List of Nostalgia Critic episodes

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Nostalgia Critic is a web review series hosted by Doug Walker. The series began in July 2007 on YouTube, but after the website removed several episodes due to alleged copyright violations, the series was moved in April 2008 to Walker's own humor website, That Guy with the Glasses, where it has been hosted ever since. Most episodes center on 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, King Kong, and Spider Man with their respective modern-day reboots/remakes and levies which he finds to be the better film.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes
Season premiere Season finale
1 42 (2008) April 6, 2008 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 25 (2014) January 7, 2014 TBA
Specials 22 TBA TBA
Editorials 49 February 12, 2013 TBA

2008[edit]

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

2009[edit]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
43 "Nicktoons" Doug Walker Doug Walker January 6, 2009 (2009-01-06)
44 "Nickcoms" Doug Walker Doug Walker January 13, 2009 (2009-01-13)
45 "SNICK" Doug Walker Doug Walker January 20, 2009 (2009-01-20)
46 "Good Burger" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27)
47 "Ferngully: The Last Rainforest" Doug Walker & Lindsay Ellis Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Lindsay Ellis
February 3, 2009 (2009-02-03)
48 "A Kid in King Arthur's Court" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 10, 2009 (2009-02-10)
49 "The Good Son" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 13, 2009 (2009-02-13)
50 "Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 17, 2009 (2009-02-17)
51 "Top 11 Nostalgic Mindfucks" Doug Walker Doug Walker February 24, 2009 (2009-02-24)
52 "Twister" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 3, 2009 (2009-03-03)
53 "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 10, 2009 (2009-03-10)
54 "Rock-a-Doodle" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 17, 2009 (2009-03-17)
55 "Titanic: The Animated Movie" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 24, 2009 (2009-03-24)
56 "The Pagemaster" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 31, 2009 (2009-03-31)
57 "Moonwalker" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 7, 2009 (2009-04-07)
58 "Top 11 Dumbest Superman Moments" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)
59 "TMNT" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 21, 2009 (2009-04-21)
60 "Red Sonja" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 5, 2009 (2009-05-05)
61 "Short Circuit 1 and 2" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 12, 2009 (2009-05-12)
62 "Old Vs. New - Batman Vs. The Dark Knight" Doug Walker Doug Walker May 19, 2009 (2009-05-19)
63 "Full House" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 26, 2009 (2009-05-26)
64 "North" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 2, 2009 (2009-06-02)
65 "Sidekicks" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)
66 "Gargoyles" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 23, 2009 (2009-06-23)
67 "Transformers 2" Doug Walker Doug Walker June 27, 2009 (2009-06-27)
68 "Steel" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 30, 2009 (2009-06-30)
69 "Top 11 Cereal Mascots" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 7, 2009 (2009-07-07)
70 "Barb Wire" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 14, 2009 (2009-07-14)
71 "Old Vs. New: Lord Of The Rings Animated Vs. Lord of the Rings" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 21, 2009 (2009-07-21)
72 "Last Action Hero" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 28, 2009 (2009-07-28)
73 "Captain N: The Game Master" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 4, 2009 (2009-08-04)
74 "We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 11, 2009 (2009-08-11)
75 "Warriors of Virtue" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 18, 2009 (2009-08-18)
76 "Captain America" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 25, 2009 (2009-08-25)
77 "Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 1, 2009 (2009-09-01)
78 "Alone in The Dark"
"Special Top Secret Review"
Doug Walker
Noah Antwiler & Lewis Lovhaug
Doug Walker & Rob Walker & Noah Antwiler & Lewis Lovhaug September 8, 2009 (2009-09-08)
79 "Blank Check" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 15, 2009 (2009-09-15)
80 "Old Vs New: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Vs. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22)
81 "Cool as Ice" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)
82 "Suburban Commando" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
83 "The Next Karate Kid" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
84 "Casper" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
85 "Superman IV" Doug Walker & Lewis Lohvaug Doug Walker & Lewis Lohvaug October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
86 "Congo" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 3, 2009 (2009-11-03)
87 "A Tribute to Siskel and Ebert" Doug Walker Doug Walker November 10, 2009 (2009-11-10)
88 "Judge Dredd" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 17, 2009 (2009-11-17)
89 "Tank Girl" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 24, 2009 (2009-11-24)
90 "Jack Frost" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 1, 2009 (2009-12-01)
91 "He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 8, 2009 (2009-12-08)
92 "The Return of the Christmas Specials" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 15, 2009 (2009-12-15)
93 "Star Wars Holiday Special" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 22, 2009 (2009-12-22)
94 "Ernest Saves Christmas" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 29, 2009 (2009-12-29)

2010[edit]

# Title Performed by Written by Length Release date
95 "Commando" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 22:19 January 5, 2010 (2010-01-05)
96 "Junior" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 18:51 January 12, 2010 (2010-01-12)
97 "Conan the Barbarian" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 15:58 January 19, 2010 (2010-01-19)
98 "Conan the Destroyer" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 13:48 January 21, 2010 (2010-01-21)
99 "End of Days" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 20:19 January 26, 2010 (2010-01-26)
100 "Battlefield Earth"
"The 100th Episode"
Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 25:59 February 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
101 "Bébé's Kids" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 19:57 February 9, 2010 (2010-02-09)
102 "Lost in Space" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 23:07 February 16, 2010 (2010-02-16)
103 "Top 11 Villain Songs" Doug Walker Doug Walker 22:05 February 23, 2010 (2010-02-23)
104 "Quest for Camelot" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 21:52 March 2, 2010 (2010-03-02)
105 "Old Vs. New: The Nutty Professor Vs The Nutty Professor" Doug Walker Doug Walker 17:20 March 9, 2010 (2010-03-09)
106 "Bio-Dome" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 16:57 March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16)
107 "The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 19:25 March 23, 2010 (2010-03-23)
108 "Top 11 Most Awkward Christopher Walken Moments" Doug Walker Doug Walker 22:46 March 30, 2010 (2010-03-30)
109 "Flubber" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 17:26 April 6, 2010 (2010-04-06)
110 "Home Alone 3" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 14:52 April 13, 2010 (2010-04-13)
111 "Old vs New: King Kong Vs. Peter Jackson's King Kong" Doug Walker Doug Walker 18:42 April 27, 2010 (2010-04-27)
112 "Drop Dead Fred" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 19:41 May 4, 2010 (2010-05-04)
113 "The Care Bears Movie" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 17:41 May 11, 2010 (2010-05-11)
114 "Jaws 3D" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 16:30 May 25, 2010 (2010-05-25)
115 "Free Willy" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 14:42 June 1, 2010 (2010-06-01)
116 "A Troll in Central Park" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 21:12 June 8, 2010 (2010-06-08)
117 "Theodore Rex" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 19:32 June 15, 2010 (2010-06-15)
118 "Top 11 Coolest Clichés" Doug Walker Doug Walker 17:52 June 22, 2010 (2010-06-22)
119 "Hook" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 26:41 June 29, 2010 (2010-06-29)
120 "Independence Day" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 24:18 July 6, 2010 (2010-07-06)
121 "The Room" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 28:07 July 13, 2010 (2010-07-13)
122 "The Phantom" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 17:00 July 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
123 "Zeus and Roxanne" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 18:23 August 3, 2010 (2010-08-03)
124 "Animaniacs Tribute" Doug Walker Doug Walker 61:35 August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
125 "The Flintstones Movie" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 17:55 August 17, 2010 (2010-08-17)
126 "Mr. Nanny" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 14:51 August 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
127 "Rocky IV" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 19:29 August 31, 2010 (2010-08-31)
128 "Chairman of the Board" Doug Walker Doug Walker 13:22 September 7, 2010 (2010-09-07)
129 "Next Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups" Doug Walker Doug Walker 16:43 September 14, 2010 (2010-09-14)
130 "Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 19:12 September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
131 "The Pebble and the Penguin" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 17:45 September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)
132 "Ernest Scared Stupid" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 22:51 October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)
133 "Top 11 Scariest Performances" Doug Walker Doug Walker 23:11 October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)
134 "Stephen King's It" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 31:48 October 19, 2010 (2010-10-19)
135 "Leprechaun" Doug Walker & Brad Jones Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad Jones 20:07 October 26, 2010 (2010-10-26)
136 "My Pet Monster" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 17:42 November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
137 "Nostalgic Commercials!" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 21:47 November 9, 2010 (2010-11-09)
138 "Old Vs. New - The Ten Commandments Vs. The Prince of Egypt" Doug Walker Doug Walker 21:23 November 16, 2010 (2010-11-16)
139 "The Thief and the Cobbler" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 21:02 November 23, 2010 (2010-11-23)
140 "Waterworld" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 22:33 November 30, 2010 (2010-11-30)
141 "Little Monsters" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 20:29 December 7, 2010 (2010-12-07)
142 "Rover Dangerfield" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 20:28 December 14, 2010 (2010-12-14)
143 "You're A Dirty Rotten Bastard:"
"A Nostalgia Critic Christmas"
Doug Walker Doug Walker 17:52 December 21, 2010 (2010-12-21)
144 "Raiders of the Story Arc - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker 26:44 December 28, 2010 (2010-12-28)

2011[edit]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
145 "The NeverEnding Story III: Return to Fantasia" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 4, 2011 (2011-01-04)
146 "FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue" Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis (cameo appearance) Doug Walker January 11, 2011 (2011-01-11)
147 "The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy To The Rescue" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)
148 "Care Bears II: A New Generation" Doug Walker, Bennett White (cameo appearance) Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 25, 2011 (2011-01-25)
149 "Dungeons & Dragons" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 1, 2011 (2011-02-01)
150 "Top 11 Dumbest Spider-Man Moments" Doug Walker Doug Walker February 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)
151 "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" Doug Walker, Rob Walker (cameo appearance) Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
152 "Return of the Nostalgic Commercials"
"We'll Be Right Back..."
Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 22, 2011 (2011-02-22)
153 "Inspector Gadget" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 1, 2011 (2011-03-01)
154 "Old Vs. New: The Karate Kid Vs. Karate Kid" Doug Walker Doug Walker March 8, 2011 (2011-03-08)
155 "The Langoliers" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 15, 2011 (2011-03-15)
156 "Airborne" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
157 "Baby Geniuses" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 29, 2011 (2011-03-29)
Filmed at Animarithon on Bowling Green State University.
158 "Raiders of the Story Arc - X-Men The Animated Series" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
159 "The Magic Voyage" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 12, 2011 (2011-04-12)
160 "Double Team" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 19, 2011 (2011-04-19)
161 "Top 11 Dumbasses in Distress" Doug Walker Doug Walker April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)
162 "Jaws: The Revenge" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 3, 2011 (2011-05-03)
163 "Gordy" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 10, 2011 (2011-05-10)
164 "The OTHER Animated Titanic" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 17, 2011 (2011-05-17)
165 "Revenge of the Commercials"
"! (Exclamation Point)"
Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 24, 2011 (2011-05-24)
166 "Once Upon a Forest" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 31, 2011 (2011-05-31)
167 "Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 7, 2011 (2011-06-07)
168 "Old Vs. New: True Grit Vs True Grit" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)
169 "Transformers 3" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 5, 2011 (2011-07-05)
170 "Milk Money" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
171 "Rad" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 19, 2011 (2011-07-19)
172 "Raiders of the Story Arc - DuckTales" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 26, 2011 (2011-07-26)
173 "Care Bears in Wonderland" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)
174 "Cop and a Half" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 9, 2011 (2011-08-09)
175 "Top 11 Batman: The Animated Series Episodes" Doug Walker Doug Walker August 16, 2011 (2011-08-16)
176 "Alaska" Doug Walker Doug Walker August 23, 2011 (2011-08-23)
177 "Let's Play Bart's Nightmare" Doug Walker Doug Walker September 6, 2011 (2011-09-06)
178 "James and the Giant Peach" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13)
179 "The Avengers" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 20, 2011 (2011-09-20)
180 "Simon Sez" Doug Walker & Alison Pregler Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Alison Pregler
September 27, 2011 (2011-09-27)
Crossover with Obscurus Lupa.
181 "The Tommyknockers" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)
182 "The Haunting" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
183 "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)
184 "Exorcist II: The Heretic" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 25, 2011 (2011-10-25)
185 "Doug's 1st Movie" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 1, 2011 (2011-11-01)
186 "The Cell" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
187 "Raiders of the Story Arc: Superman: The Animated Series" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)
188 "Felix the Cat: The Movie" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
189 "Moulin Rouge!" Doug Walker, Lindsay Ellis, and Brent Black
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" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 6, 2011 (2011-12-06)
191 "The Grinch" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
192 "Child's Play" Doug Walker & Phelan Porteous Doug Walker & Rob Walker
Phelan Porteous
December 20, 2011 (2011-12-20)
Crossover with Phelous.

2012[edit]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
193 "Santa Claus: The Movie" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 3, 2012 (2012-01-03)
194 "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10)
195 "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
196 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
197 "Star Trek Generations" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31)
198 "Star Trek: Insurrection" 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.
199 "Patch Adams" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)
200 "Ponyo"
"The 200th Episode"
Doug Walker
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 21, 2012 (2012-02-21)
Filmed at Anime Milwaukee.
201 "Dunston Checks In" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
202 "Thomas and the Magic Railroad" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 6, 2012 (2012-03-06)
203 "The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-Ups, Part 3" Doug Walker Doug Walker March 13, 2012 (2012-03-13)
204 "Richie Rich" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)
205 "Jungle 2 Jungle" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
206 "Old vs. New – Manhunter Vs. Red Dragon" Doug Walker Doug Walker April 10, 2012 (2012-04-10)
207 "Starchaser: The Legend of Orin" Doug Walker & Bennett White Doug Walker & Bennett White April 17, 2012 (2012-04-17)
Crossover with Bennett the Sage.
208 "Raiders Of The Story Arc – Transformers" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 24, 2012 (2012-04-24)
209 "A Simple Wish" Doug Walker
Mara Wilson (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 1, 2012 (2012-05-01)
210 "Alien: Resurrection" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 8, 2012 (2012-05-08)
211 "Jack" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 15, 2012 (2012-05-15)
212 "Heavy Metal" Doug Walker & Diamanda Hagan
Chad Rocco (cameo)
Doug Walker & Diamanda Hagan May 22, 2012 (2012-05-22)
Crossover with Diamanda Hagan.
213 "Mr. Magoo" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 29, 2012 (2012-05-29)
214 "Top 11 Simpsons Episodes" Doug Walker Doug Walker June 5, 2012 (2012-06-05)
215 "Signs" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 12, 2012 (2012-06-12)
216 "Digimon: The Movie" Doug Walker & Hope Chapman
Joe Vargas (cameo)
Doug Walker & Hope Chapman July 3, 2012 (2012-07-03)
Crossover with JesuOtaku.
217 "The Top 11 F*** YEAH Movie Themes" Doug Walker Doug Walker July 10, 2012 (2012-07-10)
218 "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2" Doug Walker
Brent Black, Karl Custer, Anthony Sardinha, Nick Landis, & Curtis Arnott
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 17, 2012 (2012-07-17)
Filmed at ConnectiCon in Hartford, Connecticut.
219 "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" Doug Walker
Brad Jones, Jillian Zurawski, Sarah Lewis, Brian Lewis, & Jake Norvell
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 24, 2012 (2012-07-24)
220 "The Wiz" Doug Walker & Todd Nathanson
Paul Schuler & Lewis Lovhaug (cameos)
Doug Walker & Todd Nathanson July 31, 2012 (2012-07-31)
Crossover with Todd in the Shadows.
221 "Total Recall" Doug Walker
Leo Thompson
Doug Walker & Leo Thompson & Nick Wright August 7, 2012 (2012-08-07)
Crossover with That Sci-Fi Guy.
222 "Scooby Doo" Doug Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 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]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
223 "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Briana Laws (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 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" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Dayna Munday, Orlando Belisle Jr. & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 19, 2013 (2013-02-19)
225 "Son of the Mask" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Chad Rocco & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 5, 2013 (2013-03-05)
226 "The King and I" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 19, 2013 (2013-03-19)
227 "Catwoman" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Tamara Chambers, Joanna Kay & Orlando Belisle Jr. (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)
228 "The Cat in the Hat" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Orlando Belisle Jr. & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 16, 2013 (2013-04-16)
229 "Top 11 South Park Episodes" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Uncle Yo (cameo)
Doug Walker April 30, 2013 (2013-04-30)
230 "Jurassic Park" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 14, 2013 (2013-05-14)
231 "AI" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz, Jason Laws, Jori Laws & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 28, 2013 (2013-05-28)
232 "The Master of Disguise" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
233 "Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Lewis Lovhaug (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 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 Walker July 11, 2013 (2013-07-11)
235 "Sailor Moon" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)
236 "Les Miserables" Doug Walker, Kyle Kallgren, Paul Dugan & Brent Black
Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
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" Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Rob Walker, Trevor Mueller & Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 3, 2013 (2013-09-03)
238 "Bridge to Terabithia" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz Doug Walker & Rob Walker September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
239 "The Shining Mini-Series" Doug Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
240 "Sharknado" Doug Walker, Brad Jones, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker, Brad Jones & Rob Walker October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15)
Crossover with The Cinema Snob.
241 "Devil" Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
Jim Jarosz & Barney Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 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 Walker November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
243 "Man of Steel" Doug Walker, Joe Vargas, Rachel Tietz, Malcolm Ray
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" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Jim Jarosz & Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
245 "The Worst Christmas Special EVER!" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Rachel Tietz
Rob Walker, Jim Jarosz, Barney Walker, Sandy Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 24, 2013 (2013-12-24)


2014[edit]

No. in
series
Title Performed by Written by Release date
246 "Face/Off" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray
Anthony Sardinha (voice cameo)
Rachel Tietz (cameo and farewell message)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
247 "Wicker Man" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Cameos:
Doug Walker, Rob Walker & Brad Jones January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
248 "Ghost Rider" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Anthony Sardinha (voice cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
249 "Ghost Dad" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
250 "Alice in Wonderland" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)
251 "Disney Afternoon" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Lewis Lovhaug, Rob Walker, Sandy Walker and Malcolm's mother (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)
252 "Foodfight!" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08)
253 "Swan Princess" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker April 22, 2014 (2014-04-22)
254 "The Lorax" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker May 6, 2014 (2014-05-06)
255 "Old vs. New - Spider-Man" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Lewis Lovhaug, Brain Heinz (cameos)
Doug Walker May 20, 2014 (2014-05-20)
256 "Blues Brothers 2000" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rob Walker, Brad Jones, Dayna Munday (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 3, 2014 (2014-06-03)
257 "Jurassic Park III" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker Doug Walker & Rob Walker June 17, 2014 (2014-06-17)
258 "After Earth" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Walker, Gideon Ray Jr. Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)
259 "BloodRayne" Doug Walker, Lewis Lovhaug, Noah Antwiler, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Brad Jones (cameo)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, Lewis Lovhaug & Noah Antwiler July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
Crossover with Spoony and Linkara.
260 "The Purge" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Matthew Buck
Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, Jim Jarosz (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker July 29, 2014 (2014-07-29)
261 "Small Soldiers" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 12, 2014 (2014-08-12)
262 "The Princess Diaries 2" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers Doug Walker & Rob Walker August 26, 2014 (2014-08-26)
263 "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" Doug Walker, Mike Jeavons, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Rachel Tietz, Joe Vargas, Jim Jarosz, Mathew Buck (cameos)
Doug Walker, Rob Walker, & Mike Jeavons September 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
Crossover with MikeJ.
264 "Top 11 Best Avatar Episodes" Doug Walker, Dante Basco, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jason Laws (cameo)
Doug Walker September 23, 2014 (2014-09-23)
Featuring Dante Basco.
265 "Maximum Overdrive" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray Doug Walker October 7, 2014 (2014-10-07)
266 "Monster Squad" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Jim Jarosz
Jason Laws, Rob Walker (cameos)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker October 21, 2014 (2014-10-21)
267 "Rise of the Commercials" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 4, 2014 (2014-11-04)
268 "Forest Warrior" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Mathew Buck
Jim Jarosz (cameo)
Doug Walker & Rob Walker November 18, 2014 (2014-11-18)
Crossover with FilmBrain
269 "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers, Rob Scallon (cameo) Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 2, 2014 (2014-12-02)
This is the first episode not uploaded on thatguywiththeglasses.com, but instead on channelawesome.com
270 "A Christmas Story 2" Doug Walker, Malcolm Ray, Tamara Chambers,
Jeremy Scott, Rob Walker, Mike J
Doug Walker & Rob Walker December 16, 2014 (2014-12-16)

Other productions[edit]

Nostalgia Critic Specials[edit]

Nostalgia Critic Specials are official episodes of the series that are not reviews.

# Title Length Release date
1 "Angry Video Game Nerd, Beware" 2:16 April 18, 2008 (2008-04-18)
Fueled by comments left on the Critic's YouTube videos about how similar his videos are to those of fellow satirical reviewer, The Angry Video Game Nerd, the Critic throws a verbal punch.
2 "AVGN and Nostalgia Critic Feud Continues" 4:47 April 19, 2008 (2008-04-19)
After the Nerd responds to the first rant in a friendly and complimentary manner, the Critic attempts to see if there is a hidden meaning in his reply. After discovering the true, crude meaning of the reply, the Critic vows vengeance once again upon the Nerd.
3 "AVGN Wizard Rant" 2:52 April 27, 2008 (2008-04-27)
The Critic attacks the Nerd's review of the film The Wizard (1989) after he posted his intention on doing a review of it himself, going on to call the Nerd an overly long string of curses before moving his review of the film up a week.
4 "AVGN Response...Response" 2:39 June 15, 2008 (2008-06-15)
After the Nerd insults him in a video, the Critic challenges the Nerd to review a horrible film.
5 "The Battle of Epic Proportions" 4:26 June 29, 2008 (2008-06-29)
The Critic confronts the Nerd at a live appearance and they, along with Captain S, have a mock fight. The Critic agrees to review a horrible game if the Nerd would do a review of a horrible movie (ultimately decided as Ricky 1).
6 "Video Game Review" 12:27 August 3, 2008 (2008-08-03)
The Critic reviews Bébé's Kids (SNES) dressed as the Nerd. He over-analyzes meaningless text and becomes infuriated with the game's repetitive nature. The game's unforgiving difficulty causes him to destroy the cartridge at the end of the review. Kyle Justin cameos and performs a version of the AVGN theme song tailored for the Critic.
7 "The Search for the Nostalgia Chick" 2:30 August 10, 2008 (2008-08-10)
The Critic announces a contest for a woman to review female-targeted shows and movies for him as "The Nostalgia Chick".
8 "Nostalgia Chick Winner!" 2:13 September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15)
Lindsay Ellis wins the contest to become the Nostalgia Chick. Runners-up Krissy Diggs and Kaylyn Dicksion are also added to the site as "That Chick With The Goggles" and "MarzGurl" respectively.
9 "NC Vs AVGN Showdown" 4:26 September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24)
The Nerd hijacks the Critic's signal; he wishes to end their feud, but they quickly come to verbal blows. The Critic then runs off to fight the Nerd.
10 "AVGN Vs. NC Final Battle" 7:18 October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)
The Critic fights the Nerd in the Nerd's room. Many scenes are parodies of movies and games, including The Matrix, Street Fighter and Star Wars. The Nerd finally wins with help from Super Mecha Death Christ 2000 B.C. v4.0. Beta.
11 "Off to Beat the Nerd" 10:50 October 12, 2008 (2008-10-12)
A movie documenting the Critic's roadtrip from Chicago to Philadelphia to take on the Nerd. The episode was originally only available to premium members but was made generally available as a sample of the benefits of premium membership.
12 "NC Vs. AVGN Retrospect" 7:09 October 25, 2008 (2008-10-25)
A compilation of clips from videos and fanart relating to the conflict between the Nerd and Critic.
13 "The Making of the Final Battle" 8:24 January 30, 2009 (2009-01-30)
The making of the NC Vs. AVGN Battle.
14 "The NeverEnding Story" 3:21 April 1, 2009 (2009-04-01)
An April Fool's Day episode. Chester A. Bum reviews The NeverEnding Story (1984). While calling the movie good, he criticizes the fact that the movie's run time is 92 minutes, even though it is called the NeverEnding story.
16 "Critic and Nerd: TMNT Making of Coming Out of Their Shells"
"Doug and James Joint Review"
18:14 June 9, 2009 (2009-06-09)
The Critic and Nerd review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Making of the Coming Out of Their Shells Tour (1990). They agree that this documentary about a TMNT rock band is even worse than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, criticizing the horrible puppetry, the fact that everyone in the film treats the turtles like they are a real band, the dreadful music, dialogue and ending.
17 "Holiday Clusterfuck" 5:07 November 21, 2009 (2009-11-21)
The Critic explains in song why so many people are frustrated with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
18 "Turtles Forever Review" 4:12 January 25, 2010 (2010-01-25)
As himself, Doug Walker gives his opinion on Turtles Forever (2009). He opens by saying he watched it because fans requested it for the 100th Nostalgia Critic Episode, and declares he considers it a good special despite not being familiar with the newer TMNT series. He praises the story for keeping the viewer guessing, the balanced amount of jokes and action, and the way the characters interact with their alternate selves among others. The only two things he criticizes is the fact that none of the voice actors from the 1984 show return to voice their characters, as well as the 2003 turtles use of the phrase "what the shell", but considers them both to be nitpicks in a well thought out special.
19 "The Tommy Wiseau Show" 6:03 July 20, 2010 (2010-07-20)
In response to the previous week's review of The Room being taken down for copyright infringement, Walker impersonates Wiseau and portrays him as overly eccentric, and criticizes Wiseau's colleague, John, the webmaster from The Room's website. The Critic portrays John the webmaster as a hysterical, money-grubbing stickler for keeping Wiseau's image intact, even from himself.
20 "Top 11 Reasons He Won't Review Digimon" 00:32 November 17, 2011 (2011-11-17)
This video was a message to the viewers about the Stop Online Piracy Act and its effect on the internet, posted under a false name to attract attention.
21 "The Review Must Go On" 32:54 January 22, 2013 (2013-01-22)
Doug Walker debates whether or not to do Nostalgia Critic episodes again after being haunted by memories of the NC. After seeing The Odd Life of Timothy Green, he wonders if he should return.
22 "What Are Esults?" 01:58 May 23, 2013 (2013-05-23)
The Nostalgia Critic and friends get together to create a bunch of short videos to mock internet trolls in their LeagueOfSuperCritics screen-name on Youtube.

Direct-to-DVD Reviews[edit]

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.

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 over-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 slippery 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?"

Nostalgia Critic Editorial[edit]

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.

# Title Length Release date
1 "Is Twilight the WORST Thing Ever?" 9:33 February 12, 2013 (2013-02-12)
The Critic debates whether or not the Twilight series is truly the "Worst Thing Ever".
2 "Does Romeo and Juliet Suck?" 6:48 February 26, 2013 (2013-02-26)
The Critic concludes the Month of Love by discussing whether William Shakespeare's famous play Romeo and Juliet is really the great love story it is often said to be.
3 "What the Fuck Was Up with Where the Wild Things Are?" 7:17 March 12, 2013 (2013-03-12)
The Critic attempts to explain the unusual symbolism in the film Where the Wild Things Are.
4 "What's With the Princess Hate?" 11:42 March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)
The Critic wonders why princesses, particularly those created by Disney, have become so disparaged in popular culture.
5 "A Farewell to Roger Ebert" 11:28 April 5, 2013 (2013-04-05)
The Critic pays tribute to the passing of famous film critic Roger Ebert.
6 "The Looney Tunes Show: Good or Bad?" 11:56 April 9, 2013 (2013-04-09)
The Critic takes a look at Cartoon Network's The Looney Tunes Show, and debates whether it is deserving of the negativity surrounding it.
7 "Did Seinfeld Lie to Us?" 9:01 April 23, 2013 (2013-04-23)
In comparison with the recent television series Louie, the Critic debates whether Seinfeld was really "a show about nothing".
8 "Is Parody Dead?" 12:38 May 7, 2013 (2013-05-07)
The Critic debates whether the parody films genre of cinema is a thing of the past.
9 "Why Is Loki So Hot?" 8:08 May 21, 2013 (2013-05-21)
The Critic tries to figure out the reason why female fans of the film The Avengers find the villain Loki attractive.
10 "Are Video Games Art?" 11:55 June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
The Critic discusses the long-running debate about whether or not video games can be considered as an art form.
11 "What Does The Secret of NIMH Mean?" 10:08 June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
The Critic explains the themes executed in Don Bluth's The Secret of NIMH.
12 "Are Superheroes Whiny Little Bitches?" 10:40 July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
The Critic discusses whether superhero films have begun to place too much emphasis on their main characters' emotional baggage. He also states that he will review Man of Steel once it comes out on DVD.
13 "Is It Right to Nitpick?" 6:45 July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
The Critic discusses the legitimacy of nitpicking every little flaw in a film.
14 "Was Batman Season 4 Hit or Miss?" 13:45 July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
The Critic discusses the fourth season of Batman: The Animated Series, The New Batman Adventures, and whether or not it was good. Features the announcement video for the IndieGogo campaign after the editorial.
15 "Why Is Tom and Jerry GENIUS?" 13:48 August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)

The Critic discusses what makes the slapstick-based humor of Tom and Jerry so effective. Features an update V-log for the IndieGogo campaign after the editorial.
Note: This is the first editorial to feature a Channel Awesome Tag.

Channel Awesome Tag: William Hanna as Tom: "Don't you believe it!"
16 "Top 11 Adult Jokes We Never Got as Kids" 7:18 August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)
The Critic, still preparing his review of The Last Airbender, skips an editorial to do a countdown of his top 11 adult jokes in movies and TV shows meant for a younger audience.
17 "WTF is with the ending of The Graduate?" 8:59 September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
The Critic discusses the controversial ending to The Graduate and what it means.
18 "Is The Big Lebowski a Masterpiece?" 10:51 September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
The Critic debates whether or not The Big Lebowski is really the masterpiece it is now considered to be.
19 "Why Do We Love Zombies?" 9:54 October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
As part of Nostalgia-Ween, and in response to The Walking Dead returning to TV, the Critic discusses why people love zombies now more than ever.
20 "Should We Scare the Shit Out of Our Kids?" 9:32 October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22)
Continuing Nostalgia-Ween, the Critic asks whether or not children's movies should contain so many scary elements in them.
21 "Why Super Mario Comics Don't Suck" 10:03 November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
The Critic discusses why he thinks that the Super Mario Adventures comic is the best adaptation of the original video games.
22 "Have We Gone Too Deep Into CGI?" 10:37 November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
The Critic debates on whether computer generated imagery is overly-used in film.
23 "Top 12 Santa Clauses" 27:38 December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)

The Critic counts down what he considers to be the top 12 best portrayals of Santa Claus in film and television.

12. Mickey Rooney in Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
11. Jeff Gillen in A Christmas Story
10. Alec Baldwin in Rise of the Guardians
9. Jack Skelington in The Nightmare Before Christmas
8. Art Carney in The Night of the Meek
7. Paul Giamatti in Fred Claus
6. Jim Broadbent in Arthur Christmas
5. Robert Picardo in A Very Cutlip Christmas
4. Richard Attenborough in Miracle on 34th Street
3. Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street
2. David Huddleston in Santa Claus: The Movie

1. Douglas Seale in Ernest Saves Christmas
24 "Why Lie to Kids About Santa?" 6:05 December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
The Critic discusses why parents lie to their children about the existence of Santa Claus.
25 "Why is Arthur Christmas a Masterpiece?" 6:40 December 31, 2013 (2013-12-31)
The Critic discusses why he sees Aardman and Sony Pictures Animation's Arthur Christmas to be a masterpiece. At the end, he reveals that January will be "Nicolas Cage Month".
26 "When Is Something So Bad It's Good?" 6:56 January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14)
The Critic discusses the differences between bad films and films that fall under the category "so bad it's good".
27 "Top 11 Strangest (Yet Best) Couples" 26:10 February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)

The Critic celebrates Valentine's Day by counting down the top 11 strangest, yet greatest romantic couples in film and television.

Note: Features guest appearances from LittleKuriboh and Kirbopher.
28 "When Is a Movie Just a Movie?" 9:10 February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
The Critic discusses why people become so invested in fictional media, and whether they really should.
29 "Are You Sick of Let It Go?" 3:53 March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
The Critic discusses the popularity of the song 'Let It Go' from the animated movie Frozen, while singing to the song's tune throughout the video.
30 "Top 11 Moments You Never Noticed in Ghostbusters" 11:01 March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)
In light of the passing of Harold Ramis, the Critic counts down the top 11 moments in Ghostbusters that were in plain sight all along, yet were never noticed by the audience.
31 "What You Never Knew about Batman" 7:20 April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01)
The Critic debuts a new segment called What You Never Knew About (WYNKA) in light of the response to his Top 11 list about Ghostbusters. He covers sixteen overlooked details about Batman.
32 "Top 11 Good Things from the Star Wars Prequels" 22:19 April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15)

The Critic lists the top 11 good things in the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
11. The lightsaber fights.
10. Fewer scenes with Jar Jar Binks in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith
9. Yoda showing off his abilities.
8. The scene from Attack of the Clones in the club with the drug merchant.
7. Anakin's reaction to Padme being pregnant in Revenge of the Sith.
6. Hayden Christenson as Anakin Skywalker.
5. The opening scene from Revenge of the Sith.
4. Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
3. The Emperor.
2. The numerous and diverse worlds.

1. The opera house scene from Revenge of the Sith.
33 "What You Never Knew about Roger Rabbit" 8:49 April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29)
The Critic covers fifteen overlooked aspects about Who Framed Roger Rabbit in his second installment of What You Never Knew About. Coincidentally, the actor who played Eddie Valiant, Bob Hoskins, died on the same day at age 71.
34 "Why Do We Love Stupid?" 11:00 May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)
The Critic questions why society is so in love with silly humor.
35 "Is Juno Any Damn Good" 7:55 May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27)
The Critic questions whether the film Juno is as good as people say it is.
36 "What You Never Knew about Gremlins" 9:16 June 10, 2014 (2014-06-10)
The Critic covers eighteen overlooked aspects about Gremlins and Gremlins 2: The New Batch in his third installment of What You Never Knew About.
37 "Doug's Top 10 Hottest Women" 41:54 June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24)

Doug lists his top 10 hottest female characters in television shows and movies. He also states the reason why there is no editorial is because he is on vacation.

10. Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark
9. Kirsten Dunst as Mary Svevo in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
8. Jane Leeves as Daphne Moon in Frasier
7. Sarah Silverman as herself in The Sarah Silverman Program
6. Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills in Sleepy Hollow
5. Milla Jovovich as Leeloo in The Fifth Element
4. Natalie Wood as Maggie DuBois in The Great Race
3. Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns
2. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones

1. Catherine Zeta-Jones as Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro
38 "Is Tree of Life Full of Shit?" 10:57 July 8, 2014 (2014-07-08)
The Critic discusses The Tree of Life and how well it works without a conventional three-act structure.
39 "What You Never Knew about Hot Fuzz" 9:58 July 22, 2014 (2014-07-22)
The Critic lists fourteen overlooked aspects of his all-time favorite comedy, Hot Fuzz, in his fourth installment of What You Never Knew About.
40 "Top 11 Best Film Trailers" 27:49 August 5, 2014 (2014-08-05)

The Critic lists eleven movie trailers that he thinks are the best at making the audience want to see the movie through its advertising. He acknowledges that WatchMojo.com already did their top ten film trailers and that Alien is the only film to be on both their lists.

11. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
10. A Serious Man and Little Children
9. Jurassic Park
8. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
7. Planet of the Apes (2001)
6. The Dark Knight Rises
5. Spider-Man (specifically, the World Trade Center teaser)
4. Independence Day
3. Alien
2. Titanic

1. Psycho
41 "What You Never Knew about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" 9:33 August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)
The Critic lists fifteen overlooked aspects of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in his fifth installment of What You Never Knew.
42 "Does American Beauty Still Hold Up?" 9:31 September 2, 2014 (2014-09-02)
The Critic discusses American Beauty and what makes it hold up after more than a decade later. He also mentions that he will be reviewing Men, Women & Children someday.
43 "Top 11 Worst Episodes (by Default) of Avatar the Last Airbender" 24:35 September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)

The Critic counts down what he considers to be the 11 worst (weakest) episodes of his favorite show: Avatar The Last Airbender.

11. The Boiling Rock, Part 1 (he feels the two parter should have been one part, with the first failed escape attempt removed)
10. The Serpent's Pass (he finds the plot and the emotions within to be forced)
9. Jet (he finds the title character not interesting enough to carry the episode)
8. The Cave of Two Lovers (he's annoyed that the episode is like a cheap romantic comedy, complete with cliches)
7. The Waterbending Master (he feels the story about Katara proving her worth as a woman unnecessary, as she's already done so)
6. Sokka's Master (like the previous entry, he feels that Sokka doesn't need to prove his worth as he already has as the team's strategist)
5. The Swamp (he finds the setting too dreary and feels that the episode as a whole is almost pointless)
4. The Painted Lady (he feels the environmental message is unneeded, as there already is a subtle one hidden in the show's story)
3. The Headband (he finds it ridiculous that the second episode of Season Three, in an attempt to lighten the mood, decides to parody, of all things, Footloose)
2. Bato of the Water Tribe (he finds Aang's actions in the episode to be completely out of character)
1. The Great Divide (he finds the plot forced and pointless, doesn't like that most of it is just bickering, and finds the ending, where Aang lies to end the coflict, again out of character)

Note: The episode ends on a cliffhanger (parodying the Legend of Korra episode "Turning the Tides") which announces that the next episode will cover his top 11 favorite episodes, with a special appearance by Dante Basco, the voice actor for Prince Zuko.
44 "Is Eyes Wide Shut Just Artsy?" 9:52 September 30, 2014 (2014-09-30)
The Critic discusses Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut and how it can be seen as an analysis of human relationships.
45 "Top 11 New Halloween Classics" 26:11 October 14, 2014 (2014-10-14)

The Critic counts down what he considers to be the 11 newest Halloween movie classics.

11. The Saw Movies
10. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
9. The Paranormal Activity Movies
8. The Cabin in the Woods
7. Oculus
6. Murder Party
5. Coraline
4. Hotel Transylvania
3. Shaun of the Dead
2. ParaNorman
Runners up: The Ring, The Halloween That Almost Wasn't, The Halloween Tree, Raggedy Ann and Andy in The Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile, The Original Haunting, Trick 'r Treat, The Exorcist III, and Zombieland

Note: The episode ends on a cliffhanger which the Critic says that the #1 movie is so awesome that it deserves its own review in the next episode. In the review, the film is revealed to be Monster Squad.
46 "Is Sleepy Hollow Secretly Brilliant?" 9:46 October 28, 2014 (2014-10-28)
The Critic debates on if Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow was purposely made the way it was as a homage to classic horror films.
47 "Is There Another Good Shyamalan Movie?" 8:26 November 11, 2014 (2014-11-11)

The Critic discusses M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable, deciding if it lives up to The Sixth Sense.

Note: Doug placed Unbreakable at #10 in his "Top Ten Films He Likes but Everyone Else Hates" list.
48 "What You Never Knew about Planes, Trains & Automobiles" 12:32 November 25, 2014 (2014-11-25)
The Critic lists sixteen overlooked aspects of Planes, Trains & Automobiles, in his sixth installment of What You Never Knew.
49 "Overlooked Christmas Specials" 11:21 December 9, 2014 (2014-12-09)
Rather than assembling a top 11 list or focusing on one topic, the Critic talks about some overlooked Christmas specials, such as RiffTrax Live! Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza!, Tokyo Godfathers and Arthur Christmas.

Doug's Countdown Specials[edit]

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


# Title Length Release date
1 "Doug's Top 10 WORST Clichés" 22:15 April 2011, 2011 (2011-04-2011)

Doug lists the top ten movie clichés he feels ruin what would otherwise be perfectly good movies.

10. Calling Women 'Girls'
9. The Shakey Cam
8. Sucky Credits
7. Relying too much on CGI
6. Overusing the Wide Angle Lens
5. The Poetic Singer
4. The Whimsical, Innocent, Rebellious Poet
3. The Misunderstanding
2. The Liar Revealed

1. The Bully
2 "Top 11 Nostalgia Critics I Will Never Do" 21:09 November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)

Doug lists the top eleven movies and TV shows he won't review as the Nostalgia Critic.

11. Watership Down (1978)
10. A Goofy Movie (1995)
9. Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-98)
8. Tie between Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) and Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
7. Toys (1992)
6. Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988)
5. Cats Don't Dance (1997)
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)
3. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
2. Anything Sonic related

1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
3 "The Top 11 Best Nostalgia Critic Episodes" 31:21 December 12, 2012 (2012-12-12)

Doug goes through his personal favorite episodes of the Nostalgia Critic.

11. Patch Adams (1998)
10. The Animaniacs Tribute
9. The Haunting (1999)
8. North (1994)
7. The NeverEnding Story III (1994)
6. The Legend of the Titanic (1999)
5. The Commercial Specials Trilogy
4. A Simple Wish (1997)
3. Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)
2. Casper (1995)

1. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Runners up include Thomas and the Magic Railroad, You're a Dirty Rotten Bastard, The Grinch, It, Scooby-Doo, The Wizard, The Room and Batman & Robin.
4 "The WORST Movies Nostalgia Critic's Reviewed" 52:13 December 26, 2012 (2012-12-26)

Doug lists the movies that he hated to watch for the Nostalgia Critic. In other words, movies he honestly hates.

11. Patch Adams (1998)
10. The Haunting (1999)
9. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
8. The Cell (2000)
7. Baby Geniuses (1999)
6. Inspector Gadget (1999)
5. Bio-Dome (1996)
4. Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)
3. Little Monsters (1989)
2. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
1. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987)

Note: The number one choice is the one Doug explains the most about why he hates it; He claims it to be horribly written, horribly directed, and horribly acted. He also claims the movie is far too dark for a children's film, that the Garbage Pail Kids are completely unlikable characters, and that the bullies are completely without motivation. He strongly hates the idea of a "state home for the ugly", finding it flat-out insulting to the audience. He says he cannot remember a single charming or positive moment throughout the entire film and that every second was horrible. He ends by stating he has not found a single person who legitimately liked the film, and would be interested in hearing from someone who did, just to hear how something positive can actually be found in it somewhere. His hatred for the movie is also shown more in his review of it than of any other movie he has ever reviewed, as he ends it with the film actually being so bad that it "killed" him.
5 "The Top 11 Favorite Jokes" 35:46 October 23, 2012 (2012-10-23)

Doug lists his top 11 favorite jokes/moments of the Nostalgia Critic series.

11. Lola Bunny's figure ("Bunny Boobies") (from the Space Jam (1996) review)
10. Tie between the Mindfuck sequence and the Hamlet quote (from The Tom & Jerry Movie (1992) review)
9. The Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come (from the Babes in Toyland (1986) review)
8. The "Bat Credit Card" gag (from the Batman and Robin (1997) review)
7. "Fucking bubbles!" from the Bubble Thing advertisement (in the second commercials retrospective)
6. The Aliens (from the Signs (2002) review)
5. Lucas (from The Wizard (1989) review)
4. Reading 50 Shades of Grey with brentalfloss, Uncle Yo and Team Four Star (from the Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) review)
3. Chasing Casper (from the Casper (1995) review)
2. Bhargav's sexual rambling ("Dirty little kitty") (from the Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) review)

1. Mara Wilson's cameo (from the A Simple Wish (1997) review)
6 "The Top 15 Comedic Influences" 50:50 March 20, 2011 (2011-03-20)

Doug lists his top 15 people and creations that influenced his style of humor and the character of the Nostalgia Critic.

15. Robin Williams
14. Dave Chappelle
13. Animaniacs
12. Bill Murray
11. Rowan Atkinson
10. The Daily Show and The Colbert Report
9. Jim Abrahams and The Zucker Brothers (Jerry and David)
8. South Park
7. Mel Brooks
6. Goofy and Tom and Jerry
5. Lewis Black
4. Monty Python
3. The Simpsons
2. Mystery Science Theater 3000

1. Daffy Duck

Cancelled or postponed episodes[edit]

  • 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.[1] 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.[2]
  • 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.[1]
  • An Old vs. New of War of the Worlds was planned,[3] 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.[4] 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.

Disneycember[edit]

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 will review the Ghibli films as well as some live-action and animated films like Big Hero 6 he missed out on doing as the Ghibli list isn't enough to cover a month.

2011: The Classics[edit]

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 heroine, villain, prince, 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 feel, and overall delivery.
1941 Dumbo He praises the animation, focus on the circus instead of the main character, bizarre tone, and some highly memorable moments. However he does believe the film has a modest feel, not really breaking any new ground like their previous films did.
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 cliches. However, he admits that the cute moments drag on a little and feels that the second half, where 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, though the animation is nice, as is the culture shown.
1944 The Three Caballeros He says it's better than Saludos Amigos, praising the impressive and fast paced animation 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. 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, and is impressed that Disney secretly made the main character (Ichabod) selfish and made the antagonist (Brom Bones) more like a likeable character.
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.
1951 Alice in Wonderland He praises Katherine Beaumont's performance, as well as the Queen of Hearts and overall delivery of the world, 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.
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 is clearly a product of the 1950s.
1955 Lady and the Tramp He praises the point of view the film takes, 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. He concludes by calling it a very unbalanced film.
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, cat, 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.
1967 The Jungle Book He praises the villains Shere Khan and Kaa and the song "My own home", but feels everything else is OK. He also wished it followed the original book better.
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 two dogs and a pretty entertaining chase scene.
1973 Robin Hood He enjoys the loyalty to the story, characters, romance, humor, climax, and action scenes, but wishes that Robin Hood's love interest has more screentime.
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 set up, 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.
1985 The Black Cauldron He admits that Taran and Gurgi are annoying, Eilonwy being a princess was unneeded, as she has no proof of being so and the Elmer Bernstein score sounds too much like his work in Ghostbusters, but admits that it's not terrible, praising the creative animation.
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 novel 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.
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. He cites that this as his favorite Disney film outside of Fantasia.
1992 Aladdin This was his favorite Disney film as a child, but 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, 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 mixed delivery of the message, Matthew Broderick's usual blandness, and the songs, except for "Be Prepared" and "Circle of Life," but giving praise to the characters and huge praise to the animation and scope.
1995 Pocahontas He wishes that the film tried something new with its more standard story, and feels that the main characters and overall film 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 entertaining. He's especially critical by the fact that 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.
1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame He praises the loyalty to the book, characters, animation, effort, and scope, but feels that the plot is somewhat forced at times like the romance between Phoebus and Esméralda wasn't interesting, the gypsies portrayal being confusing, and largely pans the characters of the gargoyles. 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 form of source material that was difficult to pull off.
1997 Hercules Declaring it the weakest film in the Disney Renaissance, he feels that it was responsible for ending popular interest in the newer Disney movies, panning the style, story choices, similarities to Aladdin, Star Wars, Superman, and Rocky, & rehashed characterization, though he praises James Woods as Hades.
1998 Mulan He praises the characters within the army, the comedic expressions, and attempts at culture, but feels that nothing else really works well.
1999 Tarzan He feels that the main characters, animation, and several story ideas are great, but pans the songs by Phil Collins as well as Rosie O'Donnell's performance in general, 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 cliched villain with no real depth.
Fantasia 2000 He criticizes it for its celebrity appearances but still 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 doesn't think is a good actor) 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, the animation and some of the humor, but found 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 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.
2002 Lilo & Stitch He admits that whilst it is a good movie with great animation, the story involving Lilo and Nani's relationship is done so well that the rest of the film doesn't hold up to it. He admits he would've preferred if the film was solely about Lilo's story.
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. 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 strong, but falters as it progresses to the middle, and has mixed results for the soundtrack of Phil Collins, especially over perfect opportunities for character developing speeches.
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, extremely childish approach with the humor, writing, animation style, & characters. Doug comments that the main problem with this film is that, unlike Disney's other efforts, Home on the Range appears to be aimed specifically at young children which only alienates the rest of the audience, and stated that Disney should never have been behind such a terrible offering. Although he admits that Jennifer Tilly's performance as Grace can be funny, but otherwise this film can be skipped.
2007 Enchanted He reviews Enchanted for being 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.
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 complicating for his tastes, but praises everything else.
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 wishes that it was longer and had more stories like the original.
By Popular Demand[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit He feels that while everything in the film works, 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.
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.
2000 Dinosaur He praises the animation and live action mixing, but feels that the rest of the film is generic and cliched.

2012: The CGI and Pixar films[edit]

Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
1995 Toy Story He praises the film for having a well written story, great characters and has its funny moments. The only criticism is how the physicality of the humans aren't perfect, but excuses it for being the first fully CGI animated film.
1998 A Bug's Life Although he finds the film to be generic and cliched with boring main characters, especially using 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, as well as the animation and, admitting 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 admitted 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. Although not being 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.
2001 Monsters, Inc. Despite being an idea that had been done before, he praises the setups, the climax of the film, the relationship between John Goodman's character and the little girl, 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.
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 wishes for a more balanced focus on Mr. Incredible and his family instead of the former getting the most screen time, 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 Monsters, Inc. and 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 cliche, the cruel and mean-spirited nature of the supporting characters (particularly Chicken Little's father Buck Cluck), the bizarre story, and the confusing half-baked jokes.
2006 Cars He hated the film, its characters, and the concept. He felt the story had already been used in many other films. He did, however, find the ending heart-warming and said that the film did not really have anything bad for kids in it.
The Wild Despite taking note on 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).
2007 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, he praises the character design, voice acting, and most of all the atmosphere, which he considers the film's greatest strength.
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, which he feels redeems the film.
2008 WALL-E He considers this to be Pixar's equivalent to Lilo & Stitch, in which he found the first half involving WALL-E and EVE on Earth so powerful that it overshadowed the basic spaceship utopia subplot taking up the second half, but he still enjoyed it overall for the atmosphere, the two main leads, and moral about saving Earth.
Bolt He praises the story, voice acting, characters, and cuteness but wanted it to be more funny 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. He praises the story for its mix of comedy and drama, the characters, its ability to make silly ideas like dogs that talk and fly seem credible, and its overall excitement. The only criticism is the age of the protagonist and antagonist at old age when they were years apart when they were younger.
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 Day Care for being a little bit too dark and miserable and for not having the right balance between humor and intensity (by a small margin). He also criticizes the ending as very corny to see Andy giving away his toys individually. 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 an already mediocre and overrated movie (also one that he hates), 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 a 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 as something to keep the kids entertained for a while, which he feels that people don't expect that from a Pixar movie.
2012 Brave Similar to Dinosaur, he praises the look and mystique of the trailer but finds the movie to be cliched and rushed. He also criticizes it for using every other formula that Disney had done in the past, 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.
By Popular Demand[edit]
Year of
Film's Release
Film Review
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, 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 and how the Ghosts are portrayed (save for Christmas Yet-to-Come).

2013: The live-action films[edit]

Year of
release
Film Review
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 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 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 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 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.
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) 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.
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. However, he criticizes the length of the film and it becoming 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 two remakes together and 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 strange dream scene in Herbie Goes Bananas and the fact that the first remake 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 characters of the villain and the mother, 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 feels 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.
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 upset 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 feels 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 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.
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 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 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 finds the film generally 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 very 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, 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 (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 off 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, and that they all have good action, humor, and adventure, but also have too much padding, are too long, the plots are too complicated and they have many confusing and annoying moments, feeling that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 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, 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.
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 praising 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), 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]
Year of
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 and the realistic tone and sticking 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, which seems a little over the top for the realistic tone the movie is going for.
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 cheesy 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 impressive (at least for High School Musical) song and dance numbers.

2014: The Ghibli films, Overlooked Classics and Gravity Falls[edit]

Because the Nostalgia Critic 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]
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 due to the strong characters and their conflicts. He praised Nausicaä's personality and her strategies, supporting cast, the film's scale, animation, atmosphere, story and the environment and backgrounds. The only criticism is that he like to know more about the characters (particularly Uma Thurman and Chris Sarandon) and likes 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.
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, and 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 in story, but admits he connects with this movie on 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 like Totoro, 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'.
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, and the laid back nature of the film whilst also having impressive animation and 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 praises 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 Yubada's twin sister doesn't have a very creative design, but admits that is extreme nitpicking.
2002 The Cat Returns He observes the film as having a similar feeling as The Princess Bride, but able to have its own sense of charm. He praises Anne Hathaway's performance, as well as the other casting choices, 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.
Overlooked Classics[edit]
Year of
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 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 Watcher in the Woods He considers it a genuinely scary film and heavily praises the atmosphere and cinematography, though he finds the acting 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, the vocal performance of Danny Elfman, 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, though 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, but does admit it does a few things better like not having the animals talk and likes the performances of the main human actors, especially Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil (even comparing her to Tim Curry and Christopher Walken).
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 and a few character designs, he finds it disappointing that the film went the prequel route instead of the numerous sequel possibilities that Monsters Inc's ending provided, criticizing its use of the clichés of 80s college films without taking the opportunity to even satirize them. He actually the thought the Pixar short Party Central was a better product.
2013 The Lone Ranger He feels that, had the film been released before the Pirates of the Carribean 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 villains, over-complicated plot, and unnecessarily long runtime.

DreamWorks-uary[edit]

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 somewhat put off 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." 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 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.
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, heavily praising the funnier jokes, more memorable characters, the more legit romance between Shrek and Fiona, the climax, and the animation. This was also listed on Doug's Top 10 Favorite Comedies.
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 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.
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", 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. 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 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]

  • 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.[5]
  • The character has a brief cameo in the Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie.[citation needed]
  • 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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New NCs: 8/24 - 11/09". That Guy With the Glasses. 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  2. ^ http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/specials/42049-disneycember-old-yeller-newsies-high-school-musical-3
  3. ^ "Next 8 NCs". That Guy With the Glasses. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  4. ^ Doug Walker (August 14, 2012). "Well I watched...". Facebook. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ Littlekuriboh. "Kami-Con Season 4 - THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC". CardGamesFTW. Retrieved 21 February 2012. 
  6. ^ CinemaSins. "Everything Wrong With How The Grinch Stole Christmas - With Nostalgia Critic". CinemaSins. Retrieved 16 December 2014.