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EP190: Movies in Disney Parks

This was a whirlwind news week, with major stories happening every single day. Consider that: Monday: Finally tallies show Incredibles 2 smashed the record for the opening of an animated film Tuesday: Disney named the new Heads for the Disney and Pixar Animation Studios Wednesday: Fox accepted Disney’s $71 billion bid for the company Thursday: Lucasfilm appears to have canceled plans for future standalone Star Wars films Friday: ABC ordered new episodes of Roseanne …all in the same week! We break it all down in the podcast below. Fox Accepts Disney’s Bid We have talked at length about Disney’s bid to buy Fox, and we just got one step closer to seeing that become a reality. Previously, Disney’s $50 billion, all stock offer was overshadowed by Comcast’s $60 billion all cash offer. This week Disney upped the ante by offering up $71.3 billion in cash and stock to seal the deal. […]

EP189: Fox Accepts Disney’s Bid, Pixar Under New Management

The Incredibles 2
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. Listen to our full review below. 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 about this one and the movie did not disappoint. We pick up with the Parr family at the exact second we left off with them in The Incredibles. Superheroes are still illegal, but that doesn’t stop the Incredibles from facing off with The Underminer. What happens in […]

EP188: Incredibles 2 Was Worth The Wait

This week the Disney Company agreed to part ways with John Lasseter, the creative genius behind the studio’s animation dominance for the past two decades. The move follows a six-month sabbatical that Lasseter took for “unwanted hugs.” He will stay on as a contractor through the end of the year, and then it will be official. John Lasseter will leave Disney for the second time. Disney didn’t learn from the first time he left. If they ever want to prevent something like this from happening again, they need to learn from this time. We break down this full story in the podcast below. John Lasseter Fired From Disney – Part 1 The first time John Lasseter was fired from Disney, he was pushing the company to move into computer-generated animation. He upset some of his supervisors who did not like his […]

The Power of John Lasseter

In some ways, you could call this “Disney and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, week.” For the first time a Star Wars property legitimately flopped at the box office and a few days later, Disney canceled its highest-rated television show. No wonder they are pinning all of their hopes on the theme parks these days. Check out the full podcast below. The Tweet Read Around The World. The path for Roseanne’s destruction was really clear. On May 28, at 11:45 pm, Roseanne Barr tweeted “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby = vj.” She was weighing in on a conversation about Valerie Jarrett, a black woman who was on staff in the Obama Administration. Less than 24 hours later, Disney announced it was canceling the show. At first, it seemed like a shock that Disney would kill its […]

EP186: How Roseanne and Solo Both Crashed and Burned

I was skeptical going into Solo: A Star Wars Story. I wasn’t worried about Alden Ehrenreich’s portrayal of Han or whether they would “ruin” a character I enjoyed. I was just pretty sure the movie didn’t need to exist. But somehow, Lucasfilm managed to turn something that I thought would be pretty stale into a fun summer adventure. (Listen to the full Podcast review below) Half-directed by Ron Howard (after the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller just under a year ago), Solo takes viewers through a fun origin story that could have far-reaching consequences in the Star Wars universe (More on that later.). How did Han Solo meet Chewie and get the Millenium Falcon? When I walked in, I didn’t care too much, but I was pleasantly surprised at the answer. The Young Han Solo Alden Ehrenreich plays Han as a naive […]

‘Solo’ Has the Most Important Cameo in Star Wars History

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. Take a listen to this week’s episode below: Avengers Rules The Box Office If you asked me, I’d tell you Avengers is good. I’d even go as far to call it a love letter to Marvel fans. But if you told me that it would break the box office record for worldwide opening by nearly $100 million WITHOUT China — the second largest movie market in the world — I would never have believed it. […]

EP183: Avengers Destroys Box Office Records

This Article Contains Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War. In the battle for ultimate fandom, there used to be one single power in the universe: Star Wars. No other property could touch the dominance that was exerted by the Jedi, the Sith and anything even vaguely having to do with the force. Box office records fell like empty paper towel rolls in the path of new Star Wars movies. And then Avengers: Infinity War came along. Sure Infinity War beat Star Wars’ domestic opening record ($248 Million The Force Awakens vs. $250 Million for The Last Jedi) but the bigger dent in Star Wars’ dominance has come from the fan reaction. In Infinity War vs Star Wars, Marvel is Winning Avengers: Infinity War has been received very positively from fans, especially considering the beating Star Wars: The Last Jedi took last year. As much as I hate […]

Infinity War vs Star Wars: Why Fans Liked One And ...