December 11, 2018
This film is certainly not atrocious.
This week, we review and discuss the timeless classic "Mary Poppins". Though it was released in 1964, how many years did it take for Walt Disney to obtain the rights to Mary Poppins from author P.L. Travers? We delve behind the scenes to discover how this groundbreaking film was finally made. Are we excited for the sequel? All of this and more, this week on Monoreel Radio.
December 4, 2018
This week, we discuss "The Santa Clause", starring Tim Allen. This 1994 film has become a staple in most households during the holiday season. How does this finished version differ from the original script? Does the film still hold up nearly 25 years later, and wasn't there an additional scene that has since been cut? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
November 28, 2018
Do you wanna hear a review?
Christina Kay joins Monoreel Radio this week to review Frozen on the fifth anniversary of the film's release. Jacki and Christina love Idina Menzel, but did they love her in this movie? What do we hope to see in the sequel? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
November 20, 2018
We are back from our first trip to Disneyland and can't wait to tell you about it!
We discuss the parks, our tour of the Disney Studios in Burbank, but first, we celebrate the birthday boy.
November 13, 2018
This week in preparation of the premier of "Ralph Breaks The Internet", Jacki and Sean come live to you from Disneyland in Anaheim, California, to review and discuss it's predecessor, "Wreck It Ralph".
The film is clearly a love letter to all kids of the 80s and 90s, but what did our hosts think about it? Did they love it just for the nostalgia or think it's good all on it's own? Are they excited for the sequel or does it look like a flop? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
November 6, 2018
Randy Cartwright joins Monoreel Radio this week to discuss his amazing career, in addition to the documentary, "Waking Sleeping Beauty".
The documentary covers the renaissance of Disney animation. We explore the highs and lows of the company, starting with, "The Black Cauldron", moving all the way towards, "The Lion King". How do we feel about the film? You'll find out this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 30, 2018
This week marks the conclusion of the Halloween season with the start of Dia de los Muertos, and how better to recognize this special day than by watching 2018's Coco.
Jacki and Sean discuss the film, its visual achievements, and how closely it mirrors a traditional celebration of the holiday. They also discuss where this films ranks with the rest of the Disney animated classics. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 22, 2018
The film that almost killed Disney.
This week, we welcome in special guest Pat Gessner of 106.1 WBLI and The Shred Shack to review and discuss 1985's "The Black Cauldron". This controversial film was deemed too scary for children at the time of its release, while losing the company tens of millions of dollars and nearly ending Walt Disney animation as we know it. What went wrong? Does the film translate better to today's audience? Should it be re-made? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 16, 2018
It's the third week of our Halloween month and we are hopping on one wild ride!
We review and discuss 1949's "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad". This was a Halloween classic for years, but most people didn't know these two tales were in fact one film. Why were they broken up into two parts? Do the films hold up or are they completely dated? All of this and more on Monoreel Radio!
October 10, 2018
This week we continue our Halloween marathon with 1993's "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
This Tim Burton tale has grown from cult classic to iconic over the 25 years since its initial release. We discuss the film in depth, as well as the technology behind it. Does the film hold up? Do you believe this is a Halloween or a Christmas film? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio!