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Down To Sleep
The Little Mermaid (#2) - Down To Sleep #47

Down To Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 47:34


A reading of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen continues, to help you fall asleep! Support the podcast on Patreon, join our sleepy book club and get 2 episodes every week, vote on what gets read next, get access to all episodes and complete audiobooks! Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/DownToSleep Down To Sleep is a podcast to fall asleep to. Turn on & drift off. If you need help sleeping or just want to relax listening to classic tales as bedtime stories with a side of unintentional softly spoken ASMR. Come gently nod off to sleep with me, a new episode every Monday. You can listen on Spotify, Google, Apple, and most podcast apps. Website: https://www.DownToSleepPodcast.com Here you will find all the links of where to listen to Down To Sleep, including to our new YouTube channel where you can find more softly spoken book readings, sleep stories, and special episodes with rain sounds to be a sleep aid for you at night and to help you sleep. Enjoy. 

Down To Sleep
The Little Mermaid - Down To Sleep #46

Down To Sleep

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 29:58


A reading of "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen to help you fall asleep.  Support the podcast on Patreon, join our sleepy book club and get a full bonus episode every week, vote on what gets read next, get access to all episodes and complete audiobooks! Patreon: https://www.Patreon.com/DownToSleep Down To Sleep is a podcast to fall asleep to. Turn on & drift off. If you need help sleeping or just want to relax listening to classic tales as bedtime stories with a side of unintentional softly spoken ASMR. Come gently nod off to sleep with me, a new episode every Monday. You can listen on Spotify, Google, Apple, and most podcast apps. Website: https://www.DownToSleepPodcast.com Here you will find all the links of where to listen to Down To Sleep, including to our new YouTube channel where you can find more softly spoken book readings, sleep stories, and special episodes with rain sounds to be a sleep aid for you at night and to help you sleep. Enjoy. 

You Made Me Watch
The Little Mermaid

You Made Me Watch

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 27:59


Married comedians Mike Bobbitt and Allyson Bobbitt are 11 years apart and have vastly different tastes in movies. Each week they go back and forth and make the other watch a movie they've never seen before. This week Allyson makes Mike watch The Little Mermaid. If you want to let us know what you thought about this weeks movie, or you have a movie you think we should watch, let us know. Join our https://www.facebook.com/groups/youmademewatch (Facebook group) for more movie talk! https://www.facebook.com/groups/youmademewatch Follow us on Instagram! @YouMadeMeWatch Logo by Martin Butler. Follow him on Instagram @MartyButtons Theme song by Thomas Medelheim. https://www.fiverr.com/medelheim

LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway
EP55 - Sierra Boggess - Giving Thanks

LITTLE ME: Growing Up Broadway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 68:32


This week in cerebration of Thanksgiving we are giving thanks with Broadway superstar - Sierra Boggess! In our special Thanksgiving episode, Little Me host and Broadway Workshop director, Marc Tumminelli sits down with Broadway's Sierra Boggess to talk about her early career growing up in Denver, Colorado, her very musical family, her start as an ice skater, performing in the youth choir, her high school musicals, the college audition process, her first show - Princesses leading to her booking the national tour of Les Miserables, creating the role of Christine in original cast of the Las Vegas production of The Phantom of the Opera, flying back to NYC for a Little Mermaid audition, making her Broadway debut as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid, becoming an overnight Broadway star, putting her stamp on Christine in the Broadway company and 25th anniversary filming of The Phantom of the Opera, her all new album Together At A Distance with with Julian Ovenden and so many backstage stories just for the LITTLE ME audience. For this thanksgiving episode, Sierra and Marc share what they are thankful for and give thanks to the people who helped them get to where they are. Produced by Marc Tumminelli and The Broadway Podcast Network https://sierraboggess.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Drunk Conspiracies Podcast

Join special guest George and myslf as we dicuss conspiracy theories about Disney! We talk Club 33, Walt Disney haunting his Main St. apartment, being frozen, and much more.

Skull Rock Podcast
Richard Kraft, Producer/Director of Disney Musicals and Working with Legends

Skull Rock Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 103:11


Dave Bossert & Aljon Go chat with Richard Kraft about his career in music, management, directing, and producing. The duo also discusses the recent Disney+ Day reveals. Kraft is the co-owner of Kraft-Engel Management, one of the world's leading agencies specializing in representing film, theatre, television, and video game composers, songwriters, and music supervisors. Kraft-Engel clients have been nominated for 77 Academy Awards and have won 17 Academy Awards. Richard was the director and producer of the highly acclaimed Disney's The Little Mermaid in Concert at The Hollywood Bowl which premiered in 2016 starring Sara Bareilles, Rebel Wilson, Tituss Burgess, Darren Criss, and John Stamos and returned to The Hollywood Bowl again in 2019 starring Lea Michele, Harvey Fierstein, Cheech Marin, and Peter Gallagher. Richard has also directed and produced shows at the Hollywood Bowl including Disney's Beauty and the Beast starring Zooey Deschanel, Rebel Wilson, Taye Diggs, Kelsey Grammer, and Jane Krakowski, La La Land, and Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory starring John Stamos, Ingrid Michaelson, Finn Wolfhard, and “Weird Al” Yankovic. He also directed Alan Menken's one-man show A Whole New World of Alan Menken and he directed and produced Evil Dead Live in Concert: A Halloween Experience which premiered at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. Richard is also the executive producer of the ABC TV special The Wonderful World of Disney: Little Mermaid Live starring Auli'i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, and Shaggy. Prior to starting his own company in 1991, Richard was an agent at ICM and started his career working with several of his musical heroes such as Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, and Henry Mancini. Kraft once ran Varese Sarabande Records where he executive produced over 150 soundtrack albums. His award-winning feature-length documentary, Finding Kraftland played at over 75 film festivals around the world. He is also an über-Disney fan whose That's From Disneyland! exhibit and auction garnered great attention and money for charity. *Learn more at Kraft-Engel Management. Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney's Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source waltdisney.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/support

Book Vs Movie Podcast
Book Vs Movie "Beauty and the Beast" (1991) Disney in November!

Book Vs Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 76:28


Book Vs. Movie: Beauty & the Beast The French Fairy Tale from the 1700s Vs the 1991 Animated Classic The Margos continue our month of Disney films with the 1991 classic Beauty and the Beast which is based on a fairy tale written in 1740 by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villenenueva and then later abridged by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 for a collection of children's stories.   The simplest version is by de Beaumont. A French merchant has six children with “Beauty” being the youngest daughter. She is considered the most beautiful and has the nicest in temperament so she is her father's favorite. When he loses his fortunes and then has the opportunity to get it back, she only asks for a rose from him as they have not grown in over a year.  Her father tries to take a rose from a garden but is stopped by “The Beast” who runs the manor. The Beast asks the merchant to send his daughter to live with him as his fiance. He treats her well (though she is basically a captive) and she is kept company with a fairy (who wishes she would treat the Beast as more than just a  friend) and animated furniture who act as servants for the Beast.  Eventually, Beauty goes home and then comes back to find the Beast dying from her absence. She kisses him and he becomes a handsome Prince. They get married and live happily ever after.  Disney attempted to make this as an animated picture in the mid 20th Century but no one could figure how to adapt it. With the success of The Little Mermaid in 1989, a new team with Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Linda Woolverton, Howard Ashman, and Alan Menken created a masterpiece that lives on to this day. (30 years after its release!)  So, between the fairy tale and the animated movie--which did we prefer?  In this ep the Margos discuss: The basics of the plot and the two women credited with the story The history of Disney musicals and how “Belle” changed the idea of a Disney “Princess” The main differences between the fairy tale & film.  Starring: Paige O'Hara (Belle,) Robby Benson (The Beast,) Richard White (Gaston,) Jerry Orbach (Lumiere,) David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth,) Angela Landsbury (Mrs. Potts,) and Bradley Pierce as Chip.  Clips used: Belle meets “Mrs. Potts” and the crew Beauty and the Beast 1991 trailer Gaston proposes to Belle The Beast Presents the library Belle & Beast dance Belle comes back to rescue the beast Music & Lyrics by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman Book Vs. Movie is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. Find more podcasts you will love Frolic.Media/podcasts .  Join our Patreon page to help support the show! https://www.patreon.com/bookversusmovie  Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/ Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com Margo P. @ShesNachoMama https://coloniabook.weebly.com/  Our logo was designed by Madeleine Gainey/Studio 39 Marketing Follow on Instagram @Studio39Marketing & @musicalmadeleine 

Poor Unfortunate Podcast: A Disney Podcast for Grown Ups

In this Showdown episode, Conor and Caroline are exploring that shore up above and the sea below as they deep dive into what lies beyond the events of 1989's The Little Mermaid. After a decade of waiting, Disney finally released a direct-to-video sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea but how does it compare to Liz Braswell's "what if?" novel, Part of Your World: A Twisted Tale? Will either of these sequels flip their fins deep enough into Ariel's world or will they get caught in the shallows? Come on you poor unfortunate souls, hit play already! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for fun content and exciting new updates!Join the Poor Unfortunate Fam, our Facebook Group for listeners who love the podcast and want to keep the discussions going!If you like what you're hearing, help us keep bringing you your favorite Disney content by making a donation to Poor Unfortunate Podcast today!*This podcast is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.Support the show (http://bit.ly/poorunfortunatedonation)

Mettle Brain
Episode 69: M.M. The Resilience of Hans Christian Andersen

Mettle Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 9:32


Today's episode is a Monday Morning Musing with me, Heather Brockbank Miller. This is a short 10 minute episode on Hans Christian Andersen's rough beginnings. Did you know Hans Christian Andersen had four failed career attempts, and a horrible experience in school? These included: three failed apprenticeships, a dead end in the theater, and a very rough experience in school owing to the fact that he had a cruel and disparaging teacher. He experienced a deep depression, and almost gave up on writing! In this musing I recommend a few short stories of his like "The Tallow Candle", "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", and "The Little Mermaid." I pose a few questions to you listener that will hopefully inspire you to read Hans Christian Andersen and keep trying in all aspects of your life despite any failures. If Hans can do it, so can you! Support the show (http://www.mettlebrain.com/contact-1)

Be Our Guest WDW Podcast
Disney‘s Art of Animation Resort, First-time Experiences, Cookies for Breakfast, More - August 2021 - BOGP 1990

Be Our Guest WDW Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 52:53


Happy Monday everyone!  Today we head to New Hampshire to speak with Listener Adam about his trip with his wife and two young girls to Disney's Art of Animation Resort.  We hear his thoughts on the Little Mermaid rooms, starting and ending the trip at the Magic Kingdom, taking a day away from the parks in the middle of the trip, dining at Polite Pig, D-Luxe Burger, Captain Cooks, and much more!   We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter@BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

Grose Misconduct
Our Peachy NOT Preachy Episode

Grose Misconduct

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 73:13


In this episode: Mike's Rewind Angry Angry Andrew – Tim Horton's… again Joe's Fact Check  Listener Questions, Comments & Reviews  Dickovidiot – Woman in a bakery  Asshole – Guy in a wheelchair won't line-up  Idiot – Car thief in Lowes parking lot  A typical day in the U.S.A.  Shaddup – A Karen accuses her new neighbour of squatting  WTF – Drive thru employee won't had out drink  Checking in with the Politicians – Trudeau, Freeland, Kenney & Ford  Changing flights with airlines  What Does Kevin Think? – UFO Encounter  The Doctor's Office with Doctor Tony – Why do healed bones hurt?  How Smart Is Carole? – Literary Animals  The Big Blue Folder – New A&W ad and embarrassing mother  We get played out by the cast of Little Mermaid   This episode of Grose Misconduct was sponsored by Crystal Glass, Todd's Mechanical, Leading Edge Physiotherapy, South Central Dentistry, Ol' MacDonald's Resort and The Edmonton Comedy Festival.@CrystalGlassLTD @Toddsmech @LeadingEdgePT @dr_caouette @Macker63 @yegcomedy @mikedmonton @JoesFactCheck @docTonyM  Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/GroseMisconduct)

Catching Up On Cinema
The Lure (2015) and Halloween Kills (2021)

Catching Up On Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 162:33


linktr.ee/CatchingUpOnCinema *HALLOWEEN KILLS (2021) REVIEW BEGINS AT 54:00* It's once again time for Catching Up On Cinema's 3rd annual, “Kyle's Killer October” event month! This week sees Kyle and Trevor completing their exploration of horror musicals with a review of Agnieszka Amoczynska's, The Lure (2015)! Described as, “the best Goth musical about man-eating mermaids ever made,” the film is a wildly imaginative and visually lush horror themed musical that loosely follows the story of Hans Christian Andersen's, The Little Mermaid. A Polish film rife with subtext and autobiographical content pertaining to the director's own life experiences, the movie is bold and adventurous with it's imagery and subject matter. Released domestically as part of The Criterion Collection, The Lure (2015) is a complex film that may repulse some viewers, however, as evidenced by the nature of our host's conversation about the film, it is a rich film that is perhaps better understood through discussion or repeat viewings. In addition to Catching Up On Cinema's review of The Lure (2015) this week, we're also offering our audience a special bonus review of David Gordon Green's, Halloween Kills (2021)! Released this month in both theaters and via The Peacock streaming service, the film is the latest in the legendary slasher franchise, serving as a direct sequel to Gordon Green's Halloween (2018). A spur of the moment review brought on by Kyle's intense, negative reaction to the film, this bonus review sees both hosts getting heated in a way that is seldom heard on Catching Up On Cinema. Spoiler alert: They didn't like it. Follow us on Instagram @catchinguponcinema Follow us on Twitter @CatchingCinema Like, share, subscribe, and we'll catch you next time!

Storytime Mashup
Little Mermaid + Tree

Storytime Mashup

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 4:44


Here is our email so you can share your stories: storytimemashuppod@gmail.com Mary Scott Talks a Lot: anchor.fm/mary-schutt/episodes/Trailer-etknhh Silly Stories with Hannah: anchor.fm/hannah-schutt Animal Info ( by Sophie ): anchor.fm/sophie-porter3 S:2 Ep.18 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/doug-porter9/message

How To Business In Show Business
Choreographers Perspective Pt 2

How To Business In Show Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 31:45


From the audition to rehearsal space Chip offers advice from the choreographer's perspective that'll help actors see the objective vs the subjective. Chip Abbott is a New York City-based choreographer, Director, and actor whose performance career spans the world of concert dance, commercial dance, and Broadway. Chip served as assistant choreographer, dance captain, and swing to Emmy award winner Josh Burgos on the Broadway revival of On the Town (Tony nominee for best choreography) and he was also seen on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His choreography was most recently seen at ACT of Connecticut in their premiere of a newly adapted version of Working, under the artistic advisement of Stephen Schwartz as Director., Chip created to IAAPA brass ring award winning shows Dance, Dance, Dance, Heartbeat (Best Theatrical Production Worldwide) and the Enchanted Journey (most creative Christmas show) Both produced by RWS entertainment group at Hersheypark. Chip has directed numerous shows for Hershey Park and Azmara club cruise ship in addition to choreographing for Step One Dance Company on Holland American line The Little Mermaid at Red Mountain Theater Company. Chip was associate director/choreographer to Tony Yazbek on the young artist gala 2017 and assistant choreographer to Josh for gosh for Bernstein at 100 Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as Bernstein at 100 Wolf trap and the first national sympathy Orchestra and starring Misty Copeland. Additionally Chip was associate choreographer of On the Town at San Francisco Symphony (Bergasse choreography re-directed.) - https://www.chipabbott.com/ More of his credits can be found on his website. PART TWO: Know what's currently happening What standing out looks like Look at the training as a rehearsal HTBISB SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEalNuhok8/AO24ZsZ4wa23LKjJUzPwCQ/view?utm_content=DAEalNuhok8&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=homepage_design_menu https://www.tiktok.com/@htbisb? https://www.instagram.com/htbisb/

Boobies & Noobies: A Romance Review Podcast

*Use the promo code BOOBIES10 for 10% off your first Steam Box order*The Novel:Scarlett and the Wolf (Tantalizing Tales #2)The Author:Lorelei JohnsonThe Noobie:Josh "Captain Nostalgia" Burkey, Host of Victims & VillainsIG: @victimsandvillainsFacebook: Victims & VillainsThe Synopsis: Scarlett has never felt like she belonged, except when she visits her grandmother……when she visits this time, she discovers that her grandmother has been kidnapped by the Huntsman and there was a lot more to the old woman than meets the eye.Branden is a werewolf, and there's something about him that draws her in, an undeniable attraction like she has never known. But their relationship is forbidden. If he chooses her, he forsakes his pack and everything he has ever known.The clock is ticking. Can they stop the Huntsman before it's too late? Their lives and their love depend on it. Show Notes:- Listen to Kelly on the Victims & Villains Podcast: Episode 330: "The Legacy of Nomi Malone" (Showgirls), Episode 237: "Mean Girls", "Oklahoma: Watchmen Chapter Four", and the incredibly awful "Showgirls 2: Penny's From Heaven" (Episode 362)- Celebrating a massive milestone: 400 episodes of Victims & Villains- Check out Boobies & Noobies at the Horrific Hope: a Spooky Livestream this Friday, October 22nd at 9 pm EST - Streaming and virtual events... beyond the pandemic- Support Victims & Villains on Patreon!- Introducing today's read, Scarlett and the Wolf, PLUS a peek at the rest of the series (00:19:38)- You can also listen to Josh in a 12 Days of Boobsmas episode from 2019 - The Earl's Christmas Pearl- Did we really need an epilogue or did the epilogue ruin the ending??- Creating a world and establishing the "rules"- Comparing Scarlett and the Wolf with The Witch's Wolves - finding similarities between the books and our reality today- Discussing "purity culture"... in the book and in America (00:36:30)- From undeveloped characters to unearned sex scenes... we've got some complaints (00:42:21)- When the characters make a choice vs. when a choice is made FOR the characters - When the sexiest moment of the book is a tender handhold (00:53:02)- A few general thoughts on epilogues- Writing to your strengths- Should we revisit Lorelei Johnson's take on The Little Mermaid for Patreon??- Heart, Humor & Heat Ratings (01:10:30)- Spooky AND sexy... - Check out a Bonus Boobies excerpt about "Danger Boners" on our Patreon!Follow Boobies & Noobies on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook @boobiespodcast and check out our blog, merch, and more on our brand new Boobies & Noobies website.Love the podcast? Leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review on Apple Podcasts. *Boobies & Noobies is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts*

Better Than Human
Mermaids: Imprinted in Human Psyche, But Evolutionarily Impossible

Better Than Human

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 59:24


A Mermaid is a mythical aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.  Legends of these creatures have been reported since the beginning of humanity. There is no evidence that mermaids live anywhere on earth. However, there are a lot of scientific reasons why they physically cannot exist. Seriously, fish and human's last common ancestor was over 170 million years ago. If you're going to say mermaids are mammals, they'd have to breathe air, which means going to the surface often. (So lots of chances for humans to spot them).  AND even then, a human/water mammal would not have had time to evolve. Whales returned to the ocean 50 million years ago, and humans evolved 300,000 years ago…. So there is just not enough time for evolution to take place.But, there is a lot of interesting folklore surrounding these creatures. (A lot more interesting than the bigfoot ‘folklore') Tails of merfolks go back to ancient times: from the 2500BC Mesopotamia to the first know tale of an Assyrian queen who turned into a mermaid in 1000BC to current culture.  So, to say mermaids have been in the human psyche forever, would not be in error. Listen now to learn why mermaids cannot happen in real life, but are interesting anyways. For more information on us, visit our website at betterthanhumanpodcast.comFollow us on Twitter @betterthanhuma1on Facebook @betterthanhumanpodcaston Instagram @betterthanhumanpodcasthttps://www.tiktok.com/@betterthanhumanpodcastor Email us at betterthanhumanpodcast@gmail.comWe look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to you joining our cult of weirdness!#betterthanhuman #cultofweirdnes

Skull Rock Podcast
Fred Cline, Art Director/Animator (The Little Mermaid, Jimmy Neutron, Puppy Dog Pals)

Skull Rock Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 83:11


Dave Bossert & Aljon Go chat with Art Director/Animator, Fred Cline and his career at Walt Disney Animation and more. They also discuss the latest pop-culture news including William Shatner going to space, and the passing of Disney Legend Ruthie Tompson. Cline attended Monterey Bay Academy, a private preparatory boarding high school on the California coast. He attended Pacific Union College and California Institute of the Arts where he received a degree in film production from the school of film/video. He studied acting and directing at Film Industry Workshops, Inc. in Studio City, California. Fred Cline spent the first five years of his career at Walt Disney Feature Animation. His debut as art director was the animated feature film "Rover Dangerfield" from Warner Bros./Hyperion.* Follow the team! Skull Rock Podcast | Facebook - Aljon Go (@aljongo) • Instagram & Dave Bossert (@dave_bossert) • Instagram - Email us: aljon@skullrockpodcast.com | dave@skullrockpodcast.com. Pre-order a signed copy of Dave's new book - Claude Coats: Walt Disney's Imagineer—The Making of Disneyland: From Toad Hall to the Haunted Mansion and Beyond - CLAUDE COATS IMAGINEER (theoldmillpress.com) Outro music "The Pirate King" composed by Jared Rehnquist/Untold Journey - Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. *Source IMDB. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/skullrockpodcast/support

Best Linux Games Podcast
364: The Little Mermaid Versus The Zombie Apocalypse

Best Linux Games Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 66:22


This week, we talk about how "New World" and (the shockingly derivative) "Back 4 Blood" are both borked by EAC, and then offer an alternative for your squad-based multiplayer zombie horde-killing action movie carnage needs: "World War Z: Aftermath." ---Games Mentioned In This Week's Episode:--- World War Z: Aftermath ($39.99) https://store.steampowered.com/app/699130/World_War_Z_Aftermath/ Severed Steeel ($24.99) https://store.steampowered.com/app/1227690/Severed_Steel/ -------- -BE SURE TO CHECK OUT our twitch livestream at: www.twitch.tv/skookiesprite -JOIN OUR DISCORD EXPERIMENT at: https://discord.gg/M3C7AvKrj3 --POST YOUR GAME REPORTS TO PROTONDB.COM!!!! --------------------------------------------------------------- BUY A CUSTOM LUNCHSTICK FIGHT STICK (essential post apocolyptic survival equipment): https://www.etsy.com/shop/LunchSticks?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=899071632

How To Business In Show Business
Choreographers Perspective Pt1

How To Business In Show Business

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 24:35


From the audition to rehearsal space Chip offers advice from the choreographer's perspective that'll help actors see the objective vs the subjective. Chip Abbott is a New York City-based choreographer, Director, and actor whose performance career spans the world of concert dance, commercial dance, and Broadway. Chip served as assistant choreographer, dance captain, and swing to Emmy award winner Josh Burgos on the Broadway revival of On the Town (Tony nominee for best choreography) and he was also seen on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His choreography was most recently seen at ACT of Connecticut in their premiere of a newly adapted version of Working, under the artistic advisement of Stephen Schwartz as Director., Chip created to IAAPA brass ring award-winning shows Dance, Dance, Dance, Heartbeat (Best Theatrical Production Worldwide) and the Enchanted Journey (most creative Christmas show) Both produced by RWS entertainment group at Hersheypark. Chip has directed numerous shows for Hershey Park and Azmara club cruise ship in addition to choreographing for Step One Dance Company on Holland American line The Little Mermaid at Red Mountain Theater Company. Chip was associate director/choreographer to Tony Yazbek on the young artist gala 2017 and assistant choreographer to Josh for gosh for Bernstein at 100 Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as Bernstein at 100 Wolf trap and the first national sympathy Orchestra and starring Misty Copeland. Additionally Chip was associate choreographer of On the Town at San Francisco Symphony (Bergasse choreography re-directed.) - https://buff.ly/3lOhaSh More of his credits can be found on his website. PART ONE: -Know how to read the room -The benefits of having a mentor -Let the material (choreography) compliment you HTBISB SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.canva.com/design/DAEalNuhok8/AO24ZsZ4wa23LKjJUzPwCQ/view?utm_content=DAEalNuhok8&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=homepage_design_menu https://www.tiktok.com/@htbisb https://www.instagram.com/htbisb/

Tapestry from CBC Radio
Under the influence

Tapestry from CBC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 54:00


Have you ever felt uncomfortable asking a stranger for directions because you don't want to bother them? Social psychologist Vanessa Bohns says we might want to think again because we have far more influence over others than we think. Peter Marra saw Disney's The Little Mermaid in theatres many times as a child. But it was only as an adult with a PhD in film studies that he truly recognized the influence the movie had on his queer identity.

Front Row Film Roast
The Little Mermaid

Front Row Film Roast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 63:18


In this episode we talk about the animated classic, The Little Mermaid. We share highlights from the riff of the film, talk about which man we'd potentially give our voices up for, and share what creature forms we would be if we were sea witches. Featuring Craig Sorensen- instagram.com/kcraigsorensen twitter.com/CraigoreyS Ginger Ambrosia- gingerambrosia.com instagram.com/gingerambrosia and Indie Blanco- instagram.com/indieblanco twitter.com/IndieBlanco Become a patron for access to all our previous recordings of riffs and roasts. See our upcoming show schedule and subscribe to get email reminders at frontrowfilmroast.com Follow our social media for all things Film Roast! FB: facebook.com/Frontrowfilmroast/ Twitter: twitter.com/frontrowfilmrst Insta: instagram.com/frontrowfilmroast/ TikTok: tiktok.com/@frontrowfilmroast Twitch: www.twitch.tv/filmroast

Thanks, I Hate It!
Episode 64:Thanks, We‘re Fascinated by Mermaids

Thanks, I Hate It!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 50:13


In episode 64 of Thanks! I hate it, listen as Brittany and Windsor mess up all the words, bastardize Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, bully Brittany for never having seen Spirited Away, and talk about the Mami Wata from the African Diaspora. Special thanks to tequila and whiskey for taking us on this ride! Please visit our nonprofit at www.interstateyouth.org. Find show notes at www.tihipodcast.com Visit www.tihipodcast.bigcartel.com for stickers that help fund Interstate Youth Initiative. Follow Brittany on Twitter @Britz1187 Follow Windsor on Twitter @WindsorReads

Every Damn Thing
63. The Golden Girls, Anime

Every Damn Thing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 57:01


Phil, Jake and Jason are joined by Tiffa (Intermission podcast) to rank the classic sitcom The Golden Girls and anime on the List of Every Damn Thing.Keep up with Intermission on Instagram (@Intermission_podcast) & Twitter (@IntermissionPC). Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!If you have something to add to the list, email it to list@everydamnthing.net (or get at us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook).SHOW NOTES: Jake is in unceded Pomo territory while recording the episode. Sitcoms are comedies where the characters carry over from episode to episode but are put in different situations like "Jack makes a date with two girls for the same night" type shit. We talk about a lot of sitcoms including The Golden Palace, All In the Family, Maude, Seinfeld, Empty Nest, Benson, The Facts of Life, Frasier, Married With Children and Designing Women (sadly there will be NO reboot). Adrienne Barbeau has come up a couple times in the history of Every Damn Thing already. She played Bea Arthur's daughter on Maude and was the voice of Catwoman on Batman: The Animated Series. Also she was in Swamp Thing, and Escape from New York. She often has a look on her face like she's smelling something foul. Mama's Family was a spinoff of some recurring sketches on the The Carol Burnett Show. Phil only ever saw this on TV as a kid when he was waiting for something else to start. The cheapness of the sets & production really stood out to him. Here's the pic of Bea Arthur in a sexy feather boa that we promised. We get a bit sidetracked with Fatty Arbuckle. The book Phil mentioned about him was I, Fatty by Jerry Stahl who also wrote Permanent Midnight which is in part about being a junkie while being a writer on the sitcom Alf. Here's Buster Keaton looking all sexy. Hentai is, generally speaking, pornographic anime. Pokemon is maybe the most popular anime there is in the US. Phil's kid loves it. Kiki's Delivery Service is a fantastic movie about a young witch trying to make her way in life. The voice of the cat in the English dub of it is Phil Hartmann's last role. The Little Mermaid is a Disney movie that's very short and came out the same year as Kiki's Delivery Service and really suffers in comparison. Other anime discussed include Sailor Moon, Ninja Scroll, My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke. Hanna-Barbera is the animation studio that created Scooby-Doo and many other cartoons, now owned by Warner Brothers. Their work in the 60s and 70s was usually pretty dull. It seemed like it was made by people who had contempt for their audience and maybe themselves. Here's the Kewpie ad mentioned by Jason. Hatsune Miku, Jake's one-time employer, is a Vocaloid software voicebank developed by Crypton Future Media, represented by a hologram of a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails. Jessica Rabbit is getting a Disneyland makeover.  Song of the South is buried deep in the Disney vault and it's impossible to imagine Disney ever releasing it, but here's a podcast detailing it's sordid past.  ALSO DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:Betty White * Rue McClanahan * Estelle Getty * The Star Wars Holiday Special * Lucille Ball * The Three Stooges * Shakira * anti-diarrhea medicine * Avatar: The Last Airbender * G.I. Joe 80s cartoon * the Sex and the City reboot * Star Wars * podcasts * Charmander * skortsBelow are the Top Ten and Bottom Top items on List of Every Damn Thing as of this episode (for the complete up-to-date list, go here).TOP TEN: Dolly Parton - person interspecies animal friends - idea sex - idea Clement Street in San Francisco - location Prince - person It's-It - food Cher - person Pee-Wee Herman - fictional character Donald Duck - fictional character Hank Williams - person BOTTOM TEN:193. Jenny McCarthy - person194. Jon Voight - person195. Hank Williams, Jr - person196. British Royal Family - institution197. Steven Seagal - person198. McRib - food199. war - idea200. cigarettes - drug201. QAnon - idea202. transphobia - ideaTheme song by Jade Puget. Graphic design by Jason Mann. This episode was produced & edited by Jake MacLachlan, with audio help from Luke Janela. Show notes by Jake MacLachlan, Phil Green & Jason Marmor.Our website is everydamnthing.net and we're also on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Email us at list@everydamnthing.net. 

The Next Reel Film Podcast Master Feed

There is clearly a coming of age story in Agnieszka Smoczynksa's 2015 film The Lure, which is also a horror and a musical. And it's likely that genre mashup that made it difficult for people to connect to the movie and why it did poorly at the box office. Smoczynska created a strong vision for her first film, though, and because of that, the film's cult following is already growing not to mention people taking it seriously because of its placement in Criterion's lineup of releases. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – for the fifth film in our Horror Debuts series as we join the dance party in Smoczynska's 2015 film The Lure. The Lure is pretty bonkers, but at a level that works well for both of us. While the genre mashup may be difficult for some people to click with, it worked for us. Well, to that end, Andy feels more comfortable calling it a dark fairytale musical rather than a horror film. No matter how you slice it, though, it's a fascinating film that metaphorically explores female coming-of-age and sexuality through a fairytale lens. There is a strong current of Hans Christian Anderson's “The Little Mermaid” running through this film and the filmmakers have also imbued the mermaids with the darker elements from Homer's “The Odyssey.” Using horror films like The Lure to explore metaphorical issues We've talked about horror as metaphor in both The Babadook and Relic. Horror has often been a way for storytellers to deal with issues in metaphorical ways but there's something strong in this recent run of films we've discussed that seems to make the metaphors very visual. It's a wonderful genre to explore ideas like these and we love how recent filmmakers are pushing their stories forward so deliberately. Plus, they all have strong visual design and story structure that makes these films stand out. The Lure does have its share of story issues, particularly as it builds toward the climax in the third act, but the world is so unique and engaging that it's easy to give it more of a pass. But why does this need to be in the 80s? Is it just because that's when the director, writer, and musicians upon which the story is very loosely based spent their childhood? Do the metaphors work when trying to explore what they're saying about Communist Poland in the 80s? On top of that, we also have a metaphor for immigrants moving to foreign lands to make better lives for themselves only to get trapped in the sex industry. So when is it too much? Regardless, we still really enjoy this film. The performances are great, particularly from the three actresses playing the two mermaids and their mother figure in the band. We have a lot to talk about with this one so check the film out and tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins! Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel's Discord channel! Film Sundries Learn more about supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast through your own membership — visit TruStory FM. Watch this on Amazon, or find other places at JustWatch Script Transcript Original theatrical trailer Original poster artwork Flickchart Letterboxd

First Draft with Sarah Enni
Proof That We're In a Simulation With Elissa Sussman and Arielle Jovellanos

First Draft with Sarah Enni

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 67:51


First Draft Episode #336: Elissa Sussman and Arielle Jovellanos Elissa Sussman and Arielle Jovellanos, author and illustrator, respectively, of YA contemporary novel Drawn That Way. Elissa is also the author of Burn, Stray, and the upcoming adult novel, Funny You Should Ask. Arielle illustrated Evil Thing, a Cruelle de Ville backstory novel written by Serena Valentino, as well as graphic novel Black Star, written by Eric A. Glover. This episode is brought to you by Revision Season, a seven-week virtual master class in novel revision led by award-winning author Elana K. Arnold. The Fall 2021 Session of Revision Season will run Oct 10 – Nov 28, and enrollment is now open! Links to Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Hear Elissa's First Draft interview here Glen Keane, 38-year veteran of Walt Disney Feature Animation and creator of Disney characters such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Beast, Tarzan, and Rapunzel. Howard Ashman, Oscar-winning lyricist, playwright, and stage director who wrote the lyrics for The Little Mermaid Frederator, an independent animation and media studio who produced Adventure Time, Bee and PuppyCat, and Bravest Warriors Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time LAIKA studios, an animation production studio that created Coraline (movie) The Avengers (movie) Chris Evans, actor who portrays Captain America Babs Tarr, American illustrator and comic book artist who drew a run for Batgirl for DC Annie Wu, American illustrator and comic book artist who drew a run of Hawkeye for Marvel Janelle Asselin, former editor of DC comics Kevin Wada, illustrator Fresh Romance, the anthology which includes Arielle's comic, “School Spirit” Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan The Heroes of Olympus by RIck Riordan Elizabeth Bewley, literary agent at Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Waking Sleeping Beauty (documentary) Janet Sung, illustrator, designer, colorist

Plus or Bust - A Disney Podcast
50 - Top 5 Disney Renaissance Songs + The Little Mermaid (1989)

Plus or Bust - A Disney Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 131:56


Welcome to Plus or Bust - A Disney Podcast, where each week we discuss a different, random film from Disney's streaming video service, Disney+, and decide whether or not we would recommend it or not by giving a Plus or a Bust. We also discuss various Disney news and other Disney related topics so each week is something different.On this episode it's our 50th podcast special where we're counting down our top 5 favorite songs of the Disney Renaissance and listing our individual best and worst movie lists of the last 25 episodes . All that and more plus our featured film discussion on The Little Mermaid. Does one of the most iconic Disney films of all time deserve it's beloved status? Or was it before left washed up on shore?Find out on this episode of Plus or Bust!00:00:38 - Introductions/Ramblings about the podcast00:05:20 - Past episode stats and numbers00:10:27 - Gripe Corner - Super Mario movie cast, West Side Story trailer issue, The Lost Bros. website00:22:00 - Behind the Attraction plagiarism response00:23:19 - Top 5 Disney Renaissance songs01:09:20 - The Little Mermaid discussion02:00:00 - Final Thoughts + Verdicts02:00:25 - The random film pick for next week is...02:02:15 - Top 5 best movies we've reviewed in episodes 26 - 5002:05:00 - Top 5 worst movies we've reviewed in episodes 26 - 5002:10:13 - Outro + Social LinksFollow us on Twitter! @PlusOrBustFollow us on Instagram! @PlusOrBustJoin our Facebook Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/disneyplusorbustSend us an email at disneyplusorbust@gmail.comAny popping, clicking, echoing or vibrations you hear in the audio are not intentional and we're working to get it fixed for later episodes. We apologize for an inconsistent quality.Recorded 09/23/2021

True Crime & Cocktails: Unsolved Mysteries Edition
BONUS EPISODE - True Crime & Fairy Tales - The Little Mermaid

True Crime & Cocktails: Unsolved Mysteries Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 83:41


In honour of October being our one year anniversary month, we wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your support by giving you a bonus episode! Originally airing on Patreon, "True Crime and Fairy Tales" is a satirical take on the true crime genre where we dared to ask the question "what if Lauren researched Disney movies and presented the information to Christy as though it was a serious true crime podcast?" The result was so much fun, we really wanted to share it with all of you! So buckle in for the truly tumultuous tale of Princess Ariel AKA The Little Mermaid on this very special episode of True Crime and Fairy Tales.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

E-Ticket to Broadway
#49 - Carly Jibson

E-Ticket to Broadway

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 71:15


Broadway's Carly Jibson ("Hairspray," "Cry-Baby") joins her childhood friend David to discuss all things Disney. This self-proclaimed mermaid shares her deep love for Ariel and "The Little Mermaid," and how the Alan Menken-era of Disney sparked her true love for musicals...and singing ballads in a bathtub. Listen as Carly recalls watching "Fantasia" as a kid, as well as some of the earlier Disney films, and pitches an idea for a True Crime Podcast surrounded the story of "Cinderella." After a brief chat about the theme park offerings in Western Michigan, Carly shares her experience of going to Walt Disney World for the first time after a terrible break up--and how her nine days in the parks truly opened her eyes to the magic (and how watching the Princess Parade led to a deep emotional reaction). After a beautiful story about going back to Walt Disney World for her first Christmas after her mother passed away, Carly shares more of her love of Disney--her deep bond with Ariel, enjoying Rice Krispies Treats, and being sure to go on Pirates of the Caribbean, the Indiana Jones Adventure, and Big Thunder Mountain. Play along with David and Carly as they play "Hairspray or Disney," and listen as these Muskegon kids share what happened to their favorite Disney figurines when they were little (spoiler alert: there was destruction). This episode also features a chat with Emily & Courtney of the Book of the Mouse Club podcast. Follow on Instagram: @etickettobroadway Carly's Instagram: @carlyjibson David's Instagram: @directedbydavidalpert Learn more at www.eticketpodcast.com Part of the Broadway Podcast Network Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ghouls Next Door
The Lure (2015): Monstrous Polish Mermaid Musical

Ghouls Next Door

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 54:42


The Lure is a phenomenal Polish horror musical featuring monstrous mermaids that want to be loved and also snack on the flesh of men. Gabe talks about the many layers of this artistic and catchy musical. How does this film better represent Hans Christen-Anderson's Little Mermaid? Also Kat talks about real mermaids or rather the poor sea creatures men wanted to f*ck. Sources in this Episode: https://www.vice.com/en/article/43gv8n/new-polish-cannibal-mermaid-musical-is-a-story-about-immigration-and-girlhood https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/what-mermaid https://www.wired.com/2014/10/fantastically-wrong-strange-murderous-sometimes-sexy-history-mermaid/ Ways to Help: Don't f*ck sea creatures.

Almost 30
461. Healing the Witch Wound

Almost 30

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 86:41


Seeress, healer, and shaman, Deborah Hanekamp (aka Mama Medicine), never fails to bring ceremony, mystery, and intention to every encounter.  Sit with the coven as Deborah delves into the Scorpionic realms of witchcraft and witch wounds. Embark on the spiritual skincare journey your soul has been calling for as she shares the different ways you can intuitively connect with your skin messages and the aging process. Plus: the trio untangle the dystopian messaging behind fairy tales (we're looking at you, Snow White, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid), and explore what's really bubbling under the surface regarding fear and suppression of the female body, and sacred energy.  We also talk about: The energetics of NY and LA  Ceremony of motherhood, fertility journey, and giving birth Healing the witch wound Youth programming, beauty, and judgment  How to intuitively connect with your skin  Sponsors: Sugarbreak | Use code ALMOST30 to save 15% at https://www.sugarbreak.com/ (sugarbreak.com) ClearSTEM | Use code ALMOST30 for 15% off at https://clearstemskincare.com/ (clearstemskincare.com) Issuu | Get 50% off a premium account by visiting http://issuu.com/podcast (issuu.com/podcast) and using code ALMOST30 HUM Nutrition | Receive 20% off first orders of $29+ with code ALMOST30 at https://www.humnutrition.com (humnutrition.com) BetterHelp | Visit http://betterhelp.com/almost30 (betterhelp.com/almost30) for 10% off your first month. As a BetterHelp affiliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided. This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Resources: Website: https://www.mamamedicine.com/ (mamamedicine.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamamedicine/?hl=en (@mamamedicine) https://www.instagram.com/spacebymamamedicine/ (@spacebymamamedicine) Join our community: http://almost30.com/membership (almost30.com/membership) https://www.facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups (facebook.com/Almost30podcast/groups) Podcast disclaimer can be found by visiting: https://almost30.com/disclaimer (almost30.com/disclaimer).  Find more to love at http://almost30.com/ (almost30.com)! Almost 30 is edited by http://crate.media (Crate Media).

Following Dreams
The Little Mermaid's Complete Family Tree

Following Dreams

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 5:06


Today we are exploring The Little Mermaid's family tree as it's one of the most complex I've ever looked into within the Disney world! The drama, history, and mythology surrounding Ariel's family is just captivating. Let's go through the identity of Ariel's mother, and how gods like Neptune and Poseidon, villains like Ursula and Morgana, and even other Disney characters like Hercules are related to the biggest dreamer in the seven seas!

Disney at Work Podcast
From Epcot to the Studios, from Animal to Magic Kingdom: News of What‘s Coming, Leaving & Happening in All Four Walt Disney World Parks

Disney at Work Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:32


With one week to go prior to Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary, we talk about what's new as the resort prepares ahead. We begin at Epcot with a look at the new Club Cool and Celebrations Shop. The Space 220 Restaurant has also opened. Should you go see it? We see statues at all four parks, and in the case of Disney's Hollywood Studios, it may suggest the future of Voyage of the Little Mermaid. All this happens as Rise of the Resistance moves from a virtual queue to a standby queue in advance of Genie+. Over at Disney's Animal Kingdom Primeval Whirl faces its own extinction while Finding Nemo the Musical is delayed for a remodeling. Finally, good news as "Let the Magic Begin" park opening ceremony at Cinderella Castle returns on October 1st, along with a new float to the Electrical Water Pageant. Photos and videos at our Disney at Play website as well. Check it out!

Movies That Made Us Gay
118. Sleeping Beauty with special guest Devin Lotfi

Movies That Made Us Gay

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 91:02


"You're living in the past, this is the 14th century." We watched Sleeping Beauty (1959) with our friend Devin Lotfi (I Don't Want To Hear That! Podcast) and we could use some beauty sleep. The last of the Disney Classic fairy tales - until The Little Mermaid was released 30 years later. Nothing comes close to Eleanor Audley's ICONIC performance as Maleficent. We all can agree the Mistress of Evil has got some style! I mean who hasn't let their petty side come out after realizing you weren't invited to the party? Princess Aurora is serving some 1950's Barbie proportions and Prince Phillip is BAE! I mean he fought off all the powers of HELL!! Thanks for listening and don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts! www.patreon.com/moviesthatmadeusgay Facebook/Instagram: @moviesthatmadeusgay Twitter: @MTMUGPod Scott Youngbauer: Twitter @oscarscott / Instagram @scottyoungballer Peter Lozano: Twitter/Instagram @peterlasagna

Adderall and Compliments
Kittens, we're going to Harvard!!!

Adderall and Compliments

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 38:55


Annabelle tells us the reason for the change in the show, explains why Farrah Abraham is our own Warner & going to inspire all of us to go to Harvard- seriously, Farrah Abraham is a Harvard student!!! She talks about the casting of "The Little Mermaid" live-action remake, the VMA's & teaches us about Phil Collinns' personal hygiene.    Produced By Dear Media

Idle Prattle
40. Whosits & Whatsits: The Renaissance (Part 1)

Idle Prattle

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 70:58


It's Mailbag Time! This week we answer your questions and read comments from listeners while revisiting the first half of the Disney Renaissance. Listen as we cover The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

Rusty George Podcast
167: Oscar winner Glen Keane on the Gospel in Beauty and the Beast animating Kobe, following Jesus

Rusty George Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 66:20


Glen Keane, a 38-year animator and Academy Award winner who created many beloved characters such as The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Beast, and more, joins Rusty on Leading Simple. They talk about everything from his family, time at Disney, animation, including working with Kobe Bryant on Dear Basketball, and how he weaves the gospel through his art.

Your Brain on Facts
Summer Not-busters (ep 168)

Your Brain on Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 29:46


For every Star Wars, there's a hundred middling films and outright flops. Plus, hear about movie so unlucky, they may actually have been cursed, in a sample of the Your Brain On Facts audiobook. Read the full script.   Support the show. It's been quite a while since we got a review for the YBOF book.  Can you take a sec and let us know what you thought? Reach out and touch Moxie on FB, Twit, the 'Gram or email.  Music by David Fesliyan and Kevin McLeod   Making a movie is a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive propositions.  While some projects come together naturally, others seem to have tragedy, misfortune, and just plain bad luck heaped upon them.  Horror films are fertile ground for apparent curses and it a movie would be hard-pressed to seem more cursed than 1976's The Omen, the tale of an American diplomat who adopts a baby boy, ostensibly the Antichrist, and people around him begin dying.  Even Robert Munger, who came up with the concept for the film, began to feel uneasy during pre-production, telling producer Harvey Bernhard, “The devil's greatest single weapon is to be invisible, and you're going to take off his cloak of invisibility to millions of people.”  Releasing the movie on June 6, 1976, or as close as they could get to 666, probably did not help matters.   Gregory Peck has only recently agreed to take the role of the ambassador when his son shot and killed himself, leaving no suicide note.   Undeterred, or perhaps therapeutically focusing on his work, Peck flew to England to begin filming.  While flying through a storm over the Atlantic, Peck's plane was struck by lightning, causing an engine to catch fire and nearly causing them to crash into the ocean.  The film's other producer, Mace Neufeld, also had his plane struck by lightning.  Even after those long odds, that was not the end of their aerial adversity.  One of the first shots planned for the film was an aerial shot of London, to be shot from a rented plane. At the last minute, the rental company instead gave the original plane to a group of Japanese businessmen.  The curse did not seem to get that update, because that plane crashed, killing everyone on board.   One scene called for Peck to be attacked by “devil dogs,” in the form of a pack of Rottweilers.  The dogs were supposed to attack a heavily padded stuntman.  For reasons unknown, the dogs began to attack the stuntman in earnest, biting through the padding and ignoring their trainer's orders to stop.  Another animal-based scene saw the big cat wrangler mauled to death by a tiger.   As if being in a plane struck by lightning was not harrowing enough, the Hilton hotel Neufeld was staying at exploded.  Luckily, Neufeld was not there at the time.  Not to be deterred, the curse turned its sights to the restaurant were the producers and other film executives were going and it blew up, too.  Neufeld missed the explosion by minutes.  The actual perpetrator would turn out to be the Irish Republican Army and it was only Neufeld's dodgy luck that he was meant to be in both places.   Special effects consultant John Richardson created The Omen's unforgettable death scenes, including one in which a man is beheaded by a sheet of glass sailing off the top of a car.  Two weeks before the film was released, Richardson and his assistant, Liz Moore, were involved in a head-on collision.  Moore was killed, cut in half by the other vehicle's wheel.  Richardson opened his eyes after the collision a kilometer marker reading “Ommen 6,66,”  The closest town was Ommen, Netherlands, and the accident happened at kilometer 66.6.    The highest-grossing horror movie of all time (when adjusted for inflation) and the only horror movie to ever be nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture is 1973's The Exorcist.  In it, a young girl named Reagan, played by Linda Blair, is possessed by a demon and forced to commit horrible acts as two priests fight to save her.  The trouble started before filming even began, when the set caught fire, destroying everything except Regan's room.  The malefactor had talons, and black, beady eyes, and was a harbinger of disease--a pigeon had somehow gotten into a circuit box, which caused a short that caused the fire.  Reverend Thomas Bermingham, the technical advisor, was asked to exorcise the set, but he refused.   Both Blair and Ellen Burstyn, who played her mother, were badly injured during the shoot.  One scene has the demon violently throwing Reagan around on her bed.  The rig to do this broke during one take, injuring Blair's back.  Another scene called for the demon to throw Burstyn across the room and into a wall, which the crew achieved with a wire rig.  Director William Friedkin was unhappy with the first take and told the crewman operating the rig to use more force.  He did not warn Burstyn.  Her cry of alarm and pain in the film is genuine.  Colliding with the wall at speed injured her lower spine, leaving her in permanent pain.     They were comparatively lucky.  Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros, whose characters die in the movie, both died while it was in post-production.  At least four other people, including a night watchmen, died during filming.  Max Von Sydow's brother died on Sydow's first day on set.  Actress Mercedes McCambridge, who provided the voice of the demon Pazuzu, had to face her son murdering his wife and children before committing suicide.   Many believed that the physical copies of the film were cursed and that showing it was an open invitation to evil.  A church across the street from an Italian theater was struck by lightning during a showing.  One movie-goer was so frightened they passed out in the theater and broke their jaw falling into the seat in front of them.  They sued the filmmakers, claiming that subliminal messages in the film had caused them to faint.  Warner Brothers settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.  Not everything bad can be blamed on demons, though.  Regular old people sent thirteen year old Blair so many death threats that the studio had to provide her with bodyguards for six months after the movie came out.   Speaking of demonic possession, the 2012 movie The Possession centers on a young girl who falls under the control of a malevolent spirit that lives inside a cursed antique box. The story is based on an account of an allegedly haunted dybbuk box.  Even though director Sam Raimi would not let the dybbuk box's owner bring it anywhere near the set, strange and frightening things happened on set.  Lights exploded directly over people's heads, strange smells and cold air blew in from nowhere, and immediately after filming wrapped, all of the props were destroyed in a fire for which the first department could not determine the cause. Sometimes a movie's bad karma takes time to manifest and the misfortunes only crop up after the film had been released.   Horror classic Rosemary's Baby, released in the summer of 1968, was based on the premise that God is dead, but the Devil is alive and returning to earth with the aid of a cult.  The film's composer, 37 year old Krzysztof Komeda, fell off a rock ledge at a party that fall.  He lingered in a coma for four months before finally dying.  His death was quite similar to the way the witches rid themselves of a suspicious friend of the titular Rosemary.  The producer, William Castle, already suffering considerable stress from the amount of hate mail he had received about the film, was incapacitated with severe kidney stones.  While delirious in the hospital, he cried out, “Rosemary, for God's sake, drop the knife!”  Castle recovered his health, but never made a successful movie again.  Director Roman Polanski suffered no physical harm after the film.  The same could not be said for his heavily-pregnant wife, Sharon Tate.  She and four friends were brutally murdered by members of the cult known as the Manson Family, while Rosemary's Baby was still in theaters.  In his autobiography, Polanksi recalled he had had a “grotesque thought” the last time he saw his wife: “You will never see her again.” Conspiracy theorists and other non-traditional thinkers believe these events were set in motion by an elaborate Satanic plot, at the behest of the Beatles. Their White Album was written at an Indian meditation retreat, which the movie's star, Mia Farrow, attended.  The song title Helter Skelter was written in blood on a wall at the Tate murder, albeit misspelled.  A decade later, John Lennon was shot and killed across the street from the Dakota, where Rosemary's Baby had been filmed. 1982's Poltergeist tells the story of a family that is tormented by vengeful spirits because their new house was built over a graveyard with the bodies left in the ground.  When it came time for the prop department to source skeletons for the infamous scene with JoBeth Williams in the muddy pool, contrary to what one might expect, it was actually cheaper to buy real human skeletons than realistic plastic ones.  (They only told Williams about that afterwards.)  In a case of ‘life imitating art,' specifically with regards to disrespectful treatment of dead bodies, the cast seemed to be plagued by bad fortune.  The curse extended not only the original film, but to its sequels as well.  Shortly after Poltergeist was released, Dominique Dunne, who played the older sister, was strangled to death by her abusive ex-boyfriend, ending her career before it began. Heather O'Rourke, the adorable blonde girl who uttered the iconic line “They're heeere,” died during bowel obstruction surgery after suffering cardiac arrest and septic shock due to being misdiagnosed by her doctor.  She was only twelve years old.  Julian Beck of Poltergeist II: The Other Side died of stomach cancer before the film was released.  Will Sampson, also known for playing Chief in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, died the following year from complications of a heart-lung transplant.     Bonus fact: Some fans claim Poltergeist foretold O'Rourke's death.  There was a poster in the 1982 movie for Super Bowl XXII in 1988.  Heather O'Rourke was hospitalized the day of Super Bowl XXII and died the following day.  The game was played in San Diego, the city in which O'Rourke passed away.   Choosing the right location to shoot a film is a pivotal decision.  You have to take into account things like lighting conditions, availability of utilities, and proximity to noisy things such as airports.  What you should not have to consider is the radiation level, but you should not ignore it either.  The producers of the film 1956 movie The Conqueror chose an area of Utah desert a hundred miles away from the Nevada Test Site.  (They also chose to cast John Wayne as Genghis Khan.)   Throughout the 1950's, approximately 100 nuclear bombs of varying intensities were detonated at the Nevada Test Site.  The mushroom clouds could reach tens of thousands of feet high; desert winds would carry radioactive particles all the way to Utah.  The area in which The Conqueror filmed was likely blanketed in this dust.   The Conqueror, co-starring Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, and Pedro Armendáriz, was a moderate box office success, but a critical failure and soon found itself on ‘worst films of all time' lists.  The true legacy of the film had yet to be revealed.  Of the 220 people who worked on the production, 92 developed some form of cancer, with 46 dying of it, including Wayne, Hayward, Moorehead, and Armendáriz.  The director, Dick Powell, died of lymphoma in 1963.  Wayne developed lung cancer and then the stomach cancer that would ultimately kill him in 1979.  Wayne would remain convinced that his chain-smoking was to blame for the cancers, even as friends tried to convince him it was from exposure to radiation.  Wayne's sons, who visited the set during filming and actually played with Geiger counters among the contaminated rocks, both developed tumors.  Susan Hayward died from brain cancer in 1975 at 57.   The authorities in 1954 had declared the area to be safe from radioactive fallout, even though abnormal levels of radiation were detected.  However, modern research has shown that the soil in some areas near the filming site would have remained radioactive for sixty years.  Howard Hughes, producer of The Conqueror, came to realize in the early 1970's that people who have been involved with the production were dying.   As the person who approved the filming location, Hughes felt culpable and paid $12 million to buy all existing copies of the film.  Though the link between the location and the cancers that cannot be definitely proven, experts argue that the preponderance of cases goes beyond mere coincidence.   MIDROLL   My grandmother had a lovely cross-stitched sampler above her fireplace with a quote that I really took to heart and have carried with me through my life, “Everything happens for a reason.  Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions.”  … I wish my grandma had a sense of humor like that.  Every movie that fails does so for a reason.  Several, usually, a veritable swarm of failure bees, ready to sting the audience right in the brain and the studio right in its wallet.  And sometimes, that sting is fatal.  For the studio, I mean.  I don't know of any cases where someone died because the movie they were watching was so bad it killed them.  At least that gives Tommy Wiseau something to reach for.   Like we saw with the banking crisis, there is no such thing as ‘too big to fail' in Hollywood, either.  Take Eddie Murphy, for example.  He was already established for his roles in 48 Hrs and Trading places before 1984's Beverly Hills Cop.  [sfx axel f]  I'll risk the copyright strike, I don't care.  If Hollywood were a lady, she was throwing her panties at Murphy until around, let's call it 1995's Vampire in Brooklyn.  Since then, for every Shrek, there are three Norberts, or one Pluto Nash.  Did you see this fart bomb of a movie when it came out in 2002?  Yeah, neither did anyone else.  His first foray into live-action family comedies stank like a pair of armored trousers after the Hundred Years war.  The sci-fi comedy (and we use the term loosely) didn't receive one breath of praise, with everyone lambasting the script, humour, acting and visual effects.  And they dragged poor Rasario Dawson into it.  Its 4% rating on Rotten Tomatoes says it all, though the audience gave it 19%.  One of the biggest box-office flops ever, the movie had a $100 million production budget but earned only $7.1 million at theaters worldwide, meaning it lost a whopping $92.9 million.   Sometimes the likely cause for a movie's failure is staring us all right in the face, but it feels like no one talked about, even though we *alllll talked about it, the casting of Johnny Depp in the ‘are you sure there's nothing else in the bottom of this barrel' elephant in the room, 2013's The Lone Ranger.  Depp was joined by fellow Pirates of the Caribbean alums Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer and the House of Mouse must have felt confident this wonder trio could bring home the gold.  Yeah, no.  The production ran into trouble, costs escalated and the whole thing was nearly shut down before it was completed.  When it finally hit cinema screens, The Lone Ranger was slammed by critics and shunned by audiences. [sfx it stinks]  But it did still manage to garner two Oscar nominations, for 'Visual Effects' and 'Makeup and Hairstyling.'  Must have been a light year.  The Lone Ranger lost almost Pluto Nash's production budget, being in the red by $98 million.   If you look at film losses as the ratio of budget to loss, you've got to tip your hat to  2016's Monster Trucks.  Paramount hoped to launch a franchise, because there is literally no other way to run a movie studio, but kids can be as fickle with their entertainment options as they are with the sides on their dinner plate.  The $125m CGI romp's opening barely scraped over $10 million at the box office, meaning a loss of $115 million.  If it needed to be said, this section is about films with wide releases and big ad budgets.  Projects from smaller producers have a riskier time with it.  When my (GRRM doc, five tickets at Byrd).   If you look up the lowest-grossing film of all time, you'll find a film that was mentioned in the scam health retreat episode To Your Health (Spa) (ep. 101), but it happened on purpose, from a certain point of view.  2006's Zyzzyx Road was shown once a day, at noon, for six days at Highland Park Village Theater in Dallas, Texas, in a movie theater rented by the producers for $1,000.  The filmmakers wanted a limited release.  They didn't want to release the film domestically until it underwent foreign distribution, buuut they had to do the domestic release to fulfill the U.S. release obligation required by the Screen Actors Guild for low-budget films.  Low-budget is actually quantified as those with budgets less than $2.5 million that are not meant to be direct-to-video.  That strategy made Zyzzyx Road the lowest-grossing film in history; officially, it earned a whopping box office tally of $30, from six patrons.  Unofficially, its opening weekend netted $20, after the leading man refunded two tickets to the movie's makeup artist and the friend she brought. Lots of films fail, happens every day, but some films fail so spectacularly, they take the whole studio down with them, sometimes nearly and sometimes very actually..  Students of movie history with a penchant for disasters know all about 1963's Cleopatra, starring disserviacably diva-ish Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The period epic had such a disjointed production that actors sometimes didn't know which scenes were being shot until they arrived on set that day.  With a budget swelling uncontrollably to $44 million, the largest at the time, equivalent to $392mil today, the movie faced a real uphill battle to break even, let alone turn a profit.  Movie tickets cost $.85 then and there was no home video market, so 20th Century Fox would have needed to have sold 56 million tickets to stay in the black.  Quick google, the population of the US was 190 million at the time, so...yeah, ain't gonna happen, Cap'n.  They were pretty much screwed.  Cleopatra holds the unique distinction of being the highest-grossing film that year that lost money.  Although the studio didn't fold, Fox was forced to sell off 300 acres of its lot and postpone other productions to avoid permanently closing its doors.  Cleopatra did eventually recoup its budget with foreign distribution, but 1964's historical epic The Fall of the Roman Empire wasn't so lucky.  Samuel Bronston Productions spent a fortune re-creating the 92,000-square meter Roman Forum that once served as the heart of the ancient city, in turn building Hollywood's largest ever outdoor set.  It had Sophia Loren in it, for gods sake.  Do you know what she looked like in 1964?!  Sadly, Fall of the Roman Empire only managed to earn back a quarter of its $19 million budget.  Just three months after its release, Bronston's own empire fell, into bankruptcy.   Speaking of big decisions at Fox, one of the people who greenlit Star Wars was Alan Ladd Jr, who left to form his own studio, Ladd Company.  For my British listeners, feel free to pause and imagine an all-lad movie studio, oi-oi, we'll wait.  The Ladd Company pursued ambitious projects like The Right Stuff, based on Tom Wolfe's book about the early days of the space program.  That was a big hit, wasn't it?  I never saw it, but it has good name recognition.  While critics sang its praises and it won four Oscars, The Right Stuff failed to find an audience at the box office.  The same thing happened with Twice Upon a Time, an animated feature executive produced by George Lucas, which did *not have good name recognition and when I do a Google image search, it doesn't look even 1% familiar.  Even though they still had Police Academy in the chute, the Ladd Company was forced to sell its assets to Warner Bros.   Speaking of name recognition, even films that are iconic these days bombed big time when they came out.  Try to imagine TV in December without every single channel running Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life at least twice.  Trivia fans, which should be every one here, already know that IAWL did not do well on release --a release in January, it's worth mentioning, which may have been part of the problem-- before lapsing into the public domain and being shown by every tv station needing content on the cheap.  Hell, there was a local station where I grew up in north-east PA that used a jingle of the phrase “IAWL” as their tagline.  The same thing ‘why would you even do that' release date misstep happened with Hocus Pocus, actually.  It was released originally in July, well before social media made loving Halloween a major personality trait, then Disney sat on the movie for over a year before putting it out on home video the next September.  Back to 1946, It's a Wonderful Life's disappointing performance was devastating for Capra, who had actually opened his own production studio, Liberty Films.  Capra and fellow filmmakers George Stevens and William Wyler were trying to free themselves from meddling from studio executives' meddling, but their professional freedom was short-lived.  With no track record, Liberty Films needed the film to get them to live up to Capra's usual standards of success.  It didn't, as we've established, and Capra was forced to sell Liberty to Paramount and work for someone else.   If you've been saying, I haven't heard of half of these people, how about Francis Ford Coppola?  Coppola shapes the landscape of 1970s cinema.  Ever hear of The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now?  Yeah, thought so.  The '80s, however, not so much.  His first movie of the decade, One From the Heart, spent the majority of its high budget on pioneering visual techniques and a faithful recreation of Nevada's McCarran International Airport.  He's a details guy.  But fans of his earlier, dark, gritty, hyper-masculine work were left completely baffled when they sat down for a Coppola movie and found themselves in a candy-colored Vegas musical rom-com.   The film failed to pull in even a million dollars against its budget of $27mil.  Coppola's own studio, Zoetrope, never recovered from the financial loss.   Speaking of film legends who stumble headlong into bankruptcy, we present  for the consideration of several readers, Don Bluth.  Bluth left his job as an animator at Disney in 1979 to create the animation department for 20th Century Fox.  We're talking The Secret of N.I.M.H, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and Bluth and crew at Fox Animation put those out while Disney delivered disappointing efforts like The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver and Company.   But Disney found its footing again with The Little Mermaid in 1989 and they've been unquestionably unstoppable ever since.  In 1997, Bluth released the critically acclaimed Anastasia; less than three years later, the studio was done.  In June 2000, Titan A.E. hit theaters, a lush, traditionally-animated movie with great character designs and solid casting and acting that flew through space and braved alien worlds.  It wasn't a bad movie.  For some reason, despite having a hysterically bad memory, I can still remember the chorus of the song from the big ‘let's do cool things with the ship' sequence.  Titan AE hit theaters, but not, ya know, hard.  Fox Animation spent $85 million on the film targeted at a teen audience, who are not a big enough segment of the broader animation-viewing market.  It earned $9 million on its opening weekend and the following *week, Fox announced it was closing the studio.  The writing had already been on the wall.  In December 1999, executives forced Bluth to lay off 80% of his animators after the box office bonanza that was the CGI Toy Story 2 led Fox execs to conclude that hand-drawn animation was on the way out.   Prior performance is no predictor of future success.  The Land Before Time didn't help Bluth with Titan AE, and not even the freaking Lord of the Rings trilogy, with its many Oscars, could save New Line Cinema.  From its creation in the 1970s and even after Warner Bros. bought a controlling stake, New Line Cinema was a mid-major movie studio that acted like an indie, taking chances on edgy, quirky movies like Pink Flamingos, Boogie Nights, and Mortal Kombat.  If you don't think MK belongs in those examples, the only video game movies had been Street Fighter, blargh, Double Dragon, yawn, and Super Mario Brothers, a veritable kick in the nards to be gamers and moviegoers.   Four years after The Return of the King ended the LOTR trilogy...eventually... New Line wanted another fantasy series cash cow, and it looked to The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman's first entry in the His Dark Materials trilogy.  New Line pumped $200 million on the project, more than it had spent on The Lord of the Rings.  To offset production costs, the company pre-sold the overseas rights, essentially getting an advance, meaning that when the film hit theaters outside of North America, they wouldn't see any more money.  That made profit virtually impossible... as did the film's relatively small $70 million domestic take.  Thus Warner Bros. absorbed New Line into its existing film production divisions, well, 10% of the studio.  The other 90% got sacked.   Sources: get ones from book https://www.triviagenius.com/5-movies-that-lost-the-most-money/XtY_ghx5DQAG1g4j https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/643698/movies-that-bankrupted-studios https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/86201/6-movies-ruined-their-studios https://www.digitalspy.com/movies/a843659/expensive-movie-flops-bombs-box-office-failure-justice-league/ https://chillopedia.com/15-movies-that-killed-careers/  

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It's A Musical! Podcast
It‘s A Musical! Podcast Ep.77 - Starship

It's A Musical! Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 121:47


What do you get when you take Starship Troopers, add The Little Mermaid and top it off with a sprinkling of Avenue Q? You get this weeks musical! It's time to Kick It Up A Notch with StarKid's Starship! It's a Bug's Life for our protagonist… Bug, who dreams of being so much more. He wants to join the Galactic League of Extraterrestrial Exploration (G.L.E.E) but does he have what it takes to change the Status Quo and make it as a Starship Ranger? StarKid have set the bar high; will Danny see past the surface and find the Beauty within these Hideous Creatures? Download now and join us on our expedition to Bug-World to find out! Music: purple-planet.com

Studying the Song - Audition & Music Preparation for Musical Theatre
Spotlight on Lyricist Howard Ashman & bringing ”I Want” songs to Disney

Studying the Song - Audition & Music Preparation for Musical Theatre

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 52:16


Learn the hallmarks of Ashman's lyric style and how he brought the dramatic conventions of musical theatre songs to Disney. Howard Ashman was playwright, lyricist, and director who wrote lyrics for some of my favorite shows: Smile, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.  His song lyrics feature delightful rhymes and incredibly specific imagery that enrich the world of the musical.  In this episode, I analyze lyrics from his hit shows and put a spotlight on how he uses songs to create more three-dimensional characters paint the specific world of the show and communicate a character's “want” through the “I want” song Songs we'll discuss include “Under the Sea,” “Be Our Guest,” “Part of Your World,” and “Somewhere that's Green,” and “Until Tomorrow Night.” If you're ready to get a deeper understanding of Ashman's lyrics that will, in turn, deepen your enjoyment of performing his songs, then press play now! Xo, Korrie Mentioned in this episode: Howard, a documentary about Howard Ashman available on Disney+. Visit www.korrieyamaoka.com for FREE RESOURCES and sign up for the Studying the Song Email List for weekly resources about auditions and artist branding. Did you enjoy today's episode?  Please Rate, Review, and Subscribe today!  

Movies That Made Us Gay
117. The Little Mermaid with special guest Allison Levitan

Movies That Made Us Gay

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 102:51


Come on you poor unfortunate soul! We watched The Little Mermaid (1989) with our friend Allison Levitan and we want to be part of your world! If you didn't swim like a mermaid in the swimming pool after watching this movie are you even gay? This movie not only started the Disney animation renaissance, but it launched a thousand gay boys life-long mermaid fascination. Throw in the DREAMY Prince Eric and the Drag Queen Ursula and you have one heck of a homosexual experience.  Do you remember where you were when you first realized the Disney animators actually and truly used Divine as visual inspiration for one of the best Disney villains (fight me)?  Now SING! Thanks for listening and don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts! www.patreon.com/moviesthatmadeusgay Facebook/Instagram: @moviesthatmadeusgay Twitter: @MTMUGPod Scott Youngbauer: Twitter @oscarscott / Instagram @scottyoungballer Peter Lozano: Twitter/Instagram @peterlasagna

You Are a Storyteller
Masters of the Craft: Glen Keane on the Value of Childlike Discovery

You Are a Storyteller

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 125:35


In this episode of “Masters of the Craft,” author and screenwriter Brian McDonald is joined by animator and director Glen Keane, best known for his work on Disney classics like “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “Pocahontas.” Glen shares how he “taps into childhood discovery” to properly create his characters—and why he believes mentorship is foundational to animation.

Cartoons to Castles: The History Behind the Mouse and Magic

Take a stroll down memory lane with some of the funniest moments from the first year of the podcast! Jessica and Melanie unbox VHS tapes of Disneytoon movies, discuss "The Little Mermaid" fish nuggets, laugh at IMDB reviews of Disney Channel Original Movies, discuss "The Three Caballeros" with Jessica's daughter, break down Walt Disney World's 25th anniversary special, and more. We hope you enjoy this shenanigans-filled episode!Summer is coming to a close, so brand new episodes of "Cartoons to Castles" are on the way starting this month! Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to stay up to date. And if you enjoy the podcast, we'd love it if you'd RATE or REVIEW. Thanks for listening!Our new TeePublic shop is OPEN! Check it out here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/cartoons-to-castles.For bonus content, visit us at https://www.instagram.com/cartoonstocastles/ and https://twitter.com/CartoonsCastles.Starting at just $3 a month, you can join our Patreon and get access to monthly bonus episodes, our private Facebook group, e-newsletter, and more. Check out the benefits and tiers at https://www.patreon.com/cartoonstocastles.Podcast logo designed by Ashley Taylor - https://loveashleydesigns.tumblr.com/. Theme music: “Taste of the French Quarter” by Rob Khurana via Storyblocks.com

You Are a Storyteller
Masters of the Craft: Glen Keane on the Value of Childlike Discovery

You Are a Storyteller

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 125:35


In this episode of “Masters of the Craft,” author and screenwriter Brian McDonald is joined by animator and director Glen Keane, best known for his work on Disney classics like “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin,” and “Pocahontas.” Glen shares how he “taps into childhood discovery” to properly create his characters—and why he believes mentorship is foundational to animation.

The Newest Olympian
2 | The Lightning Thief Ch. 3-4 w/ Jackson Bird

The Newest Olympian

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 54:15


Jackson Bird (Sorted, Kottke Ride Home) returns to chat more with Schubes about the beginning of The Lightning Thief! Topics include: Percy Jackson and the Pension Plan, Santa Claus, smelly cigars, George Costanza, fancy NY friends, The Little Mermaid, Greekseltongue, Mr. Tumnus, channelling anger, toreadors, Paddington 2, and more!Thanks to our sponsors:Shaker & Spoon: Get $20 off your first box at shakerandspoon[dot]com/tnoBetterhelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp[dot]com/tno— Find The Newest Olympian Online — • Website: https://thenewestolympian.com• Patreon: https://thenewestolympian.com/patreon• Twitter: https://twitter.com/newestolympian• Instagram: https://instagram.com/newestolympian— Production — • Creator, Host, Producer, Social Media, Web Design: Mike Schubert• Editor: Sherry Guo• Music: Bettina Campomanes and Brandon Grugle• Art: Jessica E. Boyd— About The Show — Is Percy Jackson the YA series we should've been reading all along? Join Mike Schubert as he reads through the books for the first time with the help of longtime PJO fans. Whether you're looking for an excuse to finally read these books, or want to re-read an old favorite with a digital book club, grab your blue chocolate chip cookies and listen along. New episodes of The Newest Olympian every Monday!

Revisionist History
Revisionist Revisited: Extras from the Little Mermaid Series

Revisionist History

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 26:01


Malcolm revives his Little Mermaid darlings while the editor is away. The first of a series of four bonus episodes. To receive all four, subscribe to PushNik, a subscription program available exclusively through Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Revisionist History
Little Mermaid Part 3: Honestly Ever After

Revisionist History

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 37:30


Revisionist History presents: The Little Mermaid...our way. The grand finale of our three-part series. Featuring the voices of Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Dax Shepard, Brit Marling, and many more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Revisionist History
Little Mermaid Part 2: The Fairytale Twist

Revisionist History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 37:11


The quest to revise The Little Mermaid continues. This week, we call in the experts. Part two of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

The Megyn Kelly Show
Malcolm Gladwell on Forgiveness, The Value of Being Disagreeable, and The Little Mermaid | Ep. 133

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 99:13


Megyn Kelly is joined by Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and host of "Revisionist History," to talk about the importance of forgiveness, the value of being disagreeable, Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom incident, the failures of journalists, why "The LIttle Mermaid" teaches terrible lessons, the cost of "cancel culture" in today's society (and historically), how to deal with criticism, and more. Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms: Twitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShow Instagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShow Facebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShow Find out more information at: https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Megyn Kelly Show
Malcolm Gladwell on Forgiveness, The Value of Being Disagreeable, and The Little Mermaid | Ep. 133

The Megyn Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 94:58


Megyn Kelly is joined by Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author and host of "Revisionist History," to talk about the importance of forgiveness, the value of being disagreeable, Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom incident, the failures of journalists, why "The LIttle Mermaid" teaches terrible lessons, the cost of "cancel culture" in today's society (and historically), how to deal with criticism, and more.Follow The Megyn Kelly Show on all social platforms:Twitter: http://Twitter.com/MegynKellyShowInstagram: http://Instagram.com/MegynKellyShowFacebook: http://Facebook.com/MegynKellyShowFind out more information at:https://www.devilmaycaremedia.com/megynkellyshow

Revisionist History
Little Mermaid Part 1: The Golden Contract

Revisionist History

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 38:56


Revisionist History takes on The Little Mermaid: a deep dive into a world where merpeople present us with a series of vexing moral conundrums. Part one of three. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com