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Disney’s Moana red carpet cast interviews, Muppets Mobile Lab and Great Moments in History – WDW Tiki Room: November 18, 2016

Disney’s Moana red carpet cast interviews, Muppets Mobile Lab and Great Moments in History – WDW Tiki Room: November 18, 2016

Aljon presents highlights from Disney’s red carpet premiere of Moana featuring the cast – Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Dwayne Johnson (Maui), Temuera Morrison (Chief Tui), Nicole Scherzinger (Sina) and more. You will also experience audio from the Muppets Mobile Lab and Great Moments in American History with the Muppets. This program represents highlights of WDW Tiki Room radio show broadcast on Sorcerer Radio.

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    The Non-Spoiler Moana Film Review!

    The Non-Spoiler Moana Film Review!

    Written by Jason Brigger

    Directors: Ron Clements and Don Hall

    Writers: Jared Bush and Ron Clements

    Starring: Auli’I Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House

    Moana is Disney’s latest animated film and may end up being the most original and best animated film that Disney has released in years.  Disney used folklore from the Polynesian culture and based on this film, Disney should start using more culture folklore in the future to guide their films.

    Moana tells the story of Moana Waialiki, voiced by the amazing newcomer Auli’I Cravalho, a sixteen-year-old daughter of Chief Tui Waialiki (Temuera Morrison) who dreams of venturing out on her own and away from her mystical island in Polynesia but is forbidden based on tales told of unknown dangers in the ocean.  When the ocean (yes, the ocean is literally a character) and Moana’s grandmother (Rachel House) encourages Moana to search out her destiny as the “Chosen One” to save their dying island from an ancient curse, Moana must find the demi-god Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her on her journey to destroy the lava witch and restore life to the islands.

    If this all sounds odd, amazing, weird and completely different from anything Disney has ever done before, it’s because it is and it’s wonderful.

     

    The Good:

    -Moana.  Moana is not only a strong lead character but she defies the typical “rebellious girl” character that can be easily inserted in animated films.  Moana respects her family and is overall a good daughter but is just curious about the world outside her island.  There is no major rift between her and parents and that is actually nice change of pace from most films.  To top it off, the kids will fall in love with Moana’s strength and character and come next Halloween, a lot of little Moana’s will be ringing people’s doorbells.

    -The Supporting Cast.  A large amount of praise should be given to the writers for allowing Moana’s whole family to be given enough time to connect to the audience and actually feel like real characters in this world.  Moana’s father and grandmother go above the typical “protective dad” and “crazy grandma” stereotypes and present a family that actually loves each other and not just there for a point of conflict.

    Maui, a cross between Hercules and Stich, could have been a one-note sidekick but the writers gave him depth with a sad but compelling backstory and all the while still allowing Moana to be the real star of the film.  Even nature, from the islands to the ocean, is a character in this film and the beautiful animation allows all of it to feel alive in the film.

    -The Songs.  Written by Opetaia Foa’i, Mark Mancina, and Lin-Manuel Miranda (yes from Hamilton), the songs capture the uniqueness of the Polynesian folklore and even advances the storyline, something that can’t be said for musical numbers in all animated films.  The songwriters deliver on each individual song, except for the Tamatoa song which I’ll explain later, and the soundtrack, with a whopping 40 songs, will be playing in every minivan this winter.

    -The Story. The Moana story is unique and is similar to the style of the Lilo and Stich film in which it’s not a “typical” Disney script.  The animation is beautiful and brings the story to life and the Polynesian feel to the film makes the audience feel they are part of this world.  The story does not take any easy ways out and the best part? No love interest for Moana.  For once, twice if you count Frozen, the female lead can stand on her own merits and overcome any obstacles thrown at her without having the storybook romance of a prince as a subplot.  Maui does help Moana succeed but in the end but Maui is no more than a friend and Moana is shown as a true strong hero.

    The Bad:

    -Tamatoa.  Moana and Maui’s first big test in teamwork is retrieving Maui’s magical fish hook from the 50-foot crab, Tamatoa (Jermaine Clement) that has an affliction to stealing anything that is shiny.  The only cringe-worthy song of the film is sung by Tamatoa and a five minute song feels like double that amount of time.  The positive part of seeing Tamatoa is Moana and Maui’s voyage into the Realm of Monsters, one in which I wish the filmmakers would have spent more time in, but unfortunately we get a prolonged fight with the only clichéd villain in the film.

     

    The Middling:

    -Hei Hei.  Yes the main character has an animal sidekick (two if you count the barely visible pig) and it’s an annoying rooster.  Hei Hei (Alan Tudyk) is not a bad animal sidekick and he does produce some humorous jokes but a little of Hei Hei can go a long way.  Hei Hei does not fall into the “Bad” category only because the kids in the audience loved him and laughed every time he appeared on the screen but the adults may grow tired of the character by the end of the film.

     

    Final Grade: A- (Amazing)

    Moana is one of the great Disney animated films of all time and that isn’t overselling it.  From the animation to the songs to the characters to the fun story, Moana is a gem to watch and a great time for the whole family.   Disney could have relied on their old formula of the typical princess story ideas but they didn’t and in changing things up, Disney made one of the best films of the year.

    You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are released at www.webegeekspc.com  every Wednesday or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps.  You can listen to their latest episode right here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/historyofbadideas/Episode_150.mp3

     

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      NXT TakeOver Toronto press call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 18, 2016

      NXT TakeOver Toronto press call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 18, 2016

      Aljon presents audio of a recent press call with Paul “Triple H” Levesque where he discusses NXT TakeOver Toronto, 205 Live, Shawn Michaels’ role at the WWE Performance Center and more.

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        Top 5 Disney voice casting decisions – WDW After Dark: November 15, 2016

        Top 5 Disney voice casting decisions – WDW After Dark: November 15, 2016

        Hosts Kristen, Aljon, Eric and Jeff discuss their TOP 5 favorite Disney voice casting decisions as it pertains to films, shows, and attractions.

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          WWE Survivor Series picks, ROH signings, TNA Unbroken Hardys – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 14, 2016

          WWE Survivor Series picks, ROH signings, TNA Unbroken Hardys – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 14, 2016

          Aljon and Stephen share their picks for the upcoming WWE Survivor Series network event, discuss the Ring of Honor signings of Will Ospreay and “The Villain” Marty Scurll, and is TNA over exposing Matt and Jeff Hardy? PROMO OF THE WEEK features a classic from Jimmy Valliant chatting up the virtues of Charlie Brown.

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            #53 Indie Talk… Eoin Macken Director/Writer/Actor of Leopard… NBCs Hit Show Night Shift

            #53 Indie Talk… Eoin Macken Director/Writer/Actor of Leopard… NBCs Hit Show Night Shift

            53On our First official Indie Talk we are joined by Eoin Macken a Great Writer/Director and Actor from Ireland.

            Eoin is on talk to us about his new Movie Leopard which can be found just about anywhere you can stream your movies like iTunes and Amazon. Links Below…

             

             

            We also take the chance to talk about Eoin’s other projects like his hit NBC medical drama Night Shift, His role in the new Resident Evil movie coming 2017 and the cult BBC show Merlin.

            We cant Recommend Leopard enough so please help support the movie and Eoin on the Social Medias.

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              GW1 Issue 78 – Gettin’ Some Strange

              GW1 Issue 78 – Gettin’ Some Strange

              In case you didn’t notice, another big Marvel movie came out last week and, of course, we have a a full review. But first, we’re excited about Con on the Cob this week and we’ve got some comicbook and tv news to talk about.  More

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                Dealing with rude parents at Disney Parks and audience feedback – WDW After Dark: November 15, 2016

                Dealing with rude parents at Disney Parks and audience feedback – WDW After Dark: November 15, 2016

                Hosts Kristen, Aljon, Eric and Jeff share audience feedback and talk about something that happened during a recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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                  DC Superpowers Podcast Issue 30

                  DC Superpowers Podcast Issue 30

                  HOLY EPIVERSARY!!! Your Dynamic Duo of Junior Justice Leaguers are back with issue 30….. That’s right we made it to 30 issues. More

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                    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 96: DC Rebirth Week 21, Comics and Jazz Flute

                    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 96: DC Rebirth Week 21, Comics and Jazz Flute

                    It’s Week 21 of DC Comics’ Rebirth and Jim, Eric and Reggie get together to talk every single book that came out the week of 11/02/16.  Batman, Superman and Justice League (oh my) and so much more.  After complaints about not enough nonsense, Jim plays the jazz flute, Eric talks politics and the guys play guess that impression…beep bop boop!  Enjoy!

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                      WWE hits and misses, who owns TNA, Undertaker, Goldberg and Mickie James return – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 7, 2016

                      WWE hits and misses, who owns TNA, Undertaker, Goldberg and Mickie James return – Pro Wrestling Cast: November 7, 2016

                      Aljon and Stephen are back from vacation sharing their thoughts on WWE’s Hell in a Cell, Raw and Smackdown’s hits and misses, who really owns TNA/Impact Wrestling, the return Goldberg, and The Undertaker. Our PROMO OF THE WEEK features the return of Mickie James.

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                        153 Doctor Strange Love

                        153 Doctor Strange Love

                        Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!
                        It’s so good to be back in Neverland where I belong! It’s also great to be here with my good buddy Lost Boy Eric and my lovely bride Pixie Heather. All is well in Neverland now that Scott and Tracey got rid of that Ghost Host.
                        We won’t waste any time before we dive into all kinds of fun news from the Disney Parks as we begin the celebration of Christmas, take a look at some brief movie news, and start making out our Christmas lists with new toys and books!
                        We’ve got some exciting new trailers to talk about in The Neverland Trailer Park including a new Wonder Woman trailer before we review Doctor Strange from Marvel Studios. Heather will share her opinion of Dreamworks new Trolls movie as well.
                        Next Eric and I will talk about Doctor Strange’s history in the pages of Marvel Comics!
                        Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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                          EP: 38 Five restaurants we’d like to see at the Disney Parks – Dining at Disney: November 6, 2016

                          EP: 38 Five restaurants we’d like to see at the Disney Parks – Dining at Disney: November 6, 2016

                          Kristen and Bubba put their Imagineer hats on to talk about five restaurants they would like to see built at the Disney Parks.

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                            #52 We Talk Pegasus Bridge W/ Director Lance Neilsen and Actor Mike Beckingham. WD S7 Premiere .Top5 War Movies

                            #52 We Talk Pegasus Bridge W/ Director Lance Neilsen and Actor Mike Beckingham. WD S7 Premiere .Top5 War Movies

                            52We have a fantastic Episode for you this time with a great interview with Independent film director Lance Neilsen who is knee deep in production for his world war 2 movie Pegasus Bridge. He also surprised us by having one of his lead actors join us, Mike Beckingham look out for this guy a definite up and comer.

                            We also bring our reaction to Walking Dead season 7 Premiere. How did we feel about who took the bat??

                            We end the show with our Top5 War Movies.

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                              Walt Disney World trip report, A Taste of Piemonte at Four Seasons Resort Orlando review – WDW Tiki Room: November 4, 2016

                              Walt Disney World trip report, A Taste of Piemonte at Four Seasons Resort Orlando review – WDW Tiki Room: November 4, 2016

                              Aljon and Kristen share a trip report from their latest visit to Walt Disney World as well as reviews of “A Taste of Piemonte” event and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Highlights from the WDW Tiki Room broadcast on Sorcerer Radio.

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                                Disney Christmas Day Parade filming, security screening, Star Wars and Marvel – WDW After Dark: November 1, 2016

                                Disney Christmas Day Parade filming, security screening, Star Wars and Marvel – WDW After Dark: November 1, 2016

                                Hosts Jeff and Eric discuss the latest DISNEY HEADLINE NEWS including Disney Christmas Day Parade filming, security screening, and new movie trailers for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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                                  WWE/WCW Superstar Bill Goldberg Q&A – Pro Wrestling Cast: October 31, 2016

                                  WWE/WCW Superstar Bill Goldberg Q&A – Pro Wrestling Cast: October 31, 2016

                                  Aljon has a Q&A panel featuring the legendary WWE/WCW Superstar Bill Goldberg from FanExpo Dallas 5/31/15. Our PROMO OF THE WEEK features Goldberg’s return on WWE’s Monday Night RAW 10/17/16.

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                                    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 95: DC Rebirth Week 20, Comics and Car Crashes

                                    Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Ep 95: DC Rebirth Week 20, Comics and Car Crashes

                                    Jim, Eric and Reggie gather to talk all of this week’s DC Comics and while they claim they have nothing to say, the length of the podcast says otherwise.  We also find out that Jim was in a car crash and has lice and really hates dioramas.  They are also joined by Chris, Branden, Christian and Dillyn for a hell of a show that is all put to music by the lovely Dancing Mike.  Enjoy!

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