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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 18: Which animated films will come out on top for the 2018 holiday season?

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s podcast by discussing – given all of the stellar reviews that “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has received to date – why this Sony Pictures Animation film only earned $35.4 million over its opening weekend in domestic release. Drew & Jim also
look ahead to “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” & “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” which are both being released in
February of 2019


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

Given how the “LEGO Batman Movie” & “LEGO Ninjago Movie” performed last year, Warner Animation Group’s concerns about the “LEGO Movie” ‘s future as a film franchise

How did John Lasseter’s slow motion departure from Disney & Pixar impact “The Incredibles 2” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”

Why Lino DiSalvo’s involvement in the “Playmobil: The Movie” project means that Disney fans should definitely check out this movie when it’s released to theaters in August of 2019

How Hiyao Miyazaki almost directed a full-length animated feature based on Winsor McCay’s “Little Neo in Slumberland” comic strip

How the November 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy tripped up Walt Disney Studio’s original Camelot-based promotional plans for “The Sword & the Stone”


released December 23, 2018
Hosts: Jim Hill and Drew Taylor
Editor: Aaron 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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