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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 112: “Moana” & “Big Hero 6” fans are going to love “Raya and the Last Dragon”

March 3, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by marveling at how “The Croods: A New Age” (which was originally released to theaters back in November of last year) is still at the top of the box office. Drew then shares his thoughts on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 59th feature-length producti…

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 111: “Us Again” marks Disney’s return to theatrically released shorts

Feb. 23, 2021

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 car…

Arts Tv & Film Visual Arts

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 110: Which animated projects made Oscar’s short list

Feb. 16, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about Disney’s decision to shutter Blue Sky Studios & about Netflix’s ongoing efforts to challenge the Mouse’s domination when it comes to animation

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 109: How did the “Frozen” FX team help solve a 60-year-old mystery

Feb. 9, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill look back at how Pixar genuinely struggled to find a fitting comeuppance for the villain in 2009’s “Up”

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 108: DreamWorks Animation’s magical “To: Gerard”

Feb. 4, 2021

Drew & Jim talk with writer / director Taylor Meacham & producer Jeff Hermann about how DWA’s latest short was developed.

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 107: What’s particularly impressive about the “Pixar Popcorn” shorts

Jan. 28, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill first talk about Season 3 of Matt Groening’s “Disenchantment” on Netflix. They then discuss the “Soul” international dubbing controversy and why it’s important to remember when this Pete Docter movie was originally supposed to be released.

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 106: What’s the best time of year to release an animated feature?

Jan. 19, 2021

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…

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 105: What Arnold Schwarzenegger has in common with Harvey Fierstein

Jan. 5, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk 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”

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 104: Get ready for “Dog Man: The Movie”

Dec. 21, 2020

Drew does a deep dive on the historical significance of WDAS’ 1990 release, “The Rescuers Down Under”

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 103: DuckTales” reboot done after just 3 seasons

Dec. 7, 2020

Drew Taylor talks about the worst kept secret in television animation. then Jim looks back at when Walt Disney Animation Studios seriously toyed with setting 1973’s “Robin Hood” in the Deep South.

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 102: Who John Candy almost voiced in Disney’s “Pocahontas”

Nov. 26, 2020

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 …

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 101: The wonders of “Wolfwalkers”

Nov. 11, 2020

Drew Taylor shares his thoughts on Pixar's “Soul,” which will begin streaming on Disney+ December 25th

Tv & Film

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 100: The truth about Circle 7 Studios

Nov. 2, 2020

On the 100th episode of “Fine Tooning.” Bob Hilgenberg shares his memories of working at Circle 7 Studios.

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 99: How “Trollhunters” traveled from Disney to DreamWorks

Oct. 19, 2020

How “Trollhunters” traveled from Disney to DreamWorks

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor: Episode 97: What happened to Henry Selick’s “Shadow King”

Oct. 5, 2020

What happened to Henry Selick’s “Shadow King”

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 95: What will “Inside Pixar” reveal about Emeryville’s inner workings

Sept. 21, 2020

What will “Inside Pixar” reveal about Emeryville’s inner workings