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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 111: “Us Again” marks Disney​’​s return to theatrically released shorts

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by explaining why animation fans should really give Disney’s “Cruella” a chance. They then talk with “Tom & Jerry” director Tim Story about what it took to create a modern-day live-action / CG film which was then based on this 81-year-old set of cartoon characters


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

Will John Lasseter get the “Allen v. Farrow” treatment when “Luck” and/or “Spellbound” finally make their debut on Apple TV+

The COVID-related challenges that Tim Story faced when he returned to NYC to shoot additional scenes for “Tom & Jerry”

How Disney’s “DuckTales” reboot intends to go out with a bang next month with a special 90 minute-long finale episode

Why you’ll have to wait ‘til June to see Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest short if you don’t see “Raya & the Last Dragon” in theaters

Which well-known comic isn’t returning to voice Gizmo for that “Gremlins” prequel series which is being prepped for HBO Max


released February 23, 2021
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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