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Disney Magic Hour Episode #182 - The Road to The Mandalorian Part 2 - YOJIMBO/SANJURO

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We continue upon the Road to The Mandalorian Film Series with Part 2 which is a double feature of Akira Kurosawa! The first film is Yojimbo followed by its sequel Sanjuro! These two films are all about Toshiro Mifune absolutely owing the screen. There are morals to be discussed though and we will tackle that for each film. When you watch these two you really get sense of what we may see in the upcoming Disney + series by Filoni and Favreau. The DNA of the The Mandalorian will undoubtedly have some strains of this one-two punch so let’s jump in and mix it up!

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Disney Magic Hour Episode #181 - The Road to The Mandalorian Part 1 - THE HIDDEN FORTRESS

The Disney + series, The Mandalorian, is on the horizon and as we prepare for the journey put forth by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni we wanted to take a look at films that not only have influenced the upcoming live-action show but STAR WARS itself. We start with the Grand Master, Akira Kurosawa and his action adventure, 1958’s The Hidden Fortress! You will see many connections visually and in terms of plotting in Kurosawa’s film and George Lucas’s Star Wars : A New Hope. From editing swipes to archetypes of characters, the DNA for a galaxy far, far away start in Japan. Never saw the film? No worries! We will go over the entire plot and discuss the influences it creates on future filmmakers. Lots to do! Let’s go! It’s showtime!

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Disney Magic Hour Episode #180 - Return to OZ

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One of the strangest, darkest films to ever escape the Disney Studio is without question, RETURN TO OZ. The film goes headlong into creating a world where danger lurks at every corner where audiences were previously greeted with song and dance when MGM produced the classic WIZARD OF OZ in 1939. The OZ books were something Walt Disney himself actually attempted to make but after first losing out on the films rights to MGM he gained the rights to eleven of the books written by Baum but was just never able to get a film cracked. The 80’s is a huge age of change for the Disney company though and some chances were taken. Oz is one of them and there are some big positives here with some sore parts as well. We will tell the tale of how things came to be and then review the film itself. In addition Melyssa will tell us her experience at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and the recent change in a top spot within the Disney company. Lots to do! Lets go! It’s showtime!

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Disney Magic Hour Episode #179 - Something Wicked This Way Comes

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By the pricking of my thumb, Jonathan Pryce this way comes. I will be very upfront in saying a wacky mood was in me during this recording. Very hyper and rather silly but that is because the crazy 80’s continues as Ray Bradbury brings a tale of temptation in the form of a sinister carnival led by Mr. Dark. It seems Disney is trying to find a new identity here with varying success but they get in their own way with an abundance of revisions to what Bradbury and director Jack Clayton aimed for. The result is still a great experience but you can see interference at the films conclusion. Did that sink our experience? Does the film find a way to hold up? In a film that has quite a number of attractive camera work, what is the iconic shot? This week we are joined by Theme Park Stop’s Ian Kauffman to break it all down! Lots to do! Lets go!

PLEASE NOTE : There was an audio snafu on this episode that you will hear in the background. I apologize but it was impossible to remove so other than snuff the entire episode we decided to release what we have and I think it’s a great discussion so it would have killed me to not release it. ENJOY!!

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Disney Magic Hour Episode #177 - TRON LEGACY Review

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GREETINGS…again…PROGRAMS!! You can take a kid out of The Grid but you can’t take The Grid out of the kid. Or in this case you can just stay in The Grid for an undetermined amount of time, find zen and become a Christ character. Or Moses. There is a lot going on here. 28 years after first meeting Kevin Flynn and crew, we are back in the digital landscape of TRON with the long awaited sequel, TRON LEGACY. After so many years how do you bring an audience back in? Do you stick with the religious allegory of the previous entries? Spoilers : They do. A lot. Does it work though? That is a whole conversation and lucky for you we are here to do just that. Lots to do! Let’s go! END OF LINE.

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