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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dan Scanlon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dan Scanlon, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dan Scanlon. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dan Scanlon, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 206: Pixar's Dan Scanlon (And His Dog) On The Music Of Onward

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One of the things that helped Edith and her family no end during lockdown was having access to the entire Pixar back catalogue through Disney Plus. She and her two boys watched virtually all of the movies and shorts again for the umpteenth time, so it was a real joy for us to welcome to the animator, writer and director Dan Scanlon to Soundtracking.

Dan joined Pixar in 2001, and worked on Cars and Toy Story 3 as a story artist before directing Monsters University. His latest work was the deeply personal suburban fantasy, Onward. Based on his own experience of losing his father, Onward tells the story of two elf brothers who go in search of an artefact that will temporarily bring their deceased dad back to life. It's both visually and emotionally beautiful, and if you haven't seen it already, watch it now!
The film is scored by Mychael and Jeff Danna, and we'll hear plenty of their work throughout the conversation, as well as that of Pixar stalwarts Randy Newman and Michael Giacchino.
Aug 07 2020 · 40mins
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Guests Dan Scanlon, Geneva Wasserman, Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Howard Ford

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Listen in as we interview Dan Scanlon, Director, Pixar’s Onward; Geneva Wasserman, SVP, Condé Nast Entertainment; Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman (actors) My Spy; and Howard Ford, Director. Host Benjamin P. is joined by reporters Nathalia, Lindalee and Eva. Before you spend your hard earned dollars at the movies, be sure to listen to what our youth reporters have to say.
Mar 15 2020 · 42mins

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Episode 239 | Dan Scanlon's Onward and Autumn de Wilde's Emma

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The guys explore more family-friendly realms in this week's episode! First up is Pixar's riff on fantasy tropes, Dungeons & Dragons, and fraternal bonding, the colorful Onward. Equally colorful is Autumn de Wilde's take on Jane Austen's airy Emma, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the matchmaking socialite who faces a romantic reckoning of sorts when a match goes wrong. Do these movies offer quality escapism for turbulent times, or do they leave something to be desired? Listen and find out!

Mar 13 2020 · 1hr 1min
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Seeing and Believing 239 | Dan Scanlon's Onward and Autumn de Wilde's Emma

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The guys explore more family-friendly realms in this week's episode! First up is Pixar's riff on fantasy tropes, Dungeons & Dragons, and fraternal bonding, the colorful Onward. Equally colorful is Autumn de Wilde's take on Jane Austen's airy Emma, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the matchmaking socialite who faces a romantic reckoning of sorts when a match goes wrong. Do these movies offer quality escapism for turbulent times, or do they leave something to be desired? Listen and find out!

Mar 13 2020 · 1hr 1min

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Onward with Dan Scanlon | Picturehouse

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Sam Clements talks to director Dan Scanlon about Pixar's newest film, Onward. In cinemas now. 

Set in a suburban fantasy world where dragons are house pets and unicorns are common pests, Pixar’s Onward follows two teenage elf brothers on a quest to spend one last day with their father.

Neither Ian nor Barley Lightfoot (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) are old enough to remember their dad, who died when they were very young, but the unexpected gift of a wizard’s staff gives them the chance to revive his spirit for 24 hours. After their first attempt at sorcery goes wrong and only resurrects a pair of sentient trousers, Ian and Barley go an adventure across fairy-tale suburbia to complete the spell and fulfil their wish of meeting the father they never knew.

Mar 09 2020 · 20mins
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Onward (2020) | Dan Scanlon

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In this Pixar film, two teenage elf brothers in a town called New Mushroomton go on a quest that requires them to tap into the long-forgotten magic in the world to have one more day with the father who passed away before his youngest was born. The father left behind a gift for them to have when they both reached the age of sixteen, a wizard’s staff and an ultra-rare Phoenix Gem they can use to bring him back to life, but only for one day. The spell is cast, but the process gets interrupted halfway, leaving only dad’s animated legs to get to know. If they want to talk to him or give him so much as a hug, they’ll have to find another Phoenix Gem before the spell runs out. Voice work by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt. Directed by Dan Scanlon.

Mar 08 2020 · 11mins
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FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #163 – “Onward” (dir. Dan Scanlon)

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In this week’s podcast, Glenn and Daniel roll for initiative with Pixar’s latest foray into the fantastical, Onward (23:51).

May contain NSFW language.

FilmWonk rating: 6/10 (Glenn), 8/10 (Daniel)

Show notes:

  • Music for this episode is magic.
  • Stay tuned afterward for an adorable interview.

Listen above, or download: Onward (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)

Mar 07 2020 ·
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Podcast #070 - Pixar's Onward: From Day 1 to Now – Our Interview with Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae

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Pixar's Onward kicked off on September 17, 2013. After 6 years, we went to Pixar to dive behind the scenes and learn all about the making of the film. In this first installment of the Onward series, we sit down with Director Dan Scanlon and Producer Kori Rae to learn all about the triumphs, the struggles, and more while making this epic and emotional adventure.

Jan 14 2020 · 1hr 38mins