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When a serious Private Investigator takes a cartoonish case, the possibility of insanity (or at least inanity) increases by a factor of 88.  To prove the point, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, and Alan Silvestri combined film noir with cartoon antics in a live action/animated movie named Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Tune in for ‘toons this week on TechnoRetro Dads.

 

In the NEWS

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein looks to get a reboot, eh?  Eggo’s boost in sales from the Stranger Things craze has abated.  Showbiz Pizza’s house band, The Rockafire Explosion is back together, playing at an arcade in Kansas City.  Everyone’s favorite video game hedgehog (Sonic) is getting his own movie.

 

We Love Our Cereal

Shane in Grand Rapids lets us know about the Cold Stone Creamery mashup with Malt-O-Meal for ice cream cereal.  After hearing about the Dippin’ Dots cereals last week, we think this might be a trend.  PLUS:  JediShua gives his first thoughts on Chips Ahoy! cereal and shazbazzar reviews Dippin’ Dots Banana Split cereal.   

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Kathleen Turner, and Charles Fleisher combined forces in 1988 to create the one-of-a-kind live action/animation movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit.  It’s a tale of mystery, murder, and maroons in a world where cartoons are people, too.  The trouble doubles when Roger Rabbit is framed for the murder of Marvin Acme and Judge Doom’s goon squad searches high and low for the scared hare.  Reluctant detective Eddie Valiant goes against his long-standing practice of avoiding ‘toons and protects Roger long enough to get to the bottom of the case.  Speaking of bottoms, Lou Hirsch portrays Baby Herman, a baby-faced ‘toon actor who is in dire need of a diaper change.  If you haven’t seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit, you need to get to it immediately!  (WARNING: Parental Guidance Suggested)

 

Feedback

Mike MacDonald spots Star Wars in The Great Outdoors so shaz and Shua identify the fast food premiums from 1980 and 1983.  Jonathan Bell lets us know what he thought about Won’t You Be My Neighbor and The Dark Crystal.  Jeff Baucom pulls out the Brian Daley Han Solo novels and reminds us about the Lando Calrissian Adventures (which, evidently, Lando didn’t forget to chronicle in Solo: A Star Wars Story).

 

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School’s out and this week marks the official start of summer and the longest day of the year (in the northern hemisphere), so shazbazzar and JediShua kick off the season with a trip to the great outdoors.  Grab a tent, a pack, and all your camping gear and join TechnoRetro Dads for news, cereal, and fun as we travel down life’s pizza-paved pathway together this Monday morning.

 

In the NEWS

Alexa goes full-on L3-37 in the hands of a hacker.  Entertainment Earth turns Monster cereals into Tiki cups.  The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell is on Netflix.  Disney Jr. will kick-off its new Rocketeer animated series with a six year-old lead character.  Galaxy’s Edge gets closer and closer to “reality” as news about the Star Wars themed resort is released.  PLUS: Wreck It Ralph 2, Dumbo, and a Willow sequel.

 

We Love Our Cereal

Does granola cereal?  That’s what Shane wants to know.  But that’s not all.  He’s also interested in the Funko horror cereals like the Freddy Krueger FunkO’s and the Pennywise cereal.  Dippin’ Dots cereals should be in Wal*Mart today.  PLUS, Shane in GR turns us on to a Twitch video of Apology Man nuking his cereal bowl (with milk) for a minute before adding his cereal.  #NukeYourBowl  Thanks to @JediMasterJBell for more pics of new cereals at WalMart. 

 

The Great Outdoors

With Dan Akroyd and John Candy, this 1988 movie written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutsch is a great catch.  The Great Outdoors is a comedy of horrors.  Imagine taking a summer vacation in the woods with your wife and kids and then, suddenly and unexpectedly, your annoying, know-it-all brother-in-law shows up (uninvited) with his family.  What can go wrong does go wrong, even with the ever-heroic and Zeus-like Chet Ripley on the case.  With bears, bats, and bandit-like raccoons, this movie still keeps you laughing with its wild life and wild antics in the wilderness of The Great Outdoors.

 

Feedback

Matt Marks sends in his mp3dback with his thoughts on the Avengers (spoiler alert!).  Chris Hardy yearns for more positivity in geekdom as the Star Wars tweet-wars persist.  Darth Hound suggests The Writers’ Journey by Christopher Vogler (3rd Edition) as a companion book for Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces.  Jacob Roth likes Corvette Summer.  Jeff Baucom plugs potholes with pizza (well, he tells us about Domino’s doing it).

 

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Greetings, PROGRAMS!

 

No need to fret when shazbazzar isn’t around — at least not when SuperFriend Tony Soehner and the lovely and loquacious Mrs. Shua are already a mile high in the sky.  It’s a very special “mile-high” episode of TechnoRetro Dads.

 

In the NEWS

Galaxy’s Edge will feature Black Spire Outpost, Nien Nunb, and a handsome space pirate who can really dance (Go Hondo!  Go Hondo!).  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is coming out on vinyl.  Antony Soehner’s Unite the Party continues the story where Gather the Party left off.  Ready Player One hits your TV on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K in July.

 

TechnoRetro Arcade

Gather the quarters, crank up the air, grab a paddle, and get ready for air hockey.  JediShua, Tony, and Mrs. Shua talk about the fast-paced action of this classic two-player game.  Shua provides advice for those who want to win: “Don’t hit the puck into your own goal.” 

 

Big

With Robert Loggia and Tom Hanks, this movie had to be Big.  Of course, it was Big, and as it hits the thirtieth anniversary of its release, Zoltar made sure it was covered in this episode.  Josh Baskin just wanted to be Big, but before long, he realized being a grown-up isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Revisit Big with a big floor piano, a big robot that turns into a building, and big stars who made Big a huge success.

 

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