October 30, 2018
This week marks the conclusion of the Halloween season and the start of Dia de los Muertos. How better to celebrate this special day than by watching Coco (2017)?
We discuss the film, it's visual achievements, and how closely it mirrors a traditional celebration of the holiday. Where does this films rank among 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 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 it's release and lost the company tens of millions of dollars, 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!
On this episode, we review and discuss 1949's "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad". This film was a Halloween staple for years, but most people don't know these two tales are in fact one film. Why are 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 it's initial release. We discuss the film in depth, as well as the technology behind it. Does the film hold up? Do we 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 almost nothing.
This week, we review and discuss, "Hocus Pocus", the 1993 cult classic that surfaces every October for Halloween. Do 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 fairy tales. Is it done tastefully or is it too over the top? Does it disrespect 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 interpretation of a Grimm fairy tale stand the test of time, or is it completely outdated? What did Walt Disney achieve with this film? 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!
September 4, 2018
This week, we discuss the live action/animation mash up, "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" from 1989. Does the film hold up? Or is society forgetting about Roger Rabbit and does he have a future with Disney? All of that and more on this week's episode of Monoreel Radio.
August 27, 2018
On this week's episode of Monoreel Radio, we review and discuss Jon Favreau's 2016 live action remake of a classic story, The Jungle Book. How does it compare to the original? Did we like it? Find out now!