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DC Deep Dive Year One: 1956 Part 1

DC Deep Dive Year One: 1956 Part 1

November 14, 2021

Brand new show, brand new us! Welcome to the first DC Deep Dive, the show where we read the most important comics from a given year, and then kvetch about them. In this episode, we read the following comics 


Batman #97, Superman #103, Batman #99, Detective Comics #230, Adventure Comics #229. 


Next episode's reading list: 


Detective Comics #233, Superman #106, Showcase #4, Detective Comics #235, Batman #100. 


If you want to be included in this reading club, please email therodsquad22@gmail.com. We are thinking of creating a discord where we can discuss further within  community. 

Disney Rewind Episode 10: Coco

Disney Rewind Episode 10: Coco

March 29, 2021

Episode 10 Coco, in which we discuss the moral ramification of statue movement, mom goes off on a horrifying tangent, family, loss, and tons of other happy things. 


Ash 10, Max 10, Ben 9, Mom 10, Dad 9. Avg: 9.6/10 

Next Episode: ??? (Listen to find out) 



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Robinson, Tasha. "Pixar's Lee Unkrich on the 'anxiety' of directing Coco". The Verge.

Taylor, Drew (August 15, 2015). "Meet the Newest Disney•Pixar Marvel, Coco". Disney Insider. Archived from the original on August 17, 2015.

Debruge, Peter (June 16, 2017). "Pixar Shares 'Coco' Secrets at Annecy Animation Festival". Variety. Retrieved July 20, 2017.

"The World of Coco Influenced by John Wick, Hayao Miyazaki, Mexican History". /Film. August 28, 2017.

Y. Rodriguez, Cindy (May 11, 2013). "Day of the Dead trademark request draws backlash for Disney". CNN. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015.

Nevarez, Griselda (August 21, 2015). "Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz to Work on Pixar's Day of the Dead Film 'Coco'". NBC News. Archived from the original on August 30, 2015.

"Interview: Pixar's Lee Unkrich Talks Success, Diversity and 'Coco'". Awn.com.

Coco: Deleted Scenes with commentary, Pixar Animation Studios, 2017,

"Pixar's 'Coco' feasts on 'Justice League' at box office". New Haven Register. November 26, 2017.

"Meet Anthony Gonzalez, the teen breakout star of Pixar's animated 'Coco'". Usatoday.com.

"'Coco': How Pixar Brought Its "Day of the Dead" Story to Life".

"Coco Was A 'Collaborative Process' At Pixar". Screenrant.com. November 21, 2017.

"Benjamin Bratt on His Character in Disney/Pixar's Coco". November 13, 2017.

Laughing Place Disney Newsdesk (August 28, 2017). "John Ratzenberger Confirmed for "Coco"". Laughing Place.

"Coco Press Kit" (PDF). Wdsmediafile.com. Retrieved November 28, 2017

Giardina, Carolyn; Kit, Borys (July 14, 2017). "New Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4 Details Revealed at D23". The Hollywood Reporter.

"'Coco' Soundtrack Hits Top 40 on Billboard 200 Chart After Oscars, Plus: Gains for Sufjan Stevens, 'The Greatest Showman' & More". www.billboard.com.

Mendelson, Scott (March 15, 2017). "Pixar's 'Coco' Is Trapped Between 'Justice League' And 'Star Wars'". Forbes. Archived from the original on March 15, 2017.

Watkins, Gwynne (March 29, 2017). "New Pixar Short 'Dante's Lunch' Introduces 'Coco' Dog, Plus Director Lee Unkrich on Whether 'Coco' Will Make You Cry (Exclusive)". Yahoo! Movies. Archived from the original on April 1, 2017.

Snetiker, Marc (June 13, 2017). "John Lasseter talks Olaf's Frozen Adventure, debuts first look". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 13, 2017.

"The 2018 Oscar Winners: Full List". The New York Times. March 4, 2018.

"'Mamá Coco' recognized in Purépecha town in Michoacán". Mexico News Daily. December 31, 2018.

"The person who inspired Mama Coco". New China TV.



Social Media!

Social Media!

December 1, 2020

Wonder how you can reach us?? 

Email: Therodsquad22@gmail.com

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Send us requests. We will review anything (okay almost everything). 

Disney Rewind Episode 9: The Black Hole

Disney Rewind Episode 9: The Black Hole

November 19, 2020

Episode 9 Black Hole, in which we discuss bad science, listen to Steve pitch another terrible movie idea, talk about Max's love for robots, and really just roast a terrible movie for a good bit of time. Oh, also Ben says some stupid stuff again. That's just a given on these shows though. 

Ratings: Ash 3.5, Max 2, Ben 3, Mom .3, Dad 5. Avg: 2.76/10 

Next Weeks Show: Coco (Season 2 Finale). 


Goodman, Jessica (June 6, 2014). "Neil deGrasse Tyson Thinks 'The Black Hole' Is The Most Scientifically Inaccurate Movie Ever". The Huffington Post.

Korkis, Jim (August 14, 2019). "Inside Disney's The Black Hole". MousePlanet.

The Black Hole - Part One: The Evolution of a Film". Mediascene Prevue. No. 39. September–October 1979. pp. 4–6.

Telotte, J.P. (June 9, 2008). "Course Correction: Of Black Holes and Computer Games". The Mouse Machine: Disney and Technology. University of Illinois Press. pp. 144–5.

Sammon, Paul (Fall 1979). "The Black Hole" (PDF). Cinefantastique. Vol. 9 no. 1. p. 6.

Gary Nelson (September–October 1979). "The Black Hole Part Two: Interview with Gary Nelson". Mediascene Prevue (Interview) (39). Interviewed by Jim Steranko. pp. 10–11.

Houston, David; Naha, Ed (February 1980). "The Black Hole". Future Life. No. 16. pp. 52–5.

Culhane, John (December 16, 1979). "'The Black Hole' Casts The Computer as Movie‐Maker". The New York Times.

Wolland, Nigel (January 1, 2012). "70mm at the Odeon Leicester Sq, London".

Anderson, Matt (August 3, 2004). "DVD review of The Black Hole". Movie Habit.

Whitesell, Phil (July 28, 1980). "Disney plans show for 'older' viewers". Knight Ridder. Boca Raton News

Harmetz, Aljean (February 16, 1984). "Touchstone Label to Replace Disney Name on Some Films". The New York Times

Alan Dean Foster (November 22, 2007). "Interview with Alan Dean Foster" (Interview). Interviewed by Rob Queen. SFFWorld.

Jefferson, David E. "The Black Hole: How Deep Is It?". Collected Jack Kirby Collector Volume 2. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 96

Walt Disney (1979). The Black Hole: A Spaceship Adventure for Robots (A Little Golden Book). Golden Press

"(2) ©1979 Walt Disney Black Hole Movie Robot Nabisco Shreddies Cereal Prize Pencil Holders - TPNC"

Press release: Linda Miller (October 1983). "Educational Computing from Walt Disney Productions" (PDF). TRS-80 Microcomputer News. 5 (10). p. 6.

The 52nd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"Intrada Announces John Barry's The Black Hole". Intrada Soundtrack Forum. August 22, 2011.

Franklin, Garth (November 5, 2016). ""Black Hole" Remake Stalled Over Tone". Dark Horizons.


Disney Rewind Episode 8: Finding Nemo

Disney Rewind Episode 8: Finding Nemo

October 13, 2020

Episode 8: Finding Nemo in which Mom makes another lewd reference, we talk about our favorite fish and the best places to live in the ocean, and Ben gets mocked over not loving the music. All this and more... on Disney Rewind 

Ratings: Ash 9.5, Max 9.5, Ben 9, Mom 10, Dad 9.7. Avg: 9.5/10 


Finding Nemo, 2004 DVD, commentary

The Pixar Story by Leslie Iwerks, 2007 documentary

"Megan Mullally – Megan Mullally Dropped From Finding Nemo". WENN. 

Lovgren, Stefan. "For Finding Nemo, Animators Dove into Fish Study". National Geographic News.

Howell, Sean (October 23, 2009). "Profile of Gini Santos - Pixar Animator Brings Asian Flare and Female Perspective". Yahoo! Voices.

Rizvi, Samad. "Remembering Glenn McQueen, 1960-2002". Pixar Times

Aude Lagorce (December 3, 2004). "French Court Denies Disney Ban". Forbes.

"'Nemo Há'déést'į́į́'". Navajo Times. March 10, 2016.

Adams, David (September 16, 2004). "Shipping Nemo". IGN.

Longplay of Finding Nemo

"Top Grossing Films of 2003". Boxofficemojo.com.

"Weekend Report: 'Resident Evil 5,' 'Nemo 3D' Lead Another Slow Weekend". Box Office Mojo.

"Finding Nemo - 2003 Academy Awards Profile". Boxofficemojo.com. May 30, 2003.

"Top 10 Animation". American Film Institute.

Jackson, Elizabeth (November 29, 2002). "Acquiring Nemo". The Business Report.

"Tourism authorities hope "Nemo" will lead Chinese tourists to Australia". China Daily. August 18, 2003.

Arthur, Charles (July 1, 2004). "'Finding Nemo' pets harm ocean ecology". The Independent. London.

2003 Annual Report (Report). The Walt Disney Company. 2004.

The No. 1 Film of the Year Becomes The No. 1 DVD on Nov. 4!; Walt Disney Pictures Presentation of a Pixar Animation Studios Film Finding Nemo". Business Wire. July 28, 2003

"iTunes – Music – Finding Nemo (An Original Soundtrack) by Thomas Newman". iTunes Store. May 20, 2003.

"The Seas with Nemo & Friends | Walt Disney World Resort". Disney. 

"Finding Nemo: Submarine Voyage at Disneyland". Themeparkinsider.com. January 6, 2014. 

"Finding Nemo-The Musical | Walt Disney World Resort". Disney.

Turtle Talk with Crush (Full Show) at Disney California Adventure

FINDING NEMO Submarine Voyage (FULL RIDE) Disneyland POV (1080p HD)

Finding Nemo - The Musical 4K (2018)

[4K - Extreme Low Light] Crush's Coaster - On Ride - Disneyland Paris


Disney Rewind Episode 7: The Sword In The Stone

Disney Rewind Episode 7: The Sword In The Stone

September 27, 2020

Oh yeah, we are back. 

Disney Rewind returns with the first of many episodes. I've prerecorded a ton, just need to edit and juggle that with school.

Who cares about that though, we are here for Disney Rewind. 

Episode 7: The Sword In The Stone where we get political (shocker), talk about the historical inaccuracies of this film, and discuss why in gods name that Wart had 3 voice actors. THREE. Also I make a really stupid comment about freshwater fish. Like legendarily dumb. 

Ratings: Ash 1.5, Max 4, Ben 2, Mom 1.5, Dad 2.5, Avg: 2.3/10


"Story Buys". Variety. February 1, 1939. p. 20.

Disney Writers Prep for Trio of New Features". Variety. June 28, 1944. p. 3.

Hill, Jim (December 31, 2000). "The "Chanticleer" Saga -- Part 2".

Peet, Bill (1989). Bill Peet: An Autobiography. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. pp. 168–71.

Beck, Jerry (October 28, 2005). The Animated Movie Guide. Chicago Review Press. pp. 262.

Korkis, Jim (November 8, 2017). "Floyd Norman Remembers The Sword in the Stone: Part Two".

Thomas, Bob (December 28, 1963). "Changing Voices a Problem". Evening Independent.

McCullagh, Jim (May 18, 1991). "'Robin' To Perk Up Midsummer Nights" (PDF). Billboard. p. 78.

Big Rental Pictures of 1964". Variety. January 6, 1965. p. 39.

"Box Office Information for The Sword in the Stone". The Numbers.

The 36th Academy Awards (1964)". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Parade of Dreams

The Sword in the Stone - Pulling the Sword - Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Wells, John (2015). American Comic Book Chronicles: 1960-64. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 192.

Mega Drive Longplay [140] World of Illusion - Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (2P) (a)

Square (November 15, 2002). Kingdom Hearts. PlayStation 2. Square Electronic Arts.


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 


Variety staff (July 14, 2017). "D23: Pixar Announces Untitled Quest Movie Set in 'Suburban Fantasy World'". Variety. Archived from the original on July 15, 2017.

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.

McClintock, Pamela (March 20, 2020). "Disney to Release 'Onward' Early on Digital Amid Coronavirus Pandemic". The Hollywood Reporter

Sweet Cicely Daniher v. Rae et al 5:2020cv00612 | US District Court for the Northern District of California

"Onward (2020)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on February 29, 2020.

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 


Kois, Dan (October 19, 2010). "Revisiting The Black Cauldron, the Movie That Almost Killed Disney Animation". Slate. Archived from the original on January 17, 2012.

"Ollie Johnston - an interview, part 1" (Interview) (in Norwegian). Interviewed by Jo Jürgens. 1996.

"Black Cauldron, The (film)". Disney D23. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015.

Harmetz, Aljean (August 10, 1978). "Disney film far behind schedule". The New York Times. Eugene Register-Guard

Hulett, Steve (December 4, 2014). Mouse In Transition: An Insider's Look at Disney Feature Animation. Theme Park Press. ISBN 978-1-941500-24-8.

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.

Stewart, James (2005). DisneyWar (1st ed.). New York: Simon and Schuster.

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

"Animation photo transfer process". Disney D23. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015.

"The Black Cauldron". April 24, 2008. Archived from the original on July 6, 2008.

Maltin, Leonard (1995). The Disney Films (3rd ed.). Hyperion Books. p. 286. ISBN 0-7868-8137-2.

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

Hill, Jim (September 10, 2010). "Why For did Disney's "The Black Cauldron" fail to connect with audiences back in 1985?". Jim Hill Media.

Goodman, Walter (July 24, 1985). "Screen: Disney's 'Black Cauldron'". The New York Times. The New York Times Company.

Torme Olson, Karen (July 30, 1998). "August 4 releases (dates subject to change) - Blues..." Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015.

Hahn, Don (Director) (2010). Waking Sleeping Beauty (Documentary film). Burbank, CA: Stone Circle Pictures/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

"The Black Cauldron 25th Anniversary DVD Review". DVDDizzy.

JP. "The Black Cauldron (1985)- JPBox-Office". Jpbox-office.com.

Johnston, Ollie; Frank Thomas (1993). The Disney Villain. New York: Hyperion Books. p. 173. ISBN 1-56282-792-8

Alexander, Lloyd (January 26, 1999). "Lloyd Alexander Interview Transcript". Scholastic. Archived from the original on January 21, 2012.

"Chronology of Walt Disney World (1990-1994)". www.islandnet.com.

Defunctland: The History of Disney's Scariest Attraction, Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour

Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour: 20 Terrifying Years (1986-2006) - 1971 Collective Archived

The Black Cauldron - English Longplay


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 



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Who Censored Roger Rabbit

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

Norman Kagan (May 2003). "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". The Cinema of Robert Zemeckis. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 93–117. ISBN 0-87833-293-6.

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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Ian Nathan (May 1996). "Dreams: Terry Gilliam's Unresolved Projects". Empire. pp. 37–40.

Don Hahn, Peter Schneider, Waking Sleeping Beauty DVD commentary, 2010, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

"'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' And Six Other Big Roles Harrison Ford Missed Out On". July 13, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2017.

Farr, John (September 19, 2014). "Bill Murray and the Roles That Got Away". HuffPost. Retrieved May 26, 2017.

Evans, Bradford (April 7, 2011). "The Lost Roles of Eddie Murphy". Splitsider. Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.

Fallon, Jimmy. "Eddie Murphy Confirms Rumors and Stories About Prince, Ghostbusters and More". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2019.

"15 Things You Might Not Know About Who Framed Roger Rabbit". April 10, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2017.

Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams, Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Frank Marshall, Alan Silvestri, Ken Ralston,  the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit, 2003, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

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Solomon, Charles (Fall 1987). "Future Disney Classics: New Animated Features on the Way". Disney News

Solomon, Charles (June 22, 1988). "The Animated Arena of 'Roger Rabbit': Integration of Cartoons With Live Action Will Set Standard". Los Angeles Times

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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.

Aljean Harmetz (July 19, 1989). "Marketing Magic, With Rabbit, for Disney Films". The New York Times.

Maria Eftimiades (April 29, 1990). "It's Heigh Ho, as Disney Calls the Toons to Work". The New York Times.

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