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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 20: Controversy engulfs Lasseter​’​s arrival at Skydance

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill discuss what’s sure to be one of the biggest animation stories of 2019: David Ellison hiring John Lasseter to be the new head of Skydance Animation. Drew & Jim also look back at Lasseter’s last year or so at Disney & Pixar and muse over whether “Cars 3” ‘s under-performance at the box office & the cancellation of “Gigantic” contributed to John’s downfall


Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:
Warner’s allegedly incredibly quick push-back to WME’s overture as to whether John Lasseter – who reportedly is a life-long Looney Tune fan – could maybe find a new home at that animation studio

How to experience the trippy black-light portion of NYC’s “Mickey: The True Original” exhibition without then getting nicked for its $38 entrance fee

How the PR team at Disney XD really bobbled the promotion of “The Phineas and Ferb Effect,” that years-in-the-making hour-long crossover event between “Milo Murphy’s Law” & “Phineas and Ferb”

How – at the moment, anyway -- Louis C.K. and John Lasseter seem to be dealing with many of the exact same public perception issues when it comes to their on-going reputation rehab problems.

How Netflix’s dropping-all-12-episodes-of-a-brand-new-animated-series-in-one-fell-swoop technique is seriously undermining Disney Television Animation’s old school style of releasing one new episode every week or so.


released January 15, 2019
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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