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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - ILM​’​s flirtation with Frankenstein

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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First Drew Taylor shines a spotlight on Apple TV’s “Central Park” and HBO Max’s “Looney Tunes” cartoons. Then Jim Hill talks about how the success of “Toy Story” made Universal Pictures decide to go in a very different direction when it came to that Studio’s very first attempt at creating a feature-length CG film.


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

Which veteran Pixar director wrote the initial screenplay for Universal Pictures’ “Curious George” movie

Why was ILM so eager to line up another CG-heavy project to work on before production of “Star Wars -- Episode One: The Phantom Menace” had wrapped

Which two characters on “Fraggle Rock” best exemplified both sides of Jim Henson’s personality

Just how protective / attentive was Nick Park when it came to those plasticine figures he used to make the “Wallace & Gromit” movies

Which of Michael Eisner’s sons almost directed a remake of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” for Universal


released June 4, 2020
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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