Episodes

Oct. 17, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 237: “Once Upon a Studio” is an artful, heartfelt tribute to Disney Animation

(Jim had a technical issue from 5min-10min in this show. If the crackle is too distracting, jump to 10:22 into the show. It's clean again after that point.) Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about …
Oct. 10, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 236: How “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” helped change Feature Animation at Disney

How “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” helped change Feature Animation at Disney
Oct. 3, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 235: How “Toy Story Funday Football” turned Wembley Stadium into Andy’s Bedroom

Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about this year’s edition of Fantastic Fest. They then discuss “Pencils Vs Pixels,” the upcoming documentary that discusses how the rise of CG in the 1990s led t…
Sept. 26, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 234: Which obscure Disney toons turn up in “Once Upon a Studio”

The guys divide-and-conquer this time around. With Jim Hill doing the news segment of this week’s show all by his lonesome. Then Drew Taylor interviews acclaimed author Dave Bossert about his two new Disney-related books Lea…
Sept. 19, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 233: What got cut out on Don Bluth’s “The Land Before Time”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how many ways one can view the stage musical version of Dreamworks’ “The Prince of Egypt.” They also talk about the “Harley Quinn” spin-off that Warner Bros. An…
Sept. 12, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 232: Who almost played the villain in Disney’s “The Rescuers”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the big reaction “Once Upon a Studio” got at this year’s Destination D23. They then talk about “Good Chemistry: The Story of Elemental,” which debuts on Disney+…
Aug. 29, 2023

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 231: Remembering Arleen Sorkin, the original voice of Harley Quinn

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about which villainous cartoon characters are supposed to appear at DCA during this year’s “Oogie Boogie Bash.” They also reveal who’ll now be voicing Rocky the Ro…
Aug. 24, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 230: 4K version of “Cinderella” debuts this Friday on Disney+

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how well Laika’s “Coraline” did at the box office during its recent re-release to theaters. They then talk about how ABC Audio is readying a 12 episode podca…
Aug. 15, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 229: Get ready for “Playdate with Winnie the Pooh”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what Pixar president Jim Morris had to say about “Elemental.” They then touched on a number of animation-related events around the country that are coming to a clo…
Aug. 1, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 227: “Steamboat Silly” brings Mickey Mouse short series to a triumphant close

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing which Sony Pictures productions now have new release dates thanks to the strikes. They also look back at when “The Simpsons Ride” replaced “Back to the Future: …
July 25, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 226: How “The Adventures of Andre & Wally B” came to be

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about what it was like to panel in Hall H at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. Then he & Jim Hill recount what happened on the show floor at the Paramount bo…
July 18, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 225: How are Illumination & DreamWorks Animation films impacting WDAS

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about the premiere of Disney’s new “Haunted Mansion” movie which was held down in Anaheim. Then Jim Hill reviews this Saturday & Sunday’s offerings at San Diego Comic-Con. L…
July 11, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 224: Which animated classic from Disney is next slated to receive the live-action redo treatment

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about “Nimona,” Netflix’s newest animated feature. They then shine a spotlight on a number of the animated projects coming from Warner Bros Discovery this Summe…
July 4, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 223: Which animated classic from Disney is next slated to receive the live-action redo treatment

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about “Nimona,” Netflix’s newest animated feature. They then shine a spotlight on a number of the animated projects coming from Warner Bros Discovery this Summe…
June 6, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 221: How is Disney’s “Little Mermaid” doing at the overseas box office

Animation news including a walk-thru of the Elemental Experience mall tour, and a discussion about the Little Mermaid
May 30, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 220: All of the other actresses who almost voiced Ursula

Pat Carol did an amazing job voicing Ursula in the animated version of "The Little Mermaid"..But it could've been...
May 23, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 219: The many ways Disney has reinvented Winnie-the-Pooh

Animation news and Jim talks about the many reinventions of Winnie-the-Pooh
May 11, 2023

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 217: Why Disney got into the cel production business in the 1990s

Disney sold both production and reproduction cels. Jim and Drew talk about why.
April 25, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 215: Chris Meledandri to be honored for Excellence in Animation

The founder and CEO of animation studio Illumination, Chris Meledandri, will receive CinemaCon's Award of Excellence in Animation
April 18, 2023

Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 214: How “Peter & the Wolf” almost wound up in “Fantasia”

Jim explains how “Peter & the Wolf” almost wound up in “Fantasia”