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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 projectβ€”Treasure Planet.

Milestones and Ephemera


# Title Audio Guest(s) Blank Check? Length Date
310 The Great Mouse Detective πŸ”Š Fran Hoepfner A bit of a guarantor 2:20 2/7/2021
311 The Little Mermaid πŸ”Š Esther Zuckerman The guarantor 2:31 2/14/2021
312 Aladdin πŸ”Š Jerah Milligan Another guarantor 2:17 2/21/2021
313 Hercules πŸ”Š Larry Owens No 1:59 2/28/2021
314 Treasure Planet πŸ”Š Emma Stefansky Yes, and a bounce 2:31 3/7/2021
315 The Princess and the Frog πŸ”Š James III No 2:25 3/14/2021
316 Moana πŸ”Š Lenika Cruz 2:14 3/21/21
Special Features
SF091 The Return of Jafar + Aladdin and the King of Thieves πŸ”Š 1:37 3/11/2021

Ranking Their Filmography

At the conclusion of the miniseries, the Blankies rankings will compiled from a voting thread found on the r/Blankies sub-reddit. [1][2]

Rank Griffin David Blankies
1 Moana The Little Mermaid Aladdin
2 Hercules Aladdin The Little Mermaid
3 The Little Mermaid Moana Moana
4 Aladdin Hercules Hercules
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


  1. ↑ u/mi-16evil, What is you Musker & Clements rankings?, reddit. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  2. ↑ u/mi-16evil, Musker & Clements aggregated ranking, reddit. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
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