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.
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.
November 22, 2019
To celebrate the opening of Frozen 2, we are thrilled to bring you an interview with Disney Animator Andrew Ford. Andrew worked on Frozen 2 and gives us a behind the scenes look at what went in to making the film.
November 19, 2019
This week on Monoreel Radio, we discuss the 50th Walt Disney Pictures animated feature, "Tangled". Why was this number 50? Where does it rank among the other animated classics? Is it a front runner or forgotten favorite? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
November 18, 2019
This week, we bring you a bonus episode as we recap our trip to Walt Disney World. Partially recorded in the parks, we discuss the lands and attractions and how they relate to the films they are based on.
November 12, 2019
Happy Disney Plus Day! This week, we celebrate the launch by discussing 1955's "Lady and The Tramp". We are all aware that the live action remake is dropping, but how do we like the original? What do we feel about how dogs were treated in this film? Who does Aunt Sarah think she is? What are we most excited for on Disney Plus? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
November 5, 2019
There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow... especially when, as you are listening our review of 2015's Tomorrowland, your hosts will be time jumping into Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World. Does the film capture the essence of the park? As far as films based on attractions, is this more like the Pirates franchise or Haunted Mansion? Is it strong as a stand alone movie? All that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 29, 2019
When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake, does this movie need a remake?
This week we review 2003's "The Haunted Mansion". Based off of the beloved Disney attraction, this movie has become a fixture at Halloween, but does the story work? Do they incorporate too little or too much of the ride? Does it make you want to hurry back or hitchhike your way to the exit? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 22, 2019
This week, we discuss Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie". Is it an original idea, or a retelling of Mary Shelley's classic story, Frankenstein? Is it better than it's first run as a short film? What do we learn about Burton's history with Disney Animation? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 16, 2019
This week, we discuss 2014's "Maleficent". What do we think of Angelina Jolie as this iconic villain? Is this backstory faithful to Sleeping Beauty, or does it change what we know? Is it a prequel, or a retelling? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 7, 2019
This week, we delve into the 1959 classic "Sleeping Beauty". How is it technically different from other Disney films up to the point of it's release? Does this movie put us to sleep? Do we think this Disney Princess deserves a castle? We also discuss Disney's foray into live television musicals, this week on Monoreel Radio.
October 1, 2019
This October, we kick off the Halloween feels with the DCOM "Halloweentown". This cult classic has been a staple on television for over 20 years, but is it still relevant? How does it compare to other Halloween classics? We also discuss the return of Spider Man to the MCU this week on Monoreel Radio.
September 24, 2019
Are you ready for some football?
This week, we review and discuss "Remember The Titans". Is this inspirational film totally accurate when it comes to the story it was based on? What changes did the writers make and do we agree with them? We also discuss the Frozen 2 trailer drop, this week on Monoreel Radio.
September 17, 2019
Are we still all in this together? If so, for how long?
This week, we wrap up our review of the powerhouse trilogy with our discussion of "High School Musical 3". How does it stack up against the other two films? Does the film offer closure? Are we left with more questions than we had before? We also discuss a big change coming to Disney Movie Rewards, this week on Monoreel Radio.
September 10, 2019
What time is it? Time for High School Musical 2.
The much anticipated sequel to the global phenomenon took the world by storm, you can bet on it. Was the movie fabulous? How does it compare to the first? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
September 3, 2019
We're all in this together.
This week, we start to review the "High School Musical" trilogy. We were well out of high school when this movie when it came out, but can we still appreciate it today? Why is this movie so much like "Grease"? How do we feel about the casting? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
August 27, 2019
Uh huh, uh huh, uh huh, we are talking "The Emperor's New Groove” this week. What is the original title and storyline? What makes this film so controversial?Who do we believe should be cast if they do a live action remake? All of this and more, this week on Monoreel Radio.
August 25, 2019
This weekend saw a jam packed D23 Expo, and we just couldn't wait to discuss it with all of you. From Disney Plus to Disney Parks, we talk about all of the news, rumors, and much more.
August 20, 2019
Who puts the "glad" in gladiator?
This week, we review and discuss 1997's "Hercules". How does this stack up against the other Disney post-renaissance films? How does it differ from the rest? Who makes up our dream cast for the live action remake? We also discuss the earth shattering Spiderman news, as well as our D23 Expo predictions this week on Monoreel Radio.
August 12, 2019
Monoreel Radio celebrates its first birthday with John Saccheri of BigFatPanda.com as we review and discuss 2018's "Mary Poppins Returns".
Do we think this movie did the original film justice? What is the future of this franchise? Who is Brenda Poppins?
John shares a secret that will blow your mind and we decide to give you a gift for our birthday, this week on Monoreel Radio.