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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Hand​-​drawn “Klaus” is a heartfelt charmer

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by comparing what “Frozen 2” made over its opening weekend to how Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” redo did when it debuted domestically back in July. Then Drew & Jim talk about why Pixar & Walt Disney Animation Studios kept trading off the long-Thanksgiving-Weekend release window as the 1990s gave way to the 2000s


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

How Billy Wilder almost made a Marx Brothers movie back in the 1960s that was set at the United Nations

Why Disney Studios decided to put “Frozen 2” out in theaters the weekend before Thanksgiving

What Disney did back in November of 1997 to deliberately undermine the potential box office earnings of Fox Animation’s “Anastasia”

How Michael Eisner’s plan to trip up Steve Jobs by moving the release date of “Finding Nemo” from Thanksgiving 2002 to May of 2003 backfired spectacularly on Disney’s CEO

Why it was the June 1976 release of 20th Century Fox’s “The Omen” – rather than the huge tickets sales for Universal Pictures’ “Jaws” (which had been released to theaters in June of the previous year – that made Hollywood a true believer in summer blockbuster season


released November 30, 2019
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Editor: Nancy Stadler


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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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