Episode 51: Does the Original “Toy Story” Hold Up 24 Years Later? Revisiting the First Pixar Film

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In Episode 51, we are kicking off Season 2 with a fun episode! In the Snack Bag, we talk about a Hunger Games prequel, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd’s children discovering their parents are famous and the forthcoming big screen adaptation of the cult hit musical tick...tick...BOOM! to be directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and possibly starring Andrew Garfield (can he sing?!).

In the Premiere Topic, we re-watch and revisit the original Pixar film Toy Story, 24 years after its release, in advance of Toy Story 4 hitting theaters on June 21, 2019. We talk about whether or not the movie holds up, what surprised us most about the film and our favorite characters (not named Woody or Buzz).

PLUS, in our teasers, Josh recommends an excellent HBO mini-series and Maureen recommends a charming and moving film starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne.

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  1. Hunger Games prequel

  2. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd’s children discover they are famous

  3. Big screen adaptation of tick...tick...BOOM!

  4. Toy Story

  5. Chernobyl

  6. Instant Family