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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - “Bambi” ‘s troubled trip to the big screen

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about some of the Disney theme park-related projects that animation master Eric Goldberg created new footage for. They also look back at how Walt Disney Animation Studios struggled in the late 1930s / early 1940s to create a full-length animated feature to follow the hugely successful “Snow White”


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

How the under-performance of “UglyDolls” at the box office back in May forced STX to shift the release date of “Playmobile: The Movie” to early December of this year

Why all of the cute animals who helped Snow White clean the Seven Dwarfs cottage made Walt think that “Bambi” would a piece of cake to make

How “Infinity Train” started out somewhat wobbly on Cartoon Network but then got better (More importantly, this 5-night event is sure to be loved by corgi owners)

How many times did Cartoon Network & Titmouse have to retool the pilot of “Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart” before production of that new animated series was allowed to go forward

How many minutes did Walt have to cut out of “Bambi” ‘s original proposed running time before Disney Studios could finally afford to finish production of this animated feature


released August 13, 2019
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Editor: Nancy Stadler


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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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