The Poddle Mercast is a miniseries covering the films of John Musker & Ron Clements beginning in February 2021.
The podcast is doing their yearly foray into an animated miniseries, focusing on the Musker & Clements films that helped launch the Disney Renaissance. The miniseries follows the rise, fall, rise, and retirement of two influential Disney directors.
This miniseries is far and away the least auteur-driven miniseries. Musker & Clements were mainly company men at Disney, but they directed two of the most influential and game-changing animated films (The Little Mermaid and Aladdin). The success of those films allowed them to make their blank check passion project—Treasure Planet.
Milestones and Ephemera
- The two friends' yearly miniseries on animated (or primarily animated) features, following The Podcastibles on the films of Brad Bird and Howl's Moving Podcastle on the films of Hayao Miyazaki.
|310||The Great Mouse Detective||🔊||Fran Hoepfner||A bit of a guarantor||2:20||2/7/2021|
|311||The Little Mermaid||🔊||Esther Zuckerman||The guarantor||2:31||2/14/2021|
|312||Aladdin||🔊||Jerah Milligan||Another guarantor||2:17||2/21/2021|
|314||Treasure Planet||🔊||Emma Stefansky||Yes, and a bounce||2:31||3/7/2021|
|315||The Princess and the Frog||🔊||James III||No||2:25||3/14/2021|
|SF091||The Return of Jafar + Aladdin and the King of Thieves||🔊||1:37||3/11/2021|
Ranking Their Filmography
|1||Moana||The Little Mermaid||Aladdin|
|2||Hercules||Aladdin||The Little Mermaid|
|3||The Little Mermaid||Moana||Moana|
|5||Treasure Planet||The Princess and the Frog||Treasure Planet|
|6||The Great Mouse Detective||The Great Mouse Detective||The Great Mouse Detective|
|7||The Princess and the Frog||Treasure Planet||The Princess and the Frog|