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Disney Deep Dive

Today we talk about a random assortment of just weird-ass Disney stuff.

Content warning, we talk about coronavirus to start off and end. If you want to avoid hearing about it right now skip to 12:20 and stop listening at 57:24.

We should also say that we recorded this episode two weeks ago and as our world has rapidly evolved in that time some of our information is wrong.

Lastly, we will be going on hiatus after this episode to give ourselves one less thing to juggle during this time. We will be back on May 4th with The Secret Life of Pets.

Stay safe and healthy everyone, we love you.

Things we talked about:

  • 2:40    Disney is closing their park
  • 5:00    Disney parks vs. Disney lands
  • 8:15    What is going on with employees?
  • 12:35  What a Fuckery? 
  • 16:45 The Beloved ride
  • 17:55  The characters that belong in the park
  • 21:50  Grouping of the characters in the park
  • 24:20  Disney special events
  • 31:30  The Christmas party
  • 33:00  YouTube and Podcast for Disney
  • 38:30  Pocahontas hair 
  • 43:40 Figment the dragon of imagination
  • 52:15  Disney sites
  • 54:40  Fairy godmother
  • 1:02:00 Next movie

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Wallace and Gromit

Well, we really, really tried to talk about the movie this week but we talked about pretty much everything else instead. 

Things we talked about:


  • 07:30 - Watch it on HBO
  • 12:50 - Clay Animation
  • 15:13 - The cast
  • 22:00 - The main takeaway
  • 32:20 - The plot
  • 43:00 - What is Plasticine?
  • 50:25 - Everything can be manipulated (Forbes, Oscars...)
  • 52:00 - Our scores
  • 57:00 - What`s coming next?

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Onward

Sticking with movies we just enjoy for this week. Why can't we all have dragons for pets?

Things we talked about:

  • 01:10 - 2020 movies and Oscars 
  • 04:00 - Why we chose this movie?
  • 05:50 - Father Figures
  • 08:20 - The Cast
  • 16:00 - Tom Holland 
  • 21:00 - The man of the hour - Chris Pratt
  • 29:30 - What`s missing in the soundtrack?
  • 33:00 - How Colt drives a car?
  • 34:00 - The Plot
  • 49:00 - RPG as a sales strategy and people management skills
  • 53:00 - The quest for dad?
  • 56:10 - Barley`s gift
  • 01:03:00 - This movie is a travelogue
  • 01:15:50 - The ending....
  • 01:22:50 - Our scores

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101 Dalmatians

We are going to talk about the animated (1961) One Hundred and One Dalmatians as well as the live-action (1996) 101 Dalmatians. We'll talk about why the different formats for the names are important and we have wildly different feelings about the two movies.

We also have some corrections and additional information for Zootopia.

Things we talked about:

  • 02:20 - Nebraska's Safe Haven Law snafu
  • 05:30 - How to find this movie on Disney Plus
  • 08:30 - Both versions on Rotten Tomatoes
  • 10:50 - Troll dolls and South Street in Philadelphia
  • 15:00 - The cast
  • 18:57 - There's nothing redeeming about Cruella de Vil
  • 22:00 - Grimsby is Eric's Caretaker in the Little Mermaid
  • 29:00 - The plot
  • 39:30 - This movie made us want to watch other Disney movies
  • 40:40 - Let's talk about Sergeant Tibbs for a minute
  • 48:00 - We just don't understand this sequence
  • 56:25 - What is a long cigarette holder called?
  • 58:25 - Our scores
  • 1:00:50 - Zootopia corrections

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Bolt

We don't have any strong feelings about this movie and we are really wondering if anyone else does? We're pretty sure Disney doesn't. This movie is so neutral that we repeatedly get sidetracked: talking about cats, trying to decide which states are actually part of the Midwest, and food waste. I think we actually have stronger feelings about the other topics we discussed than we do about this movie.

Things we talked about:

  • 06:10 - What's up with the cast?
  • 09:51 - People still own VHS tapes?
  • 17:55 - Kids' reactions to Bolt
  • 20:00 - Bolt's plot
  • 26:40 - If Bolt were a real-life dog, this movie would be really cruel
  • 30:25 - Is it illegal to declaw a cat in NY State?
  • 38:40 - Do they end up in Ohio in other movies like Toy Story
  • 48: 48 - John Travolta, Tom Cruise, and Scientology in Hollywood
  • 1:00:00 - Our opinions and determinations
  • Up Next: 101 Dalmatians, both animated and live-action

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The Birds and Bees

This week we offer a cautionary tale of the internet and the type of content your kids may stumble upon while using it. A parental warning usually goes without saying for us, but seriously, we mean it. You don't want your kids listening to this one.

Things We Talked About:

01:10 - Public schools give an inadequate and confusing sexual education

03:50 - Why it's hard to actually research porn

10:30 - Behavioral implications of exposure to porn

14:45 - How does any of this relate to kids movies?

17:45 - ElsaGate started in 2014 on YouTube

23:00 - How these videos reach your kids and some safeguards you can put in place

28:00 - What you need to know about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

37:00 - Children and internet behavior tracking

45:00 - Next on Latchkey Movies: Back to talking about movies with Bolt

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Kung Fu Panda

This movie gave us the perfect opportunity to discuss the misdeeds of actors and how to approach their involvement in the media our kids consume. It's a laundry list of questionable, to bad, to really bad. But we do eventually talk about the movie, we promise.

Things We Talked About:

Zootopia

Today we'll really get into Latin plant names and we'll also touch on the strange furry and porn implications of Googling anything related to this movie. But don't worry, we'll go into more detail on that in a later episode. Mostly we just really want to know more about how this world works. 

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The Christmas Chronicles

This week we drop the F-bomb a lot, talk about the magical secret of Santa and are slightly uncomfortable about how Kurt Russell in a white beard makes us feel.

Correction: the Disney movie that brings up questions about Santa is Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas, in the episode we say it's Twice Upon a Christmas. It is the Max and Goofy storyline though.

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