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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.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.5, 44 Ratings

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.

    The Strongest Man in the World: Cereal Grandmarm

    The Strongest Man in the World: Cereal Grandmarm

    The time has come for us to bid a not-so-fond farewell to Medfield College, along with its students and faculty and the handful of criminals who keep getting wrapped up in their science-based shenanigans. But this time the titular STRONGEST MAN IN THE WORLD might not be the young, round-faced Kurt Russell as we've come to expect, but the nasally-voiced, foot corn-infested Dean Higgins. Or maybe it's both of them, who can say. All our hosts know for sure is that for the final film in a Disney trilogy, this movie is a total mess. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Disney's The Kid: Old Tarmac Crone

    Disney's The Kid: Old Tarmac Crone

    It's not every day you get a movie that the House of Mouse was so proud of, they stick their name in the title. But it's also not every day you get superstar Bruce Willis to star alongside your latest and greatest lab-grown little ragamuffin child actor Spencer Breslin. Yes, DISNEY'S THE KID sure is special. If only it made a lick of sense in pretty much any way, shape or form.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    James and the Giant Peach: A Bag of Fusilli Pasta

    James and the Giant Peach: A Bag of Fusilli Pasta

    This summer keeps getting weird so we'll keep charging ahead with our Summer of Sadness, exploring the Disney films of Tim Burton. In this week's entry, Timmy B is once again kicking back in the producer's chair as some close collaborators from a well-loved stop-motion film have another kick at that can with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. But while stop motion, Roald Dahl, and Tim Burton should be a match made in heaven, this one falls just a little short for our hosts. Have a listen and find out why!
    Small technical note, we lost a few minutes of this week's recording, which may or may not be noticeable. If you don't notice it, then ignore this. If you do, well, this is why you noticed something off. Our apologies, such are the pitfalls of remote recording during a pandemic!

    • 56 min
    Fantasia 2000: I Hate You, Math Dinosaur

    Fantasia 2000: I Hate You, Math Dinosaur

    Fifty-nine years after releasing their experimental musical/film experiment Fantasia, Disney released it's follow-up, FANTASIA 2000. And so too do our hosts release an episode on the latter, 254 episodes after the original. And while the first entry could at the very least be applauded for being something wholly original for its era, this follow-up feels about as safe and middle-of-the-road as you can get. But hey, the interstitial bits with various celebrities sure are fun to talk about.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Fun and Fancy Free: Walt's Remnant Sale

    Fun and Fancy Free: Walt's Remnant Sale

    This week, our hosts wrap up the last of Disney's package films with FUN AND FANCY FREE. By now, we're all well aware that these movies were cost-saving measures for the struggling film studio in the 1940s. But the fact that two of the three of our hosts have distinct memories of Mickey and the Beanstalk wrapped in two entirely different packages than the nightmare birthday party version we watched in this one, really drives home how much a fan of recycling this content Disney has been. As for Bongo...the less said about Bongo, the better.

    • 56 min
    Cheetah: Sweet, Sweet Satellites

    Cheetah: Sweet, Sweet Satellites

    This week's movie is definitely a weird one, even beyond most of Disney's 80s fare. Because in many ways, CHEETAH is like a film displaced in time. It reminds our hosts of so much of the 60s and 70s output of the House of Mouse, what with the precocious yet utterly stupid teen protagonists, general cultural insensitivities, and a gambling subplot of all things. It makes sense that this movie came out when it did, though - right as the Disney Renaissance was getting started - because slipping through the cracks and getting lost from pop culture's collective memory is about as much as it deserves.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

The Great Disney Movie Ride ,

Very, very funny

Very informative and funny look into some of the obscure and bizarre films in the back catalogue, in addition to some old favorites. Even though I may not always agree with everything they say, listening to them say it is always a good time!

Un-Titled Movie Pod ,

Great show!

I have listened to a lot of podcast but this one is great. They talk about some of my favorite childhood movies in a realistic way. They had me at newsies!

CheriBunBun ,

Not every film is bad

I wanted to like this show so much. The dynamic between the three hosts are great. Their chemistry is top notch, which is more than I can say for 80% of the Disney podcasts out there. There are two big issues. First off, they seem to hate every Disney movie... 2 of the 3 of the hosts just hate every single movie from Dumbo to Fantasia to Alice to Newsies to the Hunchback of Notre Dame and pretty much everything else in between, they hate it. It was so cringey when they explicitly said that "cartoons are for children" as they continue to be 3 adults reviewing animated films on their podcast. It is so difficult to listen to them. I love podcasts that focus on the negative. There are a few Disney ones that I listen to religiously - - that's actually why I started listening to this one. I loved their honest take on these films...until I realized that they are just hating these movies to hate them. There's no substance to their reviews! They just yell about how much they hate critically aclaimed and panned movies alike. They claim everything is racist, sexist, not for children, etc.. but as a woman of color, I can safely say that 98% of their claims are ridiculous. Not every film is bad. Even most of the bad films have redeeming qualities but according to "We Want the D" there are none. Even the host who actually likes the movies, doesn't get to voice her opinion enough and just talks about "the bad" with them. I'm so sick of hearing the guy say "This movie is just bad." No, this podcast is just bad.

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