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An animated discussion, comparing and contrasting two animated features. They're often Disney (but not always), often musicals (but not always), and often good (but not always).

An animated discussion, comparing and contrasting two animated features. They're often Disney (but not always), often musicals (but not always), and often good (but not always).
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United States

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An animated discussion, comparing and contrasting two animated features. They're often Disney (but not always), often musicals (but not always), and often good (but not always).

Language:

English


Episodes

Brother Bear/Brave: Brother Bear, Mother Bear

9/9/2019
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Bear woods with mystics. Spooky, scary. Fam becoming bears. Bears becoming… bears. That’s all. https://www.facebook.com/celmatespodcast https://twitter.com/celmatespodcast http://celmatespodcast.com/ celmatespodcast@gmail.com

Duration:01:46:24

An American Tail/The Great Mouse Detective: MICE the Musical

8/26/2019
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Mice who are rats! Rats who are cats! Cats who are… wolves? Mayhem and music abound in our epic conclusion to #MouseMonth. Two 1986 films. Two competing studios. One improved use of Dom DeLuise.

Duration:02:08:03

The Rescuers/The Secret of NIMH: Rescue Rodents

8/12/2019
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Your Mouse Mission, should you choose to accept it: Follow us across the critter bayou and into the the rat-infested rosebush on this Double Don Bluth special spanning his two studio careers. This message will not self-destruct but might get carried away on a bird whose animators think is very funny but isn’t really.

Duration:01:38:41

Peter Pan/UP: They Can Fly!

7/29/2019
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Fill up your balloons and take the second star to the right as we soar with two stories of adventure, far off lands, and the fraught emotions of growing up and growing old. Watch out for Nana and be awa--SQUIRREL!

Duration:01:56:28

The Hunchback of Notre Dame/The Prince of Egypt: Holy Schwartz

7/15/2019
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We explore/gush over two films that not only take you to church but also contain multiple onscreen murders. They… might not be kids’ movies. Additionally, STEPHEN SCHWARTZ.

Duration:02:12:11

Alice in Wonderland/The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland: Did Somebody Say Wonder?

7/1/2019
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Alice in Wonderland/The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland: Did Somebody Say Wonder? YA LIKE HATS??!? Good, so you’ll be mad about this dive down the rabbit hole into not one but TWO Wonderlands brought to you by the magic of Disney and the magic of the Care Bear Stare.

Duration:01:41:15

Meet the Robinsons/The Lego Movie: EveryDad is Awesome

6/17/2019
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Surprise: Dads! Spoiler alerts sound off quicker than the quickest of quick cuts as we give a conversational hug to two movies with shared themes of creativity, irreverence, things paternal, and making Kate weep. Aw!

Duration:01:46:35

Cars/Bolt: Lightning McBolt Across America

6/3/2019
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KACHOW is the sound of our superbark in this musing on egos, America, Scientology, PTSD, Randy Newman, and the myriad definitions of the word “bolt”. Also you’re going to want to Google “industry musicals” before you start listening.

Duration:01:59:03

The Princess and the Frog and the Pocohantas

5/20/2019
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How high can the box office projections grow? If you release to tepid audiences, then you’ll never know… We talk two Disney features whose financial performances fell short of their creators’ lofty ambitions but still hold a special place in the hearts of their most ardent fans. And we talk a lot about Jim Cummings. As usual.

Duration:02:02:12

Shark Tale/The Reef: Gettin’ Fishy With It (w/ Serena Robinett)

4/29/2019
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We talk poorly made and shockingly much more poorly made aquatic animated features as we discuss Shark Tale and The Reef (sometimes “Shark Bait”) with guest, friend of the podcast, and foremost Will Smith scholar Serena Robinett. After the episode, head to https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/againstmywill to listen to Serena’s former podcast on the wondrous world of Will Smith movies!

Duration:01:31:10

Bambi / Winnie the Pooh - Fun Forest Fun

4/15/2019
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We dive into two films with completely different tones, but a strong similarity in narrative structure. We talk about our March Madness bracket results. And we try and figure out why basically every cartoon owl is the same, and which one came first. Enjoy! <3

Duration:01:21:46

March Madness - Disney/Pixar Edition

4/3/2019
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Dick and Kate discuss the kind of March Madness that they actually know things about! We've created a bracket of 64 Disney and Pixar movies to rank, and we're discussing our personal Sweet 16s. Then we go on to try and make a definitive bracket for the show and it goes more smoothly than expected! Fill out the bracket yourself at the link below, and we'll update with our picks when the next episode airs! https://challonge.com/CelmatesTournament

Duration:01:21:43

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: Super Films

3/18/2019
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Kapow! The comics come to life as we talk animated movie incarnations of two legendary superheroes, their universes, and their fandoms. Additionally, Kate floats around because she smells a delicious pie.

Duration:01:48:43

FernGully/My Little Pony: If You Had Wings

3/4/2019
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Heteronormative little girl fantasies abound as fairies--sorry, tree spirits--and ponies take on evil sludge monsters, awkward human interactions, puzzling musical numbers, and more.

Duration:01:22:14

Finding Nemo/Kiki’s Delivery Service: One Fish, Two Fish, Sad Witch, New Witch

2/18/2019
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We journey across sea and sky through two coming of age stories as Kiki and Marlon learn how to navigate new worlds and new selves with a little (lots of) help from friends along the way. Also birds are the worst.

Duration:01:32:34

Shrek/Wreck It Ralph: I’m Gonna Shrek It!

2/4/2019
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Ogres and glitches and pop culture references, oh my! Villains are kings and kings are villains in these two tales of redemption, identity, and poop-related jokes. (Note: this was recorded at the end of 2018, so some references may be slightly out of date. We were working on a brand new episode, but a pair of colds has rendered our recording voices unacceptable for a few days!)

Duration:01:35:24

The Iron Giant/Lilo & Stitch: Yeah. Still Good.

1/22/2019
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Alien programmed to destroy lands on Earth. Human child adopts alien. Hilarity AND LOTS OF TEARS follow as we dive into the delight and drama of these two slightly odd and much beloved forays into what it means to care for ourselves and others.

Duration:01:19:07

Snow White/Tangled: Princess Princess Evolution

1/7/2019
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The Disney Princess (™?) evolved a great deal from 1937 to 2010… Or did she? We examine the standard traits of the cultural icon, from evil “mothers” to charming princes to creature sidekicks, through her very first iteration and one of her most recent ones.

Duration:01:30:27

Dinosaur/The Good Dinosaur/The Land Before Time/We’re Back

12/17/2018
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Dick and Kate examine four decades of animated dinosaur movies to determine once and for all the definitive swimming aptitudes of prehistoric creatures. The results may or may not surprise you.

Duration:01:51:26

Hercules/The Incredibles: Zero to (super) Hero with Andy Phillips

12/10/2018
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We tackle two distinct takes on the Hero’s Story with special guest Andy Phillips, armchair comic and superhero expert. How do they stack up to their DC and Marvel counterparts? How super are their villains? And, most importantly, cape or no cape?

Duration:01:50:05