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Nov. 23, 2021

Episode 97 - Beauty & The Beast (1991)

Episode 97 - Beauty & The Beast (1991)

It's a tale as old as time and a tune as old as song, but what happens when you get both the tale and the tune wrong?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, and Georgia - Ethan's stuck in an enchanted wardrobe - as we review the ...


It's a tale as old as time and a tune as old as song, but what happens when you get both the tale and the tune wrong?  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, and Georgia - Ethan's stuck in an enchanted wardrobe - as we review the first animated movie to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Beauty and the Beast as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.  We're hoping to find something there that wasn't there before in our 97th episode as we discuss:

  • Just how early it was when Walt Disney wanted to try his hand at Beauty & The Beast
  • A member of the BFE makes a link between Rocky & this film that you're going to have to hear to believe
  • Do we glamourise Gaston and only remember the version of him from the song, and ignore the rest?
  • What trend does this film begin that still occurs to this day
  • Can we overlook the Stockholm Syndrome of the film
  • We suggest some gruesome alternative endings
  • Who exactly is Mrs Potts singing to in Be Our Guest?
  • Is there a better first song than 'Belle'?
  • There's a great back story about the title song (yes, it is the title song)
  • Whether or not Beauty & The Beast is the Best Film Ever.

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Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor

Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 0:00 - Opening Banter 12:48 - Shoutouts 27:25 - Deep Dive 2:07:00 - Endgame