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EP197: Disney's Grade Halfway Through 2018

This week Disney dug its heels in and said it will not rehire James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3. It ruins the MCU in more ways than one. Some Wreck-it Ralph 2 Fans are getting a little too into new images that feature the princesses. And we talk about why Consumer Products has passed ESPN to claim the title of Disney’s weakest business unit. Plus, we give Disney a grade on the movies that have been released so far this year and we can finally spoil things in Avengers: Infinity...


EP196: The Most Popular Oscar Goes To...

This week, Disney asked the Oscars to make the awards show more relevant, and the academy ended up creating an award for the "Most Popular" movie...the same year the most popular film was Black Panther. Dave Bautista says he will ask Disney to cut him out of Guardians of the Galaxy 3 if they do not use James Gunn’s script. And The former head of Dreamworks -- Jeffrey Katzenberg -- is starting a streaming service and Disney is investing in it. For the week of Aug 13, this is episode 196.


Bonus: The Guardians Respond

The Guardians of the Galaxy responded to the firing of Director James Gunn. It's a new twist in a saga that is far from being over. And Ed has a really good theory on how Disney might be able to fix this whole mess. Plus, Disney's live-action take on The Jungle Cruise put out a teaser like we've never seen before. We try to figure out what is going on.


EP195: Christopher Robin Charms

This week we journey back to our childhoods to review 'Christopher Robin.' It's not going to make a lot at the box office, but there are a few reasons we think it's worthy of your time.


EP194: Fox, Gunn, and the Future of Hollywood

This week, Disney and Fox Shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favor of a $71 billion merger. It should have been a happy vote, but Hollywood is still reeling from the firing of James Gunn just one week ago. This week, we dive into what this all means for the media landscape, including a few subtle ways this deal could affect your wallet.


EP193: Disney Fires Guardians' Director James Gunn

Back when people had to Google the name "Thanos", Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 Director James Gunn made some pretty stupid tweets. Now, with a snap of his fingers, Disney Studios Chief Alan Horn has made Gunn disappear. This week we dive headfirst into the controversy around one of the biggest directors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, we talk about Comcast dropping out of the bidding for Fox and why Netflix isn't growing as fast as it wants to right now.


EP192: DisneyToon Studios Shuts Down

This week we learned the Fox deal could give Disney access to a new audience of more than 700 million people and that's just the start of it. From A Goofy Movie to Fairies, DisneyToon Studios has heavily impacted the Disney company from the shadows. But now it seems that run has come to an end. A director in line for a Star Wars flick tweets that the fans make him a little less interested. At the end, we take a little time to talk about why Disney might have allowed curse words in...


EP191: Ant-Man and the Wasp Review

Ant-Man and the wasp debuted to more than $75 million this weekend, eclipsing the $57 million of its predecessor. This episode we dive into the ins and outs of the film, as well as how this will relate to Avengers: Infinity War. Also, I have to give a HUGE shout-out to Ed and Kristin for making this episode possible. I took an unexpected trip to Dallas and left all of my recording equipment at home. Ed came through in the clutch to record the episode and Kristin brought in a perfect slam...


EP190: Movies in Disney Parks

This week we're on vacation, so we prerecorded an episode on what we think are the best uses of Disney movies in Disney parks. We probably made a few huge oversights, but one REALLY stands out!


Bonus: Cameron's Disneyland Experience

Cameron took his family to Disneyland on vacation. He tells us what he liked and what he didn't. Plus, we get into a little bit of a "who did it better" between Disney World and Disneyland. Then he gives his final rating of the trip.


EP189: Fox Accepts Disney's Offer

This week was whirlwind news week, with major stories happening every single day. Consider that: Fox accepted Disney’s $71 billion bid for the companyDisney named the new Heads for the Disney and Pixar Animation StudiosLucasfilm appears to have canceled plans for future standalone Star Wars filmsABC ordered new episodes of RoseanneAnd the Incredibles 2 destroyed animation records. ...all in the same week! We do our best to break it all down. For the week of June 25, this is Episode 189 of...


EP188: Incredibles 2 was Worth The Wait

Who would have thought we’d see a black President of the United States before we got a sequel to The Incredibles? Now that it is finally here, it was well worth the wait. Incredibles 2 smashed Finding Dory’s record as the top opening weekend for an animated film. The $180+ million weekend haul would be impressive for a live-action film and, to put it in perspective, that’s more than Captain America: Civil War made in its opening weekend. It’s safe to say that fans were pretty excited...


EP187: John Lasseter and Disney Part Ways

This week the Disney Company agreed to part ways with John Lasseter. It is the end of the rule of a man that spawned one of the most successful periods of Disney Animation in history. Some are hailing him as a saint, others, a monster. No one has the full picture. But What really happened with Lasseter inside the halls of Pixar? And if it was enough for him to be fired, why is he coming back as a consultant through the end of the year? And What took so long for Disney to make this...


EP186: How Roseanne and Solo both Crashed

This week Disney canceled its highest rated show after the star posted some racist comments on Twitter. Meanwhile, Disney is not backing down after Comcast launched a bid to buy Fox in cash. Plus Solo was hit hard in its opening weekend, earning just $84 million from Friday to Sunday. Are Star Wars fans to blame or is Disney just putting out too much content? For the week of June 4, this is episode 186 of The Disney Movie Review.


EP185: Solo Review

This week we go back in time to a galaxy far, far away to break down Solo: A Star Wars story. We talk about Alden Ehrenreich’s portrayal of Han Solo and whether he fit the bill. We also get super nerdy and dive into Chewie’s age and why it gives us crucial insight into the Star Wars canon. Plus, we get an update on the droid rights revolution and where it goes from here. That and much, much more. For the week of May 28, this is episode 185 of The Disney Movie Review.


EP184: Pete Tedone Interview

I am now the dad of two beautiful girls. It is awesome and mom and baby are doing great! In the meantime, we previously recorded an episode where we interviewed Pete Tedone, creator of the LastGen Podcast Network and host of The Disney Magic Hour. It is pretty awesome and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it.


EP183: Avengers Destroys Box Office Records

This week, Avengers: Infinity War broke $1 Billion dollars at the box office and is continuing to smash records. However, with Deadpool and Solo looming, how long can it stay on top? Disney boosted Twitter’s stock price, but it is struggling to lift its own past $100/ share. And the rumor is that is Disney is spending $290 million on the live-action version of Mulan. That and much much more. For the week of May 7, this is episode 183 of The Disney Movie Review.


Bonus: Are These Avengers "Dead" or Dead?

In this bonus episode, the writers of Avengers: Infinity War are weighing on some of the more controversial parts of the movie. It's not a spoiler to say that some of the Avengers die in Infinity War, since we all expected a few of them to pass on. However, the writers are pushing back against those who are petitioning for a comeback storyline. Huge thanks to DeeDee for passing us this story.


EP182: Avengers: Infinity War Full Review

This week we break down Avengers: Infinity War - A film so beautiful it's like a pirate had a baby with an Angel. We start off with our general reactions without any spoilers. Then we move into spoiler territory. Plus, we give our predictions for the next Avengers film in 2019. Also, we have a special episode that examines why fans reaction to Infinity War was so different than the one to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.


Bonus: Infinity War vs. The Last Jedi

Fan reaction to Avengers: Infinity War has been largely positive, especially compared to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Infinity War currently has a 93 percent from fans on Rotten Tomatoes while The Last Jedi has a 47 percent. But why? In this episode we break down why the same fans that thought The Last Jedi was too complex are cheering for a film that had at least 32 "main" characters.