It’s a brazzle-dazzle day when Kaela, David and guest host Secoura stumble their way into this bizarre 1977 musical feature about a boy and his sometimes-animated, sometimes-invisble dragon. Discussion points include hillbilly jump scares, weird timing for breakout musical numbers, building a lighthouse vs. renting a lighthouse, and when chewing scenery is a good thing.
The debate stands: is this 1971 live action/animated fantasy adventure a spiritual successor to Mary Poppins, or is it just aping the formula hoping to produce similar results? Kaela and David aim to find out, and get a little help from guests AJ and Gwen of musical-parody channel Random Encounters. Topics of discussion in this episode include trippy bed-flying sequences, fun with rolling library ladders, cartoon soccer picks and “Mischief Nazis.”
David and Kaela think that this 1964 film, with its combination of live-action and animation, is practically perfect in every way. But what went into the production and eventual success formula for Mary Poppins beyond what’s been retold in Saving Mr. Banks? And is the title character, in fact, a Time Lord?
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.
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.
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+.