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Episode 35 – Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light & Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

9/17/2019
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If you were worried you'd never get any insight into one of Tony's legitimate childhood obsessions, THEN GOOD NEWS. Important questions: Why would someone be buried with all the tools needed to kill them? Why did Seto Kaiba build a space elevator? In what way has Kaiba become the worst person? Keep an ear out for Andy and Tony taking a deep dive into Kaiba's anti-magic business meetings. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video Andy...

Duration:02:23:51

Episode 34 – Leroy & Stitch

9/2/2019
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Ohana means family, and family means we couldn't leave these movies behind. Important questions: How old is Lilo? Why does Hamsterviel exist? Doesn't the Grand Counselwoman have more important shit to do? Keep and ear out for Andy and Tony NOT talking about the Stitch! TV show, because it's frankly too much for them to handle. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video Andy is @royalty_valens Tony is @theaterbats Tony's comic is...

Duration:01:59:08

Episode 33 – The Lion King 2019

8/12/2019
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We’ve talked about The Lion King a lot. We’ll probably talk about it again. But this time!? This time we’ll talk about it in three dimensions. Important questions: How much uncanny valley are we dealing with? Why is Shenzi SO evil? What are the difficulties of actually recording in a room together? Keep and ear out for Tony getting mad about Be Prepared and Andy getting excited about Beyonce. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video...

Duration:01:06:30

Episode 32 – The Jungle Book (2016) & Mogli: Legend of the Jungle

7/24/2019
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Sometimes a story is so good, it just needs to be told. Over and over again. Forever. I guess. Important questions: Why is everything so wet? Is Kaa a god? Why give the animals human faces!? Keep and ear out for Andy and Tony pitching Ben Kingsley and Bill Murray buddy movies. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video Andy is @royalty_valens Tony is @theaterbats Tony's comic is Inspired By True Events

Duration:02:15:49

Episode 31 –Aladdin 1992 & 2019

6/25/2019
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Tempers flare as Andy and Tony come out on different sides of a remake debate and try to balance magic and animation against cool flips and a more accommodating setting. Important questions: What is a diamond in the rough? Is Aladdin amoral? How destroyed is the Sultan's brain? Keep and ear out for Andy fawning over Robbin Williams and Tony calming down after half an hour of yelling. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video Andy is...

Duration:02:08:06

Episode 30 – Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure

6/9/2019
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“Second star on the right, and straight on 'til morning.” We knew how to get to Neverland. It takes only some pixie dust and very clear directions. But as the crescent island appears on the horizon, I wonder why we have chosen to return. Again. Important questions: Which one of these fairies is Lucy Liu? Why are there no baby fairies? What use is romance in fairy society? Keep an ear out for Andy and Tony for once not being the target audience for something. Our theme music is Planet E by...

Duration:02:13:01

Episode 29 – Dinosaur & A Good Dinosaur

5/22/2019
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Ah, the terrible lizards. As children, we see dinosaurs as wondrous, almost mythical beasts. So how come the greatest children's entertainers consistently fail to make decent movies about them? Important questions: How much violence against children can be put into a children's movie? How hard is it to bury an apatosaurus? Where are all the female characters? Cards on the table: there was about two hours of content cut from this episode, wherein we talked about anything other than these bad...

Duration:01:04:47

Episode 28 – An Extremely Goofy Movie

5/9/2019
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Father/son relationships are hard. Do you know what else is hard? THE X-GAMES. That's right. We're getting very mid-nineties/early-oughts this episode. Important questions: Who is Max's mom? What happened to Roxanne after the first movie? Is Max Cool? Keep an ear out for Andy and Tony trying to convince you that lying is good. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video Andy is @royalty_valens Tony is @theaterbats Tony's comic is...

Duration:01:50:42

Episode 27 – Bambi 2: The Great Prince of the Forest

4/3/2019
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Are you ready for our most tangent-filled episode yet!? Because these movies were so boring it was very hard to stay on topic. Important questions: Why does Andy hate Phil Collins? Where is the plot? Is Bambi art? Keep an ear out for Tony getting distracted by Alan Tudyk and Andy forgetting Groundhog Day exists. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video Andy is @royalty_valens Tony is @theaterbats Tony's comic is Inspired By True Events

Duration:01:42:53

Episode 26 – The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure & The Swan Princess Christmas

3/21/2019
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Yes, we were impeded by a hiatus. Yes, we had to watch these movies twice. And yes, this whole thing might be a tax scam, BUT STILL THIS SERIES HAS NOT MANAGED TO KILL US, NO MATTER HOW IT TRIES. Important questions: Whatever happened to Katja Zoch? Should Rogers and Uberta sleep together? How does Derek keep getting worse? Keep an ear out for Andy waging a private war on Christmas and Tony stopping the show to talk about Aladdin's dad. Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on...

Duration:01:59:22

DVD Extras Episode 49 – The Things That You Want Are Actually Bad

3/1/2019
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Important questions: What is Andy's game of the year? Has there ever been a good King Arthur movie? What does Tony think of mystery novels? Keep an ear out for Tony forgetting the name of his game of the year choice and Andy having some radical opinions on what makes someone a “main character.” Our theme music is Planet E by Lee Rosevere Find us on the Internet! Email is mail@directto.video Andy is @royalty_valens Tony is @theaterbats Tony's comic is Inspired By True Events

Duration:00:56:40

DVD Extras Episode 48 – One star off for the surveillance state

9/13/2018
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We showcase the full range of human emotion this week: Excitement, confusion, anger, nostalgia, confusion, sadness, confusion, that kind of bittersweet feeling you get when something ends, and confusion. Important questions: Will what we do matter in a thousand years? Why would you name a black character Jefferson Davis? Will we start a beef with James Patterson? Keep an ear out for Andy having strong opinions on Spider-man and Tony having strong opinions on cartoons, surprising no one on...

Duration:01:04:21

Episode 25 – The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

8/27/2018
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Join us as we journey to—I'll just say it—the most underwhelming fictional country we've been to yet. If you like being in Europe but never seeing any European landmarks, then this is the movie for you. Important questions: What is the neighbor's deal? When is an appropriate time to flee from your royal heritage? Why is Joe so cool? Keep an ear out for Tony getting mad about a fictional high school and Andy waxing poetic about Chris Pine. Our outro music is Theme from Penguins on Parade by...

Duration:02:36:33

DVD Extras Episode 47 – Sipping on an Alcohol

8/14/2018
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We have climbed out of the respective pits of Hell we'd found ourselves in these past few months (surely the only possible reason we had for not releasing episodes) and take a quick hour to catch up. Important questions: What kept us for so long? Do people still get excited about airplanes? When will we talk about The Princess Diaries? Keep an ear out for Andy and Tony being pretty bad at remembering how they end podcasts. Our outro music is Theme from Penguins on Parade by Lee Rosevere....

Duration:01:05:49

DVD Extras Episode 46 – Podcasting From The Windy City

6/7/2018
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It's been a while since our last DVD Extras, and we're sure you missed our meandering conversations that nevertheless eventually end up being about Mark Hamill or Marvel movies. Important questions: What's up with Andy's audio and will be be able to fix it before the next full recording? Should you go to bars and ignore everyone? What's the line between science fiction and magic? Keep an ear out for Tony inadvertently burning any potential bridge with Audible and Andy raving about Midwestern...

Duration:01:04:22

Episode 24 – Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

5/15/2018
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Were you afraid you wouldn't have RAISED STAKES today!? Were you afraid of using a part of your seat other than the edge!? Were you afraid of not watching a beloved Disney character DIE!? Important questions: Is creating a new life form unethical? What are you without a past or something to destroy? How many men has Cobra Bubbles killed? Keep an ear out for Tony feeling emotionally manipulated while Andy has a dramatic death scene. Our outro music is Theme from Penguins on Parade by Lee...

Duration:02:24:43

Episode 23 – The Wild

4/25/2018
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This is probably the closest we've come to teetering on the edge of madness and definitely the worst movie we've ever watched. It's also Andy's fault. Important questions: How many ways can we distract ourselves from having to relive watching The Wild? What does it take to define Madagascar as “the better movie?” Do you remember good movies? Keep an ear out for Andy developing a psychosomatic fever while Tony descends into fits of mad laughter. Our outro music is Theme from Penguins on...

Duration:02:23:16

Episode 22 – Prince of Egypt and Joseph King of Dreams

4/12/2018
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We had scheduling, mechanical, and dogmatic problems with this episode BUT WE DID IT, ANYWAY. YOUR MOVE, MOSES. Important questions: How many sphinxes did the ancient Egyptians build? When is the right time to kill all of the firstborns? What's that weird beard thing? Keep an ear out for 6,000 years of religious tension that is occasionally cut when one of us mispronounces something. Our outro music is Theme from Penguins on Parade by Lee Rosevere. Find us on the Internet! Andy is...

Duration:02:33:32

DVD Extras Episode 45 – She’s Got Them Dude Bones

3/29/2018
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We put some rails on this episode JUST SO WE COULD GET OFF THEM. Important questions: What do we do about sexist bone experts? What's happening in 2D animated TV? What makes a good ad? Keep an ear out for Tony revealing a dark movie-based secret and Andy not understanding why nobody's talking about this Earhart business. Our outro music is Theme from Penguins on Parade by Lee Rosevere. Find us on the Internet! Andy is @royalty_valens Tony is @theaterbats Tony's comic is Inspired By True...

Duration:00:59:06

Episode 21 – Mulan 2

3/20/2018
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Let's get down to business. We all know Mulan saves China, but can she save China...TWICE!? Stay tuned. Important questions: What was Mushu's childhood like? Will we be hunted down for exposing the conspiracy off Disney storytelling? Why is Shang so useless when fully clothed? Keep an ear out for Tony and Andy both trying to talk about foot binding at the same time, which was honestly not a creative direction we thought this podcast was heading toward. Our outro music is Theme from Penguins...

Duration:02:59:30