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Fine Tooning - Behind​-​the​-​scenes on Disney​’​s “The Black Cauldron”

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill first talk about how DC’s recent round of layoffs may throw a damper on this weekend’s FanDome event. They then talk about the enormous impact that Don Bluth’s September 1979 exit from Walt Disney Feature Animation had on that studio


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

How the Jim Henson Company is reinventing its “Storyteller” franchise from the late 1980s

Why Ewan McGregor (who’s just been announced as the voice of Cricket in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”) likely won’t have all that many lines in this stop motion film

How much Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale got paid for Disney’s live-action “Beauty & the Beast” from 20

Which comedy legend originally voiced King Eidilleg in Disney’s “The Black Caulrdon,” only to then have the producer of that animated feature cut everything that this veteran performer recorded because his voice was too recognizable

What was the name of the “Fantasia” follow-up that Disney toyed with producing in the early 1980s


released August 25, 2020
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by Aaron z. Adams


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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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