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Disney's Brink!

11/11/2018
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The story of Brink! with special guest host Chad Goes Deep. Hear the story of how the famous Disney Channel Original came to be from the director Greg Beeman and writer Jeff Schechter. Artwork by: Chris Palmer

Duration:00:56:10

Deadfall

10/31/2018
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The story of the film Deadfall is really the story of one of Nicolas Cage's most iconic and yet unknown roles. This is that story as told by his brother Christopher Coppola, the man who directed the film. Check out the Deadfall double feature on Nov. 29th in SF at the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival.

Duration:00:56:47

Meet the Robinsons

10/5/2018
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Eisner was out, Iger was in, and Pixar took over Disney Animation. And that's just part of the story of Meet The Robinsons. Logo by: Chris Palmer Music: Kevin MacLeod and Chris Zabriskie Divider by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/divider/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/

Duration:00:39:53

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

9/25/2018
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The story of Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights with Director Seth Kearsley. Music by: Kevin MacLeod and more...

Duration:00:58:39

Mulan

9/1/2018
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The story of how Disney's classic came to be with behind the scenes stories from directors Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft. Music contributed by: Kevin MacLeod Check out the Bancroft Brothers podcast on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bancroft-brothers-animation-podcast/id911802874?mt=2

Duration:01:30:27

Disney's The Country Bears

8/4/2018
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The story of Disney's The Country Bears from the people who made it: Peter Hastings and Paul Rugg. Music by: Kevin Macleod Art by: Chris Palmer

Duration:00:24:22

The Disney Afternoon Pt 2

8/1/2018
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The story of the fall of the Disney Afternoon and the rise of One Saturday Morning. Music by: Kevin MacLeod Art by: Chris Palmer Interviews with: Jymn Magon, Joe Barusso, Greg Weisman, Tad Stones, and Bill Kopp.

Duration:01:02:29

Disney Afternoon Part 1

8/1/2018
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The story of the birth of Disney Television Animation and the rise of the Disney Afternoon. Music by: Kevin MacLeod Art by: Chris Palmer Interviews with: Jymn Magon, Tad Stones, Ted and Patsy Anasti, Willie Ito, Carl Barks, and Mark Zaslove.

Duration:01:34:52

Disney's Science Court

5/19/2018
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The story of Disney's Science Court on One Saturday Morning. The Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lookbackmachine The Website: https://lookbackmachine.tumblr.com/ Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/t...

Duration:00:39:18

Disney's One Saturday Morning

5/6/2018
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How did the idea for Disney's One Saturday Morning come about? Hear the inside perspective from Peter Hastings who formed the look and feel of the Saturday Morning block. Donate today: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/lookbackmachine Special thanks to: Kevin MacLeod for a ton of the music on the episode.

Duration:00:36:09

Home on the Range

4/29/2018
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The behind the scenes story of "Home on the Range," Disney's last hand drawn animated movie until Princess and the Frog five years later. The studio was in flux at the time period, it was the final years of the Eisner administration and the studio was searching for answers. This is the story of directors John Sanford and Will Finn and their perilous journey during Home on The Range.

Duration:01:06:31

Bonus Ep: Tom and Jerry...And Nibbles

3/29/2018
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Nibbles is one of the amazing creations of Hanna-Barbera, and was brought to life by Francoise Brun-Cottan, a french 5-year old who got the role completely by accident.

Duration:00:16:56

Bonus Ep4: Manny the Uncanny

3/12/2018
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Hear the story of how Paul Rugg became Manny the Uncanny for Disney's One Saturday Morning. His journey from the ACME theater to ACME Academy is full of anecdotes about Spielberg, Disney, and Jelly Roll, the giant elephant that wanted him dead. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FElKsKudQFU&t=81s Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-look-back-machine/id1257301677?mt=2 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Look-Back-Machine-190133825081111/ Patreon:...

Duration:00:27:23

Bonus Ep: Simpsons Shorts from Seward St.

2/21/2018
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While Paul Germain was working at Gracie films organizing the voice records of The Simpsons Shorts, three animators and a colorist were busy bringing the characters to life on celluloid. This is the behind the scenes story from Bill Kopp, Wes Archer, David Silverman, and Gyorgyi Peluce of how The Simpsons Shorts came to be. And of course, how a slightly inebriated party conversation launched a cultural phenomenon.

Duration:00:29:02

Bonus Ep: The Hey Arnold Theme Song

2/21/2018
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Have you ever wondered how the theme song for Hey Arnold! came to be? Or have you ever wondered is there another version of the song? If you have, then this is the episode for you. Here the behind the scenes story of the jazzy standard featuring an interview with Jim Lang, the composer and the alternate theme from Hey Arnold!

Duration:00:10:20

Disney's Recess Ep. 3

2/21/2018
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The story of Created by Paul and Joe continues with episode 3. This time Paul is wrapped up in the creation of the most famous and most successful television cartoon in history: The Simpsons (cue heavenly voices from the clouds). Go inside the creation and execution of The Simpsons on The Tracy Ullman Show with interviews from Paul Germain and Jeffrey Townsend. It's fresh take on the ground floor of television history.

Duration:00:50:08

Bonus Episode: The Dino Spumoni Story

1/18/2018
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Dino Spumoni's story, how the legendary singer was created for Hey Arnold!

Duration:00:20:46

Disney's Recess Ep 2

11/10/2017
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In our second episode, Paul and Joe continue their odyssey to Hollywood and Disney's Recess. Joe gets a job at Rhythm and Hues and Paul gets a job working for James L. Brooks. For Bonus Content check out: https://www.patreon.com/lookbackmachine https://lookbackmachine.tumblr.com/

Duration:00:38:27

Disney's Recess Ep1

11/7/2017
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The Look Back Machine examines the history of the animated television show Disney's Recess with a multi-part series about its creation and its creators. It's an Odyssey-like documentary that spans over several decades and reaches its inevitable conclusion. This is the story of Created Paul and Joe. For Bonus Content-- Check Out: https://www.patreon.com/lookbackmachine https://lookbackmachine.tumblr.com/

Duration:00:14:12