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English, Travel/Tourism, 1 season, 1018 episodes, 3 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes
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Join Jim Hill and co-hosts Len Testa, Dustin Fuhs, Drew Taylor, Aaron Adams, Michelle C. Valladolid and Dan Zehr as they talk about the multi-faceted Walt Disney Company - including Pixar, Lucasfilm and Disney Studios - as well as Universal Studios and the world of collectibles.
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 475: Re-opened 1900 Park Fare serves up a superior character meal

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start this week’s show by deep-diving into the changes the Disney Parks are about to make to their DAS policy. They also continue their look back at WDW’s Tomorrowland Throughout this episode, listeners will learn about: How many episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” has Ice-T appeared in to date What were Disney Legend John Hench’s concerns about the version of World Showcase that was almost built next to WDW’s TTC How long did it take the team at WDW’s Food Labs to create that translucent fruit that was served aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” When was Phase One of “Project Florida” originally supposed to end construction How tall was Thunder Mesa (i.e., the table-top mountain that was supposed to house WDW’s “Western River Expedition” ride) supposed to be Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202455 minutes, 30 seconds
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Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 52-5: How King Kong came to be at the Universal theme parks

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how the M3gan horde became the break-out hit at last year’s Halloween Horror Nights. They also discuss Universal Orlando’s Stella Nova & Terra Luna resorts Throughout this episode, listeners will learn about: What role did Michael Eisner play in setting Paramount Pictures’ “King Kong” remake in motion back in the mid-1970s Why did Universal Pictures insist that certain scenes in “M3gan” be reshot Why did Universal Studios Hollywood temporarily shut down “Earthquake: The Big One” back in October of 1989 Which Universal Pictures release back in November of 1974 introduced the world to Sensurround Which after-hours event at the Disney Parks inspired Universal’s Grad Bash Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202453 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 434: The creatures that got cut from Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by looking back at how Walt Disney Studios did effects back in the 1960s. They also talk about the version of “Toy Story 3” that Circle 7 Studios had in development Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: When will “Kung Fu Panda 4” be available for viewing on digital platforms like Amazon Video & iTunes How far back did the release date of Disney’s live-action version of “Moana” get pushed back When did Happy Meals toys rethemed around Pixar’s “Elio” become available for purchase in Mexico What name did Disney used for “The Good Dinosaur” when this Pixar production was first announced at the D23 Expo back in August of 2011 Who will be voicing the Mother of the title character in Pixar’s “Elio” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202444 minutes, 21 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 474: Why Disney World’s Asian Resort never got built

Len Testa & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing how the Shooting Gallery at WDW’s Magic Kingdom will soon close to become a DVC lounge. They also take a look back at Tomorrowland in this same theme park circa late 1971 / early 1972. Throughout this episode, listeners will learn about: Which then-husband & wife team were originally supposed to play the leads in Disney’s never-produced “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” sequel When does it appear that the Magic Kingdom will be opening its version of “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” Which “Avatar” film is the new experience that Bob Iger recently revealed was in the works for Disneyland in Anaheim supposed to be based on What significant eco-friendly change is supposedly in the works for Florida’s version of Autopia According to John Hench, which proposed WDW resorts were deliberately designed in such a way that they could then be seen from inside of the Magic Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202450 minutes, 22 seconds
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I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 4 : Disney's Tiki Culture & Merchandise

In Episode 4 of "I Want That Too," where we venture into the world of Disney merchandise, with a special focus on the Tiki culture found within the Disney universe. Join entertainment writer Jim Hill and co-host Lauren Hersey as they uncover the stories behind Disney collectibles, explore the history of the Enchanted Tiki Room, and dive into the resurgence of Tiki culture among Disney fans and collectors. In This Episode: The Significance of April 5th in Disney Park History: Discover why this date holds a special place in the hearts of Disney fans. Spotlight on Tiki Culture: A deep dive into the history of the Enchanted Tiki Room and its controversial management change, exploring how Tiki culture has been integrated into the Disney parks and merchandise. Featured Merchandise: The newly released Zazu shoulder plush in celebration of "The Lion King's" 30th anniversary and a look at the coveted Tiki mugs that have become a collector's dream. Book Review: "Before the Birds Sang Words" by Ken Bruce, offers an in-depth exploration of Disney's feathered friends and the technology behind their creation. Sponsor Shoutout: A big thank you to TouringPlans.com for making this deep dive into Disney's Tiki culture possible. Listener Engagement: We invite our listeners to share their Disney collections and stories. Reach out to us at [email protected] or [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202441 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 433: How we went from Bluto to Brutus & back again

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start this week’s show by talking about many of the animation-related books that will hit store shelves later this year. They also discuss how “Aladdin” commemorated its 10th year on Broadway Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which member of the “Frozen” voice cast just collaborated on a Putnum’s Book for Young Readers How does “Disney Junior’s Ariel!” blend the 1989 animated feature with the 2023 live-action reboot What made the Hanna Barbera-produced “Popeye” cartoons different from the shorts that previously starred this character from King’s Feature Syndicate When was “Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse” originally supposed to be released to theaters How old were Hiccup & Astrid originally supposed to be in Dreamworks’ first “How to Train Your Dragon” movie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202442 minutes, 41 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 473: Do you remember WDW’s Treasure Island

Len Testa & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing the truce-of-sorts that’s recently been brokered between the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District & Disney. They also talk about the drone show that will debut at Disney Springs on May 24th Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which annual event – which is held over in Tampa – made the Imagineers hesitant to bring Disneyland’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride to Florida Why is much of Epcot’s Morocco pavilion currently hidden behind construction fences When did Walt Disney make his very last visit to the Studios that he & his brother Roy built in Burbank What is Tiana asking Guests to help out with when they set sail on her “Bayou Adventure” How did WDI upset the turkey vultures who frequent the WDW Resort Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202452 minutes, 23 seconds
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Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 51-4: Remembering the “Ghostbusters Spooktacular” attraction

 Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start this week’s episode by taking a look back at the “How to Train Your Dragon” film franchise. They then pivot to discussing the latest land to be unveiled for Epic Universe Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which character did Wayne Brady almost get heat stroke playing at a Disney Park How many different movie studios have released “How to Train Your Dragon” films over the past 14 years What was especially cool about the “Casper the Friendly Ghost” ride that Universal Creative developed for that Company’s theme parks Who was originally supposed to be the lead of the first “Ghostbusters” movie Residents of which two states can take advantage of the latest Universal Orlando ticket offer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/30/202458 minutes, 14 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan Ep94 : Star Wars TruMoo Blue Milk hits store shelves nationally next month

 Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about “Imperial March.” They then discuss why “Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny” wound up being such a disappointment Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Who threw the switch at the Empire State Building to start a celebration of Star Wars villainy Which UK Prime Minister played a part in the launching of “May the Fourth Be With You” as a popular phrase among Star Wars fans Who’s writing that “Star Wars ICONS Darth Vader” book that Insight Editions will be publishing later this Fall Which “Rebel Moon” star auditioned to play the role of Anakin Skywalker in “Attack of the Clones” When did Captain Rex, Captain Gregor & Commander Wolffe first appear on “Star Wars: Rebels” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202455 minutes, 14 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 472: Why the “Disney Fairies” franchise faded out

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the construction permits that just got filed for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. They then discuss the “Encanto” -themed show that will be presented in front of CommuniCore Plaza later this Summe Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What’s the difference between a Milky Way bar and Three Musketeers Which Dinoland U.S.A. structures are supposed to survive this side of Disney’s Animal Kingdom being transformed into an “Encanto” -themed area What toy line did Disney Consumer Products launch in the mid-2000s with the hope that it would then become a “Disney Princesses” -like success with little boys Which “Clueless” star did Disney originally cast as Tinker Bell’s speaking voice How did Tom Staggs alter Jay Rasulo’s original plans for the Fantasyland expansion that was first announced back in September of 2009 Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202443 minutes, 20 seconds
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I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 3: The origins of Orange Bird at the Disney Parks (audio Only)

Lauren Hersey & Jim Hill start off this edition of “I Want That Too!” by talking about 90s Con. They then take a look at the merch that was offered at this year’s International Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which national tragedy tripped the original theatrical release of Disney’s “Sword in the Stone” Who was originally supposed to be Mickey Mouse’s neighbor in the original version of Toontown at Disneyland Park in Anaheim What was some of the corporations who originally signed on to be Walt Disney World sponsors How did Chuuby the bird in “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” get his name Which sequence from a Disney animated feature from the 1960s do John Lasseter, Glen Keane & Andreas Deja cite as a reason that they pursued careers in animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202437 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 432: When Tim Allen almost played the Cat in the Hat

 Drew Taylor starts off by revealing what he saw at the preview event for this year’s D23 Expo. Then Jim Hill shares a history of Genndy Tartakovsky’s never-completed “Popeye”  Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which D23 Expo events are going to presented this time around over at the Honda Center, rather than inside of the Anaheim Convention Center Why did Robin Williams want Walt Disney Productions to fly some Imagineers over to Malta back in 1980 Which sequel did Sony Pictures Animation officials ask Genndy Tartakovsky to work on out ahead of proceeding with his feature-length animated version of “Popeye” Why did Bluto get replaced with Brutus back in the early 1960s How did the cancellation of the “Sprockets” movie factor into Mike Myers agreeing to play the title role in Universal Pictures’ “The Cat in the Hat” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202453 minutes, 54 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep. 471: When may “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” open at WDW’s Magic Kingdom

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Disney World’s latest ticket offer for Florida residents. They’re then joined by veteran Imagineer Jim Shull who shares some behind-the-scenes stories Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What’s significant about the dates that WDW’s latest ticket offer is available for Where is the control booth for DCA’s “Grizzly River Run” attraction located Why are Universal Orlando officials so interested in learning where people plan on starting their next Florida vacation Where was the NYC version of David Copperfield’s Magic Underground restaurant supposed to be located What happens when you make the Cast Members who drive the monorail nervous   Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202448 minutes, 37 seconds
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Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 50-4: Raise a glass to Butterbeer Season

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the various ways to park-hop at the Universal Orlando Resort. They then talk about how Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating its 60th anniversary Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: When did Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure first begin operates at IOA How much did “Kung Fu Panda 4” earned over its opening weekend in North America When did Hot Butterbeer go from being a seasonal thing at the Universal Parks to becoming a beverage you could get all year round How much did NBCUniversal spend to acquire Dreamworks Animation back in 2016 Which Disney Imagineer designed the original Glamour Tram for Universal Studios Hollywood back in 1964 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/16/202456 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 431:Disney Movie Club closes for good on May 20th

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the 96th Academy Awards. They then take a look at how well “Kung Fu Panda 4” did at the domestic box office over this past weekend.  Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What did Totie Fields say to Gene Simmons when they met backstage at “The Mike Douglas Show” Which animated feature did many Hollywood insiders think was going to take home the Oscar this year Who is the author of the best-selling series of books that DreamWorks Animation’s “The Wild Robot” is based on Which sitcom star from the 1970s played the villain in Disney’s “Scandalous John” How many people lost their jobs last week when Warner Bros Discovery announced that they were shutting down Roosters Teeth after 21 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202438 minutes, 43 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 470: How WDW fans plan on gaming that “free water park” perk

Len Testa & Jim Hill are joined by Christina Harrison, who talks up the very best eats to be found at the 2024 edition of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. Len & Jim then take a closer look at Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea On this episode, listeners will learn about: Which attraction in Dreamworks Land will key off of “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” Why are stores at the Disney theme parks still stocking “Monsters University” merch, more than a decade after this Pixar film was first released to theaters Which hit Fox TV series from the 1990s is The Walt Disney Company reportedly considering reviving When do young girls supposedly age out of being fans of the Disney Princess franchise How soon after the first “Frozen” film first opened in theaters did the Oriental Land Company announce that it would be adding a land keying off of that Academy Award-winning animated feature to Tokyo DisneySea Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 49 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan Ep 93: How Billy Dee Williams was recruited for Star Wars

 Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing why “The Mandalorian & Grogu” will be shot in the State of California. They also talk about the first five episodes of Season 3 of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: When will the new version of the “Star Tours: The Adventures Continue” ride film debut at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida and Disneyland Paris What frustrated Ewan McGregor about the shooting of the finale of “Star Wars – Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith” Who was Billy Dee Williams’ stunt double when it came to the scene in “Return of the Jedi” when Lando Calrissian dangled over the Sarlacc pit When does Stellan Skarsgard believe that the second season of “Star Wars: Andor” will begin airing on Disney+ How will the announced layoffs at Electronic Arts reportedly impact that Star Wars-themed first-person shooter that Respawn Entertainment was working on Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/9/202458 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 430: “Maximum Horsepower” & other animated series that didn’t get greenlit

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Sean Bailey’s sudden departure from Walt Disney Studios. They then talk about why WDAS vet Hyrum Osmond will be sorely missed by “Frozen” fans Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: How has the “Curious George Goes to Town” area at Universal Studios Florida been repurposed When was “Song of the South” last released to theaters What do “Psycho 4” and “A Day in the Park with Barney” have in common Which Disney franchise was based on Bambi’s best friend Why did Walt Disney Television Animation start producing series based on hit Disney films like “Aladdin” & “The Lion King” in the early 1990s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202447 minutes, 20 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 469: Will Jollywood Nights return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2024

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about why the WDW Resort revealed its hotel rates for 2025 months ahead of schedule. They then wrap up their series about the construction of Tomorrowland at Disneyland Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Where the math actually maths for WDW’s free-entry-into-the-water-parks-on-arrival-day offer What’s different about the newly updated Tequila Experience at Epcot’s La Cava Where did hundreds of thousands of snow geese stop for a bite as they’re flying back to Canada When did the very first “Tomorrowland” -themed episode of the “Disneyland” TV show air during the first season of this ABC series Which Disney animator handled the ID monster in MGM’s “Forbidden Planet” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 2: Uncover the Secrets Behind Disney's Most Iconic Accessory

Dive into the world of Disney merch with Lauren Hersey and Jim Hill as they explore the iconic Mickey Mouse Ear Hats. Learn how these beloved hats made their way into the parks and evolved into the Minnie Mouse Ear headband craze we see today, all starting from the Mickey Mouse Club.  In this episode, Lauren and Jim cover a wide range of topics, including: -The legacy of "The Lion King" from its original animation to Broadway and the upcoming Prequel. -The Disney Store's unique presence within Target stores. -Insights into when "Wish" the animated movie will hit Disney+ and why the Blu-Ray might become a collector's item -The evolution and significance of Minnie Ears within Disney culture. -An introduction to the new Disney Villains-themed wedding dresses. - A celebration of "Aladdin" on Broadway's 10th anniversary The #IWantThatToo podcast and web show is part of the Jim Hill Media Podcast Network. Catch today's episode wherever you get your podcasts and watch on YouTube @JimHillMedia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202447 minutes, 4 seconds
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Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 49-3: Remember when the Universal Orlando Resort had a different name

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing the change that’s reportedly in the works for “Skull Island: Reign of Kong.” They also talk about the Universal Monsters Tribute Store that just opened at CityWalk out in Hollywood Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: When – according to Vin Diesel – will the “grand finale” of the “Fast & Furious” film series finally arrive in theaters Which Epic Universe attraction was being tested after dark late last week How much longer is the Peter Jackson version of “King Kong” than the original (which was released to theaters back in 1933) Which Disney Legend helped build the “King Kong Encounter” for the Universal Tram Tour back in the mid-1980s What was the one thing that Thierry Coup said that he regretted about his career in themed entertainment Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202446 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 429: How “Rhapsody in Blue” became part of “Fantasia 2000”

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Warner Bros Discovery’s Q4 earnings call. They then talk about which animated features & shorts took home awards at this year’s Annies Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What was the name of the “Fantasia” follow-up that Disney had in the works in the early 1980s How many nominations did “Nimona” have going into this year’s Annie Awards ceremony At which animation studio did Ken Melton start out sculpting maquettes Which members of the original “Fairly Oddparents” creative team are returning to work on “A New Wish” Who did Michael Eisner originally try & recruit to become as the celebrity conductor who’d then ride herd on “Fantasia Continued” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202440 minutes, 32 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 468: Who just got offered free dining at Walt Disney World

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what’s about to happen to the NBA Experience at Disney Springs. They then talk about why kids back in the 1950s were absolutely crazed when it came to Disneyland’s “Autopia”  Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which “Star Wars” movie director just got hired by Universal Pictures to direct their next “Jurassic World” movie Why did the Imagineers insert all of those CG animals into “Soarin’ Around the World” What was originally supposed to transport Disneyland visitors from the Hub all the way to the very back of that theme park’s “World of Tomorrow” Where in World Celebration Gardens should you go if you want to do some people watching When did Disneyland’s Junior Autopia get renamed the Fantasyland Autopia Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202449 minutes, 36 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan EP 92: “Phantom Menace” to return to theaters this May

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the construction permit that has just been filed down in Florida for “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.” They then talk about how the characters from the “Young Jedi Adventures” animated series just visited Black Spire Outpost Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: How many mattresses did General George Washington reportedly carry with him over the course of the Revolutionary War Who is supposedly funding Gina Carano’s wrongful termination suit against The Walt Disney Company & Lucasfilm How many episodes have been produced for Season Three of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Which Star Wars character is rumored to be getting his own first-person video game from Respawn Entertainment How much did Harrison Ford’s copy of the fourth draft of the “Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope” script go for at auction this past weekend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202454 minutes, 54 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 467: When will WDW’s version of “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” open

 Len Testa & Jim Hill are joined by veteran Imagineer Jim Shull. Who then explains how Hong Kong Disneyland’s version of Sleeping Beauty Castle was transformed into the Castle of Magical Dreams Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: How many ECVs can the new bus that’s joining the WDW transportation fleet carry at one time Why – when you’re given the opportunity by the Disney Cruise Line – you should always take the GYT How close does the Ultidor system at the Magic Kingdom get to that theme park’s Tomorrowland Speedway What was the difference between the construction materials that were used to build Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park in Anaheim back in 1955 versus the materials that were used to build a second version of this iconic structure at Hong Kong Disneyland  Why did LegCo turn down the opportunity to have a “Star Tours” attraction added to Hong Kong Disneyland in the 2010s Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/202456 minutes, 33 seconds
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I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 1: I Want That Too!” shines a spotlight on Disney merch

 Lauren Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the “Disney Eats” line of home goods, accessories and apparel. They then talk about what’s been going on with the live-action version of “Lilo & Stitch” Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: When did the Mickeyhead balloon initially come on the market How many popcorn carts in the Magic Kingdom did you have to visit if you wanted to collect a full set of the WDW 50th anniversary version of the Mickey Balloon-Shaped Popcorn Buckets What does “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” have in common with Disney’s upcoming live-action “Lilo & Stitch” movie Which Disney theme park treat have the Mouse’s masters of merch used as their inspiration for a new pet bed According to Licensing Magazine, why are millennials & Gen Z such big buyers of Stitch-themed merchandise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202442 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 428: Multiple “Moanas” are heading for your local multiplex come 2024 & 2025

Drew Taylor returns with a detailed recap of what’s been going on with “Coyote vs Acme.” Then Jim Hill talks about the recently released trailer for “Iwaju,” that animated limited series from Disney & Kugali Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: When will the “Valley of the Witches” be opening at Ghibli Park over in Japan Who reportedly personally petitioned Disney execs & Dwayne Johnson to get Thomas Kail the job as director of the live-action version of “Moana” How did Pixar’s “Turning Red” do at the North American box office this past weekend Where is “Tiana: The Series” (i.e., that new limited series for Disney+) being produced \ Who handled the live-action portion of “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202448 minutes, 5 seconds
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Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 48-2: What’s next for Nintendo and Universal Parks & Experiences

Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Universal-related trailers that aired during Super Bowl LVIII. They then pivot to talking about that 7-minute-long Epic Universe video that debuted online last week Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which Universal theme park offered its Guests the opportunity to view a trimmed down version of the Broadway musical, “Wicked” Why are fans of the Harry Potter films really going to want to check out the “House of Minalima” at Universal CityWalk Where in the still-under-construction Dreamworks Land at Universal Studios Florida can you find an over-sized spider Which two attractions were previously staged in the USF show building that currently houses “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” How could Disney’s $1.5 billion investment in Epic Games potentially impact the Universal theme parks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 466: Where might Disney World expand out to next

Len Testa & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing a new land use plan that’s recently been revealed for the WDW Resort. They also wrap their series on the history of “Illuminations” SHOW BREAKDOWN: Throughout this episode, listeners will learn about: Why did the Imagineers just hate Epcot’s “Surprise in the Sky” show Which characters will soon begin making appearances at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa What did the most recent earnings call reveal about attendance level & hotel room occupancy rates at the WDW Resort How will Disney, taking a $1.5 billion equity stake in Epic Games, potentially impact the Company’s rivals in the themed entertainment business Why would it have been a mistake to view the world premiere of “Illuminations” from the Norway pavilion back in late January 1988 Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202444 minutes, 29 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 465: World Celebration Gardens becomes WDW’s newest wedding venue

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by taking a close look at Epic Universe concept art. They then continue their discussion of the development “Illuminations,” EPCOT Center’s break-through nighttime show Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: When (just to be safe) one should go about ordering their tickets for Pride Nite at Disneyland Why is the Universal Helios Grand Hotel positioned the way it is, facing into Epic Universe Park How Universal Studios Hollywood plans to use the cars themselves that Guests will ride in on that theme park’s new “Fast & Furious” coaster to mitigate noise pollution in the surrounding community Where did WDW Entertainment come across the searchlights that then added a popular feature to “A New World Fantasy” Why did Walt Disney Productions suddenly decide to buy the Gibson Greeting Card company in the Late Spring of 1984 Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202447 minutes, 45 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan Ep 91: What sources do Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon” movies share with “Star Wars”

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how much they’re looking forward to the final season of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” They also talk about where the upcoming “Great Circle” game fits in chronologically with the first three “Indiana Jones” films Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which character from the “Star Wars” prequels is Marvel Comics now honoring with his first-ever four issue, limited series How many times – to date – has John Williams been nominated for an Oscar Has Daisy Ridley read the script yet for “Star Wars: New Jedi Order” How did Bob Iger’s return as Disney’s CEO impact Patty Jenkins’ “Rogue Squadron” movie Which Two-time Academy Award winner voices Jimmy, the mechanical soldier, in “Rebel Moon -- Part One: A Child of Fire” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202455 minutes, 14 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 464: What was Epcot’s very first nighttime show like?

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the NextGen wands that may soon begin appearing in the Wizarding World over at the Universal Parks. They also discuss Disney’s possible plans to expand the Indiana Jones franchise. Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What was especially innovative (circa 1982) about the barges that were used in “Le Carnaval de Lumiere” Why is the Magic Kingdom running its “Festival of Fantasy” parade twice daily on certain days during the month of February How is Disney+ potentially impacting the Company’s spending with it comes to Disney’s theme parks When it comes to Disney theme park rides, what’s the difference between on-board audio and attraction narration Should the Hatbox Ghost be counted as one of the 999 Happy Haunts that reside in Disney’s Haunted Mansion Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202450 minutes, 11 seconds
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Epic Universal with Eric Hersey Ep 47-1: Introducing the Epic Universal Podcast

 Jim Hill & Eric Hersey kick off a brand-new show which offers a different take on Universal Parks & Experiences. Highlights include an interview with Carson Luter from Universal Creative about “Villain Con Minion Blast” Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: How did the 24 films that Universal Pictures released in 2023 do at the worldwide box office Which character from an Alfred Hitchcock film is paid tribute to in “Villain Con Minion Blast” What’s significant about the name Universal choses for its Texas park project, at least from a SEO perspective Which Marvel-themed attraction just closed at Universal Studios Japan What’s the secret to racking up a big score on “Villain Con Minion Blast”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 28 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 427: Why Pixar’s “Newt” got neutered

Jim Hill starts off this week’s show with a solo news section. Then Drew Taylor joins the fun in a pre-taped segment that looks back at Gary Rydstrom’s animated films Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: How many Annie nominations did Pixar’s “Elemental” receive this year Which William Shakespeare play provided the inspiration for “Strange Magic” What Pixar movie were the blobby alien characters seen in “Lifted” originally designed for When is the sequel to “Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey” supposed to arrive in theaters How well did Pixar’s “Soul” do when it was finally released to theaters earlier this month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202449 minutes, 14 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 463: Looking back at Disneyland’s House of the Future

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome Disney historian Dave Bossert to the show. They then discuss what made this Tomorrowland walk-thru exhibit so memorable to park guests Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: Which sitcom star voiced Nine Eyes in the American version of “The Timekeeper” In what far-flung corner of the globe did Dave Bossert recently encounter a cocoanut chair What’s different about the 2024 edition of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival ending on May 27th When is it expected that Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion will re-open to the public later this year Which Disney Legend was effectively the person in charge of the House of the Future / oversaw its three updates Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan Ep 90: When Luke Skywalker finally met his Mom

 Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the recently announced “Mandalorian & Grogu” film project. They also discuss how the first C3PO AA figure was created for “Star Tours” Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What are Kylo Ren’s original story in the Disney-produced “Star Wars” trilogy supposed to have been like Why has production of the previous announced Rey-tries-to-revive-the-Jedi-Order film project been delayed yet again What scene was the first to be shot during production of “Return of the Jedi” back in January of 1982 Which well-known British actors were reportedly considered to be inside of Darth Vader’s helmet when Luke finally removed his Dad’s face plate in Episode VI Who accidentally revealed that C3PO was supposed to the pilot of the StarSpeeder 1000 in “Sat Tours: The Adventures Continue” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 426: How Hanna-Barbera got started in animation for television

 In a solo show this week, Jim Hill starts things off by recapping what happened at this year’s Golden Globe. He shares what he’s heard about the lay-offs that are reportedly coming to Pixar Animation Studios later this year. Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about; When will the Blu-ray version of Disney’s “Wish” be hitting store shelves Where did Bill Hanna & Joe Barbera set up their first animation-for-television studio in Hollywood What do Disneyland fans have to say about the “Pixar Fest” marquee / photo-up that weill be set in that theme park later this Spring Which infamous Hollywood mogul from the 1940s & 1940s helped fund the creation of H-B Enterprises, Inc. Why is the “Superman” TV series from the 1950s (i.e., the one that starred George Reeves) sometimes associated with Charlie Chaplin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202428 minutes, 38 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 462: How Casey Jr. plowed the road to Ghost Galaxy

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome back veteran Imagineer Jim Shull. Who then shares stories about WDI’s years-long effort to create synced-up soundtracks for thrill rides at the Disney theme parks For this episode, listeners will learn about: How you can best take advantage of the snack credits when it comes to WDW’s recently relaunched Dining Plan When will Florida’s version of “Country Bear Jamboree” be closing for its previously announced reimagining / retooling Which two restaurants in the southwest corner of WDW’s Magic Kingdom share a common kitchen When did Disneyland’s version of Space Mountain suddenly close with little or no notice to that theme park’s Cast or the general public What’s kind of concerning about the new floor plan for the Cabins at Fort Wilderness Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202454 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 425: Which animated features were released first by Disney Home Video

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing which animated films are up for awards at the 2024 Golden Globes. They take a look at some of the superhero-themed animation that’s headed your way. Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What did Disney initially charge for VHS and beta versions of that Studio’s films When will Season 2 of “Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur” debut on the Disney Channel Which four US cities did Walt Disney Home Video field-test the idea of selling VHS copies of the Studio’s film When did DC Comics first publish its “Crisis on Infinite Earths” series Which three Golden Globes was “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” up for this year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202436 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 461: The Disney Villains coaster that DCA almost got

 Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about spending New Year’s Eve aboard the Disney Wish. Then Jim Hill takes a look at WDI’s plans for a second gate at the Disneyland Resort Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: In which regions of Canada & the United States can you find candlepin bowl How did wait times at WDW’s theme parks in 2023 compare to wait times back in 2019 What special feature does the Rainforest Spa aboard the Disney Wish have that other ships in the DCL lack How would the World Showcase portion of Westcot differed from the original in Florida What powered California Screamin’s 0 – 55 MPH launch Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drwe Taylor Episode 424: When did Disney’s villains start singing?

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by looking at how Illumination’s “Migration” is doing at the box office. They then look at how network television & streaming services are handling animated series differently. Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about: What do the Fairy Godmother in Disney’s “Cinderella” & the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” have in common How did “Archer” wrap its 14 season long run on FXX Why do you NOT want to take the tour of the Warner Bros. lot over the holiday season How many different names did “My Peoples” have while it was in production at Walt Disney Feature Animation – Florida After Andreas Deja stepped away from “Kingdom of the Sun,” which Disney animated feature did he then go work on Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202447 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 460 : Looking back at “Shrunken Ned’s Junior Jungle Boats” game

Len Testa & Jim Hill start this week’s show by sharing a survey about Epcot’s holiday decorations. They then take a close look at what it cost to have dinner at Disneyland’s Blue Bayou restaurant back in 1977 Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/1/202435 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 423: DWA’s “The Prince of Egypt” celebrates its 25th anniversary

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing why Hollywood is celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 98th birthday. They then chat about what impact the rumored merger of Warner Bros Discovery & Paramount could have on animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/202347 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 459: The “Christmas Carol” ride that EPCOT’s UK pavilion almost got

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how the “Voyage of the Little Mermaid” show is returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They also chat about a new survey that the Mouse just sent out which seeks specific information about where Guests spent their money while vacationing at the WDW Resort Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/25/202348 minutes, 54 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan Ep 89: How close did “Galaxy’s Edge” get to having that Bantha ride

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill returns with a look at all things Star Wars. They start off this week’s show by discussing Dave Filoni’s recent promotion to Chief Creative Officer at Lucasfilm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20231 hour, 7 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 242: Netflix’s “Leo” out-shines Disney’s “Wish” this holiday season

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill return with an all-new edition of this animation news podcast. They pay tribute to master animator Mark Henn, who is retiring from the Mouse House after 44 years Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202347 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 458: Remembering Disney Legend Dick Nunis (1932 – 2023)

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how WDW’s Entertainment team turned Jollywood Nights around. They then look at the 44 year-long career of the man who started as an hourly employee at Disneyland and eventually became the Chairman of Disney Parks worldwide Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202346 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 457: How many happy haunts now officially reside in WDW’s Haunted Mansion

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show with a brief recap of the 2023 Gingersnap Challenge. Then they discuss Epcot’s new nighttime extravaganza, “LuminoUS: The Symphony of Us” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202354 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 456: Is Jollywood Nights now worth spending your Christmas cash on

Len Testa & Jim Hill offer up their opinions of the new holiday hard ticket that’s being presented on select nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They then talk about how Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures roadside attraction eventually grew into a full-sized Dino-Rama Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202349 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 455: Which WDW theme park is next slated for expansion

Jim Hill starts off a solo edition of this podcast by discussing the changes that have recently been made to Jollywood Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. He also wraps up his “Disney Princesses in the Parks” series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202335 minutes, 10 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 454: Jollywood Nights is kind of a mixed Santa’s bag

Len Testa & Jim Hill are joined by Christina Harrison, who offers up her take on Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ new holiday hard ticket. They then continue their look at Disney Princesses in the Parks Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202357 minutes, 22 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Ep 200: How Disney plans on using “Deadpool 3” to reboot the MCU

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about “The Marvels” did over its opening weekend. They then discuss what Sony’s sending out into theaters come 2024 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202359 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 241: Which 1960s sitcom stars wound up voicing characters for Disney

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by describing what it was like to attend the world premiere of Disney’s “Wish” at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theater. Then Jim Hill looks back at how the success of Disney’s “Aristocats” influenced the development of the Studio’s next animated feature, “Robin Hood” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202344 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 453: Which “Wish” is which when it comes to Disney Parks, Products & Experiences

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing which Disney songs will be featured in Epcot’s new nighttime show, “Luminous: The Symphony of Us.” They then also share some patents for new technologies that could be coming into the Disney Parks very soon Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202342 minutes, 40 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Ep199: Why Patrick Stewart initially said “No” to the “X-Men” movie series

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Spider-Man 2” for the PS5 ends. They then pivot to talking about what Disney did with the final trailer for “The Marvels” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202348 minutes, 37 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 240: Why Disney decided to make a “Big Hero 6” movie

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Walt Disney Animation Studios production workers decision to unionize. They then talk about box office projections for Disney’s “Wish” (which debuts in theaters on November 22nd) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202336 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 452: How Epcot’s leapfrog fountains came to be

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what happened to Monorail Yellow at the WDW Resort last week. They also take a look at recent price hikes when it comes to Universal Orlando’s theme parks Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202336 minutes, 36 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 198: Is Marvel Studios trimming the budget of its upcoming “Blade” reboot

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill discuss Marvel Studios’ week full of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad news. Aaron also shares what he’s learned from further gameplay on “Spider-Man 2” for the PS5. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202352 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 239: And the first animated Halloween special for television was …

It’s an unusual episode this week, folks. Drew Taylor does a quick drive-by while he covers this year’s Lightbox Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. And then Jim Hill pays tribute to Matthew Perry & Richard Moll Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202336 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 451: What does the future hold for the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a survey that the Universal Orlando Resort recently sent out about the use of QR codes at the restaurants in their theme parks. They then look back at when Walt Disney Productions celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1973. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202351 minutes, 16 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 196: “Spider-Man 2” for the PS5 delivers a killer Kraven

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what happened on the official MCU timeline during the Fall of 2023. They offer an update on Jonathan Majors’ court proceedings down in Manhattan Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202356 minutes, 34 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan - Episode 88: BD-1 droids go for a hike in Anaheim’s Galaxy’s Edge

 Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the latest set of “Celebrate the Season” shorts to debut on the LEGO Star Wars YouTube channel. They also shine a spotlight on the full-sized plush Ewok that just became available for purchase thru ShopDisney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202351 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 238: Skydance Animation shifts distribution of its films from Apple to Netflix

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about the two panels he hosted at this year’s “Animation is Film” festival in Hollywood. Then Jim Hill pays tribute to Edward Bleier, the ABC executive who persuaded Warner Bros. to allow its library of “Looney Tunes” to be shown on television Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202345 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 450: What was Epcot’s “Life & Health” pavilion originally supposed to have been like

 Len Testa starts off this week’s show by looking back on his recent VIP tour of the two theme parks at the Universal Orland Resort. Then Jim Hill talks about why Rolly Crump was one of Walt Disney’s favorite Imagineers Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202339 minutes, 21 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 195: What would James Cameron’s version of “Spider-Man” have been like

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how the Disney Parks are promoting Season Two of “Loki.” They also share some of the news stories that came out of New York Comic Con this past weekened Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202347 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 the “Animation is Film” Festival, which is being held in Hollywood later this week. They then share some of the animation-related news that came out of New York Comic Con this past weekend. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202346 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 449: Why “Fantasmic Hollywood” never happened at Disney-MGM

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a survey that reveals what the Universal Orlando Resort has in the works to keep Guests coming in 2024 out ahead of Epic Universe opening in 2025. They then look back at what WDW Entertainment originally wanted to present as a nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202345 minutes, 36 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 195: Season Two of “Loki” is already lookin’ good

Jim Hill – in a solo show this week – starts off by talking about how much he dislikes the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC. He then discusses Kevin Feige’s decision to have Marvel Studios redo a lot of what’s already been shot for “Daredevil: Born Again” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202330 minutes, 43 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan - Episode 87: How George Lucas helped to save “Captain EO”

 Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by paying tribute to Shawna Trpcic, the Lucasfilm costume designer who passed away last week. They then go on to talk about that “Jabba the Hutt” movie that Guillermo Del Toro worked on. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202355 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 236: How “Mickey’s PhilharMagic” helped change Feature Animation at Disney

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how well “Exorcist: Believer” & “Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie” did at the box office this past weekend. They then discuss the “mixed production model” that DreamWorks Animation will soon be adopting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202344 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 448: Why Hong Kong Disneyland doesn’t have a Peter Pan Flight ride

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by discussing the meal he recently had at EPCOT’s Shiki-Sai restaurant (which recently opened at the Japan pavilion in World Showcase. Then he & Jim Hill discuss the latest round of discounts which are now being offered for vacation packages to WDW & the Disneyland Resort Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 448: Why Hong Kong Disneyland doesn’t have a Peter Pan Flight ride

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by discussing the meal he recently had at EPCOT’s Shiki-Sai restaurant (which recently opened at the Japan pavilion in World Showcase. Then he & Jim Hill discuss the latest round of discounts which are now being offered for vacation packages to WDW & the Disneyland Resort Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202335 minutes, 36 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 194: Is Taylor Swift playing Dazzler in “Deadpool 3”

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up those “Werewolf by Night” concert events that are being held in Minnesota & Washington D.C. later this month. They also discuss why Marvel Studios opted to play down Jonathan Majors’ appearances in Season Two of “Loki.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202336 minutes, 25 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 235: How “Toy Story Funday Football” turned Wembley Stadium into Andy’s Bedroom

Drew Taylor & 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 to 2D animation’s fall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202346 minutes, 56 seconds
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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 to 2D animation’s fall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202346 minutes, 56 seconds
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the Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 447: Was “Rock’n Rockets” WDW’s best fireworks show ever?

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a one-on-one survey that was recently done on “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.” They also take a close look at the most recent round of hotel room discounts offered at Walt Disney World Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 193: What “X-Men: Origins – Wolverine” got wrong about Wade Wilson

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how the pending resolution of the writers strike may impact Marvel Studios’ future plans. They also reveal when “Echo” is expected to show up on Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan - Episode 86: How Mark Hamill got to voice the Joker on “Batman: The Animated Series”

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing which “Star Wars” icon is going to be headlining at this year’s Fan Expo in San Francisco. They then look back at what George Lucas had to say about the prequels in 1992 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202357 minutes, 36 seconds
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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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/20231 hour, 56 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 446: What’s next for “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser”

 Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some thoughts on what that proposed $60 billion investment really means for Disney Parks, Experiences & Products. Jim Hill then shines a spotlight on the “Disney Rock’n Rockets” show Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202346 minutes, 39 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 192: So how much did “The Marvels” really cost to make

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by directing people’s attention to the “Making of Secret Invasion” documentary on Disney+. They also talk about why Chris Evans was originally reluctant to sign on to play Steve Rogers / Captain America in the MCU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/23/202349 minutes, 15 seconds
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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. Animation just put into production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202359 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 445: How Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, is doing post-pandemic

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing many of the upcoming projects for the Disney Parks that were recently revealed at Destination D23. FYI: They group these items from “Very Likely to Happen” to “Hey, Pal. You Should Live So Long” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 34 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 191: Why the first “Fantastic Four” film never really got released theatrically

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Marvel visual effect artists’ decision to join the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. They also discuss what details were revealed about DCA’s “King Thanos” ride at Destination D23 this past weekend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan - Episode 85: Is Disneyland’s “Indiana Jones Adventure” finally coming to Florida

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about all of the Lucasfilm-related news coming out of this year’s Destination D23. They then discuss the two most recent episodes of “Star Wars: Ahsoka” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202359 minutes, 22 seconds
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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+ later this week Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202349 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 444: How the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique became a worldwide phenomenon

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what the Disney Cruise Line recently revealed about the Treasure’s features. Mr. Testa also offers up his take on the “Journey of Water: Inspired by Moana” walk-thru at Epcot Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202355 minutes, 32 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 190: Behind-the-scenes with Scarlett Johansson’s 2021 battle with Disney

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what “Everybody loves Raymond” creator Phil Rosenthal recently had to say about the WGA & SAG-AFTRA strikes. They also reveal which Marvel productions for Disney+ just had their debut dates pushed back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202344 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 443: The Mansion expansions that almost happened

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing whether Disney’s Animal Kingdom may be reviving its nighttime offerings. They then share some surveys coming out of Florida which suggest that the Resort is rethinking how it showcases its Food & Beverage opportunities online Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/4/202353 minutes, 25 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 189: “WandaVision” & “Loki” to get Blu-ray / 4K Ultra HD full season sets

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing that McDonald’s-from-1982 that just opened down in Brooklyn which is part of Disney’s promotional efforts for Season 2 of “Loki.” They also talk about David Harbour’s concerns when it comes to “Thunderbolts” & Season 5 of “Stranger Things” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/1/202339 minutes, 49 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan - Episode 85: “Ahsoka” continues the “Star Wars” story that started with “Rebels”

Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing if Paul Reubens actually voiced the Captain Rex AA figure that appears in Oga’s Cantina. They then discuss how Ahmed Best got cast as Jar Jar Binks in the prequels Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202354 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 Rooster in Aardman’s long-awaited sequel to “Chicken Run.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202337 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 442: The real cost of transforming Disney’s Hollywood Studios

im Shull returns to discuss how WDI justifies tearing down entire parts of parks (EX: The Streets of America at DHS) to then build brand-new lands like “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” He also shares with Len & Jim how WDW’s drainage canal system was altered to make way for the Feature Animation – Florida building Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/28/202353 minutes, 22 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 188: The “Captain America” musical that almost made it to Broadway in the 1980s

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up Season 2 of “I am Groot” (which debuts on Disney+ on September 6th). They then discuss what Bob Iger has been saying about Marvel Studios’ most recent theatrical releases & limited series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/25/202347 minutes, 3 seconds
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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 podcast which expands Disney’s “Frozen” franchise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202339 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 441: Making the most of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Len Testa start off this week’s show by sharing Christina Harrison’s experiences at the first two presentations of this year’s trick-or-treat hard ticket event at WDW. Then Jim Hill finishes his series about the Spain pavilion which was almost built at Epcot. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/21/202340 minutes, 10 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 187: How McDonald’s customers are getting a sneak peek at Season 2 of “Loki”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what Nia DaCosta – the director of “The Marvels” – had to say about superhero fatigue. They then go on to talk about Kevin Feige’s efforts to reportedly persuade Hugh Jackman to appear in “Avengers: Secret Wars” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/18/202340 minutes, 58 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm with Brian Gaughan - Episode 83: How Dave Filoni made Paul Reuben’s Captain Rex character part of Star Wars canon

 Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how Ray Stevenson’s sad passing could possibly impact “Star Wars: Ahsoka.” They then talk up several recent publications that have stories that are set aboard the Halcyon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202346 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 close in the not-so-distant future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202345 minutes, 52 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 440: Why “Tangled” & “Frozen” wound up with one word titles

 Len Testa returns from his European vacation with tales of his time aboard the Disney Wish. Then he & Jim Hill review the news highlights coming out of The Walt Disney Company’s most recent quarterly earnings call. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/14/202345 minutes, 32 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron AdamsEpisode 186: Has a Sue Storm finally be cast for Marvel Studios’ “Fantastic Four” reboot

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how visual FX artists who worked on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” & “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” are now looking to unionize. They also talk about how Disney CEO Bob Iger is now being a bit more circumspect whenever he discusses the on-going writers & actors strikes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202341 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 228: Remembering Paul Reubens AKA Pee Wee Herman (1952 – 2023)

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by paying tribute to the animated film which first debuted in theaters 24 years ago this week. They then talk up “The Inventor,” the stop motion puppet / 2-D animated film which bows on August 24th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202337 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 439: Josh Gad dishes Disney with Jim Hill

What do you do when Len Testa goes on vacation? You bring in a genuine Disney Legend to discuss topics that range from "Once Upon a Studio" (i.e., that soon-to-be-released Disney100 short) to Epcot's Spain pavilion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/202358 minutes, 26 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 185: What the trailer for Season 2 of “Loki” reveals about this limited series

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by looking back at when the God of Mischief made his debut in Marvel Comics. They also reveal who just got cast to play a villain in “Deadpool 3” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/4/202343 minutes, 26 seconds
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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: The Ride” at the Universal Parks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/202333 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 438: Is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party actually worth the extra expense

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome back longtime Imagineer Jim Shull, who then talks about the many years he spent working on both Toy Story Land & the Toy Story Hotel for the Shanghai Disneyland Resort Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/202353 minutes, 48 seconds
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Looking At Lucasfilm - Episode 82: Why Mutt missing from “Dial of Destiny” matters

 Brian Gaughan starts off this week’s show by sharing the experiences he had at this year’s Comic-Con International down in San Diego. Jim Hill then talks about some of the things that may have tripped up “Indy 5” at the box office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202345 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 184: Why Owen Wilson is reluctant to talk about Season 2 of “Loki”

Aaron Adams starts off this week’s show by talking about how a new MCU may now be on the rise. Then Jim Hill reveals why McDonald’s currently has Happy Meal toys that are tied to “The Marvels” (which doesn’t arrive in theaters ‘til November 10th of this year) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/202340 minutes, 20 seconds
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Looking At Lucasfilm - Episode 82: Why Mutt missing from “Dial of Destiny” matters

 Brian Gaughan starts off this week’s show by sharing the experiences he had at this year’s Comic-Con International down in San Diego. Jim Hill then talks about some of the things that may have tripped up “Indy 5” at the box office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/202345 minutes, 2 seconds
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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 booth right after the “Star Trek” panel ended Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/202339 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 437: How the “Magical World of Barbie” show wound up at Epcot

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the new DreamWorks-themed land that was just announced for Universal Studios Florida. They then take a look at the Lightning-Lane-to-Stand-By ratio which TouringPlans just noted for WDW’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/24/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 183: How many MCU projects have been shut down by the strikes

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by listing all of the films & limited series which have been impacted by the WGA and the SAG-AFTRA job actions. They then discuss Episode 5 of Marvel’s “Secret Invasion” SHOW BREAKDOWN: Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:  According to Forbes, how much did “Secret Invasion” reportedly cost to make Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/21/202354 minutes, 21 seconds
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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202340 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 436: Who’s moving into WDW’s Haunted Mansion next month

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Bob Iger’s contract extension at The Walt Disney Company through December of 2026. They also take a look at the Florida version of “Toy Story Midway Mania” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/17/202346 minutes, 5 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams Episode 182 : Just how long has Rhodey been a … you-know-what?

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how long a “Captain America” musical has actually been in the works. They also reveal who Bryan Singer originally wanted to play Logan in the “X-Men” movie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/14/202344 minutes, 56 seconds
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Looking At Lucasfilm - Episode 81: Get ready for “Star Wars Days” at this year’s San Diego Comic Con

Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” did at the box office. They also talk about what happened with that Princess Leia dress from “A New Hope” that was recent put up for auction Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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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 Summer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 435: What changes is Disney World reportedly considering for Genie+

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by discussing how Guests using WDW’s DAS may be impacting Lighting Lane. Jim Hill then talks about the challenges that the Imagineers faced during the construction phase of “Toy Story Midway Mania” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/10/202342 minutes, 15 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 181: Stan Lee documentary looks back at Marvel Legends’ life & career

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the panels that Marvel Comics will be presenting later this month at Comic Con International in San Diego. They also talk about Episode 3 of “Secret Invasion” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/7/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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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 Summer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202342 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 434: Why are Walt Disney World’s listed wait times so often flat-out wrong?

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the per-park pricing that went into effect at WDW for Genie+. They then wrap up their look back at the Walt Disney World Speedway Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/3/202341 minutes, 6 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 180: “Rogers: The Musical” debuts at Disney California Adventure Park

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s story by talking about what the artists & animators who created “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” recently shared about their working conditions on that Sony Pictures Animation production. They also discuss Episode 2 of “Secret Invasion”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/30/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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Looking At Lucasfilm - Episode 80: How close did Tom Selleck get to playing Indiana Jones

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” bested Pixar’s “Elemental” at the North American box office this past weekend. Mr. Taylor then shares all of the fun film-related stuff he got to do in France & Italy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 222: What Drew got to see at Annecy

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” bested Pixar’s “Elemental” at the North American box office this past weekend. Mr. Taylor then shares all of the fun film-related stuff he got to do in France & Italy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202339 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 433: “When Disney World fast tracked construction of its Speedway

Len Testa and Jim Hill start off of this week’s episode by sharing some listener questions. They then talk about how Mr. Eisner’s trip to Indiana in May of 1985 led to an ambitious project being built in the parking lot for WDW’s Magic Kingdom. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/26/202343 minutes
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 179: “Secret Invasion” is off to a strong start on Disney+

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about why Marvel Studios has opted out of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. They also take a look back at Ang Lee’s “Hulk” (which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its original theatrical release this week) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/23/202338 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 432: Remembering Disneyland’s “Flights of Fancy” parade

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the jump in attendance levels that Universal’s two Florida parks have recently experienced. They also look back at the Summer of 1983 and how Walt Disney Productions celebrated its 60th anniversary. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/202340 minutes, 50 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 178: “The Incredible Hulk” debuts on Disney+

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by comparing “Across the Spider-Verse” ‘s performance at the box office to that of “Into the Spider-Verse” back in 2018. They then talk about how the writers strike continues to impact the MCU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202350 minutes, 21 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 431: Is Disney World readying a redo of its Animal Kingdom theme park

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about a survey that the Universal Orlando Resort just sent out to recent Guests. Jim Hill also concludes his look back at the development of the Disneyland Hotel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/12/202349 minutes, 11 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 176: What’s the issue with “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” ‘s audio

 Aaron Adams reviews the sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Jim Hill then talks about what the New Yorker recently revealed about who really started Marvel Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/202350 minutes, 47 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 221: How is Disney’s “Little Mermaid” doing at the overseas box office

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a listener’s experience at “The Elemental Experience” mall tour. They then talk about how Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has changed the packaging of its animated film library in conjunction with the Company’s 100th anniversary celebration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202338 minutes, 23 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 430: Does “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” really need to be that authentic?

While Len Testa explores the State of Maine, Jim Hill discusses the recent closure of Disneyland’s version of Splash Mountain. He also continues his look back at the expansion of the Disneyland Hotel in the 1960s & 1970s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/5/202340 minutes, 53 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 176: What other Marvel character did Robert Downey Jr. almost play

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing box office predictions for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” They also talk about which MCU projects are being impacted by the WGA strike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/2/202342 minutes, 1 second
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 220: All of the other actresses who almost voiced Ursula

 First Drew Taylor share his impressions of the soon-to-be-released “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.” Then Jim Hill talks about the path that led to Howard Ashman working on animated features for Walt Disney Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/30/202347 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 429: Where the mermaids in Tomorrowland Lagoon came from

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about all of the annual passholder discounts & exclusives that will be available at WDW through the end of June. They also discuss how the Disney Parks has begun setting the stage for “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/29/202340 minutes, 23 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 175:: What’s significant about that Rocket AA figure in “Mission: BREAKOUT!”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by comparing the domestic box office take for “Guardians: Vol 3” to North American ticket sales for “Guardians: Vol 2.” They also share what Florence Pugh’s friends in the indie film realm have to say about her decision to join the MCU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/26/202353 minutes, 52 seconds
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Looking At Lucasfilm - Episode 79: Indiana Jones coming to Disney+ on May 31st

Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the reception “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” got at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. They also discuss Disney’s decision to shut down “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” prior to the start of the new fiscal year Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202357 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 219: The many ways Disney has reinvented Winnie-the-Pooh

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up Leslie Iwerks’ latest documentary series. They then talk about the less-than-warm reception Warner Bros Discovery head David Zazlav received this past weekend when he delivered the commencement speech at BU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 428: Lake Nona Town Center project canceled, “Galactic Starcruiser” to close

 In a super-sized episode, Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss all of this past week’s breaking news coming out of Florida. They also take a look at when Disneyland tried to get an Indiana Jones-inspired “Jedi Training Academy” -like experience up & running in Anaheim. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 25 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 174: Which Hollywood A-Listers said “No” to playing Tony Stark

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Marvel-related news that just came out of the Javits Center during Disney’s Upfronts. They also talk about how AI may someday be used to insert you directly into your favorite MCU movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/19/202350 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 218: Craig McCracken to revisit “Powerpuff Girls” & “Foster’s Home”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the next six weeks’ worth of animated films which will be arriving in theaters. They then talk about the upcoming LA debut of “Immersive Disney Animation” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202344 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Disney Dish Episodwith Jim Hill Episode 427: Why “Aladdin’s Oasis” was only open for 14 months in the 1990s

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episodes by reviewing the changes Walt Disney World has in the works for 2024. They then look back at that short-lived Disneyland show which replaced the Tahitian Terrace Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202358 minutes, 45 seconds
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MaRvel Us Disney Episode 173: “Black Widow” star looks back at suing Disney Studios

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3” did over its opening weekend in theaters. They then reveal which MCU projects have already postponed and/or shut down production due to the Writer’s Strike Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/202345 minutes, 51 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 217: Why Disney got into the cel production business in the 1990s

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how much “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” has earned to date at the worldwide box office. They then talk about the most recent set of lay-offs at DreamWorks Animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/11/202340 minutes, 31 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 78: What the next Star Wars films may have in common with James Bond

Jim Hill start off this week’s show by explaining why it’s been so long between new LAL episodes. Then he & Brian Gaughn discuss the latest Star Wars-related news Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202353 minutes, 58 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 426: Do you remember Disney-MGM’s “Star of the Day” program?

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the new trip planning service that the Mouse is making available to DVC members. They also look back at what happened when the air conditioning for every attraction but one broke down at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/202335 minutes, 58 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 172: What needs to be restored to the original “Iron Man” movie

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the film that – 15 years ago – kicked off the MCU. They also talk about how the Writers Strike could potentially impact several of the movies & TV series that Marvel Studios is about to put before the camera. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/5/202338 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 216: What’s coming next from Disney, DreamWorks, Illumination & Paramount

n a special CinemaCon edition of this podcast, Drew Taylor recaps his recent visit to Las Vegas. He and Jim Hill then talk about what the various studios screened for exhibitors in the Colosseum at Caesar’s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202334 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 425: The other times fires broke out at Disney theme parks

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the lawsuit The Walt Disney Company just filed against Florida governor Ron DeSantis. They also discuss what happened with the dragon prop featured in Disneyland’s “Fantasmic! . Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202344 minutes, 18 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 171: Which MCU vets are going to appear in “Avengers: Secret Wars”

aron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the Spider-Man-related stuff that Sony screened at CinemaCon earlier this week. They then offer an update on the Victoria Alonso situation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/28/202345 minutes, 15 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 215: Chris Meledandri to be honored for Excellence in Animation

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by looking over this year’s schedule for CinemaCon. They then talk about how soon “The Super Mario Bros Movie” will blow through the billion-dollar barrier when it comes to worldwide ticket sales. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202344 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 424: The edible landscape at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how the Fort Wilderness Cabins will soon be getting a facelift. They also share the latest news in regard to the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District debacle. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202349 minutes, 56 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 170: : Gearing up for “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3”

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how the next “GotG” movie is expected to do at the domestic box office. They also share the latest Jonathan Majors news Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/202343 minutes, 11 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 214: How “Peter & the Wolf” almost wound up in “Fantasia”

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how well the “Super Mario Bros Movie” did at the worldwide box office. They then talk about Warner Bros Discovery is rebranded HBO Max as Max in an effort to take on Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202337 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 423: What may replace “Poseidon’s Fury” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the new “Star Tours” ride film that will reportedly debut at the Disney Parks in 2015. They also discuss the latest State-of-Florida / Reedy Creek developments  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202348 minutes, 26 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 169: Jeremy Renner proves who the toughest Avenger really is

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the issue of Marvel’s “Strange Tales” that introduced Black Panther. They then talk about “Secret Invasion,” the new MCU limited series which debuts on Disney+ on June 21st. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/14/202346 minutes, 1 second
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 213: What powers the storyline of Pixar’s “Elemental”

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how well “Super Mario Bros” is expected to do at the box office over its opening weekend. They also shine a spotlight on an upcoming reunion of the cast & crew of “The Brave Little Toaster” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202348 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 422: Remember when “Let’s Make a Deal” was produced at Disney-MGM

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by reviewing what’s been going on with Reedy Creek over the past few weeks. They then look back at when DHS had game show-based attractions like “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Play It!” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/20231 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 421: Which division at Disney just disappeared during the 1st round of lay-offs

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a very interesting survey that just got sent out to WDW annual passholders. They then look back at what influence the look & the layout of the Casting Center that Robert A.M. Stern designed for Disney World back in the late 1980s Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202336 minutes, 26 seconds
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ThenDisney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 420: What’s the origin story for WDW’s Dolphin & the Swan Hotels

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about their recent behind-the-scenes adventures out in Southern California. Then Chrissy Harrison reports in from the very first day that Roundup Rodeo BBQ is open to the public at DHS’ Toy Story Land Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202357 minutes, 37 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 168: What Bob Iger had to say about Marvel Studios’ future

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what Disney’s CEO had to say at this year’s Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. They then talk about Victoria Alonso’s recent departure from Marvel Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/24/202335 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 212: Get ready for “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing which films took home the Best Animated Feature & Best Animated Short Oscars. They then pay tribute to Disney Legend Burny Mattinson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/202337 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 419: Remembering Rolly Crump (1930 – 2023)

 Jim Hill welcomes guest host Jim Shull to a special edition of Disney Dish. Where these two then take listeners behind-the-scenes at two classic theme park attractions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202350 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 418: Looking back at WDW’s Cinderellabration

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by celebrating the 10th anniversary of the launch of the “Disney Dish” podcast. They then talk about the Tokyo Disneyland import that eventually led to the creation of Disney Princess Fairytale Hall Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202334 minutes, 37 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 77: “Star Wars Holiday Special” documentary to debut at South by South by Southwest

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing who just began appearing at the WDW version of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” They also talk about the most recent episodes of “The Bad Batch” and “The Mandalorian” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202356 minutes, 8 seconds
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Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 417: Why the original “Partners” statue was placed where it was at Disneyland

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the After Hours events that have just been announced for Epcot & Typhoon Lagoon. They also offer up some opinions on where the very best places at the WDW Resort are when it comes to outdoor dining Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202354 minutes, 34 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 167: Which MCU-related tunes will be featured in “Rogers: The Musical”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” did at the box office over its second weekend in domestic release. They also discuss screenwriter Jeff Loveness’ reaction to the disappointing reviews that MCU film received Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/3/202344 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 211: “Disney Animation: Immersive Experience” continues its multi-city roll-out

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the films that influenced Chris Williams’ Oscar-nominated “The Sea Beast.” They then discuss the four-part Hayao Miyazaki that GKIDS recently acquired the North American rights to Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 416: Who played Walt Disney in movies & TV shows

 In a special solo edition of Disney Dish, Jim Hill shares a survey about Disneyland’s new nighttime show, “Wonderous Journeys.” He also answers listener mail about an Abraham Lincoln attraction that was once proposed for Frontierland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202341 minutes, 16 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 166: How was “Quantumania” originally supposed to end?

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about why “The Marvels” release date reportedly got pushed back from July 28th to November 10th. They then share the latest news in regards to what Jeremy Renner is supposedly doing to speed along his recovery from that Snow Cat accident Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/24/202346 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 210:: Looking ahead to Season 2 of “Star Wars: Visions”

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio” & “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” did at this year’s VES Awards. Mr. Taylor then shares what it was like to attend the grand opening of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202339 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 415: Why Universal Orlando is conducting surveys on WDW’s reservation system

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing what he knows about the State of Florida’s upcoming overhaul of the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Then Jim Hill looks back at when Walt & Roy O. Disney brawled over WED Enterprises Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 165: Kevin Feige looks ahead to Phase 5 & beyond of the MCU

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the work that Academy Award winner Ruth E. Carter did on the original “Black Panther” & its sequel, “Wakanda Forever.” They also discuss which “X-Men” veterans might be joining the cast of “Deadpool 3” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/17/202346 minutes, 4 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 76: Harrison Ford discusses “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

 Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how the auction of Peter Mayhew’s “Star Wars” memorabilia got called off. They then review the last three episodes of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Season 2” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202353 minutes, 34 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 209: Why “Metro” – that proposed “Cars” spin-off -- never got made

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about “Mushka,” Andreas Deja’s long-in-the-works hand-drawn film. They also discuss Disney & Pixar’s recently announced plans to produce further sequels to “Toy Story,” “Frozen” & “Zootopia” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202338 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 414: What’s it like to ride TRON: Lightcycle Run at WDW’s Magic Kingdom

Len Testa reports in from his experience at the Cast Member Preview for Tomorrowland’s newest addition. Then Jim Hill talks about how KUKA arms went from being a tool used on industrial assembly lines to theme park attractions Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202350 minutes, 34 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 164: Scott Lang in-movie memoir hits store shelves in September

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what James Gunn had to say about the way Marvel Studios makes movies. They also talk about the Broadway show that George Santos claimed to have helped Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/10/202346 minutes, 4 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 208: When the Mouse almost made a movie version of Terry Pratchett’s “Mort”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing Eddie Murphy’s thoughts when it comes to “Shrek 5.” They also talk about why “Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece” has just extended its run at the WDFM  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202335 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 413: Trails End restaurant to close at WDW’s Fort Wilderness

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a Disneyland guest opinion poll from April of 1960. They also look back at when the Happiest Place on Earth used to be closed on Mondays & Tuesdays during the off-season Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 163: How the MCU’s “Thunderbolts” movie connects up with “Black Widow”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how Showtime is merging with Paramount+. They then take a look at James Gunn & Peter Safran’s plans for DC Studios’ Chapter One, “Gods & Monsters” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/3/202343 minutes, 33 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 75: What comes next in Season 2 of “The Bad Batch”

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill starts off this week’s show by revealing which film just surpassed “The Force Awakens” at the worldwide box office. They also talk about how Star Wars is featured in “World of Color – One,” DCA’s new nighttime extravaganza Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20231 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 207: How the Disneyland Resort is celebrating Disney100

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about this year’s Academy Award nominees from Best Animated Feature & Short. They also reflect on those two year renewals that “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” & “Bob’s Burgers” just got Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202346 minutes
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 412: “Mirror, Mirror for Us All” takes up-close look at Disney theme parks

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome two guests to this week’s show: Christina Harrison from TouringPlans.com (who talks about the food items that can be found at the 2023 edition of Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts) & Bethanee Bemis (museum specialist at the Smithsonian Museum of American History) Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 42 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 162: Remembering “Spider-Man Rocks!” at Universal Studios Hollywood

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing which SPUMC film received 5 Razzie nominations. They also talk about a story thread that was edited out of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/27/202339 minutes, 32 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 206: How Disney’s “Mad Doctor” wound up in the public domain.

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the Mickey Mouse short that wound up being banned in the UK & Nazi Germany. They also discuss Disney Music’s recent move into the lofi market Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202335 minutes, 31 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 411: Looking back on the early days of DAK’s Wild Africa Trek

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing the dates for the 2023 edition of Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. They also discuss a new set of surveys which suggest that Disney officials are getting increasingly concerned about how many of the Company’s formerly loyal customers seem to have soured on the Mouse. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202354 minutes, 28 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 161: Get ready for Kang the Conqueror

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing the latest Jeremy Renner & Angela Bassett-related news. They then reveal which two MCU films just got cleared to be released in Mainland China  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/20/202346 minutes, 46 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 205: Disney+ orders 40 new episodes of “Phineas & Ferb”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing all of the animation-related news they’ve heard coming out of the TCA’s Winter Tour. They go on to discuss the history of Sony Pictures Animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202339 minutes, 37 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 410: What Len learned at that Reedy Creek Improvement District public meeting

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the two projects that Universal just announced. They also discuss what can now be heard as one wanders through Epcot’s Morocco pavilion Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202356 minutes, 51 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 160: Who may be returning in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off by talking about that Golden Globe that Angela Bassett just won for her performance in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” They also talk about how much time Marvel Studios execs gave Don Cheadle to decide whether he wanted to sign a six picture deal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/13/202352 minutes, 15 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 74: When will we see our next “Star Wars”-related theatrical release

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revisiting the John-Williams / new-ending-for-“Indy-5” controversy. They then talk about how Disney has been using “Avatar: The Way of Water” to raise awareness of this James Mangold movie. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 204: How “Nimona” went from Blue Sky Studios to Netflix

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show talking about the second special episode of “The Owl House” (which debuts on the Disney Channel on January 21st). They also talk about how the 2023 Awards Season may have played into “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” popping up on Amazon Prime Video this past Friday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202347 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 409: Why Disneyland’s stagecoach was so short-lived

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show talking about the modified dining plan that WDW is offering Guests who book rooms between June 25th & September 14th. They then shared what they’ve learned about those “Disney After Hours” hard ticket events being held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/202351 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 159: “With Great Power” reveals how Spidey became a movie star

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing the latest new about Jeremy Renner’s accident. They then talk about when the next “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” trailer will drop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/6/202331 minutes, 9 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 203: Which animated features to watch for in 2023

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” has been doing so far at the box office. They also take a look back at the past year when it comes to feature & television animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202342 minutes, 16 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 408: Looking back at Epcot’s “World of Motion” pavilion

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the return of the Walt Disney World Railroad after a four-year-long rehab. They also talk about when “Super Nintendo World” will be opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in the coming year  Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/2/202354 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 158: Disney+ readies Stan Lee documentary for 2023

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Captain America: New World Order,” “Thunderbolts” & “Deadpool 3” may be connected. They also look back at how the MCU fared in 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/30/202255 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 407: Disney News Round-up: Looking back at 2022

 Len Testa & Jim Hill take a close look at all of the people & stories that helped shape the past year in theme parks & entertainment. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/26/202251 minutes, 31 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 157: Which 2023 release from Marvel Studios most excites moviegoers

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing which recent Marvel Studios releases have just been short-listed for possible Academy Awards nominations. They also talk about how DC fans have been reacting to James Gunn’s recent efforts to right the ship when it comes to how Warner Bros. Discovery will be handling superheroes movies & TV series in the not-so-distant future Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/23/202245 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 406: What would staying at WESTCOT have been like

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the Universal Creative vets who recently opted to take early retirement packages. They also talk about the various Disneyland second gate plans WDI cooked up before finally settling on DCA. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202244 minutes, 35 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 156: Who’s the villain in the next two “Spider-Verse” films

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man” just got added to the National Film Registry. They also share what John Krasinski recently said about possibly returning to the MCU to reprise his role as Reed Richards Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/16/202240 minutes, 46 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 201: Looking back at Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing their thoughts on the “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” teaser trailer. They then take a look at which animated feature is now leading the pack as we head into the 2023 awards season. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 73: “Willow” limited series gets off to a strong start on Disney+

 Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by describing what the WDW version of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is like during the holiday season. Brian Gaughan then looks back at the final episodes of Season One of “Star Wars: Andor” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/20221 hour, 47 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 405: How the Emerald of Anaheim became a Disneyland Resort hotel

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the new “Villain Con: Minion Blast” attraction that just got officially announced for Universal Studios Florida. They also take a look back at the mid-1980s when The Walt Disney Company decided to start acquiring hotels in Orange County, CA Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202245 minutes, 45 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 155: How the MCU’s Phase 4 helped set up Phases 5 & 6

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about why “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” & “Black Adam” has struggled to meet Wall Street’s box office projections this Fall. They then point out what’s different about the teaser poster for “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/9/202248 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 200: Disney100 kicks off with “Oswald Returns”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Eric Goldberg, Mark Henn & Randy Haycock’s latest special project for Walt Disney Animation Studios. They also share their thoughts on the latest “Super Mario Bros” trailer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202229 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 404: The Sorcerer’s Hat is still a sore spot with some Disney World fans

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing a recent survey where WDW visitors were asked to share their opinions of Disney’s Riviera Resort. Jim Hill then looks back at Walt Disney World’s “100 Years of Magic” celebration Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202240 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 199: Why happened with Disney’s “Strange World”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about DreamWorks Animation’s new logo. They then focus on why Don Hall & Qui Nguyen’s latest film for WDAS failed to connect with audiences Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202233 minutes, 50 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 403: How WDW’s McDonald’s continue to innovate

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by revealing which Epcot attractions have already received their seasonal overlays. Jim Hill then finishes up his history of McDonald’s relationship with the Walt Disney Company Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202238 minutes, 7 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 154: How the “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” helps set up “Vol. 3”

Aaron Adams starts off this week’s episode by talking about the 300 “Reality Stones” that Marvel’s partner, East Continental Gems, just made available for purchase. Jim Hill then shares how “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” did over its second weekend in domestic release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/25/202242 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 402: How Bob Chapek learned he wasn’t Disney’s CEO anymore

en Testa & Jim Hill share everything that they’ve been told by Mouse House insiders about Bob Iger’s return. Likewise how long Chapek’s dismissal has actually been in the works Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202231 minutes, 32 seconds
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=Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 198: What About Bob (the sequel): Chapek out, Iger in

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some of what they’ve heard over the past 24 hours in regards to Disney’s corporate drama. They also discuss how a gold medal ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan led to “Beauty & the Beast” on Broadway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202236 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 401: Looking back at Mickey’s Kitchen

Len Testa and Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a trip-planning surveythat Disney Visa recently sent out. They then continue their look at Disney Corporate’s decades-long relationship with the McDonald’s restaurant chain Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202247 minutes, 47 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 153: What’s in store for Marvel Studios’ “Secret War”

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the investment community’s reaction to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” They then share their impressions of this Ryan Coogler movie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/18/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 72: How “Star Wars: Andor” pays tribute to various film genres

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the many ways that Disney is now merchandising Life Day. They also talk about how you can serve your Thanksgiving guests a Chandrilan Squig Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202258 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 197: DreamWorks Animation preps a “Bad Guys” holiday special

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the “Encanto Live-to-Film Concert Experience” at the Hollywood Bowl. They also pay tribute to the late Kevin Conroy, who’s been the official voice of Batman since the early 1990s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202244 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 400: When Disneyland almost got its first McDonalds

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by paying tribute to the late Disney Legend, Alice Estes Davis. They then talk about Villains Lair, the new fireworks dessert party being offered at the Top of the World lounge at Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 196: Remembering Alice Estes Davis (1929 – 2022)

 Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by looking back on the “Art of DuckTales” panel he just hosted at Gallery Nucleus. Then Drew & Jim Hill look back on the life & career of a Disney Legend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202247 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 399: Why “Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge” didn’t go forward

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a survey which suggests that WDW officials are getting increasingly concerned about the Universal Orlando Resort. They then take a look at when the Disney Vacation Club began concentrating its expansion plans around Seven Seas Lagoon. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202249 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 195: Get ready for Guillermo del Toro’s “Pinocchio”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how “The Sea Beast” has become Netflix’s most viewed original animated feature. They also look back at the career of Animagic pioneer Jules Bass Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202239 minutes, 25 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 398: How Epcot is getting ready for the holidays

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the entertainment line-up for this year’s International Festival of the Holidays. They also look back at what led up to the ill-fated 1999 update of Future World’s “Journey into Imagination” pavilion. Show notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 152: James Gunn to become the co-CEO of DC Studios

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Hollywood premiere of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” They also take a look at the teaser trailer for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/28/202245 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor - Episode 194: Why “The Shadow King” got shut down at Disney

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about that “Kingdom Hearts” animatic that just popped up online. They also discuss those “Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi” shorts that debut on Disney+ later this week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202245 minutes, 16 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 397: How Figment found his way back into Epcot’s “Journey into Imagination”

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing that the recently re-opened Monsieur Paul now has a dress code. They also talk about how Walt Disney World will soon begin cutting back on character greetings across property Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202255 minutes, 53 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 151: Is Mephisto finally entering the MCU?

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing casting news associated with “Ironheart” & “Agatha: Coven of Chaos,” two limited series that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney+. They then take a look at the now-nearly 20-year-long history of “Daredevil” -related movies & TV series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/202242 minutes, 44 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 71: How the story bubbles work at “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by looking back at the October 2015 debut of the first full trailer for “Star Wars – Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” They talk about the most recent episodes of Lucasfilm’s latest limited series for Disney+, “Star Wars: Andor” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202254 minutes, 58 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 193: Remembering Dame Angela Lansbury (1925 – 2022)

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the heroic death of “Yu-Gi-Oh!” creator Kazuki Takahashi. They then share their opinions of the first trailer for Illuminations’ “The Super Mario Bros. Movie.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202237 minutes, 1 second
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 396: How to make “Galaxy Edge” appeal to ALL Star Wars fans

Len Testa and Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the price increases that were just announced for the Disneyland and WDW Resorts. They then continue their look at the controversial “Journey into Imagination” redo that went live in October of 1999 Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202251 minutes, 1 second
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 150: Problems multiply for Marvel’s “Blade” reboot

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how issues concerning this Mahersha Ali movie are now impacting Marvel Studios’ plans through 2026. They also talk about “Werewolf by Night” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/14/202256 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 192: What happened to Disney’s “Mickey Columbus” featurette

While Drew Taylor is away on assignment, Jim Hill shares the latest Warner Bros. Discovery-related news. He also talks about the two Disney Animation-based experiences that will soon be debuting stateside Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202229 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 395: How Epcot is getting ready for the holidays

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the entertainment line-up for this year’s International Festival of the Holidays. They also look back at what led up to the ill-fated 1999 update of Future World’s “Journey into Imagination” pavilion. Show Notes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202245 minutes, 27 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 149: The flying Quinjet the Disney Parks almost got

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Marvel Studios decision to change “Armor Wars” from a limited series for Disney+ to a theatrical release. They also talk about the most recent episodes of “She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/202248 minutes, 37 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 70:: How does the East Coast version of “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” compare to the West Coast version of this same attraction

Jim Hill starts off this week’s show by sharing his impression of the Hyperspace Lounge (the Star Wars-themed bar aboard the Disney Wish). Then he & Brian Gaughan discuss the “Indiana Jones 5” trailer that leaked online earlier this week Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 191: October brings a coast-to-coast Laika celebration

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show with an update on the Warner Bros Discovery situation. They then talk about Jodie Benson’s new memoir, “Part of My World” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202231 minutes, 29 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 394: After Hours Events return to WDW in early 2023

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show with a brief recap of their recent “Disney Dish on the Disney Wish” event. They then take a look at the dark rides that the Imagineers were originally development for WDW’s Magic Kingdom back in the late 1960s Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202238 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 393: What happens when a hurricane heads towards Walt Disney World

In a show that suddenly became far more newsworthy than they’d initially intended, Len Testa and Jim Hill talk about how the WDW Cast readies that Resort when a tropical storm is bearing down on Central Florida. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202230 minutes, 59 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 69:: “Star Wars: Andor” gets off to a promising start

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by looking back at the Star Wars & Indiana Jones-related news that was revealed at the D23 Expo. They then go on to talk about the first three episodes of Lucasfilm’s latest limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202253 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 190: Remembering Ralph Eggleston (1965 – 2022)

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the animation news that was revealed at this year’s D23 Expo. They also offer up a theory about what David Zaslav is really doing over at Warner Bros. Discovery Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202247 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 392: How the pandemic tripped up “Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana”

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this Journey of Water and Blue Sweek’s show by talking about why the opening of TRON Lightcycle Run has been pushed ‘til the Spring of 2023. They also discuss the Blue Sky Projects that were talked about at the Parks presentation at this year’s D23 Expo Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202258 minutes, 35 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 148: How will “Ironheart” differ from other Marvel limited series

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the latest episode of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.” They then look back at all of the Marvel-related news that came out of this year’s D23 Expo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/202248 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 391: Captain EO’s 60 hour-long opening event at Disneyland Park

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what may turn out to be Universal Orlando’s next big promotional campaign. They then look back at how Michael Eisner started adding celebrities to Disney theme park attractions in the mid-to-late 1980s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202250 minutes, 34 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 68: What Frank Darabont’s version of “Indy 4” would have been like

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the two seasons of “Star Wars: Andor” which will cover 5 years of story. They then go on share George Lucas’ theory as to why Star War fans initially rejected Jar Jar Binks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202249 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 390: Why WDW’s “20,000 Leagues” supposedly closed temporarily & then never re-opened

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by musing on when performances of “Fantasmic!” may begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They then look back at the Fall of 1995. Which is when Magic Kingdom managers snookered Michael Ovitz, the then-President of The Walt Disney Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202243 minutes, 16 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 147: Exploring the Avengers Campus at Walt Disney Studios Park

 Jim Hill starts off this week’s show by explaining why he’s doing a solo edition of this podcast. He then goes on to talk about Episode 3 of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/202239 minutes, 8 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 189: Remembering Disney’s “Fluppy Dogs”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the vocal cast for Laika’s new stop motion / CG film, “Wildwood.” They then share which subscription streaming services are thinking about snatching up HBO Max’s “Batman: Caped Crusader” animated series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/30/202240 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 389: How Skull Rock came to be at Disneyland Park

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing some long-needed changes that were recently made to Disney’s park reservation system. They also take a look back at the Chicken of the Sea Pirate Ship Restaurant at Disneyland Park Show notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/29/202242 minutes, 56 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 146: DC Movies regroups as Marvel continues to dominate superhero movie market

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how Alan Horn has recently returned to Warner Bros. Studio as a consultant. They also talk about Episode 2 of “She-Hulk: Attorney for Hire.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/26/202244 minutes, 10 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 67: When Daniel Radcliffe visited the “Force Awakens” set

Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the latest episodes of Vice’s “Icons Unearthed: Star Wars.” They discuss Lucasfilm’s original plans for its “A Star Wars Story” series of films Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/24/202254 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 188: How Disney’s very first Silly Symphony came to be

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about what’s been going on with a number of animated series over on HBO Max. They then talk about the never-completed Chris Farley version of DreamWorks Animation’s “Shrek” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/23/202247 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 388: Remember when WDW’s Halloween event only ran for one night

Jim Hill welcomes Chrissy Harrison from TouringPlans.com. Who then shares her impressions of the latest booths to open at Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival as well as the 2022 edition of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/202242 minutes, 26 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 145: “She-Hulk: Attorney-at-Law” gets off to a stellar start

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing what they know about Season Two of “Marvel’s What If?” They then share their impressions of Marvel Studios’ latest limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/19/202249 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 187: How DWA’s “Kung Fu Panda” became a full-fledged franchise

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill starts off this week’s episode by talking up the “Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio” exhibit which debuts at the MOMA in NYC this December. They also discuss why animation fans might need to go visit a Great Wolf Lodge next month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/16/202230 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Disney Dish Dish with Jim Hill Episode 387: Why Epcot’s World ShowPlace Pavilion really got built

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the most recent Disney earnings call. They then wrap up their series about WDW’s Millennium Celebration. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/15/202244 minutes, 51 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 144: “Marvel Zombies” animated series gears up for 2023 debut

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing images that have popped up online from the sets of “Echo” & “Ironheart.” They also preview the Marvel-related panels to be presented at next month’s D23 EXPO Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/12/202239 minutes, 8 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 66 How “Return of the Jedi” is tied to the Vietnam War

Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing “Star Wars: Andor.” They then look back at the production difficulties “Empire Strikes Back” experienced when that crew was shooting the Ice-Planet-of-Hoth sequences in Norway Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/10/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 186: How Phil Tippett changed the world of stop motion

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to shelve “Scoob!: Holiday Haunt.” They also talk about how Skydance Animation’s first feature length project, “Luck,” wasn’t all that lucky when it came to positive reviews Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/9/202233 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Disney Dish Dish with Jim Hill Episode 360: How did the WDW Resort get ready to handle the Y2K bug

en Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a survey that reveals Universal Orlando’s keen interest in people’s most recent trips to WDW. They then take a look back at Epcot’s Millennium Celebration Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/8/202249 minutes, 39 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 143: Spider-Man celebrates the 60th anniversary of his Marvel Comics debut

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Marvel’s “Secret Invasion.” which will supposedly be Disney+’s first crossover event. They then go on to talk about the important role that editor Jeff Ford played in crafting one of the more iconic moments in “Avengers: Endgame” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/5/202248 minutes, 34 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 185: So is Skydance Animation’s “Luck” worth a look?

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the teaser trailer for Guillermo Del Toro’s “Pinocchio.” They then discuss the “Walt Disney’s Jungle Book: Making a Masterpiece” at the Walt Disney Family Museum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/202238 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Disney Dish With Jim Hill Episode 385: MagicBands+ appear to have a power problem

Len Testa and Jim Hill welcome Mrs. Shannon Ford, who talks about her experience aboard the Disney Wish. They then discuss what’s happening with Disney’s “Hercules,” which may be the Company’s next animated feature to be headed to Broadway Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/1/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 142: What’s in the works for Phase 5 & 6 of the MCU

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off by reviewing all of the news that came out of Marvel Studios’ Hall H presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. They then talk about which character was the heart of the MCU’s Phases I - 3 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/29/202254 minutes, 40 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 65: Why the Disneyland Paris Resort won’t be getting its very own “Galaxy’s Edge”

 Brian Gaughn starts off this week’s show by looking back at the 2022 edition of San Diego Comic-Con. Then Jim Hill talks about four soon-to-be-published Star Wars-related books that are worth checking out Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/27/20221 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 184: DC Animated Original Films gets ready for its 50th release

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what Craig McCracken now has in the works. They also talk about some of the entertainment-related books these two are now reading. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/26/202233 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 384: Disney World knows that its official website needs to be retooled

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome back Christina Harrison from Touring Plans, who talks about the 2022 edition of the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. They then share Josh Gad’s memories of working on “Frozen Ever After” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/25/20221 hour, 14 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 141: How the Marvel characters slowly invaded the Disney theme parks

Aaron Adams starts off this week’s show by talking about a button he noticed on the remote for his new PS5. Then Jim Hill takes a close look at how “Thor: Love & Thunder” did over its second weekend in domestic release Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/22/202250 minutes
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 183: Live-action “Lilo & Stitch” gets a new director

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some updates about this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. They then discuss an old right-of-passage that used to happen to new Walt Disney Animation Studio staffers back in the 1950s & 1960s Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/19/202240 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 383: Len Testa to speak at this year’s IAAPA convention

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by revealing which three WDW restaurants will begin offering character dining again. They then talk about why Epcot’s “SeaVenture” attraction got its name changed to “Maelstrom” Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/18/202249 minutes, 52 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Ep 140: What veteran FX artists are saying about Marvel Studios

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Thor: Love & Thunder” did at the domestic box office over its opening weekend. They also talk about Episode 6 of “Ms. Marvel,” Marvel Studios’ latest limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/15/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 64: Whatever became of “Star Wars: Detours”

Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill talk about Milly Bobby Brown’s rumored involvement in a future “Star Wars” film. They also talk about George Lucas’ sense of humor and how comfortable George was with people parodied the film franchise he created Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/13/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 182: Get ready for the 2002 edition of Comic-Con International

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by plugging Jake S. Friedman’s “The Disney Revolt: The Great Labor War of Animation’s Golden Age.” They then list some of the panels & presentations that animation fans shouldn’t miss if they’re headed down to San Diego later this month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/12/202245 minutes, 9 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 382: What’s in the works for the LEGOLAND Florida Resort

Banks Lee joins Jim Hill on a special edition of the Disney Dish. As they look at how Cypress Gardens (which was a favorite Central Florida attraction of Roy O. & Edna Disney) spent the past 10 years transforming into the 5th LEGO Park in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/11/202252 minutes, 2 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 139:: The “Worlds of Marvel” cinematic dining experience aboard the Disney Wish

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the “Art of Marvel Studio’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier” book. They also discuss Episodes 4 & 5 of “Ms. Marvel.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/8/202253 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 181: Is “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” the best animated feature of the year

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how well “Minions: The Rise of Gru” seems to be doing at the domestic box office. They also talk about the “Baymax!” limited series that just debuted on Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/5/202242 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 381: How many trolls is too many trolls?

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Bob Chapek’s contract being extended by Disney’s Board of Directors. They talk about where the Brightline Train Service may be stopping in the Orlando area now that a station at Disney Springs is no longer in the cards Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/4/202247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 63: : John Williams gets ready to retire

Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by looking back at the career of this five-time Academy Award winner and the numerous blockbusters William wrote themes & scores for. They also discuss the final episode of that “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series for Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/29/202254 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 180: “Making of Jungle Book” exhibit opens at Walt Disney Family Museum:

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by continuing their discussion on the disappointing domestic box office for Pixar’s “Lightyear.” Drew also shares his thoughts on “Baymax!” the series (which debuts on Disney+ this week) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/28/202233 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Disney Dish Episode 380: How the Disney Institute transformed into Saratoga Springs

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some surveys that Guests who stayed at WDW’s monorail resorts recently received. They also talk about Michael Eisner’s 1985 trip to the Chautauqua Institute inspired him to start offering education-based vacation experiences to WDW visitors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/27/202243 minutes, 21 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 138 :Where to find Sam Raimi’s car in “Multiverse of Madness”

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the most recent episodes of Marvel Studios’ latest limited series for Disney+. They also talk about where the “Doctor Strange” sequel fits in the current MCU chronology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/202254 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 179: What Disney revealed at this year’s Annecy Animation Festival 2022

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how “Lightyear” did over its opening weekend at the North American box office. They also talk about the stage version of Disney’s “Hercules,” which the Papermill Playhouse will present in the Winter of 2023 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/21/202240 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 379: Aulani delivers the Disney Resort experience you used to get stateside

Christina Harrison reports on her recent stay at Disney’s resort & spa on Oahu. Then Jim Hill looks back at the history of the House of the Future at Disneyland Park Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/20/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 62: Would “Solo: A Star Wars Story” have worked better as a limited series

 Brian Gaughn & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the new “Star Wars” that Dan Zehr wrote which would be a perfect Father’s Day gift. They also discuss the last three episodes of Disney+’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/18/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 178: How Major Matt Mason inspired the creation of Buzz Lightyear

 Jim Hill starts off this week’s show by describing the many different versions of “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” Disney Studios created ahead of “Encanto” ‘s theatrical release. He also talks about the number of new animation studios that are opening up in Vancouver Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/16/202237 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 378: Looking back on Fort Wilderness’ abandoned expansion plans from the mid-1970s

 Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing a fairly blunt survey that the WDW Resort recently sent out about Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. Then Jim Hill talks about how – once upon a time – Pioneer Hall was supposed to have been the very first part of Florida’s Frontier Town project Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/202251 minutes, 53 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 137: “Ms. Marvel” is off to a marvelous start

 Aaron Adams starts off this week’s show by sharing some of the audio that he recently recorded at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Then he & Jim Hill then discuss the first episode of Marvel Studios’ latest limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/202243 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 177:Celebrating the 20th anniversary of “Kim Possible”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show discussing that first look at Disney’s “Hamster & Gretel” which just got released. They then shine a spotlight on that new two-LP vinyl soundtrack for “The Iron Giant” which Varese Sarabande is about to release. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/7/202234 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 377: How Walt Disney made his Imagineers walk in the Guests shoes

en Testa & Jim Hill welcome Arthur Levine from About Theme Parks, who then talks about his new Substack project. These three then talk about an intriguing bit of construction that’s now underway at WDW’s Blizzard Beach water park Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/6/202255 minutes, 1 second
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 136: Where is Joe Quesada heading now that he’s leaving Marvel

Aaron Adams starts off this week’s show by recounting his recording adventures at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Then Jim Hill talks about his recent interaction with James Gunn, director of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/3/202237 minutes, 6 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 61: How many new “Star Wars” limited series will we see in 2023?

Brian Gaughn looks back at the four days he just spent at the Anaheim Convention Center covering this year’s Star Wars Celebration. He and Jim Hill then discuss the first two episodes of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” Lucasfilm’s latest limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 176: The history of Buzz Lightyear in the Disney Parks

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Top Gun: Maverick” is impacting the box office potential of “The Bob’s Burgers Movie.” They also talk about the “Winnie the Pooh” -themed comedy slasher movie, “Blood and Honey.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/202240 minutes, 30 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 135: Is this the end of Chris Hemsworth in Marvel Studios’ “Thor” series?

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the new “Love & Thunder” trailer which debuted during Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. They also talk about the new “Daredevil” series that’s reportedly in development for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/27/202253 minutes, 48 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 175: How Disney’s lawyers helped make “Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescuer Rangers” happen

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about “Elemental,” Pixar’s next feature-length animated film. They also recall Tom Hanks’ guest appearance on ABC’s “Happy Days” back in November of 1982 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/24/202235 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 375: Survey sez: Disney World knows that Genie+ is a failure

Len Testa and Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing yet another survey. This one revealing that WDW officials have grown very concerned about visitors to Florida preferring Universal Express to Genie, Genie+ & Lightning Lane Show notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/22/202252 minutes, 55 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 134: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” to premiere on Disney+ August 17th

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the Marvel-related news coming out of the ABC Upfronts. Then Aaron recounts his experience at “An Evening with Neil Gaiman,” which was held earlier this week at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/20/202254 minutes, 35 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm - Episode 60: What to expect on Star Wars Nite at Disneyland Park

Brian Gaughan & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the recent resurgence in interest in prequels collectibles. They also talk about interviews Ewan McGregor has given out ahead of the Disney+ debut of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/18/202255 minutes, 17 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 174: When H. R. Pufnstuf took Ronald McDonald to court

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the teaser trailer for “Luck,” that Skydance Animation production that Apple Original Films will be releasing later this Summer. They also talk about Krofft Kon, which is being held in Orinda, CA this Saturday Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202233 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 374: Is Universal looking to add even more magic to its “Wizarding World” ?:

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing a recent survey that the Universal Orlando Resort sent out to Harry Potter fans. Jim then continues his look back at “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and how that film series made its way into the Disney Parks. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/202247 minutes, 33 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 133: What specifically makes “Multiverse of Madness” a Sam Raimi film

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how well “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” did over its opening weekend in theaters. They also share some ideas that were originally proposed for “Moon Knight” which then didn’t make it into the final version of this limited series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202255 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 173: Disney Branded Television launches 100th animated series

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by following up on Drew’s story for The Wrap about what’s been going on with Netflix’s animated series. They then look back at how Walt Disney Studios cast voices for its animated features Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 373: How “Cosmic Rewind” compares to other WDW attractions

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome back Christina Harrison, who talks about the surprisingly tasty gluten-free offerings that can be found around WDW property. Jim then starts a new series about Disney’s science-based gimmick comedies of the 1960s & 1970s that led to the “Honey, I Shrunk” attractions in the Parks Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 16 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 132: So who’s going to direct the MCU’s “Fantastic Four” movie now?

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by sharing some news about a certain performer who appears in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” They then review the series finale … er … season finale of Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202255 minutes, 29 seconds
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Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 59: Looking at Lucasfilm returns

After a 16-month hiatus, Jim Hill brings back the podcast which celebrates the creative effort of George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau. Jim also introduces“Looking at Lucasfilm” ‘s new co-host, Brian Gaughan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/4/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 172: Why Universal’s “Super Mario Bros” got pushed back to April 2023

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about his hit & run trip to Las Vegas to cover Paramount Pictures’ presentation at this year’s CinemaCon. Jim Hill then looks back at the history of Bugs Bunny dressing up in women’s clothes for the Looney Tunes shorts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202239 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill - Episode 372: Why Florida’s attempt to dissolve the RCID is going to fail

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing a recent survey the Universal Orlando Resort sent out about an after-hours Mardi Gras hard ticket event they’re considering holding in the Parks. They then discuss the various legal reasons The Walt Disney Company is supremely confident they’ll prevail in court next year. Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 131: What Marvel showcased at this year’s CinemaCon

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing the latest news out of Las Vegas. Which is where Walt Disney Studios & Sony Pictures Entertainment screened lengthy excerpts from “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” & “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse -- Part One” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202258 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 171: “Lightyear” salutes 70’s style sci-fi

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about what’s going on with Netflix Kids & Family Animation. They also look back at Blue Sky Studios’ struggles to deliver the original “Ice Age” movie  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202238 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 371:: Get ready for Victoria & Albert’s return

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some restaurant-related news that pertains to WDW’s monorail resorts. Jim Hill then continues his look back at the formation of the Reedy Creek Improvement District Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202256 minutes, 16 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 130: A sneak peek at “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind”

 Aaron Adams starts things off this week by taking a close look at “The Batman.” Then Jim Hill reveals which “Moon Knight” star recently visited Universal Studios Florida Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202253 minutes, 53 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 170: Remembering Gilbert Gottfried (1955 - 2022)

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Blue Sky Studios’ “Nimona” which had been shut down by Disney last year has since been revived by Netflix. They then reveal the role that Jeffrey Katzenberg played in Gilbert Gottfried being cast as the voice of Iago Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202232 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 370: A closer look at the DVC being built next to WDW’s Polynesian Village Resort

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the new technology that will soon be powering image capture at WDW’s meet-n-greets. They also continue their look back at the formation of the Reedy Creek Improvement District. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202245 minutes, 21 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 129: Is Marvel Studios readying a new “X-Men” movie?

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about what will be revealed about America Chavez in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” They also discuss Episode 3 of Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight,” that limited series which is now halfway through its run on Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202246 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 169: “Encanto” gets ready to light up Disneyland Park

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by paying tribute to the late Estelle Harris. They then talk about how the producer & director of “Turning Red” have taken on new leadership positions at Pixar Animation Studios Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202238 minutes, 40 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 369: The Origin of the Reedy Creek Improvement District

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing WDW’s latest set of surveys (which -- this time -- touch on annual passholders). They then talk about Walt’s first meeting with Florida officials & local business leaders back in November of 1965 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202240 minutes, 12 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 128: What went wrong with Columbia Pictures’ “Morbius”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about what Warners is reportedly considering doing to resolve its Ezra Miller problem. They both share their thoughts on Episode Two of Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 168: So what happens now with Disney’s “Aladdin” sequel

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what happened in Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on March 27th. They also look back at the past 21 years' worth of Best Animated Feature winners & losers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202244 minutes, 48 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 368: Love Bug Days at Disneyland

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by reviewing a survey that the Universal Orlando Resort recently sent out which reveals possible pricing structures that are being considered for its opening-in-2025 Epic Universe theme park. They also reveal which WDW attractions have -- on average -- the most downtime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/20221 hour, 46 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 127: Marvel’s “Moon Knight” rises

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” which is currently shooting in Atlanta. They then review the first episode of Marvel Studios’ latest limited series for Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 167: A Look into Disney Mirrorverse

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Rich Moore just joined the talented team over at Skydance Animation. They then talk about Jorge Gutiérrez’s next animated feature for Netflix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202240 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 367: Which modern Disney attractions should be considered classics

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how WDW’s theme parks will be adjusting their operating hours over the rest of Spring Break. They also reveal that Mouse House managers still seem very concerned with how Disney World’s 50th-anniversary celebration is being perceived  Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202253 minutes, 54 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 126: Remembering William Hurt (1950 - 2022)

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the “Moon Knight” launch event that Disney+ held in Hollywood earlier this week. They then discuss how Marvel Studios pushed back against Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” legislation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/202242 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 166: Pixar puts same sex kiss back into “Lightyear”

 Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by sharing what he’s learned about the Imagineers’ efforts to persuade Disney CEO Bob Chapek to cancel WDI’s move to Lake Nona. Then he & Jim discuss the “Encanto” -related controversy that’s begun brewing around ABC’s live broadcast of this Academy Awards ceremony. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202244 minutes, 21 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 366: What’s good to eat at this year’s Flower & Garden Festival

Len Testa & Jim Hill are joined by Christina Harrison from TouringPlans. Who -- having just returned from Epcot -- gives them the full run-down of what not to miss at this year’s International Flower & Garden Festival Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202252 minutes, 31 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 125: What you’ll find on the digital version of “Spider-Man: No Way Home

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the early word on Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight.” They then discuss the controversy surrounding the teaser trailer for “Ms. Marvel” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/202252 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 165: How “Turning Red” almost turned out differently

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Disney’s ongoing effort to mitigate Bob Chapek bobbling the Company’s response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. They also talk about how “John Carter” ‘s failure at the box office led to Andrew Stanton directing “Finding Dory” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 365: Which attraction inspired the AquaMouse on the Disney Wish

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about “Festival of Fantasy” ‘s return to WDW’s Magic Kingdom. They also talk about the challenge that the Imagineers faced when they decided to add a water coaster to Typhoon Lagoon Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202238 minutes, 25 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 124: Which MCU film is about to get the Secret Cinema treatment

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what Taika Watiti recently said about whether the production of “Thor: Love and Thunder” has been completed or not. They then talk about who’s just been cast in Sony’s “Kraven the Hunter” film Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202247 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 164: How many different actors voiced Draco the Dragon

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing The Walt Disney Company’s response (or lack thereof) to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. They then talk about John DiMaggio returning to voice Bender in that “Futurama” reboot  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202234 minutes, 13 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 123: Is Kevin Feige spread a little too thin these days?

In a super-sized edition of this podcast, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill discuss all manner of Marvel-related news. Among the topics touched on “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” opening at Epcot in late May and how magic & myth will play into the stories that will be told in Phase 4 & 5 of the MCU Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202255 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 364: What the first public cruise aboard the Halcyon was like

Len Testa & Christina Harrison have just disembarked from the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.” In a special edition of Disney Dish, these two share with Jim Hill their fresh-off-the-boat impressions of this immersive experience Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 163: What’s it like to be aboard the Halcyon

Drew Taylor looks back on his recent trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. Where he was one of a handful of reporters who got to tour the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” prior to its first public voyage on March 1st Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202237 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Disney Dish with Jim Hill Episode 363: Looking back on “One More Disney Day”

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about what Disney’s new Chief Corporate Affairs Officer may have just revealed about “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.” They then reminisce about how the 2012 Leap Year was celebrated at WDW’s Magic Kingdom as well as at Disneyland Park in California Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202250 minutes, 13 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 122: Why Marvel Studios continues to struggle with China

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing what Ryan Reynolds & Sir Patrick Stewart are now saying about their reported cameo appearances in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.” They then take a look at Erich Schwartzel's "Red Carpet: Hollywood, China and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/25/202252 minutes, 1 second
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 162: Lin Manuel Miranda talks about Disney’s “Encanto”

 Drew Taylor looks back on his recent interview with this Academy Award-nominee for The Wrap. Drew also talks with Jim Hill about “Ray Gunn,” Brad Bird’s passion project from the mid-1990s, which just got revived by Skydance Animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202251 minutes, 40 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 362: Will Storyliving by Disney work without a theme park nearby

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing whether Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is getting ready to re-open. They also share a recent “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” survey that suggests that WDW execs are growing increasingly concerned about this soon-to-open Resort  Show notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202250 minutes, 35 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 121: An up-close look at the Super Bowl’s “Multiverse of Madness” trailer

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by giving an update on the construction of Epcot’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” ride. They then talk about how the “No Way Home” filmmakers tried to work in a reference to Ben Affleck’s “Daredevil” movie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/18/202259 minutes, 40 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 161: Get ready for Pixar’s “Turning Red”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing which animated features got nominated for the Academy Awards this year. They then talk about a number of animated characters & series -- among them Gumby & “Futurama” -- that have recently been revived Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/202248 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 361: How WDW Entertainment wants to fix “HarmonioUS”

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing the Disney Parks news that came out of the Company’s most recent earnings call. They then continue their look at what CommuniCore was like when EPCOT Center first opened back in October of 1982 Show notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202250 minutes, 47 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 120: What’s the delay with “Deadpool 3”

Aaron Adams starts off this week’s show by talking about what is -- more importantly, what is not -- included in the MCU chronology over on Disney+. Jim Hill then talks about the care & thought Marvel Studios puts into the promotion of its productions Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/11/202258 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 160: Let’s not panic about Minnie’s pant suit

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about his conversation with Craig McCracken about the final season of “Kid Cosmic.” Jim Hill then joins in to talk about “The Sea Beast,” Chris Williams’ solo directorial debut at Netflix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202238 minutes, 32 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 360: The Very Best Eats at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts

Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome back Chrissy Harrison from TouringPlans, who offers up her take on what foodies should definitely seek out at the 2022 edition of Festival of the Arts. They then talk about how Imagineer George Rester designed EPCOT’s CommuniCore section Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202254 minutes, 23 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 119: The secret of Willem Dafoe’s teeth

 Aaron Adams starts off this week’s show by discussing why Tatum Channing has fallen behind on his viewing of MCU movies. Jim Hill then shares what Tom Holland has to say about the status of “Spider-Man 4” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/4/202249 minutes, 1 second
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 159: Behind the Peter Dinklage / Disney “Snow White” brawl

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about Skydance Animation’s “Luck,” which will now be debuting on AppleTV+ on August 5th. Jim Hill then shares what he knows about “Rose Red,” Disney’s never-produced side-quel to “Snow White” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202251 minutes, 18 seconds
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Disney Dish Dish Episode 359: Why WDI struggled when it came to Communicore

Len Testa starts things off by sharing a survey that wouldn’t allow WDW visitors to say that they didn’t use all of the benefits of staying onsite at that Resort. Jim Hill then looks back at EPCOT Center in the months just prior to the opening of Disney World’s second theme park Show Notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202232 minutes, 31 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 118: How Sony is positioning “Spider-Man: No Way Home” for a “Best Picture” bid

 Aaron Adams starts off this week’s show by discussing how AMC shareholders rode out the roller coaster-like week that Wall Street just experienced. Then Jim Hill shares Sam Raimi’s thoughts on whether Marvel Studios has finished shooting “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” yet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/28/202238 minutes, 59 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 158: When Walt’s brother almost shut down Disney Feature Animation

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by paying tribute to the late Louie Anderson & Meatloaf. They then talk about how production of the original “Aristocats” nearly didn’t happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 358: Disney World fumbles for a 50th anniversary fix

Len Testa & Jim Hill share a recent WDW survey that asks would-be Orlando visitors what it’s going to take for them to fully commit to booking a vacation package to that Resort in the near future. They also conclude their look at the development of “The Iron Man Experience” at Hong Kong Disneyland Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202240 minutes, 18 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 117: Who’s really cameoing in “Multiverse of Madness”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some of the rumors that are now swirling around the “Doctor Strange” sequel. They also talk about the fourth limited series that Marvel Studios reportedly has in the works for Disney+ in 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/21/202249 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 157: How Don Rickles became the voice of Mr. Potato Head

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up “Belle,” that Mamoru Hosoda film which is only in North American theaters ‘til January 20th. They then shine a spotlight on the new project that Kevin Lima has in the works for Sony. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202249 minutes, 44 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 357: How Iron-Man wound up at Hong Kong Disneyland

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what they’ve heard about when “Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind” might open at Epcot. They then talk about the very first Disney theme park attraction to be built around a Marvel Superhero Show Notes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202239 minutes, 37 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 116: How “No Way Home” could have been different

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing some of Erik Sommers & Chris McKenna’s original ideas for this “Spider-Man: Far From Home” sequel. Aaron also offers up his take on “Marvel’s Eternals” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/14/202251 minutes, 11 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 156: Meet the directors of “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill interview Derek Drymon & Jennifer Kluska, the co-directors of the fourth & final installment of this Sony Pictures Animation franchise. They also discuss Disney’s decision to shift Pixar’s “Turning Red” from a theatrical release to premiering on the Company’s subscription streaming service Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202252 minutes, 51 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 356: On which 10 WDW attractions does Genie+ save you the most time

 Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome special guest Becky Gandillon. This data storyteller then explains which Genie+ reservations will save Guests the most time in line at all four Walt Disney World theme parks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202258 minutes, 32 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 115: How Hugh Jackman became Wolverine

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the many factors that Sony / Columbia Pictures took into consideration before shifting “Morbius” ‘s release date to April 1st. They also reveal who Bryan Singer originally wanted to cast as Logan in the “X-Men” movie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/7/202249 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 155: Remembering Betty White (1922 - 2021)

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill open up about how they got into the entertainment writing game. They also share their thoughts about what some of the biggest animation milestones of the past 50 years have been Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/4/202256 minutes, 31 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 355: When Disneyland was closed two days a week

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some off-site suggestions where WDW visitors can stay if they’re looking to vacation with multiple family members. Jim Hill then talks about why Disney’s Board of Directors was initially reluctant to fund the construction of Disneyland’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/3/202239 minutes, 22 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 114:Why Sony suddenly has high hopes for “Morbius”

As a special New Year’s Eve treat, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill welcome Matthew Gracon, the co-host of the “Disney Marvels” podcast. These three then look back at 2021 and then offer up some thoughts on where the MCU may be headed in 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/31/20211 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 154: Will Netflix’s animation expansion continue in 2022

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill take a look back at 2021 in this special year-end edition of their podcast. They also talk about how which animated features & shorts received professional recognition when the Annie nominations were announced just last week  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/28/202143 minutes, 30 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 354: When Baby New Year flew over Sleeping Beauty Castle

 In their last podcast for 2021, Len Testa & Jim Hill revealed which WDW water park will be opening on January 2nd. They also look back at the colorful career of Paul Castle, who was Disneyland’s “Main Mouse” from 1961 - 1986 Show Notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/27/202145 minutes, 35 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 113: It’s the most Marvel-ous time of the year

In a departure from the usual format of this podcast, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill review “Spider-Man: No Way Home” as well as Episode 6 of “Hawkeye.” WARNING! There will be spoilers (lots of them) shared as part of this show Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/24/20211 hour, 51 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 153: How the Met mounted its first-ever Disney inspired exhibition

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about that stop motion “Ted Lasso” holiday thing which just debuted on Apple TV+ & YouTube. They also follow up on the putting-Jessica-Rabbit-in-a-trench-coat controversy coming out of Disneyland Park Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202157 minutes, 39 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 353: Remembering the Disney family feud

 Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing several surprising surveys. They then talk about how Disneyland Cast Members got a flood-damaged “it’s a small world holiday” up & running earlier this month Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202158 minutes, 58 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 112: When will “Black Panther II” resume production

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Alex Ross’ upcoming graphic novel, “Fantastic Four: Full Circle.” They then take a close look at Episode 5 of “Hawkeye,” Marvel Studios’ latest limited series for Disney + Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/17/202159 minutes, 24 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 152: Why Jessica Rabbit got a new outfit

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing the many new animated series & specials that have been debuting recently on Netflix. They then discuss the rather significant change that was recently made to one of the main characters found in the “Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin” ride at Disneyland Park Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202140 minutes, 27 seconds
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Disney Dish Dish Episode 352: When Henry Kissinger got stuck on the Matterhorn

This week, Len Testa & Jim Hill welcome two guests: Kevin Perjurer of Defunctland and Christina Harrison from TouringPlans.com. They talk about the role that Nixon’s National Security Advisor played in the creation of Epcot-the-theme-park Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 58 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 111: When will Kingpin appear on Disney+’s “Hawkeye”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the teaser trailer for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse -- Part One.” They also reveal who was the original voice of Howard the Duck (and who then left the set of that 1986 film just three days into production). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/202159 minutes, 56 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 151: The real origin of “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by revealing how longtime “Simpsons” showrunner Al Jean would like to bring that animated series to a close. They also talked about which studios Disney vets Ron Clements & John Musker wound up directing a new animated feature for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202146 minutes, 24 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 351: Remembering the dragon that flew over New Fantasyland

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the recent changes that have been made at WDI & to Disney’s Board of Directors. These two also answer their last batch of listener mail. Show Notes: here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202150 minutes, 58 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 110: How Samuel L. Jackson became the MCU’s Nick Fury

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Amy Pascal’s recent reveal that Sony supposedly has a new trilogy of “Spider-Man” movies starring Tom Holland in the works. They also do a deep dive on Episode 3 of “Hawkeye,” Marvel Studios’ latest limited series for Disney+. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/3/202147 minutes, 22 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 150: Why “Elf” & Pixar’s “Up” were so important to Ed Asner

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by noting the sad passing of Stephen Sondheim, legendary Broadway composer, at the age of 91. They then answer a listener question about which veteran Disney FX artist got loaned out by Walt to go work on “The Ten Commandments” & “Forbidden Planet”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202150 minutes, 11 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 350: Remembering Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how Walt Disney World paused sales of three different annual passes for that Resort’s theme parks. They also look back at “100 Years of Magic” & the four parades that were created for this 15-month-long celebration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202150 minutes, 44 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 109: “Hawkeye” off to a strong start

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing the Marvel-related news which just came out of this year’s Destination D23. They then discuss the first two episodes of Marvel Studios’ new limited series for Disney+ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/26/202139 minutes, 23 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 149: Behind-the-scenes on Aardman’s “Robin Robin”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing all of the animation-related news that came out of Disney+ Day. They then share an interview with Daniel Ojari & Michael Please, the directors of Netflix’s new holiday special Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202150 minutes, 22 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 349: Remembering the day “Stitch’s Great Escape!” opened

Len Testa & Jim start off this week’s show by revealing where the 2022 Disney Dish Live event will be held. They then answer listener mail that touches on issues like Easter Eggs that can be spotted in the “Mission: SPACE” ride film & how one might get a 3D printed kidney & bladder by WDW Security Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202146 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wondery Preview: Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to Be An Earthling

Introducing Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to be an Earthling, the intergalactic musical podcast that brings conservation into the conversation for kids and their grown-ups. From the creators of the #1 Kids and Family podcast, Wow in the World, in collaboration with Grammy-nominated, The Pop Ups, each audio animated, humor-filled episode inspires a sense of environmental stewardship, both for the Earth and all of its animal earthlings. Visit flipandmozi.com for more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/20213 minutes, 29 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 108: What the “Spider-Man: No Way Home” trailer revealed

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show talking about what China social media is pointing to as the reason “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” won’t be shown in theaters in that country. They also discuss the upcoming MCU projects that were revealed during Disney+ Day Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/19/202156 minutes, 21 seconds
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Wondery Preview: Flip & Mozi's Guide to How To Be An Earthling

Introducing Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to be an Earthling, the intergalactic musical podcast that brings conservation into the conversation for kids and their grown-ups. From the creators of the #1 Kids and Family podcast, Wow in the World, in collaboration with Grammy-nominated, The Pop Ups, each audio animated, humor-filled episode inspires a sense of environmental stewardship, both for the Earth and all of its animal earthlings. Visit flipandmozi.com for more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20213 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 148: Chris Butler looks back on “ParaNorman”

In a very special episode, Drew Taylor interviews the co-director & writer of this much-beloved stop motion fantasy horror-comedy. Which Fathom Events -- in honor of LAIKA Studios 15th-anniversary celebration -- is returning to theaters TONIGHT for one night only Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202124 minutes, 8 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 348: How to write a Disney World room request that might actually work

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by answering listener mail. They then talk about how the success of Disney’s Boardwalk led to the Company’s decision to build vacation villas next to Wilderness Lodge Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202142 minutes, 33 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 107: Why is Hollywood so down on Marvel’s “Eternals”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how Letitia Wright’s on-set injury is impacting the production of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” They also share what James Gunn had to say from the set of “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 3” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/202142 minutes, 18 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 147: Behind the scenes on “Back to the Outback”

Drew Taylor starts off this week’s show by talking about the challenges animation fans recently faced if they were looking to attend the Hollywood premiere of Disney’s “Encanto.” Jim Hill then shares an interview that he did with the creatives behind Netflix’s next animated feature. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202143 minutes, 22 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 347: Big Thunder Mountain … the TV series?

Len Testa & Jim Hill are joined by Drew Taylor of “Light the Fuse.” These three then answer listener mail and discuss how the characters from Disney’s “Lone Ranger” movies almost became fixtures in Frontierland Show Notes are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202150 minutes, 7 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 106: How much Chris Pratt is too much Chris Pratt

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by speculating on what Bill Murray’s role in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” might be. They then talk about what the “Mobius” teaser trailer suggests about where the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters is headed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/202150 minutes, 44 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 146: Looking back at Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.”

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how the online community reacted to the teaser trailer for Pixar’s “Lightyear.” They then shine a spotlight on “The Ghost & Molly McGee,” the latest series from Disney Television Animation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202141 minutes, 5 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 346:How did Disney Genie do during its first week

Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing his experience of what it was like to use Disney Genie while visiting the Studios at WDW. Jim Hill then talks about the early Tomorrowland attraction that was the predecessor for Epcot’s “Space 220” restaurant  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202151 minutes, 23 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 105: Which MCU stars are boarding the Disney Wish

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill share what they’ve learned about the “Guardians of the Galaxy” tactical action-adventure game Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/29/202146 minutes, 12 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 145: Why did “Runaway Brain” wind up locked away in the Disney Vault

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about Drew’s conversation with Enrico Casarosa, the director of Pixar’s “Luca.” Jim then shares a story about Jon Provost (of “Timmy & Lassie” fame)’s encounter with the original “King Kong” stop motion puppets Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202139 minutes, 59 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 345: Is it really necessary to purchase a brand-new Magic Band?

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by answering some questions from Disney Dish listeners. They then look back at the creation of that WDW favorite, the Electrical Water Pageant Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202138 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wondery for Kids Preview: Melon's House Party

Welcome to Melon’s House Party! Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as they can figure out a way to do it together. As Melon learns about herself and the world around her, she shows us how to appreciate the little things in life and the importance of friendship and family. This is just a preview of Melon’s House Party but you can listen to the rest of the episode now at https://wondery.com/shows/melons-house-party/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/20215 minutes, 25 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 104: Where Sony’s “Spider-Man” movies potentially go after “No Way Home”

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what they’ve heard about Disney’s decision to shift the release dates of a number of upcoming MCU projects yet again. They also talk about what Zombie Captain America potentially means for the future of DCA’s Oogie Boogie Bash Note: This week, Aaron cusses like a sailor, and Jim broadcasts from Florida, without a microphone. So expect Jim to be extra MUDdy, and Aaron to be extra Bleepy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/22/202149 minutes, 1 second
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Wondery for Kids Preview: Melon's House Party

Welcome to Melon’s House Party! Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as they can figure out a way to do it together. As Melon learns about herself and the world around her, she shows us how to appreciate the little things in life and the importance of friendship and family. This is just a preview of Melon’s House Party but you can listen to the rest of the episode now at https://wondery.com/shows/melons-house-party/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/21/20215 minutes, 25 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 144: Why you really need to watch “Maya and the Three”

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by paying tribute to David H. DePatie & Ruthie Tompson. Then Drew talks with Jorge Gutierrez & Sandra Equihua about how Netflix’s ambitious new animated mini-series came together Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202157 minutes, 51 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 344: How far back was Disney planning an Animal Kingdom for Florida

Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the return of live entertainment to WDW’s theme parks. They then share some of the more entertaining anecdotes from the Orlando Sentinel’s unofficial WDW history book, “Disney World at 50” Show Notes for this episode are here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202141 minutes, 25 seconds
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 103: What to get Marvel fans for Christmas this year

 Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about why Disney CEO Bob Chapek supposedly decided to settle Scarlett Johansson’s “Black Widow” lawsuit. They then look ahead to how busy James Gunn will be with “Guardians of the Galaxy” related projects in 2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/15/202153 minutes, 31 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 143: Why “War Eagles” never went into production

Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about what’s usual about “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” making its streaming debut on Amazon Prime Video in mid-January of next year. Drew & Jim then reflect on how much they enjoyed the Season One finale of “Marvel’s ‘What If?’ “  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202148 minutes, 40 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 343: How the Walt Disney Waterbridge got built

Jim Hill welcomes Christina Harrison as the special guest host of this week’s episode. They discuss which foods & activities WDW visitors should seek out during that Resort’s 50th-anniversary celebration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/202155 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wondery Preview: Who, When Wow! with Rebecca Sheir

Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/7/20216 minutes, 51 seconds
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Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 142: How “Muppets Haunted Mansion” got made

 Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Disney settling its beef with Scarlett Johansson. They then talk with writer / director Kirk Thatcher about his nearly 30-year-long quest to get a Halloween-themed Muppet movie or TV show produced. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202151 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wondery Preview: Who, When Wow! with Rebecca Sheir

Introducing... Who, When, Wow! A new Tinkercast original podcast from the creators of the #1 kids & family podcast, Wow in the World. Join host Rebecca Sheir on auditory journeys into the lives of history's unsung heroes and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" This is just a preview of Who, When, Wow! But you can listen to the full episode at https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20216 minutes, 51 seconds
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Disney Dish Episode 342: What it was like at WDW on October 1st

Len Testa recalls what it was like to be inside of the Magic Kingdom on the day that Disney World officially kicked off its 50th-anniversary celebration. Jim Hill then talks about how “HarmonioUS” exemplifies the Company’s new take on Epcot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202148 minutes, 1 second
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Marvel Us Disney Episode 102: Marvel’s notice of termination problem

Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Netflix’s upcoming “Sandman” series. They then reveal how the writers of “Marvel’s ‘What If?’“ set the stage for the upcoming Season One finale of this animated series Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices