Episodes
We have been going for 50 episodes, now! CTV has been a blast for us and we decided to spend our 50th episode just chit chatting, reminiscing, talking about food, and Jamie tries her hand at Disney World trivia! Thank you all for sticking with us for 50 episodes! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the...
Published 08/03/22
We went out a windooooow! On this edition of CTV, we cover Disney's adaptation of the Marvel comic book series that had little to do with what made it to the screen. We talk about how little was taken from the source material, and how the inspiration for Baymax came from US Department of Defense funded research! Come hear us talk about everyone's favorite healthcare companion! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review...
Published 07/20/22
Published 07/20/22
On this edition of CTV, we shrink down to the backyard jungle that is the 1989 classic Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. We discuss how a duo known for horror films became the unlikely authors of this gem. We also discuss two big names that passed on the chance at playing Wayne Szalinski, and how the use of practical effects (for the most part,) still hold up today. Join us for all that and more as we review this beloved live action smash hit! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram...
Published 07/06/22
Take a trip to ancient Greece as we talk about the 8th film of Disney's Renaissance Era. Hercules would have some big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of classics like The Little Mermaid, Beauty & the Beast, and Aladdin. Does the Demigod rise to the challenge? Take a listen as we examine this underrated classic! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE...
Published 06/22/22
Giants and Puppets and Bears, OH MY! You are invited to hear the stories of Bongo and Happy Valley as we gazed upon the 75th anniversary of Disney's package film, Fun & Fancy Free. We talk about the nearly forgettable first segment, except for one very problematic song about showing your affection. We also cover the years long struggle to get these two stories to film, and just how it holds up after all this time.  Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram...
Published 06/08/22
To celebrate 80 years, we go back and revisit the final gem of Disney's Golden Age of Animation with Bambi! Join us as we get into how a lukewarm initial release turned into a late-blooming money maker for 8 decades! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening jingle. Find out more about his...
Published 05/25/22
All aboard Jungle Cruise! Today we dive into the Disneyland opening day attraction that inspired the 2021 film! We get into just how Walt and his team created a jungle river crews in the middle of California farmland, the inspiration taken from a classic film, and finally, we get into the movie that the attraction inspired! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE...
Published 05/11/22
Join us as we dive into Pixar's 4th collaboration with Disney and talk about the massively successful hit we all know as Monsters, Inc.  We get into the massive undertaking of animating MILLIONS of strands of hair on one monster, the excellent voice cast...and monster nipples?? Join us for this fan favorite gem! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to...
Published 04/27/22
On this edition of CTV, we are going old school with one of Walt's original Princess gems, and one of several fairy tale adaptations.  We get into the nearly decade long journey getting this film made, the parts of the fairy tale that DIDN'T make it to the movie, and how the disappointing original release financially gutted Walt's animation studio.  Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on...
Published 04/13/22
Join us for our conclusion of Milne March as we discuss Disney's 2018 live action gem Christopher Robin. We get into how relatable Eeyore is, how Jim Cummings and Ewan McGregor carried this movie with their immense talents, and just how hard this movie hit us all in the feels.  Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler...
Published 03/24/22
Beware, Beware, Be a Very Wary Bear! This week, we look back at Disney's 22nd animated feature and the last of the package films. We get into the beloved characters of A.A. Milne, some of the voice actors that brought them to life, and a VERY surprising fact about the man behind Tigger!  Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer...
Published 03/09/22
Once upon a time, two Disney nerds ventured to the land of Andalasia to gaze upon the 2007 fairy tale known as Enchanted. Join us as we dive headfirst into a mountain of Disney references and Easter eggs in Disney's self-satire packed with a stellar cast, tongue-in-cheek humor, and a performance that put Amy Adams on the map as a bona fide star! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on...
Published 02/23/22
WE'RE GONNA WRECK IT!  We leveled up this week to chat about one of our all-time favorite Disney flicks, Wreck-It Ralph!  We get into the comedic powerhouses that lent their voices to the principle characters, the filmmakers' pure love letter to old school gaming that was the entire movie, and answer the age-old question... why did the hero flush the toilet?   Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave...
Published 02/15/22
We're gonna WRECK IT! On this episode of CTV, we look back on Disney's 52nd animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph. We get into the comedic powerhouses that lent their voices to the principle characters, the filmmakers' pure love letter to old school gaming that was the entire movie, and many more side quests! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the...
Published 02/09/22
Tell everybody, we're on our way...to the conclusion of Phil Collins Month here at CTV! We explore the beauty and majesty of the 2003 animated feature, Phil Collins contribution to his second Disney project, as well as a sprinkling of Phil Facts throughout the episode! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for...
Published 01/26/22
Welcome to 2022 here at Cracking the Vault! This month, we start our year devoted to celebrating the Disney contributions of one of the world's most successful musicians, Phil Collins! Kick off Phil Collins month back where it all began, where the former Genesis Drummer and Lead Singer went HARD for us on a soundtrack that would win him his first (and so far, only) Academy Award! We get into the casting, how the film deliberately shifts away from the other Renaissance Era films, and much...
Published 01/12/22
This is Halloween! This is...Christmas? No matter the holiday with which you associate this gem, there is no denying that is continues to age like a fine wine with audiences all over. On this final edition of Cracking the Vault 2021, we dive into the tedious (and mind-boggling) process of stop-motion animation, the journey from a 3-page poem to the big screen, and how Pee Wee Herman is responsible for Tim Burton and Danny Elfman as we know them today! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook,...
Published 12/15/21
On this edition of Cracking the Vault, we go back 50 years to review the Angela Lansbury-led musical Bedknobs & Broomsticks. Here how this gem would be compared to Mary Poppins from its early stages of production all the way to present day. We also get into the years of effort to get it on the big screen, the casting choices, and where it stands in our hearts all these years later. Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and...
Published 12/01/21
Join us for an adventure in the great wide somewhere, as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of Disney's most beloved gems, Beauty & the Beast! Journey with us to the small provincial life of Belle as we take a look at the original source material upon which this classic is based, the 60 year journey to get it to the screen, the Broadway powerhouses that fill the cast list, and so much more! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give...
Published 11/17/21
In honor of Dia de los Muertos 2021, we dive into the 2017 Pixar hit Coco! We get into the holiday itself, its importance to the Mexican culture, and how one trip to Epcot ignited the inspiration for Pixar's first All-Latino cast (save for one important tradition!) Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the...
Published 11/03/21
80 years ago this month, a lovable elephant with massive ears flew his way into the hearts of millions. On this edition of Cracking the Vault, we discuss this classic gem and some of the...not so loved aspects of Disney's fourth animated feature.  Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented composer Tyler Griffin for the FANTASMIC opening...
Published 10/20/21
In honor of Walt Disney World's official opening of Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot, we go back to 2007 and gaze upon Pixar's 8th full length feature!  We dig into the painstaking process the animators went through to get every detail (food or rodent) exactly right, the experts brought in to consult, and just how audiences responded to our little chef Remy! Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your...
Published 10/06/21
On this edition of Cracking the Vault, we gaze upon the gem that nearly destroyed an entire animation studio. Join us as we struggle through the darkest of the dark ages films, the most metal concept that Walt Disney Studios put to animation...Disney's 25th animated feature, The Black Cauldron.  Find Cracking the Vault on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram @CrackingtheVault_Podcast, and give us a follow and a review to leave your thoughts on Apple Podcasts! HUGE shout out to the multi-talented...
Published 09/22/21
One year ago today, Cracking the Vault dropped our first episode and it has surely been a wild ride! Join us as we look back on some of our favorite, and not so favorite gems of the last year! We also look to 2022 and discuss some of our "wish-list" gems, our favorite listener moments, a Disney Parks "This or That," and a lot more in a short amount of time.  We want to thank everyone who has downloaded THOUSANDS of our episodes, and continued to support us on this little adventure. This...
Published 09/11/21