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Disney Dish Ep 321: Why ABC initially said “No” to “Zorro”

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Len Testa and Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the news that came out of the most recent Disney quarterly earnings call. Then Jim Hill reveals why the founder of the American Broadcasting Company didn’t think that Roy & Walt were very good businessmen.


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

How many decades worth of development is the DisneylandForward plan supposed to cover

Why were CBS executives initially hesitant to greenlight production of “I Love Lucy”

When you should wait for the bus if you’re staying at the Dolphin & the Swan

How much will bragging rights cost you if you opt to book passage of the inaugural sailing of the Disney Wish

How much was Guy Williams paid per week when he was under contract to Walt Disney Productions


released May 17, 2021
Hosts: Len Testa and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by Aaron Z. Adams


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The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

Jim Hill is a writer, blogger, and theme park historian, and he'll be the first to tell you all of the back-room deals and corporate gossip that happens inside the Walt Disney Company.

Len Testa co-authors the Unofficial Guide series of travel books, focusing on theme parks.
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