■ News: Paperman movie poster and synopsis, John Musker and Ron Clements working on new hand-drawn animated Disney film
■ Pixar CinemaCon news: Dia de los Muertos film (2015), The Good Dinosaur (2014), The Untitled Pixar Film that Goes Inside the Mind (2015)
■ Main Discussion: The Swan Princess
■ Behind-the-scenes 90s commercial: “The most memorable, magical, musical adventure ever!” Really?
■ Director Spotlight: Who is the elusive Richard Rich?
■ Differences from the ballet Swan Lake and the movie
■ Box office flop, but home video success!
■ Kate Middleton had a princess movie marathon to prep for princess-dom
■ Odette: headstrong princess, was she really ever an “ugly duckling”?
■ Derek: Incredibly flawed (“What else is there?”) but endearing, one giant tooth
■ The Richard Rich villain theory
■ Re-release DVD cover: Derek has a Bieber haircut and got plastic surgery?
■ Rothbart: is tipping over a table all it really takes to take away his powers?
■ Are the side characters worthwhile? Is three too many?
■ Why is there an incessant need for princesses to have an animal to talk to?
■ Thumbs up for “Princesses on Parade” and “This is My Idea”, thumbs down for “No Fear”
■ Obscure songs: “Eternity” and “Swan Princess Rap” from The Swan Princess II: Escape from Castle Mountain
■ “This is My Idea”: great scene for character development
■ This is the point where the podcast turns into a “singing fest”
■ Conundrums: the vow of everlasting love, summer vacation frequency, Rothbart’s castle, no love for missing Odette
■ Ripping off Sleeping Beauty or paying homage?
■ What do you rate it? ★★★★
■ Mail bag aka “fan mail” segment
■ Don’t forget about our sponsor Audible.com!
■ Bonus: Morgan and Chelsea sing something special (listen with caution)
Runtime: 1:16:11, 36.6 MB
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