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Episode 9: The Swan Princess – Singing Fest

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Morgan and Chelsea are flying solo in the studio as they discuss The Swan Princess. Hilarity and singing ensue.


  • 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!
  • Bonus: Morgan and Chelsea sing something special (listen with caution)

Runtime: 1:16:11, 36.6 MB

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About Morgan Stradling

Morgan is a native of Arizona and is a desert rat who loves the heat--she doesn’t even turn on the AC in her car in the middle of the summer! She loves big eyeliner, Survivor, Lady Gaga, and, of course, animated films. She has her MBA in Marketing from ASU and now works as a Product Manager for a tech company. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.