Monoreel Radio
Monoreel Radio #84- James and The Giant Peach

Monoreel Radio #84- James and The Giant Peach

April 7, 2020

His name is James, and this week we discuss his story.

 

We are about to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of "James and The Giant Peach", a film produced by Tim Burton based on the book by Roald Dahl. Does this movie hold up? Will it see a second life on Disney Plus? What does the Disney release slate look like this week? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #83 - Newsies

Monoreel Radio #83 - Newsies

March 31, 2020

Its about time we seize the day and discuss this cult classic.

This week, Newsies celebrates it's 28th anniversary.This movie may have been a springboard for one of the biggest actors of our time, but does it showcase his talent? Why was it a box office flop? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #82 - Escape To Witch Mountain (1975)

Monoreel Radio #82 - Escape To Witch Mountain (1975)

March 25, 2020

This week, we played Disney Plus roulette and found ourselves watching "Escape To Witch Mountain" from 1975. Have we seen it before? How does it compare to other book adaptations? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #81 - Mulan (1998)

Monoreel Radio #81 - Mulan (1998)

March 20, 2020

Let's get down to business.

This week, we review and discuss 1998's "Mulan", despite it's live action remake being pushed back. Is the story and style of the film culturally accurate? How much CGI did they use here? All that and a list of cancellations and closures, this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #80 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Monoreel Radio #80 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

March 11, 2020

This week we review and discuss 1996's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Initially, the film received mostly positive reviews but was also criticized for how dark it is. Does the film hold up today? Where does it rank among the other Disney renaissance films? Who would be our cast for a live action remake? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio. 

Monoreel Radio #79 - Pocahontas

Monoreel Radio #79 - Pocahontas

March 4, 2020

This week, we begin to tackle some of the later Disney renaissance films, starting with "Pocahontas". The film was a smash hit 25 years ago, but does it still hold up today? Can they do a live action remake, and if so, who is our dream cast? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #78 - Iron Will

Monoreel Radio #78 - Iron Will

February 25, 2020

This week, we played Disney Plus roulette and landed on 1994's "Iron Will", a film about a young man looking to save his family's farm by winning a dog sled race. Going in on a blind, what do we think? Does the film feel dated?How does this compare to other Disney sports films?  All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Ted Thomas

Monoreel Radio Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Ted Thomas

February 18, 2020

This week, filmmaker Ted Thomas was generous enough to give us quite a bit of his time to discuss not only his film "Frank and Ollie", but to also give us a personal insight into what made Frank and Ollie's relationship so special.

Monoreel Radio #77 - Frank and Ollie

Monoreel Radio #77 - Frank and Ollie

February 18, 2020

This week, we review and discuss 1995's "Frank and Ollie". Directed by Ted Thomas, this intriguing documentary follows the friendship and working relationship of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men". Walt Disney Studios alumni Andy Gaskill joins the show to discuss his career and what it was like to work with the two legends. We also announce a giveaway of the animated classic "Cinderella", as well as both of its sequels. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Need to catch up on our review of 1950's "Cinderella"? Check it out here: https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-32-cinderella-1950/

 Interested in our review of the live action remake? You can also catch up with that here: https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-33-cinderella-2015/

Monoreel Radio #76 - Pinocchio

Monoreel Radio #76 - Pinocchio

February 12, 2020

This week, "Pinocchio" celebrates its 80th birthday. How does the film hold up all of these years later? Does it need a live action remake? Where does it rank among the rest of the Walt Disney Pictures catalog? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #75 - Blank Check

Monoreel Radio #75 - Blank Check

February 4, 2020

This week, we played Disney Plus roulette and landed upon 1994's "Blank Check".

How does this film hold up over 25 years later? Would kids today appreciate this film? How has our view on it changed since its initial release? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #74 - The Lion King (2019)

Monoreel Radio #74 - The Lion King (2019)

January 28, 2020

This week, we are joined by Lisa DiNoto Glassner from TheCastleRun.com to review and discuss Jon Favreau's 2019 "live action" remake of The Lion King. How did Favreau accomplish this technological achievement? How do these characters differ from the characters from the original film? What happened to "Be Prepared"? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Interested in reading Lisa's review of the film? Click here to jump over to her page.

 

Monoreel Radio #73 - Aladdin (2019)

Monoreel Radio #73 - Aladdin (2019)

January 21, 2020

This week, we review and discuss the 2019 live action remake of "Aladdin". Why is it so polarizing? How does it compare to the original? What do we think of Will Smith? Why the jams? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #72 - Lady and The Tramp (2019)

Monoreel Radio #72 - Lady and The Tramp (2019)

January 14, 2020

This week, we review and discuss the Disney+ Launch Day live action remake of "Lady and The Tramp". How does this one compare to the original? Are the changes necessary? Does this film still have the heart of the original? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio #71 - Dumbo (2019)

Monoreel Radio #71 - Dumbo (2019)

January 9, 2020

This week we review and discuss Tim Burton's live action remake of "Dumbo". How does it hold up to the original? Does it give the old tale new life? Or does it get completely Burtonized? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Bonus Episode: The Mandalorian

Monoreel Radio Bonus Episode: The Mandalorian

January 5, 2020

This is the way... to start the new year, with bonus content, as we recap and review the Disney Plus original series, "The Mandalorian". How does John Favreau handle this IP? How does it stack up in the Star Wars cinematic universe? How does it compare to the other original programming on Disney Plus? All of that and more on this bonus episode of Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #70 - 2019 Year In Review

Monoreel Radio Episode #70 - 2019 Year In Review

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Today we review and discuss the films of 2019. We also pick our film of the decade and discuss the launch of Disney Plus. All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #69 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

Monoreel Radio Episode #69 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

December 23, 2019

This week, we deliver a gift in the form of an early episode release, with a review of 1992's "The Muppet Christmas Carol". Where does this one rank in terms of the other adaptations of the Charles Dickens classic? How controversial was the film? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #68 - Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi

Monoreel Radio Episode #68 - Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi

December 18, 2019

This week, we review and discuss, "The Last Jedi". Is it actually the last Jedi or is this clever marketing? What are our predictions for "The Rise of Skywalker"? All of this and more this week on Monoreel radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #67 - Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

Monoreel Radio Episode #67 - Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

December 11, 2019

This week, we begin our countdown to the release of "Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker", with our review of Disney's first go at a Star Wars film. Does JJ Abrams get it right? How does this one stack up against the rest of the Star Wars films?  All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.