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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode - Why Disney​’​s “Toaster” got unplugged

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about some of the casting decisions that Walt Disney Studios has been making on its live-action reimagining of “The Little Mermaid.” They then look back at those two traditional animation / CG hybrid projects that Disney Studios almost produced in the early 1980s, “Where the Wild Things Are” & “The Brave Little Toaster”


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

How Disney Theatrical tried to persuade Harvey Fierstein to play Ursula the Sea Witch in the original Broadway production of “The Little Mermaid”

What’s particularly cool about Roger Bart being cast in the role of Hades in Shakespeare-in-the-Park’s upcoming stage production of Disney’s “Hercules”

Why – if you’re looking for an especially good screenplay to read – you need to track down Gary Whitta’s first draft of the script that he wrote for Fox’s now-canceled “Mouse Guard” movie

How Walt Disney Productions once planned to follow up “The Black Hole” with a sci-fi film that could basically have been called “Snow White and the Seven Droids”

How cost over-runs on EPCOT Center eventually forced Ron Miller to step away from his plan to have Disney Studios produce more innovative & ambitious films


released July 9, 2019
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
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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