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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 150: Why “Elf” & Pixar​’​s “Up” were so important to Ed Asner

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by noting the sad passing of Stephen Sondheim, legendary Broadway composer, at the age of 91. They then answer a listener question about which veteran Disney FX artist got loaned out by Walt to go work on “The Ten Commandments” & “Forbidden Planet”


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

Why Hayao Miyazaki decided to come out of retirement to direct a new animated feature for Studio Ghibli

Which graphic novel from 2013 served as the aspiration for Paramount’s “Rumble”

When will the third installment in DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls” series be arriving in theaters

Which popular TV show from the late 1960s wound up accidentally traumatizing Ed Asner’s daughter

Why did Pete Davidson wind up being the perfect actor to portray George Bailey at last year’s live online table read of Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life”


released November 30, 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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