Hey everyone! This week, we're reviewing American Pop, the 1981 Ralph Bakshi animated film. Known for its use of rotoscoping, a killer soundtrack and weird hippies who love corn, it follows 4 generations of one family and the evolution of pop music in the United States. (This is an aside, but Pete kinda looks like if Chester Cheetah was a human.)
Hope you guys like this one! Thank you for listening!
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The year is 1977. It was a dark time for America: gas prices were high, jeans had bell bottoms, lots of kitchen appliances were colored in avocado green and lemon yellow for no good reason.
And rising out of this desolate landscape is an animated movie that bucks logic and reason in favor of creepy singing dolls, sentient piles of taffy and a blue camel with some major depression issues.
Join us, if you dare, for the insanity that is Raggedy Ann and Andy - A Musical Adventure.
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Hey guys! For those of you who don't remember, we used to upload our episodes on a different site. That site is going to become derelict and we didn't want you all to lose some of our favorite old episodes. So here's our review of The Last Unicorn.
In this episode, we talk about 1982's nostalgic animated fantasy, The Last Unicorn, and the importance of using modern music by the band America as the soundtrack. We also highlight some of our favorite and least favorite elements of the film. Here is a link to Danny's cover of the title theme song. Contact us on Twitter at @lobster_writer and @tctrauscht if you have questions, comments or ideas for movies you'd like to see us review. Thanks for listening!
Old-timey music intro: "Gold Rush" by Kevin MacLeod
Hey guys! We are back at it again, reviewing a movie from the 80s! This time, even more of that bizarre animal testing period of animation from the early 80s thru the 90s. This is another Don Bluth film that we're reviewing, 1982's "The Secret of NIMH". It was a lot of fun to talk about and it was really cool remembering some stuff from childhood while we did. Dom Deluise, giant monster cats and tiny mouse glasses: what's not to like? We should note that we owe this episode to one of our listeners, Meekly aka @shynova, who requested that we review this movie, so thanks for the request!
Thanks for listening, everyone!
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Tracy - @tctrauscht
What happens when you combine fairies, Christian Slater, Australia and a unnervingly sexualized smoke monster? You get the 1992 environmentalist animated film, Ferngully!
Want a lack of Australian accents? Done!
Robin Williams as a bat rapping? Of course we have that! It's the 90s!
Seriously though, we had so much fun recording this one. Hope you guys dig it and thank you for listening!
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This week, Robbie and I are reviewing the smash hit 2016 anime film Your Name, directed by Makoto Shinkai. Join us as we get into anime tropes, touching your own boobs and how much this movie messed with our emotions. In a good way, but you know, a way that stays with you for a while. Hope you enjoy it!
Hey guys, sorry about posting this one a little bit late. This week we're talking about the movie The Thief and the Cobbler, a sort of unfinished feature directed and produced by Richard Williams of Who Framed Roger Rabbit fame. There are several different cuts of the movie that were more or less thrown together by various companies. We talk about two of them: the Miramax cut and the Recobbled cut, which was an attempt to finish Williams' original vision. Overall, it was a lot of fun to record so we hope you enjoy it.
Hi guys! This episode, we talk about the short-lived, fantastic TV show Clone High. This brief gem aired in 2002-2003 on MTV, at least in the U.S. and Canada. The show follows the misadventures of a group of celebrity clones, including but not limited to JFK, Abe Lincoln, Joan of Arc, and infamously, Ghandi! It was produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the same duo behind The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street and Lego Batman! Happy listening!
Happy Valentine's Day! Today, we're reviewing animator Nina Paley's bittersweet but lushly animated film from 2008, Sita Sings the Blues. It's a retelling of the Indian epic poem, The Ramayana but with a creative twist that deals with relationships, faithfulness and monkey armies. Hope you like it and thank you for listening!
This week, we're revisiting We're Back: A Dinosaur's Story, a movie Steven Spielberg probably barely remembers, even though he produced it! A barely comprehensible mix of dinosaurs, Wheaties for nerds and super uncomfortable forced romances between children. We had the lovely and incredibly talented Lord Bung on with us and had a great time taking this movie apart. Hope you enjoy it!
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A merry jingly day to you all! :D This week, Robbie and I are joined by our friends John and Liz as we review our favorite episodes of the Netflix series Bojack Horseman and drink heavily. Episodes featured include The Telescope, Downer Ending, Best Thing That Ever Happened and That's Too Much, Man. We had so much fun recording this one, hope you guys enjoy it!
NOTE: This episode features major spoilers for seasons 1-3 of Bojack so we highly recommend you check out the series first before listening. The series is absolutely worth your time.
Hey guys! Sorry we've been gone so long! We're trying to get back on track, we promise! As you've likely noticed, we're on a new site! We're going to try slowly migrating everything over from the old site to this one, but it'll be slow-going. But enough about that.
This episode we are joined by our friend Tyler from Cynical Cartoons podcast. We talk about the movie "Help! I'm a Fish!", a 2001 Danish-German-Irish animated film. This unusual movie features of the voices of Aaron Paul and Alan Rickman and follows the journey of three children who have been turned into sea creatures. It's a strange movie, but we had a lot of fun with this episode! Enjoy! You can find Tyler at his site, Futurehorsepod.com, where he hosts a number of different podcasts which you should check out if you enjoyed his presence in this episode.