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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 13: "Cycles" breaks new ground for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Live​-​action "Lilo & Stitch" now in development

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week's podcast by sharing their impressions of the recently released teaser trailer for Disney's live-action reimagining of "Aladdin." Drew & Jim then discuss how the huge popularity of "Lilo & Stitch" overseas undoubtedly factored into the Studio's decision to put a live-action / CG hybrid reboot of this 2002 WDAS hand-drawn film into development. Finally Taylor talks about what it's like to experience "Cycles," Walt Disney Animation Studios' first-ever virtual-reality short


This episode of "Fine Tooning" discusses:

How Terry Rossio (i.e., the co-screenwriter of the original animated version of Disney's "Aladdin") feels about the live-action version of this project that the Studio is now readying for release
How John Lasseter's reportedly dislike of Disney's "Lilo & Stitch" supposedly led to the Studio pulling Chris Sanders off of "American Dog"
The two different "Stitch" -based animated series that were deliberately created for markets outside of the United States
Is Walt Disney Pictures unintentionally folding the market by releasing the live-action versions of "Dumbo," "Aladdin" & "The Lion King" all within the same 113 day period?
Which Walt Disney & Pixar Animation Studio vets have already worked on shorts for Google's Spotlight Story program
How "Cycles" director Jeff Gipson used sound to help viewers of WDAS's first-ever virtual-reality-short know what to look at when


released October 16, 2018
Hosts:: Jim Hill and Drew Taylor
Editor: 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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