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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 29: How MGM erased “Tom & Jerry” ‘s more racist moments

by Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by revealing which character Walt Disney Animation Studios favorite Alan Tudyk will be voicing in the live-action version of “Aladdin.” They then get into the convoluted history of Mammy Two Shoes, the seldom-seen-from-the-knees-up supporting character in the “Tom & Jerry” series that underwent an intriguing makeover in the 1960s & 1980s


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

Which character meet-n-greet had the longest line at 90s Nite at Disneyland Park

Could HBO’s “Finding Neverland” be having an impact on “Bubbles,” the stop-motion movie about Michael Jackson’s pet chimp that Taika Waititi is supposed to be making for Netflix

How – after Jim Henson’s untimely passing in May of 1990 – Disney CEO Michael Eisner put pressure on the Henson family to sign over the rights to the Muppets that appeared on “Sesame Street”

How Disney’s “John Henry” short was supposed to finally make it okay to release “Song of the South” on Blu-ray & DVD

Which character in Disney’s “Tarzan” was Chris Rock originally approached to voice


released March 19, 2019
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Editor: Aaron Z. Adams


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