With The Jungle Book in theaters, shazbazzar and JediShua revisit Disney’s animated classic and Jon Favreau’s remake with their kids, spreading the fun of fandom of their youth with their families.
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After a couple weeks with technological difficulties, shazbazzar and JediShua are back in the saddle again. Join the TechnoRetro Dads as they return to The Jungle Book to reminisce about Disney’s 1967 animated classic and make new memories with their families watching Disney’s brand-new live-action version. Surrounded by elephants enjoying Peanuts on Boomerang, comical Monkees in music videos, high-scoring gorillas named after belligerent horse-like creatures, animated animals jamming in space, 8-Bit centipedes, and a rabbit that used to be a stormtrooper, this Monday morning is sure to be wild and (possibly) dangerous.
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Topping this NEWS-heavy episode off with a HISTORY LESSON that travels through time with Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, revisits the release of Star Wars in the long-anticipated 5-25-77, and follows the Earth Space Defense build-up as it has progressed since Independence Day.
If you want to know more about The Jungle Book and its various representations on the silver screen, you can check out shazbazzar’s latest TechnoRetro Connections on RetroZap.com. From 1942 to 2016, Rudyard Kipling’s book has been represented and reimagined by movie makers for nearly seventy-five years.
And in the meantime, stay out of the jungle after 5:00 PM unless you want to risk being flattened.
Thanks for joining us for another visit to the fun and fandom of youth combined with eager expectations of the future in this episode of TechnoRetro Dads.
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About TechnoRetro Dads
Join shazbazzar and JediShua each week for a look back at the 70s and 80s as they share the fun and fandom of their youth with their families and friends. Topics include TV, film, music, and games of the ’70s and ’80s as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, like Star Wars and TRON. TechnoRetro Dads are a blend of new and old as stories are passed down from one generation to the next.
If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just fondly remember the sci-fi/fantasy properties of the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is for you!