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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - When WDAS almost shuttered

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor starts off this week’s episode by talking up “Harley Quinn,” that adult animated series that recently debuted on DC Universe. Then Jim Hill talks about “Sleeping Beauty” seriously underperforming at the box office in 1959 severely impacted Walt Disney Animation Studios in the 1960s


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

Why Walt Disney decided to go from making a full-length animated feature based on A.A. Milne’s “Winnie-the-Pooh” stories to just a series of featurettes

How many artists & animators lost their jobs at Walt Disney Animation Studios during the staff cut-backs of the late 1950s / early 1960s

Which actor (best known for playing one of Universal’s classic monsters) was Walt’s original pick to play Edgar the Butler in the aborted live-action version of “The Aristocats”

How the “Steven Universe Future” production team is making so very bold story-driven choices when it comes to the title character of this Cartoon Network show

Why Xerography fundamentally changed the production process at Walt Disney Animation Studios back in the early 1960s


released December 24, 2019


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The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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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