Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #24 - “Aladdin” (1992)

Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #24 - “Aladdin” (1992)

This week Chris and Nicole shakedown Disney's 1992 animated classic, "Aladdin". We chat about the design, music and the incomparable Robin Williams. We also answer the question, "Should this get a remake"...do we ever. 

Random Trivia: The opening scene with the street merchant was completely unscripted. Robin Williams was brought into the sound stage and was asked to stand behind a table that had several objects on it and a bed sheet covering them all. The animators asked him to lift the sheet, and, without looking, take an object from the table and describe it in character. Much of the material in that recording session was not appropriate for a Disney film.

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Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #10 - "Newsies"

Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #10 - "Newsies"

My wife has two rules in our house: 1. Put the cap back on the toothpaste. 2. Don’t talk bad about Newsies. With this episode, I’ve broken both rules.

This week we're discussing one of the most influential movie musicals of the past 25 years and arguably, Disney's 2nd most popular live-action musicals of all time. That's right, it's time to Seize the Day, it's Newsies!

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Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #5 - "Mary Poppins"

Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #5 - "Mary Poppins"

Winds in the east, theres a mist comin' in Like somethin' is brewin' and 'bout to begin...

This week I'm breaking down the iconic Disney classic "Mary Poppins", just in time for the release of its sequel "Mary Poppins Returns".

On this episode, I talk about the films legendary struggle to production, its amazing cast and some lingering questions.

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