One Foot In Toon Town (feat. Nigel Miguel)
In the late ’80s and throughout the 1990s, Hollywood conceived a new wave of animation, cross-branding and films for children. They looked half-animated and half-live action, with entries like “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”, “Space Jam” and “The Pagemaster.” On this week’s episode, Noah and Chance revisit that trio and that era in filmmaking to assess the industry’s artistic and business intentions and how well these cartoon hybrids hold up today.
But first, Chance calls Nigel Miguel, the basketball technical advisor to “Space Jam,” to talk about the movie turning 20, the roadblocks to a potential sequel and Miguel’s work in basketball movies like “White Men Can’t Jump.” Miguel is an actor, producer, former UCLA basketball player and the film commissioner to the nation of Belize. Find his filmography here, and his Belize-oriented work at nichbelize.org.
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Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.