It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…finally back with another pre-DragonCon episode as we try to clear out the archives now that 2nd Halloween is over. This was recorded before the con, so when you run across those bits, don’t be alarmed.
First up, we have the Walt Disney Short Films Collection on DVD and Blu-Ray. It has twelve animated shorts on it, ranging from 2000’s “John Henry” to the recent “Frozen Fever.” First, the good news. They’re Disney animated shorts. They’re that thing that, no matter how many times I go see a Disney film these days, I keep forgetting they’re preceded by one of these. So, thanks to my goldfish-esque memory, it’s a delightful surprise every time. Granted, your mileage may vary as to how these individual shorts play with you personally. The further good news is that these are the Blu-Ray debuts (as far as I can tell) for some of these, such as “Henry” and “Lorenzo.” And because they’re all recent animation, they look and sound fantastic in the hi-def format. The downside is that this has a number of repackaged shorts you probably own on previous releases, although if you’re a short-form animation enthusiast, then getting the debuts will probably offset that. There are never enough extras for me, but in this case, you get a short animation featurette and super-brief intros on all of the films. Commentary tracks would have been most welcome. The brilliantly wrong “Runaway Brain” was, I had thought, supposed to be included as a BD debut, but it’s instead a digital-only release.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…the only podcast to be an honorary member of both Justice League Antarctica and The Great Lakes Avengers.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that can’t hear you because it’s got a bottle of Prosecco in its ear. We said: we can’t hear you, because the podcast has a bottle of Prosecco in its ear!
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that’s locked in a basement and singing the same song over and over and over.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants to send you on a quest… to Dream The Impossible Dream.
So…many people are complaining that Merida, the heroine from Pixar’s Brave, has been given a sparkly makeover that robs her of her awesome hair, her bow and arrow, and her draw (no pun intended) as an animated role model for female children everywhere.
I, on the other hand, ask this: why stop there? I see this as an opportunity for Disney to clean house. Many of their character designs are, like Merida, simply not optimized to move product. Since even Pixar appears to be more focused on making money than they were in the past, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer up merely a smattering of the brilliant marking-enhancing-synergy-snorting ideas we can bring to the table. Our rates are reasonable.
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It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that was ready to be the first beer growler store in Woodbury…and then it all went to shit. Thanks a lot, Gov. Prick.
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