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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 217: Why Disney got into the cel production business in the 1990s

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how much “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has earned to date at the worldwide box office. They then talk about the most recent set of lay-offs at DreamWorks Animation


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

How many performances of the stage version of Disney’s “The Lion King” have been presented on Broadway to date

What role was Bill Damaschke playing at WDAS when Jeffrey Katzenberg invited him to come help start up DreamWorks Animation

What was the name of the children’s record from the 1950s that Richard M & Robert B Sherman tried to turn into a full-length animated feature

Where was the European premiere of “Mushka” (i.e., Andreas Deja’s long-in-the-work, hand-drawn animated featurette”) recently held

Why was Disney Feature Animation forced to redo the first-ever-done-in-CAPS scene for “The Little Mermaid” back in 1989


released May 11, 2023
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Edited by Nancy Stadler and the amazing 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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