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Monsters University


On a very special Asterixar podcast, we discuss John Lasseter (chief creative officer) taking a leave of absence from Pixar before we get into the meat of Monsters University. Plus the debut of a brand new segment: The Ratzenberger Report. Come hear us give it the ole college try!

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Coco

A very wise man has crafted a theory about a formula, ever present in Disney animated films and doubly so in Pixar movies of late. The Grumpy/Spunky formula paints the picture of an eager main character teaming up with a grounded reluctant companion journeying to a far off destination to affect some plot important change in the prior. Coco, much like Inside Out and Moana before it, once again sets its protagonist out on a seemingly similar journey, but what follows is one of the best crafted family focused tearjerkers in years.

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Wreck-It Ralph


We’re going Turbo and breaking down Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph (2012) because it’s really a Pixar classic at it’s core. Special guest, Jared, is along for the ride too as we discuss what constitutes a “princess” movie and timely tips for Mario Kart Wii.

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Brave


The heroic Asterixar clan is here to explore the Scottish highlands and break down 2012’s Brave. Come learn all there is to know about Scottish fauna, tartans, and dead languages in this highly educational and hilarious episode!

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Asterixar Shorts #7


The Asterixar funky bunch is rolling with the punches and bringing you a pivot from left field! We’re still coming with a breakdown of the adorable “Piper” but in lieu of “Lou” we’re bringing you a mystery short. Come have a listen and find out what it is!

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Cars 2


An exasperated Asterixar crew come bearing the gift of garbage. Cars 2 will teach us that nobody’s perfect and even the greats sometimes fail. I’m looking at you Pixar!

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Asterixar Shorts #6


Who wears short shorts? Asterixar wears short shorts! Listen in for a breakdown of two Pixar shorts: Lava and Sanjay’s Super Team. Plus discussions on imperialism and Cuji tells us which religion is the best!

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Toy Story 3


In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes and Pixar making movies about anthropomorphic toys. Toy Story 3 is easily the heaviest in the series to date so get ready for a discussion about what lies beyond this ethereal plane for men of plastic and flesh. The Two Asterixar Crew is here to guide you towards the light so close your eyes and accept the inevitable!

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Asterixar Shorts #5


Here the Asterixar buddies talk about two more Asterixar Shorts: La Luna and The Blue Umbrella. More importantly we ask the question “Do Italians like Mario?” and “Why do Italians love yelling so much?” (Don’t worry, we’re mostly Italian).  So pop on in for a quick check in with your favorite Pixar pedantics!

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Up


Here’s the one you’ve all been waiting for! The Asterixar buds are finally joined by the entire Cugini clan. With brothers Chris and Michael, we learn about the real physics behind 2009’s Up, plus some hints about future podcast projects. Don’t be a grumpy widower, be more like a dog with the gift of human speech and join in the fun!

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