Saturday, January 28, 2012

Episode 30: The Brave Little Toaster

This week on Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh and Michael ask the important question: who plays with appliances as a child? This and other burning questions arise as they discuss The Brave Little Toaster, an indie animated film Walt Disney Pictures snatched up after its 1987 release. Both of your hosts were shocked by this cult favorite, mostly because of how much it reminded them of a certain trilogy of computer-animated films about toys, but why ruin all the fun now? You should check out the latest episode of the podcast, and give the show a rating and review on iTunes while you're at it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Episode 29: The Love Bug

Even though it's been over 40 years since he first drove onto the silver screen and captured America's heart, there are a lot of questions you can ask about Herbie, that famous Volkswagen Beetle. Why does he act like a human? Where did he come from? Most importantly, why is he called The Love Bug? On this week's Mousterpiece Cinema, Josh is joined by co-host (yes, friends, you read that right!) Michael Ryan, from Sound on Sight, to debate and discuss these burning questions as well as look back on the careers of leading man Dean Jones and sidekick Buddy Hackett. But don't you worry, Herbie, Josh and Michael talked plenty about you, too. Just take a listen to the show to find out!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Episode 28: The Mighty Ducks

Quack! Quack! Quack! Yes, friends, it's time to show some team spirit and get into a Flying V, because this week's new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema takes a look at where it all began for one of Walt Disney Pictures' most popular modern franchises, The Mighty Ducks. Josh is joined by Sound on Sight contributor Michael Ryan to discuss this 1992 underdog sports movie, and gets a crash course in hockey history in the process! Does The Mighty Ducks hold up after 20 years? Is it as entertaining as The Rocketeer or as disposable as The Black Hole or Tron? You'll have to take a listen and find out for yourself!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Episode 27: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Happy New Year, everyone! 2012 is a banner year for Mousterpiece Cinema, because the Disney movie podcast you know and love is now being presented to you by the amazing movie website Sound On Sight! Why not start off this new year than with a look back at where it all began for Walt Disney Pictures? Yes, this week, Josh commemorates the 75th anniversary of the first feature-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, but don't hold your breath if you're waiting for him to gush about the American Film Institute's choice for the best animated film ever. It may be first, but Josh wasn't as charmed as you may think. Now that he's got your attention, check out the first Mousterpiece Cinema of 2012, from Sound on Sight!