Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor

Jim and Drew break down the animation world frame by frame, until you get the singular picture. If you love Disney animation, Pixar, and the classics that were hand sketched, or built out of 1's and 0's in a computer, this is the podcast that draws you in.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 50 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by explaining why animation fans should really give Disney’s “Cruella” a chance. They then talk with “Tom & Jerry” director Tim Story about what it took to create a modern-day live-action / CG film which was then based on this 81-year-old set of cartoon characters  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about Disney’s short-sighted decision to shutter Blue Sky Studios. They also talk about Netflix’s ongoing efforts to challenge the Mouse’s domination when it comes to animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about which character Luke Evans will be playing in Robert Zemeckis’ live-action redo of Disney’s “Pinocchio.” They then look back at how Pixar genuinely struggled to find a fitting comeuppance for the villain in 2009’s “Up” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by revealing how Blue Sky Studios’ “Epic” was almost made by Pixar. They then talk with writer/director Taylor Meacham & producer Jeff Hermann about how DWA’s latest short was developed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill first talk about Season 3 of Matt Groening’s “Disenchantment” on Netflix. They also discuss the “Soul” international dubbing controversy and why it’s important to remember when this Pete Docter movie was originally supposed to be released. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Pete Docter appears to be stepping away from directing films for Pixar Animation Studios. They also explain why the theatrical release of “Bob’s Burger: The Movie” will be a somewhat bittersweet experience for the folks at Bento Box Entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how many of the animated features are hopefully headed into theaters in 2021. Then Drew takes a look back at the development of Disney’s “The Emperor’s New Groove” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing all of the animation-related news that came out of last week’s Investors Day event. Drew then does a deep dive on the historical significance of WDAS’ 1990 release, “The Rescuers Down Under” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor talks about the worst kept secret in television animation (i.e., That Disney ceased production of its popular “DuckTales” series over a year ago). Then Jim Hill looks back at when Walt Disney Animation Studios seriously toyed with setting 1973’s “Robin Hood” in the Deep South, rather than in Merrie Olde England Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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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 to 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Jim Hill starts off this week’s show by talking about what he watched on YouTube as a distraction as he waited for Election Results. Then Drew Taylor shares his thoughts on “Soul,” Pixar’s new animated feature (which will begin streaming on Disney+ on December 25th) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Bob Hilgenberg joins Drew Taylor & Jim Hill on the 100th episode of “Fine Tooning.” As the co-writer of “Monsters, Inc. 2: Monsters in Scaradice” & a never-produced version of “Toy Story 3,” Bob shares his memories of working at Circle 7 Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the recent restructuring at The Walt Disney Company and how it will impact animation going forward. They then conclude their history of Disney Double Dare You, which was to have launched a whole new arm at the Studio that made “ … films that thrill & chill for children of all ages.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Pixar’s “Soul” will now premiere on Disney+. They also look back at how Disney’s family-friendly reputation actually prevented Walt from making the sorts of movies he wanted his Studio to produce Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about what David Lowery is doing to bring a little diversity to Neverland. They also look back at the stop motion movie that Disney stopped production on just 14 months before it was due to be released to theaters. Check out six clips of Henry Selick's work on "Shadow King" here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Tailor starts off this week’s episode by talking about the SparkShort that Madeline Sharafian directed which will debut in front of Pete Doctor’s “Soul.” Then Jim Hill looks at “Animal Crackers,” the 3D computer-animated feature that got tangled up in Harvey Weinstein’s legal troubles Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill celebrate “Harley Quinn” getting picked up for a third season (Though not at DC Universe, but -- rather -- over on HBO Max). They also look back at “Freakazoid !,” Steven Spielberg’s third collaboration with Warner Bros. Animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about “Once Upon a Snowman,” the new short from Walt Disney Animation Studios which will be premiering on Disney+ on October 23rd. Jim also shares a letter that Bugs Bunny supposedly sent to Mickey Mouse back in January of 1984 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about why The Walt Disney Company had to reveal that the live-action version of “Mulan” is coming to Disney+ this December. Jim Hill then wonders if it’s wise that Netflix’s “Over the Moon” & Sony Pictures Animation’s “Connected” share the same October 23 rd release date Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by paying tribute to Saturday morning television veteran Joe Ruby. They then talk about how Disney’s recent “Raya and the LastDragon” news is pretty much par for the course when it comes to modern day feature animation product at the Mouse House Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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