Episodes

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 121:How Rainbow Mickey really came to be

May 12, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill look back at when walk-around versions of the Disney characters were rushed into EPCOT Center’s Future World section back in 1985

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 120: Do you remember those animated “Far Side” specials

May 4, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill discuss how “Vivo” went from being a DreamWorks Animation project to a Sony Picture Animation release that will soon be showing up on Netflix

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 119: Who’s directing the sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

April 27, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill take an in-depth look at the performance capture films that ImageMovers Digital produced

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 118: The tangled tale of “Tusker” & “The Legend of Tembo”

April 21, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about a pair of pachyderm-based animated features that never made it into a theater near you.

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 117: How horror legend Vincent Price became a Disney favorite

April 6, 2021

Drew Tailor & Jim Hill share what Adult Swim did this year on April Fools Day

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 116: Why animation studios love William Joyce

March 30, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Disney Studios’ latest readjustment of its theatrical release schedule will impact Pixar’s “Luca.” They then look back at how WDAS’ “Meet the Robinsons” came to be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fine Tooning:with Drew Taylor - Episode 115: Disney +’s “Rescuers Rangers” movie begins production

March 24, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the 700th episode of “The Simpsons.” They then look back at Disney Television Animation’s plans for its “TaleSpin” series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Fine Tooning:with Drew Taylor - Episode 114: Pepé Le Pew’s very weird back story

March 16, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing which animated features & shorts were nominated for Academy Awards this year. Then Drew shares what he learned from reading the screenplay for Disney’s never-produced, live-action “Gargoyles” movie Learn more about your ad choices. …

Fine Tooning:with Drew Taylor - Episode 113: How Judy Hopps became the lead character in Disney’s “Zootopia”

March 9, 2021

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing why the Golden Globes recognized Kemp Powers as the co-director of Pixar’s “Soul” just five hours before that awards ceremony. They also talked about who just got signed by Gracie Films to replace Harry Shearer as the official voice of…

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…

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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”