Stocking Stuffer #18: X-Men, “Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas”

With a brand new X-Men film currently in theaters, and with Mr. Bradford on sabbatical, Joe & J-5 take it upon themselves to discuss the 90s animated X-Men series and it’s Christmas episode, “Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas”. The Morlocks have lured the X-Men into their lair to deliver an X-Mas miracle. Can Jubilee, Wolverine and Storm save a young mutant’s life and get back home in time for Gambit’s X-Mas dinner? In 22 minutes, you’d better believe it!

Also in this episode, Joe waxes on about Dark Phoenix, the guys commiserate about the state of streaming television, and what constitutes a miracle in a world where everyone has mutant powers.

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SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

  • You can pay $1.99 to rent this episode pretty much everywhere.
  • But you can’t legally stream it anywhere.
  • So thanks for that, Disney.

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Episode 84: Tokyo Godfathers

We’re wrapping up Ani-May this week with what I can honestly say is one of the finest holiday films we’ve ever featured on the podcast! Satoshi Kon’s 2003 holiday opus Tokyo Godfathers is a fairy tale about redemption, miracle babies, and all the good stuff you would hope a Christmas movie would be about, all wrapped in the guise of a quest narrative that’s slightly comedic and very melodramatic, but it all works out in the end.

Joining us this week are Niall Flanagan and Dwayne Moloney of the Secret of the Sailor Madness podcast. Niall and Dwayne are the best animation experts we know, leading us through the finer points of Satoshi Kon’s catalog, mid-2000s Japanese culture, proper “Ode to Joy” usage, and a whole lot more!

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Stocking Stuffer #17: Lupin the Third — “Christmas at Tiffany’s”

Ani-May soldiers onward! We’re back with another Stocking Stuffer, this week tackling “Christmas at Tiffany’s”, a Christmas episode from stalwart anime series Lupin the Third‘s second series. Lupin & Co. spend the holiday in New York City when they’re offered the chance to rob the world famous Tiffany’s for fun and profit. Will the heist go off without a hitch? Or will the gang find themselves behind bars for Christmas? We break it all down this week! There’s holiday heists, there’s lightsabers, there’s even a cameo from a certain Home Alone 2 hotel. It’s all here!

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Stocking Stuffer #16: Aggretsuko – “We Wish You A Metal Christmas”

Welcome to Ani-May, everybody! Bradford is taking the reins this month and programming the next few episodes. Kicking things off, we’re dipping into the Netflix anime series Aggretsuko, and its season-capping holiday special “We Wish You a Metal Christmas”. It’s a little bit The Office, a little bit Dethklok, and 1000x more adorable than that description might suggest.

Will this month’s first anime be the one that melt’s Joe’s icy gaijin heart? Or will Bradford’s anime goodwill tour have to soldier onward? The answers to those questions may surprise you! (Or maybe not. I don’t know you.)

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SHOW NOTES FOR THIS EPISODE:

  • Aggretsuko is currently available on Netflix
  • SEE ALSO: Netflix’s Tuca & Bertie
  • VIDEO GAME CHAT: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
  • Come back next week as Ani-May continues!

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Episode 83: Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Thing

April 30th is National Bugs Bunny Day, so we’re celebrating the only way we know how: With a Christmas special! Join us this week as we discuss the direct-to-video Looney Tunes film Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas. In this shameless rehash of “A Christmas Carol”, Daffy Duck is an evil department store owner visited by three spirits to teach him the True Meaning of Christmas! Or at least, that’s what the last ten minutes is about. The rest is your usual Looney Tunes shenanigans executed on a shoestring budget.

Also in this episode, J-5 remembers the plot of “A Christmas Carol” through cultural osmosis, Bradford narcs on his neighbors, and we discover the one thing this cartoon has in common with Silent Night Deadly Night.

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Episode 82: The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold

Can you believe it’s been four years and we haven’t discussed a Rankin/Bass special yet? Anyway, we’re rectifying that this week by diving deeeeeeeep into the R/B catalog and digging up the 1981 special The Leprechaun’s Christmas Gold! It’s about leprechauns trying to stop a banshee from stealing their gold before Christmas morning. Why leprechauns? Why Christmas? Why anything?

Later we move on to some unfinished business regarding our episode on The Star by discussing it’s spiritual antecedent, Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. That’s right, you’re getting two Rankin/Bass specials for the price of one this week. Lucky you!

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KRANKOMETERS:

  • THE LEPRECHAUN’S CHRISTMAS GOLD: (-1, 0)
  • NESTOR THE LONG-EARED CHRISTMAS DONKEY: (1, -2)

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Episode 81: Anna and the Apocalypse

Happy Redboxing Day, everybody!

Last year’s holiday hits are finally available to rent, so this week we’re digging into one Joe has been looking forward to for quite some time: the Scottish high school zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse! The trailers describe it as “Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land” and you would be surprised to find out which half of that equation fares better. Oh, and also there’s a bunch of Christmas stuff in the movie too for some reason.

Anywho, come join Joe & Bradford as we break down which aspects of this film work, which ones don’t, and why Search Engine Optimization is such an important factor now in the holiday film industrial complex. Fun!

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