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Tiny Dots Episode 2: Eason and Mikey

Tiny Dots Episode 2: Eason and Mikey

July 26, 2020

We are back with another Tiny Dots, this time featuring my two best pals, Eason and Mikey. Please note this was recorded in December/January, pre COVID, so any plans mentioned either happened before COVID, or was cancelled due to it. I just don't want anyone thinking we here at Tiny Dots don't take this stuff seriously, wear a mask. 

 

Eason and Mikey are more than just my best friends, they are also accomplished hearthstone players, behind the scene wizards when it comes to theatrical performances, and just good people in general. Listen to us discuss the topic of: Games. 

 

 

Disney Rewind Episode 6: Onward

Disney Rewind Episode 6: Onward

June 10, 2020

Episode 6: Onward in which we debut another zany segment, talk about re-watchability, human connection, the dead horse from The Never Ending story, and a deleted scene. 

Ratings: Ash 7.5, Max 9, Ben 8, Mom 8, Dad 7. Avg: 7.9/10 

Sources: 

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Bell, Crystal (July 17, 2017). "Pixar's New 'Suburban Fantasy' Sounds Like A Real Tearjerker". MTV News. Archived from the original on July 18, 2017.

Falcone, Dana Rose (May 29, 2019). "See Chris Pratt, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Tom Holland as Elves in Disney-Pixar's Onward: First Look!". People. Archived from the original on May 29, 2019.

Exclusive: 'Onward' deleted scene summons sirens and a lost character". Archived from the original on March 28, 2020.

Wiseman, Andreas (January 29, 2020). "Berlin Competition Lineup: Kelly Reichardt, Sally Potter, Abel Ferrara, Christian Petzold; Disney's 'Onward' & Hillary Clinton Also Heading To Fest". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 30, 2020.

"New 'The Simpsons' Short Film To Play In Theaters In Front of Pixar's 'Onward'". February 28, 2020. Archived from the original on February 28, 2020.

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McNary, Dave (March 6, 2020). "'Onward' Banned in Several Middle East Countries Due to Lesbian Reference". Variety. Archived from the original on March 7, 2020.

 

Disney Rewind Episode 5: The Black Cauldron

Disney Rewind Episode 5: The Black Cauldron

June 6, 2020

Episode 5: Black Cauldron in which we discuss the heroes journey, when audiences are going to be ready for this movie, our first movies,  when a children's show can get dark and the time that Max and I tried to actually kill each other. 

Ratings: Ash 3, Max 3.5, Ben 4, Mom .5, Dad 1. Avg: 2.4/10 

Sources: 

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Hill, Jim (February 9, 2006). ""The Black Cauldron" : What went wrong". Jim Hill Media.

Blowen, Michael (August 3, 1985). "'Black Cauldron' A Brew Of Vintage Disney Animation". Boston Globe. Chicago Tribune.

Deja, Andreas (February 9, 2013). "Milt Kahl's Black Cauldron". Deja View. Blogger.

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"Cauldron of Chaos, PART 3 - Ink and Paint Club: Memories of the House of Mouse". Peraza, Michael.

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"Filmtracks: The Black Cauldron (Elmer Bernstein)". Filmtracks. May 12, 2012.

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Disney Rewind Episode 4: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Disney Rewind Episode 4: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

June 1, 2020

Episode 4 of Disney rewind in which the gang talks about cancel culture, the life and times of Bob Hoskins (Okay, it's just gushing about the Mario Bros movie), Whether kids shows are growing too soft, and how easy it is for Max to be entertained 

 

Ratings: Ash 7, Max 2, Ben 8, Mom 6, Steve 9.7. Avg: 6.5/10 

 

Sources: 

Amblin Entertainment ; Silver Screen Partners ; Touchstone Pictures ; producers, Frank Marshall, Robert Watts ; writers, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman ; director, Robert Zemeckis. (2003). Who framed Roger Rabbit? [United States] : [Burbank, CA :] :Touchstone Pictures ; [Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment],

Who Censored Roger Rabbit

Stewart, J. B. (2006). Disney war. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

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Robert Zemeckis, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, Ken Ralston, Frank Marshall, Steve Starkey, DVD audio commentary, 2003, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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 "The 2nd Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards". Whitney Houston Official Site. Sony Music Entertainment.

Chris Gore (July 1999). "Roger Rabbit Two: The Toon Platoon". The 50 Greatest Movies Never Made. New York City: St. Martin's Press. pp. 165–168. ISBN 0-312-20082-X.

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Disney Rewind Episode 3: Up

Disney Rewind Episode 3: Up

May 12, 2020

The gang reviews the 2009 film Up! We discuss loss, love, what this film does right, and the depths at which this film goes into in regards to mourning. We also talk about other random movies towards the end, but I'll treat that as something of a post credit scene. 

Ratings: Ash 10, Max 10, Ben 10, Mom 10, Dad 10. Avg: 10/10 (New High Score) 

Sources: 

Docter, Pete, director. Up .

Liu, Ed (February 8, 2009). "NYCC 2009: Spending Time with Disney/Pixar's "Up" (and, Disney's "Surrogates")". Toon Zone. Retrieved February 8, 2009.

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Catmull, Ed; Wallace, Amy (April 8, 2014). Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration. Random House. pp. 148–50. ISBN 978-0812993011. Our tenth movie, Up. 

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Horn, John (May 10, 2009). "'Up' is Pixar at its most ambitious". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2009.

Katey Rich (February 8, 2009). "NYCC: Interview With Pete Docter And Jonas Rivera". Cinema Blend. Retrieved February 9, 2009.

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Horn, John (May 10, 2009). "'Up' is Pixar at its most ambitious". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2009.

Davis, Erik (February 7, 2009). "Cinematical Previews Pixar's 'Up'". Cinematical. Retrieved February 7, 2009.

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Barnes, Brooks (April 5, 2009). "Pixar's Art Leaves Profit Watchers Edgy". The New York Times. Retrieved April 6, 2009.

Edelstein, David (May 24, 2009). "Multidimensional". New York. In search of a merit badge for assisting the elderly, Russell (voiced by Jordan Nagai), a roly-poly Asian-American wilderness explorer, gets caught on the porch when the house lifts off, then irritates the old man with his chatter

Corliss, Richard (May 28, 2009). "Up, Up and Away: Another New High for Pixar". Time. Retrieved November 22, 2013.

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"Nominees". Grammy Awards. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved August 20, 2011.

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"BAFTA Winners 2010". British Academy Film Awards. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. January 21, 2010. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012. Retrieved August 20, 2011.

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Lighten UP! Show before the screening of UP at the El Capitan

 

 

Tiny Dots Episode 1: Chad Mojito

Tiny Dots Episode 1: Chad Mojito

May 1, 2020

Extraordinary stories, ordinary people, it's Tiny Dots. 

Today we are joined by musician, comedian, content curator, and rat enthusiast, Chad Mojito. In this episode, we discuss what it is like taking care of rats, what a meme culture really is, early days of the internet, and much much more. 

You can find all of his links here: https://about.me/NDM?fbclid=IwAR3XVy4s3C3jz0LUVXGkN-BnAl-GQXwdcz7CJBAcIroIwyp7Fl3mNhsQybE

https://www.patreon.com/Mojito1 (and here) 

Disney Rewind Episode 2: The Princess and The Frog

Disney Rewind Episode 2: The Princess and The Frog

April 19, 2020

We are back with another episode of Disney Rewind, this time looking at the Princess and the Frog. Will we like it? Will we hate it? Other topics discussed are whether or not they would be vegans, the star studded battle royal for the right to play Tiana, and more rambling about films we aren't reviewing. Plus, we reveal the next film we are reviewing. 

Ratings: Ash 8.5, Max 8, Ben 6, Mom 5, Dad 6. Avg: 6.7/10 (New high score) 

Sources: 

Zipes, Jack. (2016). The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The complete first edition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. p. 479.

Grimm 001: The Frog King or Iron Heinrich

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Misick, Bobbi (November 30, 2009). "Controversy Over The Princess and the Frog". Essence.com. Retrieved May 17, 2010.

Musker, John; Clements, Ron; and del Vecho, Peter (2010). DVD/Blu-ray Disc audio commentary for The Princess and the Frog. Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

Gilchrist, Todd (October 23, 2009). "Interview: 'Princess and the Frog' Directors Ron Clements and John Musker". Moviefone. AOL Inc. Retrieved December 18, 2012.

Yagoda, Maria. "The 40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years". Food & Wine. Retrieved February 9, 2019.

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Wickham, Rhett (June 23, 2006). "It's Baaack!". LaughingPlace.com. Archived from the original on July 2, 2006. Retrieved August 10, 2006.

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Rhone, Nedra (October 30, 2009). "Princess Tiana 'already sold out'". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved November 1, 2009.

MacDonald, Brady (November 5, 2009). "First look: 'Tiana's Showboat Jubilee' opens at Disneyland for a limited run". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 9, 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2018

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Disney Rewind Episode 1: Snow White and The Seven Dwarves

Disney Rewind Episode 1: Snow White and The Seven Dwarves

April 10, 2020

New life, new us. At the Tiny Dots network, we proudly present a new show, discussing the history and work of Disney studios. Of course, we need to start with Snow White. More Rod Squad content to come, but for now, it's Disney time. This is a pilot, so we only have room to grow. We hope you enjoy. 

Ratings: Ash 6.75, Max 4, Ben 8, Mom 3.5, Dad (Steve) 9. Avg: 6.25/10 

Sources: 

Grimm 053: Little Snow-White

Barrier, Michael (1999). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. New York.: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516729-5.

Bob Thomas, Disney's Art of Animation: From Mickey Mouse to Beauty and the Beast (Hyperion, New York, 1991)

Walt Disney - Hollywood's Dark Prince, by Marc Eliot, 1993.

Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation (Disney Editions, Italy, 1981)

The Full Selection Of Eight Albert Hunter Concept Drawings For Disney's Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs, Auctioned At Bonhams

Bruno Girveau (editor), Once Upon a Time — Walt Disney: The Sources of inspiration for the Disney Studios (Prestel, London, 2006) ISBN 978-3-7913-3770-8

"Adriana Caselotti, 80, Voice of Snow White". The New York Times. January 21, 1997. Retrieved October 8, 2017.

Business Cycles, James Arthur Estey, Purdue Univ., Prentice-Hall, 1950, pages 22-23 chart.

Sito, Tom (2007). Drawing The Line: The Untold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. pp. 111–112. ISBN 978-0-8131-2407-0.

 

Episode 23: Still Valley

Episode 23: Still Valley

December 18, 2019

Episode 23: Still Valley in which we have friend of the show Brenna on, we discuss the civil war, and magical non pooping pugs. It's our triumphant return. More content very soon. 

Rating: Connor 6, Kory 5, Ben 5, Ashley 4, Tabitha 4.5, Jamie 5, Brenna 4. Avg: 4.8

Intro Music: Friend of the Devil - The Grateful Dead

 

TZ Reboot Episode 2: Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.

TZ Reboot Episode 2: Nightmare at 30,000 Feet.

April 17, 2019

The gang is all here, to discuss another brand new twilight zone episode. This one we didn't like as much, well some of us didn't, who knows, I mean I do, but you gotta listen to figure it out. This is, the Nightmare at 30,000 feet discussion. 

 

Opening Music: Bad Guy - Billie Eilish 

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