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From the Dummies Vault: Top 5 Disney Animated Feature Films

If you thought watching and reviewing all 61 Disney animated feature films was an impressive feat, you’ll be blown away by what the Dummies are up to next: we’re ranking in this CROSSOVER SPECIAL, baby! That’s right, we’re assembling the ultimate top five list as your friends Tuong, Laura, Sam, and special guest Brad duke it out to decide which treasured story earns the title of Disney’s greatest animated feature. We’re not pulling any punches for this one, so tune in for some fiery debates and to see if the Dummies’ friendships survive their greatest challenge yet!

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DD60 – Encanto (2021)

Zip down to Colombia with the Dummies to meet the members of the family Madrigal…including the one we don’t talk about. Dance your heart out while it breaks to Surface Pressure, fall in love with Dos Oruguitas, and bust a move to THAT song over and over again in one of Disney’s most colourful, creative, and caring films in recent memory. And remember, listeners – the miracle is you.

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Ep 110 – Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022) with whinnaay

“Sonic, meet Knuckles.”

This week join Tuong and Twitch streamer extraordinaire whinnaay as they talk about the joys and struggles of streaming, whinnaay’s lack of popculture knowledge, and their love of everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog in his latest hit movie sequel – Sonic the Hedgehog 2!

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DD49 – The Princess and the Frog (2009)

Legend has it you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince, but somehow our friend Tiana got it right on the first try – and if you’re into jazz, beignets, and watching fireflies on the bayou, then you’ll agree with the Dummies that The Princess and the Frog got a lot of other things right, too! Groove along with us to the sights and sounds of Mardi Gras, New Orleans jazz, and an excellent cast of characters in this starry take on a classic tale.

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130 – Top 5 Movies of 2021

Wait did any movies even come out last year?

The pandemic has made the timing of movie releases weird. Movies endlessly have been getting delayed and it really seemed like nothing came out in 2021. With the Oscars coming up, y’know the most prestigious awards show nobody watches, we once again took it upon ourselves to reflect on if there was anything even worth watching or talking about for this year’s best movie podcast. The answer was YES! Even in a sea of delayed films, there was a number of great stuff that came out last year that supplied that much-needed escapism that only movies can provide, transporting our minds away from the harsh reality of real life and into a world of imagination and wonder. So join Tuong and Movie Lovers Nivala Maharaj, Jesse Anderson, and Alyssa Wooldridge as they binge all the films from last year to bring you a Top 5 Movies of 2021 list!

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DD46 – Chicken Little (2005)

We’re back into the world of CG animation, and for Chicken Little, Disney went BIG! Anthropomorphic animals, alien invasions, a high-stakes baseball game…this movie has everything! But as the Dummies will tell you, at the heart of it, we’ve got a little chicken with a big heart – and some pretty cool tricks up his sleeve that he just might have to use to save the day.

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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).

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Season 2, Episode 3 – The Christmas Special

Featuring Antony Hall (CBC’s Ming’s Dynasty, Book It Vince!), Simon McCamus (The Second City, Fake Cops), and Brie Watson (The Second City, Improv Niagara). It’s our Christmas Special! This week the panel discusses whether Eyes Wide Shut is a Christmas movie, gets treated to a startlingly clever rundown of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s filmography, and learns about the true meaning of Jizzmas from Ebenezer Splooge.

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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!

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Ep 95 – Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021) with Dan Foerster

“All I wanted in this world is carnage”

This week join Tuong and our favorite alien symbiote Dan Foerster as they talk about new daddy life, Bezos wasting money going to space, how cartoonishly violent Home Alone traps are, and why our movie of the week made us physically face palm in the theaters – 2021’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

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