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Nostalgia Critic is a web review television series hosted by actor/comedian Doug Walker. The series began in July 3, 2007 on YouTube, but after the website removed several episodes due to alleged copyright violations, the series was moved in April 6, 2008 to Walker's own humor website, That Guy with the Glasses, where it was hosted until late 2014, when it was moved to ChannelAwesome.com. Most episodes center on comedic bashings of movies and serials that Walker finds to be poorly written, badly acted, and typically panned by critics—particularly Siskel and Ebert, whom Doug openly acknowledges as his favorite critics. Not all of his reviews are negative, as he sometimes finds positive aspects and even praises some films and TV shows (sometimes for their hamminess/bad production). The series also features several "Top 11 Countdown" segments, which Doug does as opposed to the traditional "Top 10" because he, in his own words, "Like(s) to go one step beyond", as well as a series of "Old vs. New" segments, where The Critic compares iconic films like Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, True Grit, Batman, The Karate Kid, King Kong, Spider-Man, Cinderella and The Evil Dead with their respective modern-day reboots/remakes and levies to discover which is the better film.

Series overview[edit | edit source]

Season Episodes
Season premiere Season finale
1 42 (2007-2008) July 3, 2007 December 30, 2008
2 52 (2009) January 6, 2009 December 29, 2009
3 50 (2010) January 5, 2010 December 28, 2010
4 48 (2011) January 4, 2011 December 20, 2011
5 30 (2012) January 3, 2012 August 14, 2012
6 23 (2013) February 5, 2013 December 24, 2013
7 27 (2014) January 7, 2014 December 30, 2014
8 28 (2015) January 13, 2015 December 30, 2015
9 25 (2016) January 12, 2016 December 28, 2016
10 37 (2017) January 10, 2017 December 27, 2017
11 12 (2018) January 2, 2018 TBA
Specials 46 March 12, 2008 TBA
Editorials 107 February 12, 2013 TBA

2007–2008[edit | edit source]

No. in
series
Title Length Release date
1"Transformers Review (2007) (Pilot)"2:16July 3, 2007 (2007-07-03)
2"Cartoon All Stars Drug Special (1990)"7:30April 7, 2008 (2008-04-07)
3"Cloverfield Trailer (2007)"4:07April 8, 2008 (2008-04-08)
4"Power Rangers Movie (1995)"8:47April 9, 2008 (2008-04-09)
5"Harry Potter Book Gathering (2007)"8:17July 22, 2007 (2007-07-22)[1]
6"Ninja Turtles Movies Review (1990–1993)"11:01April 11, 2008 (2008-04-11)
7"Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments"9:09April 12, 2008 (2008-04-12)
8"Super Mario Bros. Movie (1993)"9:24October 31, 2007 (2007-10-31)[2]
9"Cloverfield Review (2008)"4:14January 18, 2008 (2008-01-18)[3]
10"Street Fighter (1994)"8:14February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)[4]
11"Mortal Kombat (1995)"7:33February 3, 2008 (2008-02-03)[5]
12"Space Jam Review (1996)"11:12February 29, 2008 (2008-02-29)[6]
13"Pokémon: The First Movie (1999)"12:46April 20, 2008 (2008-04-20)
14"The Wizard (1989)"16:06May 4, 2008 (2008-05-04)
15"Top 11 Naughtiest Moments in Animaniacs"2:33May 11, 2008 (2008-05-11)
16"Batman & Robin (1997)"17:11May 23, 2008 (2008-05-23)
17"Top 11 Catchiest Theme Songs"10:35June 1, 2008 (2008-06-01)
18"'90s Sports Montage"10:10June 9, 2008 (2008-06-09)
19"Top 11 Drug PSAs"13:22June 22, 2008 (2008-06-22)
20"Captain Planet (1990–1996)"13:55July 6, 2008 (2008-07-06)
21"Double Dare (1986–1993)"8:27July 13, 2008 (2008-07-13)
22"3 Ninjas (1992)"10:46July 20, 2008 (2008-07-20)
23"Top 11 Hottest Animated Women"11:19July 28, 2008 (2008-07-28)
24"He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1987)"15:24August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)
25"Follow That Bird (1985)"5:59August 18, 2008 (2008-08-18)
26"Saved by the Bell (1989–1993)"18:46August 25, 2008 (2008-08-25)
27"Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)"14:16September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01)
28"Top 11 Saddest Moments"14:37September 9, 2008 (2008-09-09)
29"Surf Ninjas (1993)"14:49September 18, 2008 (2008-09-18)
30"Top 11 Nostalgic Animated Shows"14:44September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
31"Kazaam (1996)"15:37October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06)
32"Drew Struzan Tribute"5:51October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13)
33"Halloween '08 Special: Teddy Ruxpin"8:16October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)
34"Double Dragon (1994)"15:35October 28, 2008 (2008-10-28)
35"Top 11 Underrated Nostalgic Classics"16:32November 4, 2008 (2008-11-04)
36"Howard the Duck (1986)"16:45November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11)
37"Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)"21:31November 17, 2008 (2008-11-17)
38"Godzilla (1998)"21:55November 26, 2008 (2008-11-26)
39"Top 11 Disney Villains"17:24December 3, 2008 (2008-12-03)
40"The Super Mario Bros. Super Show (1989)"15:36December 16, 2008 (2008-12-16)
41"Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials"20:47December 22, 2008 (2008-12-22)
42"Jingle All the Way (1996)"20:38December 30, 2008 (2008-12-30)

2009[edit | edit source]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
43"Nicktoons"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
44"Nickcoms"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 13, 2009 (2009-01-13)
45"SNICK"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 20, 2009 (2009-01-20)
46"Good Burger (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 27, 2009 (2009-01-27)
The first 4 episodes were part of Nickelodeon Month, part of an ongoing tradition of each January having a specific theme for a number of reviews.
47"Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)"Doug Walker & Lindsay EllisDoug Walker, Rob Walker & Lindsay EllisFebruary 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)
Crossover with The Nostalgia Chick.
48"A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)
49"The Good Son (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 13, 2009 (2009-02-13)
50"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (1993 – 1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 17, 2009 (2009-02-17)
51"Top 11 Nostalgic Mindfucks"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)
52"Twister (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
53"The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 10, 2009 (2009-03-10)
54"Rock-a-Doodle (1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)
55"Titanic: The Animated Movie (2000)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
56"The Pagemaster (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
57"Moonwalker (1988)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
58"Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)
59"TMNT (2007)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 21, 2009 (2009-04-21)
60"Red Sonja (1985)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 5, 2009 (2009-05-05)
61"Short Circuit and 2 (1986, July 1988)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 12, 2009 (2009-05-12)
62"Old Vs. New - Batman Vs. The Dark Knight"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerMay 19, 2009 (2009-05-19)
63"Full House (1987 – 1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 26, 2009 (2009-05-26)
64"North (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 2, 2009 (2009-06-02)
65"Sidekicks (1992)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)
66"Gargoyles (1994 – 1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 23, 2009 (2009-06-23)
67"Transformers 2 (2009)"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJune 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)
68"Steel (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 30, 2009 (2009-06-30)
69"Top 11 Cereal Mascots"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 7, 2009 (2009-07-07)
70"Barb Wire (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 14, 2009 (2009-07-14)
71"Old Vs. New: Lord Of The Rings Animated Vs. Lord of the Rings"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 21, 2009 (2009-07-21)
72"Last Action Hero (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 28, 2009 (2009-07-28)
73"Captain N: The Game Master (1989 – 1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 4, 2009 (2009-08-04)
74"We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 11, 2009 (2009-08-11)
75"Warriors of Virtue (1997)"Doug Walker
Lewis Lovhaug (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 18, 2009 (2009-08-18)
76"Captain America (1990)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)
77"Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 1, 2009 (2009-09-01)
78"Alone in The Dark (2005)"
"Special Top Secret Review"
Doug Walker, Noah Antwiler & Lewis LovhaugDoug Walker, Rob Walker, Noah Antwiler & Lewis LovhaugSeptember 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)
Crossover with Spoony and Linkara.
79"Blank Check (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)
80"Old Vs New: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Vs. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
81"Cool as Ice (1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
82"Suburban Commando (1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
83"The Next Karate Kid (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
84"Casper (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
85"Superman IV (1987)"Doug Walker & Lewis LohvaugDoug Walker & Lewis LohvaugOctober 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
Crossover with Linkara.
86"Congo (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)
87"A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerNovember 10, 2009 (2009-11-10)
88"Judge Dredd (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)
89"Tank Girl (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)
90"Jack Frost (1998)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 1, 2009 (2009-12-01)
91"He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
92"The Return of the Christmas Specials"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 15, 2009 (2009-12-15)
93"Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)"Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 22, 2009 (2009-12-22)
94"Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 29, 2009 (2009-12-29)

2010[edit | edit source]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
95"Commando (1985)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 5, 2010 (2010-01-05)
96"Junior (1994)"Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 12, 2010 (2010-01-12)
97"Conan the Barbarian (1982)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
98"Conan the Destroyer (1984)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 21, 2010 (2010-01-21)
99"End of Days (1999)"Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 26, 2010 (2010-01-26)
First 4 episodes were part of Schwarzenegger Month.
100"Battlefield Earth (2000)"
"The 100th Episode"
Doug Walker
Noah Antwiler (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
101"Bébé's Kids (1992)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 9, 2010 (2010-02-09)
102"Lost in Space (1998)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
103"Top 11 Villain Songs"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 23, 2010 (2010-02-23)
104"Quest for Camelot (1998)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)
105"Old Vs. New: The Nutty Professor"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
106"Bio-Dome (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 16, 2010 (2010-03-16)
107"The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (1990)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)
108"Top 11 Most Awkward Christopher Walken Moments"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 30, 2010 (2010-03-30)
109"Flubber (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 6, 2010 (2010-04-06)
110"Home Alone 3 (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
111"Old vs New: King Kong Vs. Peter Jackson's King Kong"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerApril 27, 2010 (2010-04-27)
112"Drop Dead Fred (1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 4, 2010 (2010-05-04)
113"The Care Bears Movie (1985)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
114"Jaws 3D (1983)"Doug Walker
Brad Jones (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 25, 2010 (2010-05-25)
115"Free Willy (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
116"A Troll in Central Park (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
117"Theodore Rex (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 15, 2010 (2010-06-15)
118"Top 11 Coolest Clichés"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJune 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
119"Hook (1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 29, 2010 (2010-06-29)
120"Independence Day (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 6, 2010 (2010-07-06)
121"The Room (2003)"Doug Walker
Cameo appearances

Noah Antwiler
Lewis Lovhaug

Allison Pregler
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
122"The Phantom (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
123"Zeus and Roxanne (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
124"Animaniacs Tribute"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerAugust 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
125"The Flintstones Movie (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
126"Mr. Nanny (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
127"Rocky IV (1985)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)
128"Chairman of the Board (1998)"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
129"Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
130"Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (1988)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
131"The Pebble and the Penguin (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
132"Ernest Scared Stupid (1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)
133"Top 11 Scariest Performances"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerOctober 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)
134"Stephen King's It (1990)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 19, 2010 (2010-10-19)
135"Leprechaun (1993)"Doug Walker & Brad JonesDoug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad JonesOctober 26, 2010 (2010-10-26)
Crossover with The Cinema Snob.
136"My Pet Monster (1986)"Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
137"Nostalgic Commercials!"
"After These Messages..."
Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 9, 2010 (2010-11-09)
138"Old Vs. New - The Ten Commandments Vs. The Prince of Egypt"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerNovember 16, 2010 (2010-11-16)
139"The Thief and the Cobbler (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 23, 2010 (2010-11-23)
140"Waterworld (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 30, 2010 (2010-11-30)
141"Little Monsters (1989)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 7, 2010 (2010-12-07)
142"Rover Dangerfield (1991)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 14, 2010 (2010-12-14)
143"You're A Rotten Dirty Bastard:"
"A Nostalgia Critic Christmas"
Doug Walker
Orlando Belisle Jr.
Cameo appearances

Noah Antwiler
Lindsay Ellis
Brad Jones
Lewis Lohvaug

Joe Vargas
Doug WalkerDecember 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)
144"The First Few - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)

2011[edit | edit source]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
145"The NeverEnding Story III: Return to Fantasia (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)
146"FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)"Doug Walker
Lindsay Ellis (cameo appearance)
Doug WalkerJanuary 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)
147"The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy To The Rescue (1998)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)
148"Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)"Doug Walker
Bennett White (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 25, 2011 (2011-01-25)
The first 4 episodes were part of Sequel Month.
149"Dungeons & Dragons (2000)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)
150"Top 11 Dumbest Spider-Man Moments"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)
151"The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)"Doug Walker
Rob Walker (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
152"Return of the Nostalgic Commercials"
"We'll Be Right Back..."
Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)
153"Inspector Gadget (1999)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)
154"Old Vs. New: The Karate Kid"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)
155"The Langoliers (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
156"Airborne (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
157"Baby Geniuses (1999)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)
Filmed at Animarathon on Bowling Green State University.
158"Raiders of the Story Arc - X-Men The Animated Series"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
159"The Magic Voyage (1992)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
160"Double Team (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)
161"Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerApril 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)
162"Jaws: The Revenge (1987)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)
163"Gordy (1995)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)
164"The OTHER Animated Titanic (1999)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)
165"Revenge of the Commercials"
"! (Exclamation Point)"
Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
166"Once Upon a Forest (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)
167"Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
168"Old Vs. New: True Grit"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
169"Transformers 3 (2011)"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 5, 2011 (2011-07-05)
170"Milk Money (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
171"Rad (1986)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 19, 2011 (2011-07-19)
172"Raiders of the Story Arc - DuckTales"Doug Walker
Elisa Hansen & Antonella Inserra (cameo appearances)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 26, 2011 (2011-07-26)
173"Care Bears in Wonderland (1987)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)
174"Cop and a Half (1993)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
175"Top 11 Batman: The Animated Series Episodes"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerAugust 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
176"Alaska (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerAugust 23, 2011 (2011-08-23)
177"Let's Play Bart's Nightmare"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)
178"James and the Giant Peach (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)
179"The Avengers (1998)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)
180"Simon Sez (1999)"Doug Walker & Alison PreglerDoug Walker & Rob Walker
Allison Pregler
September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)
Crossover with Obscurus Lupa.
181"The Tommyknockers (1993)"Doug Walker
Brad Jones (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)
182"The Haunting (1999)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
183"Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)
184"Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)
185"Doug's 1st Movie (1999)"Doug Walker
Nash Bozard (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
186"The Cell (2000)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
187"Raiders of the Story Arc: Superman: The Animated Series"Doug Walker
Elisa Hansen (cameo appearance)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)
188"Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
189"Moulin Rouge! (2001)"Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, and Brent Black
Cameo appearances
Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Lindsay Ellis & Brent Black
November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)
Crossover with The Nostalgia Chick, Linkara, and YouTube celebrity brentalfloss in a musical format.
190"Babes in Toyland (1986)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 6, 2011 (2011-12-06)
191"The Grinch (2000)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
192"Child's Play (1988)"Doug Walker & Phelan PorteousDoug Walker & Rob Walker
Phelan Porteous
December 20, 2011 (2011-12-20)
Crossover with Phelous.

2012[edit | edit source]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
193"Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 3, 2012 (2012-01-03)
194"Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 10, 2012 (2012-01-10)
195"Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
196"Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
197"Star Trek Generations (1994)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 31, 2012 (2012-01-31)
198"Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)"Doug Walker & Lewis Lovhaug
Leo Thompson (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Lewis Lovhaug
February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
Crossover with Linkara, filmed at Kami-Con 4 in Alabama. Also, this episode and the previous 4 were part of Star Trek Month.
199"Patch Adams (1998)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
200"Ponyo (2009)"
"The 200th Episode"
Doug Walker
Cameo appearances

Martin Billany
Karl Custer
Spike Spencer

James Rolfe
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Filmed at Anime Milwaukee.
201"Dunston Checks In (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
202"Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
203"The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups, Part 3"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
204"Richie Rich (1994)"Doug Walker
Noah Antwiler (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)
205"Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
206"Old vs. New – Manhunter Vs. Red Dragon"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerApril 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
207"Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)"Doug Walker & Bennett WhiteDoug Walker & Bennett WhiteApril 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
Crossover with Bennett the Sage.
208"Raiders Of The Story Arc – Transformers"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
209"A Simple Wish (1997)"Doug Walker
Mara Wilson (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 1, 2012 (2012-05-01)
210"Alien Resurrection (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
211"Jack (1996)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 15, 2012 (2012-05-15)
212"Heavy Metal (1981)"Doug Walker & Diamanda Hagan
Chad Rocco (cameo)
Doug Walker & Diamanda HaganMay 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
Crossover with Diamanda Hagan.
213"Mr. Magoo (1997)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)
214"Top 11 Simpsons Episodes"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJune 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
215"Signs (2002)"Doug WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
216"Digimon: The Movie (2000)"Doug Walker & Hope Chapman
Joe Vargas (cameo)
Doug Walker & Hope ChapmanJuly 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
Crossover with JesuOtaku.
217"The Top 11 F*** YEAH Movie Themes"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
218"Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004)"Doug Walker
Brent Black, Karl Custer, Anthony Sardinha, Nick Landis, & Curtis Arnott
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 17, 2012 (2012-07-17)
Filmed at ConnectiCon in Hartford, Connecticut.
219"Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)"Doug Walker
Brad Jones, Jillian Zurawski, Sarah Lewis, Brian Lewis, & Jake Norvell
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 24, 2012 (2012-07-24)
220"The Wiz (1978)"Doug Walker & Todd Nathanson
Paul Schuler & Lewis Lovhaug (cameos)
Doug Walker & Todd NathansonJuly 31, 2012 (2012-07-31)
Crossover with Todd in the Shadows.
221"Total Recall (1990)"Doug Walker
Leo Thompson
Doug Walker & Leo Thompson & Nick WrightAugust 7, 2012 (2012-08-07)
Crossover with That Sci-Fi Guy.
222"Scooby-Doo (2002)"Doug Walker
Cameo appearances

Orlando Belisle Jr.
Brad Jones
Jim Troken

Rob Walker
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 14, 2012 (2012-08-14)
This was originally intended to be the series finale, before Doug Walker decided to revive The Nostalgia Critic in early 2013.

2013[edit | edit source]

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series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
223"The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Briana Laws (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 5, 2013 (2013-02-05)
The series moves to a dedicated studio, with two additional cast members and a higher focus on sketches.
224"Pearl Harbor (2001)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Dayna Munday, Orlando Belisle Jr. & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)
The first 2 episodes were part of The Month of Love.
225"Son of the Mask (2005)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Chad Rocco & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
226"The King and I (1999)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel TietzDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
227"Catwoman (2004)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Tamara Chambers, Joanna Kay & Orlando Belisle Jr. (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)
228"The Cat in the Hat (2003)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Orlando Belisle Jr. & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
229"Top 11 South Park Episodes"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Uncle Yo (cameo)
Doug WalkerApril 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
230"Jurassic Park (1993)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel TietzDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)
231"A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Jori Laws & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
232"The Master of Disguise (2002)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
233"Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Lewis Lovhaug (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
234"The Top 11 Dumbest Lord of the Rings Moments"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Rob Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
235"Sailor Moon (1995 – 2000)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel TietzDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)
236"Les Misérables (2012)"Doug Walker, Kyle Kallgren, Paul Dugan & Brent Black
Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Cameo appearances
Doug Walker
Kyle Kallgren & Paul Dugan
August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
Crossover with Paw Dugan and Kyle Kallgren, filmed at ConBravo.
237"The Last Airbender (2010)"Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Rob Walker, Trevor Mueller & Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)
238"Bridge to Terabithia (2007)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel TietzDoug Walker & Rob WalkerSeptember 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
239"The Shining Mini-Series (1997)"Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm RayDoug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
240"Sharknado (2013)"Doug Walker, Brad Jones, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker, Brad Jones & Rob WalkerOctober 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
Crossover with The Cinema Snob.
241"Devil (2010)"Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz & Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 29, 2013 (2013-10-29)
242"Dawn of the Commercials"
"The Fourth One"
Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Greg Sestero (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
243"Man of Steel (2013)"Doug Walker, Joe Vargas, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Cameo appearances
Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Joe Vargas
November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
Crossover with Angry Joe and a special return of General Zod.
244"Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
245"The Christmas Tree (1991): The Worst Christmas Special EVER!"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker, Sandy Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)

2014[edit | edit source]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
246"Face/Off (1997)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Anthony Sardinha (voice cameo)
Rachel Tietz (cameo and farewell message)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJanuary 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
247"Wicker Man (2006)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Cameos:
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad JonesJanuary 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
248"Ghost Rider (2007)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Anthony Sardinha (voice cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
The first 3 episodes were part of Nicolas Cage Month.
249"Ghost Dad (1990)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerFebruary 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
250"Alice in Wonderland (2010)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)
251"Disney Afternoon (1990 – 1997)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Lewis Lovhaug, Rob Walker, Sandy Walker and Malcolm's mother (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerMarch 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
252"Foodfight! (2012)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
253"Swan Princess (1994)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerApril 22, 2014 (2014-04-22)
254"The Lorax (2012)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerMay 6, 2014 (2014-05-06)
255"Old vs. New - Spider-Man"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Lewis Lovhaug, Brian Heinz (cameos)
Doug WalkerMay 20, 2014 (2014-05-20)
256"Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Brad Jones, Dayna Munday (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 3, 2014 (2014-06-03)
257"Jurassic Park III (2001)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob WalkerDoug Walker & Rob WalkerJune 17, 2014 (2014-06-17)
258"After Earth (2013)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker, Gideon Ray Jr.Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)
259"BloodRayne (2005)"Doug Walker, Lewis Lovhaug, Noah Antwiler, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Brad Jones (cameo)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Lewis Lovhaug & Noah AntwilerJuly 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
Crossover with Spoony and Linkara.
260"The Purge (2013)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Mathew Buck
Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerJuly 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
261"Small Soldiers (1998)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)
262"The Princess Diaries 2 (2004)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerAugust 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
263"Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)"Doug Walker, Mike Jeavons, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rachel Tietz, Joe Vargas, Jim Jarosz, Mathew Buck (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, & Mike JeavonsSeptember 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
Crossover with MikeJ.
264"Top 11 Worst Episodes (by Default) of Avatar: The Last Airbender"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)
265"Top 11 Best Avatar Episodes"Doug Walker, Dante Basco, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jason Laws (cameo)
Doug WalkerSeptember 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)
Featuring Dante Basco.
266"Maximum Overdrive (1986)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Jon Jafari (cameo)Doug WalkerOctober 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)
The opening of this episode (also every Nostalgia-Ween 2014 episode) features a small cameo from Jon Jafari
267"Monster Squad (1987)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Jim Jarosz
Jason Laws, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerOctober 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
268"Rise of the Commercials"
"The Quickening"
Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
269"Forest Warrior (1996)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Mathew Buck
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerNovember 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)
Crossover with FilmBrain
270"Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2000)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Scallon (cameo)Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)
This is the first episode not uploaded on thatguywiththeglasses.com, but instead on channelawesome.com as well as the first episode that has a seizure warning due to flashing lights by the end of the review.
271"A Christmas Story 2 (2012)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers,
Jeremy Scott, Rob Walker, Mike J
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)
272"Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDecember 30, 2014 (2014-12-30)

2015[edit | edit source]

No. in series Title Performed by Written by Directed by Release date
273"The Matrix (1999)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 13, 2015 (2015-01-13)
274"The Animatrix (2003)"Doug WalkerDoug WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 20, 2015 (2015-01-20)
275"The Matrix Reloaded (2003)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 27, 2015 (2015-01-27)
276"The Matrix Revolutions (2003)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Trevor Mueller (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
The first 4 episodes were part of Matrix Month.
277"Mamma Mia! (2008)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 17, 2015 (2015-02-17)
278"The Haunted Mansion (2003)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)
279"Daredevil (2003)"Doug Walker, Tamara Chambers
Orlando Belisle Jr. (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 17, 2015 (2015-03-17)
280"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, James Rolfe, Rob Walker

Brent Black, Film Brain, Battle Geek Plus, Some Jerk with a Camera, Yomarz, Last Angry Geek, Tyger, Toons These Days, The Dom, Shark Jumping, Rocked Reviews, Bargain Boy, Heisanevilgenius, Lotus Prince, Michael C Parks, Terrence Dellinger, Haley Barnes, Justin Barnes, Darwin (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & James RolfeDoug WalkerMarch 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
Crossover with The Angry Video Game Nerd.
281"Demolition Man (1993)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
282"Legend of Zorro (2005)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rob Walker, Jim JaroszDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerApril 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)
283"Fantastic 4 (2005)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMay 12, 2015 (2015-05-12)
284"Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Barney Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMay 26, 2015 (2015-05-26)
285"Jupiter Ascending (2015)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJune 9, 2015 (2015-06-09)
286"Jurassic World (2015)"Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Jon Bailey (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJune 23, 2015 (2015-06-23)
Due to the film still being in theaters at the time upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Rob, Malcolm, Tamara, and Jim, featuring a surprise cameo by Jon Bailey at the end.
287"Planet of the Apes (2001)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jon Bailey, Noah Antwiler, Barney Walker, Victoria L. Tobin (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)
This is the last video to be uploaded on Blip.tv
288"Osmosis Jones (2001)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Taylor Chambers, Beth Elderkin, Joanna Kay, Christopher Harrison
Barney Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 21, 2015 (2015-07-21)
289"Garfield (2004)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Karl Custer, Orlando Belisle Jr., Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerAugust 4, 2015 (2015-08-04)
290"Pixels (2015)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerAugust 18, 2015 (2015-08-18)
Due to the film still being in theaters at the time upon the episode's release, similar to the Jurassic World review, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Malcolm, Tamara, and Jim.
291"The Smurfs (2011)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Andre Meadows
Jon Bailey, Jim Jarosz, Brad Jones (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Andre MeadowsDoug WalkerSeptember 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
Crossover with Black Nerd.
292"Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)"Doug Walker, Tamara Chambers, Malcolm Ray
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Trevor Mueller, Beth Elderkin, Joanna Kay, Rob Scallon
Jon Bailey, Greg Michaud, Chris Stuckmann, Jack Shen, Joe Vargas (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 22, 2015 (2015-09-22)
No actual clips are shown from the film or its predecessors. Instead, the Critic recreates a comedic version of the movie with his own actors and characters and uses screenshots from all four movies, likely due to the film not being out on DVD or Blu-ray at the time.
293"Event Horizon (1997)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerOctober 6, 2015 (2015-10-06)
294"Children of the Corn (1984)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerOctober 20, 2015 (2015-10-20)
295"Hocus Pocus (1993)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Beth Elderkin, Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Rob Walker, Dayna Sterkowitz, Lewis Lovhaug, Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerNovember 3, 2015 (2015-11-03)
No actual clips are shown from the film. Instead, the Critic recreates a comedic version of the movie with his own actors and characters and uses screenshots from the movie.
296"Conquest of the Commercials"
"Ehenzeeahneh"
Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Don Bluth
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerNovember 17, 2015 (2015-11-17)
297"Dragon's Lair (1983)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Don Bluth
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerNovember 24, 2015 (2015-11-24)
298"We Wish You a Turtle Christmas (1994)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers,Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerDecember 1, 2015 (2015-12-01)
299"Christmas With The Kranks (2004)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Barney Walker, Sandra Walker
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerDecember 15, 2015 (2015-12-15)
300"Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)"
"The 300th Episode"
Doug Walker, Brad Jones, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers,
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker & Adonis KJ Wright
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad JonesDoug WalkerDecember 30, 2015 (2015-12-30)
Crossover with The Cinema Snob. Due to the film still being in theaters at the time upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Rob, Brad, Malcolm, Tamara, and Jim.

2016[edit | edit source]

No. in series Title Performed by Written by Directed by Release date
301"The Happening (2008)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Jim Jarosz
Rob Walker (uncredited) Brian Heinz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 12, 2016 (2016-01-12)
302"Lady in the Water (2006)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker, Chris Harrison
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 26, 2016 (2016-01-26)
The first two episodes were part of Shyamalan Month. However, the two episodes were split in half due to a copyright strike at the time, causing demonetization and video time restriction.
303"Labyrinth (1986)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 2, 2016 (2016-02-02) (premium) February 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)
304"Spawn (1997)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 16, 2016 (2016-02-16) (premium) February 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
305"Cats & Dogs (2001)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 2, 2016 (2016-03-02) (premium) March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)
306"The Phantom of the Opera (2004)"Doug Walker, Beth Elderkin, Tim Sampson, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Beth Elderkin & Tim SampsonDoug WalkerMarch 16, 2016 (2016-03-16) (premium) March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)
Crossover with "Shark Jumping". No actual clips are shown from the film. Instead, the Critic recreates a comedic version of the movie with his own actors and characters and uses screenshots from the movie.
307"The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 29, 2016 (2016-03-29) (premium) April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
308"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)"Doug Walker, Joe Vargas, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Walter Banasiak, Trevor Mueller, Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Joe VargasDoug WalkerApril 12, 2016 (2016-04-12) (premium) April 19, 2016 (2016-04-19)
Crossover with Angry Joe. Due to the film still being in theaters at the time upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Rob, Malcolm, Tamara, Joe, and Jim.
309"Blade (1998)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerApril 26, 2016 (2016-04-26) (premium) May 3, 2016 (2016-05-03)
310"Old vs New - Cinderella"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMay 10, 2016 (2016-05-10) (premium) May 17, 2016 (2016-05-17)
311"Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)"Doug Walker, Malcolm RayDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMay 24, 2016 (2016-05-24) (premium) May 31, 2016 (2016-05-31)
312"Jem and the Holograms (2015)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker, Rob Scallon (cameo)Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJune 7, 2016 (2016-06-07) (premium) June 14, 2016 (2016-06-14)
313"Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Orlando Belisle, Jr, Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJune 21, 2016 (2016-06-21) (premium) June 28, 2016 (2016-06-28)
314"Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Scallon, Aiyanna Wade, Heather Reusz, Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 5, 2016 (2016-07-05) (premium) July 12, 2016 (2016-07-12)
315"Ghostbusters (2016)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Aiyanna Wade, Heather Reusz, Adonis KJ Wright, Walter Banasiak, Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Brian Heinz, Barney Walker, Rachel Tietz
The Chicago Ghostbusters (Zach LaVoy, Steven Hessler, James Sanjurjo, Ken Trayling, Mary Jo Chrabasz)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJuly 26, 2016 (2016-07-26) (premium) August 2, 2016 (2016-08-02)
Due to the film still being in theaters at the time upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Malcolm, Tamara, and other cast members.
316"Wild Wild West (1999)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Jim Jarosz, Fard MuhammadDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerAugust 9, 2016 (2016-08-09) (premium) August 16, 2016 (2016-08-16)
317"The 3rd Animated Titanic Movie (Tentacolino) (2004)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
James Rolfe, Cricket Leigh, Dante Basco, Brad Jones
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) (premium) September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13)
318"The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Walter Banasiak
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerSeptember 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)
319"Dreamcatcher (2003)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Bryan Porter, Aiyanna Wade, Mathew Buck
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerOctober 4, 2016 (2016-10-04) (premium) October 11, 2016 (2016-10-11)
320"Freddy vs. Jason (2003)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Bryan Porter, Aiyanna Wade, Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Walter Banasiak
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerOctober 18, 2016 (2016-10-18) (premium) October 25, 2016 (2016-10-25)
This is the last episode to be uploaded on Vessel.
321"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
James Rolfe, Andre Meadows, Jon Bailey, Heather Reusz, Aiyanna Wade, Walter Banasiak
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, James Rolfe & Andre MeadowsDoug WalkerNovember 8, 2016 (2016-11-08)
Crossover with The Angry Video Game Nerd and Black Nerd.
322"Battle of the Commercials"
"Like You Give a Shit"
Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Walter Banasiak
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerNovember 22, 2016 (2016-11-22)
323"Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas (1992)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers,
Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker, Michael Levesque, Cree Summer
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerDecember 6, 2016 (2016-12-06)
324"I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz, Rob Walker, Heather Reusz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerDecember 20, 2016 (2016-12-20)
325"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)"Doug Walker, Chris Stuckmann, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz, Walter Banasiak, Rob Walker, Barney Walker
Doug Walker, Chris Stuckmann & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerDecember 28, 2016 (2016-12-28)
Crossover with Chris Stuckmann. Due to the film still being in theaters at the time upon the episode's release, scenes from the film are re-created by Doug, Chris, Malcolm, Tamara and Jim.

2017[edit | edit source]

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No. in series Title Performed by Written by Directed by Release date
326"Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Aiyanna Wade, Heather Reusz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 10, 2017 (2017-01-10)
327"The Smurfs 2 (2013)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Andre Meadows (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerJanuary 24, 2017 (2017-01-24)
328"Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 7, 2017 (2017-02-07)
The first 3 episodes were part of Sequel Month: The Sequel.
329"Cool World (1992)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerFebruary 21, 2017 (2017-02-21)
330"Old vs. New - Evil Dead"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)
331"Balto (1995)"Doug Walker, Tamara ChambersDoug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerMarch 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)
332"Fant4stic (2015)"Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Brian Heinz
Doug Walker & Rob WalkerDoug WalkerApril 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)

2018[edit | edit source]

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Other productions[edit | edit source]

Nostalgia Critic Specials[edit | edit source]

Nostalgia Critic Specials are anything related to the Nostalgia Critic which isn't a review, an editorial, or a countdown.

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Direct-to-DVD Reviews[edit | edit source]

Every Best of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses DVD special include an exclusive review made for the release. After the end of To Boldly Flee, these episodes were released on TGWTG.com. The reviews of Paranoia, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie and The Uncanny Valley were added to Channel Awesome's YouTube channel in February 2015.

DVD Film Review
Volume One Turkish Rambo The Critic reviews Rampage (1986). He criticizes the excessive driving scenes, poor quality of the film, bad lip-syncing, and the actors habit of staring into the camera. In the end, he admits that while the film is "pure crap", it is enjoyable.
Volume Two Reefer Madness The Critic reviews Reefer Madness (1936). While he agrees that drugs are not a good thing or something to be promoted, he heavily criticizes the film for grossly exaggerating the effects of cannabis and making it seem like the worst thing in the world, even compared to alcohol, which is legal, and narcotics like heroin. He also criticizes the characters for being very bland to the point that he accuses them of actually being puppets, and far too innocent for their age group. He does recommend the film nonetheless, as it is "a lot of fun" for its ridiculousness. In the end, Chester A. Bum shows up to announce to the Critic that the film has inspired him to quit smoking marijuana; however, this proves to be a double-headed snake, as Chester decides to rely on "good old fashion crack" instead.

Channel Awesome Tag: Kenneth Craig as Bill Harper: "Gosh, hot chocolate!"

The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure The Critic reviews the video game The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure. He ultimately criticizes the loose controls, little relation to the film, slippery surfaces, and a flying snake that is near impossible to control. In the end, he throws the game outside and shoots at it. Chester A. Bum finds the game and plays it before throwing the game away also, only for the game to again be found by someone else, Dominic from Video Game Confessions.
Volume Three Doomsday Machine The Critic reviews Doomsday Machine (1972). He mainly criticizes its overuse of stock footage, racism and sexism towards women. Special criticism is reserved for the ending, which consists majorly of one shot of two men trying to fix a computer, a shot that lasts for approximately eight minutes. In the end, while he admits the film is very bad, it is laughably bad and enjoyable.

Channel Awesome Tag: Bobby Van as Danny: "Don't you miss being a woman?"

The Making of a Nostalgia Critic Review Doug Walker documents what goes into making a Nostalgia Critic episode, using Doomsday Machine as the prime target.
Nostalgia Critic: Reloaded Kickassia, Suburban Knights and To Boldly Flee The Critic, still in the Plothole (following the events of To Boldly Flee) and not recognizing himself, reviews the three That Guy with the Glasses anniversary films.
Volume Four Paranoia The Critic, sick of reviewing old, lesser known films for the DVDs, reviews Brad Jones' Paranoia (2011). While he criticizes some plotholes, a sometimes confusing story, Jones' character's constant use of the word, "What", and unnecessary scenes, he admits the film does well in creating the mood it is going for.

Channel Awesome Tag: Brad Jones as Mark Bishop: "What?"

The Uncanny Valley The Uncanny Valley The Critic reviews the 5th Year anniversary birthday Movie of Channel Awesome. He says he hates it, because he is not in it.
Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie Blu-Ray Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie The Critic reluctantly reviews his rival's, The Angry Video Game Nerd, movie as a bonus feature for the Blu-ray release.

Channel Awesome Tag: James Rolfe as the Angry Video Game Nerd: "Did you see that?"

The Awesoming The Cinema Snob Movie The Nostalgia Critic reviews the movie which details the origins of The Cinema Snob.
The Review Must Go On The Nostalgia Critic reviews the Demo Reel finale that began a new series of Nostalgia Critic reviews.
The Nostalgia Critic's Old Home Movies Black Willy Wonka (Malcolm Ray) uses his magic to trick the Nostalgia Critic into reviewing his own home movies from when he was a kid.
The Origin of Santa Christ Santa Christ (Rob Walker) reads the audience a storybook version of his origin story, involving football, pancakes, and much more in this confusing parody of the Santa Claus origin movies.
Recreation of the Lost Face Off Review Using Doug Walker's father as a fill in for Rachel, the original script for the Face/Off Review is acted out to show the original plan for Rachel's departure and Tamara's introduction.
Night of the Living Dead The Nostalgia Critic reviews the classic zombie film Night of the Living Dead (1968) and points out some of its flaws in what is otherwise a horror classic.

Nostalgia Critic Editorials[edit | edit source]

Beginning in 2013, Nostalgia Critic Editorials are short episodes that analyze a topic that may span multiple films or other works. They usually air during the weeks between reviews. Starting on July 2017, the editorials would alternate between short reviews of various films without sketches, similar to his older reviews.

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Doug's Countdown Specials[edit | edit source]

Doug occasionally posts videos where he comments on The Nostalgia Critic out-of-character, discussing which movies he will never review, which episodes are his favorites, and which of the films he has reviewed are the worst.

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Cancelled or postponed episodes[edit | edit source]

  • The "Nickelodeon Month" in January 2009 was supposed to end with an episode on Nickelodeon game shows, but as the Critic states on the SNICK episode, he could not find quality footage from programs other than the already reviewed Double Dare. The episode was replaced by Good Burger.
  • The Critic originally meant to end January 2010's "Schwarzenegger Month" with a review of The 6th Day. However, for reasons unknown, he changed it to End of Days. He would eventually review The 6th Day with That Sci-Fi Guy on his show.
  • A review of Newsies was replaced with Rocky IV since the Nostalgia Chick expressed interest in reviewing it.[7] However, Doug later reviewed it (as himself) on January 23, 2014 by popular demand, along with Old Yeller and High School Musical 3: Senior Year, since he did not review it or the latter two during Disneycember.[8]
  • An Old vs. New of The Prince of Egypt vs. The Ten Commandments was planned, but postponed and replaced with The Top 11 Scariest Performances, since Doug decided to spend the entire month of October reviewing horror movies. The Old vs. New aired the following month on November 16.[7]
  • An Old vs. New of War of the Worlds was planned,[9] but as the Critic explains in "Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups", he found both the 1953 film and the 2005 film underwhelming while re-watching them, and pulled the plug on the episode.
  • A review of Drop Zone was replaced by Ernest Scared Stupid because the Critic decided to spend the whole month of October 2010 reviewing horror films.
  • Doug has stated in his "Top 10 Movies That I Hate But Everybody Else Loves" that he intended to do a review of Matilda (1996), but had cancelled it due to angered feedback from audiences. He did, however, express his criticism in this video. It is unknown if he ever actually made the episode. In October 2012, the Nostalgia Chick (Lindsay Ellis) would do her own review of Matilda with Mara Wilson herself (and the Critic making a brief cameo).
  • Doug was originally going to review Small Soldiers (1998) for his final regular Nostalgia Critic review on August 14, 2012. While he thought it was bad, he did not feel that the film gave him enough material for a review, and switched it to Scooby-Doo (2002) instead.[10] However, on August 12, 2014, he eventually followed through with his review of the film.
  • The Critic intended to review Armageddon but did not due to the Nostalgia Chick having already reviewed it.
  • The Critic postponed the first review of The Matrix month by one week due to illness.
  • The Critic missed an editorial in July 2016 because he was in Finland at the time.
  • The Critic also missed an editorial in August 2016 due to a busy schedule.
  • The "By Popular Demand" videos of his 2015 "Disneycember" reviews, which are usually posted in January of the following year, were postponed until February due to problems with YouTube's Fair Use policy. Also, the following year didn't have a "By Popular Demand" section for unknown reasons.
  • The Critic postponed a review of The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle by 5 weeks due to illness.
  • The Critic stated in The Top 11 Best Nostalgia Critic Episodes that he wouldn't review Tentacolino because he thought he wouldn't be able to make it as funny as the other Titanic animated movies. However, in September 13, 2016, he reviewed it after years of requests from fans.
  • The Critic missed an editorial on January 31, 2017 during "Sequel Month: The Sequel" due to illness.

Disneycember[edit | edit source]

Throughout the month of December, Walker reviews Disney movies as himself. Throughout December 2011, he reviewed the hand drawn animated films, along with Tangled for technicality and Enchanted for satire, and also reviewed Dinosaur, A Goofy Movie and Who Framed Roger Rabbit by popular demand. Doug Walker sometimes reviews Disney movies chosen from the public. In December 2012, Walker reviewed 3D animated Disney movies, starting with Pixar and then the other CGI Disney films, with the exception of Wreck-It Ralph (due to its then-recent release in cinemas and his having already reviewed it). In December 2013, he reviewed the live-action films and in December 2014 Walker reviewed the Ghibli films as well as some live-action and animated films like Big Hero 6 and Frozen he missed out on doing as the Ghibli list wasn't enough to cover the month. In December 2015, Walker reviewed the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars as well as some overlooked films and new releases like The Good Dinosaur and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he does Sibling Rivalry reviews of with his brother Rob. For 2016, he covered the Disney Direct-to-DVD sequels (minus Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas which was covered in 2015). In 2017, Channel Awesome announced that Walker would cover the Disney Channel Original Movies in December that year.[11]

2011: The Classics[edit | edit source]

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs He praises the artistry and individual personalities of the dwarves, but pans the uninteresting characters of the heroine, prince, villain (though he does praise the design on her and her hag form), and some plot holes. He says that the film's strong emotional feel is why it ultimately works and holds up to this day.
1940 Pinocchio He praises the main character's portrayal, the bizarre and often scary content, and again, the strong emotional content and message, but pans the character of Jiminy Cricket and some plot holes.
Fantasia He declares it his favorite Disney film, as well as one of his favorite films in general, heavily praising the animation, use of classic music, more adult and emotional feel, and overall delivery.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 1 on his list of favorite Disney films.
  • He also previously placed it at Number 16 on his list of favorite movies.
1941 Dumbo He praises the animation, focus on the circus instead of the main character, bizarre tone, and some highly memorable moments (for example, The Pink Elephants on Parade and the crows). However he does believe the film has a modest feel, not really breaking any new ground like their previous films did. He does mention the controversy of the racial stereotyping of the crows, but shrugs it off as he enjoyed them.
1942 Bambi He praises the artistry, focus on emotion more than character, and strong thematic undertones, feeling that watching a character growing up is more interesting than the usual Hollywood clichés. However, he admits that the cute moments drag on a little and feels that the second half, after Bambi has grown up, is better than the first.
Saludos Amigos He admits to not being impressed, feeling it's too short, has a strange premise and isn't very interesting. He does note that its interesting to see some culture shown, some of the animation is nice, particularly in the Brazil song, but otherwise it can be skipped.
1944 The Three Caballeros He says it's better than Saludos Amigos, praising the impressive, fast-paced animation, live-action mixing and better shorts, but feels that the wild energy becomes exhausting (comparing the film to being at a party) and that the segments are better off individually.
1946 Make Mine Music He feels that, though it isn't as good as Fantasia, it still has plenty of great segments, his favorite one being The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met.
1947 Fun and Fancy Free He again feels that the shorts are better off separate, as there's a lack of connection between the two and neither of them feel very cinematic but labels them as 'okay'. He also feels that the live-action transitional sequences into them are weird and don't fit with the two shorts at all.
1948 Melody Time He feels it should have been called Make Mine Music 2 due to its numerous similarities to the film and wishes that the film ended on Johnny Appleseed, but still enjoys it overall.
1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad He feels that it was what Fun and Fancy Free should have been, with two very cinematic and memorable stories that work well together and are loyal to the source material. In The Wind in the Willows segment, he praises the characters, particularly the horse, but is also confused of the book's setting as there are humans interacting with small animals. In The Legend of Sleepy Hollow segment, he is impressed that Disney secretly made the main character (Ichabod) selfish and made the antagonist (Brom Bones) more like a likeable character. He also praises the Headless Horseman climax, citing it as fun.
  • Doug previously put the Headless Horseman segment at Number 8 on his list of the Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments.
1950 Cinderella He praises the animation, scope, main character, villain, and songs, but feels that the prince is boring and there's too much filler, as well as some very notable plot holes. Doug later did an Old vs New, tying this film with the remake and although he thinks they're evenly good, he leans towards the classic film.
1951 Alice in Wonderland He praises Kathryn Beaumont's performance, as well as the other characters, especially the Queen of Hearts, and overall delivery of the world and the zaniness, but wishes more of the book was used, or at the very least a sequel to it. He says that one of the main reasons it's so good is because the main character is just so likable.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 8 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1953 Peter Pan He praises the romance, characters, comedy between Captain Hook and the crocodile, and the fact that the film has something for everybody. However, he does feel that the main character (Peter Pan) is clearly a product of the 1950s. He does mention the controversy of the portrayal of Indians, but nonetheless enjoys the song "What Made the Red Man Red?"
1955 Lady and the Tramp He praises the point of view the film takes (that of a dog), the well paced romance, and avoidance of usual cliches, but admits that nothing is either particularly bad or particularly memorable.
1959 Sleeping Beauty He heavily praises the artistry, music, climax, side characters, and villain, but heavily pans the main characters, calling them boring and generic and notes that there is a lot of filler. He concludes by calling it a very unbalanced film, but still likes it a lot and says there are some elements that are the best of Disney.
1961 One Hundred and One Dalmatians He admits that the film's really only for dog lovers, feeling that nothing stands out except the villain, character of Sergeant Tibbs, and climax.
1963 The Sword in the Stone He praises the characters, animation, and the wizards' duel, but feels that it's somewhat dull and feels like being in school. He's also confused by a recurring change of Arthur's voice (due to heavy budget cuts).
1967 The Jungle Book He praises the villains Shere Khan and Kaa and the song "My Own Home", but feels everything else is okay. He wished that it followed the original book better.

Note: Doug and his brother, Rob, would go to review the remake and despite labeling some good moments such as the special effects and the performances of Bill Murray and Christopher Walken, neither brother liked the film as they were expecting a faithful adaptation of the book, which they both loved. They also criticize the pacing, depiction of the villain, lack of emotional investment or character development, and drawn out climax, and are also baffled by the score that the movie received on Rotten Tomatoes, which was 95%.

1970 The Aristocats While not saying it is horrible, he admits that nothing is memorable or stands out in any way, with the possible exception of the characters of Napoleon and Lafayette and the pretty entertaining chase scene involving them, and does cite the alley cats as 'interesting'. He is however unsettled by the motives of movie's villain, Edgar the butler.
1973 Robin Hood He enjoys the loyalty to the story, characters, romance, humor, climax, and action scenes, but wishes that the character of Maid Marian has more screentime, such as in the third act.
1977 The Rescuers He gives some praise to some of the characters and the questionable, yet creative story, but pans the character of Penny and the overuse of shallow cute moments and filler. He also addresses the film's infamous frame that shows a topless woman.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh He heavily praises the main character, supporting cast, positive atmosphere, fourth wall jokes, ending, and overall feel of reliving one's childhood. He also says that it's one of the few films that he enjoys more as an adult than he did as a child.
1981 The Fox and the Hound He praises the setup, friendship, climax, and overall delivery of the premise, but feels that the film would have worked better if it was more mature and less child-friendly, particularly if the character of Chief had died instead of being injured. However, like Bambi, he feels that the cute moments are well handled and worth sitting through to get to the harder moments.
1985 The Black Cauldron He criticizes the characters of Taran and Gurgi for being annoying, Eilonwy being a bad excuse for a princess, and the Elmer Bernstein score for sounding too much like his work in Ghostbusters, but admits that it's not terrible, praising the creative animation and noting that the film has no bad morals.
1986 The Great Mouse Detective He highly praises the animation, point of view, characters, relationship between the hero and villain, and climax.
1988 Oliver and Company He praises the song "Why Should I Worry?", the animation of the city, Cheech Marin's performance as Tito, and the villain's death, but feels that nothing else stood out, and thinks that The Land Before Time, which came out the same time, feels like more of a Disney film than this movie does. He's especially critical of the fact that the film makes the main cast of an Oliver Twist adaptation animals.
1989 The Little Mermaid He admits the flaws in the character of Ariel after seeing the Nostalgia Chick's review of the film, but likes her passion, the personality she displays when her voice is gone, and her romance with Eric; and feels that the supporting cast, storytelling on its own merits despite the changes from the fairy tale it was based on, animation, and songs more than hold up even today.
1990 The Rescuers Down Under He feels that it's a huge improvement over the first, praising the intensity, and better characters, action scenes, animation, and villain. He finds it ironic that this action-packed film is constantly overlooked while everyone seems to remember the mundane first film, which also showed in their Rotten Tomatoes scores. He also gives praise to the short, The Prince and the Pauper.
1991 Beauty and the Beast He feels that it's Disney's most perfect telling of a fairy tale, praising the animation, romance, characters, and songs, but has a minor complaint for the look of the Beast after he turns into his human form and the fact that his real name is never mentioned, though these are minor nitpicks. He cites that this is his favorite animated Disney film outside of Fantasia.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 4 on his list of favorite Disney films.

Note: In 2017, Doug and his brother, Rob, reviewed the live-action remake as Sibling Rivalry video. While they praise the casting and acting of Kevin Kline and Josh Gad, some of the new songs, some funny moments, and the design of the castle, they consider it a lifeless remake, criticizing the shot-for-shot scenes, the choppy pacing, and lack of personality from most of the characters, with special criticism for Emma Watson's performance as Belle as well as underuse of talented singer Audra McDonald.

1992 Aladdin This was his favorite Disney film as a child, but he began leaning a little bit more towards Beauty and the Beast & Fantasia as he got older. He still praises the style of the setting, animation, characters (especially the Genie and Jafar), romance, action scenes, and songs, but feels that some of the humor doesn't hold up and also takes note on the semi-modernization that was to be expected from a satire of the 1001 Arabian Nights
1994 The Lion King He feels it's good, but a little bit overrated. He criticizes the delivery of the message (despite liking the message itself), Matthew Broderick's and Jonathan Taylor Thomas's performances as both young and adult Simba (though he commends the latter for handling the emotional moments well), and the songs, except for "Be Prepared" and "Circle of Life," but gives praise to the characters and huge praise to the animation and scope. He also notes that the villain, Scar, while an enjoyable, great villain, becomes too simplistic after getting his power, which he commented before as the Nostalgia Critic on the Top 11 Disney Villains, in which he listed Scar as #9.
1995 Pocahontas He wishes that the film tried something new with its more standard story, and feels that the main characters and overall presentation are boring, though he admits that the animation is nice (despite finding the more realistic look of the humans a bit uncomfortable, especially compared to the stylized designs of something like Aladdin) and thinks the songs "Colors of the Wind" and "Savages" are both enjoyable (despite the former being preachy and the latter being racist). He's especially critical by the fact that the animal characters (Percy, Meeko and Flit) don't talk, stating that out of all the Disney films, having things in nature talk would actually make sense here, especially since there's a talking tree (Grandmother Willow).
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame He praises the loyalty to the book, characters, villain, animation, songs, effort, and scope, but feels that the plot is somewhat forced at times. He feels the romance between Phoebus and Esmeralda isn't interesting (though gives it credit for taking time with its development) and the gypsies' portrayal is confusing, and largely pans the characters of the gargoyles (though he would give them more praise if they were imaginary). Despite these flaws, he still singles out the film as one of his personal favorites from Disney, largely for taking risks and trying its absolute best to adapt a source material that was difficult to pull off.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 7 (tied with Up) on his list of favorite Disney films.
1997 Hercules He declares it one of the weaker films, considering it to contribute heavily to the decline of the Disney Renaissance after Pocahontas, he also feels that it was responsible for ending popular interest in the newer Disney movies and traditional animated films altogether, panning the style, story choices, forgettable songs, similarities to Aladdin, Superman, and Rocky, and rehashed characterization. While he praises James Woods' performance as Hades (even acknowledging that it is the only thing in this movie that is genuinely praised), he says he is still not enough to save the film.
1998 Mulan He praises the characters within the army, the comedic expressions, and attempts at culture, but feels that nothing else really works well, such as the main character and side characters (especially Eddie Murphy as Mushu), as he feels much of it has already been done before. He also pans the villain, Shan-Yu, calling him the most forgettable villain in any Disney film.
1999 Tarzan He feels that the main characters, animation, and several story ideas are great, but feels that Tarzan's inner turmoil could've been explored more. He also pans the songs by Phil Collins as well as Rosie O'Donnell's performance as Terk and in general (though isn't that critical of it, noting that she was not all annoying), the fact that the film introduces a villain (Sabor) which should have been the main, then replaces it with another (Clayton), and the fact that Clayton is a clichéd villain with no real depth.
Fantasia 2000 He praises the animation on all the segments for being some of Disney's best in years, and deeply praises the segments "Firebird Suite" and "Pines of Rome" (though he prefers the latter to be the finale, though says he's just nitpicking), but criticizes it for its celebrity appearances (in particular, Steve Martin and Penn & Teller) and the fact that some shorts (like "Carnival of the Animals") are childish compared to the shorts of original, but labels them as mostly "okay". He still overall considers it a good sequel to the original.
2000 The Emperor's New Groove At first assuming it wouldn't be good by the casting of David Spade (who he is not a fan of) as Kuzco, he admits that it's better than expected, but still found it overall just okay and saw it primarily because of its positive reception, praising the villains (Yzma and Kronk), the animation and some of the humor, but finding the overall premise and the idea of Disney doing a buddy road trip movie too routine for his tastes.
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire He likes it better than most, praising the animation, characters, and various story elements, but feeling that the villains' plot (as well as the fact their primary motivation is simply to get rich) gets in the way and fails to deliver the adult content it promised to its audience, primarily due to Disney's signature style and a few silly moments.
  • Doug previously put it at Number 8 on his list of films he liked but everyone else hates.
2002 Lilo & Stitch He admits that whilst it is a good movie with great animation, a unique setting, some funny moments, and relatively likeable characters, the character of Lilo and the story involving her and Nani's relationship are done so well that the rest of the film, while good, doesn't hold up to it. He admits he would've preferred if the film was solely about Lilo's story.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 9 on his list of favorite Disney films.
Treasure Planet He admits that the adaptation of the classic story has merit and the animation and designs are creative, with solid characters for good measure, but he believes that the film's mixing of futuristic technology and turn-of-the-century aesthetic feels cluttered and distracting noting that he'd have rather Disney had gone either for a classic retelling Treasure Island or gone all out for a full futuristic setting over the weird hybrid the film goes for. He also believes the film to be somewhat manipulative and trying to get kids to buy the merchandise.
2003 Brother Bear He feels that the film starts out and ends very strong, but seriously falters once Kenai has turned into a bear, at which point the story becomes predictable and boring. He praises the human characters, the animation, the culture and myths, the death of one of the main brothers, and the fact that the film doesn't contain a villain, but criticizes the use of modern speak by the animals and the character of Koda whom Doug finds annoying. He also comments that the soundtrack by Phil Collins also starts out well but gets much worse as the movie goes on (blasting a particular scene when Kenai tells Koda what happened to his mother which goes unheard and is replaced by Collins singing). In the end, Doug declares the film to be "so close, and yet so far" in that what it does well, it does very well, but is badly let down in other areas.
2004 Home on the Range He feels that the film fails completely, and ranks up there with Disney's absolute worst, ridiculing the pitifully standard plot, forgettable songs and extremely childish approach with the humor, writing, animation style, & characters, commenting that Home on the Range, unlike Disney's other efforts, appears to be aimed specifically at young children and noting that Disney should never have been behind such a terrible offering. Although he admits that Jennifer Tilly's performance as Grace can be funny, otherwise this film can be skipped.
2007 Enchanted He reviews Enchanted as it's a satire of Disney animated classics, both praising and panning its concept, feeling that it doesn't need to both parody and fall victim to the usual fairy tale cliches. He also gives praise to the characters of Giselle and Prince Edward.
2009 The Princess and the Frog He has mixed feelings about the songs (except for "Almost There" and "Friends on the Other Side"), especially from Randy Newman in general, and finds the plot too complicated for his tastes, but praises the characters (especially Tiana, Dr. Facilier and Lottie), animation, setting and the fact that the company releasing a hand-drawn animated film 5 years later. He also takes time to talk about the controversy regarding the fact about Tiana being the first black Disney Princess.
2010 Tangled He reviews Tangled for technically being a 2D animated film in terms of the core concept, heavily praising the story, character of the horse, and the animation on the King and Queen, but feeling that everything else is good, yet generic. He also takes issue with a common roadblock in voice acting where even great celebrities can still be recognizable in the role, and the songs for being poorly placed and too modern for the setting, and ponders why this film was such a success compared to its immediate predecessor.
2011 Winnie the Pooh He feels that it holds up as a sequel, praising it for having all the things that made the original so great, but wishing that it was longer and had more stories like the original. He also praises the songs, narration of John Cleese and the conclusion, but feels that the animation is too good; for example, he does mention Christopher Robin's human-like eyes but says it's only a nitpick.
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1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit He feels that while everything in the film works (except for the mystery element, as it's far too obvious who the villain is), what really makes it memorable is the fact that it was the film every child always wanted to see, with all the animated characters together, which gives anyone who watches it the feeling of being a child again. He calls it "a perfectly written love letter to our childhood".
1995 A Goofy Movie He admits that, while not among the best, it is still good for what it could have been, praising the artistry, relationship between Goofy and Max, romance, mature moments, use of modern technology, and the songs "After Today" and "Eye to Eye," though he is disappointed by the absence of Pete's family from the show, and makes note of some corny moments.
  • Doug would later review A Goofy Movie on Nostalgia Critic in 2017 where he stated that the movie gets better every time he watches it.
2000 Dinosaur He praises the trailer, but criticises the movie, calling the rest of it generic and cliched. He is disappointed by the modern-day talk (e.g. "The love monkey"), bland characters and setting, generic story ripped off by Moses and the fact that there are some dinosaurs that don't talk (such as the Ankylosaurus, who acts like a dog) while most do. He also wishes that it was more like The Land Before Time. However, he does praise the animation and live action mixing, gives some credit to some likeable characters, and concludes by calling it a film that "isn't bad" and doesn't have anything insulting in it.

2012: The CGI and Pixar films[edit | edit source]

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1995 Toy Story He praises the film for having a well written story, great characters and some funny moments. The only nitpick he has is how the physicality of the humans aren't perfect (especially Sid), but excuses it for being the first fully CGI animated film, and calls it a classic.
1998 A Bug's Life Although he finds the film to be generic and cliched with boring main characters, and use of the "liar revealed" cliche which he listed as #2 in his Top 10 Worst Clichés list, he finds the characters of the circus bugs to be enjoyable and the animation to be good. He also admits that he doesn't completely dislike the film, he just doesn't believe it holds up as a follow-up to Toy Story, nor does it on its own. He also confesses to finding its competitor, Antz, more creative with a similar premise.
1999 Toy Story 2 He applauds it for taking what made the original work and bringing it to a whole new level, with various themes on facing the inevitable and what choices to make, improved CGI animation, and emotional back stories (especially Jessie's). Although he's not a fan of Randy Newman, he praises the song, "When She Loved Me." He also praises the fact the film continues the story from the original instead of simply re-hashing it. In the end, he considers it one of the few sequels that is even better than its predecessor.
2001 Monsters, Inc. Despite believing that the film being based on an idea that had been done before, he praises the setups, the climax of the film, the relationship between Sulley and Boo, and story (despite finding it complicated), but admits that he could not get into the humor or the character development (especially with Billy Crystal and the villains) that the film had to offer (although one defense with the development of the villains is that they were supposed to be symbolic of the usual fear of monsters, which is what they were acting like).
2003 Finding Nemo He praises the characters, atmosphere, the moral being directed more to adults than children and having more drama in a family-orientated film than comedy, and praises the friendship of Marlin and Dory.
2004 The Incredibles Despite finding certain story elements all over the place and wishing for a more balanced focus on Mr. Incredible and his family instead of the former getting the most screen time than the latter, he still praises the realistic depiction of families, characters, themes, and action scenes. He also wishes that this movie would get a sequel instead of Cars.
2005 Chicken Little Despite acknowledging its good intentions, some of its effort, and praising the creative design of the aliens, he criticizes the main characters for being stock and cliché, the unlikable and unsympathetic nature of the supporting characters (particularly Chicken Little's father Buck Cluck), the bizarre story, and the confusing half-baked jokes.
2006 The Wild Despite taking note of the standard premise, annoying aspects, and obscurity, he praises the creativity of the characters, the villain's backstory, and the jokes (hit-and-miss as they were).
Cars He considers the film the biggest letdown from an animation studio that was doing so well, since the last film, The Incredibles, presented a full cast of cartoon-esque human characters as opposed to inanimate objects. He finds the concept of a world filled with anthropomorphic vehicles weird and feels that the story and characters have already been used in many other films (most notably Doc Hollywood). He does, however, find the ending heartwarming and says that the film does not really have anything bad for kids in it.
  • Doug previously put it at Number 10 on his list of movies that he hated but everyone else seemed to love.
2007 Meet the Robinsons He feels that it suffers from the same problems as Chicken Little, and criticizes the strange premise, bizarre designs, uncomfortable relationship between Wilbur and his family, and the terrible pacing due to the film never slowing down or taking a break. However, he gives some praise to some of the characters and humor, as well as the twists (though somewhat predictable) and heavily praises the moral ("Keep Moving Forward"), which he feels redeems the film.
Ratatouille Although he has similar criticisms as The Incredibles for the relationships between the characters, cluttered plot points, the character of Linguini, and lack of insight into supporting characters (especially the other chefs), he praises the character designs, voice acting, and most of all the atmosphere, which he considers the film's greatest strength. Special praise goes to the ending, which he considers one of the most perfect in cinema history.
2008 WALL-E He considers this to be Pixar's equivalent to Lilo & Stitch, in which he finds the first half involving WALL-E and EVE on Earth so powerful that it overshadows the basic spaceship utopia subplot taking up the second half, but he still enjoys it overall for the atmosphere, the two main leads, and moral about saving Earth. He's also confused by the motive of EVE was to find the plant when she attempts to destroy anything that makes a sound at first, and also including real-life humans in an animated film, where the humans were completely animated.
Bolt He praises the story, voice acting, characters, and cuteness but wants it to be funnier with more jokes. He says overall it's a decent film.
2009 Up He declares that this is his favorite animated Pixar film (despite his praise for the Toy Story films) and one of the best animated movies ever made, though Inside Out seems to have since taken its place. He praises the story for its mix of comedy and drama, the first ten minutes, the characters, its ability to make silly ideas like dogs that talk and fly seem credible, and its overall excitement. The only criticism he has is the age of the protagonist (Carl Fredrickson) and antagonist (Charles Muntz) at old age seen too close since they were years apart when they were younger.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 7 (tied with The Hunchback of Notre Dame) on his list of favorite Disney films.
2010 Toy Story 3 He praises the direction the film takes, having expected it after the second film, as well as the well-developed villain, great suspense, great drama, plenty of intense scenes, and plenty of funny scenes, but admits to a few nitpicks he had about the barely looked over omission of Bo Peep, the scenes in the daycare for being a little bit too dark and miserable and the film not having the right balance between humor and intensity (by a small margin). He also finds Andy giving away his toys individually at the end of the film to be corny, as it doesn't seem realistic (however, one small defense sees that the ending is actually a tad bit realistic, seeing how Andy had so much fun with his toys as he did back then, which represents the same to other people who had given away their toys). In the end, he still considers it a great conclusion to a great trilogy, and a great nostalgic film for everyone, but he just personally enjoyed the first two a little bit more.
2011 Cars 2 He considers it a poor sequel to what he considered a mediocre and overrated movie, heavily criticizing its premise, the confusing and complicated nature of the story, the unsubtle environmental message, the excessive amount of focus on Mater, the lack of screen time for other established characters, and the completely predictable and forgettable plot twist. He is especially outraged by the fact that Cars got a sequel, while better films, especially The Incredibles, were passed over. Despite the film's problems, he did find the Japanese toilet scene in the film amusing. He also didn't find anything that would be considered upsetting, just seeing it as something to keep the kids entertained for a while, which he feels that people don't expect from a Pixar movie.
2012 Brave Similar to Dinosaur, he praises the look and mystique of the trailer but finds the movie to be clichéd and rushed. He also criticizes it for using every other formula that Disney had done in the past (e.g. Brother Bear), when the trailer had made it appear that something original would have been brought to the table. However he admits he likes the mother-daughter relationship (something rarely touched upon in Disney), Mérida's design, some of the characters, humor, animation and the third act.
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2009 A Christmas Carol He has mixed feelings about this adaptation on the classic Christmas story (which already has many adaptations), praising the dark and suspenseful moments (particularly this film's depiction of the shadow of a certain character's fate, calling it the best part), some of the voice acting, Jim Carrey's "okay" performances for at least trying despite being easily recognizable and some of the 3D effects (which he claims are good on TV as well), but pans the overuse of dark elements (particularly the passing of the Ghost of Christmas Present), annoying overuse of certain voices and how the Ghosts are portrayed (expect the Christmas Yet-to-Come, which he enjoys the portrayal as a shadow).

2013: The Live-Action Films[edit | edit source]

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release
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1946 Song of the South He acknowledges why the film is so controversial that it's never received a home video release in the United States, though he does not find it extremely offensive, with the exception of the phrase "tar baby". He criticizes the uninteresting white characters, lack of emotional depth, and weak climax, but heavily praises James Baskett as Uncle Remus, the song "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", the animation, and live action and animation mixing that is along the lines of that in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and overall states that these virtues are what make the film worth seeing.
1954 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea He finds himself surprised at how adult the film is, particularly for a G-rated Disney film, praising the loyalty to the book, acting, character development, themes, effective mix of mature and child-friendly elements, and visual effects, though he acknowledges that the film is probably not one that everyone will be able to get into.
1955 Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier He considers it an entertaining condensing of the T.V. show's episodes, praising Fess Parker's performance, the likable supporting cast and the fact that it does not shy away from the harsher subjects, but acknowledges that it is a very romanticized telling of an actual person that clearly focuses more on the legends told about him than the truth, though he insists that this is part of the fun.
1956 Davy Crockett and the River Pirates He calls it an unnecessary and almost completely fictional sequel that focuses solely on the legend and calls the plots of the two stories lackluster, but feels that the film is well redeemed by Jeff York's fantastic performance as pirate Mike Fink, as well as continuing to praise Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen; he also points out some very funny moments and the enjoyable climax.
1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People He praises the film for its story, characters, and groundbreaking visual effects, (with the exception of an effect showing Darby O'Gill falling down a well and the hit and miss effect of the Banshee). He also acknowledges that the film isn't an accurate depiction of Irish culture, and criticizes the poor dubbing of the singing voices of Sean Connery and Janet Munro. He also states that the Banshee, which he had previously listed as number one on his Nostalgia Critic list, "The Top 11 Scariest Nostalgic Moments", is still very scary to him.
1961 The Parent Trap He considers the film OK, praising Hayley Mills' dual performances as the main characters, the likable parents and the impressive, if dated, split-screen effects, but feels that the first half is better than the second, feeling that the villain is unnecessary and dull. In the end, he calls the film harmless and worth at least one viewing.
1998 The Parent Trap Remake He has the same thoughts about the remake as he does with the original, praising the dual performances of Lindsay Lohan, the parents, and the improved effects, but is disappointed to find that little has been changed from the original, including keeping the villain.
1961 Babes in Toyland He feels the film doesn't hold up well, criticizing the odd, unfocused and dull story and uninteresting main characters, but praising the supporting cast, especially the villains, impressive production values, songs (especially the March of the Toy Soldiers) and climax.
1964 Mary Poppins He states that it's one of his most viewed Disney films due to it being one of the only English films in his family's possession while staying in Italy as a child, and heavily praises the story, acting (particularly Julie Andrews), characters, simple but strong themes, spectacular song and dance numbers (especially "Feed the Birds" and "Step in Time"), incredible production values, and plethora of memorable scenes, particularly the end scene of the father going to work, which he considers one of the best scenes in cinema history. However, he acknowledges Dick Van Dyke's obvious fake accent (though he insists that it's still a good performance) and feels that some scenes go on slightly too long.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 2 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks He considers it both a great companion piece to Mary Poppins (in that it has much of the same crew) and a great film on its own merits, heavily praising the story, characters, performances from Angela Lansbury and David Tomlinson, set pieces, songs, comedy, visual effects, and climax (though he does note the questionable use of Nazis that might offend some people). However, he criticizes the child actors (especially Roy Snart but finds Cindy O'Callaghan tolerable), although considers this a nitpick since they were not the main focus and the clichéd scene where Tomlinson leaves the others after a misunderstanding. He also advises viewers to watch the film's theatrical cut instead of the extended cut, due to the extended cut having some scenes go on unbearably long, particularly the Portobello Road sequence.
  • Doug would later put it at Number 5 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1968 The Love Bug He feels that it is an entertaining movie, especially considering the ridiculous premise and how seriously the film takes itself, praising the performances (particularly David Tomlinson as the villain), defined personality of the car, comedy, and driving scenes. However, he criticizes the length of the film and the fact that it becomes repetitive. In the end, he feels that while it is technically a bad film, it is worth watching if one can find even the slightest interest in seeing it.
1974, 1977, 1980, 1997, 2005 Herbie Sequels He reviews all the sequels and the remake together as he feels that all of them are essentially the same, and that none are terrible but none have anything that memorable in them, with the exception of a surreal dream sequence in Herbie Rides Again and the fact that the 1997 TV movie stars Bruce Campbell. He also criticizes the fact that Herbie: Fully Loaded gives the car facial expressions, which he deems unnecessary as the rest gave him personality without needing to do this.
1976 Freaky Friday He considers the film OK, praising the performances of Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris and the comedy, but feeling that the film is somewhat dated and doesn't add anything not seen before or since to this type of story.
2003 Freaky Friday Remake He considers it superior to the original, praising the performances of Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis and feeling that the film tries more new things with the material, such as having the daughter in the adult's body try working and having the adult in the daughter's body try being in a band, as well as avoiding most of the usual clichés, except the ones needed to make the story work.
1977 Pete's Dragon He praises the performances of Helen Reddy as Pete's foster mother and Jim Dale as the villain, the animation on the dragon, the effects for when he is invisible, and the entertaining, if unfocused, songs, but criticizes the story for being all over the place and the dull main character, and feels that the film is too overblown and over the top for his taste.
1980 Popeye He considers it pointless and corny but underrated and good for what it could have been, praising the performances, laid-back tone, leisurely pace, atmosphere and songs, but criticizing the plot for being all over the place and at times ridiculous and feeling that the slapstick, while good, doesn't measure up to the cartoon, though he admits that it probably couldn't, considering when the film was released.
1982 Tron He admits that it can be cheesy and awkward and finds the plot unbelievably confusing unless one knows about computers, but heavily praises the themes and ideas, particularly the religious aspects, and the unique, if dated, effects and designs, especially the transitions between the cyber world and real world.
2010 Tron: Legacy He states that the plot is still complicated and confusing, but feels that it isn't smart enough to follow through with the ideas and themes presented like the original. Despite this, he still praises the effects, original designs, and action scenes, eventually labeling the film okay.
1985 Return to Oz He admits that the film can be creepy, particularly the Wheelers, but feels that it never goes too far. He also praises the cast of characters, effects and set designs, feeling that it has its own unique charm to it.
1986 Flight of the Navigator He praises it mainly for the massive buildup of the first half, especially the scene where the kid is hooked up to the computer (which he parodied in To Boldly Flee), but still likes the second half, as well as Paul Reubens as the computer. However, he feels that the main character does not act his age, believing that the role may have been originally written for a younger actor.
  • Doug later put it at Number 10 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids He feels that the film can be intense for kids, but is nowhere near as bad as critics thought. He mostly praises it for the sets and effects, saying that, while the kids are passable, the only memorable characters are Rick Moranis and Matt Frewer, also saying that the entertainment value generally comes from the effects.
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid He feels that the title might mislead people into thinking it's about something a little unexpected. Beyond that, he praises Rick Moranis's performance as with the first film, the effects and some of the jokes, but feels that it is too tame compared to the original and doesn't have much to it except the premise and visuals.
1991 The Rocketeer He praises the cast of then relatively unknown actors, likable characters, impressive effects (despite an overuse of green screen), exceptional balance between comedy and action, and accurate depiction of the 1940s, though he admits to being disappointed that the only actor that didn't have a career after this film is Billy Campbell, the main star, believing Campbell to be a good actor.
1992 The Mighty Ducks He admits that the film doesn't have anything terrible in it and praises the performances as well as some funny and atmospheric scenes, but feels that the story was tired and clichéd even when the film was released and that it also doesn't have anything particularly memorable in it. He also refuses to review the sequels due to them all being basically the same exact story.
1993 Cool Runnings He calls it an unbelievably corny and clearly inaccurate telling of a real life event, finding the villains and the side stories especially silly. However, he heavily praises John Candy and the likable main characters, and finds the film enjoyable for the corny moments as well as some inspirational moments.
1993 Hocus Pocus He finds the film's depiction of virginity offensive, so much so that he advises against showing it to kids. He also finds the story, humor and characters generic and boring, though he does praise the performances of Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as the villains and some of the visuals. Doug would later review this again as the Nostalgia Critic; in that review, he says that the virginity depiction is not as offensive as it was upon second viewing, and ultimately declares the movie to be the #1 Halloween Guilty Pleasure, though he still doesn't like it. He would re-review it with this new mindset in December 2015 as part of that year's Disneycember.
1993 The Three Musketeers He is surprised that the film isn't well remembered considering all the recognizable actors in it, though he notes that it's nothing that hasn't been seen before. He points out the plethora of cheesy 90s clichés, and finds the large number of side characters hard to keep track of, but praises Tim Curry, the attention given to all the characters, the action, and the comedy.
1994 The Santa Clause He gives praise to Tim Allen's performance, the look of the North Pole, and the fact that the elves are played by children, who bring more life to it than if they were played by little people, but finds the film generally unfunny and the plot generic, clichéd, and predictable.
2002, 2006 The Santa Clause Sequels He finds that both have massive flaws, but also have good things about them, though only likes the second. For the second, he criticizes the titular clause for being ridiculous, the unnecessary subplot about the son and the "misunderstanding" cliché, but praises the romance, villain, expansion on the North Pole, and inconsistent but often funny comedy, For the third, he criticizes the multitude of plot elements, the confusing final act that rips off a ton of movies and the film in general for being depressing and lacking in humor, though he does praise some good ideas and likable side characters. In both films, he continues to praise Tim Allen as a unique Santa.
1997 George of the Jungle He is surprised by how good the film is, especially considering how bad films based on cartoons usually are. He praises the performances given by the actors, the film's self-aware nature, in that it constantly acknowledges itself as a children's film and has fun with it, the humor, (although admitting some of it does not work) and the catchy theme song.
2001 The Princess Diaries He finds the film to be literally every cliché in the book with absolutely no originality or creativity at all, making for a dull and predictable film and finds it odd that the film doesn't focus at all on the actual running of a kingdom, but gives praise to the actors for trying their best with what little material they're given.
2004 The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement He considers the film so bad it's good, convinced that despite its rating, it would only appeal to very young children, positively criticizing the horrible writing, poor acting, absurdly obvious villain, bizarre romance, and once again completely ignoring the politics of the kingdom, finding each element hilariously bad. He also states he is considering reviewing the film on The Nostalgia Critic, which he did on August 26, 2014.
2003 Holes He considers it the surprisingly good film of Disneycember, praising the main story, effective tie ins to the back-stories, characters, acting, natural feeling dialogue, laid back tone, and small feel, though he feels the premise is somewhat strange, the editing can be poor, and the subplot with Henry Winkler is unneeded (though he is happy to find that the Winkler subplot does not play a big part in the film).
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl He does not consider it a masterpiece as many do, but is still very good considering the fact that it is based on a theme park ride. He praises the performances, comedy, music, and epic feel.
2006, 2007, 2011 The Pirate Sequels He considers them all about the same level of quality, in that they all have good action, humor, adventure and performances, but also have too much padding, are too long, the plots are too complicated and they have many confusing and annoying moments, feeling that the fourth film in particular feels like the movie that moviegoers thought the first film would be like.
2005 Sky High He's disappointed by how few people remember it, comparing it to an episode of The Simpsons and praising the highly original story, the decisions made in where the story goes, the likable characters (especially in how well they are written despite Disney usually writing teenagers poorly), cinematography, and comedy, though he admits that it does fall into some of the usual clichés and finds that the parents are too forgiving of the main character's mistakes.
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe He admits that he was worried when it came out that it wouldn't hold up, but is highly impressed, praising the loyalty to the book, characters, acting, relationship between Lucy and Mr. Tumnus, effects, epic feel, and ability to take such goofy elements (e.g. the beavers) seriously, though he feels that the religious symbolism is too obvious and finds the character and story arc of Peter dull, comparing him to Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.
2008 The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian He is surprised that so many people dislike it and thinks that it is as good as the first film, if not better, praising the darker story and tone, better story arc for Peter, discussions of strategy and politics, similar to Game of Thrones, Peter Dinklage's performance, themes of faith and temptation, villain, and more intense action scenes. However, he admits that he did not read the book and that he never knew that the first book was part of a series until much later, and understands that supposedly the film does not follow the book well; he also notes the use of a deus ex machina, though the first film had one as well.
  • Doug previously put it at Number 6 on his list of films he liked but everyone else hates.
2004 National Treasure He admits that he believed the film would be terrible considering how utterly ridiculous the premise is, but finds that it works because it takes itself so seriously, making for a very funny movie. He also praises Nicolas Cage's performance, that it feels more like an action movie than a Disney movie, and the scenes of the characters following clues and solving puzzles, feeling that the weakest part is the actual action.
2007 National Treasure: Book of Secrets He criticizes that the film is basically a rehash of the first film, with a similar story and similar stakes, and doesn't like that the characters start out at the beginning again with no money and not believing the main character, feeling that this aspect wasn't needed, but still praises the treasure hunting aspect, the kidnapping scene for being well handled, and the performances by Ed Harris and Helen Mirren, believing that the film is still good if one can get past the first 20 minutes.
2013 Saving Mr. Banks He praises the film's originality, its adult-oriented design, the performances from the cast (particularly Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, despite having initial reservations with his casting), and the accuracy of the characters. He notes that Walt Disney is depicted drinking, smoking, and even using profane language (albeit briefly) in the film, something unusual for a Disney film. However, he feels that the flashbacks are too whimsical and do not connect well to the main film, and that the ending is historically inaccurate. Regardless, he finds that the film is a step in a new direction for Disney and says that he really enjoys it.
By Popular Demand[edit | edit source]
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Film's Release
Film Review
1957 Old Yeller Having never seen it as a child because everyone spoiled the ending for him, he finds it is just as good as everyone says it is, praising the main actor, the realistic tone and the fact that the film sticks with it. He does however question some of the animal cruelty in the film.
1992 Newsies He admires the effort put into the acting, songs, dances and realistic sets and costumes, but feels that the movie seems more like a film version of a Broadway stage musical (ironic, as it has been turned into a Broadway musical), which seems a little over the top for the realistic tone the movie is going for, as well as the characters' stereotypical New York accents being very annoying and distracting.
2008 High School Musical 3 Having never seen the first two movies, as they weren't theatrically released and this was, he finds it just as clichéd as any other movie with high school teenagers, but oddly enough is entertained by its cheese factor more so than Newsies because the movie is at least aware of how silly it is. He also admires that it tackles the issue of high school seniors making decisions about their futures, as well as the impressive (at least for High School Musical) song and dance numbers.

2014: The Ghibli films & Overlooked Classics[edit | edit source]

Because Doug Walker did not have enough movies from Studio Ghibli to fill the entire month of December, he also reviewed other Disney related movies. Also, by popular demand, Doug and Rob also did V-logs of the Disney Channel's Gravity Falls.

Ghibli Films[edit | edit source]
Year of
release
Film Review
1984 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind As Miyazaki's second film, he sees it as one ambitious project as the film perfectly throw everything at the audiences along with the strong characters and their conflicts. He praises Nausicaä's personality and her strategies, the supporting cast, the film's scale, animation, atmosphere, story and the environment and backgrounds. The only criticism is that he wishes to know more about the characters (particularly Uma Thurman and Chris Sarandon) and would like to reduces the travelling scenes with more natural talking and character interactions.
1986 Castle in the Sky He heavily praises the film for all of its aspects, especially the setting and action. He also enjoys the characters of the air pirates, especially Dola. His only criticism (in his words more of a nitpick) was that the casting choice for Pazu in the English dub was a little odd.
1988 Grave of the Fireflies He admits that before he saw the film, he expected it to be a staunch anti-war film, but found he really liked the more ambiguous direction it took instead, himself seeing it as a battle between pride and ultimate survival. He praises the realistic artistic style, the character of Seita, and the relationship between the two siblings, admitting that it's an even more impactful film when the audience grows attached to the characters while still knowing their end fates.
  • He later put it at Number 5 on his list of favorite anime movies.
My Neighbor Totoro While initially stating he thinks the film is somewhat over-hyped, he finds it enjoyable, praising its charming atmosphere, characters, creature designs, the voice acting, and its relaxed nature. He states that he can understand why people may not like or understand the film as it lacks story or action, but he himself finds it really works to the film's advantage. He does however find criticism with the film's climax, finding it slightly forced and almost unnecessary. In the end, he states that while it's not one of his favorite Miyazaki films, he sees why Totoro has become so beloved to its following.
1989 Kiki's Delivery Service He finds the film similar to My Neighbor Totoro, in that it doesn't focus so much on story, but admits he connects with this movie on a stronger level, adoring its charm, characters (especially Kiki), and the atmosphere. He praises Kirsten Dunst's performance, and the flying scenes. However, he does criticize the casting of Phil Hartman as ill fitting, and the film, like Totoro, for having a forced climax, feeling it was even more so than the other film. He admits it is probably one of his favorite Ghibli films, finding it 'delightful'.
  • He later put it at Number 2 on his list of favorite anime movies.
1992 Porco Rosso While initially stating he doesn't understand why the main character is a pig (which he also criticizes for not being explored well enough), he praises the animation, the characters, humor, Michael Keaton's performance, the laid back nature of the film and the flying scenes.
1995 Whisper of the Heart He praises the film for telling a successful coming of age story and a teen romance that respects the main character. He also admits that while it has many corny moments, even those moments are incredibly likable. His only issue is that he feels the ending is too sporadic, and that it leaves off on an odd note, but he also praises the film for its voice acting, and mellow atmosphere.
1997 Princess Mononoke He enjoys the film for its lack of a definite villain and sophisticated atmosphere, but feels the film is a bit too long and could have had a larger environment to explore. He criticizes the character of Mononoke as too whiny and not very interesting but finds the other characters likable and well developed. He also praises the animation as some of Miyazaki's best.
2001 Spirited Away He declares the film to be one of his all-time favorite films, praising the characters, animation, atmosphere, voice acting, and especially the creativity in the designs and setup, considering how unoriginal a lot of Hollywood movies are today. He does criticize that Yubaba's twin sister doesn't have a very creative design, but admits that is extreme nitpicking. Plot flaw: He mispronounces Sen's name as "Zen" and even forgets to mention that her real name is "Chihiro".
  • Doug previously placed it at Number 13 on his list of favorite films.
  • He later put it at Number 1 on his list of favorite anime movies.
2002 The Cat Returns He observes that the film has a similar feeling as The Princess Bride, but is able to have its own sense of charm. He praises Anne Hathaway's performance, as well as the other casting choices (especially Cary Elwes, who appeared in Whisper of the Heart, and Tim Curry), the animation, and the connections to Whisper of the Heart. He does however feel unsettled by the choice of Andy Richter to voice a character that was clearly designed as a female, having watched the Japanese version of the film before the dub.
2004 Howl's Moving Castle In response to his infamous comment at the end of his Ponyo review, he considers it Miyazaki's weakest film, due to a lack of focus and unclear character motivations leading to a confusing plot, but still praises the visuals, characters, and ending, feeling that Miyazaki at his worst is still better than someone like Michael Bay at his best.
2006 Tales from Earthsea He heavily praises the opening, Timothy Dalton's performance, the plot for being much smaller than other fantasy films, even comparing it to Game of Thrones, the villain, the constant feeling of impending doom and the buildup, but finds the final act underwhelming and the ending confusing. Though, he doesn't state that the ending made him hate the film, thinking that it might be setting up a sequel.
2009 Ponyo Having already reviewed it as the Nostalgia Critic, he sums it up as weird but cute, criticizing the plot as being nonsensical (though he feels that may have been the point) and throwing too much unexpected developments at the audience, and the characters' nonchalant reactions to the events, though he does praise the likable characters and the visuals as well as the film's charm.
2010 The Secret World of Arrietty He praises the characters, conversations, and look and scope of the world, but feels that the ending is rushed, which he feels is in a lot of Japanese films.
2011 From Up on Poppy Hill He feels that it's a film that he should hate, due to its incredibly clichéd story, but admits that the characters, visuals, and especially the spot-on voice acting more than make up for it, and acknowledges that even the story is well handled for what it is.
2013 The Wind Rises He considers it a risky (due to its debatably inappropriate story) but solid final film for Miyazaki (if it's even his final film; he previously said Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away would be his final), praising the main character, animation and romanticized yet effective depiction of true events, comparing it to Tombstone in that respect, though he feels the romance is a little forced, one of his usual nitpicks. He also admits to having been surprised to find that he was so invested in the film that by the time he started to wonder when it would end, it was already almost over.
  • He later put it at Number 6 on his list of favorite anime movies.
Overlooked Classics[edit | edit source]
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release
Film Review
1979 The Black Hole He praises its atmosphere and the overall mood, as well as the robot (Maximilian) for adding to the film's dark atmosphere. He notes that the effects don't hold up well and that most of the actors (particularly Roddy McDowall and Anthony Perkins) don't give good performances. He also criticizes the plot devices that go nowhere, as well as the obvious similarity to other sci-fi films like Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey, and its unclear message at the end. He does give the film credit that it attempted to be more dialogue focused than other sci-fi films, but overall concludes that it isn't a good film.
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes While he praises its dark atmosphere and the performances by Jonathan Pryce and Jason Robards, he considers it a good but not great film, due to its slow story, underplayed creepy imagery, and non-creative use of its atmosphere.
1980 The Watcher in the Woods He considers it a genuinely scary film and heavily praises the atmosphere and cinematography, though he finds the acting from the main character subpar.
1990 Dick Tracy He lends high praise to the film's costume design, art direction, cinematography, and Al Pacino's performance, but feels that nothing else about the film is memorable, overall stating that it goes style-over-substance.
1993 The Nightmare Before Christmas Though he admits the film has little in the way of story or character development, he considers that part of its charm and still finds it a great film to watch over the holidays, heavily praising what story it has, the songs, Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington's singing voice and the stop-motion animation.
1990 DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp Though he acknowledges that it's basically an overlong episode, he points out that the episodes by contrast were basically short movies, and still finds the movie entertaining, praising the story, characters, loyalty to the show, and animation. However, he finds the character of Dijon less than politically correct.
1996 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) He likes it about the same as the animated version, noting that while there was no reason to remake it as a live-action it does a decent job and admits it even does a few things better like not having the animals talk and getting decent actors to play the human roles. Special mention goes to Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil, Doug noting that her performance is completely over-the-top to the point she makes other Disney villains look tame (even comparing her to Tim Curry and Christopher Walken) and yet he finds her hilarious and commends her for doing her own thing with the role and going all the way with it. In brief, he finds the film "100% serviceable" in that people who want to see it will get everything they want out of it.
2012 Wreck-It Ralph While acknowledging that the film doesn't have as many real video game characters in the whole movie like the advertisements did and that the ending climax is a little run-of-the-mill, he finds these to be small nitpicks, praising the memorable characters, great voice acting, and clever setup and jokes.
2013 Monsters University He considers it the Pixar equivalent of Meet the Robinsons where the message is better than the story. While praising the film's ending, a few character designs and says it isn't bad for kids, he finds it disappointing that the film went the prequel route instead of the numerous sequel possibilities that Monsters, Inc.'s ending provided, and criticizes its straight use of the clichés of 1980s college films when he instead hoped that the film would satirize them. He actually feels that the Monsters University short film Party Central was better than the movie itself.
2013 The Lone Ranger He feels that, had the film been released before the Pirates of the Caribbean films, it wouldn't have been so hated, and says that he expected it to be a lot worse than it actually was. He gives some praise to the performances of Johnny Depp (though he questions the casting) and Armie Hammer and the creative look of the film, but criticizes the bland, generic villains, over-complicated plot, unnecessarily long running time of 149 minutes and some bizarre scenes (like the villain eating a man's heart and Depp working in a museum as a wax figure for no reason).
2014 Maleficent At first finding it okay, he now considers it to be terrible, panning the butchering of the original's story and characters (particularly the three good fairies), Sharlto Copley's performance and unoriginal story that was already done to much better effect in Wicked, Once Upon a Time, and Frozen, though he does praise the design of the title character and some of the effects, admits that Angelina Jolie is decent, and feels that most of the cast do the best with what they are given.
  • Doug would later review Maleficent as the Nostalgia Critic in 2018.
2013 Frozen Despite feeling that the film has been over-exposed since its release, he still declares it to be one of his favorite Disney films of all time, heavily praising the characters, the animation, the gorgeous settings, the clever humor, the subversion of clichés from previous films, and the music that tells the story properly (unlike many other Disney musicals). However he does criticize the rushed back-story of Anna and Elsa (especially since it doesn't show or explain how the latter got her powers), but isn't that critical of it and states that it's worth it to get to the best parts.
  • Doug later put it at Number 6 on his list of favorite Disney films.
1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol He praises the set design and atmosphere, though he notes that he feels the film is only a 'decent' Muppets film in that it tries to focus more on telling the story than being funny. He's mixed on Michael Caine's performance as Scrooge; while he doesn't think that his performance is bad, noting that he does show a lot of passion while he's singing some of the songs (even if he's not the best singer) and that he does have the proper threatening look for the part, he feels that he doesn't quite capture the emotional turmoil that the character goes through in the story, especially in the scene where he finally breaks down and changes his ways. In the end, though, he says that it's a film that the whole family can enjoy.
2014 Big Hero 6 After so much hype, he considers it the most "okay" film he's ever seen, calling everything- characters, action, and visuals- nothing spectacular and at the same time, nothing terrible but okay. He finds the minor characters and city dull though he likes their design. He also feels that the film is too predictable, especially considering what superhero movies have been doing recently. However, he admits to liking the character of Baymax and his relationship with the main character, Hiro Hamada, and believes it would've been much better if the movie focused on their relationship instead.
1987 The Brave Little Toaster While not considering it phenomenal, he still considers it highly enjoyable, especially taking into account its title and odd premise. He praises the likable main cast, memorable supporting cast, animation, songs (especially "Worthless") and surprisingly large amount of effective silent and scary scenes.

Note: This film is listed in his Top 11 Nostalgia Critics I'll Never Do list

By Popular Demand[edit | edit source]
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release
Film Review
1994 Pom Poko He heavily praises the likeable characters, unique plot, and solid animation, but feels it's too high of a body count and takes note of an unusual concept where the heroes fight using their genitals, though he praises the English dub for calling them pouches.
2014 Into the Woods He feels that it does an adequate job of adapting an incredibly difficult story, praising the performances and heavily praising the look and atmosphere, but criticizes the inconsistent tone and some of the choices made in adapting the play.
2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya He gives high praise to the creative story, relatable protagonist and atmosphere, but feels that it drags a lot more than needed and that the animation style, while great, limits much of the potential creativity, stating that the opening and ending are the best parts.

2015: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, & Overlooked Films[edit | edit source]

Because Doug Walker did not have enough Star Wars and Marvel Cinematic Universe films to fill the entire month of December, he also reviewed other Disney-related films, including Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, and Tomorrowland. Notably, all the popular demand films (which were postponed until February due to the Fair Use controversy) were box office failures.

Marvel Cinematic Universe[edit | edit source]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
2008 Iron Man He praises the story, Robert Downey, Jr.'s performance as Tony Stark (Iron Man), the character of Stark, the parallels between Stark's character arc and Downey Jr's real life story, the action, and side characters, but has mixed opinions over the villain and the second half of the movie, saying that while it's not bad, it's not as engaging as the first half. He also takes special mention of the scene after the credits.
2008 The Incredible Hulk He considers it better than the Ang Lee film, but still only considers it okay, praising the depiction of the backstory of the character, the acting and the post credits scene for confirming the films to come, but criticizing the lack of exciting things for the Hulk to do, plot elements that go nowhere and confusing villain plot.
2010 Iron Man 2 He feels it's better than people say, praising the way it capitalizes on the potential of the original's ending, the still enjoyable main character, the performances of Robert Downey Jr and Mickey Rourke and the action, gadgets and comedy, but criticizing the lack of focus, plot elements that go nowhere and Sam Rockwell's character for being another clichéd, generic businessman villain like Jeff Bridges in the first movie, summing it up as bad, but enjoyable.
2011 Thor He considers it better than he expected, praising Kenneth Branagh's direction, the massive scope, design of the world and characters, Chris Hemsworth's performance, and the evolution of the character, but criticizing the "fish out of water" story and clichés (although he gives it a bit of a leeway), side characters, and action scenes.
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Like Thor, he considers it better than he thought it would be, considering it an entertaining adventure movie and even comparing it to The Rocketeer, which has the same director and setting, praising the depiction of the setting, likeable main character, design of the suit, supporting cast, avoidance and subversion of most clichés and handling of what clichés there are, but criticizing the Red Skull as just a standard villain.
2012 The Avengers He considers it well worth the buildup, as it gives the audience exactly what they want and seems to be a celebration of being a superhero movie, praising the performances, even considering Mark Ruffalo a good replacement for Edward Norton, massive amount of stuff for each character to do, interactions between the characters, and action scenes, but says the plot is a little bit lazy, though he acknowledges that no one, including himself, went to the movie for the plot.
2013 Iron Man 3 He understands why people are so torn about it, praising the action scenes for being much better than the first two films, as well as the epic scope and usual enjoyable aspects of the films, but criticizing the numerous bizarre story choices, particularly Stark challenging the villain, giving him his address, and not having a defense plan, which he declares the dumbest decision a superhero has ever made and the villain being, once again, a generic evil businessman. However, he defends the infamous twist involving Ben Kingsley's character as being unexpected and amusing, though he can see why it would anger comic fans.
2013 Thor: The Dark World He considers it a massive disappointment, even wishing for another "fish out of water" plot after this, heavily criticizing Natalie Portman's increased involvement, Kat Dennings' painful performance (even comparing her to Jar Jar Binks), the awful comedy, boring villain, setting and plot, downgraded visuals and lack of emotional investment for the audience, but praising the scenes with Thor and Loki (even saying at one point that Loki's comedy in the movie is the only thing that got laughs out of him, which is why he's disappointed that he's barely in the film) and the creative climax.
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier He states that this is what he expected from Dark World, a sequel that's filler for Avengers 2, but puts as much effort as possible into the product. He heavily praises the original telling of the highly standard story, development of the main character and the emotions he's going through, the strong emotional involvement for the audience, more screentime for the relatively underused Black Widow, atmosphere and action. His one criticism is of the lack of screentime and development for the titular villain, though he considers it a minor nitpick.
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy He finds it weird and goofy but highly entertaining, considering two of the main characters are a raccoon with a machine gun and a tree, and the comic's lack of popularity. He praises the humor, acting, effects and action but notes the plot that's just filler for future movies, pointless side characters, dull villain (feeling that Loki seems to be the only enjoyable MCU villain) and the character of Gamora for not having much of a point, though his only real criticism is the pacing, particularly the poorly placed emotional scenes.
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron He considers it, in many respects, better than the first, even admitting to prefer watching this over the first, praising the fact that it takes all the good elements of the original and ups the ante, as well as adding some scenes of solid character development. However, he feels that most of what's in the film was already in the first film and wishes that it gave us more new stuff. He also notes the weak plot, though he once again shrugs it off, as the original also had a weak plot.
2015 Ant-Man He finds that he enjoys it more than most, heavily praising the cast of characters for breathing new life into a story and clichés that have been done to death, as well as the visual effects, creative ideas (particularly in its depiction of the suit's mechanics) and action scenes, especially the climax. He also admits to looking forward to seeing what's done with these characters in future films.
Star Wars[edit | edit source]
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Film's Release
Film Review
1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope He considers the huge praise for it to be slightly overblown, yet understandable, admitting that he wasn't introduced to the franchise the usual way. He criticizes the plot holes (but couldn't care less about them as it's a fantasy), some weird acting and corny dialogue, but gives huge praise to the characters, mythology, the way it draws on its inspirations, the groundbreaking effects, and the fact that it has something everybody can enjoy.
1980 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back He considers it the best of the films, heavily praising the risks it takes with its darker tone and slower pace, more three dimensional conflict, more menacing villains (particularly the upgrade in threat of Darth Vader), the legendary twist for blurring the line between good and evil, the way it depicts the Force as a philosophy, and the effects (especially Yoda).
  • Note: He would later, as the Nostalgia Critic, declare it as Number 1 on his "Top 11 Movie Sequels" list.
1983 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi He feels that it's treated a little too harshly, as it has some of the best elements of the films and calls it a good, if not solid, conclusion to the trilogy. He defends the scenes with Jabba the Hutt and the Ewoks as pointless but entertaining, even liking the idea of nature defeating technology, and praises the character of Jabba, even suggesting that he and his gangsters should have been on Endor instead of the Ewoks, even go as far as suggesting that an alternate Battle of Endor between the Imperials and Jabba's gangsters would've been a cooler concept. He goes on to also praise the effects, Ian McDiarmid's performance as Emperor Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious), and the dramatic scenes, especially when Luke is with Vader and Palpatine, though he does criticize the countless pointless detours.
1999 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace He admits that he knew from the trailers that it would be bad and so was unsurprised when the film received mixed-to-negative thoughts. He heavily pans the overcomplicated plot, annoying and/or boring characters (especially Jar Jar Binks and Anakin Skywalker), wooden acting and dialogue, childish comedy, offensive racial stereotypes, and overuse of CGI. However, he gives some praise to the look of the worlds and the updated sword battles and even defends the infamous concept of midi-chlorians as making some sense in a spiritual sense, though he still finds it insulting. He also finds the fan reactions and how they've changed over time to be the most amusing part of the film and commends George Lucas for trying to bring his vision to life on his own, even if it failed.
  • Note: This film is listed in Doug's "Top 11 Nostalgia Critics I'll Never Do" list, and Doug later put it at Number 4 on his Nostalgia Critic list of worst movie sequels.
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones He considers it the worst of the films, since it makes most of the same mistakes as the first (though he commend the less screentime for Jar Jar) and, while the previous was at least spectacularly bad, this is just boring. He criticizes the incoherent plot, due to the incessant political and war talks that are impossible to follow, terrible dialogue, weak romance and goofy moments (especially the idea of a 50's diner being in the universe). He also has mixed feelings on Yoda's duel with Count Dooku, saying it looks cool, but doesn't really fit the character, and notes that the only good performances come from the British actors (something that was true of the original films) while the others try their best with the material and fail. He also notes that both this and Phantom Menace are unneeded, as Revenge of the Sith tells us all we need to know, hinting that his next review of that movie will be more positive.
2015 Sibling Rivalry: Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Doing this as a Sibling Rivalry-styled review along with his brother Rob, they both praise the story, characters and action scenes (though Doug only finds the latter okay) as extremely good and feel that the series' universe feels fully realized for the first time, but have a mixed feeling about the film kind of repeating things from the original trilogy. They also criticize the look of Supreme Leader Snoke and the confusing politics and debate the use of CGI and the climax, with Doug finding the latter underwhelming and Rob finding it the best part of the film.
2005 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith He considers it the best, or least bad, of the prequels, praising the fact that the story and character emotions are actually easy to follow, the action scenes, cinematography, the fact that the focus is where it should be and the fact that it actually looks and feels like a Star Wars film. However, he still criticizes Anakin's transition to the Dark Side as being rushed, the poor acting and dialogue, goofy moments (particularly the infamous scene where Darth Vader shouts NO!) and plot threads that go nowhere. In the end, while he does still consider it a bad film, this is the only prequel he doesn't mind watching again because of the good stuff in it.
1997-1998, 2004, 2011 Star Wars: Special Editions He considers the changes hit and miss and understands why so many people get angry at them, particularly changing the resolution of Han Solo's confrontation with Greedo in A New Hope (since the 1997 edition) and the appearance of Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker's Force spirit at the end of Return of the Jedi (from the 2004 edition), but doesn't mind any of the changes at all, as he likes a lot of the details added in several scenes, and it grants him the opportunity to compare and contrast versions, though he finds it irritating that these are the only versions available and the original versions aren't on DVD or Blu-ray (especially the latter).
Overlooked Films[edit | edit source]
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Film's Release
Film Review
2011 The Muppets He considers it both a touching send up to the beloved characters and a brutally honest depiction of how they're seen today, heavily praising the mix of nostalgic and new elements, puppetry and characteristics of the Muppets, comedy, songs, and balance between humorous and emotional moments. However, he finds some of the songs unnecessary, Walter to be a dull character, and the ending a major cop out, though he considers these nitpicks.
2014 Muppets Most Wanted He considers it a solid sequel and a clever rehash of his favorite Muppet movie, The Great Muppet Caper, noting that, while the first film took more chances and had more emotional scenes, this film holds up due to its tongue in cheek plot, solid comedy and memorable songs, though he understands why some people would find it underwhelming.
2002 Return to Neverland He considers it an unnecessary, but overly hated and actually enjoyable sequel, praising the voice acting, the main character Jane and her story arc, elements that remind him of better Peter Pan media (mainly Peter Pan and the Pirates and Hook), some good visuals and strong scenes. However, he finds Harriet Owen's performance as Jane hit and miss, though not too distracting, and criticizes the use of terrible pop songs and some weird ideas, like the crocodile being replaced with a giant octopus for seemingly no reason, while still admitting it's funny. Overall, he says that it's flawed, but is a pretty successfully done sequel, believing it to be nothing great but still pretty good.
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful He considers the hate for the film a bit overblown, praising the visuals, particularly in the opening, setup, and some solid individual scenes, especially the introduction of the China Girl. However, he still finds it a very uneven film, criticizing the generic and predictable "liar revealed" plot, pacing, and casting decisions (especially James Franco and Mila Kunis).
1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas He considers it not good, but okay and tolerable considering it's one of the infamous Direct-To-Video sequels, praising the performances of Tim Curry and Bernadette Peters, Curry's character design, the look of the world, and some good ideas, but criticizing the now bland main character, dull songs, and forced climax, feeling that, as the sequel to such a huge phenomenon he expected more but also could've been a lot worse.
2003 The Jungle Book 2 Beginning the review saying that after being surprised by Return To Neverland actually being a good Disney sequel, he was then reminded of the bad Disney sequels with this movie. He considers it a completely unnecessary and dull sequel to an already underwhelming film, criticizing the fact that, other than the opening and climax, the whole film consists of scenes meant to remind the audience of the first, as well as the boring new characters, romance, and songs, overuse of the signature song (despite it only being used twice in the film) and the fact that the whole story turns out to be unnecessary in the end, though he does praise the animation and voice acting. He is also frustrated that, thanks to these films, a loyal feature-length adaptation of the book isn't likely to happen, as the second live action remake seems to be modelled after the original.
2015 Cinderella He feels that it had potential as an update of the animated classic and succeeds in certain areas, praising the look of the film, development of characters that received little to no development in the original (like the Prince, the King, and the stepmother) and some good individual scenes. However, he feels that, in focusing on those elements, the filmmakers ignore the most important element, the main character, criticizing her characterization, story arc, particularly the opening, and lack of emotional depth. In the end, he recommends that anyone wanting to see an excellent telling of the story should instead watch Ever After.
2015 Tomorrowland He feels that the film's premise, about dreams without limitations, sums up its problems, as a film so filled with good ideas needs limitations in order to work. As such, he finds it very uneven, criticizing the opening, hit and miss acting and effects, lack of screentime and impact for the titular world, inconsistent tone and hard to follow technical and philosophical talks. However, he praises the character of Athena, what good effects there are, romance, action, humor, and some good ideas.
2015 Sibling Rivalry: The Good Dinosaur Doing this as another Sibling Rivalry style review with Rob, neither brother likes the film, though only Rob seems to outright hate it, as it had potential and squandered it (to which Doug finds his opinion hilarious). They praise the realistic backgrounds, the animation on Spot and a scene showing his backstory, but pan the generic story that almost every animated dinosaur movie since The Land Before Time and Dinosaur has used, stock characters, shocking shifts in tone, unimpressive and unfitting character designs, especially compared to the backgrounds, some bizarre ideas, and the fact that it doesn't seem suited for either adults or kids. They also note the troubled production history, which they feel contributed greatly to the messy finished product and the lackluster reception compared to other Pixar films (including its more superior predecessor, Inside Out).
1993 Hocus Pocus Re-Review He admits upon second viewing that he was a little too harsh on the film the first time. Though he still doesn't like the film, criticizing the weak story and jokes and bland characters, he finds that the virgin jokes are neither as frequent, nor as bad as he remembered and still finds the performances of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy to be very entertaining and the effects to be pretty good.
2015 Inside Out He declares it the film that usurps Up as his favorite Pixar film and one of his absolute favorite Disney films, calling it as perfect a film as you can get. He heavily praises the story, characters, balance between emotional and funny moments, relationship between the two main characters, visuals, unique message, realistic and relatable depiction of the difficulties of growing up and the fact that it takes a creative idea that's been done before and does everything that can be done with it. His only, very minor, nitpick is that he would have liked to see more funny moments. He also admits that he'd like to see a sequel to it, preferably one that goes the Toy Story route in showing the main human character grow up.
  • Doug previously put it at Number 3 on his list of favorite Disney films.
By Popular Demand[edit | edit source]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
2011 Mars Needs Moms He notes it as the film that killed motion capture and feels that, given the overall quality of the product, that's probably a good thing, heavily criticizing the lack of consistency between the corny title and the dark tone, generic setting, confusing story decisions, and waste of talented actors like Seth Green and Joan Cusack.
1996 Muppet Treasure Island He understands why it wasn't a hit like the previous film adaptation of a classic novel, The Muppet Christmas Carol, as there's less sentimental value and better tellings of the story, but still enjoys it for what it is, praising the loyalty to the source material, usual humor expected from the Muppets, songs (especially "Shiver My Timbers", which was on his list of favorite villain songs), score by Hans Zimmer and performance by Tim Curry as Long John Silver, even going so far as to say that he'd like to see Curry in a serious depiction of the character, though he does question the lack of screentime for beloved Muppet Miss Piggy, who also didn't get a lot of focus in "Christmas Carol".
2012 John Carter He finds it better than its abysmal reception suggests, considering it a fun dumb action movie and certainly better than the similarly themed Mars Needs Moms, praising the characters, dedication of the cast and crew to the project, visuals, relationships between the main character and Willem Dafoe's character and the dog, interesting ideas, strong emotional investment for the audience (or at least for him) and mix of action, comedy and drama, though he notes that the plot is nothing special and the supposed lack of loyalty to the books, though he hasn't read them and feels that anyone coming in fresh might enjoy it.

2016: The Direct-to-DVD Sequels[edit | edit source]

For 2016, Doug Walker decided to look at the Disney films his viewers have been asking him to review: the direct-to-DVD Disney sequels. While recognizing that the sequels have the reputation of being some of Disney's worst material in recent years, Doug hopes to find at least one that is legitimately good, and ends up finding a few, most notably 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure and Tarzan II, which he's surprised to find are legitimately good, especially since he's not a big fan of their predecessors. Since there are not enough sequels to fill the entire month, the remaining entries are the original direct-to-DVD Disney animated films. Unlike the other years, there isn't a "By Popular Demand".

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1994 The Return of Jafar Although he says the plot of the film is not that bad, Jafar's revenge scheme is a pretty good one, and considers Jason Alexander's performance as Abis Mal to be the best one, he describes it as awkward and rushed, criticizing Dan Castellaneta's performance as the Genie that pales in comparison with Robin Williams' performance from the first film (but admits that he clearly made an effort), the story focusing more on Iago than Aladdin, the lack of chemistry between characters, lackluster animation and songs (particularly the fact that some are sung by Iago, as Gilbert Gottfried isn't an actor he feels should be allowed to sing), the sloppy ending and the fact that a lot of what made Aladdin a great film fails to transfer over to the sequel. Special criticism is given to taking what The Return of Jafar was, which was the five episode pilot for the Aladdin animated series, and slapping a title on it so it has to be judged now as a sequel, instead of releasing and calling it a feature length presentation of the show's pilot episodes like other series in The Disney Afternoon, such as DuckTales and Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, has done.
1996 Aladdin and the King of Thieves He considers it a massive upgrade from the previous film, feeling that the filmmakers put more effort into it as it would be the end of the franchise and praising the return to focus on Aladdin, Robin Williams' return as the Genie, the far better animation (calling it impressive), and the fact that the story wraps up nicely in the end. However, he still finds it a mess, criticizing Aladdin and Cassim's story arcs and motivations, the scenes of connection between father and son which pales in comparison to other shows like Adventure Time and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the lack of point to a lot of the supporting characters (particularly Jasmine and the Genie), the overuse of jokes surrounding the Genie (even saying that the Genie hijacks the film when it should be focusing on other story elements and that it seems out of place), and the songs (except for "Party in Agrabah" and "Out of Thin Air") for all sounding exactly the same and feeling that overall, they tried to cram too much into this finale.
1998 Belle's Magical World He considers the film absolutely terrible feeling that little, if any, effort was put into it and panning the lack of a narrative (correctly guessing that the stories were originally episodes from a cancelled TV show), unimpressive stories, pitiful animation, misleading title and advertising (Belle is shown in her iconic yellow dress on the box art, but not in the movie), and the fact that it's clearly made for little kids and was made solely to capitalize on the success of its predecessors. The only remotely positive things he can say is that he finds two lines from Lumiere funny and when the animation tries to be cartoony, it's actually decent but only when compared to the extremely low standards of the rest.
1998 Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World He is shocked that the original, which a lot of people didn't like, got a sequel, but even more shocked that he found it better than the first. He praises the fact that, unlike the first film, this one's story and characters weren't predictable, along with Judy Kuhn's excellent singing, the depiction of the main character's adventures in England, the silent character of Uttamatomakkin, the romance, and the animation, particularly in the emotions shown on the characters' faces. However, he heavily criticizes the opening and the final act (starting with a bizarre scene involving "bear baiting") for being incredibly stupid, considering the middle to be the only part worth watching.
1998 The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Though, like most of the sequels, he feels the original didn't need a sequel, he actually enjoyed this one and sums it up as "OK" and "middle of the road", as viewers described it. He criticizes the often forced plot and the lack of effect on the story by the returning characters and the actors playing them, but feels that the animation (while nowhere near as good as the first) is still really good for a direct to video movie, and praises the new characters, parallels to Romeo and Juliet (especially since the first was similar to Hamlet) and even the songs (particularly "He Lives in You", "We Are One" and "Upendi").
2000 An Extremely Goofy Movie He considers the movie what he thinks of when he hears a direct-to-DVD movie and recommends it only for big fans of Goof Troop. While he likes how the characters of the bully and librarian are designed and animated, and some of the emotional scenes, he feels the movie wants to get a laugh without much effort, is confused by some of the scenes (particularly the snapping scene), and criticizes the predictable story, the ESPN and X-Games tie-ins and that the character Roxanne from the first movie was cut out, believing that a story about her relationship with Max could've worked as a sequel as opposed to this one.
2000 The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea He admits that he was interested in watching the film as he finds the story ideas very interesting, but feels that it's just going through the motions, squandering its potential and not connecting emotionally with the audience, especially compared to the original, criticizing the stupid story and parts (such as Ariel crossing her fingers during Melody's dance), generic animation, unmemorable songs, a forced comedic duo who he labels as "Sea Timon and Pumbaa", and the fact that Eric was pointless. He does, however, praise the characters of Melody and Morgana at times and Pat Carroll's performance as the latter.
2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure He feels that, out of all the Disney sequels he's reviewing, this one comes closest to the spirit of the original, though that's not saying much as he only thought the first film was OK, but is still impressed by how much effort is put into this film of all things. He praises the animation for being on par with the original, the slower pace, the quiet moments and the songs, and feels that the story, while clichéd at times, works well at others. However, he's confused by the ages of the main characters, as Scamp is a puppy but is clearly voiced by an adult and Angel's backstory and relationships with other characters are inconsistent with her supposed age, and criticizes some usual clichés, awkward lines and the forced climax. He also heavily criticizes the casting of Scott Wolf as Scamp as he finds it way too distracting and that the voice doesn't match the character.
2002 Cinderella II: Dreams Come True He considers it the most absolutely pointless Disney sequel, as no one cares what happens after "Happily Ever After" and so little effort is put into it anyway, summing the film up as a wasted opportunity and panning the premise, story structure (though he admits it makes it better than "Belle's Magical World", as here, there's actually a framing device), boring, generic and repetitive story lines, songs and some really stupid moments (particularly a scene where Cinderella literally says "Ew!" like a Valley Girl stereotype and a scene where Lucifer the cat is dressed as a Rastafarian). However, he does like the treatment of the character of Anastasia and the surprisingly good animation, though the latter irritates him as it should have been put into something more deserving.
2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II He considers it yet another sequel that didn't need to be made, as the first one ended perfectly in his opinion, and is absolutely terrible (although for different reasons than he'd expected after being warned this was one of the worse sequels). Major points of criticism are the stupid plot (mentioning that it contains the much-hated 'Liar Revealed' cliche), lame script, the fact that they are doing the same type of story as the original, complete waste of multiple talented actors, songs and inconsistent animation, feeling that TMS (the company behind Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series and Akira) was all wrong for this film, as they do harsh moments well, but not charming moments. However, he does give some slight praise to Michael McKean's performance as Sarousch (though he considers him to be a dreadful villain, especially when compared to Frollo from the first movie) and Carl Johnson's instrumental score.
2002 Tarzan & Jane Though he gives it credit for not even bothering to try to hide what he thinks it is (the pilot instead of unaired episodes of The Legend of Tarzan) and as such, isn't that bad, he still considers it a mess and a waste of time. He criticizes the poor framing device connecting the stories (similar to Cinderella II), the inconsistent way the stories are told, the stories themselves for being dull and repetitive, the voice cast for sounding absolutely nothing like the original (except for Olivia D'Abo as Jane), April Winchell as Terk, the animation (though he admits that it's good for a TV show) and some really bad lines.
2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure After going through many Disney sequels, he admits that the movie is actually the first good sequel he has seen, calling the movie charming, likable and actually has the spirit of the original film praising the animation, backgrounds, characters, voice acting, story (despite admitting that it has common sequel tropes), and comedy. He does, however, criticize the climax for not being as big as the last movie, but says the film makes up for it and was the first one that he actually wanted to watch until the end. Overall, he considers this to be an 'entertaining little film' which by Disney sequel standards is very high praise indeed.
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return He admits to having been entertained by the first third, due to the setup, cool ideas and creepy atmosphere, but was disappointed by the unexplained ideas and frustrated when the story goes nowhere and instead moves on to two completely unrelated stories, suspecting (again correctly) that this is yet another failed TV show pilot. He considers it the most disjointed of the sequels and finds the ending problematic as it doesn't adequately explain the dangers involved in the choice made. However, he does praise the expanded Atlantean lore, the replacement voice actors for doing decent imitations and the animation for being good for what it is, though it's still a massive downgrade from the first film.
2003 Stitch! The Movie He finds the film to be the inverse of the first, with the aliens being more interesting than the humans. He praises the premise, the creativity surrounding the aliens, the villains and some of the jokes, particularly surrounding the character of Pleakley. However, he's disappointed that the human characters are basically reduced to the background, and is especially saddened that Lilo and Nani are so watered down from the original. He also feels that the animation is weaker (though good for a TV pilot) and questions why some of the aliens have Earth accents (Jumba is Russian and Hamsterviel is German). In the end, though he didn't think much of it, he considers it good for what it is: a setup for the TV show.
2004 The Lion King 1½ He considers it to be solely for fans of Timon and Pumbaa, which he isn't, criticizing the title, generic story, poor story structure, pointless additions to many of the famous scenes from the original and the fantastic animation for being wasted on something like this, though he does find some of the scenes funny, likes the relationship between Timon and his mother, and even enjoyed some of the songs (especially Digga Tunnah). In the end, he prefers the TV show over this in every element but the animation.
2005 Mulan II Though he doesn't technically consider it the worst Disney sequel (Belle's Magical World has that distinction), he does hate it the most, as it's so thoroughly insulting and puts far too much effort into being so insulting and even admits that he blew out his microphone for screaming about this movie so much. He heavily pans the incredibly idiotic plot, even going so far as to spoil the entire movie to show how ridiculous it is, the unlikeable characters (especially Mushu and Shang), the lack of memorable songs (except for Lesson Number One), the generic climax and the ending for seemingly dooming China in the name of true love without even acknowledging it. Even though he does praise the animation, he feels that it's too comedic, leading to some really awkward expressions (particularly in an uncomfortable and creepy scene where Shang is yelling at Mulan in an over-the-top cartoony way). He feels that the only nice thing he can say about the movie is that it made him better appreciate the original, which he previously only found OK, and encourages everyone to not watch the sequel (including children).
2005 Tarzan II He considers it another legitimately good sequel, even finding it not necessarily better, but arguably more enjoyable than the original. He heavily praises the treatment of the relatively simple story, the improvement on what he thought was the weakest part of the first film, the fact that it feels like it could actually belong in the original (unlike something like Lion King 1 1/2), the comedic and emotional scenes, the voice acting (particularly the fact that Rosie O'Donnell doesn't return to the role of Terk), the relationships, especially between Tarzan and Zugor, the villains, the animation (noting that it blends emotion and comedy better than Mulan II, despite having a similar tone), and even the songs, pleased that the film doesn't overuse them. However, he does note the inaccurate title, as it's not the second Tarzan film and is a "midquel" instead of a sequel. In the end, he's stunned that of all the sequels, this and Dalmatians II are the ones he considers to be actually good, but he's pleased nonetheless.
2005 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch He compares it to Tarzan II, as both feel more like sequels to the originals than their predecessors and both have smaller stories that mostly work. He praises the relationship between the two title characters, the fact that the likeability of the human and alien elements are blended much better than the first two films (especially for restoring Lilo to her unique self) and Dakota Fanning's performance as Lilo, but criticizes some awkward plot lines (such as Jumba's nonsensical attempts to hide the secret behind the titular glitch, leading to the infamous "misunderstanding" cliche and the poorly handled romance between Nani and David), some poor line readings, the backgrounds for not being as impressive anymore and the lazy cop out ending. In the end, he admits to enjoying it, mostly because of his love for Lilo & Stitch.
2005 Kronk's New Groove Admitting that this was one of the two films he was most warned about (the other being Belle's Magical World), he finds that he can't really get that mad at it, as for one thing, he wasn't that big a fan of the original and also, not enough effort was put into it for him to be invested one way or the other. Though he admits the animation is nice, he criticizes the completely forgettable plot lines, the waste of multiple talented comedians (especially the random appearances of David Spade) the plethora of bad and overused jokes, the dull slapstick and waste of potentially interesting ideas (like building up the idea that Yzma is still a cat, only to reveal that she just has a tail, feeling that having her remain a cat throughout the movie would actually have been funny). In the end, he sums it up as "in one ear and out the other" and "not the worst, just bad".
2006 Bambi II He admits to liking the idea of this film, as he loved the first film, though he questions the sense behind making a sequel to a film 64 years after the fact, and is impressed by how much effort the film puts into capturing the feel of the first film, feeling that it nails the artistry, story telling, tone, color scheme and pacing extremely well. However, he feels that its efforts, though successful, are too obvious, making them distracting (comparing it to 2010) and criticizes the story arc of the Great Prince (feeling that having him show vulnerability and uncertainty takes away from the mystery and majesty of the character but not in an awful way and praises Patrick Stewart's voice acting of the Great Prince) and the songs. He also questions some of the story choices like the film unnecessarily setting up the fight between Bambi and Ronno in the first film instead of just making him a fun bully and a weird scene where Man lures out Bambi with a deer call that sounds exactly like Bambi's Mother. In the end, he feels that it succeeds in what it attempts and is entertaining for what it is.
2006 Leroy & Stitch Though he notes that the animation isn't as good as the original or even Stitch Has a Glitch, he feels that overall, it ends both the film series and the TV series on a solid high note for what it is, commenting that, with most Disney sequels, it's been easier to judge them on their own merits than compare them to the originals or other sequels (using the example of not comparing The Lion King II to Tarzan & Jane). He praises the appearances of the various experiments, treatment of Lilo (particularly her relationship with Reuben and the return of Daveigh Chase), the villains, the humorous and emotional scenes, and the surprisingly excellent climax, though he does comment on a deus ex machina that saves the day, though shrugs it off as a nitpick. In the end, he's pleased that a film that he loves so much has sequels that, while not as good, keep to the spirit of the original and that the series ended on such a strong final note, summing the film up as "simple, but it works".
2006 Brother Bear 2 He questions why so many Disney films focus on people turning into bears, with this, its predecessor and Brave (none of which were very successful), and states that, in addition to again being completely unnecessary, it doesn't even have the solid opening and ending of the first film. He criticizes the plethora of clichés in the writing, humor and characterization, lack of originality and charm and incoherent world building (particularly in the human characters' treatment of Kenai as a bear since they should know his story), but praises the animation for being the best he's seen this month (though it irritates him that it was given to such a dull film), the pacing, the voice acting and the fact that there's no Phil Collins songs. In the end, he says that it's not as bad as Mulan II or Belle's Magical World and is mostly just dumb.
2006 The Fox and the Hound 2 He considers it another film that screams "cheap direct to video sequel", criticizing the complete lack of effort in trying to emulate the original (negatively comparing it to Bambi 2, which had a similar premise but actually felt like the original), the stupid story, the lack of investment in the characters (feeling that there was no need to make the Singing Strays animals and that they could replace Tod and Copper with any generic characters), the lack of substance and the fact that they took such a dull, generic film and turned it into a sequel to Fox and the Hound for what's obviously a cheap cash grab that's clearly just for little kids. He also feels that, unlike Bambi 2, there was no reason to make a midquel to the original and they don't do anything with it anyway, so it's a massive waste of time. However, he does praise the animation (though he's once again angry that so much effort was put into it when no effort was put into anything else) and a genuinely touching scene where Amos Slade and Widow Tweed run into each other while looking for their respective pets. In the end, he compares it to Mulan 2, as both are so awful that they make him appreciate their predecessors so much more.
2007 Cinderella III: A Twist in Time After hearing that this was one of the movies most praised, he calls it a fun and entertaining sequel, but admits that it's not exactly his favorite. He praises the exciting and crazy story, the animation for standing on its own (different from Bambi II), more background given to some of the characters such as the prince, the focus of the story being on the villains, and the fact that details from the previous sequel (which he didn't like) are added but criticizes the less than stellar opening, odd morals (particularly the one where touching one's hand determines whether or not they're your love, which sounds really dated), the overuse of climaxes (but admits they're all still fun), and Cinderella not going through a story arc and learning something (similar to Ariel's story arc in The Little Mermaid). In the end, he still considers the movie a fun, crazy, and entertaining sequel and does strongly recommend people watching it.
1999 Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas He considers it a small but enjoyable Christmas anthology film for little kids, praising all of the simple but entertaining stories (praising the twist in the first, feeling the second has a weak ending, and considering Mickey and Minnie to be the perfect stars of the third) as well as the surprisingly good animation, nods to other Disney products (such as having Angelique from Enchanted Christmas appear as an ornament on a tree), characters appearing in multiple stories to connect them and some genuinely funny moments (particularly a joke involving Goofy and Santa that he admits to having laughed really hard at).
2008 The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning He feels that, as prequels go, it had a lot of potential and as it is, it's OK for little kids. However, he ultimately considers it dull, criticizing the incredibly predictable and clichéd story (comparing it to that of Footloose), uninspired songs (questioning how the characters know songs like Jump in the Line when they live in the ocean in medieval times) and boring villain (feeling that she was clearly supposed to be Ursula and questioning why she isn't when everyone including him expected her to be and all signs point to her being intended to be)(though he does admit Sally Field has a good performance). However, he praises the animation as really good not just for a direct to video movie, but an animated film in general, is impressed that everyone, not just Ariel, looks nice, and notes the solid pacing.
2004 Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas He calls the movie a cheap knock off and a lazy sequel only made just for money. While he does praise some of the Christmas colors in the film and some of the jokes are funny at times, he criticizes the film's lazy and cheap animation compared to the first movie, the forgettable pop songs, the generic design of Santa Claus, and the film having too many stories which are all mean spirited, heartless and have poor morals (especially "Donald's Gift" which he compares to Christmas with the Kranks). Even though he says that it would be fine for little kids, he encourages people to watch the first movie instead.
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 He feels that this film tries to be a sequel to the original while at the same time being more loyal to the cartoon, but gets so much wrong on both counts that it fails. He also criticizes the poor acting, awkward line reading (though he feels that French Stewart pulls off emotional scenes well), most of the humor (but admits that he laughed at a scene where Dr. Claw's henchmen trying to pass themselves off as a band) and the effects for being even worse than the first. In the end, he considers it better than the first as the first film was painful and the sequel is just dumb and forgettable and says children might like it.
2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins He admits that he always wanted to see a show dedicated to Buzz' adventures as a space ranger and finds that, for what this is (a pilot to said show), it's actually good, at least for little kids. He finds the setup to be standard and the plot predictable, but also feels that it was meant to be that way, as the film appears to be an homage to classic Saturday morning cartoons. He goes on to praise the enormous comedic voice talent (especially Wayne Knight as Emperor Zurg), the comedy, the on point atmosphere and the camaraderie between the main characters. His only nitpick is the lack of effect the character of Booster leaves on the plot.
2004 Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers He feels that the film's opening, with a comic book that looks like the ones from the old days, sums it up perfectly, as both are simple, innocent and overall unimpressive. He states that it gives the audience exactly what it expects, from both the title and feature length Mickey Mouse cartoons in general (negatively comparing it to Fantasia, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas and The Prince and the Pauper short, as well as Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, as they all did far more with what they were given), with a very predictable plot and character motivations, lack of stand out funny moments and strange use of classical music in the songs. However, he does find the animation nice, but wasted on a film that's clearly just going through the motions. In the end, he feels that little kids will like it, but adults likely won't.
2008 Tinker Bell He questions why a character that's been around for so long suddenly soared (no pun intended) in popularity and feels that there's not much here for adults, but little kids are sure to enjoy it. He heavily praises the message about appreciating what you have (similar to Wreck-It Ralph and Nightmare Before Christmas) while still working hard to achieve your dream and gives praise to the animation for attempting (and in some areas, succeeding) to make this as epic and realistic as possible, the depiction of Tink's job and some good quiet, emotional and even funny moments (especially a scene where a piece of one of Tink's inventions accidentally hits a squirrel, making it walk off in tears). However, he finds the story very basic and more or less what would be expected, and feels that in the end, there's not much to the film. He also decides not to review the sequels, ironic considering the theme of the month. He then wraps up Disneycember by stating his surprise towards how many sequels were OK, enjoyable, or even legitimately good and that even the really bad ones mostly felt like some effort was put in, which is admirable.

2017: The Disney Channel Original Movies[edit | edit source]

For December 2017, Doug reviews the Disney Channel Original Movies. Even though they are after his time, he is curious about them due to their enduring popularity among those who did grow up with them and wants to see if he can enjoy any. Due to there being far too many for just 31 days, he's only reviewing the most famous and well known. It's unknown if he'll do a "By Popular Demand".

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1997 Under Wraps As the first ever DCOM, he's surprised to find that he enjoys it far more than he thought he would and far more than he should have. Though he finds the premise very standard and stupid and feels that the film slightly drops in quality in the second half, he gives high praise to the macabre sense of humor (especially in the opening and climax), more realistic writing and personalities of the protagonists, memorable side characters, some funny lines, the scenarios the character of the mummy gets into, the dual performance of Bill Fagerbakke as the mummy and the mom's boyfriend, and the effective Peter Pan parallel made by this casting.
1998 Halloweentown Though he considers the ideas and makeup of the masks somewhat creative and does praise Debbie Reynolds' performance as Aggie Cromwell and the special effects of Benny (though he criticizes a line that ruins the illusion), he finds the film to be what he expected Under Wraps to be and has no idea why the film got so many sequels, criticizing the look of the titular town, especially for a name that is the same as the setting of The Nightmare Before Christmas, the cliched characters, the bad acting (especially from the main character, as she is said to be odd, but doesn't once act it) and cheesy effects and costumes, summing the film up as "empty".
1999 Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century Though he considers the film dated (especially the effects and some of the references to modern day like Chelsea Clinton being president) and more for kids than adults, he admits that, as a kid, he would have loved it and even as an adult, he enjoys it. Though he criticizes the corny plot, poor acting (except from Holly Fulger as the Aunt and Gregory Smith as the love interest), and some annoying characters, he praises the main character, design and feel of the space station, some effective quiet moments, neat ideas, depictions of those ideas, and the creative scenarios the main character gets herself in.
1999 Can of Worms He considers the film absolutely insane and calls it one of the strangest things in general to be ever aired on the Disney Channel. He heavily pans the stupid story, over the top acting (especially from the main character), dumb characters, lack of plot development in the first half, and unexplained elements. The only praise he gives is to the designs of the aliens, if only for how bizarre they are. He declares it Santa Claus Conquers the Martians level bad and questions how anyone, adult or child, could legitimately enjoy it.
1999 The Thirteenth Year Similar to The Little Mermaid II, he finds the film unimpressive despite an interesting premise. He criticizes the amount of action going on throughout the story and the odd assortment of merman powers Cody gains, while commenting that the characters' behavior often seems off (such as Cody's mother doing nothing to try and reclaim him for thirteen years). While he finds Chez Starbuck's performance as Cody to be average, he praises Brent Briscoe's performance as Big John Wheatley, a role similar to ones he has played in other movies like A Simple Plan. Overall, he considers the film largely forgettable.
1999 Smart House Having chosen this to review over Princess Protection Program based on viewer recommendations, he finds that the film is legitimately good for a DCOM. He particularly praises the believability and relationships of the main family, LeVar Burton's direction, the actors' performances (especially Katey Sagal as Pat), and the film's handling of issues such as the loss of a loved one, though he acknowledges that the writing and effects are corny and nitpicks a couple of uncreative scenes.
2001 Zenon: The Zequel Though he does praise the updated effects and a scene involving Zenon and Nebula confusing airlock door controls for a game of Pong, he feels the movie has nothing else to it and considers it what he thought the first movie would be like, criticizing the annoying characters, rehashed plot, unimaginative looking aliens, and the hard to follow dialogue and scene layouts. He especially criticizes the fact that no one believes Zenon that aliens exist (even after they see it for themselves) and that they don't have simple technology to prove it.
2001 The Luck of the Irish He considers it exactly the kind of silly movie that he loves. He praises the story for taking full advantage of its premise, the clever writing and ideas, the acting for making the less than stellar jokes work, the treatment of Irish lore (even if it's not authentic), the effects for being impressive for a TV movie and the camera work. However, he wishes that there was more of a focus on the fantasy element and finds the final act slow and less exciting.
2001 Jett Jackson: The Movie He praises the film's clever premise, ideas, and humor, but questions whether it accurately represents the original series (which he has never seen).
2001 Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge He feels the movie's visuals, effects, acting, and ideas are significantly improved from the first film, though he also feels the sequel is limited in scope, with too few locations visited and too few creative monster designs shown (except in the climax). While he does not find the film phenomenal, he still considers it a decent Halloween movie for kids.
2002 Cadet Kelly Though he notes that he isn't the target demographic, he feels that the actual people this is meant for could do worse. He criticizes the generic story, the lack of explanation as to why the main character goes to boot camp, Christy Romano's performance, and weak climax, but feels that the idea of where Kelly comes from, the family dilemmas, the emotional scenes, the treatment of the military and the bittersweet ending make up for it.
2003 The Even Stevens Movie Having never watched the show and knowing that a lot of people hate it, he feels that, if this is an accurate representation, he's glad he never watched it. He finds the premise, acting (feeling that most of the actors are good at humorous shouts), some of the jokes and the climax and epilogue are funny, but are ruined by the majority of the jokes failing, the terrible writing and direction, the irritating sound effects, and the painful music.
2003 The Cheetah Girls He considers this the DCOM he hates the most of the ones he's viewed so far and compares it to Jem and the Holograms and Mamma Mia!, heavily panning the contradictory message (how the music industry is bad for manipulating people, even though the titular group also manipulates people); the overuse of giggling, screaming, and catchphrases in the dialogue; the way the main characters constantly seek attention for themselves; the dumb ending (even going so far as to spoil it); and the fact that the film seems to care more about promoting the titular group than telling a coherent story. He feels the film is terrible for kids and wonders why the Cheetah Girls could not exist solely as a band without having a movie made about them.
2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time Having actually seen some of the movie's parent series, he feels the film maintains the show's clever humor (even if it does not always work, though he admits it usually does). While he does not think there's much to the story, he feels the emphasis was meant to be more on character-based humor than plot. He goes on to praise the animation of the action scenes, the voice actors' performances, and the villains, with his only nitpicks being that the main character is a bit of a blank slate (though he thinks she is meant to be a surrogate for the viewer, similar to Superman) and that Ron Stoppable's voice can sometimes be grating. He recommends both the film and the original series, saying that watching the latter may help viewers appreciate the former more, but is not required to enjoy it.
2004 Zenon: Z3 He considers this the worst and most pointless of the Zenon movies, heavily criticizing the lack of passion and effort put into it, the characters of Dasha and Selena, the many nonsensical plot elements, and the downgraded effects.
2005 The Proud Family Movie Though he admits that he never really saw the parent series despite making a joke about it in his Nostalgia Critic review of Disney Afternoon, he considers the movie crazy in all the right ways, praising the weird story that actually makes sense, the charming and likable characters, Tommy Davidson as Oscar, the animation (particularly the stills, which he compares to the work of Chuck Jones), and the relationship between Penny and Oscar.
2005 Twitches He is surprised to find that the film is not nearly as bad as it could have been, pointing out the similarities (both good and bad) between it and stars Tia and Tamera Mowry's previous collaboration, Sister, Sister, and commending the actors for doing the best they can with the poor writing (particularly Pat Kelly and Jennifer Robertson, who he finds amusing; and Patrick Fabian, who he finds charming despite playing the obvious villain). While he criticizes the effects used to create the Darkness, he does like the small touches the film adds (such as the twins' powers being stronger when they are in close contact) and the maturity with which it tackles certain subjects (such as Alex's hesitance to meet her birth mother after losing her adoptive mother).
2006 High School Musical Much like the third film, which he reviewed in 2013, he considers it corny and stupid, but likes that it seems to know that it's those things, calling it this generation's Saved By The Bell. He praises the treatment of the very cliched story, such as the depiction of the difficulties of popularity, the character of the theatre teacher, the fact that, despite there being several musical numbers, the titular musical isn't actually the focus and isn't even shown, and the creative ending. However, he finds the villains bizarre, criticizes the cop out climax and finds the film overall dull, comparing it to Newsies, which this series' director also did, though he notes that he's too old for the film.
2006 The Cheetah Girls 2 He finds it to be an improvement from the first film, praising the sequel's small moments, two musical numbers, and greater use of proper dialogue. However, he still considers the film dull and forgettable, criticizing the clichéd, sometimes overlong and nonsensical plot, as well as the constant focus on the titular band, even when it isn't warranted (such as during Chanel's mother's wedding); though he does think the film is okay for kids who simply wish to put themselves in the main characters' place.
2004 Halloweentown High He places it between the first and second films in terms of quality. While he again feels there are not enough creative monster designs (though he appreciates the moments when they do appear), he finds the writing decent and the actors' performances believable (with the exception of Joey Zimmerman, who he finds one-note as well as criticizing his character's story arc). He admits to being disappointed that the film is not set at a school in Halloweentown (as the title led him to believe), but was still invested in the story and feels the film's message about basing one's opinion of a large group on the actions of a few people is even more relevant at present than when the film was first released.
2005 Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama He finds this film has less comedy than its predecessor, but also feels more cinematic (whereas he felt the previous film was more of an overlong TV episode). He praises the development of Kim and Ron's relationship; Ron's role as a legitimately helpful sidekick (despite him being occasionally annoying); and the film's homages to Batman and James Bond, which he feels pay tribute to their sources while still remaining true to the feel of the show. While he prefers to watch the first film for the comedy, he thinks this serves as a fitting finale for the series (as it was originally intended to be).
2006 Return to Halloweentown He criticizes the film for borrowing heavily from other sources, particularly Harry Potter, and for suddenly introducing time travel in the third act. However, he also feels the performances and dynamics of the main family have held up well over the course of the series, while showing his appreciation for the smaller details that help flesh out the setting. He calls the film mostly harmless and innocent, deeming it suitable for fans of the series.
2007 High School Musical 2 He heavily praises the opening as the best thing in these movies so far, praising the visual joke at the beginning, the choreography, the huge scope and the cinematography. He also finds some of the jokes very funny, especially the climax. However, he considers the rest of the film just OK, feeling that the premise would be done better in the third film, finding the drama and songs dull, and criticizing the slower, meandering pace and the fact that there is no musical in the plot, just a talent show.
2007 Twitches Too He is surprised to find that he likes it just as much as the first, praising the fact that there's not as many annoying lines and that it feels like its own movie, as well as the pacing, atmosphere, family dynamic, dramatic moments, more cinematic feel and creative elements the fans will like. However, he still finds the effects bad, though they've improved for the most part, and notes that, like Return to Halloweentown, it steals elements from Harry Potter, as well as The Lord of the Rings, but has enough new elements to make it its own film.
2008 Camp Rock He considers it so hilariously bad that he starts the video trying to contain his laughter while talking about it. He feels that it hits every cliche in the book, from the opening, which misuses the cliche of a character being sad that they can't go somewhere they want to, only to later (or in this case, immediately after) learn they can, to the plot, the characters, the individual scenes, and the infuriating fact that there are no consequences in the end. He also criticises the Jonas Brothers' terrible acting and the songs, though he admits that Demi Lovato's acting is pretty good.
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie Having once again never seen the show, he's pleased to see that it's not needed to follow this and finds himself enjoying it. Though he notes that the plot is very cliched and the climax comes out of nowhere and feels pointless, he gives high praise to the acting (especially Steve Valentine) and the camaraderie between the family members (comparing it to Malcolm in the Middle), and also praising the comedy, dramatic moments, visuals, and creativity.
2010 Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam He considers it even worse than the first film as, while that one was so bad it was good, this one is bland, manipulative, hypocritical, and insulting to its audience for suggesting that it understands the message it's trying to convey, while representing everything that's the opposite of that message. He also heavily pans the incredibly dumb plot, the completely dull characters, the terrible acting (especially noting a scene where a character flatly says the line "Graham Crackers!" and Demi Lovato's much weaker performance, though he finds Chloe Bridges as the villain's daughter enjoyable), the fact that the villains are more sympathetic than the heroes, and the pointless songs.
2011 The Suite Life Movie As yet another movie based on a show he hasn't seen, he's glad he didn't if this film is any indication of its quality. He criticizes the misleading title (there are no suites in the film and the leads, whose names are in the show's title, don't have them in the title of this), lack of humor (especially noting a repeating joke where a character mishears the words "mammal" and "camel"), the bland performances (though he finds the villain and girlfriend entertaining) and the slow pace. In the end, while he doubts any adult will like it, he feels kids will love it and, while not the best product for them, it's at least better than something like Cheetah Girls and Camp Rock 2.
2011 Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension While he has, again, never seen the original series, this movie makes him curious enough to want to check it out. He feels he can still figure out most of the show's running jokes while also appreciating the surreal, fast-paced humor. Though he finds the characters' designs somewhat off-putting, he praises the animation of the action scenes in the climax.
2015 Descendants Though he praises the actors and director trying their best with the material they've been given and does find it better than Cheetah Girls and Camp Rock 2, he considers the material in the movie absolutely stupid, criticizing the tonal inconsistencies, the stupid story, the botched message, the famous villains for being absolutely nothing like their animated counterparts with the exception of their costumes (especially Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent, whom he considers worse than Angelina Jolie), and some of the song numbers (particularly an R&B version of Be Our Guest).
2017 Descendants 2 While he found the first film generally bad, he simply finds the sequel strange. He particularly criticizes the opening musical number, which doesn't connect with the story; and the final half hour, which continues after the obvious climax and features mostly conversation, as well as a less interesting second climax with a confusing message. As with its predecessor, he does applaud the dance numbers, sets, costumes, and attempts to explore and develop the characters; though he still feels the film does not do as much with the characters as it could have and wonders why the story needs to relate to Disney villains at all. He deems the film largely harmless and thinks fans of the first film will enjoy it. In the end, he's pleased to have found some enjoyable films this year and likes that, despite being manipulative, most of them at least try to give kids something worthwhile to watch.

2018: All Around "By Popular Demand" multi-themed month[edit | edit source]

On January 4, 2018, Doug announced on Facebook that 2018's Disneycember Theme will be an all around "By Popular Demand" month. This will include recent Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars Movies, and any other Disney Direct-to-DVD Sequels and Disney Channel Original Movies.

DreamWorks-uary[edit | edit source]

In the month of February 2013, Doug Walker of That Guy with the Glasses reviewed the DreamWorks animated movies except for Puss in Boots which he already reviewed and Rise of the Guardians whose DVD had not been released until two weeks after the month concluded. However, he already reviewed both movies when they came out (like with Wreck-it Ralph).

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1998 Antz He finds the story and the moral clichéd, and is surprised by the presence of Christopher Walken as Cutter (although he praises the rest of the voices, saying they're cast perfectly), but he also praises the creativity, writing, characters, and animation (although he admits by now it looks dated). In the end, he says it's probably better for older children than adults.
The Prince of Egypt He praises the animation and atmosphere, music, characters, and story. He enjoys most of the celebrity voices, though he admits Martin Short and Steve Martin as the high priests, as well as some of the jokes, are too cartoonish, but understandable due to the target audience being families. He enjoys the music, particularly the instrumental score by Hans Zimmer. Although he says the film's tonal shift can be jarring at times, he says that he plans on watching it a million times more.
2000 The Road to El Dorado He praises much of the film, but his biggest complaint is that the Prince of Egypt-styled animation is "too good," in that it could have been taken to a more cartoonish level to better match the comedic tone of the film. He also finds the songs unmemorable (except "It's Tough to be a God," which he feels is as annoyingly catchy as "Hakuna Matata"). His praise is mainly reserved for the writing and characters, even comparing it to The Princess Bride.
Chicken Run He puts it into the "okay" category, mainly because of the "liar revealed" cliché that takes up a good bit of the third act. However, he enjoys the creativity, animation, memorable characters, and good lines.
2001 Shrek While praising its message and some of its funny moments, and finding the villain humorous, he admits that he didn't like the film as a whole. His main problem is that most of the film is just dialogue with random non-jokes ("I'm makin' waffles!") and boring conversation. He also chastises the misunderstanding between Shrek and Fiona near the end as being just as bad as the "liar revealed" cliché. He says that he expected much more before seeing it, didn't consider it nearly as special as everyone else thought it was, and is slightly disturbed that it's considered a children's film by some. However, he ends the review by hinting that his review for Shrek 2 will be much more positive.
2002 Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron He says that the movie is "good, but not great." He says the fact that the film is good at all is very impressive, considering that the horses don't really talk except for a voice-over narration and that the film doesn't shy away from the darker elements of its subject matter. He admits that he can see why the soundtrack by Bryan Adams may be off-putting for some while also admitting that he enjoys it himself. He says that in the end, it comes down to personal taste. He admits that he doesn't really go for the Western genre, but is still glad he saw the film. He ends by praising the characters, great animation, pretty scenery, and maturity to let images tell the story instead of words.
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas While finding the main character fairly boring in general and noting that some things such as modern phrases & CGI creatures stick out too much, he says that the movie as a whole was a fun and decent enough action adventure movie. He likes that the love interest was an ambassador who actually does things as opposed to a princess who just looks pretty. His biggest praise goes to the villain Eris, loving her fluid animation and creative choices in designs and actions (in spite of finding Michelle Pfeiffer's performance to be fairly hammy), stating that the film was worth watching for that alone.
2004 Shrek 2 While thinking the first Shrek is overrated, he finds the sequel a lot better and considers it one of the best comedies ever made, heavily praising the funnier jokes, more memorable characters, the more legit romance between Shrek and Fiona, the climax, and the animation.
  • Doug previously put it at Number 6 on his Top 10 Favorite Comedies list.
Shark Tale He claims it as probably the worst animated movie from DreamWorks. He heavily pans the use of random puns and unfunny catchphrases. He especially hates the use of celebrity voices, the design of the characters resembling their respective voice actors (especially Oscar, whom he only refers to as "Will Smith Fish", and who he finds an unlikable protagonist as well as finding the design extremely creepy), the overall lack of likability in general, the use of the "liar revealed" cliché and overall finds the film boring and dumb. However, he admits that he liked some of the actors (mostly Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro).
2005 Madagascar Admitting that he avoided Madagascar at first because of the cheap-looking animation, he finds the film to be quite good, praising the animation, humor, and the surprisingly unpredictable plot. He admits that he thought he had the film pegged in the first few minutes, thinking the plot would be a typical fish-out-of-water story with the "liar revealed" cliché, but was surprised to find that there wasn't one at all, and that the plot about Alex the lion trying to fight his instinctual urges was one he hadn't seen before. He found this story much more creative and felt it was strengthened by the camaraderie of the characters. While not considering it a classic, he says that he is glad he saw it and is looking forward to watching the sequels ("as long as there are more penguins").
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit While praising the characters of Wallace & Gromit as well as the animation and humor, he notes that it oddly feels less epic than the shorts as an audience would expect something grand in a feature-length movie, while a grand epic scale would be more of a surprise in a 30-minute short with a lower budget. He also dislikes the villain, saying he is much less interesting and threatening than those from the shorts. However, he admits that he laughed more often throughout the film than he did through any of the shorts and that it's still very fun. He ends by saying that Wallace & Gromit fans should like it and that those who are unfamiliar with them should probably start by watching the shorts.
2006 Over the Hedge He considers the film to be a real disappointment. He dislikes the story, the "liar revealed" cliché, and believes that most of the jokes aren't good enough to make up for that. Despite having a talented ensemble cast, he feels the actors don't deliver the amount of humor they should. He praises the animation, the film's ending, and some of the characters (like Hammy the Squirrel), but still thinks it's a boring and predictable film overall.
Flushed Away He finds the film very enjoyable. He praises the animation, the witty humor, the voice acting, the chemistry between the main characters, the adventure plot, and the creativity of the world that the film creates. He also mentions that it was this film that made him realize that the appeal of DreamWorks's animated films was in their "out-of-the-box" ideas and humor. He appreciates how this film takes strange and creative ideas and not only makes them interesting and enjoyable, but interesting and enjoyable for a wide audience. Taken down because of copyright claims, but it was reuploaded in audio-form only on YouTube.
2007 Shrek the Third He considers the film a giant step backwards from the second film. He criticizes the rehashed villain, clumsy dialogue, the awkward characters, inconsistent pacing, and unfunny jokes(whilst admitting that the idea of a medieval high school is promising). He admits that the characters of Arthur and Merlin get a laugh every now and then, but he says that the multiple story-lines are jumbled thanks to unfocused characters and a lack of good humor. He compares it to the first film, saying that the plot just moves along aimlessly and that there are rarely any jokes. However, he considers it a step down from the first film, saying that Shrek at least had a good set-up for a story, a decent heart, some funny jokes, and a good moral. He says that Shrek the Third has none of those things; he considers it the weakest of the Shrek franchise and encourages people to skip it.
Bee Movie He mentions his hate for bees after being stung as a child, but finds the movie to be creative, the voice actors to be very likable (even Matthew Broderick, considering that he's not a fan of him) and the story to be surprisingly well done. Though he admits that the movie can be lazy at times, as some plot points are left unfinished, and that some of the puns are bad. Special praise is given to the animation though, as he says he might have missed out on seeing it in theaters.
2008 Kung Fu Panda He calls it the "ultimate never-judge-a-book-by-its-cover" movie. He admits that when he first heard the title and first saw the trailer, he thought it was going to be awful, but after seeing it, he was shocked by the funny and likable characters, and beautiful colors and visuals. He considers it to be one of the best films by DreamWorks, even comparing it to Shrek 2. He praises the movie's atmosphere, animation, moral, sense of humor, balance of comedy and drama, fighting sequences and characters. The only negative thing he says is that he finds the villain a bit weak (despite praising the voice acting, design and backstory), but just considers that a nitpick. In the end, he calls the film "wonderful," and urges people to see it.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Although he despises the title for using "2" in the place of "to" as he finds it to be hypocritical, he finds the film funnier than its predecessor. He says that the film knows what to do with its characters, keeps fresh jokes coming, and keeps a funny and fast pace while also keeping its heart. He praises the animation, comedy, and style, but admits that the film has its low points. He doesn't find Melman the giraffe or Gloria the hippo's story particularly interesting, and finds the villain unfunny (though he says Alec Baldwin does a good job as the character). However, he praises Bernie Mac's performance as Alex's father, calling it heartfelt and genuine, and admits that he got into Marty the zebra's story. He ends by praising the film for knowing when to continue old jokes, when to bring back old characters, but also knowing when to put in new material and up the ante. He encourages people to see it (while admitting that if one wasn't a fan of the first one, this one might not change their mind).
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens While admitting that some of the characters are not as memorable (specifically the Missing Link and Dr. Cockroach), the human animation looks strange, and some of the jokes are not thought out well, he praises most of the characters (especially the main character Susan and the President played by Stephen Colbert) and the creative setup and action scenes.
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Although the film contains a lot of clichés that he usually hates (the outcast kid [Hiccup] who becomes popular, the father who has a prejudice and won't listen to reason, and modern day talk in a fantasy world), he praises practically every aspect of the film. He adores how the film takes every one of the aforementioned clichés and puts a new spin on them and therefore makes them work. He praises the creativity of the world, especially the design of the dragons, as well as the animation and music, saying that the flying scenes are unbelievable. His biggest praise, however, is that the film is very genuine in its emotion and that it takes the time to develop its characters to where the audience genuinely cares for them. The only criticism is the confusing plot point about the dragons serving a giant dragon, but he says it's more than made up by all of the other aspects of the film. He considers it to be one of the best DreamWorks films and the single best 3D film he's ever seen, even in 2D.
Shrek Forever After While saying that it's not nearly as good as the second film, he admits that it's not as bad as the third film. He admits that he got involved in the plot and wanted to see where it would lead. He also enjoys seeing how the characters are used in the alternate universe and enjoyed the villain, Rumpelstiltskin. However, he has two major complaints. One is that, like the first film, this one doesn't have many jokes, and although he appreciates the straightforward approach to telling a story, he considers it a weak approach to a comedy. His biggest complaint is about the scene where Shrek admits that he wishes he'd never saved Fiona from the tower, which he finds way too out of character and mean-spirited. He says that it's an "okay" film, if completely unnecessary.
Megamind He says that it "sort of" takes a new approach to a genre that has become overdone (superhero parodies), and that it has a few good dramatic moments, but overall is something that everyone has seen before. He enjoys the characters and the dialogue-driven plot, saying that the conversations between the characters are well done, but he isn't impressed with the action sequences. His two major problems with the film are the lack of jokes and the fact that the "damsel in distress" stays a damsel in distress while all of the other characters go through some sort of major change. He considers it a missed opportunity of what could have been done with the character. Still, he thinks it's a good film and definitely worth watching.
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 He considers this to be both a superior sequel and a perfect film, praising every single aspect. He also applauds it for taking what made the original work and bringing it to a whole new level, by upgrading the characters, jokes, action scenes and the drama to the point where there are tearjerker scenes, and the fact that the story kept him guessing for the most part. In addition he heavily praises the villain, Lord Shen, saying that he has a fantastic backstory, a great design and a devious voice (yet he still manages to get a few funny moments, which he considers to be perfectly balanced out). He does admit that he was upset that when this movie came out people went to see The Hangover Part II, which he considered to be a rehashed sequel to an already not so great film. In the end he hopes there will be a third movie since the end hints at a sequel, and says that if people liked the first movie, they'll love this one.
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted The final review for DreamWorks-uary. He praises this film as the best of the Madagascar series, saying it is constantly hilarious while also being heartfelt and sentimental. He widely praises the characters, especially Frances McDormand as the villain Captain DuBois and Martin Short as Stefano. He doesn't even mind the inevitable "liar revealed" cliché, saying that it isn't overdone and actually works in the context of the film. He also enjoys the surprising twist that takes into account all of the things the characters have been through throughout all three movies. The only thing he has a slight problem with is that the film was obviously meant to be shown in 3D and therefore has some very weird shots, but he finds it visually stunning at other times. He feels that the film has perfected the formula of the series, and admits that films like this one made him glad that he decided to do DreamWorks-uary. He ends by saying that he hopes to see such great work from DreamWorks Animation in the future.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Walker appeared in character as the Nostalgia Critic, alongside LittleKuriboh, as Yugi Mutou from Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series in a promo for Kami-Con 4.[12]
  • Doug Walker has a brief cameo in the Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.[13]
  • Doug made a guest appearance as the Nostalgia Critic in the "Everything Wrong With How the Grinch Stole Christmas - With Nostalgia Critic" video by CinemaSins on December 16, 2014.[14]
  • The Nostalgia Critic appeared alongside the Nostalgia Chick (Lindsay Ellis) in a crossover review of The Chipmunk Adventure on her web series on April 28, 2012.[15][16][17]
  • The character made a guest appearance on Cinema Snob's review of The Passion of the Christ on October 19, 2015. Walker also played the role of Luigi. One year later, The Critic and Snob would crossover again, in the Dear Santa review.
  • The character made a guest appearance on Shark Jumping's review of Glee.
  • The character made a guest appearance on Phelous' review of Child's Play 2 and 3.
  • The Nostalgia Critic was featured alongside the Angry Video Game Nerd in the background of episode 5 of the anime The Unlimited - Hyōbu Kyōsuke in 2013.[18]
  • The Critic made a guest appearance in the Honest Trailers episode "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Their Shells". He made trailer narrator Jon Bailey watch even worse TMNT related productions and talk show appearances.
  • The Critic also appeared in a crossover review of the official comic adaptation of Batman with Linkara.
  • The Critic made a crossover review with BennettTheSage's review of the Speed Racer Movie.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20070917075921/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdNirqoAnLk&mode=related&search=
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20071116064104/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw7WLSjrYdo
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20080221183017/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0__UIZt-Xs
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20080209113400/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxVX4JXUXCw
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