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# 23 - “Singin’ in the Rain”

Movie Musical Shakedown Ep# 23 - “Singin’ in the Rain”

This week, Nicole and Chris tackle what many consider is the greatest movie musical of all time. We've been putting it off long enough. It's time to do "Singin' in the Rain."

Random Trivia: A microphone was hidden in Debbie Reynolds' blouse so her lines could be heard more clearly. During one of the dance numbers, her heartbeat can be heard, mirroring what happens to Lina Lamont in the movie itself.

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Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #16 - "How to Succeed in Business..."

Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #16 - "How to Succeed in Business..."

This week we're shaking down a movie that's hard to watch in any lens, let alone 2019, 1967's "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". 

We're going to discuss everything from whether or not this movie satirizes or makes light of sexual harassment, Bob Fosse coming to save the movie's choreography and Robert Morse's weird need to nuzzle his co-stars.

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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 #8 - "All That Jazz"

Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #8 - "All That Jazz"

On this episode, we’re going to be looking at a movie musical that the great Stanley Kubrick called one the best films he’s ever seen, "All That Jazz".

I’m going to be joined by my co-host and wife, Nicole, who is a big fan of this movie and as a dancer, incredibly qualified to break down this film.

It’s Showtime folks!  

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Movie Musical Shakedown Bonus Episode - "The Muppets Christmas Carol"

Movie Musical Shakedown Bonus Episode - "The Muppets Christmas Carol"

On this episode, we’ll be shaking down 1992’s, The Muppets Christmas Carol.

While the film didn’t have the initial commercial success producers were hoping for, it’s certainly become a holiday classic viewed by many as required viewing during the season. Which is why I wanted to do this special episode right before Christmas Day.

We’ll be discussing everything from the movie’s songs, incredible performance and its copious amounts of “chaîné turns.

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Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #6 - "White Christmas"

Movie Musical Shakedown Ep #6 - "White Christmas"

Given that we’re in peak holiday season mode, what better time to take a look at the wintertime classic, “White Christmas”

We’re breaking down everything from Bing Crosby’s iconic tune to Rosemary Clooney’s lack of dancing and Vera-Ellen’s lack of singing. Also is calling someone a “weird-mobile” an insult?

My special guest and wife, Nicole Peterson, talk about it all on this week’s episode of the Movie Musical Shakedown.

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