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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 24: Animation news, SparkShort and Robin Williams was supposed to voice who?

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by recapping the 46th annual Annie Awards. They then debate the pros & cons of “Purl,” Pixar’s inaugural SparkShort, before then talking about how “Ralph Breaks the Internet almost started with the funeral of a famous video game character.


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

How Dame Julie Andrews’ decision to pass on playing the Balloon Lady in “Mary Poppins Returns” led to Disney Legend Angela Lansbury being cast in that role

How “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” won’t be ready in time for Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ official 30th birthday (i.e., May 1st of this year) and will now reportedly open in July

Why the “B” story in “The Incredibles 2” seems awfully familiar to fans of Michael Keaton’s 1983 domestic comedy, “Mr. Mom”

How Alan Tudyk wasn’t actually called in to voice the character of Heihei in Disney’s “Moana” until work was completed on that Ron Clements & John Musker, Don Hall & Chris Williams film

Which book did then-Disney Studios head Jeffery Katzenberg take on vacation for study purposes so that he could then better understand the animation process


released February 11, 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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