Monoreel Radio

Monoreel Radio

A weekly podcast dedicated to the Disney movie canon. Each week, we deep dive into a different film to determine if the classics hold up, and if the new releases compare.

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December 2, 2021 96 min

This week we celebrate the 5th anniversary of 2016's "Moana". Is this the most beautifully animated Disney film of all time? Does it stay true to Polynesian culture? How does the music stack up against some of the other iconic Disney soundtracks? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week our friend Lisa DiNotto-Glassner from The Castle Run joins us to discuss 2017's "Beauty and The Beast". How does this version differ from the original? How do we feel about the cast? Where does this rank among the other Disney live action remakes? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

To listen to our review of the animated version of "Beauty and The Beast", click here: https://vurbl.com/...

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This week our friend Christina Kay joins us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Beauty and The Beast". How was this film culture changing? How does the soundtrack compare to other classic Disney songs? Where does this film rank amongst the other films from the Walt Disney Company? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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Join us this week for a very special, detailed recap of our recent trip to Walt Disney World to celebrate our 5th anniversary as well as Disney 50.

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November 9, 2021 65 min

This week we discuss Don Hahn's 2018 documentary "Howard". This documentary screened at the Tribeca Film Festival that year and we were lucky enough to see it. How similar is this to "Waking Sleeping Beauty"? Does this style of documentary work? How do we feel about people protecting Howard Ashman's privacy all of these years later? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

 

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This week we review and discuss "Muppet Haunted Mansion". This is Disney's second attempt at a "Haunted Mansion" film, but do they get this one right? Where do we rank this among the other films based on attractions? Should we try more Muppet adaptations? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

 

To listen to our review of 2003's "The Haunted Mansion", click here: https://vurbl.com/listen...

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For Halloweek, we get spooky with a review and discussion of 1997's "Tower of Terror". This film is based loosely on the legendary Walt Disney World attraction, but is it a proper representation of the ride? How much does it incorporate "The Twilight Zone"? Where does it rank among films based on other Disney attractions? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week we wrap up our Descendants marathon with a discussion of 2019's "Descendants 3". Do our characters have a proper arch? Does this film properly grow up with its target audience? Are we left feeling like something is missing? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week, we review and discuss 2017's "Descendants 2". Has this film grown up with its fanbase? How is the music compared to that of the first film? Are we onboard yet? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week, we review and discuss "Descendants". Much like High School Musical, this DCOM became a global phenomenon. Is it worth the same hype? Does the concept of classic Disney Villain's kids work better in concept than in execution? Where does this film rank amongst the other DCOMS that we've reviewed? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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September 28, 2021 72 min

This week we celebrate the opening of "Remy's Ratatouille Adventure" with a review and discussion of "Ratatouille". Is Gusteau really visiting Remy or is it all in his head? Which voice actor took us by surprise? Has our viewpoint on this film changed over the years? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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September 22, 2021 122 min

This week, we review and discuss 2021's "Cruella". Does the 1970's London punk scene work for this movie? Does the film leave us with more questions than answers? Do we need a sequel? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

 

To listen to our review of "101 Dalmatians" (1961), click here: https://vurbl.com/listen/monoreel-radio-episode-22-101-dalmatians-1961-2pemwKaoNKW/

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September 16, 2021 93 min

This week, we review and discuss 2021's "Luca". What is "The Change"? What is so scary about the surface? Why Bruno? Does this draw too much from another Disney classic? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week we review and discuss 2021's "Raya And The Last Dragon". Originally set for a 2020 release, this film was pushed back and eventually saw a dual release in theaters and on Disney+. How does the film look on a TV as opposed to a movie screen? How does Disney show respect for Asian culture as they incorporate it into the film? Do we need a sequel? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week we played Disney+ roulette and landed on "Artemis Fowl". This book to film adaptation was meant to be released in theaters but instead went straight to Disney+. Is the film true to the book? Do the special effects look like a major theatrical release? Will there be a sequel? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week, we review and discuss 2006's "Invincible", which is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary. How true to the life of Vince Papale is this film? Is the film paced well or does it feel rushed through certain elements? Where does it rank amongst other football films? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week we review and discuss "Davy Crockett and The River Pirates". Having recently turned 65 years old, how do the sets hold up? How is the pacing different from the first film? Which film is the better character study? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week, we review and discuss 1955's "Davy Crockett: King of The Wild Frontier". Why does the pacing feel so janky? Did Walt Disney jump to conclusions? Does it hold up? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

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This week, after multiple tries at recording, we celebrate the 35th anniversary of "Flight of The Navigator". Where does this rank among other 80s sci-fi movies? Would the movie have looked better with CGI? Should we see more of it in the parks? All of that and we sound off about Scar Jo suing Disney, this week on Monoreel Radio.

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July 19, 2021 138 min

Brendan and Katherine from "Detour To Neverland" join us this week to discuss "Tarzan". Why is this film so underappreciated? Which song do we think is the best? Do we want a live action remake? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

 

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