Way Too Seriously is a weekly podcast in which Jan and Paul Moffett talk about the implicit biases, the assumptions, and the thematic implications of kids’ movies with exactly the appropriate level of seriousness.
In this week’s WTS Paul and Jan talk about UP! We talk about why it’s sadder when old people die, the value of letting go of the past, and we wonder how if all the doggies are boy doggies there are ever more doggies.
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We’d love to hear your thoughts about UP! It’s one of our favourites. How about you? Is there a six-minute sequence in any movie that is more emotionally affecting than the first six minutes of UP? If so, we’d love to hear about it! We’d also love to hear your thoughts about any of the children’s movies we’ve talked about on Way Too Seriously. Talk to us on Twitter and let us know what you think. Or shoot us an email at waytooseriouslycast at gmail.com if what you have to say will take more than 140 characters. You can also discuss this episode in our subreddit.
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