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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Remembering Disney​’​s “Fraidy Cat”

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off this week’s episode with a lengthy excerpt from Sir Elton John’s official autobiography where the singer / songwriter looks back on his role in the creation of Disney’s “The Lion King.” Then Drew & Jim share what they know about Ron Clements & John Musker’s aborted animated feature which was to have been an affectionate send-up of Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense films


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

Why Sir Elton John was certain that the stage version of Disney’s “The Lion King” would be a complete disaster

Why Aerosmith was actually WDI’s third choice when it came to which group’s song catalog should “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster” be built around

Why Don Bluth’s September 1979 departure from Walt Disney Animation Studios effectively doomed Disney’s animated version of “The Chronicles of Prydain”

Why did John Lasseter invite Ron Clements & John Musker up to Emeryville for a meeting with Pixar’s senior staff in the Fall of 2005

Why is Sir Elton John not exactly a fan of Jon Favreau’s “Lion King” reboot


released October 29, 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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