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.)
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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