Justin does The Little Mermaid

mer1“I just don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad. “

The Scoop: 1989 G, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and starring Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, and Rene Auberjonois

Tagline: Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.

Summary Capsule: Mermaid sells voice for legs in order to get a boyfriend.


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Joel does Frozen

Frozen“Oh, look at that.  I’ve been impaled.”

The Scoop:  2013, rated PG, Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, starring the voices of Kristin Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, Josh Gad as Olaf

Tagline:  From the creators of “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph”

Summary Capsule:  Princess Elsa leaves her homeland in a deep freeze and her sister Anna will do whatever it takes to save it! Continue reading

Ice Age

ice-age-poster“From now on you’ll have to refer to me as Sid, Lord of the Flame.”

The Scoop: 2002 PG, directed by Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha and starring Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary

Tagline: The Coolest Event In 16,000 Years.

Summary Capsule: Mammoth, sloth and tiger try to return a lost human baby. Important lessons are learned about the Meaning of Herd, and Ray Romano is outacted by a CGI squirrel.

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Deneb does The Adventures of Mark Twain

adventures_of_mark_twain__the_front_large“It’s just like piloting a river; you get to know the shape of it. Like following a hall at home in the dark, and even if you feel some fear, you know that no harm can come to you, for you’ve traveled that hallway a hundred times with nothin’ but bare feet and faith.”

The Scoop: 1985 G, directed by Will Vinton and starring James Whitmore, Chris Ritchie, Gary Krug, Michele Mariana, John Morrison and Carol Edelman.

Tagline: Where dreams become reality.

Summary Capsule: Mark Twain seeks Halley’s Comet on an airship, accompanied by some of his own characters. Things get strange. Continue reading

Deneb does Yellow Submarine

submarine“Are you, uh, Blueish? You don’t look Blueish…”

The Scoop: 1968 G, directed by George Dunning and starring the Beatles, Paul Angelis, John Clive, Dick Emery, Geoffrey Hughes, Lance Percival and Peter Batten.

Tagline: It’s all in the mind, y’know.

Summary Capsule: Beatles + animation + goodness only knows what else = weird, wild wonderfulness. Groovy, baby. Continue reading

Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

wererabbit-poster“I haven’t tested it yet, but it should be perfectly safe. Just a bit of harmless brain alteration, that’s all.”

The Scoop: 2005 G, and directed by Steve Box & Nick Park and starring Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, and Helena Bonham Carter

Tagline: Wallace=Master, Gromit=Mind

Summary Capsule: Man and man’s best friend save a town from a giant rabbit that’s eating all the vegetables. Did I mention I’m almost thirty years old?

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Fist of the North Star

Fist_of_the_North_Star_poster“Let’s kill some people!”

The Scoop: 1995 R, directed by Tony Randel and starring Gary Daniels, Isako Washio and Costas Mandylor.

Tagline: A legendary warrior battles against the forces of evil.

Summary: A non-Japanese Japanese man is guided by the ghost of his non-Japanese Japanese father in his quest to defeat a second non-Japanese Japanese man for great justice. It’s long face versus giant round chin in a contest to determine the fate of shabby humanity!

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Deneb does The Sword in The Stone

sword“I hate sunshine! I hate horrible, wholesome sunshine! I hate it, I hate it!”

The Scoop: 1963 G, directed by Wolfgang Reitherman and starring Karl Swenson, Rickie Sorenson, Richard Reitherman, Robert Reitherman, Junius Matthews, Martha Wentworth, Sebastian Cabot, Norman Alden and Alan Napier.

Tagline: Whiz-Bang Whizard of Whimsy!

Summary Capsule: Having a wizard for a teacher is effective, but exhausting. Continue reading