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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.

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    • 4.7 • 49 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.

    “Moana” & “Big Hero 6” fans are going to love “Raya and the Last Dragon”

    “Moana” & “Big Hero 6” fans are going to love “Raya and the Last Dragon”

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

    “Us Again” marks Disney’s return to theatrically released shorts

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by explaining why animation fans should really give Disney’s “Cruella” a chance. They then talk with “Tom & Jerry” director Tim Story about what it took to create a modern-day live-action / CG film which was then based on this 81-year-old set of cartoon characters 
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    Which animated projects made Oscar’s short list

    Which animated projects made Oscar’s short list

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about Disney’s short-sighted decision to shutter Blue Sky Studios. They also talk about Netflix’s ongoing efforts to challenge the Mouse’s domination when it comes to animation
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    How did the “Frozen” FX team help solve a 60-year-old mystery

    How did the “Frozen” FX team help solve a 60-year-old mystery

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about which character Luke Evans will be playing in Robert Zemeckis’ live-action redo of Disney’s “Pinocchio.” They then look back at how Pixar genuinely struggled to find a fitting comeuppance for the villain in 2009’s “Up”
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    • 31 min
    DreamWorks Animation’s magical “To: Gerard”

    DreamWorks Animation’s magical “To: Gerard”

    Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by revealing how Blue Sky Studios’ “Epic” was almost made by Pixar. They then talk with writer/director Taylor Meacham & producer Jeff Hermann about how DWA’s latest short was developed.
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    What’s particularly impressive about the “Pixar Popcorn” shorts

    What’s particularly impressive about the “Pixar Popcorn” shorts

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

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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Deutch Lehrerin ,

The source for Disney animation news

Drew Taylor and Jim Hill always have great insight into Disney Animation. The episode about Circle 7 studios and their relationship with Pixar was fabulous!

gauss88 ,

Converted me to an animaniac!

I've only been a casual animation (Disney) fan. Jim and Drew have opened my eyes to other animation movies and series out there. Jim is his usual excellent self (see Disney Dish podcast), but Drew holds his own with not only interesting opinions but info and interviews with some pretty big names out there. They both know their stuff but work very well together. The information they each present complements each other's and I really enjoy their humor and interplay. Jim is a consummate professional who is well-informed and very entertaining (and a nice guy too!). I find Drew to be just as professional in his knowledge and I like his humor. Drew is a bit blunt in some assessments but I like that as opposed to an "everything is good" approach. (And Drew is right, Gravity Falls is pretty great).

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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