Adaptation gets down to business in this commentary on the 1998 Disney film Mulan!
It might not technically be an adaptation, but the hosts couldn’t resist talking about Frozen II (2019): the emotional new songs, cute new sidekicks, and Kristoff’s Best Boyfriend award.
Jenn, Corey, and Kendyl get into the remake of a movie that caused many a meltdown in 1995 and in the years since, The Lion King, and all the reasons to love and hate it.
The Adaptation hosts just can’t stop gabbing about the new live-action Beauty and the Beast (2017). Despite their previous doubts, they’re pretty happy with the extra backstories, songs, and details from the original fairytale.
Question(s) of the Week: How did you feel about the balance of backstories between the Beast and Belle? Would you have liked more from one, the other, or both?
Kendyl and Dorin follow up their discussion of Tim Crothers’ book by talking about Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016), why they never quite got the hang of chess, and what would make it a little more interesting to them.
Question(s) of the Week: What two teams would you tape to your chess pieces to battle? What character would each piece be?
The hosts prep for the live-action remake by watching Disney’s 1991 classic, Beauty and the Beast and recounting the well know fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.
The Adaptation staff had a really great time commentating Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967) in preparation for the new “live-action” film.
After our episode chalk-full of different versions of Cinderella, the hosts are slightly disappointed that the new live-action Disney version is twist-less. On the other-hand, they can’t deny that is was a gorgeous film, that it answered some questions they’d been asking and that Helena Bonham Carter can do no wrong.
For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Into the Woods, Maleficent, Once Upon a Time Season 3, All the Versions of Snow White, and our commentary on The Lion King.
Our team geared up for the new live-action Cinderella by reading and watching an insanely large amount of versions of the classic tale, from the 7 BC Egyptian Rhodopis to the 2011 A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song. We get into themes of beauty and it’s worth, social status and neglect as well as why there are just SO many birds.
Make sure you let us know in the comments if there are any other versions we should pick up!
For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on all the versions of Snow White, Into the Woods, Maleficent, Once Upon a Time, Starkid’s Twisted, and Frozen/The Snow Queen.
The gang discusses the film Big Hero 6, wondering why it wasn’t set in Japan, wanting their own Baymax, and loving the range of characters and emotional depth in the storyline. Dorin evens comes up with a storyline for the sequel.
For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier
In this commentary episode, the girls try very hard not to sing along with The Lion King… and mostly succeed while discussing Disney’s musical adaptation of Hamlet with lions.
For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on Maleficent, Once Upon a Time season 3, Frozen, and Snow White.
In the new film Maleficent, based on the character from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, we see that the Mistress of All Evil has more of soft side than one might think for someone that casts a curse on an innocent baby. The hosts discuss the astounding visuals, the character’s motivations and the possible themes in the film.
For a other superhero discussions, check out our episodes on Once Upon a Time Season 3, OUAT in Wonderland, Starkid’s Twisted, Frozen and Snow White.
The first and final season of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, part of the OUAT universe, followed a grown up Alice as she fought against Jafar and found her true love, Cyrus. While our hosts weren’t overly fond of the first half of the season, it grew on them and in this episode they discuss their favorite characters, who was under-used, and the things they still want answers to.
For a similar discussions, check out our episodes on OUAT Season 2, OUAT Season 3, Starkid’s Twisted, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Disney’s Frozen.
What better way to start out 2014 than by listing the adapted films that we are most looking forward to seeing on the big screen? And believe you me, there were a lot to choose from!
The Legend of Hercules
X-Men: Days of Future Past
The LEGO Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Hobbit Part 3
Into the Woods
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The hosts have their fair share of laughing fits while discussing the new Starkid musical Twisted, a retelling of Disney’s Aladdin… among other tales. With elements from Wicked, One Thousand and One Nights, and some real life Disney/Pixar happenings, this was the perfect story for Team Starkid to tell and might just be our favorite musical yet.
For similar adaptations, check out our episodes on Frozen, Epic, Once Upon a Time, Snow White and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
The hosts think that even ‘loosely adapted’ is being a little too generous with Frozen, Disney’s version of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen. But they are able to find a few elements of similarity as well as a multitude of reasons to love the film, including the sister-driven plot, the love story red herring and of course, the reindeer duet.