It's the one-year anniversary episode of the podcast! Join Chelsea, Morgan and Mason as they take a walk down memory lane as their discuss the Disney Renaissance and its first classic film, The Little Mermaid.
■ News: fake Frozen posters, DreamWorks pushes Mr. Peabody and Sherman release date and massive staff cuts, LAIKA’s new feature The Boxtrolls
■ Nerdy Couch Discussion: Waking Sleeping Beauty and the Disney Renaissance (1989-1999).
■ Morgan gives a brief history on the Disney Renaissance.
■ Favorite movies from the era, the better part of the era (1989-1994), the second half of the era (1995-1999).
■ Would animation be the same if there wasn’t a Disney Renaissance?
■ Main discussion: The Little Mermaid
■ Howard Ashman key to its success, first film to use the CAPS system.
■ The real Hans Christian Anderson story of The Little Mermaid.
■ First thoughts and recollections: VHS, animation masterpiece, The Little Mermaid pool effect,
■ The beginning: prologue song, the seahorse, the sisters have the best names, the shipwreck and shark, Scuttle, how many mer-kings are there?, Triton’s trident’s powers.
■ Three most iconic moments: the grotto hand reach, singing on the rock, and the hair flip.
■ Where does Eric fall on the Disney Prince hotness scale? Is Eric under appreciated?
■ "Part of Your World": love the lyrics, clever singing fish.
■ Ariel’s grotto: the Eric statue, Triton’s rage issues, Captain Ahab, Flotsam & Jetsam’s creepy voices.
■ Ursula: she's a cecaelia, best villains of all time, designed after a drag queen, differences between her powers and Triton’s.
■ Ariel as a human: Is Eric’s castle the best Disney castle?, are they in France?, working girls conversation, similarities to Tangled and Edward Scissorhands.
■ Eric’s flute moment, enter Vanessa, the wedding, Triton polyp.
■ The climax: super fast, all the poor mermaid decision makers return back to society, drunk Triton, the Disney chorus, mermaid-human relations, shameless mockery of the French.
■ The sequels: TV series, song “Harmony”, The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, The Little Mermaid Broadway musical.
■ We rate it!
■ Don’t forget the bloopers!
Runtime: 1:49:43, 52.7 MB
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