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    Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor Episode 3: CinemaCon and Tribeca

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    On this episode of "Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor," Jim Hill & Drew Taylor talk about all of the animation-related news that came out of CinemaCon & Tribeca this year. Among the topics they touch on are Don Hahn's new documentary about Howard Ashman, the murderous matriarch that "How to Train Your Dragon 2" almost had, and the "Black Cauldron" -inspired ride that the Imagineers wanted to build at Disneyland Park.
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 10: Spoiler Heavy Look at Avengers: Infinity War

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    After chatting about Feld Entertainment's "Marvel Live ! Age of Heroes" arena show, Jim Hill and Aaron Adams launch into a spoiler-heavy discussion of "Avengers: Infinity Wars." Among the topics these two touch on are how the next couple of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies will help properly set the stage for "Avengers 4." Plus Jim & Aaron review which now-dead characters are obviously going to be resurrected.
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    Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 2: Recon on Solo & Does Recasting Always Work?

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    In the second installment of their new series, Dan Zehr & Jim Hill cast an eye on the tricky topic of recasting. Why -- for example -- replacing Richard Harris with Michael Gambon as Dumbledore did work on the "Harry Potter" films but why having Meryl Streep replace Carrie Fisher as General Organa in the "Star Wars" movies probably wouldn't work at this point-in-time. Zehr also talks about his recent trip to LA, where Denny's execs revealed what was in the cards for...
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    Universal Joint Podcast Episode 2: Hooray for (Universal Studios) Hollywood

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    I t's a "Hooray for (Universal Studios) Hollywood" edition of this new podcast. Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill talk about next month's Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration as well as how this theme park's Upper Lot has been transformed over the past years. Join these two as they explore Unive r sal Plaza, the Animation Studio Store as well as the soon-to-open DreamWorks Theatre.
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    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 2: Incredibles 2 and Brad Bird's 1906

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    Drew Taylor returns from Emeryville and shares what he's just learned about Pixar's "Incredibles II." Drew & Jim then look back over Brad Bird's career. In particular, "1906," the film that was supposed have been his live-action debut which would have had Warner Bros. & Disney joining forces to recreate the Great San Francisco Earthquake.
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 9: "Avengers: Infinity War" Looks Like a Smash Hit. Why Hulk No Smash?

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    With the release of "Avengers: Infinity Wars" less than a week away, Jim Hill & Aaron Adams talk about all of the fan events Walt Disney Studios has been staging around the world to help raise awareness of this Marvel Cinematic Universe film. Aaron & Jim also discuss the Stan Lee situation and wrap up their making-of-the-Hulk-movies series.
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    Universal Joint Podcast Episode 1: A Look Back at What Was and Forward at What Will Be

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    In the debut episode of this brand-new podcast series, Jim Hill & Dustin Fuhs discuss Universal Orlando's Endless Summer Resort as well as look back at when the Bates Motel was the only structure you could see out on the Universal Studios Florida construction site. These two also share some Universal Studios Escape-related stories and pass along some Dragon Challenge-related info. Now available on DisneyDish.Bandcamp.com credits released April 20, 2018 Hosts: Jim Hill and Dustin Fuhs Fabulously...
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    Looking at Lucasfilm Podcast Episode 1: The Saga Begins (Audio)

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    Looking at Lucasfilm Episde 1: The Saga Begins (Audio) In the introductory episode of this new podcast series, Dan Zehr of "Coffee with Kenobi" and Jim Hill talk about the latest news out of the land of Lucas. Among the topics discussed is Frank Oz's terrific interview with Mark Hamill at the 92nd Street Y, the preview of Batuu that will be included in "Thrawn: Alliances," as well as John Boyega bulking up as he gets ready to shoot Episode 9. Released April 13, 2018 Hosts...
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    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Episode 1: Three Animated Disney Movies That Never Got Made

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    Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 1: Three Animated Disney Films That Never Got Made In the first installment of this new podcast series, Drew Taylor & Jim Hill use John Musker's recent retirement from Walt Disney Animation Studios as an excuse to discuss "Fraidy Cat." This Alfred Hitchcock-inspired comic mystery was supposed to have been Ron & John's first CG film but wound up being cancelled by overly cautious studio execs. Drew & Jim also shine a spotlight on...
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 8: Marvel News Round​-​up for March 2018

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    Marvel News Round​-​up for March 2018 Jim Hill and Aaron Adams discuss the latest Marvel Entertainment-related headlines, including when James Gunn will be shooting the live-action footage for EPCOT's new "Guardians of the Galaxy" indoor coaster as well as when we may be seeing a "Black Panther" sequel released to theaters.
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 7: Why "Black Panther" Matters

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    Aaron & Jim discuss Marvel-related headlines like the 100th episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." & the upcoming expansion of the Walt Disney Studios Paris theme park. They also bring in fellow broadcaster McConnell Adams to discuss the culture impact that "Black Panther" has had to date.
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    Disney Dish Episode 148b: Disney Movies That Almost Became Rides (Bandcamp Exclusive)

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    In this BANDCAMP EXCLUSIVE show, Jim tells the story of Disney movies that were all set to become theme park rides, until they flopped at the box office and were never heard from again. Who remembers John Carter from Mars, the movie so bad that Disney warned shareholders months in advance that it would be terrible? We honor that legacy, and of many more, in this show. Listen to this show on Bandcamp here .
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    Marvel Us Disney Episode 6: Hulk History Part 2

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    Ji m & Aaron return with a look at the latest news fro m the M arvel universe. A mong the topics that get discussed this ti me around is the Facebook group that was planning to tank "Black Panther" 's audience rating over at Rotten To matoes. Ji m then talks about how the Hulk began transitioning fro m being a TV property at Universal Studios to beco ming a greenlit motion picture. And Aaron continues his deconstructed audio series with a lesson on how to properly asse mble a Hulk...
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    Episode 147: Chronological Disneyland and Is This the Dumb New Name for Hollywood Studios?

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    In our Chronological Disneyland story, Jim recounts when Disney was looking for $3 billion to build WestCot and discovered how fast they could raise ticket prices. In other news, Jim and Len talk about Paid FASTPASS at WDW and toiletries change-out at Pop Century. Jim casually drops news that the new name for Hollywood Studuios is 'Disney Cinemagine Park', and goes through all the other name options considered.
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    Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 5: Hulk History and Disney Pixel Blocking

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    In the fifth installment of the "Marvel Us Disney" podcast series, Jim Hill takes an in-depth look at the Incredible Hulk's origins. In particular how this Stan Lee / Jack Kirby creation initially made the leap from comic books to television series (both animated & live-action). And speaking of TV, Aaron Adams is not okay with how Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has been handling the ultra-HiDef titles in its library. And he worries about the possible impact that this cost...
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    Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 4: A Marvelous Year in Review

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    Aaron Adams & Jim Hill look back at 2017 and all of the Marvel-related projects that Disney Studios, ABC Television and Disney Parks & Resorts tackled during that period. They also look ahead at what lies in store for 2018. As an extra-added bonus, Aaron deconstructs yet another Marvel-ous piece of audio: The sound of Iron-Man's repulsor blast.
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    Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 3: News Roundup - Infinity Wars Trailer & TV Reviews

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    It's a news round-up show:Jim Hill & Aaron Adams take a close look at the "Avengers: Infinity Wars" teaser trailer and "Thor: Ragnarok" 's box office totals and discuss the first two episodes of the latest season of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as well as applaud the animated return of Agent Carter.
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    Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 2: When We Almost Review Thor

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    In the latest Marvel Us Disney podcast, Jim Hill and Aaron Adams talk about how Marvel Studios -- at Chris Hemsworth's insistence -- turned their established formula for "Thor" franchise films on its head and thus wound up with one of the most entertaining Marvel Cinematic Universe movies ever.
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    Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 1: Spidey's Long Road Home

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    In the first installment of a brand-new series of podcasts, Jim Hill and Aaron Adams use "Spider-Man Homecoming" as an excuse to look back at the past 15 years worth of Spidey movies. They also talk about the "Venom" project that Sony just put into production earlier this week.
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    Disney Dish Episode 92: The Save Mr. Toad Protests

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    The rise of the Internet in the mid-1990's led to the first notable fan protest of a WDW ride closure, for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Hear the history of how it all went down today. Listen to this podcast now by clicking on the link below.
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    Disney Dish Episode 91: The History of Disneyland: 1983 and 1984

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    The years 1983-1984 were big turning points in the history of the Disney company. They were the target of several takeover attempts, resulting in a complete change of management and the hiring of Michael Eisner. How did it start? Would you believe it was Roy? Listen to this podcast now by clicking on the link below.
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    Disney Dish Episode 90: New Club Villain and Construction Plans at Hollywood Studios

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    Jim's got some news on the new Club Villain event at DHS for 2016, plus some speculation on the latest DHS plans Disney has filed with the state of Florida. Listen to this podcast now by clicking on the link below.
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    Disney Dish Episode 89: The Fantasyland that Never Was

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    In the late 70's/early 80's, Disneyland considered a couple of different designs for a Fantasyland update. We all know what got built, but Jim brings concept art and background to show two other designs that might have been. Listen to this podcast now by clicking on the link below.
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    Disney Dish Episode 88: Other designs for Main Street in Shanghai Disneyland

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    Jim reviews the concepts that *didn't* get built for Shanghai's Main Street, including "Enchanted Forest" made entirely of trees; one with literal architecture (a giant hat for the hat store, coffee shop in the shape of a coffee cup, etc.), and Hollywood-meets-China. Listen to this podcast now by clicking on the link below.
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    Disney Dish Episode 87: Disney Villains in the Hizzouse!!

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    (Forgive Len for the bad title.) Jim talks about the history of Disney Villains in the parks and as a franchise. Listen to this podcast now by clicking on the link below.
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