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July 29th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - Robin Hood (1973)

On the seventeenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Steve Riddle, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton look at 1973’s Robin Hood. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the fun credits sequence that introduces the animal & voice cast; this interpretation of the classic tale; Robin & Little John’s antics; the plight of the poor townspeople; Toby the turtle; the combination of the ruthless Sherriff, the sneaky Sir Hiss and  the inept Prince John & the fun songs led by Allan-a-Dale.

June 24th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - The Aristocats (1970)

On the sixteenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Steve Riddle look at 1970’s The Aristocats. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the fun opening sequence and song; the kittens and their distinct talents; the nefarious plot of Edgar the butler; Lafayette & Napoleon’s effect on the plot of the movie; the similarities with Lady And The Tramp; Roquefort & Frou Frou’s importance to foiling Edgar’s plan; Scat Cat and the gang of alley cats & the fun jazz music.

June 3rd, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - The Jungle Book (1967)

On the fifteenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Steve Riddle & Mirandia Berthold look at 1967’s The Jungle Book. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: new and different setting of India; the fear Shere Kahn instills in the animals of the jungle; the secondary villain Kaa; Col. Haithi’s ranks; the relationship between Bagheera & Baloo; King Louis going from friend to foe; “The Bare Necessities” & the brave and selfless acts of the protagonists do to keep Mowgli safe.

May 6th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - The Sword In The Stone (1963)

On the fourteenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Andy Atherton & Steve Riddle look at 1963’s The Sword In The Stone. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the Chuck Jones-like animated style; Merlin The Magician’s powers; the relationship between Wart & Merlin; the transfiguration sequences; Mad Madame Mim’s great but short scenes including the wizard duel; and the tying into the legend of Excalibur.

April 8th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - 101 Dalmatians (1961)

On the thirteenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Steve Riddle & Mirandia Berthold look at 1961’s 101 Dalmatians. They discuss the many aspects of the film including: the different feel and look of the movie from the previous ones; the parallel love stories of Roger and Anita & Pongo and Perdita; the sadisticness and insanity of Cruella de Vil; “The Twilight Bark”; the vast array of personalities of the puppies and the legacy of the movie with the spinoff and live action versions.

March 11th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - Sleeping Beauty

On the twelfth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Andy Atherton & Steve Riddle look at 1959’s Sleeping Beauty. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: the return to the princess-led fairy tale; the unique animation style; the dynamic between Flora, Fauna & Meriweather; Prince Phillip being the most fleshed out prince to date & where Maleficent falls in the Disney villain rankings.

February 4th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - Lady And The Tramp

On the eleventh installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Andy Atherton & Steve Riddle look at 1955’s Lady And The Tramp. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: the telling the story through the eyes of the dogs and their world; the beautiful romance between the title characters; the fun group of dogs with various personalities we meet throughout the neighborhood; the trouble Si & Am cause & the doggie date at Tony’s with Bella Notte.  

January 7th, 2021    

Pop Goes The Classics - Peter Pan (1953)

On the tenth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Steve Riddle, Mirandia Berthold & Andy Atherton look at 1953’s Peter Pan. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: the theme of not wanting to grow up; Tinkerbell’s place amongst the iconic Disney characters; the (somewhat underrated) soundtrack of the film; the complexities of Captain Hook; the somewhat controversial portrayal and animation of the Indians and mermaids; and the persistence of the crocodile.  

December 3rd, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Alice In Wonderland (1951)

On the ninth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Steve Riddle & Andy Atherton look at 1951’s Alice In Wonderland. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: the film’s psychedelic feel; the zany cast of characters that inhabit Wonderland; Alice’s many changes in height; what they think was really in the tea at the Mad Tea Party; the craziness of the Queen of Hearts & the ridiculous trial at the end.

 

November 26th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Cinderella (1950)

On the eighth installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Mirandia Berthold, Steve Riddle & Andy Atherton look at 1950’s Cinderella. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: Disney’s triumphant return to full-length features; Cinderella’s unbreakable spirit; the horrible quartet of Lady Tremaine, Drusilla, Anastaisa & Lucifer; the fun supporting characters, especially Gus; love at first sight & the many questions about the spell the Fairy Godmother casts.

November 20th, 2020    

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

On the last part of our 10 part series, Scott & Tek wrap up the original Star Trek Movie Universe with Nemesis! A Picard Clone? Really? And why dress up like waiters at a wedding? Sit back and listen as the guys break the movie down, and give their final rankings on which Star Trek film...is the best. So enjoy the last leg of the journey on Pop Goes the Classics!

November 13th, 2020    

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

In their continuing journey of the Star Trek Motion Picture franchise, Scott & Tek go back to 1998 to dip into the Fountain of Youth. They talk about Frakes as director, the music, F. Murray Abraham, stretchy faces and more! They also grade their categories. Is it a movie, or an extended Next Gen episode! Sit back and enjoy this episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

November 12th, 2020    

Pop Goes The Classics - Make Mine Music, Fun And Fancy Free, Melody Time & The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

On the seventh installment of the Pop Goes The Classics series looking at the Disney animated features, Andy Atherton, Mirandia Berthold & Steve Riddle look at 1946’s Make Mine Music, 1947’s Fun And Fancy Free, 1948’s Melody Time & 1949’s The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad. They discuss the many aspects of the films including: the shorts that comprise each of them; the fun characters we meet in each; the music pieces used; the snapshots of life in the late 1940’s provided by them; and the legacies of the shorts as not only standalone but as part of these anthology films.

November 6th, 2020    

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

THE BORG RETURNS! On the newest chapter of Pop Goes the Classics' Star Trek series, the Borg assimilate Earth. How does Captain Picard reverse that? TIME TRAVEL! Join Scott Criscuolo & Tek as they go through Picard's seminal movie. They grade their categories and decide whether this is the greatest Trek movie of all time. Is it? Listen and find out!

October 30th, 2020    

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Kirk AND Picard in the same movie??? On the newest Pop Goes the Classics, Scott & Tek talk about the transfer of the Captain's chair, and the Next Gen's graduation from little screen to big screen. They grade their categories and talk about the legacy of Captain Kirk on the big screen, and yet another great movie villain by a great movie actor. So sit back and watch the energy ribbon fly with this newest episode of Pop Goes the Classics!

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