Episodes

Feb. 15, 2024

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 …
Jan. 23, 2024

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 abo…
Jan. 16, 2024

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.…
Jan. 9, 2024

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 co…
Jan. 2, 2024

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 differentl…
Dec. 26, 2023

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 …
Dec. 19, 2023

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…
Nov. 14, 2023

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” i…
Nov. 7, 2023

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…
Oct. 31, 2023

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 mo…
Oct. 24, 2023

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 …
Oct. 17, 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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