Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Episode 152: Aladdin
It's time for a new episode of Mousterpiece Cinema, friends. And this week, we can open your eyes and show you a whole new world. Scratch that, we will open your eyes regarding a little film called Aladdin. Josh and Gabe are joined on the show this week by past guest Marc Vibbert of the Animation Fascination podcast to discuss the 1992 film that one of these three folks considers the best Disney animated film ever made. That's high praise, and someone else in the discussion doesn't think it's merited. But more to the point: is Robin Williams still funny? ...In this movie, that is. From Williams to Howard Ashman to the depiction of Middle Eastern culture all the way to watching a movie on VHS in 2014, this episode of Mousterpiece Cinema careens from one topic to another, almost like a comedian's endless, improv-heavy riffs. So jump on your magic carpet and take a listen!