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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.

Latest Episodes

Frankenweenie - Corporate Daddy

EThere's a chill in the air and the days are getting shorter, so it must mean it's time to bring our Summer of Sadness to a close (the year of eternal disappointment, and also fire and plague, will continue indefinitely). Our hosts end this summer series, appropriately enough, with Disney's FRANKENWEENIE; a feature length film based on one of Tim Burton's early short films that he produced during his first ill-fated tenure at the House of Mouse. In many ways a perfect summation of all of Burton's strengths and weaknesses, it provides plenty of interesting discussion fodder for Vicky, Nolan and Jill to mull over...and also cat poop.

78 min4 d ago
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Frankenweenie - Corporate Daddy

Howard: Musicals are Stupid

EIf you've been listening to this podcast for any length of time, you know full well that our hosts often worship at the altar of Menken. But we all know that when it comes to the beloved songs of Disney Renaissance, Menken is only half the story. This week we celebrate the life and work of the other half, via the documentary HOWARD. Ambitious, relentlessly hardworking, obsessively creative (and controlling), if nothing else this film proves that Disney wouldn't be where they are today if it wasn't for the words and ideas of Howard Ashman.

74 min1 w ago
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Howard: Musicals are Stupid

Shipwrecked: Be Excellent to Each Other

EThe only thing our hosts found harder than consistently and correctly pronouncing the name of the main character in this week's film was staying on topic. That's not to say Disney's SHIPWRECKED is a bad movie - it's a pretty passable family adventure movie, if a little frustrating that it never fulfills the Home Alone-esque elements of its plot. But there's only so much analysis that can be done to Gabriel Byrne's villainous turn, or why a single gorilla would be stranded on an otherwise deserted island somewhere in the Pacific ocean.

67 min2 w ago
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Shipwrecked: Be Excellent to Each Other

The Sword and the Rose: Sick Medieval Burn

EIt's another week of fond farewells as we say goodbye to the Richard Todd/Glynis Johns Disney costume dramas of the 1950s. We've loved these Disney movies for their amazing production design and costuming, how they capture the language of bygone eras, and the promise of Richard Todd taking his shirt off. In THE SWORD AND THE ROSE not only is that promise realized, we get a legitimate contender for first truly female-led movie in the live action Disney canon, a delightful interpretation of Henry VIII as a fun-loving party animal, and Vicky might have found herself a new catchphrase.

64 min3 w ago
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The Sword and the Rose: Sick Medieval Burn

WWTD 265 - The Shaggy D.A.: Euthanized by Piglet

Over four years ago, our hosts watched both versions of Disney's The Shaggy Dog, and it was such a rough experience that not even our Summer of Sequels could get us to watch the follow-up to the 1959 original. The time has finally come, however, and we are pleased to announced that THE SHAGGY D.A. takes every single aspect of this kook-a-dook premise and knocks it right out of the park. Starring several of our favourites of the Disney 60s and 70s live action fare all doing some of their best work, dynamite slapstick comedy, and a man running around in a dog suit, there's no shortage of fun to be had or talked about.

76 minAUG 20
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WWTD 265 - The Shaggy D.A.: Euthanized by Piglet

Bedtime Stories: The Sandman Podcast

ENot going to lie to you, D-Lovers, this episode isn't almost 90 minutes because we had a whole lot to say about Disney's BEDTIME STORIES. Sure, it's acceptable enough family fare with some serious problems that we definitely get into. But given this is the only Disney movie that features Adam Sandler, the reality is we spend a large chunk of time discussing our beloved Sandman in general, both in this movie, in others, and his career in general. But don't worry, we won't be pivoting into an Adam Sandler podcast anytime soon - our hosts just needed to get this out of their system.

85 minAUG 13
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Bedtime Stories: The Sandman Podcast

The Melancholy Tale of Tim Burton and Walt Disney Productions

EIn this Minnie Mouse-isode edition of the Summer of Sadness, we attempt to unpack the enigma that is Tim Burton. A man whose whole aesthetic and, well, everything screams "outsider" yet whose only dreams were to draw animation for Disney. And despite an awkward beginning, he would go on to direct several successful movies for them. Tim Burton may be a riddle we'll never quite solve, but his history and philosophies, such as they are, sure are fun to discuss.

69 minAUG 6
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The Melancholy Tale of Tim Burton and Walt Disney Productions

The Strongest Man in the World: Cereal Grandmarm

EThe 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.

66 minJUL 30
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The Strongest Man in the World: Cereal Grandmarm

Disney's The Kid: Old Tarmac Crone

EIt'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.

64 minJUL 23
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Disney's The Kid: Old Tarmac Crone

James and the Giant Peach: A Bag of Fusilli Pasta

EThis 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 minJUL 16
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James and the Giant Peach: A Bag of Fusilli Pasta

Latest Episodes

Frankenweenie - Corporate Daddy

EThere's a chill in the air and the days are getting shorter, so it must mean it's time to bring our Summer of Sadness to a close (the year of eternal disappointment, and also fire and plague, will continue indefinitely). Our hosts end this summer series, appropriately enough, with Disney's FRANKENWEENIE; a feature length film based on one of Tim Burton's early short films that he produced during his first ill-fated tenure at the House of Mouse. In many ways a perfect summation of all of Burton's strengths and weaknesses, it provides plenty of interesting discussion fodder for Vicky, Nolan and Jill to mull over...and also cat poop.

78 min4 d ago
Comments
Frankenweenie - Corporate Daddy

Howard: Musicals are Stupid

EIf you've been listening to this podcast for any length of time, you know full well that our hosts often worship at the altar of Menken. But we all know that when it comes to the beloved songs of Disney Renaissance, Menken is only half the story. This week we celebrate the life and work of the other half, via the documentary HOWARD. Ambitious, relentlessly hardworking, obsessively creative (and controlling), if nothing else this film proves that Disney wouldn't be where they are today if it wasn't for the words and ideas of Howard Ashman.

74 min1 w ago
Comments
Howard: Musicals are Stupid

Shipwrecked: Be Excellent to Each Other

EThe only thing our hosts found harder than consistently and correctly pronouncing the name of the main character in this week's film was staying on topic. That's not to say Disney's SHIPWRECKED is a bad movie - it's a pretty passable family adventure movie, if a little frustrating that it never fulfills the Home Alone-esque elements of its plot. But there's only so much analysis that can be done to Gabriel Byrne's villainous turn, or why a single gorilla would be stranded on an otherwise deserted island somewhere in the Pacific ocean.

67 min2 w ago
Comments
Shipwrecked: Be Excellent to Each Other

The Sword and the Rose: Sick Medieval Burn

EIt's another week of fond farewells as we say goodbye to the Richard Todd/Glynis Johns Disney costume dramas of the 1950s. We've loved these Disney movies for their amazing production design and costuming, how they capture the language of bygone eras, and the promise of Richard Todd taking his shirt off. In THE SWORD AND THE ROSE not only is that promise realized, we get a legitimate contender for first truly female-led movie in the live action Disney canon, a delightful interpretation of Henry VIII as a fun-loving party animal, and Vicky might have found herself a new catchphrase.

64 min3 w ago
Comments
The Sword and the Rose: Sick Medieval Burn

WWTD 265 - The Shaggy D.A.: Euthanized by Piglet

Over four years ago, our hosts watched both versions of Disney's The Shaggy Dog, and it was such a rough experience that not even our Summer of Sequels could get us to watch the follow-up to the 1959 original. The time has finally come, however, and we are pleased to announced that THE SHAGGY D.A. takes every single aspect of this kook-a-dook premise and knocks it right out of the park. Starring several of our favourites of the Disney 60s and 70s live action fare all doing some of their best work, dynamite slapstick comedy, and a man running around in a dog suit, there's no shortage of fun to be had or talked about.

76 minAUG 20
Comments
WWTD 265 - The Shaggy D.A.: Euthanized by Piglet

Bedtime Stories: The Sandman Podcast

ENot going to lie to you, D-Lovers, this episode isn't almost 90 minutes because we had a whole lot to say about Disney's BEDTIME STORIES. Sure, it's acceptable enough family fare with some serious problems that we definitely get into. But given this is the only Disney movie that features Adam Sandler, the reality is we spend a large chunk of time discussing our beloved Sandman in general, both in this movie, in others, and his career in general. But don't worry, we won't be pivoting into an Adam Sandler podcast anytime soon - our hosts just needed to get this out of their system.

85 minAUG 13
Comments
Bedtime Stories: The Sandman Podcast

The Melancholy Tale of Tim Burton and Walt Disney Productions

EIn this Minnie Mouse-isode edition of the Summer of Sadness, we attempt to unpack the enigma that is Tim Burton. A man whose whole aesthetic and, well, everything screams "outsider" yet whose only dreams were to draw animation for Disney. And despite an awkward beginning, he would go on to direct several successful movies for them. Tim Burton may be a riddle we'll never quite solve, but his history and philosophies, such as they are, sure are fun to discuss.

69 minAUG 6
Comments
The Melancholy Tale of Tim Burton and Walt Disney Productions

The Strongest Man in the World: Cereal Grandmarm

EThe 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.

66 minJUL 30
Comments
The Strongest Man in the World: Cereal Grandmarm

Disney's The Kid: Old Tarmac Crone

EIt'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.

64 minJUL 23
Comments
Disney's The Kid: Old Tarmac Crone

James and the Giant Peach: A Bag of Fusilli Pasta

EThis 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 minJUL 16
Comments
James and the Giant Peach: A Bag of Fusilli Pasta
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