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 episode of Way Too Seriously, Jan and Paul talk about Toy Story 2, even though they’ve never talked about Toy Story. Oh well. We talk about why holding on to your childhood is tempting but futile, whether toy dinosaurs can be girls, and whether it’s ok for a villainous character to be racist.
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We’d love to hear your thoughts about this movie, and our discussion of it. Is Toy Story 2 the best Toy Story movie? Is the representation of the Japanese business men in this movie racist? We found out after recording this episode that Tour Guide Barbie is voiced by Jodi Benson (Ariel of the Little Mermaid). Is that why she’s so great? 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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