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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - How a Mel Gibson movie became a Will Smith film

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor starts off the episode by sharing his thoughts on Warner Bros. “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.” Jim Hill then does a deep dive on “Gemini Man,” the long-in-development production that originally started off life as a project at Disney’s Secret Lab


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

How Rob Letterman took all of the FX experience he acquired while directing 2010’s “Gulliver’s Travels” & 2015’s “Goosebumps” and then applied that to “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”

Why “Inside Job,” Netflix’s upcoming animated series, seems like sort of a spiritual sequel to Disney XD’s “Gravity Falls”

What link-from-the-past do CBS’ new “Star Trek” animated series and Netflix’s “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” have in common

Why any parent with a daughter who draws really needs to chase down a copy of Disney’s “Pencils, Pens & Brushes: A Great Girls’ Guide to Disney Animation”

How Disney’s effects wizards originally hoped to make it look as though the young Mel Gibson from 1982’s “The Year of Living Dangerously” were performing right alongside the older Mel Gibson from 1999’s “Payback”


released April 30, 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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