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Sep 13, 2016

This week's episode is the first in a series of episodes that will be focused once-per-month on discussing classic Disney animated feature films and how we view the themes and messages of those films as new parents.

Main Topic

Cait and Vinny sat down to watch The Little Mermaid as part of an "Unlocking the Vault" subseries of the podcast in which they're going to review and discuss the film's majors themes.

Cait and Vinny briefly discuss the history of Disney animated features.

Vinny mourns the loss of his rather extensive collection of Disney films on VHS.

Cait professes her love for The Little Mermaid as she remembers it, but notes the film is very different when viewed as an adult.

Cait and Vinny find ways to nitpick Ariel's behavior.

The pair conclude that the movie's treatment of women feels a little bit dated in 2016, but will they let their daughter watch it?

Articles Referenced

The Week

Washington Post

Time

NPR

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