The most underrated Disney film of the 90s gets the spotlight this month on Media Ghouls. That's right folks, it's finally time for A Goofy Movie! It's easy to forget that this one is just as much a musical as the rest of the Disney Renaissance films, but Powerline should never be forgotten! Conceived as a postscript to the awesome Goof Troop animated series, this movie is both hilarious and heartwarming. Themes of fatherhood and the lack of a villain character make this one of the most unique Disney films of all time!
A quick note! The audio quality here was below our standards but we didn't want you guys to miss out on this episode. Back to our usual production quality next week!
THE LION KING
The Disney Renaissance continues this week on Media Ghouls with The Lion King retrospective. While you eagerly await your chance to watch the remake of this all-time animated classic, listen in to hear your favorite Ghouls talk about what makes the 1994 original a phenomenal piece of art. With beautiful animation, unforgettable music, and a bevy of influences, can anyone deny The Lion King as one of Disney's greatest achievements? Ian and Justin talk about some Lion King family memories, Jinora sings, and Emelynn chastises the thought of skipping songs on the soundtrack.
Note: Sorry for the dip in audio quality. The San Jose squad's microphones were indisposed at the time of recording. Those responsible have been sacked.
It's Disney week on this episode of Media Ghouls, and it's finally time to take a trip to Agrabah! Justin, Ian, Nando, Emelynn, and Heather take a deep dive into the history of Aladdin and the controversy surrounding Robin Williams's legendary performance as the Genie. The tables have turned as Nando has trouble admitting his favorite Disney film has flaws. Emelynn explains a very serious Filipino tradition. Heather recalls the original, more "edgy" lyrics to "Arabian Nights."
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
At long last, the Disney Renaissance is in full swing in this week's episode of Media Ghouls. The critically acclaimed Beauty and the Beast finally gets the retrospective treatment as the gang looks at the film's long history and release, its explosion in popularity, its unforgettable music, and the many spinoffs it inspired. Emelynn isn't happy with one of the cast members though, and Nando tries his damndest to lower the score of Ian's favorite Disney film. Will this long-awaited episode end in disaster?
THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER
In this month's Disney episode, the gang discusses the 1990 film THE RESCUERS DOWN UNDER. First off, we want to give you a trigger warning: If cute baby sounds annoy you, you may want to steer clear of this episode since Jinora has A LOT to say about this movie. Also a first appearance by special guest Rachel, and lots of praise for Joanna the Goanna.
THE LITTLE MERMAID
In this month's Disney episode, the gang heads under the sea to discuss one of the biggest box office hits in the Disney canon, THE LITTLE MERMAID. Listen as they discuss how well it holds up in the woke world of 2019. Also, Ghouls chat about the changes to Disneyland’s Fantasmic, Emelynn pulls a Justin move, and Nando uses his daughter as a shield.
OLIVER AND COMPANY
In this episode, the gang discusses the 1988 Disney animated film OLIVER AND COMPANY. Listen in as they debate whether this final film before the Disney renaissance can even be considered a true OLIVER TWIST adaptation. Seeing as this was the only Disney film to be outgrossed by a Don Bluth movie, you can guess where this discussion is heading as far as where the Disney company's head space is during the making of this film.
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT
In this month's DISNEY episode of Media Ghouls, the gang discusses Who Framed Roger Rabbit, one of the greatest movies ever made.The ghouls dig through the insane history and cultural impact of this classic Touchstone pictures film, as Justin tries to control himself from gushing too hard into the microphone
THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE
In this month's Disney episode, the gang discusses the Disney cult favorite THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE! Listen in as the Ghouls discuss attractive anthropomorphic animals, suicidal pets, and the beginning of the Disney Renaissance era. Also in this episode, Jinora catches the podcasting bug and has a LOT to say about GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE.
THE BLACK CAULDRON
What happens when Disney attempts to make a dark fantasy epic to bank off the popularity of the LORD OF THE RINGS resurgence in the 1980s? Why, THE BLACK CAULDRON, of course! Listen in as the gang discuss one of Disney's darkest animated films to date. Ian once again falls asleep, and Fernando gushes about his intense CAPTAIN EO fandom.
THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM MEDIA GHOULS! In this episode, the gang finally settles the great debate of whether Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween film or a Christmas film. Also in this episode, the Ghouls discuss the complicated relationship between Disney and Tim Burton, attempt to pick their favorite song in the movie, give credit to Henry Selick for directing every stop motion film ever made, and Ian and Justin battle it out for best Arnold Schwarzenegger impression.
THE FOX AND THE HOUND
In this month's Disney episode, the gang discuss the classic 1981 animated film THE FOX AND THE HOUND. Despite being known as the saddest Disney movie ever made, the discussion focuses on bears, production drama, retcons to Harry Potter lore, and criticism of Justin's Star Wars fandom. This episode also contains perhaps the only podcast review of THE FOX AND THE HOUND 2 to grace the internet!
In this Disney episode, the gang discuss the classic '70s film THE RESCUERS. Ian is absolutely not a fan of this film, and we learn that an animator scorned can cause a lot of Disney nudity and subliminal Disney imagery.
THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH
In this Disney Classics episode, the gang discusses THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH from 1977. Ian tries to get the Country Bears back, Emelynn gets nostalgic, Fernando tries to stay awake, and Justin tries to stop saying "Uh."
In this month's Disney episode, the gang discuss the classic animated film ROBIN HOOD. Listen in to the first Media Ghouls episode with new, improved, audio where the gang discusses 70s era Disney, a studio in need of leadership, and an oddly familiar Disney Villain
In this month's Disney Classics episode, the gang discusses the 1970 film THE ARISTOCATS. All the fun, music, animals, and racist cats you can handle!
THE JUNGLE BOOK
In this month's Disney episode, the gang discusses the animated Disney classic THE JUNGLE BOOK.
In this monthly Disney edition, the gang discusses the Disney Classic MARY POPPINS, a film bursting with amazing music, fun characters, scary homeless people, and terrible accents.
THE SWORD IN THE STONE
In this episode, the gang discusses the classic Disney film SWORD IN THE STONE. Listen in as they talk about magic battles, historical fiction, and really horny animals.
In this month's Disney adventure, the gang discusses the Walt Disney classic 101 DALMATIANS!
In this episode, the gang discusses the classic Disney Animated film SLEEPING BEAUTY. Listen in as they discuss the music, the artwork, and the most badass dragon to ever grace an animated feature film.
LADY AND THE TRAMP
In this month's Disney episode, the gang discusses the classic film LADY AND THE TRAMP. The magic! The romance! The Italian stereotypes! Everything a classic family film should be.
In this monthly Disney adventure, the gang discusses the classic Disney Animated film Peter Pan. Pirates! Morals! Music! Racism! It's all there for our pure enjoyment!
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
In this episode, the gang welcomes special guest Kayla to discus the music and magic of every stoner's favorite Disney movie ALICE IN WONDERLAND!
In this Disney Edition of Media Ghouls, the gang discusses the Disney classic Cinderella, several remakes that came after this one, and Disney animal evolution.
ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD
In this episode, the gang talks about the Disney classic ADVENTURES OF ICHABOD AND MR. TOAD! Finally, a Disney movie that is worth seeing after almost half a year!
Oh my goodness. So almost as if Disney themselves heard us talking smack, the audio on this episode is almost as hard to sit through as the movie itself. Not only was the AC running, but it turns out the Microphone decided to take a dump halfway through recording. Attempt to listen in as the gang discusses the final rough sit of the Disney package films.
FUN AND FANCY FREE
In this month's Disney episode, the gang discusses the film FUN AND FANCY FREE, much to Ian's dismay. A kid's cartoon full of spousal abuse, creepy puppets, and forgettable music awaits you in this Disney classic!
SONG OF THE SOUTH
In this fun filled episode, the gang discusses the Walt Disney ....classic?.....Song Of The South!
MAKE MINE MUSIC
In this fine episode, the gang discusses the Disney Film MAKE MINE MUSIC, the first of the Post World War II Era Disney movies. Come with us on a journey of Baseball, Metaphors, Scary Wolves and Horse Hats.
THE THREE CABALLEROS
In this Disney edition of MEDIA GHOULS, the gang tackles the last of the WORLD WAR 2 Disney films: THE THREE CABALLEROS.
In this monthly Disney adventure, the gang sits down and discusses the first of many DISNEY PACKAGE FILMS to come: SALUDOS AMIGOS! The music! The magic! The laughter! The unintended racism! It's all here to enjoy!
In this episode, the crew discusses the Disney classic BAMBI, as well as the idea of critic ratings as a whole.
In this episode, the journey continues to watch and discuss every Disney Animation Studios film in order of release. Our adventure now takes us to DUMBO. Listen in as Ian, Fernando, Jared, Heather and Emelynn tackle the magic, music, and racism of DUMBO.
In this episode, our monthly endeavor to watch every Disney Animation Studios film ever leads us to FANTASIA. Listen in as Ian, Heather and Justin try to stay awake to appreciate this film for it's creativity and gorgeous art design.
On a very special episode of MEDIA GHOULS, Jared and Justin discuss the Disney classic Pinnochio!
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
This week, the Media Ghouls discuss the movie that kickstarted the Disney phenomenon: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (or dwarves, if you're a stickler for that sort of thing)