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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Why WDAS vets just don​’​t like Manny the Mammoth

by The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

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Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by reminiscing about what it was like to write “The Art of Pixar’s Onward” for Chronicle Books. Then Jim Hill tells the story of the role that the original “Ice Age” played in the downsizing of Disney’s hand-drawn animation operation.


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

Why Bob Chapek is especially proud of the fact that he was able to help turn 1997’s “Air Bud” into a full-fledged franchise for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

What Bruce W. Smith recently revealed about the late Kobe Bryant’s plans to build a brand-new animation studio

How that new “Simpsons” short, “Playdate with Destiny,” signals Disney’s sincere effort to leverage content created by 20th Century across the entire Company

When Disney’s live-action reboot of “Lilo & Stitch” is supposed to begin shooting in Hawaii

What troubles studio insiders about Disney’s decision to send “Winnie the Pooh” out into theaters in July of 2011 on the exact same day that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part Two” was supposed to debut


released March 3, 2020
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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