Ep194: Pancakes, Pancakes, Spam

Mar 7, 2018 | Podcast episode, Podketeers

In this episode: In this episode we talk about Coco winning at the 90th Academy Awards, the trailers for Mary Poppins Returns and Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Disney donating $1 million to STEM programs and AJ and VJ recap their first trip to Aulani!

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Since the addition of the award for Best Animated Feature back in 2001 (which was won by Shrek), Coco marks an amazing milestone for Pixar and Disney Animation by making it the 12 film in their catalog to receive this honor. Here is the list of winner going back to 2003:

2003 – Finding Nemo
2004 – The Incredibles
2007 – Ratatouille
2008 – Wall-E
2009 – Up!
2010 – Toy Story
2012 – Brave
2013 – Frozen
2014 – Big Hero 6
2015 – Inside Out
2016 – Zootopia
2017 – Coco

Not only did Coco receive the award for best animated film, songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, took home the award for Best Original Song for “Remember Me“. If those names sound familiar that’s because they are the duo behind the song “Let It Go” from Frozen (2013).

Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of Coco!

Also, since Coco just took home a couple of Academy Awards, we’d thought we’d throw this one out there too! Did you catch the Buzz Lightyear, Woody and Mike Wazowski piñatas as Miguel is headed into town?

If you’re thinking of purchasing Coco or maybe the Black Panther soundtrack please consider using on Amazon using our special affiliate link! To everyone currently using our link for their purchases, thank you for the additional support!

Whenever we see that a “remake” or “reboot” of a franchise is coming we’re always left holding our breath a bit because we never know if what we’re getting will live up to the standards of the original product. For many, this was the case for Mary Poppins Returns. After watching the teaser for this film, we’re very excited for its release. Emily Blunt definitely pulls off the iconic look of the famous nanny and when she speaks you get those Mary Poppins feels! Check out the trailer below:

The Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailer has us wanting to see more! It has a lot of the same type of comedy that made the first Ralph film work but as we stated on the podcast, we’re hoping that the jokes don’t resemble those of the Emoji Movie too much considering they’re dealing with similar subject matter. The trailer is made with one word, though: pancakes.

We’ve always seen Pixar pay homage to their previous works by including characters in the form of vehicles, dolls, etc. Some may not agree with this next statement but we think it’s pretty cool to also see homages to other Disney properties like this Star Wars reference in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2:

As far as the discussion of whether-or-not baby Moana appears in the trailer, our good buddy Skyler (@disneyfilmfacts on Twitter) posted the following:

Not long after Skyler’s tweet, director or Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Rich Moore, responded with the following:

We have to say that this a brilliant way of Rich Moore feeding into the Pixar fandom by referencing “The Pixar Theory” (we covered this very early on in the podcast in episode 29). We love when folks involved in these large projects can take a step back to enjoy the fandom and not take things so seriously!  Bravo, Mr. Moore!

Congrats to friend of the show, Jason, who works at the Arribas Bros. shop at Walt Disney World, he received an amazing opportunity to create the first officially licensed glass Marvel product! Check out the prototypes of Baby Groot!

If you want to check out the episode that Jason guest co-hosted, click the image below:

We are so excited to hear that Aladdin’s Oasis is being re-imagined as the “Tropical Hideaway”. That area of the park is definitely valuable real estate that can be utilized to alleviate some of the foot traffic and already limited seating in Adventureland. Opening up the area and having the ability to watch the boats on the Jungle Cruise as they come in from their excursion will be fun! We’re hoping that there is some kind of counter-service with some good menu items that we can enjoy.

Until next time! °o°

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