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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Who John Candy almost voiced in Disney​’​s “Pocahontas”

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by sharing their thoughts on the “Animaniacs!” reboot which debuted on Hulu on November 20th. They then go on talk about how Warner Bros. decision to release “Wonder Woman 1984” to theaters on the exact same day this Patty Jenkins film debuts on HBO Max may change Hollywood forever


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

How a trip back home for Thanksgiving after “The Rescuers Down Under” tanked at the box office led to Mike Gabriel deciding to pitch “Pocahontas” as Disney’s next animated feature

Why Tom & Jerry wound up appearing as walk-around characters at Disney-MGM Studios theme park during the Summer of 1993

What’s different about the way that Paul Rudish & his team are approaching the “Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse” shorts

Which animation legend worked on the opening credits sequences for 1975’s “Return of the Pink Panther” & 1976’s “The Pink Panther Strikes Again”

What was historically significant about the January 2020 theatrical release of “Sonic the Hedgehog”


released November 26, 2020
Hosts: Drew Taylor and Jim Hill
Fabulously edited by 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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