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The Secret of NIMH is the epitome of a simple tale, beautifully told with the sort of stunning hand-drawn animation that Walt Disney Animation was known for during the Golden Age of Disney. Coincidentally, Don Bluth used to work at Disney, so he knew the tricks of the trade and went ahead with his own animation studio and a dark adaptation of Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, itself based on a real scientific study of rodent societal overpopulation.Mrs Brisby; mouse, widow, badass single mother, needs to move her family from the farmer's field where she lives and goes on an adventure to find and befriend the Rats of NIMH; super intelligent, highly skilled rodents who her late husband Jonathan helped escape the laboratory where they were all experimented on.It's beautiful, dark, twisted and delightful nightmare fuel! Don Bluth deserved more appreciation from us all than he ever got.I would love to hear your thoughts on The Secret of NIMH!GET IN TOUCH....Twitter @verbaldioramaInstagram @verbaldioramaFacebook @verbaldioramaLetterboxd @verbaldioramaEmail verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] comWebsite verbaldiorama.comSUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser Join the Patreon: patreon.com/verbaldioramaThank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Trevor and Scott!NEW! Buy Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldioramaTees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!EPISODE THANKS TO....Most excellent PatronsSpecial thanks to Patron and friend of the podcast Andy from Geek Salad, for his Patron thoughts. Make sure you check out his podcast, the excellent Geek Salad, available in all good (and some probably not so good, we don't know!) podcast apps. Twitter peeps@BLCAgnew@GoldenTalesGeek@LanodantheonInstagram folkNone this timeFacebook chumsNone this timeTheme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme SongMusic by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe FacebookLyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Happy New Year everyone, and welcome to Animation Season! The first movie in the season is the newest movie featured and also the highest grossing. It's also probably the most culturally significant, emotionally resonant and spiritual of the season too. Pixar's Coco.I feel like this movie is more comparable to Kubo and the Two Strings than it is to its fellow Day of the Dead animated stable-mate The Book of Life. But while it's set during Dia de los Muertos, it's more about the power of family, of music and of celebrating life.It's a stunning and powerful look into Mexican family life and culture, and it's one of Pixar's greatest achievements.I would love to hear your thoughts on Coco!GET IN TOUCH....Twitter @verbaldioramaInstagram @verbaldioramaFacebook @verbaldioramaLetterboxd @verbaldioramaEmail verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] comWebsite verbaldiorama.comSUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser Join the Patreon: patreon.com/verbaldioramaThank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Trevor and Scott!NEW! Buy Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldioramaTees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!EPISODE THANKS TO....Special and massive thanks to long-time patron Claudia for allowing me to interview her about her experiences of Dia de los Muertos and her thoughts on Coco as a Mexican-American. Her contribution to this episode is invaluable.Also thanks to Andy from Geek Salad and Derek & Laurel from The Midnight Myth for providing the first ever Patron comments! Make sure you check out their podcasts and their episodes which focus on Coco:Geek Salad - Episode 189: Into the Ani-versehttps://geeksalad.podbean.com/e/episode-189-into-the-ani-verse-part-1/https://geeksalad.podbean.com/e/episode-189-into-the-ani-verse-part-2/The Midnight Myth - Episode 82: The World is Mi Familiahttps://www.midnightmyth.com/episodes/2018/11/11/episode-82-the-world-is-mi-familiaTwitter peeps@BLCAgnew@derekjones198@SpyHards@OSWpodcast1@FalseStartsPod@BeaverDoes@WooLongTalks@hugospostsInstagram folk@afcfilmgeekFacebook chumsMaggieTheme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme SongMusic by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe FacebookLyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Before you listen to this episode, you need to follow a few rules.Keep this episode away from sunlight (that's easy, the days are still short....)Never get this episode wet. But most importantly, no matter how much this episode pleads, no matter how much it begs, NEVER FEED EPISODE 74 AFTER MIDNIGHT! Got it?! Good. This episode is sweet and lovely, but it could multiply and turn into a download monster, and no-one wants that....Hang on.... I want a download monster....! Gremlins, from three of Hollywood's most well-known names; Chris Columbus, Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante, is a perfect little Mogwai of a movie. It has everything I love - puppets, animatronics, marionettes, stop-motion, and it's really quite scary. So scary, in fact, it helped pave the way for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to create a brand-new rating in-between PG and R. In the UK it remained 15 rated until it was reclassified as a 12A.My DVD is still a 15, though. I'm quite proud. This episode also features a cameo from my little Mogwai Jess, who goes full Gremlin halfway through to disrupt the recording with a paper bag. Seriously, I could not write better comedy than she provides. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, have a great New Year and Verbal Diorama shall return in 2021, with Animation Season 2....I would love to hear your thoughts on Gremlins!GET IN TOUCH....Twitter @verbaldioramaInstagram @verbaldioramaFacebook @verbaldioramaLetterboxd @verbaldioramaEmail verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] comWebsite verbaldiorama.comSUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser Join the Patreon: patreon.com/verbaldioramaThank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt, Trevor and Scott!NEW! Buy Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldioramaTees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!EPISODE THANKS TO....Twitter peeps@BLCAgnew@derekjones198@verybrithorror@AttheflicksPod@capunderstands@Oral_mfc@russlovesmovies@Stuntgoat75@BeaverDoes@wafflesthemagic@BetamaxPod@in_feature@moviemarapod@mashleymovies@geeksaladradio@MoviesWork@MGnPpodcast@LaunchingTPilotInstagram folkNone this timeFacebook chumsAndrewRichardTheme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme SongMusic by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe FacebookLyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Steve Rogers and Tony Stark could never be accused of being best buds. There's always been a resentment there from Tony, especially when his father admired Steve Rogers so much, and it's always been simmering in the background. They've worked together as colleagues, to fight the Chitauri invasion of New York and came together again, with the Avengers, to fight Tony's creation Ultron.But Ultron really was the breaking point for a lot of things in Tony's life. Suffering from PTSD after the events of the Avengers, he truly believed creating Ultron would benefit the world. Now racked with guilt and remorse, and alone after Pepper ends their relationship, Tony Stark sees the Sokovia Accords as a way to make things right.Steve Rogers, however, disagrees. He's seen what happens when men are given power over others, that freedom isn't supposed to involve fear and that bureaucracy and red tape will only resolve a situation the people in charge want to see resolved. Saving innocent lives shouldn't need to be agreed beforehand by a committee. The Avengers may not be perfect, but they're all the world has. And so, the Avengers split. It's friends vs friends as tensions reach boiling point after Bucky Barnes is accused of bombing innocent people at the Accords signing, including King T'Chaka of Wakanda. Steve, being Steve, sees a situation pointing south, and he can't ignore it.... I would love to hear your thoughts on Captain America: Civil War, or the entire Captain America trilogy!GET IN TOUCH....Twitter @verbaldioramaInstagram @verbaldioramaFacebook @verbaldioramaLetterboxd @verbaldioramaEmail verbaldiorama [at] gmail [dot] comWebsite verbaldiorama.comSUPPORT VERBAL DIORAMA....Leave a 5-star rating/review: Apple Podcasts or Podchaser Join the Patreon: patreon.com/verbaldioramaThank you to all the patrons Simon E, Sade, Jardiel, Claudia, Simon B, Laurel, Derek, Jason, Kristin, Cat, Andy, Mike, Griff, Luke, Emily, Michael, Matt and Trevor!NEW! Buy Merch! https://teespring.com/stores/verbaldioramaTees, mugs, hoodies and totes are available!EPISODE THANKS TO....Twitter peeps@afcfilmgeek@geeksaladradio@ThePeterBriggs@BLCAgnew@chancewhitmore5@bestfilmeverpod@breakingthe4th@Oral_mfc@waffles_mario@TheDigressor@DWLundberg@CookinWithGrief@icandrawpeople@on_germany@filmobjectiveInstagram folk@moviesatthemattFacebook chumsClaudiaTheme Music: Verbal Diorama Theme SongMusic by Chloe Enticott - Compositions by Chloe FacebookLyrics by Chloe Enticott (and me!)Production by Ellis Powell-Bevan of Ewenique Studios. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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UK
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254
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24
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4 days, 20 hours
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