Disney Dummies

Hosted ByTuong La, Samantha Leggatt, Laura Gordon

The world is full of Disney superfans, but this trio is wise enough to know that even the super-est fans can still be Disney Dummies. Join Sam, Laura, and Tuong as they explore each of Disney’s animated films in chronological order, bringing you blasts from the past, fun facts you never knew, and hot takes on everything from the seven dwarf’s political affiliations to what Tinkerbell’s pixie dust is really made of.


All Episodes

DD45 – Home on the Range (2004)

They say there’s no place like home, and the Disney Dummies can confirm that there’s certainly no place like Home on the Range…and that’s probably a good thing. Not to call this one a stinker, but the farm winds are blowing all over this, well, stinker, as our new friends Maggie, Grace, and Mrs. Calloway teach us that of all the things we need in this world, an animated movie about displaced cattle probably wasn’t one of them.

DD44 – Brother Bear (2003)

Oh brother, bear art thou? Trek through the Alaskan wilderness with the Dummies as they follow former human, current bear Kenai on his quest to find “the mountain where the lights touch the earth” and transform back into his former self – while discovering, with the help of Denahi, Sitka, and Koda, what brotherhood really means. (No thanks to Phil Collins).

DD43 – Treasure Planet (2002)

We’re shooting for the stars and solar surfing into space this week, as the Dummies tune into Disney’s Treasure Planet. Swashbuckle along with us on a multi-galaxy adventure involving pirates, planets, portals, and the greatest treasure of all (spoiler: it’s love).

DD42 – Lilo & Stitch (2002)

“Ohana means family, and family means no one gets left behind.” Are you crying yet?? Catch a wave with Lilo and Stitch – plus Nani, David, and the Disney Dummies! We follow our tough little protagonist, her loving sister, and their new pet “dog” as they learn what it means to be a family- and most importantly, that even broken families are still good.

DD41 – Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

If you’ve ever questioned Disney’s commitment to sci-fi, check out Atlantis: The Lost Empire, which features AN ENTIRE LANGUAGE created for the fictional (???) Atlanteans. Venture underwater with the Dummies as we navigate some fancy ocean plumbing on a hunt for the fabled ancient society, led by charismatic linguist/cartographer Milo and a motley crew of experts who are ready to take on any obstacle – including, perhaps, the darkness within their own hearts. OooooOOOOo!!

DD40 – The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

There’s no time like the end of the year to discover a new groove! The Emperor’s New Groove is Disney animated slapstick at its best, and the Dummies are following along on a truly wacky mission to save Pacha’s home from the selfish King/llama Kuzco, and stop the evil Yzma and her right-hand himbo, Kronk, from doing MURDER (gasp!!). Groove along with us, if you dare!

DD39 – Dinosaur (2000)

After decades of audiences clamouring for a feature-film crossover between dinosaurs and lemurs, Disney finally delivered with Dinosaur, a movie starring a cast of colourful characters who love a long walk! Follow Aladar, Neera, and the Dummies as they traverse barren land to the mystical nesting ground – and maybe learn a lesson or two about friendship along the way.

DD38 – Fantasia 2000

Well, friends, we made it to the new millennium, and a fate far greater than the Y2K bug awaited us: instead, the Dummies have arrived at Fantasia 2000! We’re celebrating with a familiar apprentice, and some new short films that range from forgettable to spectacular – and a few celebrities, too!

DD37 – Tarzan (1999)

AaaaaaaaAAAAAAAaaaaAAAAAAAAAA!!! The Dummies are swinging through the jungle along with a group of gorillas and the man himself – Tarzan! Come for the cartoon nudity, stay for a series of absolute bangers from the one and only Phil Collins!

…also a first for the Disney Dummies: a special guest and the greatest Ape Man Brad Sales!