The Look Back Machine

35 EpisodesProduced by Jake CannonWebsite

The Look Back Machine provides a revealing peek back into history with firsthand accounts and research. This documentary-style podcast explores the overlooked, the disregarded, and misremembered tales from Hollywood. In its first series, the podcast explores the epic multi-part journey of Paul Germa… read more

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Halloween Horror: The Fog (2005)

September 21st, 2019


The story of how director Rupert Wainwright followed up Stigmata with the remake of John Carpenter's The Fog. 



Halloween Horror: Dracula 2000

September 18th, 2019


How Patrick Lussier made Dracula 2000 while combatting the Weinsteins. 

Halloween Movies: Stigmata

September 13th, 2019


The story behind Rupert Wainwright's Stigmata. 

Recess Ep4: Rugrats and Nickelodeon Days

September 9th, 2019


Paul and Joe find themselves at Nickelodeon for better or worse. 

Weston and Nicolas Cage's Voodoo Child

May 24th, 2019


The story of how Nicolas Cage and his son Weston, created their first comicbook series as told by Weston and writer Mike Carey. 


Voodoo Child.

Disney's Rocketman starring Harland Williams

May 14th, 2019


The story of Disney's Rocketman from the eyes of Harland Williams and director Stuart Gillard. 

The Trust starring Nicolas Cage

May 9th, 2019


The story of the indy film The Trust starring Nicolas Cage. Hear the story from the directors Alex and Ben Brewer. 



Vengeance: A Love Story starring Nicolas Cage

April 28th, 2019


The story of Vengeance: A Love Story starring Nic Cage. 

Deadfall Part II: Eddie King Returns starring Nicolas Cage

April 28th, 2019


Nicolas Cage resurrects his most infamous role from Deadfall in the film Arsenal. 

Clifford starring Martin Short

April 26th, 2019


The story of Clifford starring Martin Short with Director Paul Flaherty. 

Check out for Paul's new film. 

My Bloody Valentine & My Bloody Valentine 3D

February 13th, 2019


Hear the story behind the classic horror film from director George Mihalka and the remake by Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer. 



Jaws 3D

January 31st, 2019


The story of Jaws 3D as told by writer Carl Gottlieb and director Joe Alves. 


Check out their books on Jaws ---

Designing Jaws by Joe Alves: 

Disney's Geppetto: Starring Drew Carey

January 31st, 2019


In 2000, Disney created a live action musical for television about Pinocchio's father Geppetto. That musical starred Drew Carey. Need we say more? 


Interviews with Director Tom Moore.  


Musical Homecoming: Disney's Great Mouse Detective

December 30th, 2018


The story of how The Great Mouse Detective marked the return of Disney to musicals. Starring Melissa Manchester. 



Drive Angry 3D starring Nicolas Cage

December 19th, 2018


Hear the story behind the making of the Nicolas Cage classic as told by the writer and director. 


Disney's Brink!

November 11th, 2018


The story of Brink! with special guest host Chad Goes Deep. 


Hear the story of how the famous Disney Channel Original came to be from the director Greg Beeman and writer Jeff Schechter.


Artwork by: Chris Palmer 


Deadfall starring Nicolas Cage

October 31st, 2018


The story of the film Deadfall is really the story of one of Nicolas Cage's most iconic and yet unknown roles.

This is that story as told by his …

Disney's Meet the Robinsons

October 5th, 2018


Eisner was out, Iger was in, and Pixar took over Disney Animation. And that's just part of the story of Meet The Robinsons. 

Logo by: Chris Palmer 

Music: Kevin MacLeod and Chris Zabriskie 

Divider by Chris Zabriskie is …

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

September 25th, 2018


The story of Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights with Director Seth Kearsley. 



Music by: Kevin MacLeod and more...



Disney's Mulan

September 2nd, 2018


The story of how Disney's classic came to be with behind the scenes stories from directors Barry Cook and Tony Bancroft. 


Music contributed by: Kevin MacLeod 


Check out the Bancroft Brothers podcast on Itunes: 

Disney's The Country Bears

August 4th, 2018


The story of Disney's The Country Bears from the people who made it: Peter Hastings and Paul Rugg. 


Music by: Kevin Macleod 

Art by: Chris Palmer

The Disney Afternoon Pt 2

August 1st, 2018


The story of the fall of the Disney Afternoon and the rise of One Saturday Morning. 


Music by: Kevin MacLeod 

Art by: Chris Palmer

Interviews with: Jymn Magon, Joe Barusso, Greg Weisman, Tad Stones, and Bill Kopp.

Disney Afternoon Part 1

August 1st, 2018


The story of the birth of Disney Television Animation and the rise of the Disney Afternoon. 


Music by: Kevin MacLeod 

Art by: Chris Palmer

Interviews with: Jymn Magon, Tad Stones, Ted and Patsy Anasti, Willie Ito, …

Disney's Science Court

May 19th, 2018


The story of Disney's Science Court on One Saturday Morning. 



The Patreon: The Website:


Disney's One Saturday Morning

May 6th, 2018


How did the idea for Disney's One Saturday Morning come about?

Hear the inside perspective from Peter Hastings who formed the look and feel of the Saturday Morning block. 


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Disney's Home on the Range

April 29th, 2018


The behind the scenes story of "Home on the Range," Disney's last hand drawn animated movie until Princess and the Frog five years later. The studio was in flux at the time period, it was the final years of the Eisner …

Bonus Ep: Tom and Jerry...And Nibbles

March 29th, 2018


Nibbles is one of the amazing creations of Hanna-Barbera, and was brought to life by Francoise Brun-Cottan, a french 5-year old who got the role …

Bonus Ep4: Manny the Uncanny

March 12th, 2018


Hear the story of how Paul Rugg became Manny the Uncanny for Disney's One Saturday Morning. His journey from the ACME theater to ACME Academy is full …

Bonus Ep: Simpsons Shorts from Seward St.

February 21st, 2018


While Paul Germain was working at Gracie films organizing the voice records of The Simpsons Shorts, three animators and a colorist were busy bringing …

Bonus Ep: The Hey Arnold Theme Song

February 21st, 2018


Have you ever wondered how the theme song for Hey Arnold! came to be? Or have you ever wondered is there another version of the song? If you have, …

Disney's Recess Ep. 3

February 21st, 2018


The story of Created by Paul and Joe continues with episode 3. This time Paul is wrapped up in the creation of the most famous and most successful …

Bonus Episode: The Dino Spumoni Story

January 18th, 2018


Dino Spumoni's story, how the legendary singer was created for Hey Arnold!

Disney's Recess Ep 2

November 11th, 2017


In our second episode, Paul and Joe continue their odyssey to Hollywood and Disney's Recess. 

Joe gets a job at Rhythm and Hues and Paul gets a job …

Disney's Recess Ep1

November 7th, 2017


The Look Back Machine examines the history of the animated television show Disney's Recess with a multi-part series about its creation and its …

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