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

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 77 Ratings

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

    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 439: Remembering Jim Henson’s “Muppet Babies”

    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 439: Remembering Jim Henson’s “Muppet Babies”

     Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing the first full trailer for Netflix’s “Ultraman: Rising.” They then talk about “Flow,” the dialogue-free post-apocalyptic animated feature which will be debuting at Cannes next week
    In this episode, listeners will learn about:

    Who will be voicing Garfield’s Dad in the new animated feature that Sony will be sending out to North American theaters on May 24th

    Which George Lucas-produced film was Marvel Productions trying to turn into an animated series in 1984

    What company did Illuminations get into bed with back in 2017 to help promote the release of “Despicable Me 3”

    How many “South Park” specials have Matt Stone & Trey Parker produced for Paramount+ so far

    What was the name of the very first puppet-based series that Jim Henson produced for television


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    • 52 min
    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep : How Motel 6 is helping to promote “The Garfield Movie”

    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep : How Motel 6 is helping to promote “The Garfield Movie”

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up “Exploding Kittens.” They then take a look at Mark Dindal’s career as the director of full-length animated features
    Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

    What was the one-and-only film to be produced by Turner Feature Animation

    Why is the Henson family reportedly not all that fond of Pixar’s “Monsters Inc”

    How many “Garfield” TV specials were produced for CBS back in the late 1988 / early 1990s

    Where can you go to get an earlier look at “Slide,” Bill Plympton’s next animated film

    Who voiced Anna & Elsa’s Mom in the first “Frozen” movie


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    • 43 min
    FT Ep: Remembering MGM’s “Magic of Disney Animation”

    FT Ep: Remembering MGM’s “Magic of Disney Animation”

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the series finale for that Lucasfilm Animation production, “Star Wars: The Bad Batch.” They then talk about how pleased Paramount+ is with the debut of its “Knuckles” mini-series
    Over the course of this episode, listeners will learn about:

    Where did the “Bluey’s Big Play” traveling stage show make its North American debut

    When will “The Fairly OddParents: A New Wish” be debuting on Nickelodeon

    Who was supposed to voice the title character in Jorge Guiterrez’ “I, Chihuahua”

    When did the $70 million custom-built Walt Disney Feature Animation – Florida production facility officially come online

    Which animation historian will be creating original content for the Classic television Network’s soon-to-debut channel, MeTV Toons


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    • 56 min
    FT Ep : “Shrek 2” celebrates its 20th anniversary

    FT Ep : “Shrek 2” celebrates its 20th anniversary

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up Pixar Fest (which starts this weekend at Disneyland Park).
    They then look ahead to which studios will be doing presentations at this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival & Market
    For this episode, listeners will learn about:

    How many Disney-related items are coming up for bid at Van Eaton Galleries’ next big event, “The Joel Magee Auction: Part Two”

    Which Pixar veteran is directing “Transformers One” for Paramount Animation

    When will “Robot Dreams” be released to select theaters in North America

    What became of the plaque in the lobby of NYC’s Broadway Theater which commemorates “Steamboat Willie” ‘s world premiere in that same space back in 1928

    Who was supposed to originally voice Fiona in the “Shrek” film series


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    • 43 min
    FT Ep: 435: Which emotions didn’t make it into “Inside Out 2”

    FT Ep: 435: Which emotions didn’t make it into “Inside Out 2”

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking up "Ultraman: Rising.” They then discuss which animation studio is soon to be honored with a Palme D’Odr at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
    For this episode, listeners will learn about:

    Which character in Pixar’s “Up” did Peter Docter’s daughter Elizabeth voice

    What does the future potentially hold for the “Bluey” animated series

    Which Pixar film was “B.O.O,” DreamWorks Animation’s cancelled supernatural comedy, supposed to go head-to-head with back in June of 2015

    How long is the “Mary Blair’s Wonderland: Imagining Disney’s Alice” exhibit running at the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University

    Which Animal Planet series from the 2000s is Warner Bros. Pictures Animation reportedly using as the jumping-off point for a feature-length project


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    • 49 min
    FT Ep 434: The creatures that got cut from Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur”

    FT 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”


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

paperdoll1986 ,

Kinda lost me...

It's always a good informative show, but when an animator going to work the the Daily Wire is just the most awful news you can think of, Drew...you might need to take a mental step back and listen to yourself.

Franky Camelot ,

Change the name of this podcast to Mental Gymnastics with Drew Taylor

Great animation news outlet with some great stories from the past and information on upcoming projects. Unfortunately you have to listen to these two spew their liberal politics into every drop of info they share. For two very knowledgeable individuals when it comes to animation they can’t wrap their noggins around why current Disney animation is failing due to the need of these activists, oops creators, to infuse identity politics and sexual orientation into entertainment aimed at children. Instead listen to the excuses fly about shake your head. Have fun listening to them weekly complain about Twitter ad nauseum right before they tell you where to find them on Twitter. Good times. If you can deal with the cringe there’s a good show somewhere amidst the blinding light of the virtue signaling.

TheDaysGoBy ,

All things animation!

Since I was a kid, I loved animated movies and that didn't stop just because I grew up. I love listening to Jim and Drew talk about all kinds of animated movies/shows (ones I grew up with as well as new ones), and I honestly feel like I have more appreciation for the work that goes into animated movies just listening to their commentary as well as their interviews with the folks that directly work in animation. Great podcast!

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