Disney Dummies x Pixar Pals

Hosted ByTuong La, Samantha Leggatt, Laura Gordon

The world is full of Disney superfans, but this trio is wise enough to know that even the super-est fans can still be Disney Dummies. Join Sam, Laura, and Tuong as they explore each of Disney’s animated films in chronological order, bringing you blasts from the past, fun facts you never knew, and hot takes on everything from the seven dwarf’s political affiliations to what Tinkerbell’s pixie dust is really made of.


All Episodes

PP18 – Cars 3 (2017)

They say the third time’s the charm, and the Dummies are happy to confirm that after a couple of rough stints, Pixar landed firmly on the podium with Cars 3. We’re back to the studio’s basics of compelling characters, meaningful storytelling, and heartwarming (if foreseeable) plot twists…plus an epic demolition derby that we did NOT see coming.

PP17 – Finding Dory (2016)

Dory always did warn us that she’d just keep swimming, so it should come as no surprise that after splashing into our hearts in Finding Nemo she swam right off onto her next adventure: to find her long-forgotten but recently-remembered parents. The Dummies are submerging themselves in the deep blue along with a familiar found family and a whole aquarium of colourful new characters in this celebration of love, friendship, belonging, and seven-tentacled octopi.

PP16 – The Good Dinosaur (2015)

We’ve heard that dogs are a man’s best friend, but who’s a dinosaur’s best friend? Probably another dinosaur, but also, maybe, man. That’s what the Pixar Pals are exploring with The Good Dinosaur, as our hero Arlo (no relation to JLo) embarks on a journey fueled by vengeance yet sidelined by a lesson: maybe being good is better than being big.

DD62 – Wish (2023)

For Disney’s 100th anniversary, if you were hoping for a brand new animated feature packed with head-scratching tunes, unnecessary nods to classic characters, and a cast who can’t stop...

PP15 – Inside Out (2015)

Sure, we’ve all heard the voices inside our own heads, but Pixar is letting those inside voices out to play with your favourite Pals in – you guessed it! – Inside Out. Follow Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, and Fear as they navigate the emotional rollercoaster that comes with growing up, saying goodbye, and making your voice heard, as they learn the importance of letting all our emotions shine through.

PP14 – Monsters University (2013)

We know you’re sick of frat house movies, but we swear, this one is monstrously good! The Pixar Pals are rewinding to the origins of your favourite former scarers’ enemies-to-besties friendship, with a story featuring fantastic new friends, righteous rivals, and a certain serpentine antagonist we all love to loathe. Consider this our application for admission to Monsters University!

PP13 – Brave (2012)

If yeh had the chance to change yer fate – would yeh? The Dummies are saying yes and running into the open air this week with Merida, a strong-willed princess who’s a beast with a bow and arrow, and her mother, who turns out to be a beast of another kind. Find out what fate has in store for this family and sing along to some stunning melodies as we discover what it means to be Brave.

PP12 – Cars 2 (2011)

Cars 2 is for everyone who dared to ask the question “what if cars were spies?” and absolutely no one else. Setting aside the absurdity of different types of vehicles racing in a single class world championship, the Pixar Pals draw the line at this film wasting the voice talents (and precious training time) of motorsport GOAT Lewis Hamilton. Watch if you must, but be warned that there are no winners in this race. (Literally – it just ends.)

PP11 – Toy Story 3 (2010)

A third tale of aging playthings may not entice the common-folk among us, but the savviest always knew that Toy Story 3 was certain to tug at our heartstrings in just the right way. The Pixar Pals are playing with some familiar friends and lots’o new acquaintances in this second sequel for Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang as they prepare to say “so long, partner” as Andy heads into adulthood and they step into a new sandbox – Lincoln Logs and all.