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173 Disney Animator and Power Rangers!

173 Disney Animator and Power Rangers!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

Please welcome back to Neverland, our friend Trenton Larkin of “Who Did That Voice?“! Trenton is joining me today to discuss some fun Disney news and talk about the new “Power Rangers” movie! Is this film a good time for fans of the series and non-fans alike?

We’ll also visit the Neverland Trailer Park this week for a look at a new trailer of “Justice League” coming this November statting Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot!

Our main feature this week is a special one as I welcome Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey! Perhaps you’ve seen on Netflix, they have a wonderful documentary called “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” about the first African-American Disney animator who’s credits include “The Jungle Book”!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

Here’s YOUR chance to “Floyder” (hang out) with Disney Legend Floyd Norman!
1) Purchase “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” on BLU-RAY.
2) Post photos of yourself “Floydering” with your BLU-RAY on social media.
3) Hashtag your photos with #FLOYDERING by 11:59pm on 5/31/17.
ONE lucky person will be selected at random and brought to Los Angeles to “Floyder” with Floyd Norman over lunch (Open to US residents only).
BUY BLU RAY NOW
Or on iTunesFloyd Norman: An Animated Life – Erik Sharkey & Michael Fiore
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The Comic Board Eps #19 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

The Comic Board Eps #19 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

Welcome to The Comic Board; your one-stop shop for everything related to this week’s new comic book releases. We not only cover the big two in comic publishing, DC & Marvel, but also Image, Valiant, Aftershock, Boom Studios, Dark Horse, and a host of other independent publishers.
Each week J.T. and Blackpoll will cover their top 5 picks of the week as well as their least favorite pick. But before we get there, we’ll discuss comic news, answer listener questions, and tackle a discussion question or two. Recorded live every week this interactive live show takes questions, comments, and sometimes even ridicule, direct from the chat.
We record live every Tuesday at 11am EST/10am CST on The Comic Board Youtube channel. If you’re interested in talking anything comic related, come on by our Youtube channel and join in the discussion. As always, be supportive of the comic community and happy reading!

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172 Booty and the Beast (Arrgh)

172 Booty and the Beast (Arrgh)

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

Look who’s joined us, mateys! It’s me own wife, the WendyNerd Heather. Aye, mateys, this week we’re talkin’ about plundering that be goin’ on for 50 years it were. Pirates of the Caribbean has been open in Disneyland for 50 years, and we’re going to have some fun celebratin’!

We be headin’ ashore me hearties, first to look at a new trailer for PIXAR’s Coco and a heap of Disney news for your booty!

And if I can just lose the pirate speak for a bit…it’s a tale as old as time we’re reviewing this week! Beauty and the Beast has exploded into cinemas this week and Heather and I have seen along with many of you. So, what did we think? Does it live up to the classic 1991 film? We’ll share our thoughts!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 167–Everyone Loves a Good Dickens!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 167–Everyone Loves a Good Dickens!

The HOBI Gang is guest free this week which means more time to talk about Kong: Skull Island, Making History and if the Beatles are overrated! The guys welcome Nikki from New Zealand back for Listener Feedback, debate who is the next to die on the Walking Dead and even have time for a new Face Off battle from Dev! The gang can’t stop mocking the Avatar sequels or the lack of focus from Fox on the X-Men films but they all agree on Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston’s stock! Jason borrows his Top 5 list of most overrated actors and actresses and the guys all agree on the Bad Idea of the Week this time. This episode is sponsored by the 2017 Cincinnati Comic Expo!

The Comic Board Eps #18 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

The Comic Board Eps #18 LIVE Podcast- Comic News, Top 5 Comics, NCBD Picks

Welcome to The Comic Board; your one-stop shop for everything related to this week’s new comic book releases. We not only cover the big two in comic publishing, DC & Marvel, but also Image, Valiant, Aftershock, Boom Studios, Dark Horse, and a host of other independent publishers.
 
Each week J.T. and Blackpoll will cover their top 5 picks of the week as well as their least favorite pick. But before we get there, we’ll discuss comic news, answer listener questions, and tackle a discussion question or two. Recorded live every week this interactive live show takes questions, comments, and sometimes even ridicule, direct from the chat.
 
We record live every Tuesday at 11am EST/10am CST on The Comic Board Youtube channel. If you’re interested in talking anything comic related, come on by our Youtube channel and join in the discussion. As always, be supportive of the comic community and happy reading!
 

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171 A Disney Muggle at Universal Studios!

171 A Disney Muggle at Universal Studios!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

I’m back with some more Disney news from the Disney parks, cruise line, and channel. I’ve even got some news for fans of classic Hanna-Barbera animation! But we don’t fly to Neverland for just news!

This week we have two new trailers to talk about in the Neverland Trailer Park, The Little Mermaid (no, it’s not Disney) and Wonder Woman both dropped some new trailers this week and I’ll tell you what I think of both of these upcoming films!

The moment I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Tangled the Series was kicked off in an exclusive Disney Channel movie event called Tangled: Before Ever After! This special movie event begins six months after the events of Tangled and some time before the wedding seen in Tangled Ever After! Repuzel’s hair is back and I’m going to tell you what I thought of this premiere episode!

Next, Lost Boy Eric will take us on a journey into enemy territory; Universal Studios Hollywood! Eric took a trip to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and more! He’s got some stories to tell with even more coming later!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

Be sure to listen to Neverland Radio on UCM’s The Beat every weekday at 4 PM Central Time.

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Beauty and the Beast experiences at Walt Disney World, 80’s week, Star Wars: Galactic Nights – WDW Tiki Room: March 10, 2017

Beauty and the Beast experiences at Walt Disney World, 80’s week, Star Wars: Galactic Nights – WDW Tiki Room: March 10, 2017

Kristen and Aljon talk about “Beauty and the Beast” experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, red carpet interviews with the cast of the film, feature bands performing at Epcot’s Garden Rocks shows, 80’s pop-culture, and Star Wars: Galactic Nights Happening.

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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 166–Three Beers and a Haggis!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 166–Three Beers and a Haggis!

The HOBI crew welcomes Chris and Kevin from the 365 Flicks Podcast into the BOB Studios to talk Logan, the prestige of winning a Floppy, and debate the difference between British and American toilets!  The guys talk the latest episode of Legion, Jason has slipped on watching Riverdale and Jeff reenacts Marilyn Monroe for a listener.  Jason and Chris get upset Goldberg in the WWE, Blake gets upset about the X-men film franchise again and Kevin and Jason are the only ones that want to see Kong: Skull Island on its opening weekend!  The guys all provide their Top 5 Favorite Films of the Last Ten Years and the Bad Idea of the Week goes British for our guests! This week’s episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

170 Power Rangers and Pirates!

170 Power Rangers and Pirates!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

WOW! Did we ever have a great week from trailers! Not only did we get new trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but we got a great look at the upcoming DuckTales series from Disney XD!
After spending all that time in the trailer park, it’s time to spend a little time with the original Red Power Ranger, Austin St. John! You know I’m not a fan of Power Rangers, but this man has had an incredible life and I think you’ll enjoy this recording as much as I enjoyed being at his panel years ago!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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Top 5 Walt Disney World attractions that need fixing – WDW Tiki Room: March 3, 2017

Top 5 Walt Disney World attractions that need fixing – WDW Tiki Room: March 3, 2017

This special edition of WDW Tiki Room features a panel discussion with hosts Aljon and Kristen with Jeff and Eric of WDW After Dark talking about their TOP 5 Walt Disney World attractions that need to be fixed. The WDW After Dark audio was edited for broadcast on Sorcerer Radio. Visit WDWAfterDark.com and subscribe to the show on iTunes and YouTube!

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Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

Logan Film Review (Non-Spoiler)!

Written by Jason Brigger

Directors: James Mangold

Writers: James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant and Dafne Keen

Logan slashes its way into theaters this weekend and Fox and Marvel finally gives the fans of the X-Men the tale they have wanted to see for years.  Logan, as it should be evident by the R rating, is not for children and is a beautifully violent, head-rolling (literally!) and well-written story that gives Hugh Jackman a film worthy of letting Wolverine ride off into the sunset.  

Logan is set in the year 2029 when mutants are either dead or in hiding and no longer a part of everyday society.  Logan/Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) watches after Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in an abandoned silo in Mexico with the assistance of Caliban, played by a returning Stephen Merchant after a brief role in the previous X-Men film, Apocalypse.  Logan resorts to being a limo driver that  knows his time is coming to an end as his body is not healing as quick as it used due to the adamantium that replaced his bones is now poisoning him.  Logan and Professor X leave their reclusive life to help a mysterious new mutant Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keen) to a possible safe haven for mutants called Eden.  Along the way, the trio is hunted by a bounty hunter named Pierce (Boyd Holbrook) and the psychotic Dr. Rice (Richard E. Grant) who enjoys experimenting on children in an attempt to make them the soldiers of the future.

The Good:

Laura/X-23Keen does an amazing acting job bringing the new mutant to the screen.  Child characters/actors usually range from “bad” to “tolerable” but Keen knocks it out of the ballpark.  She brings a quiet disposition that she unleashes into a berserker rage when she is cornered or threatened, from bounty hunters to the local convenient store clerk accusing Laura of stealing from the store.  The character hinges on Keen’s performance and she not only delivers in her performance, she makes the audience wanting to see more of Laura/X-23 in her own solo film.

-The story.  James Mangold, writer of the older Sylvester Stallone film Copland, is finally able to bring a gritty and realistic (as much as it can be) Wolverine film to the masses.  Logan is filled with well acted and choreographed action scenes that allow the brutality of the Wolverine character from the comics to show through on screen.  Mangold shows he “gets” the character of Wolverine and allows the animalistic nature of Logan to shine in the film.

-The “R” rating.  I am not someone that feels an “R” rating is needed to make a film better because if the story is good, that should be all it needs to succeed but in Logan, the “R” rating was needed.  Fans of Wolverine have been clamoring for a gritty and bloody film to actually depict the character and the “R” rating secures that for this film.  The battles are brutal but well done and while the fights are bloody, I never felt any gore or violence was gratuitous for the sake of being gratuitous.  The brutality serves to show the inner struggles X-23 and Wolverine have when taking a life and Mangold balances it perfectly.

The Bad:

Nothing.

The Middling:

-The length of the film.  While the film delivers on the story, there are times when not only the action slows down but the flow story stalls in the film.  This doesn’t mean the film is worse for these slow periods but by taking off about 15 minutes of the film, Mangold may have been able to deliver a tighter movie overall.

-Caliban. Caliban is an albino mutant and a poor man’s Alfred for Logan and Professor X but once he is kidnapped and threatened with sunlight, which he must avoid at all costs, he has no choice to but to help the villains in using his powers to track our heroes.  Caliban provides the few moments of levity and humor and fans will appreciate Mangold bringing the mutant back after his brief role in the last X-Men film.

-Pierce. Pierce is the main villain who is hired to capture Laura and while the actor Holbrook does a fine job in bringing personality to him, a lack of backstory hurts Pierce’s character in the film.  There are moments where Pierce delivers and while the character is an improvement above many one dimensional villains in the prior X-Men films, I kept wanting a little more regarding Pierce’s reasoning for doing what he does to mutants in this universe.

Final Grade: B (Good with moments of greatness)

Logan is one of the better X-Men films in a franchise that sorely needs a hit.  Logan is everything that fans of the comic want and Mangold should be given keys to the X-Men film universe for making a film that will resonate with non-fans of the comic.  The film has moments, even periods, of greatness and while the film is very well made, there are moments that stop it from being a true classic.

You can catch Jason Brigger on the geek-centric podcast, The History of Bad Ideas, as new episodes are released at http://webegeekspc.com/category/podcast/networkpodcasts/the-history-of-bad-ideas/ 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_165.mp3

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 165–The Mardi Gras Episode!

Scab Jeff joins the HOBI guys for the second week in a row to discuss the devastating loss that La La Land had and to tally his Oscars’ scorecard! Jason and Blake debate the pacing of the The Walking Dead this week while Jeff breaks tradition and reads Listener Feedback! Jason finally saw the Christopher Guest film Mascots, Blake has questions about Legion and finding treasure on Oak Island and Jeff doesn’t know how to take the sexiness of Meryl Streep! The gang are intrigued by the show Critical Role, give an update on what Jar Jar Binks is doing now and Jason cannot contain his excitement for a Nightwing movie. The guys pay their respects to Bill Paxton by listing their Top 5 Favorite Bill Paxton films and deliver a bad idea the Academy Awards can appreciate!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

169 Star Wars Theories!

169 Star Wars Theories!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

We are approaching the Oscars as I record this podcast, but there’s nothing to talk about until the winners are announced, so I figured we needed something more fun to talk about. How about STAR WARS?
Dale Wentland from Network 1901 returns to Neverland to talk about some of the new shows he has on his YouTube and podcast network. He has a friend that has not seen Star Wars, and a lot of interesting theories about the Star Wars Universe that I think you’ll enjoy!
Before that we’ll of course spend some time having a virtual trip on Star Tours and enjoy some Neverland Story Time!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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Disneyland’s Summer of Heroes, Disney Cruise Line update – WDW Tiki Room: February 24, 2017

Disneyland’s Summer of Heroes, Disney Cruise Line update – WDW Tiki Room: February 24, 2017

Kristen and Aljon discuss Disneyland’s Summer of Heroes with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and the latest updates for the Disney Cruise Line.

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New Magic Kingdom show, Disney resorts expansion, Star Wars Han Solo movie update – WDW After Dark: February 22, 2017

New Magic Kingdom show, Disney resorts expansion, Star Wars Han Solo movie update – WDW After Dark: February 22, 2017

Hosts Aljon and Jeff discuss the new Magic Kingdom “Happily Ever After” fireworks and projection nighttime spectacular, Disney resorts expansion, and the latest regarding the Star Wars Han Solo movie.

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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

The History of Bad Ideas Podcast, Ep. 164–Pants Not Included!

The HOBI Gang tries to survive the plague as they welcome TWO of their favorite guests into the BOB Studios, Number One Fan Doug and film critic Scab Jeff!  The gang discusses the upcoming Oscars, the greatness of Riverdale and what the heck is going on in Legion!  Jeff has seen LEGO Batman and disagrees with Jason, while Blake tries to make a protective bubble to protect from his co-hosts!  The guys become scared of Warcraft CEOs while Jason is the only one excited about Kong: Skull Island.  The guys are creeped out but yet intrigued by the latest Burger King giveaway but they all can feel the excitement with the return of Channing Tatum News!  The gang go a little nuts over their Favorite Top 5 John Travolta Performances and the guys nearly forget the Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

168 Comics and Games and Disney, OH MY!

168 Comics and Games and Disney, OH MY!

Welcome back to the Neverland Podcast!

This week had lots of fantastic news to share!! Unfortunately, if I tried to share it we wouldn’t have time to hear from out great guests this week!
Please welcome back Michael Valentine, creator of Comix the Movie! He’s got a special event coming up and he wants to invite you to be there! Stan Lee is expected to be there as well!!
Next The Real Brian comes to Neverland and we have fun discussion about video games we love and have loved thoughout our lives! It promises to be the first in a series of geektastic conversations!
If you’d like to hear some of the really cool news that I didn’t get a chance to cover this week, please come and check out my daily (weekdays) show on UCM’s The Beat where I play our favorite Disney music! Neverland Radio airs at 4 Pm Central time!!
And don’t forget that every Tuesday at 4 PM Central you can hear me on Toon Tunes!
Make sure to check out the Disney Emoji contest going on right now. I’ll give more details on my daily show on The Beat!

Grab your pixie and let’s fly to Neverland!

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Sorcerer Radio’s 16th Anniversary Special – WDW Tiki Room: February 16, 2017

Sorcerer Radio’s 16th Anniversary Special – WDW Tiki Room: February 16, 2017

Kristen and Aljon celebrate Sorcerer Radio’s 16th Anniversary of broadcasting Disney Park music and fan created programs.

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