Disney Dives

Disney Dives

By Gracie Williams
Watching every live action Disney movie...so you don't have to!
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#21: Smart House

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#22: The Sultan and The Rock Star
Paul Winters is your typical teenaged rock star who needs a break from fame and glory. He 'runs away' from his stardom life for a vacation only to end up on an island called, "Sportsman's Island". There, he meets a famous tiger named Sultan that is being hunted for sport... so, he vows to save the Tiger... All in the span of 45 minutes!  Check us out on Twitter.
25:15
May 29, 2020
#21: Smart House
Smart House is the story about a boy who is determined to stop his father from finding try love again by programming their computerized house to become a surrogate mother... but then it becomes a nightmare at the end?  We are on Twitter! 
35:40
May 22, 2020
#20: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
I am sorry for the late episode. -Aislene Some college students manage to persuade the town's big businessman, A. J. Arno, to donate a computer to their college. When the problem- student, Dexter Riley, (Kurt Russell) tries to fix the computer, he gets an electric shock and his brain turns to a computer; now he remembers everything he reads. Unfortunately, he also remembers information which was in the computer's memory, like the illegal business Arno is involved in. Check us out on Twitter! 
34:46
May 15, 2020
#19: Descendants 3
Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay return to the Isle of the Lost to bring a new batch of VKs to Auradon Prep... but there's a breech in the barrier, this has Mal rethinking the safety of Auradon and going against all that she is fighting for. She decides to close the barrier... for good! However, there's another dark force threatening Auradon's way of life...  What's the final grade does this ending to the trilogy get? Happily Ever After or Not Worth the Watch?  Check us out on Twitter!
40:00
May 7, 2020
#18: George of the Jungle
George was lost in a plane crash years ago, and has grown up to be the "white ape" of the jungle. When a beautiful woman enters the picture, George falls in love and returns with her to San Francisco after her jealous fiance shoots him, but soon he has to return to the jungle when an Ape named Ape is kidnapped by Lyle's henchmen. In the end, all is saved and George gets the girl.
36:26
April 30, 2020
#17: Descendants 2
The villain kids are back and this time they have to deal with themselves. Mal has a case of Impostor syndrome, Jay is still not getting enough screen time, and Ben ends up kidnapped by Ursula's daughter Uma and Carlos gets a talking dog. All of this and they still have to attend a spring fling!
31:42
April 23, 2020
#16: Annie (1999)
Annie is the story of a little orphan girl who gets picked to stay with a rich man during the Christmas season. He turns from being a stodgy businessman to one with an empathetic heart and sets out to adopt her. It's a fun musical adventure! 
33:16
April 16, 2020
#15: Descendants
Prince Ben is about to assume his father's throne, but before that, he has a radical idea. Why not allow the children of the worst fairy tale villains to Auradon Prep. So, Maleficent's daughter Mal, Jafar's son Jay, the evil queen's daughter Evie and Cruella's son Carlos, come to Auradon, with a plan on stealing the fairy godmother's wand and turning this perfect world into a world of chaos run by evil.
38:04
April 9, 2020
#14: Beauty and The Beast 2017
It's a tale as old as time, and at Disney there is always time for a remake. This week we're looking at the live action adaption of Beauty and the Beast. Was it necessary? Was it good? Was Gaston really the villain in all this? You'll just have to listen and find out.
41:10
April 2, 2020
#13: Lady and the Tramp (2019)
Cocker Spaniel Lady is the apple of her owner's eyes, but when a new baby enters into the family, she starts to feel neglected. It doesn't help that a street dog with no name, tells her that when the baby moves in, the dog moves out. When her owners go on a trip out of town with the little one, leaving Aunt Sarah to watch her, she ends up running away and into the company of the nameless street dog.  She learns how to live on the streets but decides she much prefers life at home. Things begin to settle down, and she finds her place, but a rat threatens the life of the baby. With the street dog's help, she manages to save the baby and then she races to save the street dog from his inevitable death.
41:01
March 26, 2020
#12: Luck of the Irish
HAPPY ST PATRICK'S DAY! Early Episode! Guess you are lucky! Kyle is an ordinary junior high schooler. He's popular, he's great at basketball and he always seems to have the best luck. After visiting an Irish festival, his luck turns upside down, he starts getting shorter, his ears start getting longer and he finds out that he's half a leprechaun. Now he, his family and his friends have to retrieve his family's luck back, or risk being stuck like that forever!  Check out our Twitter! 
42:05
March 17, 2020
#11: Freaky Friday (1976)
Freaky Friday is the story of a mom and a daughter who just don't understand one another. After wishing to trade places, just for a day, 13 year old Annabelle is now in the body of her mother, while her mother Ellen is in hers. Through high jinks and misadventures, the two learn that the life of the other isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
41:30
March 12, 2020
#10: Johnny Tsunami
It's back to another DCOM. This time, we're taking a look at Johnny Tsunami, The story of a surfer kid from Hawaii who moves all the way to New England, learning how to surf the snow waves. At it's heart, it's a story about fathers and sons, and their relationship. 
34:16
March 5, 2020
#9: The Parent Trap (1998)
LIndsay Lohan gives us double the trouble with the 90s remake of a 60s classic. We're talking about The Parent Trap. 
38:04
February 28, 2020
#8: Princess Protection Program
This is the story of two girls. A Princess in need of protection, and a southern girl in need of a lesson in what being a princess is all about. Starring former Disney Darling Besties Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, we have to wonder, is this movie any good?
41:57
February 21, 2020
#7: Remember The Titans
One of the most iconic sports movies of all time, this week we take a look at Remember the Titans. It's a movie about the only integrated high school in Virginia competing to win the State Championships while also combating racism between themselves and in the world around them. 
42:33
February 14, 2020
#6: The Color of Friendship
It's time for another DCOM and this week we're taking a look at The Color of Friendship. Set in the 1970s it tells the story of a friendship that forms between a white South African student and her black host family's daughter. It's a stark look at Apartheid South Africa, and racism, and it's definitely a film worth discussing. 
35:20
February 6, 2020
#5: Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
This week we talk about the DCOM classic Zenon. When a creepy corporate overlord decides to commit mass murder, it's up to a 13 year old to save her family from destruction major. Is this movie worth being a DCOM classic?
32:58
January 31, 2020
#4: Pollyanna (1960)
This week we're taking a look at Hayley Mill's debut Disney film Pollyanna. It's the story of a young girl with an optimism that shines, even through the darkest of days. It also has one of the most memeable sermons put to screen we've ever seen. After all DEATH COMES UNEXPECTEDLY! 
43:09
January 23, 2020
#3: Tom and Huck
This week we're exploring the film Tom and Huck. It's the story of two boys, a lost treasure, and trying to free a man falsely accused of murder. Is it the fun adventure people wax nostalgic over? 
35:53
January 16, 2020
#2: High School Musical
This week in our first DCOM we're taking a look back at what is arguably the start of one of Disney Channel's most popular franchises. high School Musical. Spawning two sequels, and a tv show on Disney Plus, we go back to the start of it all and even take a look at some questionable fan fiction involving Coach Bolton and Drama Teacher Mrs. Darbus. Enjoy! Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPy63A5CeJA https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475293/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv
40:44
January 9, 2020
#1: Mary Poppins
For our premier episode we are taking a look at Mary Poppins. It's a live action classic that marries with Disney's animation. The result is absolutely fantastic.
44:23
January 2, 2020
Welcome to Disney Dives!
Do you love Disney live action movies? Do you love Disney Channel Original Movies? This is the movie podcast for you then! Two self-proclaimed Disney Nerds take a look at the plethora of Disney films that aren't just their animation department. Have you ever heard of the Apple Dumpling Gang? Thomasina? Justin Morgan Had a Horse? We'll be covering them all here on Disney Dives while also taking a look at the strange, fascinating world of Disney Channel Original Movies and wonder how some of these strange titles like Stepsister From Planet Weird and Can of Worms ever got the greenlight! We do hope you enjoy our podcast. Be sure to subscribe to us wherever you listen to podcasts and enjoy our premier episode of Mary Poppins, on January 2nd. New episodes will premier every Thursday! 
03:38
December 25, 2019