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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - When Disney went to pot to help “Fantasia” turn a profit

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Crumpet /Kermit cameo in Disney’s “Amphibia.” They also discuss that recent spate of spinoffs & revivals that are going forward without any input from the creators of those series


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

 Why -- in hindsight -- “The Muppets” should have been shown on Netflix back in 2015, rather than airing on ABC

 How protective was Stephen Hillenburg when it came to the characters he created for “SpongeBob SquarePants”

 Why did RKO initially cut over 25 minutes of footage out of “Fantasia” when that animated feature was first placed in general release in January of 1942

 What did Lewis Black say at the “Inside Out” press junket that really rattled Disney & Pixar’s marketing teams

 What -- according to Brad Bird -- is the real reason that “2001: A Space Odyssey” became a hit back in 1968 & 1969


released August 14, 2020
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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