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!
October 1, 2018
Things are amuck in the studio as our hosts again can agree on nearly nothing.
This week, we review and discuss, "Hocus Pocus", the 1993 cult classic that makes its return each year around Halloween. Did we like it or hate it? Is the movie completely dated? Will there ever be a sequel or should they just remake the movie? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio!
September 25, 2018
This week on Monoreel Radio, we review and discuss "Enchanted" from 2007. This film is a Disney-made parody of Disney in general. Was it done tastefully? Is it too over the top? Does it disrepect the company's history? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
September 17, 2018
This week on Monoreel Radio, your hosts agree on absolutely nothing. We review and discuss 1937's Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, the first full length animated feature in the United States. Does this Grimm fairy tale stand the test of time? Is it completely outdated? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
September 10, 2018
This week, we review and discuss The Muppets from 2011. Does this collaboration between Jason Segel and Nick Stoller hold up to the previous Muppet films? Does it feel disconnected or would Jim Henson approve? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio!