S1E20: Incredibles 2

Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons undermine their entire podcast series by recording their final regular episode on 2018’s “Incredibles 2.”

They talk about how it changed from their first viewing last summer, what happened to Mirage, how close we were to seeing Frozone’s wife in the movie, the frank adultness of much of the film, Brad Bird’s political commentary, the character shading hidden in the names of the movie’s foils, why the best villains are usually right, Jack-Jack’s 17 superpowers, Usher’s cameo in the movie, and much more.

On this episode, they also unveil the FINAL OFFICIAL Natural Selection rankings and seeding for the upcoming tournament to determine the greatest Pixar movie of all time.

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S1E19: Coco

Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons sing their hearts out in the second to last episode of Season 1 of Natural Selection for 2017’s “Coco.”

They discuss why the movie’s title had to be changed in Brazil, how it got past China’s Communist censors, Disney walking right into controversy early in production, the original plans for the film’s plot, THE MUSIC, the concept of Third Death (!), where Hitler lives in the Land of the Dead, the different uses of “Remember Me,” and much more.

Stay tuned til the end to find out where this movie falls in the Natural Selection rankings!

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S1E18: Cars 3

Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons are back on the track for one final victory lap as they lock in on 2017’s “Cars 3.”

They talk about how Pixar got Paul Newman into the movie posthumously, the movie’s sharp turn away from Radiator Springs, Lightning’s growth and self-reflection, whether Pixar was more embarrassed by “Cars” or “Cars 2,” demolition derbies, motivational speeches, statistical revolutions and more.

Stay tuned for a shocking session of the Natural Selection power rankings.

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S1E17: Finding Dory

Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons gear up and dive into the great depths to take on 2016’s “Finding Dory.”

They discuss the original plans for the plot of a “Finding Nemo” sequel, replacing the voice of Nemo, whether Dory logically and emotionally makes sense as the main character, the employment status of fish, Pixar’s first war movie, the little crab who mows his lawn, what the movie has to say about disabilities, and much more.

Stay tuned for the latest in our Natural Selection rankings!

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S1E16: The Good Dinosaur

Taylor Gaines and Tyler Bing Bong Commons are back — and still in 2015! It’s time for Pixar’s secret film, “The Good Dinosaur.”

The guys talk about how many people actually know that “The Good Dinosaur” exists, the tumultuous production of the movie, which dinosaur is the titular “good” dinosaur, the film’s utter predictability, Pixar’s most violent movie scene, Pixar’s druggiest movie scene, human dogs, and much more.

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Link to drugged-out scene from “The Good Dinosaur”

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