In today’s episode, we discuss Guy Montag and his quaint life as a fireman in a dystopian society where firemen start fires in order to burn books and any form of knowledge or conflicting viewpoints in history. Written in 1953 but set in the futuristic year of 2022, it is fitting that we have selected FARENHEIT 451 as pick-of-the-month for September. Join Joel & me as we discuss and critique this classic work.
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After a long break we dust off the cover of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and dive right back into the 19th century Hank Morgan’s adventures in using his modern knowledge to tilt the acceleration of history. His exploits are fascinating, but what does the book tell us about clever trickery, using modern-day knowledge as wizardry, the application of knowledge, and how quickly people can adapt to change?
If there’s one constant in the ATH Network, it’s that at some point Bryan and Jon will get together to talk about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and this week on the now renamed Casual Cartoons is no different. The two episodes up for discussion are Season One’s “Hot Rodding Teenagers From Dimension X” and Season Three’s “Leatherhead Meets The Rat King.” One episode has the lore, and the other has two of the most fun villains of the show going head to head. Come join our heroes in a half shell for a fun discussion that will inevitably veer off into all the other iterations of the IP. Well, except maybe the latest series…
We have a quick update on the status of Casual Cartoons, as well as plans to record the Venture Bros finale that was promised all that time ago. There’s also talk about the upcoming Frisky Dingo podcast and whether or not Matt will be one of the cohosts. He will. Maybe? For sure.
As for the rest of today’s episode: Kubo and the Two Strings was another one of those Laika films that was a bit overlooked at the box office, which is a shame. It’s a marvelous piece of animation with a great story and some heavy emotion. Cheers.
This week on Corona Cartoons Bryan is joined by Alex Orona from Super GG Radio and friend Katherine Cliff to discuss the the Macaulay Culkin movie The Pagemaster. If you’ve ever seen those posters in the library with celebrities that say “READ,” this movie is essentially that. Come for the Macaulay Culkin trivia, stay for the fun animated film that has a love for film and that really wants kids to read.
Note: Bryan also gives some updates about the show at the top of the episode and what to expect before the upcoming Frisky Dingo season.
This week on Corona Cartoons we’re discussing the Don Bluth film The Secret of NIMH, which marks his departure from Disney and the beginning of quite the interesting pivot in his filmography. If the name doesn’t sound familiar to you, the films might. From here he went on to do An American Tail, Land Before Time, Rock-A-Doodle, as well as the video games Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. This movie is also maybe linked to our love of rats in general. A great episode and a fun discussion. We also give an update to the status of Corona Cartoons and the upcoming Frisky Dingo podcast.
Bryan’s life is slowly returning to normal, but still no new episode of Corona Cartoons this week. We bring to you in its place, After the Hype’s episode on the totally insane Batman Ninja! Enjoy! Regular episodes to return next week!
This week on Corona Cartoons we’re back on the Batman train with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, a film that almost no one saw in the theater. Or maybe you saw it if your parents were cool. Anyway, we brought back Ben Kurstin and Chewie joined us and we had a grand ol’ time, so you probably want to check this out right quick.
**Disclaimer had some audio issues with a crunchy noise that was persistent. Thought the conversation was too good to not release, apologies all around, please still enjoy!!**
This week on Corona Cartoons: A Venture Bros Podcast, Bryan is joined by Matt Dykes, Adam Slutsky, and Ben Kurstin to discuss one of the best cartoons in recent history – Batman: The Animated Series. They all dive into what made the show so great as well as discuss the episodes “Joker’s Favor,” “Heart of Ice,” “Read My Lips,” and “Feat of Clay: Parts 1 & 2.” If you haven’t seen the show, stop what you’re doing and watch all of it, and then return and listen. If you’ve seen it…listen first and then go rewatch all of it. We don’t make the rules.