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Academy Award-winning Filmemacher John Lasseter spricht über die Entstehung von Cars 2. John ist seit der Gründung von Pixar kreativer Leiter des Studios und außerdem Chief Creative Officer von Walt Disney und den Pixar Animation Studios. Die Veröffentlichung von Cars 2, Pixars 12. abendfüllenden Zeichentrickfilm, fällt mit dem 25. Jahrestag des berühmten Studio zusammen. Dieses Event fand auf Englisch statt. Moderiert von Steven Gätjen im Apple Store, Rosenstraße in München.
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Lasseter discusses the making of Cars 2. John has been the creative leader of Pixar since its inception and is chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The release of Cars 2, Pixar’s 12th full-length animated feature, coincides with the 25th anniversary of the celebrated studio. Moderated by Chris Hewitt at the Apple Store, Regent Street, in London.
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The DisNerd Podcast

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Hidee Hidee Ho There and welcome to the DisNerd Podcast. I’m Hans Krueger and I’ll be your host for all the shenanigans that will unfold. No, I’m not a prince, nor do I reside in the Southern Isles. I’m just a self-proclaimed DisNerd. I know I’m not the first, nor will I be the last. And I am in NO WAY the authority on any Disney matter. I am just a fan looking to connect with other DisNerds and create a community to share our passion for the Mouse.
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F15 is back with our SECOND October episode and the final entry in our comedy block. This time, we turn our focus to SNL alumn and Academy Award winner Adam McKay and his 2004 freshman film, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Daniel muses on the parallels between an artist's approach to making art and their approach to living life, while Jeremy…
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Proving themselves the most unreliable podcast ever, The Freshman Fifteen stumbles back in for part two of a no-longer summer series focusing on comedy directors. This time: New Zealand actor/writer/director Taika Waititi and his 2007 indie, Eagle vs Shark. Jeremy ponders how one considers the styles and trends of any given decade of film while Dan…
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After a lengthy hiatus, The Freshman Fifteen is back to kick off a new summer series focusing on comedy directors. First up: legendary writer/director/producer Judd Apatow and his 2005 film, The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Jeremy discusses how many cameras it takes to shoot a comedy scene while Daniel credits Apatow as one of the few filmmakers everyone in…
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In the seventh of their annual Oscar Specials, Jeremy and Daniel are, as always, joined by author and pop entertainment maven Jeff Jensen for a spoiler-free discussion of the the 2023 Best Picture nominees. Following a lengthy deep-dive into the 10 films in question, the three hosts submit their personal ranking of each film nominated, from least t…
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A Freshman Fifteen exclusive conversation with director Alison Star Locke about her freshman film, The Apology (a dark thriller starring Anna Gunn, Linus Roache and Janeane Garofalo). Jeremy speaks with Alison about the freedoms of within a darker genre, writing psychologically complex characters and the value of a smart, committed crew. Also, Alis…
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In this longest-ever episode, Jeremy and Daniel take a break from their podcast break to talk Academy Awards with the ever-faithful, ever-brilliant pop culture maniac Jeff Jensen once again. As always, it's a spoiler-free dive into the Best Picture nominees for Oscars 2022! True to tradition, the three co-hosts end the discussion with their ranking…
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A Freshman Fifteen exclusive interview with director Fred Munk about his freshman documentary, the 2021 Netflix Original 'Why Did You Kill Me?' Jeremy speaks with Fred about the artform of documentary, the responsibility of telling a true crime story and how a germ of an idea can grow into a successful film streaming all over the world. Also, Jerem…
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It's not a fake-out, it's true: Daniel is back to talk Oscars! He and Jeremy sit down with longtime friend and entertainment guru Jeff Jensen for a spoiler-free discussion of the 2021 Academy Awards nominees in the category of Best Picture. As always, your faithful hosts wrap up this uber-length special episode by giving their personal rankings of …
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In our first animated feature entry, we focus our virtual cameras on Pixar's Toy Story, the 1995 freshman film of director and animator John Lasseter. Jeremy digs into the cinematography side of 3D-animated storytelling while Daniel pontificates on Pixar's ability to evoke a sense of nostalgic familiarity inside a cartoon environment. Also, what ar…
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After an indefensibly long hiatus, The Freshman Fifteen returns to kick off a new volume of freshman films with Quentin Tarantino's legendary 1992 film, Reservoir Dogs. Daniel is conflicted about how to respond to directors who insist on reminding their audiences that they're watching a movie while Jeremy weighs the benefits of shifting your style …
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In Episode 30, the finale of The Freshman Fifteen’s second volume, the boys take to their mics with their biggest, boldest, most elaborate episode yet. Up for discussion: master craftsman and filmmaking legend Martin Scorsese and his 1967 film, Who’s That Knocking at My Door. Jeremy declares Scorsese and Schoonmaker to be the Lennon and McCartney o…
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Breaking from the norm, the boys go current-events-crazy to weigh in on the recent misdoings of space-hero-action-flick director James Gunn. What’s more important, art or the artist? Where’s the line between appropriate humor and punk rock free speech? Jeremy and Daniel examine and wrestle with Hollywood’s latest scandal in their most personal spec…
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In Episode 27, the third in our summer blockbuster trilogy, we visit the freshman film of comic book action director Zack Snyder and his freshman film, 2004’s zombie remake: Dawn of the Dead. Daniel dissects the philosophical implications of zombie-inspired nihilism while Jeremy fantasizes about murdering his coworkers. Also, are superheroes our cu…
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Episode 26! It’s Mission: Impossible III time, the 2006 freshman film of blockbuster director J.J. Abrams. Daniel attempts to decipher the magic of Tom Cruise, while Jeremy caustically plants a flag in what he considers the the greatest movie opening of all time and builds his case in defense of (gasp) the Abrams Lens Flare. Also, what’s the secret…
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With Episode 25, it’s the arrival of three summer blockbuster directors, and there's no better candidate to get us started than bombastic director Michael Bay and his 1995 freshman film, Bad Boys. After a long-time listener crashes the recording session, Jeremy details the mechanics of Michael Bay’s signature shot, the “Bay Swirl,” while Daniel won…
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Episode 24 brings us to She’s Gotta Have It, the 1986 freshman joint of the original b-boy provocateur director, Spike Lee. In their most open and raw discussion yet, Jeremy breaks down what it takes to film a great sex scene while Daniel ponders the consequences of making regrettable art. Also, why do white people prefer white films?…
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It’s Episode 23, which means it’s time to deep-dive into the freshman film of mega-budget director James Cameron, 1981’s Piranha Part Two: The Spawning. Jeremy compares Cameron films to avocados, while Daniel wonders if it’s possible for filmmakers to forego the messy matter of dealing with human beings. Also, can bad films contribute to making goo…
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Episode 22! The freshman film of oft-lauded maestro Robert Cummings, 2003's House of 1000 Corpses is up for discussion this time around. Nelson explores the divide between suspense and horror while Longino advocates for this episode's film as a prelude to collegiate ménage à trois . Plus, what's the recipe behind the cinema of cruelty?…
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It’s that time of year again and The Freshman Fifteen is back with this year’s Oscars Special. Sitting in for Daniel is returning guest Jeff Jensen, weighing in with spoiler-free thoughts and opinions on this year’s Best Picture nominees. Which films deserve the award the most? Jeff and Jeremy separate the good from the great.…
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Episode 19: The Freshman Fifteen takes a look at the 1975 freshman film of director Terry Gilliam, the comedy perennial Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Jeremy declares his favorite Holy Grail scene to be the ultimate comedy recipe while Daniel ponders whether confrontational artists are born or self-made. Finally, what does it mean for a filmmaker…
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Episode eighteen! Jeremy and Daniel take a swirly, bug-eyed trip through the freshman film of the inimitable Tim Burton, 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. Daniel describes how the guy from Oingo Boingo changed the way we listen to movie music while Jeremy tries to wrap his mind around an aesthetic powerful enough to rewrite the rules of genre. Also, …
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In Episode Seventeen, Daniel and Jeremy sit down with the freshman film of director Ridley Scott, 1977's The Duellists. Jeremy declares Ridley Scott filmmaking's Renaissance man while Daniel wrestles with the storytelling differences between a wide angle and a closeup. Finally: casting. Our hosts go head to head on the topic of Hollywood whitewashi…
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The Freshman Fifteen returns at last! Episode Sixteen takes a look at Terrence Malick’s Badlands. Daniel digs into the good and the bad of waiting for the editing room to decide what sort of film you're making while Jeremy submits that Terrence Malick characters tend to either burn or flow. Also, what's the difference between filming a plot and fil…
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Proud papas Daniel and Jeremy recommend and discuss two films to entertain your little ones during these hazy summer months. Daniel goes dark while Jeremy goes obscure, but both co-hosts keep their feet planted firmly in the category of animated features. Also, what is contemporary children's entertainment doing to our kids?…
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Stars 'n garters! In their July 4th celebration, Jeremy and Daniel return to the mics after a much-needed hiatus to discuss a couple of patriotic movie picks for American film lovers everywhere. Whether you take your hot dogs vegetarian or meaty, the boys' Independence Day picks have something for everyone - from childlike wonderment to hard-hittin…
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For their bonus-sized fifteenth episode, The Freshman Fifteen examines the first feature film of visionary director Stanley Kubrick, 1953's Fear and Desire. While Daniel ponders what it takes to push the boundaries of genre, Jeremy describes the rarest type of director of all: the dangerous filmmaker. Finally, what's next for The Freshman Fifteen?…
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It's Oscar Season! Join Daniel, Jeremy and special guest, Entertainment Weekly's Jeff Jensen, as they weigh in with their personal picks of the nine Best Picture nominees. Jeff gives listeners a peek inside the inner workings of the Academy Awards while Daniel and Jeremy make their case for the films that most deserve to take home film's highest ho…
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In their Valentine's Day Special, Daniel and Jeremy defer to their wives to recommend two (and a half) romantic films. That's amoré! While Jeremy's wife throws some unexpected grit and carnage into the mix, Daniel's wife prefers to stick to a tried-and-true classic. Plus, the boys make a case to their fellow men to take a chance on romance movies.…
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Jeremy and Daniel count down their ten favorite freshman films of all time in part two of this special event episode. It's down to this: the final five. In the most personal episode of The Freshman Fifteen yet, the boys compare notes on what they consider to be the best of the best.By Jeremy Bear and Daniel Long
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Episode eleven. Daniel and Jeremy are back to talk about the freshman film of auteur director Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996's Hard Eight. Jeremy describes what it's like to sit next to P.T. Anderson at a Tarantino film while Daniel recounts chasing PTA through Long Beach in the hopes of scoring a hug. Also, the boys ask one of the fundamental question…
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Ho ho ho! In their wassail-flavored Christmas Special, Daniel and Jeremy each recommend a yuletide film best enjoyed during the holiday season. From Christmas dishes gone sideways to the anti-consumerist hypocrisy of Charlie Brown, our hosts go full mistletoe before sharing two films sure to spark a little holiday cheer. Or paranoia. Or creative so…
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