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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Picking a proper princess song for “Aladdin”

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the teaser trailer for Pixar’s “Onward.” Then it’s a discussion of why it took Alan Menken four different tries before he finally found the perfect power ballad for Princess Jasmine to sing in Disney’s “Aladdin”


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

How Alan Menken likes to take pieces of the underscore from the Disney animated movies he’s worked on and then turn these pieces of music into full-fledged songs for the Broadway musical versions of these movies

Why Walt Disney Pictures may now be lowballing the projections that it puts out in advance of the studio’s upcoming releases

Why Artur Baranov’s redoing of the “Sonic the Hedgehog” trailer demonstrates that it may not actually be a good thing for the production team at Paramount Animation to revert to the original cartoon design of this Sega game character

The various other “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” reboots / reimaginings that Disney Studios almost produced over the past 40 years

Which director/team of directors has ridden herd on the greatest number of animated features over the past 60 years


released June 11, 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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