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Please email me if you have any questions about the Jim Hill Media Podcast Network. Our network includes shows about all aspects of the Walt Disney Company - including Pixar,Lucasfilm, Disney and Marvel - as well as a show about Universal Studios theme parks.

Please email me if you have any questions about the Jim Hill Media Podcast Network. Our network includes shows about all aspects of the Walt Disney Company - including Pixar,Lucasfilm, Disney and Marvel - as well as a show about Universal Studios theme parks.
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Please email me if you have any questions about the Jim Hill Media Podcast Network. Our network includes shows about all aspects of the Walt Disney Company - including Pixar,Lucasfilm, Disney and Marvel - as well as a show about Universal Studios theme parks.

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Episodes

Marvel Us Disney Episode 18: A Tribute to Stan Lee, and not so Marvelous News for Daredevil

12/7/2018
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The Man without Fear is now a Man without a Network, as Netflix cancels Daredevil. Also, Jim and Aaron spend the second half of the show remembering Stan Lee and the mark his works left on us and the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:50

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 17: Who actually did the animation for “Mary Poppins Returns” ?

12/4/2018
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about why the late Stan Lee’s cameo in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is a real standout in that Sony Pictures Animation film. These two then talk about the possible impact that John Lasseter’s slow-motion exit from Disney & Pixar may have had on “The Incredibles 2” & “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:38

Disney Dish Episode 190: Details on Grand Destino, “Epcot Forever,” & Star Wars Hotel

12/3/2018
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Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by reflecting on what millenniums now expect to find in their hotel rooms heavily influenced the design of “Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge,” “The Cove,” and Universal’s Adventura Hotel. They also look ahead to the construction challenges that WDW’s Entertainment team will be facing as they ready World Showcase Lagoon for Epcot’s new nighttime extravaganza (which is slated to open in 2020). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:36:56

Disney Dish Episode 189: Scene One & Done in Liberty Square

12/3/2018
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Len Testa & Jim Hill continue their walk-thru of WDW’s Magic Kingdom by exploring the colonial corner of this theme park. As they head towards the Hall of Presidents, Len & Jim talk about the stylized open sewer that the Imagineers inserted in this land. They also talk about why the Haunted Mansion’s interactive queue has had trouble connected with international visitors to this Resort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:09:13

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 16: Fine Tooning Q & A, recorded live at WDW

11/27/2018
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Immediately after they finished doing a live recording of their "Fine Tooning" podcast at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort earlier this month, Drew Taylor & Jim Hill began taking questions from listeners who attended that event. The topics that got touched on in this off-the-cuff session include how "Winnie-the-Pooh" 's July 2011 release date helped kill off 2-D animation at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:57

Disney Dish Episode 188: Mapping out WDI’s plans to redo Adventureland at WDW’s Magic Kingdom

11/26/2018
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Len Testa & Jim Hill kick off this week's show by talking about Walt Disney Studios’ decision to push back the release of “The Jungle Cruise” movie from October 2019 to July 2020 is new impacting the Imagineers’ long-in-development plans to overhaul Adventureland. They then discuss how the Jungle Skipper Cantina Restaurant has been a real challenge for WDW’s Food & Beverage team. Len & Jim close things out by pointing out how “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” is similar to...

Duration:00:16:49

Disney Dish Episode 187: Live from Main street

11/19/2018
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Duration:00:12:39

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 15: Live from Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

11/13/2018
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Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off this podcast (which was recorded in front of a live audience) by recapping their "Pixar in the Park" event. They then discuss all of the Disney talent that's now making new animated projects for Netflix. Finally Drew discusses "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" and what Disney-related gags got cut out of this Rich Moore/Phil Johnston film. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:08

Disney Dish Episode 186: How Disney's decision to delay "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3" has impacted the "Jungle Cruise" movie

11/5/2018
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Len Testa and Jim Hill kick off this week's show talking about how EPCOT will be expanding its International Festival of the Arts to seven days a week in 2019. They then discuss those "Rehire James Gunn" billboards that have been erected outside of the Disney Parks & Anaheim. They also contrast Disneyland Park's plan to handle the crowds for "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" with the way Disney's Hollywood Studios is thinking about having Guests queue up for this 14-acre land. Learn more about...

Duration:00:42:48

Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 9: A look inside Rancho Obi-Wan. What George Lucas originally wanted "Star Tours 2.0" to be like

10/31/2018
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Dan Zehr and Jim Hill start off this episode by discussing the latest news coming off of the set of "The Mandalorian." These two then answer a piece of listener mail regarding when the Anaheim version of "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" will be open to the public. Finally, Dan talks about his experience at this year's Gala at Rancho Obi-Wan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:38

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 14: As Guillermo del Toro readies his long-in-the-works "Pinocchio," Ed Catmull gets ready to retire

10/30/2018
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Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off these week's podcast off by discussing the stop motion version of "Pinocchio" that Guillermo del Toro is now prepping for Netflix. Then it's how Hollywood is commemorating the 20th and 25th anniversaries of DreamWorks Animation's "The Prince of Egypt" and "Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas." Finally, Drew and Jim talk about why Ed Catmull's legacy -- when it comes to animation -- is complicated, to say the least. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:42:52

Disney Dish Episode 185: Teeny trains at Epcot. Big changes coming to "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster" in Paris

10/29/2018
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It's a special listener mail edition of the Disney Dish podcast. Len Testa and Jim Hill start things off by discussing the history of Epcot's Garden Railway. They then reveal Joffrey's wound up at the specialty coffee and tea provider for Disney Parks & Resorts. Len then shares a bunch of patents that The Walt Disney Company recently filed and speculates on how all of this cutting-edge technology may be employed as part of "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:34:26

Universal Joint Episode 9: 20 million Butterbeers equals big bucks for Universal Parks & Resorts

10/26/2018
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Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill starts off this episode by pointing out that Universal Orlando Resort has been following Walt Disney World's lead when it comes to repeatedly the price to park at their theme parks. After that, Dustin and Jim discuss the huge boost that the sale of Butterbeer has given Universal Parks and Resorts' bottom line. The co-hosts then close out this week's podcast by looking back at the time that MCA Universal was able to swipe the rights to Rocky and Bullwinkle right out...

Duration:00:37:50

Disney Dish Episode 184: An in-depth look at Disney World's new date-based ticket pricing system

10/22/2018
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Len Testa & Jim Hill starts off this episode by talking about how Disney World finally officially announcing that long-rumored DVC which will be built where Fort Wilderness' River Country was once located. After that, Len and Jim discuss WDW's new date-based ticket pricing system (which debuted on October 16th). They then share new information about the Marvel superhero-themed land that's being built at Disney California Adventure Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:31:22

Marvel Us Disney Episode 17: Is "Venom" a complete fumble? Or a dumb-but-fun flick?

10/19/2018
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Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this episode by discussing Warner Bros' recent decision to hire James Gunn to direct "Suicide Squad 2." After that, Aaron & Jim turn then attention to what Chris Evans tweeted out from the set of "Avengers 4" as reshoots of that eagerly awaited Marvel Cinematic Universe movie wrapped. Then it's time to debate "Venom," that Columbia Pictures releases that's been burning up the box office but dividing Marvel film fans Well here is a shocker, Jim and Aaron have...

Duration:00:38:02

Universal Joint Episode 8: More magic coming to Hogsmeade in 2019. Universal Orlando just doesn't want to be specific about when

10/15/2018
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Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill start off this week's show by talking about how the November 9th release of Illumination Entertainment's "The Grinch" may be impacting Universal Parks & Resorts' holiday plans. Jim then talks about the movie version of "Wicked" that Universal Pictures is readying and the possible impact that this IP could have on the Parks. Fuhs and Hill then close out this podcast by talking about all of the hard lessons that the Universal Orlando Resort learned back in 2009 from...

Duration:00:40:55

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 13: "Cycles" breaks new ground for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Live-action "Lilo & Stitch" now in development

10/15/2018
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Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off this week's podcast by sharing their impressions of the recently released teaser trailer for Disney's live-action reimagining of "Aladdin." Drew and Jim then discuss how the huge popularity of "Lilo and Stitch" overseas undoubtedly factored into the Studio's decision to put a live-action / CG hybrid reboot of this 2002 WDAS hand-drawn film into development. Finally Taylor talks about what it's like to experience "Cycles," Walt Disney Animation Studios'...

Duration:00:38:41

Disney Dish Episode 183: Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge to be WDW's next DVC. How Starbucks came to be part of Disney Parks & Resorts

10/15/2018
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Len Testa and Jim Hill start off this week's podcast by talking about the name that Disney Vacation Club is considering for the new resort they're planning on building on top of River Country's old location. Len and Jim then speculate on what Disney Parks and Resorts will charge for early morning access to "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge." Finally, Jim reveals how the placement of the banks & camera stores at WDW's Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park influenced where Walt Disney Imagineering placed...

Duration:00:51:39

Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 8: "The Mandalorian" heads to Disney Play. Disneyland preps "Star Wars 101" study guide

10/10/2018
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Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this podcast by sharing what they've learned about that live-action series which Jon Favreau has been prepping for Disney's subscription streaming service. Dan & Jim then discuss Bob Iger's decision to extend Kathleen Kennedy's deal to run Lucasfilm through 2021. After that, they share what the Disneyland Resort Line has been revealing about "Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge" to cast members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:58

Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 12: Brad Bird's next project and Disney's aborted Mickey Mouse "Christopher Columbus" featurette

10/9/2018
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Drew Taylor & Jim Hill first discuss all of the animation-related news coming out of this year's New York Comic-Con. They then puzzle over the live action / cg project that Brad Bird is supposedly working on as his follow-up to "The Incredibles 2." Finally Jim talks about the animated featurette that was supposed to serve as the follow-up to 1990's "The Prince and the Pauper," "Christopher Columbus" starring Mickey Mouse Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:18