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The Nickelodeon documentary The Orange Years will be premiering on November 17, 2020 on Blu-Ray, DVD, and on streaming services. In honor of the occasion, check out this interview from October 2016 where Patricia interviews one of the men behind the documentary Scott Barber. They discuss about his earliest Nickelodeon memories, why they decide to do the documentary, and what it'll be featuring.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2020 DreamWorks animated film Trolls World Tour, which is the sequel to the 2016 film Trolls based on the Trolls dolls. Poppy is adjusting to her new role as Queen of the Pop Kingdom when she learns that not only are there other kingdoms that play other genres of music, but the Queen of Rock named Barb is stealing all of the kingdoms' strings so that Rock would take over everything. Poppy, Branch, and Biggie travel to the other kingdoms to warn about Barb's conquering. Will Poppy stop Barb before she conquers all the troll kingdoms with rock and roll?
Trolls World Tour was originally suppose to premiere around February 14th, 2020 in theaters, but due to the coronavirus, it was pushed to April 10th being released on demand and other streaming services. As of September 2020, Trolls World Tour has become one of the most popular movies on VOD and has made over $20 million dollars out of its $100 million dollar budget. Patricia and Arun didn't care for the original Trolls movie when they saw it last year. Does the sequel improve on the original or is it as annoying as ever? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia talk about:
Trump campaign demands CNN apologize for poll that shows Biden leading
#Pride2020: Nickelodeon celebrates LGBTQ+ community and “ally” Spongebob Squarepants
#BlackLivesMatter protests continue, far-right try to disrupt, fake leaflet campaigns, Atlanta police chief resigns.
Cop-themed / “racist” episodes and shows being removed from television and streaming.
‘Matrix 4’ Moves To 2022, ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Stomps To 2021
AT&T seeks sale for Warner gaming unit, could fetch about $4 billion
Willy Wonka-like chocolate factory to open outside Amsterdam
New #HeyArnoldSeason6 petition.
Now that Patricia, Casey, and Ashli have finished Season 2 of As Told by Ginger, they pick out the highlights of their review of every episode. Enjoy the laughs and though provoking discussions.
1. Never Can Say Goodbye: 00:50
2. Gym Class Confidential w/Eryk Casemiro: 5:38
3. Fast Reputation: 15:37
4. The Nurses’s Strike: 26:25
5. Trouble in Gal Pal Land: 35:01
6. Sibling Revile-ry: 42:16
7. Losing Nana Bishop: 51:54
8. TGIF: 1:02:33
9. Lunatic Lake w/Eric Molinsky: 1:10:44
10. April’s Fools: 1:31:04
11. Ms. Foutley’s Boys w/Darin McGowan: 1:40:48
12. Love with a Proper Transfer Student: 1:58:28
13. Family Therapy w/Paul Greenberg and Jackie Harris Greenberg: 2:12:42
14. New Girl in Town: 2:26:54
15. Ginger’s Solo: 2:32:00
16. Mommie Nearest: 2:40:18
17. And She Was Gone w/Mark Risley: 2:45:41
18. No Hope For Courtney: 2:59:29
19. Next Question: 3:06:34
20. Driven to Extremes: 3:13:29
It's the 150th episode of Casual Chats and Patricia decided to let the listeners choose the topic for her to discuss about. Out of a dozen choices, the listeners voted for Looney Tunes suggested by Chad Hawksworth. In this episode, Patricia and special guest animation historian, digital film restoration artist, author of the book Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story, and co-host of the Cartoon Logic podcast Thad Komorowski discuss about their earliest memories of Looney Tunes, their favorite shorts, the characters, the animators and directors, the music, and what makes them timeless over 90 years later.
In September 2015, Patricia showcased some of the most well known songs from the Mario franchise in honor of the franchise's 30th anniversary. All the songs are owned by Nintendo.
1. Overworld Theme- Super Mario Bros. (NES)
2. Gusty Garden Galaxy- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
3. Slider Theme- Super Mario 64 (N64)
4. Castle and Fortress Theme- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
5. Underwater Theme- New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
6. Bianco Halls- Super Mario Sunshine (GCN)
7. The Moon- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Nintendo GB)
8. World 6- New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS)
9. Air Fortress Theme- Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
10. Wart Battle- Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
11. Overworld 2 w/Yoshi- Super Mario World (SNES)
12. Ghost House- Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo 3DS)
13. World Bowser- Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)
14. Final Bowser Battle- Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
15. Forest Theme- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the 7 Stars (SNES)
16. Ending Credits- Super Mario Land (Nintendo GB)
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia and Casey conclude Season 2 of We’re in Between where they interviewed some of the storyboard artists who worked on As Told by Ginger including returning guests Eric Molinsky and Darin McGowan and newcomers Michael Kenny, Pablo Solis, Joe Scott, Rob Goodin, and Sean Pendergrass.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2019 DreamWorks/Pearl Studio animated film Abominable. The movie takes place in Shanghai, China focusing on a girl named Yi finding a yeti on her roof that she names Everest. She discovers that Everest escaped from a company captured by an eccentric exotic animal collector named Mr. Burnish. Yi and her two friends Peng and Jin travel across China to take Everest home to Mount Everest while Mr. Burnish and his men follow their trail to capture them. Will they succeed in getting Everest home?
When the film premiered in theaters, it made $189 million dollars on a $70 million dollar budget while receiving mixed reviews from critics calling it "predictable", "mediocre", and a step below the How to Train Your Dragon films. What do Patricia and Arun think of the film? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia discuss:
Slave Trader Edward Colston’s statue pulled down and dumped into the harbour.
Street in front of White House renamed “Black Lives Matter Plz.”
White House erects a giant fence to keep protesters away.
Why is Donald Trump so fascinated with the military?
More anti-Trumps ads go viral.
Unmarked officers being used in DC.
UK Protest turns violent after police charge horses at them.
Will the #BlackLivesMatter protests create a 2nd wave of the Coronavirus.
Marriage takes place at Philadelphia protest.
“Bicycle Biff” who was filmed attacked minors is arrested.
Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Segment Backfires.
JK Rowling tweet cause controversy.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the Season 2 finale episode of As Told by Ginger "Driven to Extremes". In this episode, Ginger and her class gets a new substitute teacher with her being a mean and nasty woman. The students want to get revenge on her being egging her and throwing toilet paper all over her house with Ginger stepping down from the group. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey assist Brandon with deciding on what talent Mr. Licorice should perform on in a pet show. With this being the Season 2 finale, how does it stack up compared to the first season? Is it better than last week's episode?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Jim Bevan discuss about the video game company TellTale Games, the first game they were introduced to that the company worked on, their favorites, and their shut down in October 2018.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews Greg Stevens, the man behind the YouTube channel Pop Arena where he's currently covering every show ever aired on Nickelodeon with his series Nick Knacks, Goosebumps books, Doctor Who novels, and more.
In this bonus episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the fan recreated movie based on the 2001 animated film Shrek called Shrek Retold. Released on YouTube on November 29, 2018 by 3GI, a group of people behind the fan gathering event Shrekfest, over 200 collaborators animated and/or performed scenes from Shrek in addition to recreating the soundtrack. It became a massive hit in views and had positive feedback from viewers. How do Patricia and Arun feel about the fan created film? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia discuss the protests across the United States of America.
- Protester, Journalists show by police.
- Some police joining the protests.
- Donald Trump threatens to escalate, labels Antifa a "terrorist organisation."
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 39th episode of As Told by Ginger "Next Question". Ginger starts to develop a crush on her teacher Mr. Gardner as they're preparing for an upcoming quiz against another school. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey decide to free the town's groundhog so that they can use his disappearance as an excuse to sell scarves to the townspeople. We're almost done with Season 2. Is this episode as stellar as the previous ones or is it ending with a whimper?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests That Long Haired Creepy Guy and Comic Uno discuss about the 1992 Fox cartoon Batman: The Animated Series created by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini. They talk about their early memories, their favorite characters, their favorite episodes, and thoughts on the two animated movies as well as the controversial 2nd volume The Adventures of Batman and Robin.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia, Kevin, and Christina interview Rugrats and Recess co-creator Paul Germain and Recess co-creator and Rugrats and Hey Arnold! writer Joe Ansolabehere.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about what are the top 5 best and worst DreamWorks animated films with their votes and the listeners' votes. What made the list? Do you agree or disagree? Let us know what are your favorites and least favorites.
Arun and Patricia talk about:
Avatar: The Last Airbender is #1 on Netflix!
So bad of shape is Donald Trump in?
The leaders of the countries with the worst coronavirus outbreaks on Earth.
Only 3% of black America supports Donald Trump.
Will the Presidential Election be Mail-In voting?
Fox News: “Every death is tragic, but…”
Finding Dory trends on Twitter.
Recently released WWE star reveals word that is apparently banned from television.
Daytime Emmy Award Nominations.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 38th episode of As Told by Ginger "No Hope for Courtney" where it features Ginger helping a girl named Hope Rogers become popular resulting in taking Courtney's rank as the most popular girl in school. Meanwhile, Mrs. Gordon retires from teaching after being fed up with Carl's constant pranks and schemes and he does everything he can to bring her back. Grab a box of tissues as we go in depth into one of the saddest moments in Nicktoons history.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Zenith Warrior Princess and Filip Kanzurovski discuss about the Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli founded on June 15, 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. They have been known for producing some of the most groundbreaking, critically acclaimed 2D animated movies in Japan from Castle in the Sky to When Marnie was There. They go over the films, the memorable characters, the atmospheric scenes, the quiet moments, and the risky storytelling ranging from protecting the environment to the struggles of surviving a war as well as the cute, charming stories from two sisters interacting with a creature named Totoro to a witch trying to help her neighborhood with delivering goods alongside her smart aleck cat. 35 years after the studio's premiere, people from around the world love the films and has gained a massive audience into the world of anime. Which movies do Patricia, Zenith, and Filip think are the best films in Studio Ghibli's library? Listen and find out.
In this episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 1995 BBC TV special Roald Dahl's Little Red Riding Hood based on the 1982 book Revolting Rhymes, a series of different interpretations of classic fairy tales. It stars Ian Holm, Julie Walters, and Danny DeVito. A wolf named Wolfey is hungry and wanders into Little Red Riding Hood's grandma's house to find something to eat, only to eat her. Meanwhile, a sow and a sheep kidnap baby pigs and lambs into their truck.
While it only had a limited run on the BBC and only released on VHS in the UK, it had gained a small cult following. What do Patricia and Arun think of this obscure TV special? Listen and find out.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun conclude their lookback on all the DreamWorks films on DreamMachine with talking about the newest film in the lineup. It's the third installment of the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, The Hidden World. The story takes place one year after the previous film where the village of Berk is dealing with too many dragons. Hiccup and Toothless then make a journey to find The Hidden World where the dragons can be kept safely. Along the way, they meet up with a White Fury that Toothless falls in love with as well as an evil dragon hunter named Grimmel who wishes to capture both of them to complete the extinction of the Furies. Will Hiccup and Toothless defeat Grimmel and send the dragons to safety?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it received financial success making over $519 million dollars on a $129 million dollar budget. It was the first DreamWorks film under Universal after no longer distributing their films under 20th Century Fox. It was also praised by fans as a perfect end to the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy. How do Patricia and Arun feel about the film compared to the previous two? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia talk about:
Would we send our child to school during the Coronavirus crisis?
COVID-19 cases hotspots on Trump Supporting, white areas of the US.
Barrack Obama’s 2020 Graduation Commencement Speech.
Buzzfeed shutters UK and other international offices.
Anti-Lockout Protesters dressing up as nurses to carry false narrative.
Tiktok "Autism Challenge" is the worst thing on the Internet.
Banjo Kazooie Mod, The Jiggies of Time to be released end of June.
Could Gargoyles have been the centre of a Disney Cinematic Universe?
The 20 best animated movies to stream, according to filmmakers.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 37th episode of As Told by Ginger "And She Was Gone" alongside special guest Mark Risley, who directed most of the episodes of the show, including this one. The plot focuses on Ginger writing a poem for a competition, but the people who heard it assume that she's going through suicidal depression due to its somber tone. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey buy disappearing powder to use on a student no one would miss and choose a weird, quirky girl named Noelle Sussman with them regretting their deed. Casey and Patricia also read the comments from their listeners from episodes 33-36. "And She Was Gone" was the third episode in As Told by Ginger that was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Program in Less than An Hour. Did it deserve that nomination?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Jim Bevan, Des Shinta, ZenithWillRule, and newcomer Marvelous in Red discuss about the Power Rangers franchise. Based on the tokusatsu series Super Sentai from the 1970's, they discuss about t.he series, the movies, and a handful of the video games
In this short episode of Nick Jukebox, Patricia says goodbye to summer with the last remaining Nickelodeon songs she wanted to put in in episode 5, but didn't. Expect songs from KaBlam, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and The Angry Beavers. Originally uploaded on August 2013 as episode 6.1.
1. Opening Theme Song of Salute Your Shorts (1991)
2. Why Does The Sun Shine- They Might Be Giants (Featured in KaBlam! in 1998)
3. Beavers a Go-Go- The Angry Beavers (1997)
4. The Campfire Song Song- SpongeBob SquarePants (1999)
5. Summerbaby- Polaris (Featured in The Adventures of Pete & Pete in 1993)
6. Pretty Little Piece of Paradise- CatDog (1998)
7. Summertime- Yo Gabba Gabba (2007)
8. Ending Theme to Hey Dude (1989)
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia and Kevin interview Doug creator Jim Jinkins. They discuss about Jim's early years of television working on Pinwheel and Hocus Focus, Doug, and his other projects.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2017 DreamWorks animated film Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie based on the book series by Dav Pilkey. The movie is about two boys named Harold and George who cause a lot of mayhem on their school by pranking their teachers and principal. However, they get caught and are sentenced to be in separate classes so that they don't get into any more trouble. They decide to break into their principal's office to retrieve a hypnotic ring to make him forget about the punishment, only for him to turn into the superhero Captain Underpants. One day, a scientist named Professor Poopypants gets hired to be a new teacher with his main motivation is to remove laughter. Will Captain Underpants succeed in defeating Professor Poopypants? Will Harold and George sustain their friendship?
The movie made over $125 million dollars in the box office with a $35 million dollar budget, making it not only one of the lowest budgeted films, but one of the lowest grossing DreamWorks films ever. Despite that, the movie was critically acclaimed by critics and viewers. What do Arun and Patricia think of the film? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia talk about:
Happy Mother’s Day!
Muppets Now! Coming Soon to Disney+.
Casual Chats: Father Ted Aftermath.
Craig Bartlett writing Hey Arnold! Shortaki Stories on Social Media: Is it cannon!?
Paddington Bear relegated to Nick Jr.
Donald Trump / Mike Pence not wearing a mask while on visits.
The Lincoln Project’s “It’s Mourning in America” anti-Trump ad.
Little Richard dies aged 87.
WWE Monday Night Raw suffers its lowest TV ratings ever!
VIDEO: Is this THE WORST complaint about Spongebob Squarepants on the Internet?
Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards Reaches 2.4 Million Viewers.
AI generated more of Rick Astley song.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 36th episode of As Told by Ginger "Mommie Nearest". The plot focuses on Courtney staying with the Foutleys until her mom recovers from a bad face lift infection at the hospital. Courtney spends a lot of time with Lois making Ginger jealous. Meanwhile, Carl wants to get a chin implant, but Dr. Dave convinces him to get a fake chin to test it out with everyone running away from him. Is the episode a gem, mediocre, or awful? You'll definitely be surprised.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Eli a.k.a. The Cartoon Hero and newcomer Isaac a.k.a. The Media Hunter discuss about the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise including the anime, the movies, and the abridged series.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia interviews the man behind the fan remake of 1991 Game Boy game Metroid II: Return of Samus titled Another Metroid 2 Remake, Milton "DoctorM64" Gausti. They discuss about his earliest video game memories, what made him decide to do a fan remake on Metroid II, and the 10 year process on creating one of the most well regarded fan games in recent memory.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2017 DreamWorks animated film, The Boss Baby, based on the book of the same name by Marla Frazee. Tim is a happy 7 year old boy who is the only child to his parents. One day, his mother asks him if he wanted a brother with him stating 'no', only to learn that she was pregnant. When the baby brother comes home, not only does he talk and calls himself "The Boss", but is a secret agent for a fight against babies and puppies. Will Tim and The Boss get along? Well The Boss succeed in his mission?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made over $528 million dollars on a $125 million dollar budget. However, it received mixed to negative reviews from critics and viewers. It has gotten an animated series on Netflix called The Boss Baby: Back in Business and will be getting a sequel in 2021. How do Arun and Patricia feel about the film? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia discuss:
NONE OF THE ABOVE 2020 Results! (KCA 2020 Winners)
Billie Eilish wins favourite song: Why is she disliked in some circles?
Disney Corporation sweeps up Favourite Films category / Apple buying out Disney?
Frozen 2 wins two awards. Is Frozen 3 on the way?
Spongebob Squarepants wins Favourite Animated Series for a record 19th time, though has it succeeded while Nickelodeon itself has declined?
Netflix to purchase ViacomCBS?
“Cold and Sly” Ellen DeGeneres still wins Favourite TV Host Award
JoJo Siwa hits back at trolls as she wins Favourite Social Music Star
LeBron James reveals Space Jam: A New Legacy logo.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 35th episode of As Told by Ginger "Ginger's Solo". In this episode, Ginger misses her boyfriend Sasha from the TV movie "Summer of Camp Caprice" after not receiving a letter or phone call from him. So she decides to join the marching band when she learns that they're holding a competition in Sasha's school. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey want to raise money to get 1% of the Gripling's Egyptian tomb, so they become psychics.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests David and Eli from You Scared of This? discuss about the 1992 Nickelodeon 2 hour block SNICK. They discuss about their earliest memories of watching SNICK, the shows that aired around the block, and which were the best and worst from the lineup.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews Blake "ShadyVox" Swift who back around October 2007 was the co-creator, co-writer, and the voice of Jaden Yuki and others in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The Abridged Series. Nowadays mostly known for his indie rock band Scratch21 and his voiceover work in video games, animated webseries, and other videos from Yooka-Laylee, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Sheriff Hayseed, and more.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2016 DreamWorks animated musical film Trolls based on the Trolls dolls. The plot is about two trolls named Poppy and Branch who work together to rescue their village from the Bergens led by King Grisle. Jr who wish to eat them.
The movie grossed over $346 million dollars on a $125 million dollar budget and received mixed to positive reviews from critics and fans claiming that while it was colorful and entertaining with some of its songs, it borrowed heavily from the live action Smurfs film, The Lego Movie, and Strange Magic for it to stand out. It also received an animated series on Netflix titled Trolls: The Beat Goes On and will receive a sequel on April 17, 2020. What do Patricia and Arun think of this film? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia discuss:
Autism Awareness Month Interview with Jessica.
Is Kim Kong Un dead?
DreamMachine: Trolls World Tour Aftermath.
Prince Louis painting himself on social media is a great distraction from the fact that The Royal Family lost the Sussex’s to the Disney Corporation.
Preview: The Howard Ashman Story on Disney+.
Father Ted’s 25th Anniversary.
JoJo Siwa as Debbie Thornberry in a live-action Wild Thornberry’s movie!? (joke)
The 1996 Space Jam website is still online.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discusses about the 34th episode of As Told by Ginger "New Girl in Town". The plot focuses on a new girl named Leatitia Bowers who is treated with neglect and false rumors because of her goth appearance and that her father is a mortician. Ginger decides to befriend her and throw a party to hopefully make her feel welcome with no one showing up. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey are invited to Brandon's party with having no interest in attending. However, Hoodsey feels guilty after learning that no one is going to the party and convinces Carl to go. How does the episode fare compare to others in this season? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Jim Bevan and newcomer Lily from Dom and the Chapel of Church discuss about the Metroid franchise from Metroid to Metroid: Other M. They go over their history of the games, their favorites in the series, their least favorites in the series, the worlds, music, atmosphere, weapons, power ups, the Metroid: Zero Mission manga, and more.
In this episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia, Arun, and special guest James Daniel Walsh from Manic Expression discuss about the 1995 anthology comedy film Four Rooms that were written and produced by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino. It focuses on a bell hop named Ted (played by Tim Roth) and his experiences of caring for his hotel customers during New Year's Eve told in four different stories involving with a covet of witches needing a secret ingredient for their concoction, a psychotic couple, a pair of sadistic children, and a bet involving with winning a car by lighting a lighter 10 times in a row or a finger would be chopped off. The final anthology segment is based on a Roald Dahl short story called “The Man from the South”.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it was panned by critics calling it "the most disappointing movie of 1995". Four Rooms barely made its 4 million dollar budget and the film has been forgotten overtime. Is it an overlooked gem or one of the worst movies ever made? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews Will Nguyen, the founder of the video game tournament site Willvolution discussing about his influences in playing video games, his start in running tournaments, and the origins of Willvolution.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the third and final movie in the Kung Fu Panda trilogy, Kung Fu Panda 3. The plot focuses on Po becoming a proper kung fu teacher after Master Shifu retires with the results not going as well as he thought it would. But an unexpected meetup with his biological father Li Shan ends up with Po going to a panda village where he would train the other pandas kung fu. A villain named Kai threatens all the kung fu masters by stealing their chi to become more powerful. Will Po teach the other pandas kung fu in time? What path will Po choose in who he'll see as his real father?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it was a major hit in the box office receiving over $521 million dollars on a $145 million dollar budget. It also received positive reviews from critics saying that while it wasn't as good as the previous films, it was a nice conclusion to the trilogy. What do Patricia and Arun think of the movie? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia discuss:
Mulan 2 “in early development” before Mulan 2020 is released?
Ronda Rousey calls WWE “Fake fights,” wrestling community does not take it well.
PREVIEW: Old School Lane Reads
Joe Biden attack ad says Trump “rolled over” for China.
Fan Art skyrocketing during the lockdown.
In Search of the Crystal Skull: Sonic the Hedgehog Review Aftermath
Was Hugh Jackman turning down Cats because of a scheduling conflict the greatest bullet dodge in movie history?
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 33rd episode of As Told by Ginger "Family Therapy" alongside special guests Paul Greenberg, who co-wrote this episode, and Jackie Harris Greenberg, the voice of Macie. In this episode, Macie is turning 13 years old, but her parents completely forgot all about it. When Ginger convinces Macie to confront them, they start giving her attention and treat her like a 4 year old. Meanwhile, Carl starts developing a fear of a naked mole rat during a field trip to the zoo and has to confront it before it takes over his life. Also, they read the listeners' comments from episodes 29-32.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia discusses about the 1997 ABC animated series Recess alongside creators Paul Germain and Joe Ansolabehere, writers Bart Jennett and Peter Gaffney, composer Denis Hannigan, and voice actor Courtland Mead.
In this episode of Nick Jukebox, Patricia dedicates it to Nickelodeon video game music. Expect songs from video games such as Stimpy's Invention, Tak and the Power of Juju, and SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom. Originally uploaded on June 2014 as the 11th episode to coincide with E3 2014.
1. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Title Screen (SNES)
2. The Pound Dungeon- Stimpy's Invention (Sega Genesis)
3. Ice Cream Mountain- Rugrats: Search for Reptar (PlayStation)
4. Mondo Mountain- Rocket Power: Beach Bandits (PlayStation 2)
5. Rocket Level- Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (Game Boy Color)
6. Dryrock Canyon- Tak and the Power of Juju (PlayStation 2)
7. The Dream Guardian 2- Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams (PlayStation 2)
8. Country Boy's Theme- The Fairly Oddparents: Breaking Da Rules (PlayStation 2)
9. Level 1-1- Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy (Game Boy Advance)
10. Bikini Bottom/Sand Mountain- SpongeBob: Battle for Bikini Bottom (Nintendo GameCube)
11. Prison Breakout- Nicktoons Unite (PlayStation 2)
12. Retroville Boss- Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (Wii)
13; EvilToyCo Factory Zone 1- Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots (PlayStation 2)
14. Zim's Base & McMeaty's- Nickelodeon Party Blast (PC)
15. Green Hill- Nicktoons: Battle for Volcano (Nintendo DS)
16. Avatar: The Burning Earth ending credits (Game Boy Advance)
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia and co-host Liam Higgins interview with actress Niketa Calame who is mostly known for being the voice of Young Nala from the 1994 animated Disney film The Lion King. She's also appeared in other movies and TV shows such as MADtv, The Millers, Megachurch Murder, Timeless, and Perry Mason.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2015 DreamWorks animated film Home, which is based on the 2007 children's book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex. The movie is about a species of aliens called the Boov invading the planet Earth after being chased by another group of aliens called the Gorg. After conquering Earth, the Boov relocate all of humanity to other locations to make themselves at home. One of the Boovs named Oh finds a girl named Tip who was separated from her mother and wishes to go to Australia to reunite with her. Will they find her mother in time? Will Oh and Tip have a strong friendship despite being enemies?
When the movie premiered, it made over $386 million dollars out of a $135 million dollar budget, but had mixed to negative reviews from critics and viewers. It also has an animated series on Netflix called Home: The Adventures of Tip and Oh. What do Patricia and Arun think of the film with its mixed reception? Is it a horrible trainwreck or an underrated gem? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia talk about:
Autistic Support Group ‘told it needed DNR orders.’
Mark Hamill gets backlash from left for Twitter likes.
#SixFanArt Challenge going viral.
Does the new PS5 controller look like an Xbox controller?
Poorly Aged Things: When Sean Hannity said 0 people have died from the Coronavirus.
Old School Lane Casual Chats: A Goofy Movie / An Extremely Goofy Movie Aftermath.
Streets of Rage 4 coming soon!
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Ashli, and Casey discuss about the 32nd episode of As Told by Ginger "Love with a Proper Transfer Student". The plot is about Dodie having a crush on the transfer student named Joaquin and Ginger decides to help hook Dodie up while they perform as a couple in a musical ending up with her falling in love with him. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey prepares a love potion that they tested on Ginger with them thinking that it was their experiment that caused her to go love crazy over Joaquin. Casey and Ashli discussed about this episode on the "School Plays" episode of The Friday Night Nicktoons Podcast and liked it. Do they still like it or has their options changed since then?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Taylor "Whyboy" Wyatt and Nero Angelius from ToonGrin discuss about the adaptations based on 3 books by author E.B. White. There are the 1973 and 2006 adaptations of Charlotte's Web, Charlotte's Web 2, the Stuart Little movie trilogy, and Trumpet of the Swan.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews anime, video game, and independent animated show voice actress Kira Buckland and discusses about her start in voice acting in Newgrounds, her transition to small fan made Flash cartoons to mainstream anime and video games, and more.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2014 DreamWorks animated film, Penguins of Madagascar, a spinoff from the Madagascar series. Taken place after the events of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Private feels left out from the rest of his penguin companions when he's being compared as the "mascot" of the group. While in Fort Knox to retrieve a discontinued snack food, the penguins are kidnapped and sent to Venice where they confront an evil octopus named Dave. But then they're rescued by a group of animal agents called The North Wind that's fighting Dave to protect the penguin population. The penguins then learn of Dave's evil plan that threatens their group and their fellow penguins and it's up to them to stop Dave before it's too late.
Despite making over $373 million dollars on a $132 million dollar budget, it was considered to be a box office failure. Critics and fans gave mixed to positive reviews on the film calling it fun, fast, and brightly colorful, yet unoriginal, cliched, and lazy. What do Patricia and Arun think of the last film of the Madagascar series? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia talk about:
This week was Autism Awareness Day!
Have you ever been told “You don’t look autistic?”
Nickelodeon receives backlash for Autism Speaks tweet.
PREVIEW: In Search of the Crystal Skull Episode 1! Sonic the Hedgehog
Why are Youtubers not allowed to mention the C-word? (Coronavirus)
Right-wingers trying to cover up downplaying the Coronavirus, Daily Show reposts their previous comments
Should there be a sequel to Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius
Goofy appears in Ducktales / Max and Roxanne cameo
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 31th episode of As Told by Ginger "Ms. Foutley's Boys" alongside special guest Darin McGowan, who was one of the storyboard artists and claims it as the episode he enjoyed the most. The plot focuses on Lois dating the plumber Buzz from the episode "TGIF" with her being less interested in him due to his "man's touch" and his philosophy of "boys being boys". However, Ginger doesn't want her mom to end up alone and persuades her to continue dating him. Meanwhile, Carl tests Buzz's 3 sons on his newest experiment involving with fabric softener as after shave and fabric sheets as handkerchiefs.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Eli "The Cartoon Hero" Stone discuss about the 2002 anime Naruto based on the 1997 manga series. They look back on how they were first introduced to the anime, the arcs, the characters, the battles, the filler episodes, the movies, and the overall impact the show left behind. The story is about a nine-tailed fox demon attacked the Hidden Leaf Village, a village populated by ninjas. The only way to stop it was with the sacrifice of its leader The Fourth Hokage by sealing it into an infant named Naruto Uzumaki. 12 years later, Naruto is ostracized by the villagers without understanding why and is struggling to become a great ninja despite having dreams of being the village's Hokage. Eventually, Naruto is paired up with a new sensei and two teammates named Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno as they go through many missions and adventures.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia and special guest co-host Liam Higgins interview actor and producer Eric Roberts. They discuss about his acting career, his favorite roles, and promoting a special device for men called The Phoenix.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2014 DreamWorks animated film, How To Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to the 2011 film How To Train Your Dragon. The story takes place years later with Hiccup grown into an adult and having to take the responsibilities of being the leader of his village. However, an evil villain named Drago is planning on brainwashing all the dragons to make a new army. When Hiccup and Toothless fly towards Drago's location to talk some sense into him, they meet up with a mysterious woman named Valka who is rescuing the dragons and keeping them safe and secure. Will Hiccup save the day before Drago goes too far? Who is Valka and what connections does she have with Hiccup?
When the movie premiered, it was a financial success making over $621 million dollars and a critical hit from viewers saying it was better than the first film. What do Patricia and Arun think? Listen and find out.
Arun and Patricia talk about:
Are you allowed to have an opinion on YouTube anymore?
Is Solar Opposites just a reskinned Rick and Morty?
Is Donald Trump trying to hide his Coronavirus hoax comments?
Is Steven Universe finally over?
Meghan Markle now doing voiceover work for Disney
Lizzie McGuire returns to Disney+
The Big Show’s new show on Netflix
Happy Birthday to Francesca Marie Smith!
Live Action Dragon’s Lair coming to Netflix: What happened to the animated movie!?
Batman: The Adventures Continue being released online
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey have reached the halfway point of As Told by Ginger discussing about the 30th episode of the series "April's Fools" involving with Ginger forging a love letter to Dodie from a weird boy named Dustin. However, Dodie actually has a huge crush on Dustin, but he has a huge crush on Macie. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey journey into a dump searching for Blake's tonsils that were thrown away by Joann. How does the episode stack up to the previous holiday episodes? Is it a good lead way to the remaining episodes of Season 2? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Arun Mehta from The Arun Mehta Show discuss about the 2015 Broadway musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The play is a contemporary telling of the Founding Father Alexander Hamilton featuring a diverse cast of actors and hip-hop music. The play became a massive hit not only for Broadway and musical lovers, but the mainstream audience who gravitated to learning about an obscure man of history in a refreshing way, its take on political storytelling, and its catchy and memorable soundtrack. With Broadway closed due to COVID-19, a recording of Hamilton featuring the original cast premiered on Disney+ on July 3, 2020 in time for Independence Day. What did Arun and Patricia think of the musical? Listen and find out.
Back in June 2015, Patricia interviewed author/pop culture enthusiast Caseen Gaines about his book We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy in honor of the first movie's 30th anniversary. He goes in depth about interesting behind-the-scene stories of filming the movies, interviewing the cast and crew, and more.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2014 DreamWorks animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman, based on the segment Peabody's Improbable History from the 1960's cartoon The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show. The plot is about an intelligent dog named Mr. Peabody and his boy named Sherman who is more of his assistant than his son. While going to school, he meets a girl named Penny who constantly makes fun of him. Meanwhile, Child Protective Services claims that Mr. Peabody isn't a fit father for Sherman and threatens to take him away to a human family. When Mr. Peabody invites Penny and her family over for dinner, Sherman claims that he has traveled all over the world with a time machine called The Wayback Machine. Penny convinces Sherman to show her the machine only for them to visit a few places in ancient times. Will this time travel affect the past and future? Will Mr. Peabody have full custody of Sherman?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers and made over $275 million dollars on a $145 million dollar budget. However, it was called a box office failure by DreamWorks. Despite that, it had gotten an animated series on Netflix and was the start of a major comeback for The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show with getting their own animated series on Netflix called The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle in 2018. What do Arun and Patricia think of the movie? Listen and find out.
In this episode, Arun and Patricia talk about:
Doom Eternal Initial Thoughts
Generations of childhood: Nickelodeon’s logo has evolved, but has the network?
Onward coming to Disney+ / PixMix afterthoughts
Does Dreamwork’s Over the Hedge deserve more praise?
The Banter Broadcast: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Roald Dahl Retrospective Preview: Little Red Riding Hood
Donald Trump has a meltdown at NBC Reporter
City of Lake Worth Emergency Power Meeting Implodes on livestream
Game Boy Advanced is 19 years old!
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Casey discuss about the 29th episode of As Told by Ginger "Lunatic Lake" alongside special guest Eric Molinsky, who was one of the storyboard artists and claims it as his personal favorite. The plot focuses on Ginger and Carl going to Loon Lake alongside the Bishop family having to deal with Joann's extreme attitude as well as an escaped lunatic. We also read off the listeners' comments from episodes 25-28.
This episode was nominated for an Emmy, the second one for the series after "Hello Stranger". Did it deserve to be nominated? How good was the episode overall? Sit back and relax as we discuss some interesting behind the scenes stories in our longest podcast episode to date.
Recently it was the 35th anniversary of the classic sci-fi/comedy film Back to the Future. Back around July 2015, Patricia, Kevin, Kevin's friend James, Manic Expression members James Walsh, Some Jerk from Boston, RowdyC, That Longed Haired Creepy Guy, and AlextheD discussed about one of the greatest movie trilogies of all time in honor of its 30th anniversary.
In this episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 1990 film The Witches based on the 1983 book of the same name starring Jasen Fisher, Mai Zetterling, Charlie Potter, Anjelica Huston, and Rowan Atkinson. A young boy named Luke is raised by his grandmother after losing his parents in a car accident. She tells him the warning signs on witches and what to look out for after she lost her best friend to one many years prior. When Luke and his grandmother check in on a hotel, they don't realize that they're in the middle of a gathering of witches who wish to get rid of all the children by buying all the sweet shops in England. Luke discovers their evil plan and turns into a mouse when caught by the witches. Luke, his grandmother, and another boy named Bruno work together to take down the witches before they accomplish their diabolical deed.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it only made $15 million dollars in the box office while being critically acclaimed by critics. However, the film had brought controversy such as scaring kids and complaints from wiccans offended of portraying witches as harmful stereotypes. Another controversial event that occurred was when the original ending of the movie was changed for a more lighter and happier tone. Roald Dahl was so displeased with the decision that he left the project and removed his involvement with the film. To this day, The Witches has become a cult classic for kids who first saw the film and Roald Dahl fans. How well does the film hold up 30 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia and Casey interview Melissa Disney, actress, singer, songwriter, voice acting coach, and the voice of the main protagonist of As Told by Ginger, Ginger Foutley.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2013 DreamWorks animated film Turbo. The movie is about a snail named Theo who wishes to be a racer just like his idol Indy 500 champion Guy Gayne. However, his brother Chet wants him to be a normal snail and help gather tomatoes with the rest of the snails. But one day, Theo accidentally falls into an engine during a drag race and has his DNA fused with nitrous oxide making him go really fast. When Chet is captured by crows, Theo chases after him with them far away from their simple home life in the garden and stranded in a failing plaza in Los Angeles. They're discovered by a taco truck driver named Tito who wishes to sign Theo at the Indy 500 so that the taco shop that he and his brother run would be successful in addition to the other shop owners at the plaza. Would their dreams and goals be successful or would they forever be underdogs?
Despite making $282 million dollars in a $127 million budget, Turbo was considered to be a box office failure making it one of the lowest grossing DreamWorks films ever. It also received mixed to positive reviews from critics and viewers calling it "predictable, yet visually appealing". It had gotten an animated series on Netflix called Turbo Fast. With the simiilarities to Cars from the early trailers, what do Patricia and Arun think of the movie? Listen and find out.
In this episode, Arun and Patricia discuss about:
Doom Eternal Launch Trailer
PREVIEW: Sonic the Hedgehog Review
PREVIEW: Onward Review
Scientists Discover Scorching Planet Where It Rains Iron
Astronomers spot 139 new ‘minor planets’ in our own solar system
Frozen 2 and Star Wars to be released early on Disney+
Triple H "Quietly Demoted" By Vince McMahon?
Samsung's 8K TVs now have prices, and they're not as steep as you'd think
First Mario, Zelda And Metroid Next? LEGO Wants To Create More Nintendo-Themed Sets
SPOILERS! Steven Universe struggling with his mental health after several traumas.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 28th episode of As Told by Ginger titled "TGIF". It's Friday the 13th and the Foutley house is hit with a severe mold and Ginger, Lois, and Carl reacting to it in various ways. Ginger is embarrassed with her family and chooses to stay with the Griplings, Carl is trying to get back luck towards his direction, and Lois meets up with the plumber Buzz and briefly mingles with him. Is this an unlucky episode worth staying away or a good luck charm?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Chris a.k.a. RowdyC and James a.k.a. Jaimetud discuss about the 1992 direct to video animated TV movie based of the 1990 animated series Tiny Toon Adventures based on the 1990 animated series Tiny Toon Adventures. It's summer time at Acme Acres and all the characters are doing various activities during their break. Buster and Babs go on a river adventure meeting up with various characters, Plucky goes with Hampton and his family to Happy World Land, Fifi tries to have a famous actor named Johnny Pew autograph her photo of him, Elmyra tries to find a kitty to hug, and Fowler tries to get Shirley to go out with him on a date. How well does it hold up almost 30 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Nick Jukebox, we celebrate Nickelodeon songs with a summer theme. Expect songs from shows from Hey Dude, Rugrats Go Wild, and Salute Your Shorts. Originally uploaded on June 2013 as episode 5.
1. Hey Dude Opening Theme Song (1989)
2. Kids Just Being Kids- The Fairly Oddparents School's Out: The Musical (2005)
3. Bic Bac Song- Spartacus and the Sun Beneath the Sea (1985 in America)
4. Banging on a Trashcan- Doug (1991)
5. Knee Deep- Good Burger Soundtrack (1997)
6. The Sunburn Song- Semigloss (Featured in The Adventures of Pete & Pete in 1994)
7. Ocean Man- Ween (Featured in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in 2005)
8. Surfing CatDog- CatDog (1998)
9. Summertime- LazyTown (2004)
10. I Found Love- Yo Gabba Gabba (2007)
11. Dandelion- Clarissa Explains it All CD (1994)
12. Lizard Love- Aerosmith (Featured in Rugrats Go Wild in 2003)
13. Love Potion No. 9- The Usual Suspects (Featured in Eureeka's Castle in 1990)
14. Valentino- Bowling for Soup (Featured in Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand in 2002)
15. Escucha Mi Corazon- Chalkzone (2002)
16. Ending Theme to Salute Your Shorts (1991)
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviewing video game reviewer "Guru" Larry Bundy, Jr. and discusses about his early memories with video games, his experiences with being on various game shows about video games, doing YouTube videos for ScrewAttack and That Guy With the Glasses, and upcoming new projects.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2013 animated film The Croods. The film is about a cave family consisting of a cave man named Grug, his wife Ugga, his daughters Eep and Sandy, his son Thunk, and his mother Gran traveling to a new location after a massive earthquake destroyed their home. Along the way, they meet up with a young caveman named Guy who is very knowledgeable about everything in the world with Eep falling in love with him. Grug, wanting to be the main leader of the family is threatened by Guy and tries to distance his family away from him. While on their journey, they go through many obstacles to try to get to a new place they can call home. Will they make the journey in one piece or will they fall apart?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made over $572 million dollars in the box office despite mixed reviews from critics and viewers. Some people consider The Croods to be the beginning of the end of the golden age of DreamWorks films after over 350 people were fired when Rise of the Guardians was a failure and the company restructured itself. Some people like the movie and its prequel animated series on Netflix, Dawn of the Croods. What do Patricia and Arun think of the movie? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Ashli, and Casey discuss about the 27th episode of As Told by Ginger "Losing Nana Bishop", the last of 3 episodes they discussed about in The Friday Night Nicktoons Podcast. The episode focuses on Dodie and Hoodsey as their grandmother dies unexpectedly. Dodie feels devastated while Hoodsey feels no grief at all. Meanwhile Ginger wishes to learn more about her grandmother since she barely knew her and talks about it with her father. Last time, they gave glowing praises to this episode. What will they give it a second time around? Is it better than last week's episode?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and Kevin discuss about the 1990 animated series Tiny Toon Adventures. They discuss about the show, their favorite characters, their favorite episodes, their favorite brand of merchandise, and the TV movie Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Arun and Patricia discuss about the 2012 DreamWorks animated film, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, the third film of the Madagascar series. The movie takes place after Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa where the penguins leave Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria behind in Madagascar as they fly away with the fixed airplane to Monte Carlo. Eventually, they decide to leave Africa to go to Monte Carlo so they can find a way to go home to New York City. Along the way, they meet up with a group of animals from a failing circus that the penguins just purchased with a train that might lead them back to America. In order to accomplish that, Alex and the gang puts the animals into being great circus performers. But they must deal with a crazy police officer trying to capture Alex for her animal collection and keeping their secret as zoo animals to the circus animals. Will they return home to New York or will they accept their new life in the circus?
When this movie premiered, it was a financial success making over $746 million dollars making the highest grossing of the Madagascar series and the fourth highest grossing DreamWorks animated film. It also got mixed to positive reviews from critics and viewers. What do Patricia and Arun think? Listen and find out.
In the premiere episode of Arun and Patricia, they discuss about:
Avatar: The Last Airbender 15th Year Anniversary
Anti-Immigrant Rant on BBC Question Time
Can Preston North End get promoted to the Premier League?
Julie Marshall Foundation Shoutout
Lindsey Graham is trying to end the Internet as we know it
Is this really the end of Steven Universe?
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 26th episode of As Told by Ginger "Sibling Revile-ry" which is considered by many to be one of the worst episodes of the series. Ginger starts a big brother/big sister program at Lucky Jr. High where instead of troubled students going to detention, they are paired up with a high school student as a sibling to set them right. However, the students get into trouble on purpose so they can pair up with popular high school students. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey decide to flush down kelp/cauliflower plants in their school's toilets hoping it would go to the oceans to feed hungry baby whales. But it ends up the school's septic tank and it bursts breaking their system. Carl is placed in Ginger's program and is paired up with a tough military high school student and is miserable. Is this episode overhated and has redeeming moments or do Casey and Ashli give their very first nay in the podcast?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Remington Keyes from The Nerd Talk Podcast discuss about the 2019 Nickelodeon movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold based on the 2000 Nick Jr. show Dora the Explorer. The movie is about a teenage Dora who is brought to Los Angeles after living in the jungle with her parents all her life to go to school and interact with teenagers her age as well as her cousin Diego. Her parents decide to search for the ancient Incan city Parapata which has lots of gold, but disappeared. Dora, Diego, and their classmates Sammy and Randy are kidnapped, but was rescued by a family friend named Alejandro. Together, they search for the city of Parapata and Dora's parents.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made $120 million dollars out of a $49 million dollar budget receiving praise from critics for its actors and self aware humor. What do Patricia and Remington think of the film? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews Ryan Paul James and Jeff MacIntyre, the co-creators of the online web series The Quarantine Bunch, and returning guest Melissa Disney who plays as the crazy stalker to the stars Debbie from Tarzana. The Quarantine Bunch, a spin-off of the pilot The Comeback Kids, is about a group of child actors who gather together to share their projects, thoughts, and moments together with Debbie crashing their Zoom call and causing wacky situations. Enjoy what may be the craziest, wildest, and unorthodox episode of Old School Lane Interviews ever.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2011 DreamWorks animated film Puss in Boots, the prequel/spin off of the Shrek franchise. The movie focuses on Puss trying to locate the magic beans from Jack and the Beanstalk to lead him towards where the giant goose is located to retrieve golden eggs to restore his honor from his old hometown of San Ricardo. Together with his old friend Humpty Dumpty and his love interest, Kitty Softpaws, they work together to stop Jack and Jill from getting to the golden eggs first.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it received positive reviews and made over $555 million dollars in the box office. It became popular enough to have an animated series on Netflix and is in talks of becoming rebooted alongside with Shrek by Chris Melendandri. What do Arun and Patricia think of the movie? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the fantasy comedy/coming of age animated Pixar film Onward. Many years ago, magic was practiced by many creatures. Nowadays, technology has taken over and magic was left obsolete. A young 16-year-old elf named Ian wants to learn more about his father who passed away before he was born. His mother gave him a gift that was left for him and his older brother Barley. It turned out that their father was a wizard and he left behind a magic staff and a spell that could resurrect him to life for one day. But the magic only brought back the lower half of his body. Ian and Barley journey to unknown lands to locate a gem that could bring the upper half of their father's body back. But what they don't realize is that it could be more difficult than they realize.
When the film premiered in theaters, it only made over $100 million dollars worldwide making it the 3rd lowest grossing Pixar film next to The Good Dinosaur and A Bug's Life due to the coronavirus and the film being banned in multiple countries. It also received mixed to positive reviews from critics and viewers stating that it's a good film, but not as good as previous Pixar films. What do Patricia and Arun think? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 25th episode of As Told by Ginger "Trouble in Gal Pal Land" where Courtney and Miranda fight over Ginger to join their volleyball team to end up with breaking up with their friendship and Miranda joins Ginger, Dodie, and Macie in their group. Meanwhile, Mrs. Gripling uses Hoodsey to impersonate as a homeless boy so that she can gain votes to becoming president of the country club ending up with Carl and Hoodsey getting too comfortable with the luxury life. In the meantime, they read and respond to the fans' comments from episodes 20-23.
In this episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 1989 TNT TV movie Breaking Point starring Corbin Bernsen, Joanna Pacula, and John Glover. Breaking Point is a remake to the 1965 war thriller 36 Hours, which was based on a 1944 short story called Beware of the Dog. The plot takes place during World War II where a U.S major named Jefferson Pike learns about the plans of the battle of Normandy from the army. But the Germans captured and tortured Pike so they can get the information and outsmart the Americans. Pike falls into unconsciousness until a doctor named Walter Gerber and his assistant Anna tell him that he was in a coma, had amnesia for 2 years, the war is over, and his wife died from a head concussion. Pike is suspicious of this statement while warming up to Anna, who looks exactly like his wife. Should Pike trust Gerber and Anna or is there more than what it seems?
Breaking Point was only aired exclusively in the U.S on TNT and was released on VHS. However, it was completely forgotten over time and whenever it's mentioned in the list of Roald Dahl adaptations, it's brought up as a footnote to being a remake of 36 Hours and nothing else. It is noteworthy for being the first remake of a Roald Dahl story. What did Patricia and Arun think of Breaking Point compared to 36 Hours? Is it better than the original or is there a reason why no one remembers it? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Arun Mehta and Tom "indexsonic" Carter discuss about the Sega Genesis or Mega Drive, the 2nd console that Sega released in wake of Nintendo's dominance in the console market with the Nintendo Entertainment System. They discuss about their earliest memories, favorite games, and questionable decisions that Sega did to expand the console longer than needed.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews TV writer Darrell Vickers who has worked in the industry for many years writing for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The George Carlin Show, The Magic Hour, Ned's Newt, Pelswick, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, The Fairly OddParents, and more. They talk about his start in writing for TV, his favorite and least favorite shows that he worked on, and advice on how to get started as a TV writer in the media industry.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2011 DreamWorks animated film, Kung Fu Panda 2, the sequel to the 2008 movie Kung Fu Panda. The plot focuses on Po, already achieving the status of the Dragon Warrior, teaming up with the Furious Five to take down Lord Shen from using a secret weapon to conquer China. In the meantime, Po starts learning more about his mysterious past.
When the movie premiered, it made over $665 million dollars, nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards, and received critical acclaim from critics and fans claiming it's better than the first movie. What do Patricia and Arun think of the movie? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the fourth installment of the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story 4, after a 9 year gap after the release of Toy Story 3. The movie takes place shortly after the 3rd film with Woody no longer being the favorite toy amongst Bonnie's toys and Bonnie fearing of going to kindergarten. She then makes a new toy named Forky out of a plastic spork, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and Popsicle sticks with it coming to life. Forky doesn't want to be a toy and Woody has to convince Forky from going into the trash and become Bonnie's toy companion. While going away on a road trip, Forky runs away and Woody chases after him. Along the way, he meets up with old friends, new friends, and a doll who wants something of Woody. Will Woody return Forky in time? How will Woody cope up with the fact that he's not Bonnie's favorite toy? Warning: major spoilers ahead.
When the movie premiered, it was praised by critics and fans and had made over $779 million dollars on a $200 million dollar budget. How well does Toy Story 4 rank amongst the previous films? Is the strongest in the series or the weakest in the series? Did it even need to exist after Toy Story 3's perfect ending? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Ashli, and Casey discuss about the 24th episode of As Told by Ginger "The Nurses' Strike" where the main focus is about Lois going through a nurses' strike and cleaning houses to make end's meet. There's also the plots of Ginger being embarrassed of Lois' new job while trying to raise money for her field trip to New York City as well as Carl and Hoodsey training Principal Milty's dog The Duchess for $20 dollars. What do they think of this episode? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Taylor "Whyboy" Wyatt and Nero Angelus from ToonGrin discuss about the 2020 animated film Scoob! based on the Scooby-Doo! franchise by Hanna-Barbara and Warner Bros. They go over the plot, the cast, the characters, and their initial thoughts on the film. The film was originally suppose to air in theaters, but due to COVID-19, it was released on various streaming sites similar to Trolls: World Tour. It has received mixed reviews from critics and fans. What do they think of Scoob? Listen and find out. Warning: major spoilers ahead.
Today is Patricia's birthday! In honor of the special occasion, here's a podcast play she wrote, edited, and acted alongside with the Manic Expression members around March 2018.
The story is about a woman named Jo Anderson who is making the preparations for her wedding until she confronts her 14 year old self on her old compact mirror. She is then reflecting on her troubled past and learns a lesson on love and forgiveness.
Cast: Patricia Miranda- Jo Anderson & Mother
Tia LaDezma- Ms. McNeil
James Daniel Walsh- Luke Mertz
Erin Kollar- Melanie
Megan Wessels- Judy
Patrick Dunn- Male Dancer
Emmi Walsh- Josie
Jim Bevan- Lucas
Music provided by:
Les Launer: http://www.manic-expression.com/members/les
Ichabod Todd: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ichabod-todd/452733613
Max Weiner: https://mindofmax.bandcamp.com
Leandra Rizzo: https://ximera.bandcamp.com
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews actor, comedian, and Nick Arcade game show host Phil Moore discussing about how he first got started in his acting career, his experiences of being the host of Nick Arcade and You're On, and what his favorite video games are.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2010 DreamWorks animated film, Megamind. The movie is about a villain named Megamind who defeats his nemesis, the overconfident super hero Metro Man, and takes over Metro City. Bored with being the ruler of the city, Megamind decides to create a new superhero in the form of a news cameraman named Hal Stewart and date a news reporter named Roxie Ritchi under a disguise. Will he turn a new leaf to become a good guy?
When this movie premiered, it made over $320 million dollars out of $130 million dollars making it one of the lowest grossing animated DreamWorks films of the 2010's. It received mixed to positive reviews, especially when compared to films such as Despicable Me that had a similar premise. What do you Patricia and Arun think? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun look back at the 2000 direct to video movie Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins in honor of the release of Toy Story 4. The movie is about Buzz Lightyear recently losing his partner Warp Darkmatter during a mission of searching for the Little Green Men and doesn't want to have any partners joining him in defeating the Evil Emperor Zurg. However, he meets up with a new recruit named Mira Nova, a robot named XR, and a shy, yet passionate janitor named Booster who wish to become a part of Star Command. Will Buzz and his new friends defeat Zurg?
The direct to video film is actually a pilot for the Buzz Lightyear TV series that would air a few months later lasting for 2 seasons with 65 episodes. How well does the movie hold up after 20 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 23rd episode of As Told by Ginger "Fast Reputation" where Carl and Hoodsey go all capitalist starting a food cart business with a gross out theme with everyone loving the food except for the school's cafeteria chef who wants to take them down. Oh yeah, there's also Ginger's plot with wanting to change her reputation of being a nice girl by crashing a high school party and a rumor is spread that she went "fast" with a high school student. But that's not important.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Nickelodeon enthusiast and creator of the Nickelodeon Studios: Past, Present, and Future documentary Bilaal Smith discuss about the 1992 Nickelodeon game show Nick Arcade.
Originally uploaded on YouTube on January 26, 2013 as the 2nd episode of Nick Jukebox, we take a look at songs from classic Nickelodeon shows from the 80's, 90's, and 00's. Expect songs from Spartacus and the Sun Beneath the Sea, Clarissa Explains it All, Taina, and more. All the songs are owned by Nickelodeon, Viacom, and their respected owners.
Nickelodeon Songs from the 80's
1. Spartacus and the Sun Beneath the Sea Opening Theme (1985 in America)
2. The Cat Came Back-Fred Penner's Place (1989 in America)
3. School Day- Squeaky Clean (Eureeka's Castle in 1989)
4. Hocus Pocus Alamacokus- Today's Special (1983 in America)
5. The Collect Song- Eureeka's Castle (1989)
Nickelodeon Songs from the 90's
6. We're All Dudes- Good Burger Soundtrack (1997)
7. Dr. Worm- They Might Be Giants (Featured in KaBlam! in 1998)
8. Rug Rock- Rugrats (1991)
9. Walkin' in the Cementary- Clarissa and the Straightjackets (A Clarissa Explains it All CD in 1994)
10. Beaver Fever- The Angry Beavers (1998)
Nickelodeon Songs from the 2000's
11. I Represent- Maritza Hogg (Taina in 2001)
12. Individuality- Area 7 (Featured in Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand in 2002)
13. Without Meat (All That in 2002)
14. Father and Daughter- Paul Simon (Featured in The Wild Thornberrys Movie in 2002)
15. There You Are- Rudy and the Chalkzone Gang (Chalkzone in 2002)
16. Ending Theme to Mysterious Cities of Gold (1986 in America)
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2010 DreamWorks animated film, Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter, the fourth and final movie in the Shrek series (until the announcement of the Shrek reboot by Chris Melendandri). The movie is about Shrek getting fed up with his mundane life as a husband, father, and celebrity and longing for his life to be the way it was before. He gets his wish granted when Rumpelstiltskin makes him sign a contract that gets him one day to live as a scary ogre but in exchange for taking away the day that he was born. Now Shrek has 24 hours to reunite with his friends and get Fiona to fall in love with him all over again? Will he succeed?
When the film premiered in theaters, it made over $752 million dollars receiving mixed to negative reviews from critics and viewers. Most people debate on whether Shrek the Third or Shrek Forever After is the worst Shrek film of the series. What do Patricia and Arun think now that they've seen all 4 films? Listen and find out.
On March 2019, the full Toy Story 4 trailer premiered on TV and online showcasing more of the plot and additional characters. Months after Patricia and Arun posted their episode of PixMix on The Incredibles 2, they discuss about the Toy Story 4 trailer and their thoughts on what the premise might be about and their overall opinions. Does this get them excited or skeptical to see the final product? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia and Ashli discuss about the 22nd episode of As Told by Ginger "Gym Class Confidential" with special guest Eryk Casemiro who wrote it and claims it as his personal favorite of the series. Ginger, Dodie, Macie, and the rest of the girls from gym class are required to watch a film that'll explain the change from a girl to a woman. Macie is terrified of watching it because she fears that she isn't ready to grow up. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey gets a new gym teacher that gives a new rule that they must take mandatory showers after class. Hoodsey is afraid of getting naked in front of everyone and tries to come up with every excuse to not shower after gym class. What do Patricia and Ashli think of the episode? Listen and find out.
In honor of the upcoming animated film Scoob premiering on May 15, 2020, Patricia and special guests That Long Haired Creepy Guy and Taylor "Whyboy" Wyatt from ToonGrin look back on the Scooby-Doo franchise from their earliest memories, the TV series, the movies, the characters, the monsters, and the over 50 year legacy it left behind for many generations both young and old.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews artist, animator, and children's book author Joey Ahlbum as they discuss about his inspirations, appearing as a guest on the 80's Nickelodeon show Standby: Lights! Camera! Action! hosted by Leonard Nemoy, animating for the doo-wop dino interstitial for Nickelodeon, Nick's Thanksgiving Fest, Thunder Lizards, and Elmo's World, and where he got the love for dinosaurs.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2010 DreamWorks animated film, How to Train Your Dragon based on the book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The story is about a young Viking named Hiccup who lives in a village where they slay dragons. When he captures a rare dragon to kill it, he decides to befriend it and name it Toothless. Hiccup studies various dragons to find weaknesses in time for his tribe's initiation as a dragon slayer. He starts gaining respect from his friends and his father who always saw him as a disappointment. Will Hiccup reveal his dragon loving ways or will he continue his facade?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it became critically acclaimed by critics and viewers which would be the starting point of a series of sequels and a TV series on Cartoon Network, later on Netflix. How well does the first film hold up almost a decade later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2018 animated film The Incredibles 2, which is a sequel to the 2004 film The Incredibles. The movie picks up right where the first movie left off with Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Dash, and Violet fighting against The Underminer. After that, the movie shifts towards Elastigirl trying to find the identity of a villain name Screenslaver as he hypnotizes people into dangerous situations. Meanwhile Mr. Incredible is trying his hardest to help Dash with math homework, Violet reconnect with Tony after having his memory wiped, and Jack-Jack with his new powers.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it received positive reviews from critics and fans and is currently the fastest animated movie to reach $1 billion dollars in the box office. What do Patricia and Arun think of the movie? Was it worth waiting 14 years for the sequel? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Ashli, and Casey begin their discussion of Season 2 of As Told by Ginger with the episode "Never Can Say Goodbye". In this episode, Darren has his headgear removed and gains the attention of all the girls in school, including Miranda whom he starts dating. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey help Brandon locate his pet monkey Mr. Licorice after he goes missing. Does the 2nd season head off towards a good start or a bad note?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Arun Mehta from The Arun Mehta Show discuss about the 1995 British/Irish sitcom Father Ted in honor of its 25th anniversary. The show is about 3 Roman Catholic priests named Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal McGuire, and Father Jack Hackett as well as their housekeeper Mrs. Doyle living in isolation in a small shack in an island called Craggy Island. They go through numerous wild shenanigans from entering Eurovision using a song they didn't create themselves to trying to uphold a bet by kicking one of the higher Bishops in his rear end.
The show lasted for 25 episodes and has since became a classic for British comedy. Patricia has never seen the show until recently. What are her thoughts on it? Does it still hold up? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews former PBC Productions member, video game reviewer, and puppeteer Lindsey "Little Miss Gamer" Briggs. They discuss about puppeteering, kids' shows, the origins of Little Miss Gamer, and what's she up to now.
Have you ever heard of Christmas in July? Well, Arun and Patricia are doing Halloween in May to discuss about the 2009 animated movie Monsters vs. Aliens. The movie is about a woman named Susan who is ready to get married to a reporter when she is struck by a meteor and turns into a 50 foot giantess. She was sought after by a secret organization where she is teamed up with a group of monsters to fight off against aliens who are planning on invading Earth. However, Susan is struggling with her new size and new life when all she wanted was to be a housewife. Will she learn to accept her new life as a defender of the Earth?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made $381 million dollars and has received mixed reviews from critics and viewers. Since then, the movie has spun off into a franchise with specials and an animated series on Nickelodeon. How does it compare to other movies that spun off into franchises like Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon? Does the movie hold up? Listen and find out.
In this episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia and Arun discuss about the first Roald Dahl adaptation in 18 years after the box office failure of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This time, it's a 1989 TV movie from Thames Television called Danny the Champion of the World based on the 1975 book of the same name starring Jeremy Irons, his real life son Samuel Irons, Robbie Coltraine, and Cyril Cusack. The plot is about a boy named Danny Smith living with his father William in a gypsy caravan working in a gas station/car garage. A rich millionaire named Mr. Hazell is purchasing all the land of the town except for the gas station/car garage. After being declined of not selling the garage, Hazell tries hiring people to try to find ways to shut it down and William tries to get revenge on Hazell by poaching his pheasants. He then comes up with an idea of capturing all the pheasants so that Hazell will be made a fool during the big hunt. Will they succeed?
When the TV movie premiered, Liccy Dahl, Roald Dahl's widow, claimed that he loved Danny the Champion of the World and claims that it was one of his favorite adaptions next to The BFG that came out a few months later. However, it has become more obscure to the point where it has been completely forgotten except for the people who grew up watching it. Will Patricia and Arun enjoy Danny the Champion of the World as much as The BFG? Listen and find out.
In this special episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about what the top 5 best and worst Pixar movies are according to their ranks as well as assistance with Dan the Pixar Fan. Which ended up on each lists? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli have seen every episode of As Told by Ginger from the 1st season. They look back on their favorite episodes, thoughts on the show so far, and what they predict for Season 2. Also in the mix, Patricia reads off the listeners' comments from episodes 15-20.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Jim Bevan, Antoni Garcia, and Zenith discuss about the 1992 anime Yu Yu Hakusho, their first introductions, the 4 seasons of the show, and their favorite characters.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2008 DreamWorks animated film Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, the sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar. Taken place after the previous movie, Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman, the lemurs, and the penguins placed a giant sling shot on an airplane to try to get back home to New York, but end up in Africa. When they land, they settle to their new home with Alex reuniting with his parents, Marty interacting with zebras similar to him, Gloria meets a male hippo, and Melman becomes a doctor. Overtime, they start to feel homesick and overwhelmed and wish to go home. It doesn't get any easier when the old lady from the first movie and a group of tourists start attacking the animals.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made over $650 million dollars in a $150 million dollar budget and received mixed to positive reviews. Some people like the sharp witted pop culture references and slapstick humor. Others thought it was average. What do Patricia and Arun think of the film? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the first Pixar movie featuring a princess called Brave. The movie is about a Scottish princess named Merida who loves archery, being independent, and is not content on following her mother's traditional lessons on being a proper woman and getting married. Fed up with her mother, she visits a witch to get a potion to get her of her. but ends up with something she didn't expect.
Originally titled The Bear and the Bow, Brave had high expectations to do very well after the negative reception of Cars 2. However, it received mixed to negative reviews from critics and fans continuing the downhill slump of Pixar's reputation while Disney was in its revival kick releasing Wreck-it-Ralph the same year. Does this movie deserve the hate it gets? Listen and find out.
Now that Patricia, Casey, and Ashli have finished Season 1 of As Told by Ginger, they pick out the highlights of their review of every episode. Enjoy the laughs and thought provoking discussions.
1. Ginger the Juvey: 00:46
2. Carl and Maude: 6:52
3. Stealing First: 12:45
4. Sleep on It: 17:36
5. Of Lice and Friends: 24:37
6. Dare I, Darren?: 31:14
7. Hello Stranger: 41:58
8. Cry Wolf: 52:45
9. The Right Stuff: 1:02:35
10. Kiss and Make-Up: 1:13:26
11. The 'A' Ticket: 1:24:22
12. Come Back Little Seal Girl: 1:27:53
13. I Spy a Witch: 1:34:40
14. Blizzard Conditions: 1:39:06
15. Deja Who?: 1:45:08
16. An Even Steven Holiday Special: 1:54:28
17. Piece of My Heart: 2:00:18
18. Summer of Camp Caprice/Season of Caprice: 2:08:19
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia discusses about the video game franchise Mega Man with special guest Ash Paulsen from GameXplain in honor of the newest game of the series, Mega Man 11 for PC, the Sony PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Nick Jukebox is back! In this episode, we showcase some of the songs that were featured in the 1994 Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That throughout its 10 seasons. Expect to hear songs from Zhane, IMx, and LFO.
1. All That intro- TLC
2. Flava in the Ear- Craig Mack
3. Shame- Zhane
4. For the Fool- IV Xample
5. The Saddest Song I've Ever Heard- For Real
6. Feel So Good- Mase
7. Because of You- 98 Degrees
8. Lately- Divine
9. Mirror Mirror- M2M
10. In & Out of Love- IMx
11. Every Other Time- LFO
12. Caramel- City High
13. Play ft. Chris Trousdale- I'm Going to Make You Love Me
14. Take Me Away- Fefe Dobson
15. I'm Not Your Girl- Lalaine
16. All That outro
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia interviews former All That cast member Lisa Foiles discussing about her love of acting, her favorite All That skits, her time posting content on YouTube, and reviewing weird national holidays on Holiday Insights.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2008 DreamWorks film, Kung Fu Panda. The movie is about a panda named Po who wishes to be a great kung fu warrior, but in reality is told to work at his father's noodle restaurant. When he tries to sneak into a ceremony where he is accidentally called The Dragon Warrior. The master of The Furious Five, Shifu, tries to train Po so hard that he will quit. But Po is determined to convince everyone that he will become The Dragon Warrior. Meanwhile, Master Shifu's former student, Tai Lung, is out to steal the sacred scroll so that he could learn the techniques of being The Dragon Warrior. Will Po learn kung fu in time to fight against Tai Lung?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it had earned $631 million dollars in the box office with critical praise from critics and viewers. It would the third film to spin into sequels and an animated series. How well does it hold up over a decade later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2001 animated film Monsters, Inc. In the world of monsters, humans are feared and their screams are used as electricity to power up the city of Monstropolis. The movie focuses on two monsters named Mike and Sully as they work together to get the monster scare record. However, things get disastrous when Sully accidentally lets a little girl run around causing mayhem all around. It's up to Mike and Sully to return the girl home before she's discovered.
When the movie premiered, it was one of 3 animated films (the other two being Shrek and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) that were nominated for Best Animated Feature on the Oscars. How well does it hold up after almost 20 years? Did it deserve that much critical acclaim after following up to Toy Story 2? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli have reached the season 1 finale of As Told by Ginger discussing about the 1st TV movie "Summer of Camp Caprice" or "Season of Caprice" depending on your region. It's summer time and Ginger, Dodie, and Macie venture into Camp Caprice. Courtney wants to join along since she's never experienced camp before, but is miserable when she feels out of place in the environment. Meanwhile Carl and Hoodsey suspect Principal Milty of stealing the neighborhood dogs after finding evidence in his house while starting a house cleaning service and Darren and Miranda start a little bond while at military camp. Does the 1st season of As Told by Ginger end with a bang or a whimper?
On April 16, 1994, the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That premiered its pilot episode on Nickelodeon and would later become a staple on the Saturday night lineup SNICK. Back in 2014, Patricia and special guests Manic Expression member Eli "The Hero of Tomorrow" Stone, For Entertainment Sake co-founder John "Rugrat" Matthew, and Tristen Chance looked back on All That discussing about the skits, cast members, the Good Burger movie, and the controversial revival era in honor of the show's 20th anniversary.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia, Kevin, and Christina interviews voice actress Sandy Fox whose known for roles such as Betty Boop, Mipsy Mipson from As Told by Ginger, Chibi-Usa from Sailor Moon, and more.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2007 DreamWorks animated feature, Bee Movie. The movie is about a bee named Barry B. Benson who recently graduated from college and is starting his new job at the honey-making factory. While collecting pollen, Barry ends up meeting a florist named Vanessa and learns that humans have been stealing honey for their consumption. So Barry sues humans and wins the court case where humans are forbidden to steal any more of their honey. This ends up with the factory ceasing their business because they have too much honey and the flowers dying because the bees aren't pollinating them. There's also the subplot of Vanessa's boyfriend Ken becoming jealous of Barry. There's a lot going on in this movie.
When the film premiered, it received mixed to negative reviews from critics and viewers despite making over $287 million dollars on a $150 million dollar budget. The movie was mostly forgotten until a few years ago, it became well known again thanks to memes online. Is Bee Movie an overlooked comedy gem or just fuel for meme culture and nothing more? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the last movie in the Toy Story trilogy (until Toy Story 4 was announced) in the form of Toy Story 3. Years after Toy Story 2, Andy is going to college and the toys fear of being taken to the dump. So, they decide to run away to a daycare center where toys will never be disowned led by a bear named Lotso. However, things don't appear to be as cheerful as it appears to be. What would be the outcome of the toys?
When the movie debuted, it became Pixar's highest grossing film with $1 billion dollars worldwide and the last movie from the golden era of Pixar until Inside Out premiered. How well does the movie hold up after almost a decade after it premiered? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 17th episode of As Told by Ginger "Piece of My Heart". Macie receives a letter from her secret admirer from her locker asking her to the Sadie Hawkins dance. The secret admirer turns out to be Hoodsey since he's too shy to tell her himself. Courtney wants to invite Will Patterson to the dance, but the invitation was accidentally given to Darren and he thinks that Courtney invited him to the dance. Meanwhile, Carl and Blake working together to retrieve a pig's heart to save the local cow. Do all of these plots pull together for a compelling story?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Arun Mehta from The Arun Mehta Show, Eli "The Hero of Tomorrow" Stone, Jim Bevan, and newcomer ToonrificTariq discuss about A Goofy Movie in honor of its 25th anniversary and An Extremely Goofy Movie in honor of its 20th. A Goofy Movie focuses a few years after the Disney animated series Goof Troop where a teenage Max wants to have a girl named Roxanne notice her. He gets a chance when he asks her to a party to see a concert and she accepts. But then, his dad Goofy throws a monkey wrench into his plan when he wishes to take Max to a father/son fishing trip after learning from the school principal that he caused trouble in school. When A Goofy Movie was released in theaters, critics gave it mixed to negative reviews where they claimed that the story was bland, Goofy was very subdued compared to previous incarnations, and the soundtrack was forgettable. But over the years, the movie had gained a huge cult following praising the relationship between Goofy and Max, the subtle performances, and the memorable songs.
As for An Extremely Goofy Movie, the movies takes place years after A Goofy Movie where Max heads to college to compete in the College X-Games. Goofy loses his job and has to go back to college to finish getting his degree. Goofy meets up with a librarian named Sylvia, he joins a fraternal group, tries to get closer to Max with no luck, and focus on his classes. When the movie was released on home video, it was well received, but people claimed that it was inferior to the original.
Stand Out cover by Caleb Hayes. Check out his YouTube page down below.
I-2-I cover by Soul2Soul. Check out their YouTube channel down below.
On December 29, 2012, Patricia premiered the music podcast Nick Jukebox where she featured songs from classic Nickelodeon shows from the 80's, 90's, and 00's. She released 17 episodes until 2016 until YouTube's copyright rules had halted the podcast all together. So, once a month, Patricia will post an episode of Nick Jukebox for your enjoyment. All the songs are owned by Nickelodeon, Viacom, and their respected owners.
Nickelodeon Songs from the 80's
1. What Will They Think of Next? Opening Theme (1981 in America)
2. Weeds-Pinwheel (1977)
3. A Friend Like You-Today's Special (1981 in America)
4. I Only Want To Be With You-The Tourists (Featured in PopClips in 1980)
5. Shama Lama Ding Dong- The Usual Suspects (Featured in Eureeka's Castle in 1989)
Nickelodeon Songs from the 90's
6. I Need Mo' Allowance-The Beets (Featured in Doug in 1991)
7. Rug Rap- Rugrats (1991)
8. Mystery Meat-Welcome Freshmen (1991)
9. The Simple Things-Randy Travis (Featured in Hey Arnold in 1996)
10. Ashamed of the Story I Told-Polaris (Featured in The Adventures of Pete & Pete in 1993)
Nickelodeon Songs from the 2000's
11. Find Your Voice-Chris Kirpatrick (Featured in The Fairly Oddparents in 2001)
12. Please Let Me In- Rudy and the Chalkzone Gang (Featured in Chalkzone in 2003)
13. It's A Great Big World-Shawn Colvin (Featured in The Little Bear Movie in 2001)
14. It's The Best Day Ever-The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2005)
15. I Want A Mom That'll Last Forever-Cyndi Lauper (Featured in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie in 2000)
16. Ending Theme to As Told by Ginger (2001)
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia, Ashli, (and later on Casey) interviews Kenn Michael, the voice of Darren Patterson. They talk about his career in music, voiceover, and answer questions from the fans of We're in Between.
Continuing our mediocrity marathon on DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2007 DreamWorks animated film, Shrek the Third, the 3rd movie in the Shrek franchise. Taking place after Shrek 2, Shrek and Fiona are taking over the kingdom after King Harold falls ill. However, he passes away and Shrek is no longer interested in being the king of Far Far Away. He then learns of another heir to the throne named Arthur Pendragon who is a teenage loser in high school. Fiona reveals to Shrek that she is pregnant and he fears of being a father. Meanwhile, Prince Charming wishes to get revenge on Shrek and gathers together the villains from classic fairy tales to take over Far Far Away and throw a play where he would kill Shrek on stage. Will Arthur becoming ready for king or will Prince Charming fulfill his revenge?
When the film premiered in theaters, it made over $799 million dollars out of a $160 million dollar budget. However, it received mixed to negative reviews from critics and viewers stating that it was not as good as the two previous films. Since then, most people consider it to be the worst film in the Shrek franchise. What do Patricia and Arun think of the movie? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2008 animated film WALL-E. The movie takes place in the year 2805 where the Earth has been polluted and humanity has left leaving robots to clean it up. All but one has died out and we get to see the life of the robot with doing his cleanup job, befriending a cockroach, and watching Hello Dolly. But one day, a robot named EVE was sent on a mission to find live on Earth and locates a plant. She meets up with WALL-E and together they bond with one another. Then, when WALL-E follows EVE after leaving back to her ship, WALL-E then discovers what humanity is up to.
When the movie premiered, the movie was praised by critics and fans for telling an environmentally messaged in a non-preachy way, its quiet moments, and the relationship between WALL-E, and EVE. However, since then, people are split between whether the entire movie was great or just the first half. Where do Patricia and Arun stand by this? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli celebrate Christmas early with the discussion of the 16th episode of As Told by Ginger "An Even Steven Holiday Special". Ginger discovers that she's 1/4 Jewish and wants to throw a Hanukkah party. However, it becomes troublesome for Dodie and Macie when they give her Christmas gifts and invite her for Christmas parties. Ginger then decides to throw an Even Steven party celebrating both holidays. Meanwhile, Hoodsey tries to convince Carl that Santa exists after learning that he had given up on him when he wish didn't come true. He speaks to a street Santa about Carl's wish not knowing that it's Carl's father. Is this a holiday episode worth remembering?
In this episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory based on the 1964 book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson, Michael Bollner, Julie Dawn Cole, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, and Gene Wilder. The movie is about a young boy named Charlie Bucket who hears the news about the famous candy maker Willy Wonka leaving 5 golden tickets in his chocolate bars for 5 lucky people to find it. If they win, they are awarded with a lifetime supply of chocolate. He's unsure of winning the prize since his family is very poor and cannot afford to purchase a lot of candy bars for him, but his Grandpa Joe is hopeful that he'll get one. He does alongside 4 other children named Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Violet Beaureguarde, and Mike Teevee. When meeting Willy Wonka and entering his chocolate factory, he awaits a crazy adventure filled with candy, pure imagination, and weird concoctions. Will Charlie win the grand prize? What awaits in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it was a box office failure making only $4.5 million dollars with a $3 million dollar budget. It received mixed to positive reviews from critics. However, it wouldn't be until almost a decade later when it was released on home video and airing on TV that people would call it a beloved timeless classic. What do Patricia and Arun think of the movie? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Arun Mehta from The Arun Mehta Show discuss about the 2003 Broadway musical Avenue Q. They discuss about their introductions of the musical, the characters, story, songs, and legacy.
On March 21, 2020, the video game website Easy Allies, the spiritual successor to the website GameTrailers, celebrated its 4th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, here's an old interview from 2016 where Patricia interviews co-founder Brandon Jones.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2006 DreamWorks film, Flushed Away. The movie is about a rich, upperclass rat named Roddy St. James who lives in a luxurious apartment in Kensington, England. But then, a street rat named Sid crashes the place to watch the World Cup and disposes Roddy in the toilet. He ends up in a sewer city named Ratropolis where he meets up with a female rat named Rita. She helps Roddy get back home with her boat, The Jammy Dodger, while she goes after an evil toad for stealing her father's ruby and ends up taking a cable that controls Ratropolis' floodgates. Will Roddy get back home? Will Rita get revenge on The Toad?
Flushed Away was the third animated movie by Aardman Animations distributed by DreamWorks, but was the first theatrical film that didn't use the studio's stop motion animation. Instead, it was animated with CGI. It would be their last movie distributed by DreamWorks because Flushed Away only made $178 million dollars out of a $149 million dollar budget which the company considered to be a box office failure and ended up terminating their partnership. Since then, Aardman Animations has either teamed up with Sony or independently. Did DreamWorks release another classic like Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit or did it end up in a mediocre note? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the sequel from the 2006 Pixar film Cars in the form of Cars 2. In this movie, Mater is confused as a secret agent and is tasked to an important mission involving someone sabotaging the races who uses an environmentally friendly fuel. There's also Lightning McQueen partaking in a race in various places around the world such as Tokyo and Italy, but that's not important. When the movie debuted in theaters, it made a lot of money, however critics and fans mostly hated it calling it the worst Pixar movie of all time. Is this statement true? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 15th episode of As Told by Ginger "Deja Who?" where it has a theme about identity. There's Ginger side of the story where she has to impersonate as Courtney to impress the senator's son to enroll in Lucky Jr. High due to her receiving a severe food allergy. Then there's Hoodsey's side of the story where he gets amnesia from landing on his head. He ended up in the hospital and not remembering his past memories. Is this episode a great showcase on identity or were Patricia, Casey, and Ashli lost in the process of finding it? There's also the monthly comment reading from the listeners discussing about episodes 10-14.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Chris "RowdyC" Moore discuss about the animated Disney films from 1950 to 1967 consisting of Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, and The Jungle Book in honor of Cinderella's 70th anniversary.
"A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" cover by Bella River Music. Check out their YouTube channel in the link down below.
Back in 2013, Patricia and Kevin interviewed Hey Arnold! creator Craig Bartlett. 5 years later in 2018, Patricia brought Craig Bartlett back discussing about Hey Arnold: The Ultimate Collection, Sky Rat, Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie, and an update on the possibility of Season 6 happening with the restructure of management in Nickelodeon.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2006 DreamWorks animated film, Over the Hedge, based on the comic strip series of the same name by Michael Fry and T. Lewis. The plot focuses on a raccoon named RJ who accidentally causes a bear's food to be rolled out of the highway. He promises the bear that he will replace all of his food within one week. He heads to a suburban neighborhood where a group of animals need to find food to survive, but are afraid of the humans. RJ convinces them that the neighborhood has a lot of food and tells them to gather all of it without letting them know that he's stealing it secretly for the bear. However, some people learn about the animals sneaking in so they call an animal exterminator to get rid of them. Will RJ get all the food before his week ends? When this movie premiered, it made $330 million dollars with mixed to negative reviews. What do Patricia and Arun think of the film? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the sequel to Finding Nemo, Finding Dory. Taking place 1 year later, Dory, Marlin, and Nemo go on an adventure to California to find her long lost parents. She ends up getting captured and relocated into the Marine LIfe Institute where she meets up with many colorful characters in the hopes of finding her family. It's up to Marlin and Nemo to rescue Dory right before she ends up in deeper trouble. Despite a 12 year gap between the two movies, Finding Dory was praised by critics and fans and had made $1 billion dollars in the box office, the 2nd film to make that amount since Toy Story 3. Is the movie just as immersive and grand as the original or is Dory not enough of a strong character to feature in her own movie?
In this installment of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 14th episode of As Told by Ginger "Blizzard Conditions" where they focus on two and a half subplots. The first is Ginger, Dodie, and Macie trying to write a report on survivors for school, but end up living the experience when a severe snowstorm leaves them at home. The second is Carl and Hoodsey taking care of a dog in exchange for a dentist's old cuspidor, and in between is Courtney, Blake, and Winston snowbound in their limo. Does it come together or does it fall apart?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests That Long Haired Creepy Guy and Ingoyama70 discuss about the iconic 1992 magical girl anime Sailor Moon in honor of its 25th anniversary. They talk about their earliest memories of the show, the DIC English dub, the different Sailor Moon seasons, the movies, Sailor Moon Crystal, and what the show's influences were for other shows and movies.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews animator, comic book artist, and creator of The Angry Beavers, Mitch Schauer. They discuss about his early years, his influences, the creation of The Angry Beavers, his comic book work, and his other animation work.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2005 DreamWorks animated film, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Based on the Wallace & Gromit shorts, the movie is about an inventor named Wallace and his dog named Gromit who have a job of catching wild rabbits to protect people's gardens in time for a giant vegetable contest. Wallace uses a mind control device to get them to lose interest on veggies and it works at first. However, things turn for the worse when a giant were-rabbit is causing trouble on the town and it's up to Gromit to stop it. Who is the were-rabbit? Will it be defeated before the town and its veggies disappear? When the movie premiered in theaters, it gained $192 million dollars on a $30 million dollar budget and had won the Oscars for Best Animated Feature. It was the 2nd DreamWorks film that distributed an Aardman Animations feature, but it was the first time that Wallace & Gromit was adapted to a movie. How well does it hold up today? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2007 movie Cars. In this film, a race car named Lightning McQueen is the best racer in the whole racing circuit admired by many fans. While on his way to a race in California, he accidentally destroys the roads of a small town called Radiator Springs and is sentenced to repair all the damages. While fixing the roads, he becomes friends with many characters like a pick up truck named Mater and a love interest named Sally. Will Lightning make it to the race in time? Will his way of life change by the cars in this small and humble town? When the movie came out, it received mixed to positive reviews and generated a lot of money from its toys and merchandise. Some people point out that this movie was the beginning of the end of Pixar's golden age. Is that true? Is this movie really that bad? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli celebrate Halloween early with discussing about the 13th episode of As Told by Ginger "I Spy a Witch". Miranda and Mipsy vandalized the school statue as part of a Mischief Night prank with the principal interrogating all the students to who's responsible. A play about the Salem witch trial is coming up with Miranda wanting the lead role, but Ginger ends up getting it. She then decides to place to the blame on Ginger for vandalizing the statue. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey are having a difficult time scaring Lois, so they decide to perform a seance to speak to Maude from the dead to get help. Is it a scary good time or does it become too strange for its own good?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and Chris "RowdyC" Moore discuss about DisneyToon Studios which were known for animating and producing the direct to video animated Disney movies. General consensus states that most of the movies from this now defunct studio are awful, cheap, lazy, and uninspired cash grabs taking advantage of people's nostalgia on the original movies it spawned from. Are there diamonds in the rough? Yes, but which ones? Listen and find out.
In the first episode of DreamMachine of 2019, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2005 film Madagascar. It stars a lion named Alex, a zebra named Marty, a giraffe named Melman, and a hippo named Gloria living happily in the Central Park Zoo in New York City when Marty wishes to leave the zoo and live in the wild. However, they're mistaken for wild animals and are shipped to a zoo in San Diego while a group of penguins head over to Antarctica. But their crates fall overboard and they land in Madagascar meeting up with a group of lemurs lead by King Julien. Alex begins to have a craving for meat and tries to fight his urge to eat his friends. Will he succeed? Will they find a way back home or settle in their new home land?
When the movie premiered, it made over $532 million dollars and received mixed reviews. However, it was the start of a huge franchise that kicked off sequels, spinoffs, and TV shows. How does the first movie hold up today? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 1998 animated film A Bug's Life. It focuses on an ant named Flik who wishes to make a difference to his ant field by making inventions to make things easier, but no one listens to him. When he knocks down food for the grasshoppers, he's send to find warrior bugs to defeat them, but instead finds a group of circus bugs. Can they find a way to defeat the grasshoppers before they return in the fall or will they be forced to serve them forever?
When the movie debuted in theaters, it received positive reviews from critics and fans building the reputation of Pixar being a worthy competitor to Disney and Dreamworks. However it didn't make as much money and praise compared to Toy Story and Antz was released a few weeks prior. Is A Bug's Life still worthy as an animated classic or has it been pushed aside for better Pixar movies?
We've reached our 12th week on We're in Between and Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 12th episode of As Told by Ginger, "Come Back Little Seal Girl". The Lucky Jr. High talent show is approaching and Ginger, Dodie, and Macie wish to perform as their favorite childhood icon The Little Seal Girl. However, the popular girls deem it as childish, so Ginger and Dodie wish to do something more age appropriate with Macie refusing to change it. Meanwhile, Mrs. Gordon brings her mummified hand to class with Carl wanting to touch it after hearing the rumor that it might be cursed.
This episode has been praised by fans as one of the best in the series and a major highlight for Macie as a character. Do Patricia, Casey, and Ashli agree with the notion? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guests Tom "indexsonic" Carter and Eli "The Hero of Tomorrow" Stone discuss about the Pokemon franchise and why it resonates with people over 20 years later.
In this episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia and Arun go in the correct order discussing about the first adaptation based on Roald Dahl's work, the 1965 war/suspense film 36 Hours based on his 1944 short story Beware of the Dog starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, and Rod Taylor. It begins in May 30, 1944 where U.S. Major Jefferson Pike traveled to Lisbon, Portugal after learning about the plans for the U.S. Army's next strike in Normandy, France against the German Army. However, he was drugged and pronounced dead. However, he wakes up in a U.S hospital in Germany where he's told that it's May 1950 and that World War II has long been over. As Pike tries to recollect his lost memories, he suspects that something is wrong.
When the film premiered in theaters, it made $2 million dollars in the box office where it received critical acclaim by critics and viewers. However, it seemed to have lost its status as one of the greatest war films ever made and is not remembered by many people as one of the best Roald Dahl adaptations. Is it an overlooked classic? How well does it hold up after over 50 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2004 DreamWorks animated film Shark Tale. It focuses on a fish named Oscar who works in a whale wash trying to raise money to pay a huge debt to his boss. However, he continues to do many schemes and failing at it. But one day, he accidentally stumbles upon a shark who was killed by an anchor and is dubbed a "shark slayer" by everyone. But the shark was the son of a mafia boss and wants to seek out revenge against Oscar. Will Oscar clear his lies or will he continue his facade?
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made $367 million dollars and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. At the time, it received mixed reviews, but now has been called the worst DreamWorks movie of the bunch. Is that statement still true almost 15 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2015 Pixar animated film Inside Out. It focuses on 5 different emotions named Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust controlling the mind of a young girl named Riley. She lives a very happy life with her family in Minnesota until her father gets a new job in San Francisco and they have to move there. She goes through a lot of ups and downs with her emotions, while Joy and Sadness separate from the main headquarters and must return to Riley's mind before she falls apart and loses her happiest memories.
When the movie premiered, it was critically acclaimed as one of Pixar's best films, especially since they had gone through a 6 year slump after the release of Cars 2. Since then, there have been a few more good Pixar films released like Finding Dory and Coco. How well does Inside Out hold up today? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 11th episode of As Told by Ginger "The 'A' Ticket where Ginger finally gets paired up with her crush Ian Richton for chemistry class. Ian is excited about being paired up with Ginger, not because he likes her, but because he wants to take advantage of Ginger's expertise on science so he can get an A to stay in the soccer team. Meanwhile, Carl, Hoodsey, and Brandon compete against each other in a glockenspiel competition to perform for the town eccentric. Does this episode leading up to Ginger and Ian together pay off?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Arun Mehta from The Arun Mehta Show discuss about the Nintendo Game Boy. They discuss about the history of the handheld, their first games, the weird accessories, the limitations of the console, and more.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia interviews Will Young, one of two hosts of a podcast dedicated to the 1996 adaptation of the book series Arthur by Marc Brown. They discuss about their introductions of Arthur, favorite characters, episodes, and why the show still has a strong impact on people over 20 years later.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2004 DreamWorks animated film Shrek 2, the sequel of the 2001 film Shrek. The movie takes place right after the end of the first film where Shrek and Princess Fiona are on their honeymoon. When returning home, they learn that Fiona's parents, the king and queen of Far Far Away, are inviting them to a royal ball celebrating their marriage. What little they know is that Fiona didn't get married to the man they picked out for her, but a regular ogre. The Fairy Godmother tries to get rid of Shrek in order for Fiona to marry her son, Prince Charming, and inherit Far Far Away. Will Shrek and Fiona keep their happily ever after?
When the movie premiered in theaters, DreamWorks became a household name again with Shrek bringing in over $900 million dollars in the box office and being nominated for Best Animated Feature alongside The Incredibles and the next DreamWorks film we'll talk about next week. Many people call this not only the best Shrek film, but one of the best DreamWorks films in the bunch. Does it still hold up today? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the prequel to Monsters Inc., Monsters University. It takes place years earlier where we see Mike and Sully first meet at Monsters University learning how to be scarers. Mike is passionate about scaring, but isn't good at it while Sully is very overconfident in his skills and family lineage. When they accidentally broke the dean's trophy, she threatens to expel them. But then they decided to wager a bet on if they win the upcoming competition against the school's fraternity teams, they'll return to the school. Mike and Sully end up in a fraternity that are nerds and terrible at scaring, but they teach them basic skills until they are a force to be reckoned with. When the movie premiered in theaters, it received mixed to negative reviews with fans claiming that it was a generic college movie with the Monsters Inc. characters and how they much preferred a sequel. What do Patricia and Arun think of it? Listen and find out.
We have reached the 10th episode of We're in Between, the podcast that is dedicated to watching an episode of As Told by Ginger once a week. In this lengthy episode, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 10th episode of As Told by Ginger "Kiss and Make-Up". It's school picture day at Lucky Jr. High and Ginger, Dodie, and Macie dread on it due to not having good experiences with their photos in the past. They then figure out from looking at Courtney's photos that wearing makeup makes her look more beautiful. However, Ginger's mom forbids her from wearing makeup so they create their own makeup from cranberry sauce, gravy, and crushed crayons calling it "fakeup". Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey hang out with the local garbage man named Dwayne collecting trash at Protective Pines. They view Blake tossing his baby blanket in the trash and decide to use it as blackmail forcing him to do whatever they want. They also read the viewers' comments from episodes 5-9 and Patricia reveals something really embarrassing.
In honor of the Nickelodeon animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender celebrating its 15th anniversary on February 21, 2020, here's an old episode of Casual Chats from 2015 where Patricia and special guests John and Douglass from For Entertainment's Sake, Manic Expression members Timdiana, his brother Patrick, That Long Haired Creepy Guy, Jim Bevan, The Hero of Tomorrow, and comic book reviewer Joel discuss about the iconic Nicktoon in honor of its 10th anniversary.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia and Casey interviews Aspen Vincent, the voice of one of the main protagonists of the show Dodie Bishop. Apologies for the low quality audio. We had major technical errors and tried to fix it the best way we could. Hope you still enjoy it!
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the last 2D animated film to be released by DreamWorks,: the 2003 movie Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. It focuses on Sinbad the Sailor and his crew attempting to steal The Book of Peace, but is shocked when he learned that it's been protected by his best friend, the Prince of Syracuse. When Sinbad was rescued by the Goddess of Discord named Eris when he was drawn underwater, she asks him to steal the book in return. Refusing to steal it, Eris disguises himself as Sinbad and steals the book. Sinbad is sentenced to death, but the Prince decides to take his place until he returns with the book and even sends his fiancee Marina to help him. Will Sinbad and his crew retrieve the book in time? What adventures await the journey to locate Eris? When the movie premiered in theaters, it was a modest success making $80 million dollars on a $60 million dollar budget and had received mixed to negative reviews from critics. The movie was the first to be processed with a Linux operating system and using 3D backgrounds with 2D characters. How well does it hold up today? Was there a reason that Sinbad was the last 2D animated DreamWorks film? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2003 Pixar animated movie Finding Nemo. The movie is about an overprotective clownfish named Marlin who is very concerned about his son Nemo's safety after losing his wife and family. Nemo is captured and taken to a dentist's fish tank and Marlin and another fish named Dory must save Nemo right before he's giving away as a birthday present. This movie was critically acclaimed when it first came out with its amazing story, memorable characters, brilliant performances, stunning animation, and unique setting. How well does it hold up after over 15 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Ashli, and Casey cover the 9th episode of As Told by Ginger "The Right Stuff" where they see the unusual pairing between Courtney and Macie as they join a high school French class. Courtney is flirting with Darren's brother Will making the high school girls Andrea and Chantal jealous. They come up with an idea to embarrass Courtney during Macie's pool party. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey plan on buying Albert Einstein's DNA on a catalog for a science fair. Does this strange pairing make the episode a more entertaining watch than last week's episode?
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2009 Pixar movie Up. In this movie, an old man named Carl Frederickson wishes to go to a place called Paradise Falls where he and his late wife Ellie wanted to go to. He gets there via strapping his house with balloons accidentally taking a boy scout named Russell with him. On the journey to reaching Paradise Falls, they meet up with many characters and go through many obstacles. The movie has praised by many as one of Pixar's best when it came out. But since then, it's gotten a mixed reaction from the audience on whether the entire movie was great or the first 10 minutes where we see Carl and Ellie's relationship. What do Arun and Patricia think of it? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Chris "RowdyC" Moore discuss about the Disney Golden Era consisting of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, and Bambi.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia interviews writer and creator of Clarissa Explains it All, Bear in the Big Blue House, as well as author of the books Being Audrey Hepburn and Things I Can't Explain, Mitchell Kriegman.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2nd last 2D DreamWorks animated film, the 2002 movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. The movie is about a wild stallion named Spirit who lives a perfect life with his mother and his herd in the Wild West during the 19th century. However, he's captured by the U.S. army to tame him to be used to conquer Native American territory. But he's too wild to be controlled and befriends a Native American boy named Little Creek. They both escape and Little Creek returns home to his tribe where Spirit meets another horse named Rain. Spirit goes through his ups and downs from falling in love with Rain, being captured again, escaping from a fire, and reuniting with Little Creek. Will Spirit return home to his mother and herd? Or will he live a completely different life not familiar to what he's accustomed to? When the movie premiered in theaters, it was a modest hit making $122 million dollars with an $80 million dollar budget receiving positive reviews. However, it wasn't a major hit compared to their previous DreamWorks films, so it was gently pushed to the side. It wouldn't be until May 5, 2017 that Spirit would get an animated series on Netflix focusing on a little girl named Lucky who befriends Spirit and Rain's foal whose also named Spirit.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the 8th episode of As Told by Ginger "Cry Wolf". During a school fire drill, Dodie accidentally reveals to Miranda that Ginger has hairy legs that her mother forbids her to shave. She uses this information to blackmail Ginger to do her homework and staying away from Courtney. Meanwhile, Carl finds his teacher's wig on the floor and this inspires him to transform into a wolf boy attracting all the kids in his school. Will it be another masterpiece like last week's episode or have they found an episode that belonged in the nay or meh category?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Christina discuss about the 1991 Nickelodeon sitcom Clarissa Explains it All and why, in their opinion, it's still remember by many people 25 years later.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2001 animated film Shrek based on the book by William Steig. The movie focuses on an ogre named Shrek living his life alone in the swamp and scaring people away who wish to catch him for money. However, everything changes when he encounters a talking donkey and a group of fairy tale creatures were forced to move out of their homes in a perfect town called Duloc by Lord Farquaad to the swamp. Meanwhile, Lord Farquaad sends Shrek to rescue a princess named Fiona from a tower guarded by a dragon in exchange for clearing his swamp. So, Shrek and Donkey embark on the quest and begin to learn more about each other and the princess who holds a deep dark secret. When the movie premiered in theaters, it garnered critical praise and made over $484 million in the box office. It won Best Animated Feature in the 74th Academy Awards beating Monsters, Inc. and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. It gave DreamWorks a big boost of notoriety to compete against Pixar in producing animated films for kids and adults as well as starting a huge franchise with sequels, specials, plays, video games, and pop culture infamy. With that said, does the first movie still hold up after almost 20 years later? Is Shrek still love and life?
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about a movie that they hoped they would cover last, but thanks to the random wheel, their plans changed. It's the 2004 Pixar movie The Incredibles. In this movie, Mr. Incredible is one of many superheroes dedicated to saving the world from villains. However, overtime, superheroes become banned due to many people suing them for damage and they have to live normal lives. 15 years later, Mr. Incredible suffers from a mid-life crisis and wants to become a hero again. A woman named Mirage hires him to don his old hero costume and helps her boss with various tasks. With that said, Mr. Incredible keeps this new job from his family and learns that this new job isn't what he thought it would be. How well does this movie hold up after 15 years later?
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli discuss about the seventh episode of As Told by Ginger "Hello Stranger". Ginger receives a graduation from her father months after the event. He tells her that he wants to reconnect with her again after being estranged from her and her family for years. She then decides to invite him to the fall school event where she would read off her poem. Meanwhile, Carl orders a dehydrated sea snake potion and puts in the refrigerator, only for Lois accidentally drinking it thinking it was lemonade.
It's been widely praised by many as the best episode of the series by the fans, was nominated for an Emmy, and is even the creator Emily Kapnek's personal favorite. Does it live up to the hype? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Chris "RowdyC" Moore discuss about the 10 animated Walt Disney movies from the late 80's to the late 90's which are referred to as some of the best movies ever made from the animation, characters, music, storytelling, and morals.
In the premiere episode of the Roald Dahl Retrospective, Patricia and Arun look back at all of the movie adaptations based on the British children's book author Roald Dahl in honor of the upcoming remake of The Witches in October 2020. The first adaptation they cover is a bit out of order and unorthodox looking at both adaptations of the 1982 book of The BFG. One is done by the British animation studio Cosgrove Hall in 1989 and the other is done by Disney and directed by Steven Spielberg in 2016. Both versions are about a little orphaned girl named Sophie who is kidnapped by a giant after seeing him wandering around London in the middle of the night. Not wanting to be discovered by humans, the giant takes Sophie into his home in Giant Country where he tells her that she will stay with him forever. The giant is luckily a friendly giant who protects her from the other giants who eat humans. One day, a giant wanders around London kidnapping and eating children and Sophie comes up with an idea to stop them once and for all.
The 1989 Cosgrove Hall version was received with positive reviews in the box office making 3 million pounds ($3.7 million dollars) and is one of the few adaptations Roald Dahl himself loved. It was said that after the credits rolled, he gave a standing ovation to the film. The movie was unknown for most countries until it was released on VHS and DVD years later. It has since become a cult classic. The live action 2016 Disney version made over $180 million dollars out of a $140 million budget and received mostly mixed to positive reviews. Which version is better? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia interviews the executive producer of Doug, Rugrats, The Ren & Stimpy Show, and Rocko's Modern Life, Vanessa Coffey. They talk about her time working for Marvel with Stan Lee, her time working on Nickelodeon, and more.
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In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2000 stop motion animated film Chicken Run. The story is about a group of chickens who are forced to lay eggs on their farm or else they get killed off. The leader of the chickens, Ginger, is trying to find ways to help the chickens escape but with no luck. But things turn out well when an American rooster named Rocky who escaped from the circus by flying away. His wing ends up broken and he teaches them on how to fly. Meanwhile, the Tweedys' egg collecting isn't making enough money so Mrs. Tweedy decides to make chicken pies and purchases a machine that'll make them. Will the chickens escape on time?
When the movie premiered, it was praised by critics and fans and made $225 million dollars in the box office. It's currently the highest grossing stop motion animated movie ever and the most successful Aardman Animations movie ever released critical and financial wise. How well does the movie hold up almost 20 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the critically acclaimed sequel to Toy Story simply titled Toy Story 2. Woody is kidnapped by Big Al from Big Al's Toy Barn and learns that he's a collector's item from an old 1950's kids show. It's up to Buzz, Rex, Hamm, Mr. Potato Head, and Slinky to rescue him right before Woody and his new friends leave for Japan to be displayed in a museum.
When the movie premiered, it made over $490 million dollars on a $90 million dollar budget and received overwhelming praise from critics and viewers praising it as an animated masterpiece that surpasses the original film. How well does the film hold up over 20 years later? Listen and find out.
In this episode of We're in Between, Patricia, Casey, and Ashli take a break from focusing on the girls and have an episode dedicated to Darren with the episode "Dare, I Darren?". Miranda tells Ginger that her and Darren were meant to be more than friends. Ginger starts to believe it when she has a dream about her and Darren together. Ginger decides to lay her charm on Darren, with little to no success. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey make a deal with Brandon that they will make the discovery of a lifetime in exchange of getting Mr. Licorice, Brandon's pet monkey. They see that Blake has a telescope and want to borrow it, but Blake is in the hospital having his tonsils removed. Is it a better episode than last week's discussion of "Of Lice and Friends" focusing on Dodie? Listen and find out.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Remington Keyes from The Nerd Talk Podcast discuss about the Nicktoon movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus that was released on Netflix on August 16, 2019. They go over the plot, hilarious moments, amazing and varied animation, action packed moments, and heartfelt moments. Warning: major spoilers ahead.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia interviews animator, comic book artist, children's book author, and the creator of Rocko's Modern Life Joe Murray. They discuss about his influences in art, his favorite episodes of Rocko's Modern Life, some information about Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling as well as the PBS Kids show Luna Around the World.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2000 direct to video movie "Joseph: King of Dreams". Based on the Bible story on Genesis, Joseph is a beloved child by his father Jacob and his 10 older brothers are jealous of him. They get even more jealous when Jacob gave Joseph a coat of many colors and Joseph has prophetic dreams. Then the brothers plan on selling Joseph as a slave in Egypt and lie to their father telling him that he was killed by a wolf. Will Joseph make the best out of a bad situation? Will he ever see his family again?
When the movie was released, critics panned it calling a downgrade from The Prince of Egypt and has become obscure. It's currently the only direct to video movie Dreamworks ever released. Is it an underrated gem or is it a pale comparison to the masterpiece that is Prince of Egypt?
In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun finally get out of the mediocre rut and talk about a good Pixar movie with 2007's Ratatouille. It's about a rat named Remy who wishes to be a chef, but is forbidden to interact with humans and real food by his father and his rat group. He ends up being separated from his family and ends up in France where he visits his favorite restaurant and meets up with a clumsy employee named Linguini and helps him become a great chef. This is the 2nd Pixar movie co-written and directed by Brad Bird after 2004's The Incredibles. How well does it stack up compared to the other Pixar films? Listen and find out.
We have reached our first month into We're in Between and we start things off with reading your comments on the first 4 episodes of As Told by Ginger. Then afterwards, we discuss about the 5th episode "Of Lice and Friends". Dodie is called to read the morning announcements, but takes it way too far when she starts bringing gossip into the mix. It gets worse when there's a lice epidemic at Lucky Jr. High and Dodie finds a list of who has lice. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey want to start a lice circus and need money to get started. They ask Blake to sponsor them, but he declines as he has his own insect project involving with maggots and food dye.
This episode has received negative response from fans since it's the episode that showcases the worst of Dodie's personality. What do Patricia, Casey, and Ashli think of it?
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Remington Keyes from The Nerd Talk Podcast discuss about the Nicktoon movie Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling that was released on Netflix on August 9, 2019. They go over the plot, funny moments, heart warming moments, and poignant lessons that is very relevant for the fans of the original series from the 90's. Warning: major spoilers ahead.
In this episode of Old School Lane Interviews, Patricia, Ashli, and Casey interviews Jared Faber, the composer of As Told by Ginger, Suburgatory, and other projects. They go over his influences for music, how he came up with the idea of the music for As Told by Ginger, the techniques of creating music from the past to today, and answering listener's questions from the We're in Between forums.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 3rd DreamWorks animated movie, The Road to El Dorado. In 1519, two con artists named Miguel and Tulio win a map to the city of gold El Dorado from gambling and make their way to find it by sneaking in to Cortes' ship. When they're discovered, they are captured and imprisoned until a horse helps them out. They sneak out and end up in the island where El Dorado resides where the priest and king mistake them for gods. Now, a thief named Chell teams along with Miguel and Tulio to steal the gold and sail back to Spain.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it was a box office bomb only making $76 million dollars out of $95 million dollars. It received mixed reviews from critics praising the animation, but called El Dorado a giant step backwards from the quirkyness of Antz and grand epic scale of The Prince of Egypt. Since then, it has gained a cult following from viewers. Is the movie an underrated classic or an average adventure? Listen and find out.
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In this episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun continue to talk about the average Pixar movies with The Good Dinosaur. The movie takes place in an alternative universe where the meteor didn't kill the dinosaurs, it focuses on a dino named Arlo who befriends a caveboy named Spot while finding his way home after falling in a river. Along the way, he meets up with a colorful cast of characters and a pterodactyl who wants to eat Spot. The Good Dinosaur is currently the lowest grossing Pixar movie ever making only $332 million dollars, especially since it came out a few months after Inside Out. Did it deserve better recognition or was there a reason why it’s been mostly ignored?
We have reached our 4th week of We're in Between, the podcast that discusses about every episode of As Told by Ginger once a week. This time, we discuss about the 4th episode of the series "Sleep on It". In this episode, Ginger is invited to Courtney's slumber party while Carl is invited to Blake's sleepover. Ginger is getting herself prepared by memorizing the popular girls' names and attributes, the do's and dont's of Truth or Dare, and more. Carl is planning on retrieving his petrified eyeball after Blake stole it for revenge in the episode "Ginger the Juvey", but gets in trouble. He then sends Hoodsey to complete the task in his place.
In this episode of Casual Chats, Patricia and special guest Zenithwillrule discuss about the influential classic slice of life anime Azumanga Daioh. They talk about their introductions to the show, the simple premise, the memorable and relatable characters, and the hilarious moments.
In the final episode of Old School Lane Interviews for 2019, Patricia interviews voice actors Cathy Weseluck and Andrew Francis discussing about the 1999 Canadian animated series Cybersix. They go over how they got their roles, behind the scenes stories, favorite moments, favorite characters, and the impact that the show left behind.
In this episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2nd DreamWorks animated film The Prince of Egypt. Based on the book of Exodus from the Bible, the story is about Moses, a Hebrew raised by Egyptian royalty in a time where his people were slaves. He and the Egyptian's son Rameses are raised as brothers and have a strong relationship with each other. However, when Moses finds out about his heritage and accidentally kills an Egyptian, he runs away to the desert where he eventually ends up in Midian marrying a woman named Zipporah. Many years later, God sends Moses back to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery which becomes even more difficult with Rameses being the new Pharoah. When the movie premiered in theaters, it made over $200 million dollars in the box office becoming the 2nd non Disney traditional animated movie to make over $100 million movie and held the record until The Simpsons Movie almost 10 years later. How well does The Prince of Egypt hold up? Does it still have an edge over other DreamWorks animated movies that came afterward? Listen and find out.
In the 3rd episode of PixMix, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 3rd installment of the Cars trilogy. In this movie, Lightning McQueen is competing against newer and modern race cars and is seeing as an old, washed up has been. He has to train and learn to keep up with these new racers otherwise he'll be fired or forced to retire. So, he receives training from a car named Cruz Ramirez who had looked up to him as a hero and role model. When Lightning isn't able to grasp the new training and machines, he decides to find Smokey, Doc Hudson's old trainer, to learn from him. He's hoping to get the training he needs to win against the new racing champion Jackson Storm before he loses his reputation as a great racer.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it received mixed to positive reviews from critics and viewers making over $383 million dollars on a $175 million dollar budget. Arun and Patricia had never seen any of the Cars movies. Does the most recent film in the trilogy interest them to see the rest?
We have returned with our third episode of We're in Between, the podcast that discusses about an episode of As Told by Ginger once a week. This week, we talk about "Stealing First". Lucky Jr. High is going on a ski trip and Courtney and Miranda make things interesting by placing a bet involving with Ginger getting "first base" with a French foreign exchange student named Jean-Pierre. However, Ginger is thinking of not going to the trip because she can't ski. Meanwhile, Carl and Hoodsey plan to stowaway on the bus going to the ski lodge so that they can set a world record of staying the longest in a ski lift.
Merry Christmas, everyone. In this episode, Patricia and special guests Manic Expression members RowdyC, Some Jerk from Boston, Whyboy, and Nero Angelus discuss about the 19 Rankin-Bass Christmas specials and decide on which still have the charming Christmas spirit and which deserve to be placed on the naughty list.
In this episode, Patricia interviews voice actress Aria Curzon, mostly known as the voice of Corn Chip Girl from Recess and Ducky from The Land Before Time series, about her inspirations for acting, her experiences playing her most well known characters, and talking about voicing a character in a new podcast play miniseries called What I Just Saw.
In this special Christmas episode of DreamMachine, Patricia and Arun discuss about the 2012 DreamWorks animated film Rise of the Guardians based on the book series of the same name written by William Joyce. The story is about Jack Frost, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman fighting against the Boogeyman as The Guardians.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made double its budget with over $300 million dollars with mixed to positive reviews. However, it was considered to be a failure since it made less than enough to turn in a profit for its high production costs and marketing. It was the first DreamWorks animated film since Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas to cause the company to lose money. With that, they had fired 350 of their employees and restructured their company starting with The Croods. Some people say it was the last good DreamWorks animated film for their golden age. Others say it was the first of many mediocre titles. What do Arun and Patricia think? Listen and find out.
In this episode of PixMix, Arun and Patricia discuss about the movie that started it all: the 1995 animated feature Toy Story. The movie is about a cowboy toy named Woody who is the favorite of his owner, a kid named Andy. When Andy's birthday arrive earlier than expected, he receives a space action figure named Buzz Lightyear who thinks is a real space ranger. Buzz takes all the attention from Andy and the rest of the toys become enamored with him making Woody very jealous. Woody comes up with an idea to get rid of Buzz, but it goes too far making him rejected by the other toys. Woody only has a few days to get Buzz back to Andy's house before he and his family move.
When the film premiered, it was critically acclaimed by critics and viewers making over $373 million dollars on a $30 million dollar budget. It was called the most groundbreaking animated film since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and placed Pixar on the map for quality animated films for kids and adults. It's been over 20 years since its premiere. Does it still hold up today? Listen and find out.
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We're back with our second episode of We're in Between, a new podcast that is tracking the entire run of As Told by Ginger! In our second episode, we are discussing the fantastic episode "Carl and Maude". The story takes place right after the previous episode "Ginger the Juvey" where Ginger, Dodie, Macie, and Darren steal an enter sign from a bank to give to Courtney as a birthday present. Now they were caught by the police thanks to Miranda calling her father who just so happened to have been a police officer. Ginger, Dodie, and Macie begin their community service in a nursing home while bringing Carl along with them. Carl meets up with one of the residents, a high strong troublemaker named Maude, and become fast friends. Ginger receives a phone call from Courtney asking to come over for dinner and Dodie and Macie help her make the house look more stylish. Things go out of control when Carl invites Maude for dinner at the very same night.
In this special episode of Casual Chats, Patricia celebrates the holidays with interviewing JV Club Podcast host, Rifftrax movie riffer, SF Sketchfest co-founder, and the voice of Avatar Korra from Legend of Korra Janet Varney. They discuss about acting, being involved in Dinner & A Movie, Neil's Puppet Dreams, The Legend of Korra, and play a game of m.a.s.h.
Welcome to DreamMachine, the podcast where Arun and Patricia discuss about every Dreamworks theatrical movies, shorts, specials, and direct to video movie. They discuss about their first movie, Antz, which debuted on October 2, 1998. The plot is about an ant named Z who wishes to be an independent ant after being being sick and tired of being a worker in his colony. He then meets Princess Bala in a bar and instantly falls in love with her. To get closer to Bala, Z impersonates as a soldier without realizing that his mission is fighting in a termite war. Returning home as a war hero, his rank as a worker ant has been discovered and takes Bala hostage to not get arrested. With both of them out of the colony, Z and Bala search for the legendary paradise Insectopia. Meanwhile, the colony's general named Mandible is making a huge plan behind the queen's back involving with wiping away the "weak ants" and making a stronger colony.
When the movie premiered in theaters, it made $174 million dollars in the box office and had gotten positive reviews from critics and fans kickstarting Dreamworks' animation company. It came out a few weeks before Disney's A Bug's Life where it had a similar concept about a colony of ants. How well does this film hold up after 20 years later? Listen and find out!
In the first episode of a brand new podcast series, Arun Mehta from The Arun Mehta Show and Patricia Miranda from Old School Lane watch and review every Pixar movie. The first one they discuss about the 2017 movie Coco. The movie is about a young boy from Mexico named Miguel who has a love and passion for playing music influenced by a musician named Ernesto de la Cruz. However, his family has a hatred towards music dating back to Miguel's great-great grandmother whose husband left to be a musician. During Dia de los Muertos, Miguel wants to enter a music contest, but his family refuses to let him. He runs