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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 27: Is Epcot​’​s “Journey into Imagination” pavilion about to get Docter​-​ed?

by Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this episode by wondering if John Lasseter’s luck is starting to run out at Skydance Animation. Largely because of that open letter Emma Thompson sent to the Los Angeles Times last week (in which Emma explained why exactly she was exiting Alessandro Carloni’s “Luck”). Drew & Jim then go on talk about how animated series like Netflix’s “Race to the Edge” & the Disney Channel’s “Hotel Transylvania: The Series” now factor into studios’ decisions to greenlight sequels like “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and “Hotel Transylvania 4.”


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

How Domee Shi & Becky Neiman (i.e., the director & the producer of Pixar’s latest Academy Award-winning short, “Bao”) handled questions from the press about John Lasseter

Did the success of “Inside Out” back in 2015 play into Sony Picture Animation’s decision to shut down development of Genndy Tartakovsky’s fantastic-journey-through-one-boy’s-imagination movie, “Can You Imagine?”

How the Mr. Mime scenes in the “Detective Pikachu” trailers suggest that the folks at Legendary Entertainment are following the “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” template when it comes to combining live-action & animation (which is a good thing. Honest).

How close to the release date of “Despicable Me 2” did Al Pacino opt out of voicing “El Macho”

How much did DreamWorks Animation reportedly spend on re-recording “Shrek” all because – three months before this CG movie was supposed to be released to theaters -- Mike Myers decided that this film’s title character should have a Scottish accent


released March 5, 2019
Hosts: Jim Hill and Drew Taylor
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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