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

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

March 25, 2020

This week, we play Disney Plus roulette and find 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 Episode #81 - Mulan (1998)

Monoreel Radio Episode #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 do they use here? All that and a list of cancellations and closures, this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #80 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Monoreel Radio Episode #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 was criticized for being dark, but does that stand? Where does it rank among the other Disney renaissance films? Who are our cast picks for a live action remake? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio. 

Monoreel Radio Episode #79 - Pocahontas

Monoreel Radio Episode #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 Episode #78 - Iron Will

Monoreel Radio Episode #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, we released our review of "Frank and Ollie" and were very lucky to have the chance to discuss the film with it's director, Ted Thomas, who gives us a personal insight into what makes Frank and Ollie's relationship so special and how he translated that into his documentary. Ted was so generous with his time, we are releasing the interview as a bonus episode.

Monoreel Radio Episode #77 - Frank and Ollie

Monoreel Radio Episode #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"? Listen to it here: https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-32-cinderella-1950/

Interested in our review of the live action remake? Listen here:                https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-33-cinderella-2015/

Monoreel Radio Episode #76 - Pinocchio

Monoreel Radio Episode #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 classic films Walt himself worked on? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #75 - Blank Check

Monoreel Radio Episode #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? Will kids today appreciate this film? We grew up on this film, but how do our views change watching it now? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #74 - The Lion King (2019)

Monoreel Radio Episode #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 happens 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 Episode #73 - Aladdin (2019)

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

Monoreel Radio Episode #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 Episode #71 - Dumbo (2019)

Monoreel Radio Episode #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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #66 - Noelle

Monoreel Radio Episode #66 - Noelle

December 4, 2019

Oh my garland! It's Disney+'s first original Christmas film.

How does this compare to some of the more traditional Christmas classics? Is this the bit of nostalgia we were hoping for or is it too over the top? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #65 - Babes In Toyland (1961)

Monoreel Radio Episode #65 - Babes In Toyland (1961)

November 27, 2019

This week, we kick off the holidays with a review of Walt's Disney's 1961 remake of "Babes In Toyland", or as many others know it, "March Of The Wooden Soldiers". Which version is better? How many musical numbers are there? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.