Kaela and David discuss the troubled production of this 1959 feature that would go on to become a Disney classic for many, as well as introducing one of Disney’s most well-loved villains.
It's a beautiful night, or it is somewhere in the world, as Kaela and David (and Gracey) talk about this 1955 dog-centric feature, with topics such as backgrounds as paintings, spaghetti dinners, and what Kaela considers the ideal cinematic depiction of a good date.
With faith, trust, and a little pixie dust, Kaela and David head to Never Land in this 1953 take on a literal fairy tale. Along the way, they're joined by friends Alex Hatzberger and Heather Donnelly to discuss women being cruel to each other, perfect pirate couples, crocodiles acting like dogs and very racist caricatures.
Kaela and David discuss a shared favorite in this madcap 1951 feature, with subjects including stories-within-stories, trickster entities, Ed Wynn impressions and stacked decks.
With the package films now behind them, David and Kaela are eager to talk about this 1950 classic that brought a return to the classic fairy tale, as well as made bank for the studio in record-breaking ways.
Kaela and David are merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily on their way out of the package films, and this time Nick Barbera (The Haunted Mansion Show) is along for this wild ride.
Kaela and David observe this 1948 collection of musically-themed animated shorts, and can't help but look back on the previous four package films to see how this one holds up in comparison.
Kaela and David hope the title of this 1947 package film is not misleading as they talk about the return of Jiminy Cricket, bear courtship, ventriloquism and the further adventures of Mickey, Donald and Goofy.
Everybody's got a laughin' place, and we hope yours is with us as David, Kaela and special guest Randy Guerra discuss this 1946 combination of live action and feature animation, and the mixed opinions and criticisms the film has received over the years.
Three down, three to go. Kaela and David are halfway through the Package Films with this 1946 musical romp, not unlike Fantasia with its emphasis on pieces motivated by song, but with varied styles and genres.
They're brave and they say so. They're bright as a peso. Who says so? They say so: Kaela, David and special guest Seid (The Witching Hour, Darkly Lit) who take a look at this upbeat 1944 package film featuring Donald's birthday, an annoying bird, the return of José and the introduction of Panchito Pistoles, bringing the namesake trio together.
Kaela and David are in for some interesting history lessons with this grim 1943 film, which hoped to inspire confidence and support for a stronger American air force during World War II.
This month, Kaela and David view and discuss the first of several "package films" produced in the 1940s, containing several animated shorts, footage from a trip to South America, and the introduction of José Carioca
Kaela, David and special guest Ben Spiegel (writer, director, and progeny of Imagineer Steve Spiegel) discuss woodland hierarchy, tonal whiplash and how Man is the truest evil in this pastoral coming-of-age story from 1942.
This month, Kaela and David talk about the conspiracy of the missing Mr. Jumbo, Timothy J. Mouse's origins, and pink elephants on parade in this high-flying film that soared into the hearts of millions on Halloween, 1941.
David and Kaela are certainly not reluctant to talk about this film from 1941, a behind-the-scenes look at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, in their first bonus episode, tentatively labeled Animusings+.
Kaela and David sit down with guest Abysmii (Raygun Readers) for a discussion of the ambitious combination of animation and classical music in Walt Disney's 1940 "concert feature."
Kaela, David and special guest Andrew Linde (Nothing New: A Remake Podcast) get together to talk puppets, comedic animal duos, butt jokes and Jiminy Cricket's roving eye for the ladies in Disney's 2nd animated feature, released in 1940.
Kaela and David begin their journey through the Disney canon with the world's first feature-length animated film, which debuted in 1937.
Coming soon to the Benview Network, Kaela and David will go back to the world of yesterday to review the animated films made by Disney in chronological order.