Month: April 2021

EPISODE 74: Inside Out

Welcome to the 75th episode of The Castle Vault! In this week’s journey exploring the famed PIXAR Vault through the Disney Plus streaming service, we hit all the feelings with … Inside Out!

In this episode, we discuss the movie about feelings and emotions that is better than it has any right to be, Inside Out! Yes, the film is beautiful and the music is great, and the characters are just the best, but … but the story and message is what this is all about. But where will it land on The Hierarchy? We also have all of our fun segments that we do weekly, including another incredible World of Color Brain round and the next installment of Make Mine Mascot!

All this and more in Episode 75 of the Castle Vault!

Stay magical, friends.

EPISODE 74: Monsters University (2013)

Welcome to the 74th episode of The Castle Vault! In this week’s journey exploring the famed PIXAR Vault through the Disney Plus streaming service, we go back to school with … Monsters University!

In this episode, we discuss sequel that’s a prequel to the original Monsters Inc film, Monsters University! We finally get the backstory of Mike and Sully, and learn what makes each one of them tick. It’s funny, has an amazing cast, and is just jaw-dropping beautiful. But where will it land on The Hierarchy? We also have all of our fun segments that we do weekly, including another incredible World of Color Brain round and the next installment of Make Mine Mascot!

All this and more in Episode 74 of the Castle Vault!

Stay magical, friends.

EPISODE 73: Brave (2012)

Welcome to the 73rd episode of The Castle Vault! In this week’s journey exploring the famed PIXAR Vault through the Disney Plus streaming service, we go down a different path with … Brave!

In this episode, we discuss a very polarizing film in the PIXAR catalog, with Brave! Merida is breaking down all the barriers and bucking traditions within the Scottish clans, and is totally an awesome role model as a Disney Princess. But the movie … well, it makes some interesting choices. But where will it land on The Hierarchy? We also have all of our fun segments that we do weekly, including another incredible World of Color Brain round and the next installment of Make Mine Mascot!

All this and more in Episode 73 of the Castle Vault!

Stay magical, friends.

EPISODE 72: Cars 2 (2011)

Welcome to the 72nd episode of The Castle Vault! In this week’s journey exploring the famed PIXAR Vault through the Disney Plus streaming service, we go international with … Cars 2!

In this episode, we discuss the second movie in the Cars series, unfortunately, with Cars 2. After so many huge hits in a row, PIXAR might have set the bar a little too high going into this film. But it’s still Cars, and it features a whole bunch of Mater … how bad can it be? But where will it land on The Hierarchy? We also have all of our fun segments that we do weekly, including another incredible World of Color Brain round and the next installment of Make Mine Mascot!

All this and more in Episode 72 of the Castle Vault!

Stay magical, friends.

PIXAR Shorts, Volume 3

Welcome to the third bonus episode where we discuss and break down PIXAR Shorts, with this Episode featuring the next five PIXAR Shorts in the catalogue!

In Volume Two, we talk about five short films from PIXAR: One Man Band, Lifted, Presto, Partly Cloudy, and Day & Night! There were definitely some animation flexes in these Shorts, and a couple that fell flat, but overall, a fun bunch of Shorts to watch! But where will they land on The Short List? We also have some other fun segments, including Fun Facts and Tough Trivia, as well as a brand new game for us to play, 20 Questions!

All this and more in Volume 3 of the Castle Vault: PIXAR Shorts!

Stay magical, friends.

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