The rare example of a movie that’s better if you have literally no audio than if you do, Tarzan takes a classic and extremely racist story and makes it? Less? Bad?
With the help and insight of a friend, Fox and Talen talk about another complex movie that relates to the telling of an Asian story; both in how it views the world, and how that view of the world is moulded and warped around the cultural impositions of the imperial presence.
When this movie was premiered in Greece, the country were so mad they cancelled Disney’s promotional events. This episode had some recording problems which we have accommodated as best we can.
Feel the stones around you shiver as you make your way through the vaulted halls of history and experience the kind of dizzying high that only Disney can make, and only Jason Alexander can truly ruin.
A long sharp intake of breath as we gingerly dismantle the legacy of a movie that has definitely got some problems but is also a better movie than its reputation holds it to.
Imagine being the best in the business at what you do and probably the most important film of your type of a generation only for some nerds years later to come back and remark how your whole moral landscape is just kinda monarchist and the world would be better if the lions were dead. Who listens to the Antelope? Fox and Talen do.
The millenial voice lives in this movie, and it is Robin Williams. Come listen to Fox and Talen as they tease out how they love this movie that is DEFINITELY orientalist as hell.
What do the French Aristocracy have to say about love? Well let’s check it out in the supposed movie that made the Disney Renaissance, despite being a ho-hum kinda affair.
Speaking of complaining about things for money, we also looked at 1990’s The Rescuers Down Under, the first time Disney attempted to tackle sequels and Australia, two things that we, as Australians and sequels, would very much like them to stop doing. Voice acting, wildlife, landscapes and storytelling, try and find a thing in this movie they did that made Fox and Talen happy. You’ll be a while!
In 1989, Disney released an animated movie based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, a movie that has since been the bedrock of a host of thinkpieces about how it actually sucks and Ariel is a bad character. But does that hold water? What is actually here in this movie lots of people have preconceived notions about since they watched it when they were kids and now they have youtube channels that complain about things for money?