Just a quick announcement from Elle regarding our summer break!

Every other week, just not this week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

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Jinkies! Zach and Elle are ralking Rooby-Roo this week, and to help them out, they’ve called in the Hanna-Barbarian himself, Nick Wood of Stranger Still! We sunk our teeth into the 2002 live-action adaptation of the beloved cartoon series and even solved a couple of mysteries along the way - like why does everyone hate Scrappy-Doo so much? Talking Points: James Gunn’s Horny Scooby-Doo cut; Hanna-Barbara cartoons; 2002, in general, and specific; fart jokes.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

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Zach is on vacation this week, so Elle is joined by Helen of Falling in Love Montage to talk about the 1990 "film" Happily Ever After! And just in time, as it's #flyerdrive, Flying Machine Network's patron drive! You can learn more about our drive and uh, this movie, in this episode. Talking Points: Gumball; Kids These Days; Limited Animation; He-Man; Magnanimous Ass Women. 

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

July is #FlyerDrive! Learn more about becoming a patron for our stellar network here: flyingmachine.network/support

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled episode to throw you guys some free stuff! July is FlyerDrive month, Flying Machine Network's patron drive! To celebrate, we're dropping one of the bonus episodes we make for our $5/month patrons into your feed. Zach and Elle discuss Heavy Metal, a movie based on Heavy Metal Magazine that is super duper absolutely not a kid's movie, but had a huge impact on Zach. 

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Brain Blast! is the catchphrase of the main character of the movie we watched this episode. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius rocketed into theaters in 2001, launching a classic Nickelodeon TV show and snagging an Oscar nomination. It also might be a prequel to the Big Bang Theory/Iron Man/Elon Musk’s career? Elle and Zach are unsure about of a lot of things this episode, including the lyrics to the Jimmy Neutron theme song. Talking Points: Judy Neutron is fine; why are there no girl geniuses?; Slime Time Live.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

 

This is a pretty cool episode guys. Super chill. Zach and Elle are talking about the very first Blye Sky Studios film: Ice Age. The first entry in an iconic 2000’s kids movie franchise, this is the only Blue Sky film to ever get a VHS release, a fact that leads us from jokes about megafauna and sloths to some pretty serious talk about death, extinction, and growing up. Talking Points: The Freaky Mammal; Glaciation; Death, Extinction and Growing Up; Rusted Root.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network

 

This week, Zach and Elle invite you to join us on this journey to the past! We’re talking the 1997 Fox Animation film, Anastasia, and guys, we’re not alone! Meg Griffin of like, too many wonderful podcasts to name sits in as we sink our teeth into this film that builds a magical monarchist fairy tale out the ashes of the Russian Revolution and scores points primarily for being the most convincing Disney Princess look-alike ever. Talking Points: Communism (a lot of it), Satanist Rave Gear, Disney Princesses, Shipping, Historical Kid’s Movies.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

We’re throwing it back to the halcyon days of the Dark Ages this episode with Quest for Camelot, a 1998 movie that’s ostensibly Arthurian but is Arthur-adjacent at best. What it lacks in animation finesse, songwriting, and jokes, it makes up for in spades with heart. There’s a card joke there, but honestly, I’m not clever enough to make it. Spoiler guys: the girl holds the sword a lot in this one. Talking Points: The Middle Ages; Could America have fixed the Dark Ages?; punching fantasy creatures to death; the feudal system (in general); 12-year-old math class daydreams.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

Cacaw! This week we talked about Rio, a 2011 film produced by Blue Sky Studios about birds and Brazil! It’s a gorgeous, heartfelt story with impeccable animation and music and also, like, the most stacked voice acting cast. We also discuss, in detail, what exactly makes birds the comedy goldmines they are. Talking Points: Springtime; Brazil; endangered species; the exotic pet trade; birds are actually just sitting in trees all day yelling about how horny they are and you know what, it’s hilarious.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

Elle and Zach harken back to the halcyon days of 1997, when they’d look at VHS tape covers in supermarkets for the movie they watched this week. Cats Don’t Dance is a 1997 animated film with a big heart, lovely animation, great music, and a seriously imperfect grasp on how to talk about disenfranchisement in Golden Age Hollywood. But hey, guess nothing was going to stop them… then. Talking Points: The movie rental section of Price Chopper Markets; horror movies; Tiny Toons and Looney Tunes; animals are a bad metaphor for racism.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth* | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

Elle and Zach are going green and getting real. Real real. We talked FernGully: The Last Rainforest, a movie that boils large scale environmental reformation down to the actions of a single human in the most 90’s way. But it also has a stellar voice cast and some real little diamonds in this leafy rough. Talking Points: Dumb Boy Protagonists, Robin Williams, 90’s environmental activism, Russian film dubs, bodacious babes. The Voretorium continues.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth* | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

 

PSA: this is not a discussion of Epic Movie. Zach and Elle harken back to those halcyon days of 2013 with Epic, a Blue Sky Studio feature about tiny leaf men fighting tiny frog/bug/orc creatures. It’s the movie that kind of, sort of, maybe started it all? Talking Points: epic battles in animated movies; Blue Sky Studios can light a gosh dang feature; James Gurney explains furries to Zach’s Dad; you definitely need more than one musical number in a movie, guys.

*Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

 

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth* | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

 

We’re Back! is the same of the movie we talk about in this episode. But we are, also, back in your feed. Zach and Elle roll back the rock to 1993, when Amblimation finally sated the children of the world’s voracious bloodlust for more dinosaurs. Talking Points: Our favorite dinosaurs; why do kids like dinosaurs so much?; Steven Spielberg; honestly, this is just a lot of dino talk folks.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth* | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

Elle and Zach delve into Gallavants, a 1984 animated film of which nothing has ever been written about. Between dense lore and confusing jargon, it’s challenging to say the least. And yes, Elle is aware the city is called Ganteville, and that she called it Vanterville the entire episode. Why don’t you just mind your own kabump, huh? Talking Points: the uncut 80’s, thank goodness Elle didn’t invent the vanter-viper, Zach’s mind palace portrait, Gallavant anatomy, ant-themed Marvel Superheroes other than Ant-Man.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth* | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

This week, Zach and Elle talk Balto, a film that’s sort of about the historic dog sled race from Nenana to Nome Alaska that spawned the Iditarod Dog Race. It’s also about  an 80lb wolf-dog living unshot in a town full of humans. Talking Points: Little girls can lead dog sled teams, if there’s a feral dog in your town you should probably shoot it, racism and sexism in animal movies, and Boris: A King Among Geese.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth* | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network/

Happy Winter Holiday! Zach and Elle return for a festive and awkward episode about the festive and awkward 1990 animated film The Nutcracker Prince. Without a wealth of context or a raison d'être for this one, they get personal talking first crushes and inanimate objects. Talking Points: Kiefer Sutherland, skateboarding vampires, the sexiness of nutcrackers, Rouge the Bat.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth* | Check out the rest of the stellar shows on our network at http://flyingmachine.network

We have a big announcement AND our very first guest! Malcolm Nygard of the Flying Machine network joins us to talk about Porco Rosso, a hidden gem in Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's impressive roster. Unfortunately, it's really only tangentially a kids movie. Thank goodness Malcolm is here to help Zach and Elle muddle through the adult stuff. Talking Points: Anime was a mistake, the virtues of being a pig rather than a fascist, European grandmas, and also, survivors guilt and self-perception. Hey, we told you this was adult stuff. 

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

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The Swan Princess is a 1994 children's fantasy film that really, really wants to be a Disney Princess film, but doesn't quite get there. Elle really likes it all the same though. Talking points: Nasty bird sex, Daddy Rothbart, Derek is a bad name for a fantasy prince, swamp friends.

Every other week, grownups Zach and Elle look back at obscure, overlooked, and forgotten kids movies. Elle probably saw them as a child; Zach probably did not. Together, they get to the heart of what makes these films worth digging up or worth shoving to the back of your VHS cabinet.

Email us! shortcolorfulandloud@gmail.com | Tweet at us! @scl_podcast | Follow Zach's Art Instagram! @serialexperimentsmyth

Happy Halloween! This time, Zach and Elle delved into the spookiest of all the Disney movies: The Black Cauldron. Seriously, this movie is scary. We're not sure who they made it for, but it is a delight all the same.

Key Points: The Extreme Metalness of The Horned King, dark lord tinder dates, forget your dreams and clean your castle.

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A biweekly podcast about kids movies, made for grownups, by grownups. This week, Certified Adults Zach and Elle dive deep into the starry waters of Treasure Planet, Disney's 2002 space-age adaptation of Treasure Island, complete with a cyborg Long John Silver and a father-son bonding montage set to a song not, in fact, by Lifehouse.

Key Points: Jim Hawkins is a bean, BB Mac was a band, forgive your dad.

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