, a middle class 40-ish working couple with no children and two dogs. Bob is a dentist and Margaret is a chiropodist. Bob and Margaret struggle with everyday issues and mid-life crises. Stories often revolve around the mundane, but in a way which is eminently relatable. From the trials of shopping to dealing with friends who annoy them, but owe them a dinner. Anyway, here's our episode on Disney's SNOW DOGS.
The Cheetah Girls: Get Giuliani on the Horn
In the pantheon of Disney Channel Original Movie icons, Galleria, Chanel, Aqua and Do may just be their own Mount Rushmore. And it's easy to see why; THE CHEETAH GIRLS is an earnest story of friendship, self-acceptance and conflict resolution that stands up with even the best episodes of Degrassi: The Next Generation. It also has some wild examples of teen slang, awful early 2000s fashion and we're not entirely convinced Raven-Symoné didn't throw a bichon frise down a sinkhole for attention.
The Island at the Top of the World: Where the Whales Go to Die
When you think about it, Disney has a pretty decent track record with adventure movies. So THE ISLAND AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD could have been a welcome reprieve from the usual 70s fare of films about dogs and old people. Could have been, but wasn't. Instead, it's a surprisingly dull affair, thanks to an uninteresting plot, and even more uninteresting characters.
Great podcast. The host are hilarious. My only criticism is how they pronounce Dcom. They keep saying D.C.O.M. It’s pronounced dcom. (Dee-com) its one word. I swear my heart breaks every time y’all say D. C. O. M. I know it’s an acronym but just try saying dcom. See how nice that sounds and how much easier it is then saying the acronym letter by letting. I’m sorry but I’ve been listening to this podcast for too long and it’s been weighing on my heart. Ok enough of me being dramatic, great podcast
Fun escape with surprising information
Consistently funny and fascinating. I’m always eagerly awaiting the next episode. The Facebook group is fun too. Love the hosts.
I feel like I’m with friends
I love listening to three talk about Disney movies, just like I would talk with my own friends. I always feel like I’m hanging out with them when I listen!!