November 28, 2018
Do you wanna hear a review?
Christina Kay of WALK 97.5 joins us this week to review Frozen on the fifth anniversary of the film's release. Jacki and Christina love Idina Menzel, but do 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 and our tour of the Disney Studios in Burbank, but first, we celebrate the birthday boy.
November 13, 2018
This week, Jacki and Sean take the show on the road, coming to you live from the happiest place on Earth. Yes, we put our Disneyland vacation on hold to review "Wreck It Ralph" (2012) in preparation for the premier of "Ralph Breaks The Internet".
The film is clearly a love letter to all kids of the 80s and 90s, but what do the hosts think about it? Do they love it 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 as a Disney animator, and his contributions to the documentary, "Waking Sleeping Beauty" (2009).
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 through "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 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.