8 episodes

A limited mini-series event about the batshit movie based on the demented Broadway musical based on a book of awful poems, CATS. Every week, hosts Cameron James (Total Reboot, Finding Drago) and Ben Ellwood (Oink Time) are joined by a new guest, whom they force to watch the movie musical CATS, and then try to explain exactly what the hell it’s about.

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A limited mini-series event about the batshit movie based on the demented Broadway musical based on a book of awful poems, CATS. Every week, hosts Cameron James (Total Reboot, Finding Drago) and Ben Ellwood (Oink Time) are joined by a new guest, whom they force to watch the movie musical CATS, and then try to explain exactly what the hell it’s about.

    07: A Cat Is Not A Dog

    07: A Cat Is Not A Dog

    So this is this, and that is that. After 7 episodes and half a year of jellicle obsession, Cammy Jimjams and Bennyellydots come to the end of their journey. And to help them unpack what they’ve learned, they have the guidance of the one, the only, Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat!


    Presented by Cameron James and Ben Ellwood. Featuring Steven McRae, Matt Singer, Tom Ballard, Mark Bonanno (Aunty Donna), Naomi Higgins, Justin Hamilton, Greta Lee Jackson and Craig Anderson. Produced and edited by Shaun Allen. Music by Shaun Allen and WAWAWOW. Brought to you by Total Reboot.
     
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    06: Now and Forever

    06: Now and Forever

    When this absolutely insane feline musical opened in 1982, it quickly became more than just a theatre show - Cats became a BRAND. A worldwide sensation. Iconic. To find out how and of course why, Cam and Ben chat with super fan Tom Ballard, musical theatre academic Mara Davis and Broadway star Eddie Perfect! Meow!


    Presented by Cameron James and Ben Ellwood. Featuring Eddie Perfect, Tom Ballard, Mara Davis and Justin Hamilton. Produced and edited by Shaun Allen. Music by Shaun Allen and WAWAWOW. Brought to you by Total Reboot.
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    05: Welcome To Cat School

    05: Welcome To Cat School

    It's time to leave behind the digital realm and enter the world of musical theatre. This week your jellicle hosts sit down with two performers who have put on the whiskers and toured the world in the stage production of Cats. We get all the inside goss of life on the road, working for Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the infamously erotic "Cat School".


    Presented by Cameron James and Ben Ellwood. Featuring Daniel Assetta, Stephen Tannos, Craig Anderson, Tom Ballard, Mark Bonnano & Naomi Higgins. Produced and edited by Shaun Allen. Music by Shaun Allen and WAWAWOW. Brought to you by Total Reboot.
     
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    • 54 min
    04: The Ballad of Digital Fur

    04: The Ballad of Digital Fur

    Ever since the movie trailer dropped those many moons ago, the internet has pondered two big questions – “What is digital fur technology?” and “Why does it make me want to puke?”


    Join us as we travel deep into the uncanny valley with exclusive interviews from an unbiased animation expert, and a brave soul who worked on Cats and started a beef with Rebel and Corden.


    Presented by Cameron James and Ben Ellwood. Featuring Will Reichelt, Yves McCrae, Tom Ballard, Greta Lee Jackson, Mark Bonnano, Naomi Higgins, Justin Hamilton and Craig Anderson. Produced and edited by Shaun Allen. Music by Shaun Allen and WAWAWOW. Brought to you by Total Reboot.
     
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    • 48 min
    03: The Addressing Of Comedians

    03: The Addressing Of Comedians

    This week your brave hosts Cammy Jimjams and Bennyellydots reach the Jellicle Ball and are joined by a tribe of comedians - Tom Ballard, Mark Bonanno (Aunty Donna), Naomi Higgins, Justin Hamilton, Greta Lee Jackson and Craig Anderson - each with their own unique take on the movie, and song to sing.


    Presented by Cameron James and Ben Ellwood. Featuring Alexei Toliopoulos. Produced and edited by Shaun Allen. Music by Shaun Allen and WAWAWOW. Brought to you by Total Reboot.
     
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    02: The 1998 West End Stage Show w Alexei Toliopoulos

    02: The 1998 West End Stage Show w Alexei Toliopoulos

    In order to better understand the movie, Cammy Jimjams and Bennyanydots travel back in time to the 1998 direct-to-video West End production. They drag film freak Alexei Toliopoulos (Total Reboot, Finding Drago) along with them. Will this shed more light onto the world of Jellicles, Pollicles, Pugs and Peaks? (Spoilers: No)


    Presented by Cameron James and Ben Ellwood. Featuring Alexei Toliopoulos. Produced and edited by Shaun Allen. Music by Shaun Allen and WAWAWOW. Brought to you by Total Reboot.
     
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Toast Jerviss ,

I want to watch cats now

I just wanted to say that I believe the movie studios you guys are royalty check because I am now going to go out of my way to watch cats and I wasn’t going to watch cats but after listening to your podcast I feel like I have to I feel like I need to be on the same adventure that you were on thank you

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