November 27th, 2023 | 54 mins 46 secs
70s, animation, holiday, kids, tv
We kick off the holiday season at the IMMP with a Rankin/Bass Christmas classic: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.
September 4th, 2023 | 52 mins 25 secs
70s, animation, kids, live, scifi, tv
Recorded live at Nan Desu Kan 2023 in Colorado, this special episode takes on STAR BLAZERS -- the Americanized version of Leiji Matsumoto's SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO, and the object of Matthew's first anime fan geek-outs with his middle school friends, way back in the 1970s.
February 6th, 2023 | 1 hr 2 mins
2000s, action, adventure, animation, disney, kids, millennial strikes back
Ian takes over the podcast to lead a discussion of an action-adventure tale that had a deep impact on his young movie-loving mind: Disney's ATLANTIS: THE LOST EMPIRE.
November 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 1 min
70s, animation, fantasy, movie, tolkien
More than two decades before Peter Jackson made the world believe that New Zealand is Middle Earth, animator Ralph Bakshi gave us an ambitious and deeply weird adaptation of Tolkien's THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
November 14th, 2022 | 44 mins 12 secs
70s, animation, kids, musical, tolkien, tv
Tricksey hobbitses! In this episode Ian and Matthew discuss Matthew's junior high Tolkien obsession, and specifically the 1977 Rankin Bass animated version of THE HOBBIT.
September 19th, 2022 | 57 mins 42 secs
2000s, 2010s, animation, comedy, flash animation, millennial strikes back, online media
Ian takes over the podcast to share the most influential show from his youth: HOMESTARRUNNER.COM
September 5th, 2022 | 43 mins 35 secs
60s, animation, kids, live, scifi
IMMP versus Gigantor, live from Nan Desu Kan!
June 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
50s, 70s, action, adventure, animation, fantasy, harryhausen, movie
The IMMP sets sail with Captain Sinbad! Three different Sinbads, as a matter of fact.
March 21st, 2022 | 52 mins 32 secs
animation, comedy, disney, kids, millennial strikes back, mystery, tv
This week Ian takes over to talk about Disney's middle-school police procedural.
July 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 4 secs
2000s, animation, kids, millennial strikes back, movie
POKÉMON 3: THE MOVIE. Or POKÉMON THE MOVIE 3. Or SPELL OF THE UNOWN: ENTEI. Or... listen, this movie has a lot of titles. But we’re here to find out what it meant to Ian, and why. And does it still hold up?