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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.

"News Etc". Empire. February 2009. pp. 12–15.

"PETE DOCTER - In Conversation With... - TIFF 2015". TIFF Originals. June 19, 2015 – via YouTube.

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. 

"Up Producer/Director". Moviehole. February 12, 2009. Retrieved February 12, 2009.

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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.

Barbara Robertson (May–June 2009). "Pixar's Up; The new animated film is brimming with dogs". Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2012.

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.

Gibron, Bill (November 10, 2009). "Adventure is "Up" There: A Talk with Pixar's Pete Docter and Bob Peterson". PopMatters. Retrieved August 2, 2011.

"Production notes". Official site. Retrieved May 13, 2009.

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.

"Production notes". Official site. Retrieved May 13, 2009.

 O'Brien, Jon. "Up [Original Score]". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved February 14, 2011.

"Nominees & Winners for the 82nd Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on April 19, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2011.

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

"Golden Globes 2010 winners: 'Avatar' wins best picture, drama". Entertainment Weekly. January 17, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2011.

"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.

"Up Cluster Balloon Tour". Pixar Planet. April 23, 2009. Retrieved April 25, 2009.

Ronnie del Carmen (March 15, 2009). "UP: My name is Dug". Ronnie del Carmen. Archived from the original on March 23, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2009.

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

"Pixar grants girl's dying wish to see 'Up'". ocregister. June 18, 2009. Retrieved February 1, 2015.

Yelhsa (March 15, 2009). "Pixar Upisodes". Teaser Trailer. Retrieved August 9, 2012.

"Up (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Amazon.com. Retrieved August 20, 2016.

Gray, Brandon (June 1, 2009). "Weekend Report: 'Up' Lifts Pixar to Tenth Smash". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 27, 2012.

Narcisse, Evan (December 8, 2011). "Pixar Teams Up With Microsoft For Kinect Rush". Kotaku. Retrieved December 9, 2011.

"Video Interview: Up Director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera". /Film. February 13, 2009. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved February 14, 2009.

Leung, Julie (June 9, 2009). "Pixar's 'Up' Stars An Asian American Boy Scout". Mochi Magazine. Retrieved July 7, 2019.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayan_monal

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

"Disney Goes Traditional For "Princess"". Dark Horizons. July 27, 2006. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2006.

"Comic-Con Sees Stars, 2D Officially Back at Disney". AWN Headline News. July 23, 2006. Retrieved July 29, 2006.

"Magic in the Bayou", The Princess and the Frog Blu-ray. Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

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.

"Alicia Keys into Next Movie Role". E! Planet Gossip Blog. February 5, 2007. Retrieved March 9, 2007.

"Disney Crowns Its Frog Princess". E! Online. April 19, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2007.

"Princess Anika and the Frog". E! Online. April 20, 2007. Retrieved June 1, 2007.

Todd Gilchrist (October 23, 2009). "Interview: 'Princess and the Frog' Directors Ron Clements and John Musker". Cinematical.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2009.

"Magic in the Bayou", The Princess and the Frog Blu-ray. Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

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

"Ne-Yo's "Never Knew I Needed" To Be Featured Song in the New Walt Disney Pictures Animated Film "The Princess And The Frog"". YearOfTheGentleman.com. October 14, 2009. Archived from the original on January 3, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2010.

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

"Disney seeks to crown revival with 'Frozen' Oscar gold". National Media. Retrieved June 22, 2014.

Rodman, Sarah (December 6, 2009). "Wearing the crown". The Boston Globe.

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"Bruno Campos, Associate". Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, LLP. 2018.

 

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 

TZ Reboot Episode 1: The Comedian

TZ Reboot Episode 1: The Comedian

April 2, 2019

We are back with a BRAND NEW EPISODE OF A BRAND NEW TWILIGHT ZONE!! I am beyond excited that we are actually watching a new twilight zone. This is a reaction/review of Season 1, Episode 1: The Comedian, in which we talk about.... well our thoughts! 

 

Intro: Lil Peep - Falling Down 

Episode 22: Steel

Episode 22: Steel

March 15, 2019

Episode 22: Steel in which we discuss if friend of the show Steve is a robot, the importance of a filler episode, the morality and ethics of the NFL and UFC, and how creepy those robots looked. 

Rating: Connor 8, Kory 9, Ben 8, Ash 4, Tabitha 7, Jamie 7.5, Avg: 7.25 

Apologies for this math error, blame Ash :) 

Intro and Outro Music: Hear Me Calling - Juice WRLD

Bonus Episode 2: What Scares You

Bonus Episode 2: What Scares You

February 23, 2019

We are back for another spoooooooky bonus episode. This time we discuss what scares us about horror and non horror movies. Guest stars are Max (my brother), Rebecca who has been an expert on the show, and Steve from the podcast Egads! I am working on the next actual episode of the Rod Squad as well, so be prepared. 

 

Intro Music: Sugar Were Going Down by Fall Out Boy. 

Episode 21: Elegy

Episode 21: Elegy

December 29, 2018

Episode 21: Elegy, in which we discuss politics for farrrrrr to long, talk about the ugly lady that won the beauty contest, and we all wonder why it took Ben two months to put this episode out. Fair warning, editing isn't the best in this one, very busy time in our schedules, but we will be back stronger than ever very soon. 

Rating: Connor 3, Kory 5, Ben 6, Ash 7, Tabitha 7, Jamie 5.5, Avg: 5.6. 

Opening Music: The Man Who Has Everything - Chance the Rapper. 

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