Dads Who Love Kids Movies - Analysis, Reviews, and Nerding-out over the films of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and more.
By Matt Robison
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Dedicated to the overanalysis of films made for children Why are some movies made for children so good? Why do we love to watch some movies over and over again, and not others? What do the great movies have in common? Why do we shed tears over art? And why are there mattresses in the Cars universe? Matt Robison talks with other dads about these important questions. Dedicated to great kids movies and the dads who love watching them.
||CleanEpisode 10 - Wall-E||Ethan Perkins and Matt Robison talk about the 2008 Pixar film Wall-E. We cover a large number of topics, including: whether or not this is the most Pixar of Pixar, the deep Christian themes and how counter subversive it is to the typical...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Hotel Transylvania 2||Adrian Young and Matt Robison discuss the 2015 animated comedy, Hotel Transylvania 2. During this episode, we talk about: the classic monster movies of old and the throw-backs in the movie, the relation between "monster" movies and the...||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Big Hero 6||Steve Akers joins the show again to talk about the Disney movie Big Hero 6. Some of the things we talk about: comparisons to other movies like The Iron Giant and How to Train Your Dragon, the portrayal of depression and loneliness, the diversity...||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind||Tharon Hall and Matt Robison talk about the 1984 Miyazaki classic, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, the movie that kicked off Studio Ghibli and helped inspire animators around the world. During this episode, we talk about: the post-apocalyptic...||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Frozen||In the course of the discussion, we cover several topics, including: the sudden transformation of Hans, Frozen's relation to the Disney renaissance that kicked off in 1989, the subversion of fairy tale tropes, romantic comedies going all the way back...||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - The Emperor's New Groove||Ryan Szrama and Matt Robison talk about the 2000 Disney movie, The Emperor's New Groove. Some of the topics discussed: the strange history of the film and its connection to The Lion King, what kids laugh at versus what adults laugh at,...||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - The Incredibles||Darren Peterson and Matt Robison talk about the 2004 Pixar movie, The Incredibles. Some of the topics discussed: the timelessness of the movie versus other superhero movies, the mundane stuff of everyday life that is seamlessly mixed with...||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Inside Out||Cory Byrd and Matt Robison talk about the 2015 movie Inside Out. Some of the topics discussed: imaginary friends, the narcissism of Joy, the malleability of memories, the visual language of the film and its potential to help explain mental...||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Cars||Dan Lankford and Matt Robison talk about the 2006 Pixar movie, Cars. Some of the topics we discuss are old-school American cars, NASCAR (the good and the bad), the need for mattresses in this weird universe, the parallel character arcs of Lightning...||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - The Iron Giant||A discussion of The Iron Giant with Steve Akers. Some of the topics covered are the Superman motif and the archetypal makeup of the Justice League, Brad Bird’s understanding of boyhood, comparisons to ET and other films, self-important bureaucrats...||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Some great fun
Talking with the guests on this podcast has been nothing but fun. It feels like I'm just hanging out with some friends. I hope the trend continues.
a great idea well executed
I had the pleasure of being the first guest for the podcast. I can't tell you how much fun it was to get to geek out on my favorite kids movie. The hour was over before I knew it. The whole thing felt like a simple conversation with a friend who was equally as passionate about the movie as I was. I also loved episode 2! Cars in another one of my favorites and I learned things about the movie I didn't know or hadn't considered. I found myself desperately wanting to chime in on that conversation too. So bottom-line, if you are a fan of "kids" movies whether a Dad or not then I highly recommend this podcast.