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

DD36 – Mulan (1998)

Let’s get down to business…to talk about how great Mulan is! The story! The action! The synth-y soundtrack! Li Shang!! Along with Mushu and our lucky cricket, the Dummies are journeying with our heroine and her loyal crew of misfits as they bring honour to Mulan’s family, the emperor, and ultimately, all of China.

DD35 – Hercules (1997)

Go the distance with the Dummies this week as we find out who puts the “glad” in gladiator! Sing along with everyone’s favourite Muses to the outstanding soundtrack while we talk everything Hercules, from villainous jerks to Air Hercs and all the action, love, laughs, and shouts of “that’s Phil’s boy!” in between.

DD34 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

A children’s film that includes a song about the angry fires of hell doesn’t exactly scream “Disney,” but not even hellfire will prevent the Dummies from checking out The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Tune in for our discussion of some mind-bending visuals, a hauntingly cruel villain, and a complete inability to establish an overall tone – plus one truly memorable tune, sung among the bells of Notre Dame herself.

DD33 – Pocahontas (1995)

Just around the river bend of what fans might call Disney’s all-time greatest trio of films, we come upon one of their biggest missteps: Pocahontas. Though there’s a lot to be admired about the movie (“Colours of the Wind,” anyone??), this week the Dummies are doing their best to explore some of the problematic historical and social implications of this incredibly complicated story while celebrating some truly impressive achievements in animation.

DD32 – The Lion King (1994)

If everything the light touches was ours, then hey, we couldn’t wait to be king, either! Explore the thrill, joy, and heartbreak of the circle of life as the Dummies sing along to Hakuna Matata with Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, and a whole pride of other familiar faces.

DD31 – Aladdin (1992)

Listen, he steals only what he can’t afford – it’s not his fault that’s everything! Stay one jump ahead with the Dummies and our favourite street rat as we meet Princess Jasmine, recover a magic lamp, and come face to face with one of the greatest characters in cinematic history – Robin William’s incomparable Genie.

DD30 – Beauty and the Beast (1991)

It should come as no surprise that a tale as old as time should be just as good thirty years later. The Dummies invite you to be our guest as we journey from a little town (it’s a quiiiiet village!) to an enchanted castle and take on one of Disney’s all-time classics, Beauty and the Beast.

DD29 – The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

After reviewing more than fifty years of Disney’s animated feature films, the Dummies have arrived at their first sequel: The Rescuers Down Under! That’s right, we’re hopping an albatross down to the Outback, where our beloved Bianca and Bernard are about to ruffle more than a few feathers as they help their new pal Cody take on an evil poacher and a freaky lizard to save the great Marahute.

DD28 – The Little Mermaid (1989)

The time has come for the Dummies to go under the sea with friends Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder, and more! We’re turning up the heat at the bottom of the ocean as we discuss The Little Mermaid in all its glory. From outstanding animation to unforgettable music, there’s a lot to say about the movie that made us all want to be part of that world.