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Join Jim Hill and co-hosts Len Testa, Dustin Fuhs, Drew Taylor, Aaron Adams, Michelle C. Valladolid, Dan Zehr and Brian Gaughan 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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    • 4.7 • 1.4K Ratings

Join Jim Hill and co-hosts Len Testa, Dustin Fuhs, Drew Taylor, Aaron Adams, Michelle C. Valladolid, Dan Zehr and Brian Gaughan 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.

    I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 9: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: Disney's Forgotten Star Reborn

    I Want That Too with Lauren Hersey Ep 9: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: Disney's Forgotten Star Reborn

    In this episode of "I Want That Too," Lauren Hersey & Jim Hill discuss the history of Disney's first animated star.
    Then Oswald collector Noe Valladolid shares how he acquired some of his most valuable pieces.
    For this episode, listeners will learn about:

    How "Inside Out 2” blew past its initial box office projections

    Where at Disney Springs you can find the new Aloha Collection mini-store

    What veteran sports broadcaster did Disney trade to NBCUniversal in exchange for a certain cartoon rabbit

    Where on the Disney Lot in Burbank Oswald was hiding in plain sight for decades

    Which souvenir from Universal Studios Japan do Oswald collectors especially lust after 


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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Epic Universal with Eri Hersey Ep 57-10 : Dark Universe celebrates Universal’s classic monsters

    Epic Universal with Eri Hersey Ep 57-10 : Dark Universe celebrates Universal’s classic monsters

    Eric Hersey & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing what Universal Parks & Experiences has just revealed about Epic Universe’s next land. 
    They also continue the tale of USH’s efforts to get more monsters into that theme park
    In this episode, listeners will learn about:
    Where’s the best place to stand in Universal Studios Florida to view “CineSational: A Symphony Spectacular”

    On which coast did the “Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” show first debut

    Why did Stephen Sommers pass up the opportunity to make a third “Mummy” movie at Universal Pictures

    How is Voodoo Doughnuts getting in on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of USH’s Tram Tour

    Which Classic Universal Monster is rumored to be getting his own attraction as part of a future expansion of Darkmoor Village

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    • 58 min
    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 442: Where can you find Figment in “Inside Out 2”

    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep 442: Where can you find Figment in “Inside Out 2”

    Drew Taylor is fresh back from France. And he tells Jim Hill all about the animated films that he got to see at this year’s international animation film festival and market
    For this episode, listeners will learn about:

    What did Nick Park have to say when he learned of Steven Spielberg’s love of the runaway train scene in “The Wrong Trousers”



    Which recently retired Disney Legend received this year’s Annecy Walk of Fame Award


    Where do Porky, Daffy & Petunia Pig work in “The Day The Earth Blew Up: A Looney Tunes Movie”

    The work of which visual futurist reportedly served as the inspiration for the world in which Dreamworks Animation’s “The Wild Robot” is set

    How is Disney expanding the cast for “Moana 2” 

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    • 45 min
    Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 484: How were Disneyland’s fireworks impacted by the Clean Air Act

    Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 484: How were Disneyland’s fireworks impacted by the Clean Air Act

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the operational issues that “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” continues to have during its preview period.
    They also share listeners' theories about why WDW sit-down restaurants have seemed so empty lately
    Throughout this episode, listeners will learn about:
    What changes have been made to the on-board narration for Disneyland’s Mark Twain


    When will the revamped version of “Country Bear Jamboree” be opening at the Magic Kingdom in Florida



    Who personally supervised the fireworks display over Seven Seas Lagoon back on October 23, 1971


    What’s happening with WDW’s old “Pirates Leagues” facility

    Why were the fast food restaurants & motels built around Disneyland back in the Late 1950s / early 1960s all clustered around the corner of Harbor & Katella

    Show Notes
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    • 43 min
    Pink Monorail Manufacturing the Magic Ep 4: France throws down the gauntlet

    Pink Monorail Manufacturing the Magic Ep 4: France throws down the gauntlet

     In the fourth installment of this new educational series, Noe & Shelly Valladolid look at even more early World’s Fairs. With the focus this time around being on French advances in themed entertainment.
    In this episode, listeners will learn about:
    • Why the Exposition Universelle de Paris of 1899 dwarfed all others
    • How the temporary Eiffel Tower led to the discovery of gamma rays 
    • The problem with “human zoos”
    • Why the Tower’s most vehement critic dined there every day
    • Which themed international buildings served as a precursor for EPCOT’s World Showcase
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 483: What were Disneyland’s first fireworks show like

    Disney Dish with Jim Hill Ep 483: What were Disneyland’s first fireworks show like

    Len Testa & Jim Hill start this week’s show by discussing the technical issues “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” has been facing during its Cast Member preview period.
    They also take a look at the room décor for WDW Island Tower (i.e., that new DVC which will be opening right next to WDW’s Polynesian Village Resort on December 17th)
    In this episode, listeners will learn about:

    Why would Owen & Dolly Pope always tour the corrals at Disneyland’s Circle D Ranch the mornings after fireworks had been shot off at Walt’s family fun park

    When will Jollywood Nights be returning to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this year

    How far back can the Disneyland tradition of a rope drop at the opening of the park be traced

    Where did Disneyland management turn when it needed to recruit additional security officers to help man that theme park

    Which Tomorrowland attraction back in the 1960s was able to handle 4000 Guests an hour

    Show Notes
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

starfrenzy ,

Best of the Best if you love Disney, Marvel, Universal, or Star Wars!

Jim Hill puts on entertaining, informative, and good-natured shows on so many of the topics I love. He has the best co-hosts. They are always prepared and well-versed in the topics of discussion. Disney Dish is my favorite. Jim Hill and Len Testa make up such a perfect pair. I enjoy the news updates and bits of history that are shared every week with a realistic, lighthearted view that takes into account where we’ve been as well as where we are now as a society and Disney-loving community. Marvel Us Disney with Aaron Adams is also fabulous. Jim, I hope you never retire because I would truly miss these weekly talks.

NP7506 ,

Uhhhhhh

I want to love this but there are more ‘uhhhs’ in one episode than I could ever count

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I love them all!

Jim and his other hosts are all wonderful. I look forward each week to get my news, and listen to stories of what is happening in Disney, animation, Marvel and Star Wars!

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