Episode 88 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This week we have two special guests who join us for the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Lana Rosario and David Tyler McKay join us with little more than childhood memories of orange soda.  After a viewing of the film, we discuss all the ways it might not work for some modern audiences but also all the ways this film changed the movie industry forever.  It is also important to note that we are talking about dwarfs.  Not dwarves.

Next up, we will watch The Quiet Man!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs poster Rating: 7.6/10 (139,118 votes)
Director: William Cottrell, David Hand, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen
Writer: Jacob Grimm (fairy tales), Wilhelm Grimm (fairy tales), Ted Sears (story adaptation), Richard Creedon (story adaptation), Otto Englander (story adaptation), Dick Rickard (story adaptation), Earl Hurd (story adaptation), Merrill De Maris (story adaptation), Dorothy Ann Blank (story adaptation), Webb Smith (story adaptation)
Stars: Roy Atwell, Stuart Buchanan, Adriana Caselotti, Hall Johnson Choir
Runtime: 83 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Released: 04 Feb 1938
Plot: Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen soon learns of this and prepares to feed her a poison apple.

Episode 19 – The Emperor’s New Groove

One of the challenges we’ve faced is finding an animated film that Jena hasn’t seen.  While we can toss just about anything else in front of her, she’s watched almost everything by Disney.  What a delight it was, then when we discovered that she had never seen one of the most underrated Disney films of all time, The Emperor’s New Groove!  She had seen the straight to video sequel but not the hilarious original.  We have managed to rectify that situation so sit back and enjoy our conversation about a movie that is not nearly as Disney as you might expect.

The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
The Emperor's New Groove poster Rating: 7.3/10 (93,793 votes)
Director: Mark Dindal
Writer: Chris Williams (story), Mark Dindal (story), David Reynolds (screenplay), Stephen J. Anderson (story), Stephen J. Anderson (additional story material), Don Hall (additional story material), John Norton (additional story material), Roger Allers (original story), Matthew Jacobs (original story), Doug Frankel (additional story), Mark Kennedy (additional story), Mark Walton (additional story)
Stars: David Spade, John Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Patrick Warburton
Runtime: 78 min
Rated: G
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Released: 15 Dec 2000
Plot: Emperor Kuzco is turned into a llama by his ex-administrator Yzma, and must now regain his throne with the help of Pacha, the gentle llama herder.

Our next podcast will be on April 1st and we’ll be discussing Sunset Boulevard!