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Marvel Us Disney Episode 51: How toy sales cured Tony Stark of his alcoholism
Oct 18 • 51 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the “Marvel celebrates Stan Lee” event that was held last week at NYC’s New Amsterdam Theatre. They then discuss how Marvel Studios has cherry-picked certain elements from famous Marvel…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 56: Resurrecting “The Addams Family”
Oct 17 • 57 min
Jim Hill uses the “Addams Family” strong ticket sales as an excuse to look at the nearly 80-year history of this freaky franchise. Then Drew Taylor shares his interview that he recently did with Brittney Lee & Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay about the…
Disney Dish Episode 239: Inside the Skyliner malfunction
Oct 14 • 39 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by sharing a first-person account about what it was like to be stranded on WDW’s Skyliner back on Saturday, October 5th. Jim Hill then talks about the changes that have recently been made to the Hoop-Dee-Doo…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 50: Scorcese’s take on the MCU
Oct 10 • 35 min
Aaron Adams and Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the role that Tom Holland played in Sony Pictures & Marvel Studios opting to extend their “Spider-Man” co-production deal. They then discuss whether the motion pictures that make up…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 55: How “Frozen 2” came to be
Oct 9 • 44 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about “Klaus,” the Sergio Pablos film that Netflix will be releasing to theaters on November 8th and then making available for streaming one week later. Drew then shares an interview that he did…
Disney Dish Episode 238: An Illuminating look at “Epcot Forever”
Oct 7 • 39 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about some of the operational issues WDW’s Skyliner has had. Len & Jim then talk about “Epcot Forever,” the new nighttime show which debuted out on/over World Showcase Lagoon this past week. Learn more…
Universal Joint Episode 27: Looking back at USF’s Fright Nights 1991
Oct 4 • 52 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about that Universal Orlando team member who was fired for making the “White Power” symbol while working at a character meet ‘n’ greet. Then Jim shares an interview he recently did with…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 54: How VR influenced the design of “Frozen 2”
Oct 3 • 41 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how well “Abominable” did over its opening weekend. Then Drew shares a recent interview that he did with Lisa Keene, the co-production designer on “Frozen 2,” & David Wormersley, the art…
Disney Dish Episode 237: : Skyliner is an entertaining addition to WDW’s resort-wide transportation system
Sep 30 • 61 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by sharing his experience at a Cast Member Only preview of WDW’s new Skyliner system. Then Jim Hill looks back at “Illuminations: Reflections of Earth,” the millennium-themed nighttime show that was originally only…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 25: The very best order to watch the “Star Wars” movies in
Sep 28 • 48 min
Jim had the Flu, so it was very fortuitous that Dan packed an extra co-host, Tom, in his travel bags. Also, Aaron Adams showed up because he was looking for someone to hang out with that day. They all chat about Star Wars, and Marvel. We even corralled…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 49: How Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment
Sep 26 • 35 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the rumors that are making the rounds about which members of the Sinister Six may show up in the next Tom Holland “Spider-Man” movie. Then Jim shares what he’s learned from “The Ride of…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 53: How “Everest” became “Abominable”
Sep 26 • 42 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about what Bob Iger revealed about Disney’s 2006 acquisition of Pixar in his new book, “The Ride of a Lifetime.” Drew then shares an interview that he did with Jill Culton, the co-director of…
Universal Joint Episode 26: The different ways USH & USF handle holidays
Sep 24 • 48 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Universal Orlando Resort’s efforts to keep its plans for the Epic Universe project under wraps. They then talk about how the Universal Studios Hollywood version of the “Dark Arts at…
Disney Dish Episode 236: Baby New Year can fly? Only at Disneyland
Sep 23 • 42 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about some rare home movies that he’s recently seen from the early days of Disneyland Park. Jim Hill then talks about how the roles that castles play at the Disney Parks have evolved over the past 64 years.…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 52: Why Deja & Keane left WDAS
Sep 17 • 51 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by speculating about how MGM’s “Addams Family” may do over its opening weekend. They then continue their “Where are they now” feature by discussing the post-Disney careers of Andreas Deja & Glen Keane…
Disney Dish Episode 235: How Future World got its animatronic dinosaurs
Sep 16 • 46 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about why it’s crucial that WDW’s new Skyliner transportation system has a trouble-free debut. Jim then reveals how WDI used fossil fuels as an excuse to recycle one of the more popular aspects…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 48: Untangling the Sony “Spidey” situation
Sep 13 • 41 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by sharing what Disneyland Cast Members were told about DCA’s Avengers campus area. They then talk about how “Hawkeye” & “Wandavision” (i.e., those two limited series that Marvel Studios is producing…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 24: Star Wars at this year’s D23 Expo
Sep 11 • 62 min
Dan Zehr starts off this week’s show with a recap of his experience at this year’s Official Disney Fan Club event at the Anaheim Convention. Jim Hill then looks back at those two “Ewok” TV movies that George Lucas produced for ABC back in the early 1980s…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 51: The artistry of James Baxter
Sep 10 • 43 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how much they enjoyed “Steven Universe: The Movie.” They then reflect on the challenges of covering some animators’ post-Disney careers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Disney Dish Episode 234: 2019 Food & Wine – Part One
Sep 9 • 48 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by describing what the Disney’s Hollywood Studios version of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” was like on opening day. He then describes what it was like to go straight from Batuu to the Epcot International Food & Wine…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 50: Remembering Disney’s “Quack Pack”
Sep 4 • 39 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing several of the television animation-related panels at this year’s D23 Expo. Jim then looks back at what happened with the “Disney Afternoon” during the waning years of this syndicated…
Disney Dish Episode 233: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party tips
Sep 2 • 46 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episodes by talking about the “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” Coca-Cola “thermal detonator” controversy. Then special guest Christina Testa-Harrison offers her take on the 2019 edition of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary…
Universal Joint Episode 25: Universal City Florida: What might have been
Aug 31 • 58 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this episode by talking about the bozos who put a damper on Universal Orlando’s most recent passholder appreciation night. Jim also details the sort of theme park that Universal originally wanted to build in Florida when…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 47: The Disney, Marvel & Sony “Spider-Man” situation untangled
Aug 30 • 51 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start things off by explaining how Marvel Studios wound up helping Columbia Pictures with its “Spider-Man” reboot back in 2015. They then shine a spotlight on a number of the Marvel-related rides, shows & attractions that were…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 49: Disney & Pixar news from this year’s D23 Expo
Aug 27 • 53 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about why “Angry Birds 2” failed to take flight. Then Drew shares what he learned this past weekend about Pixar’s “Onward” & “Soul” as well as Walt Disney Animation Studios’ November 2020…
Disney Dish Episode 232: How Big Thunder got on track
Aug 26 • 43 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Pass & Mid-Day Magic ticket that the WDW Resort recently began offering. Jim then shines a spotlight on how – back in the mid-1970s – the…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 23 : From “Eo” to “Tucker”
Aug 24 • 39 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about “Indiana Jones V” (which is supposed to begin shooting in London next April). Then Dan & Jim look back at “Tucker, The Man and his Dream” and how George Lucas made this 1988 Francis Ford…
Fine Toning with Drew Taylor Episode 48: What’s Disney’s plan for Blue Sky Studios?
Aug 21 • 48 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how “Angry Birds 2” garnered better reviews & sold more tickets over its opening weekend than the original “Angry Birds” movie did back in 2016. Drew & Jim then go on to discuss how both…
Disney Dish Episode 231: Should I Try WDW’s College Program
Aug 19 • 59 min
Jim Hill and guest host Dan Zehr talk about how Halloween is celebrated at Disney theme parks around the globe. Dan then looks back at the three different experiences he had while participating in WDW’s College Program Learn more about your ad choices.…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 46: How Thor wound up in Oklahoma
Aug 16 • 44 min
n honor of “Avengers: Endgame” being released on Blu-ray & DVD, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill discuss some of the lesser-known aspects of this Russo Brothers movie. Jim then reads an excerpt from J. Michael Straczynski’s terrific memoir, “Becoming Superman: My…
I Want That Episode 6: Previewing Marty Sklar’s last book
Aug 15 • 45 min
Shelly Valladolid & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the 50th-anniversary celebration of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. Shelly then unboxes a Pulp Hero Snap Bot from Far Out Toys’ Marvel-inspired line Learn more about your ad…
Universal Joint Episode 24: Deconstructing Epic Universe’s concept art
Aug 14 • 59 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the Velocicoaster, the new thrill ride that’s now in the works for the Jurassic Park section of Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Jim then talks about why there’s typically a huge difference…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 47: “Bambi” ‘s troubled trip to the big screen
Aug 13 • 52 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about some of the Disney theme park-related projects that animation master Eric Goldberg created new footage for. They also look back at how Walt Disney Animation Studios struggled in the late 1930s / early 1940s to create a…
Disney Dish Episode 230: Looking back at Independence Lake
Aug 12 • 46 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this episode with a run-down of the past week’s news, including Universal Orlando’s announcement of their Epic Universe project. Jim then shines a spotlight on Walt Disney Productions’ second attempt to build a ski resort up…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 45: What “House of X” may mean for the MCU
Aug 9 • 43 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill discuss how Professor Hulk was originally supposed to make his cinematic debut in “Avengers: Infinity War” rather than in “Endgame.” Aaron then goes on to explain how Marvel Comics’ “House of X” & “Power of X” could impact Phase V…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 46: Remembering Russi Taylor
Aug 6 • 44 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by paying tribute to the late Disney Legend who voiced Minnie Mouse for more than three decades. Drew then shares what he learned at the press junket for Skydance Media’s soon-to-be-released FX…
Disney Dish Episode 229: Mickey rides that were never built
Aug 5 • 39 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about some of the new holiday-themed offerings that will be debuting at Disney World this November. Jim then shares some excerpts from “Magic Journey,” longtime Imagineer Kevin Rafferty’s…
Universal Joint Episode 23: Looking back at USH’s “Battle of Galactica”
Jul 31 • 54 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode with a news round-up related to Universal’s four (soon-to-be-five) stateside theme parks. Jim then does a deep dive on an addition to the Universal Studios Hollywood’s tram tour from the Summer of 1979…
Disney Dish Episode 228: Epcot to light up for the holidays?
Jul 29 • 35 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start things off by talking about what The Walt Disney Company is expected to unveil/announce at this year’s D23 Expo. Len then shares a rumor that he recently heard about an Osborne Lights-like experience that’s supposedly in the…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 44: Marvel Studios’ grand plans for 2020 & 2021
Jul 26 • 65 min
On the heels of Kevin Feige’s epic Hall H presentation at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill break down what Marvel Studios will be releasing theatrically over the two+ years and which Marvel-produced limited series will be popping up…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 45: Hans Zimmer fixes “Lion King” mistakes
Jul 25 • 42 min
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s episode by sharing what he learned at the junket for DreamWorks Animation’s “Abominable” (which arrives in theaters on September 27th). He then shares a sit-down that he did with Academy Award-winner Hans Zimmer, who…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 22: “Mandalorian” gets a second season
Jul 24 • 47 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the exhibit of stormtrooper armor that Lucasfilm will be displaying at this year’s Comic-Con. Jim then talks about the messaging that The Walt Disney Company may have inadvertently put out…
Disney Dish Episode 227: Backstage at Disneyland in July of 1955
Jul 22 • 41 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about WDW’s plans to link the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to the Magic Kingdom via the walk-around-the-world (and what this potentially means for the Electrical Water Pageant). Jim then looks back at what it was like to be at…
Universal Joint Episode 22: Universal Studios Dubailand: What happened
Jul 17 • 51 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the operational issues that the Universal Orlando Resort is continuing to have with “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.” Jim then looks at Universal Parks & Resorts’ $2.2 billion…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 44:Getting ready for Comic-Con
Jul 16 • 40 min
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s episode by talking about what it was like to attend the world premiere of Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Drew & Jim then discuss the very best strategies to employ if you’re traveling down to…
Disey Dish Episode 226:Does the Grand Destino Tower measure up?
Jul 15 • 53 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s episode by talking about his recent visit to Takumi-Tei (i.e., the signature restaurant that just opened at Epcot’s Japan pavilion) and the extraordinary experience he had while dining there. Jim Hill then looks back at…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 43: FX secrets from “Avengers: Endgame”
Jul 12 • 40 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how ticket sales for “Spider-Man: Far from Home” compare to those for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” back in July of 2017. They also do a deeper dive on some of the more intriguing aspects of…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 43: Why Disney’s “Toaster” got unplugged
Jul 9 • 45 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about some of the casting decisions that Walt Disney Studios has been making on its live-action reimagining of “The Little Mermaid.” They then look back at those two traditional animation /…
Disney Dish Episode 225: Does WDI need to streamline its design process?
Jul 8 • 39 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing which aspects of Future World’s old Communicore / Innoventions area are due to shuttered soon as Epcot gets a facelift out ahead of WDW’s 50th-anniversary celebration. Jim then talks about…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 42: How does “Far From Home” stack up?
Jul 5 • 61 min
First Jim Hill talks about how unhappy he is with the news that the “Marvel Zombies” comic book line is being revived. Then Aaron Adams talks about why he’s so pleased with the way that Mysterio was portrayed in “Spider-Man: Far from Home” Learn more…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 21: A 2nd look at “Galaxy’s Edge”
Jul 3 • 43 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about Kathleen Kennedy’s decision to promote Michelle Rejwan to SVP of Lucasfilm’s live-action development & production. They then discuss George Lucas’ efforts to get King Features to sell him…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 42: A “Flash” from Disney & Fox
Jul 2 • 28 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing whether this summer’s pattern of sequels under-performing at the box office impacted “Toy Story 4.” They also discuss the animated feature Taika Watiti may tackle soon after turning his…
Disney Dish Episode 224: Will WDW’s 50th feature pin trading 2.0?
Jul 1 • 39 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by talking about his visit to the newly opened Surfside Inn & Suites, which is Phase One of Universal Orlando’s Endless Summer Resort. Jim Hill then looks back at Skyleidscope, Epcot’s initial attempt at staging a…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 41: How soon is too soon when it comes to spoilers?
Jun 28 • 53 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about what Disney’s doing this weekend to ensure that “Avengers: Endgame” is finally going to be able to beat “Avatar” ‘s all-time / lifetime take at the worldwide box office. Aaron & Jim…
Universal Joint Episode 21: Getting ready for “Jurassic World – The Ride”
Jun 26 • 49 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how Universal Orlando handled Volcano Bay’s electrical issues. They then talk about some of the menu items that Universal Studios Hollywood plans on serving at Jurassic Café & Isla Nu-Bar.…
Disney Dish Episode 223: How Epcot’s cost over-runs almost cost The Walt Disney Company everything
Jun 24 • 39 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the troubled history of “Primeval Whirl.” Jim then looks back on when greenmailers Saul Steinberg & Irwin Jacobs were making runs at Walt Disney Productions and threatening to sell off…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 40: Simon Kinberg’s take on “Dark Phoenix” misfiring
Jun 21 • 46 min
Aaron Adams starts off this week’s episode with his review of “X-Men Dark Phoenix.” He then follows that up with his take on the third & final (for now, we hope) season of Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 41: How would Stephen Hillenburg have felt about “Kamp Koral” ?
Jun 18 • 32 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about “It’s A Wonderful Sponge” and the new CG series that Nick is spinning off of this May 2020 release. Drew & Jim discuss how underwhelming ticket sales for “The Secret Life of Pets 2” may…
Disney Dish Episode 222: Get ready for fewer FastPasses at DHS
Jun 17 • 38 min
Len & Jim start off this week’s podcast by discussing how Disney’s Hollywood Studios plans on dealing with the crowds once that theme park’s version of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” opens. Jim then talks about the various ideas that the Imagineers have…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 20: Dan Z’s trip to “Galaxy’s Edge”
Jun 12 • 45 min
In an extra-special edition of “Looking at Lucasfilm,” Dan Zehr walks listeners through what it was like to take part in “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” media event. Dan goes into great detail about what it was like to be in front of the Millennium Falcon as…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 40: Picking a proper princess song for “Aladdin”
Jun 12 • 47 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the teaser trailer for Pixar’s “Onward.” Then it’s a discussion of why it took Alan Menken four different tries before he finally found the perfect power ballad for Princess Jasmine to…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 40: Picking a proper princess song for “Aladdin”
Jun 12 • 47 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the teaser trailer for Pixar’s “Onward.” Then it’s a discussion of why it took Alan Menken four different tries before he finally found the perfect power ballad for Princess Jasmine to…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 39: Can you imagine Keanu in a Marvel movie?
Jun 8 • 42 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by reviewing all of the rumors that are making the rounds about which movies Marvel Studios will be making next. Aaron & Jim then discusses the various different versions of “Dark Phoenix” Marvel…
Disney Dish Episode 221: Why WDW’s “Fire Mountain” project flamed out
Jun 3 • 31 min
While waiting for Len Testa to return from Batuu, Jim Hill shares a story about the thrill ride that the Magic Kingdom almost got back in the early 2000s. One that took its inspiration from “Atlantis: The Lost Empire” and would have sent Guests through an…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 38: Why “Good Omens” is really great television
May 31 • 44 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode with an update on the Stan Lee elder abuse case. Then Aaron serves up an enthusiastic review of the new Amazon Video limited series which is based on Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett’s 1990 comic novel…
Universal Joint Episode 20: How Butterbeer led to the creation of Blue Milk
May 30 • 55 min
Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill start off this podcast with an update on Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Jurassic World” ride. They also talk about how the merch and food program that Universal Parks & Resorts developed for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 39: Why Pixar Putt needs to come stateside
May 28 • 37 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this podcast by talking about how Paramount’s decision to push the release date of “Sonic the Hedgehog” back to February 2020 may have actually made it harder for this live-action / CG film to succeed at the box office.…
Disney Dish Episode 220: When Godzilla (almost) came to Tokyo Disney
May 27 • 42 min
While Len’s getting ready for the opening of Anaheim’s “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” Jim Hill shares an interview that he did with former Imagineer Terri Hardin. She then reveals the role that she played in the creation of a proposed attraction for…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 37: How Marvel has mastered the sound of silence
May 24 • 46 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill share e-mails from two listeners who actually got to see “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” during its Broadway run. Then Aaron uses his audio expertise to demonstrate how Marvel Studios used the removal-of-sound as a way to add tension…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 19: How “Radioland Murders” paved the way for the prequels
May 22 • 45 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start this podcast by paying tribute to the late Peter Mayhew. They then talk about the Abbott & Costello-inspired production that Universal Pictures had originally wanted George Lucas to direct as his follow-up to “American Graffiti”…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 38: Looking back at Disney’s animated “Mulan”
May 21 • 37 min
Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start this podcast off by singing the praises of the “DuckTales” production team for the artful & heartfelt way they folded Darkwing Duck into this animated series. Jim then shares some stories about how “Mulan” became Walt Disney…
Disney Dish Episode 219: The end of the Chronological Disneyland series (for now)
May 20 • 43 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill talk about the significance of a number of surveys that The Walt Disney World Resort has sent out to Guests recently. Jim then discusses how Bob Chapek’s decision to focus in on the Company’s billion-dollar IPs is changing Disney…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 36: How “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” went south
May 17 • 46 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start things off by talking about Robert Downey Jr.’ s very impressive payday for “Avengers: Infinity War.” Then Jim digs into the troubled production history of Marvel’s very first Broadway musical. Which – when it finally closed…
I Want That: Episode 05: Tinny returns for “Toy Story 4”
May 16 • 46 min
Michelle Valladolid & Jim Hill talk about how Disney has made Jasmine the main focus of its merchandise push for the Studio’s new live-action version of “Aladdin.” Jim then shares the history of “Tin Toy” and how this Academy Award-winning short led to…
Universal Joint Episode 19: Why Universal is abandoning 3D for 2D in 4K
May 15 • 41 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about the latest addition to “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure” at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. They then discuss how the Universal Creative seems to be stepping away from…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 37:Disney carves out its release date calendar
May 14 • 40 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing their concerns about the December 2019 release date that Disney selected for Blue Sky Studios’ “Spies in Disguise.” They also use the upcoming 10th anniversary of the release of Pixar’s “Up” as…
Disney Dish Episode 218: Why the Disney Parks build so few original attractions these days
May 13 • 32 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the mysterious construction that’s going on at Disney’s Animal Kingdom out behind Pandora – The World of Avatar. Jim then talks about “The Ride of a Lifetime,” Bob Iger’s soon-to-be-released…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 35: Mysterio’s a hero in “Far From Home” ?!
May 10 • 41 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about why Disney is taking a low-key approach to celebrating the fact that “Avengers: Endgame” has just overtaken “Titanic” (at least when it comes to all-time box office champs). Aaron also…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 18: Why Spielberg & Lucas lightened things up with “Last Crusade”
May 8 • 42 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how the Imagineers have handed the Anaheim version of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” off to Disneyland Ops teams. They then talk about how the negative reaction that “Temple of Doom” received…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 36: Why Figment keeps popping up in Pixar movies
May 7 • 45 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how fan reaction to the “Sonic the Hedgehog” teaser trailer forced Paramount Animation to rework the look of that film’s title character. Then Drew shares an interview that he did with…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 34: A spoileriffic discussion of “Avengers: Endgame”
May 3 • 62 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by going over the menu at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Marvel Mania restaurant. They then discuss what they enjoyed about the Russo Brothers’ final film for Marvel Studios Learn more about your ad…
Universal Joint Episode 18: Universal Orlando’s dragon coaster was quite a challenge
May 1 • 47 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing how Universal Creative is now in the process of buttoning up “Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.” They then talk at length about Dueling Dragons, the thrill ride that…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 35: How a Mel Gibson movie became a Will Smith film
Apr 30 • 32 min
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s episode by sharing his thoughts on Warner Bros. “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.” Jim Hill then does a deep dive on “Gemini Man,” the long-in-development production that originally started off life as a project at Disney’s…
Disney Dish Episode 217: Disneyland’s Batuu battle plan
Apr 29 • 43 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off of this week’s episode by discussing why WDW management opted to push off the opening of “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios ‘til the Spring of 2020. Jim then continues his Chronological…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 33: Russo Brothers reveal how they made “Avengers: Endgame”
Apr 26 • 48 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is now supposed to be the final film in the Infinity Saga. They then share audio that Drew Taylor gathered at the global media junket that Marvel Studios…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 17: Star Wars Celebration in Chicago
Apr 24 • 34 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the parallels between “Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin” opening at Disneyland Park in January of 1994 and “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios getting its…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 34: Looking back at Disney’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Apr 23 • 42 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the parallels between “Roger Rabbit’s Cartoon Spin” opening at Disneyland Park in January of 1994 and “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios getting its…
Disney Dish Episode 216: Not-so Great Moments with creepy Mr. Lincoln
Apr 22 • 35 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing what’s significant about that new Disney Cruise Line survey which is currently making the rounds. Jim then talks about how the Imagineers keep trying to get the theme park-going public to…
I Want That: Episode 04: Do you remember Disney Bunnies?
Apr 20 • 43 min
In a special Easter-themed episode, Michelle Valladolid & Jim Hill discussed how the Tokyo Disney Resort has turned this holiday into a two park, multi-week event. Jim then reviews the history of the Disney Bunnies, which is when DCP tried to build a…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 32: Get ready for some Marvel Us movie math
Apr 19 • 42 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how the limited series that Marvel Studios is producing for Disney’s soon-to-launch subscription streaming service will be different from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” & “Agent Carter.” Jim…
Universal Joint Episode 17:: How does Disney’s acquisition of Fox effect Universal’s “Simpsons Ride” ?
Apr 17 • 49 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about the operational & safety challenges that Universal Studios Hollywood is now facing, thanks to all of those show drones this theme park is using to create that patronus effect in its new…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 33: Are you ready for Bo Peep, action hero?
Apr 16 • 40 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Rich Moore’s decision to leave Walt Disney Animation Studios for Sony Pictures Animation. Drew also shares what he learned about “Toy Story 4” while taking part in the press day for this…
Disney Dish Episode 215: Why is “Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway” running behind schedule?
Apr 15 • 30 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off by talking about how “Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy” will use promotion to try & overcome its unfortunate, out-of-the-way positioning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. They also talk about a patent that The Walt Disney…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 31: When will the X-Men be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Apr 12 • 40 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how “Avengers: Endgame” ‘s three-hour-plus run-time may prevent this Russo Bros. movie from topping “Infinity Wars” record-breaking opening weekend box office take. They also talk about how…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 32: How Disney blew it with Don Bluth
Apr 9 • 40 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill look back at when Don Bluth resigned from Walt Disney Animation Studios in September of 1979 and then took 15% of that studio’s artists & animators with him. Drew then shares the interview that he did with Chris Butler, the director…
Disney Dish Episode 214: WDI debates how to update Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
Apr 8 • 40 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about Disney Villains After Hours, that new hard ticket for WDW’s Magic Kingdom which will be offered on select nights in June, July & August. They also do a deeper dive on that Universal Parks…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 16: Get ready for Star Wars Celebration
Apr 6 • 55 min
Dan Zehr reports back on his recent trip to Chicago, where he scoped out McCormick Place (i.e., the massive convention center where Star Wars Celebration is being held this year). Jim Hill then shares some behind-the-scene stories about George Lucas’…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 31: Looking back at Disneytoon Studios
Apr 2 • 43 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill kick off this week’s show by talking about “Steven Universe” ‘s win at the GLAAD Media Awards. Drew then shares an interview he did with Danny Devito at the press junket for Disney’s live-action “Dumbo” Learn more about your ad…
Disney Dish Episode 213: The Atlantean Encounter that Disneyland Park almost got
Apr 1 • 37 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing how The Walt Disney Company is still struggling with “Song of the South.” Jim then continues his Chronological Disneyland series by revealing why the Rockets Rods went down for rehab in…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 30: Will “The Eternals” launch the cosmic age of Marvel movies?
Mar 29 • 38 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill talk about how James Gunn’s offensive Tweets problem forced Kevin Feige to change up Marvel Studios’ batting order. They also wonder whether – after “The Infinity Saga” wraps – moviegoers will continue to turn out in record number…
Universal Joint Episode 16:: Looking ahead to “Jurassic World: The Ride”
Mar 28 • 37 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill share what they’ve learned about the work that’s been going on down on the Lower Lot of Universal Studios Hollywood. They also talk about why – when it came time to turn “Jurassic Park” into the jumping-up off point for a theme park…
I Want That: Episode 03: What’s in store for the Disney Store
Mar 27 • 38 min
Michelle Valladolid & Jim Hill discuss how Disney hopes lightning will strike twice in 2019. First by following up 2017’s Rose Gold craze with its new Briar Rose Gold line. And then by sequelizing 2018’s wildly successful Mickey Memories merch with its…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 30: Tim Burton’s early days at Disney Studios
Mar 26 • 52 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by trying to sort out where exactly Disney & ABC now stand in regards to all those animated “Peanuts” specials. Then Drew shares the interviews that he did with Danny Elfman & Rick Heinrichs at the “Dumbo”…
Disney Dish Episode 212: The very model of a modern major theme park
Mar 25 • 47 min
Len Testa starts off this episode with an enthusiastic review of Disney Spring’s latest addition, Jaleo by José Andrés. Len & Jim then share a survey that Universal Parks & Resorts is using to zero in on just the right mix of rides, shows & attractions…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 29: James Gunn reinstated as “Vol 3” director
Mar 22 • 47 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s episodes by talking about how Disney & Universal actually came together to plus Stan Lee’s cameo appearance in “Captain Marvel.” They then discuss the role that Disney’s acquisition of Fox & ABC’s firing of…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 15: How “Star Wars Resistance” grew to be irresistible
Mar 20 • 42 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the factors involved with The Walt Disney Company’s decision to move up the opening of Disneyland Park’s Black Spire Outpost to May 31st. They then take an in-depth look at “Star Wars…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 29: How MGM erased “Tom & Jerry” ‘s more racist moments
Mar 19 • 34 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by revealing which character Walt Disney Animation Studios favorite Alan Tudyk will be voicing in the live-action version of “Aladdin.” They then get into the convoluted history of Mammy Two Shoes, the…
Disney Dish Episode 211: “Edge” gets moved up, “Resistance” gets pushed back
Mar 18 • 46 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by dissecting Disney World’s latest round of ticket price increases and what that will mean for Resort Guests in the coming months. Jim Hill then talks about the behind-the-scenes decisions that led to the Company…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 28: “Captain Marvel” dominates at the box office
Mar 14 • 39 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill discuss “Captain Marvel” and how this Anna Boden / Ryan Fleck film often defied audience expectations (but in a good way). They then go on debate when exactly Kevin Feige decided to make Carol Danvers an Avengers / fold this…
Universal Joint Episode 15: Remembering Sid Sheinberg (1935 – 2019)
Mar 13 • 41 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the history of projection mapping at Universal Parks & Resorts. They then pay tribute to the longtime president & CEO of MCA who hung tough when The Walt Disney Company tried to stop…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 28: Rob Marshall talks about Disney’s live-action “Little Mermaid”
Mar 12 • 35 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talks about which films from the Disney Vault will actually be streamable when Disney+ goes live later this year. Drew also shares audio from the interview that he did just last week with the director of “Mary Poppins Returns” about…
Disney Dish Episode 210: What the future holds for Epcot’s Future World
Mar 11 • 36 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how the Imagineers plan on reconfiguring the front half of WDW’s science & discovery park. They also continue their Chronological Disneyland series by discussing how Michael Eisner’s…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 27: Going bananas for Captain Marvel & Nick Fury
Mar 8 • 38 min
Out ahead of “Captain Marvel” ‘s opening weekend, Jim Hill & Aaron Adams talk about how Rotten Tomatoes dealt with the online trolls who were trying to artificially drive down the audience score for this Marvel Cinematic Universe film. They then take…
Looking At Lucasfilm Episode 14: Think you’ve already heard it all about “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”? Think again
Mar 6 • 43 min
Dan Zehr and Jim Hill wade through the tidal wave of news that just broke about “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” Some of the factoids that they unearth in the process include that the color palette used for Florida’s version of this new “land” will be…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 27: Is Epcot’s “Journey into Imagination” pavilion about to get Docter-ed?
Mar 5 • 36 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this episode by wondering if John Lasseter’s luck is starting to run out at Skydance Animation. Largely because of that open letter Emma Thompson sent to the Los Angeles Times last week (in which Emma explained why exactly…
Disney Dish Episode 209: What part will Epcot’s new Play Pavilion play in WDW’s 50th anniversary celebration
Mar 4 • 29 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing the progress that’s been made to date with WDW’s Skyliner system. They also point out that Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure is obviously supposed to serve as a rebuttal to any…
Disney Dish Episode 208: What the press preview of Anaheim’s Black Spire Outpost revealed *Special Edition*
Mar 1 • 65 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill talk with Carlye Wisel of “Travel & Leisure” magazine. Ms. Wisel shares what she learned about “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” while participating in that three day-long media event that Disney Parks & Resorts held this past weekend Learn…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 26: DCL’s “Marvel Day at Sea” is a must-see for Marvel fans
Mar 1 • 43 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about how “Black Panther” & “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” did at the 91st Academy Awards. They then explain why – thanks to international waters — the Disney Cruise Line is able to do…
I Want That: Episode 02: Pocket Princesses get ready for the big time
Feb 28 • 35 min
Shelley Valladolid & Jim Hill start off this episode by talking about Disney D-Lish and the food-themed merch that this short-lived pop-up store sold at WDW’s Disney Springs this past weekend. They then talk about Disney Comics artist Amy Mebberson and…
Universal Joint Episode 13: Will Hiccup & Toothless follow Hagrid into the Universal Parks?
Feb 27 • 46 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by sharing everything that they’ve heard about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure. They also talk about “Dragon Gliders,” the “How to Train Your Dragons” -based storytelling coaster that…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 26: Who Anna and Elsa are searching for in that “Frozen 2” teaser trailer
Feb 26 • 42 min
Drew Taylor and Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about things they probably shouldn’t (EX: The name of that motorcycle-riding character from “Toy Story 4”). They then sequin into sharing some audio from the recent media event that was held…
Disney Dish Episode 207: Making a better (Disney) world, one damp towel at a time
Feb 25 • 41 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some of the promotional slogans that the WDW Resort are reportedly considering adopting in the near future. He & Jim then talk about The Walt Disney Company’s forward-thinking approach when it comes to…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 25: Say Good-bye to “The Defenders” on Netflix, Hello to “The Offenders” on Hulu
Feb 23 • 46 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start off this episode by discussing why President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has chosen this exact moment to fold the character of Captain Marvel into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Jim then talks about the role Universal…
Looking At Lucasfilm Episode 13: The Star Wars-themed coaster that Disney wanted to build in the 1980s
Feb 20 • 36 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how (based on what happened with “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) “Episode IX” really was wrapped production. They then talk about Ron Miller’s role in persuading George Lucas to let the…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 25: When Disney wanted Michael Jackson to co-star in its “Mary Poppins” sequel
Feb 19 • 42 min
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s podcast by talking about “Hidden World” director Dean DeBlois shared with him about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s third “How to Train Your Dragon” movie. Then Jim Hill shares the history of Epcot’s “Journey…
Disney Dish Episode 206: When Disney World almost lost its Hall of Presidents
Feb 18 • 34 min
Jim Hill goes it alone in a special Presidents Day edition of the Disney Dish podcast. He first talks about what’s been going on with Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts. Jim then shares how the “Disney’s America” project almost caused a…
Disney Dish Episode 205: What’s going on around the edges of DHS’ “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”
Feb 15 • 9 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill complete their November 2018 walk-thru of Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a stroll around Echo Lake. En route, Len & Jim discuss what WDI has planned for the near-term when it comes to “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” and the…
I Want That: Episode 01: The premiere episode of “I Want That”
Feb 14 • 32 min
Jim Hill & Michelle Valladolid kick off a brand-new podcast about Disney-related merch by discussing that annual-passholder-exclusive Steamboat Willie-themed popcorn bucket that was recently available for purchase at the Disneyland Resort. They then look…
Universal Joint Episode 13: Will T2 3D be reborn as a Jason Bourne-based attraction?
Feb 13 • 42 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by discussing some of the foods that will be served up in USF’s French Quarter Courtyard during this year’s Mardi Gras celebration. They then offer up some theories as to what Universal Creative…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 24: Animation News, SparkShort and Robin Williams was supposed to voice who?
Feb 12 • 43 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by recapping the 46th annual Annie Awards. They then debate the pros & cons of “Purl,” Pixar’s inaugural SparkShort, before then talking about how “Ralph Breaks the Internet almost started with the…
Disney Dish Episode 204: Why the Seven Dwarfs drove Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty out of Fantasyland Forest
Feb 11 • 40 min
Len Testa starts off this week’s show by sharing some of Touring Plans’ more recent discoveries about Disney World’s transportation system. Jim Hill then talks about how the Disney Princess & Disney Fairies franchises originally heavily influenced both…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 24: Where Chris Evans may end up after “Endgame”
Feb 8 • 39 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill dissect the “Avengers: Endgame” trailer that aired this past Sunday on Super Bowl LIII. With a particular emphasis on how the Russo Brothers, Christopher Markus, and Stephen McFeely have deliberately placed specific story elements…
Disney Dish Episode 203: How WDI have been Tinkertoying with DHS’ Toy Story Land
Feb 7 • 9 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill continue their November 2018 walk-through of Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a visit to that theme park’s newest “land”. They discuss how the June 2018 opening of Toy Story Land has fundamentally changed the way Guests experience…
Looking At Lucasfilm Episode 12: Indiana Jones and the Super Bowl of Peril
Feb 6 • 35 min
Dan Zehr start off this week’s show by talking about how – thanks to the polar vortex – his limited edition Columbia parka (which was inspired by the coat that the cast & crew of “Star Wars – Episode IV” wore while they were working in Finse, Norway) came…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 23: Why it took Disney 18 years to produce its animated “Peter Pan”
Feb 5 • 40 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by discussing Pixar veteran Darla Anderson’s decision to sign a multi-year deal with Netflix. They then discuss why it took Disney Studios nearly two decades to produce a full length animated version of…
Disney Dish Episode 202: Where would you want to go on WDW’s first customizable tour?
Feb 4 • 36 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show with an update on WDW’s Skyliner system as well as offering some additional info on that resort’s pricey new “World of Dreams” tour. Len also shares some stories from the Monsanto corporate archives,…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 23: Marvel News, the Perils of Plus, and Fancasting
Feb 1 • 49 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill kick things off by discussing the Season Six trailer for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” They then share what they’ve heard about what Kevin Feige reportedly has planned for the Marvel Cinematic Universe after “Avengers: Endgame.”…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 22: An animated discussion about this year’s Oscar nominations
Jan 29 • 34 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about 2019’s nominees for Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short Film. They also talk about how “Zootopia” being the highest grossing animated film in Chinese cinematic history eventually led to Shanghai Disneyland…
Disney Dish Episode 201: How character greetings will be done differently at Black Spire Outpost
Jan 28 • 39 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about Disney’s Riveria Resort (which recently began accepting reservations for stays beginning on December 16th). They also discuss Anaheim’s “Project Stardust,” which is being done out ahead of…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 22: “Black Panther” goes for the Gold: Our special Oscar nomination edition of Marvel US Disney
Jan 25 • 60 min
In honor of “Black Panther” being nominated for Best Picture, Jim Hill looks back over the past 40 years of Academy Awards history and how superhero movies typically do at the Oscars. Aaron Adams then talks about the genuinely clever way music is used to…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 21: “Spy Jam,” “Race Jam,” & “Skate Jam”: Warners’ 20+ years effort to get a “Space Jam” sequel made
Jan 24 • 39 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by comparing Lee Unkrich’s graceful exit from Pixar with John Lasseter’s awkward arrival at Skydance. They then do a deep dive on Warners’ “Space Jam,” tracing the origin of that live-action / animated…
Universal Joint Episode 12: Why it’s time to stop bashing Universal for its screen-based rides
Jan 23 • 33 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill talk about the Upper Lot at Universal Studios Hollywood is being transformed for that theme park’s Lunar New Year Celebration. Then Jim wonders why – when it comes to the rides, shows & attractions that Universal Creative creates…
Disney Dish Episode 200: Are you ready to take the controls on “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” ?
Jan 21 • 28 min
In honor of the 200th episode of Disney Dish, Len Testa & Jim Hill give a shout-out to the very first folks to subscribe to this podcast. They then share what they’ve learned about what Disney Parks & Resorts is doing to school Cast Members about “Star…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 21: Is “Deadpool 3” dead in the water?
Jan 19 • 39 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill start this week’s show off by sharing info about the official Stan Lee tribute (which will be held the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood on January 30th). They then discuss whether Ryan Reynolds will be able to persuade Hugh Jackman…
Looking At Lucasfilm Episode 11: The many challenges that Lucasfilm faced in 2018
Jan 16 • 49 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill discuss everything from “Solo” ‘s under-performance at the box office to the online trolls who went after Kelli Marie Tran. They also talk about some of the happier things that happened in the Star Wars sphere over the past year,…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 20: Controversy engulfs Lasseter’s arrival at Skydance
Jan 15 • 43 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill discuss what’s sure to be one of the biggest animation stories of 2019: David Ellison hiring John Lasseter to be the new head of Skydance Animation. Drew & Jim also look back at Lasseter’s last year or so at Disney & Pixar and muse…
Disney Dish Episode 199: Why the original version of Disney California Adventure Park missed the mark
Jan 14 • 35 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss what new shows & attractions the Imagineers hope to have up & running at Disney’s Hollywood Studios by May 2019 (just in time for this theme park’s 30th anniversary celebration). They also talk about how the tests that are…
Disney Dish Episode 198: Live From Grand Avenue - Disney’s grand plans for DHS’ Grand Park area
Jan 14 • 12 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill continue their November 2018 walking tour of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As they explore the part of this theme park that was formerly known as the Muppets Courtyard, Len & Jim discuss everything that the Imagineers have done in the…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 20: Marvel’s highs & lows for 2018
Jan 11 • 44 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill take a look back at the past year in the Marvel-Us-Disney sphere. They discuss which movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe had the biggest impact on the entertainment industry & pop culture. Aaron & Jim also talk about what…
Universal Joint Episode 11: Looking back at Universal Parks & Resorts in 2018
Jan 11 • 76 min
Jim Hill & Dustin Fuhs put together a super-sized edition of their “Universal Joint” podcast to review the past year of changes & challenges that Parks & Resorts faced. Among the topics that they’ll be discussing is Universal Orlando’s decision to revamp…
Disney Dish Episode 197: Live From the Animation Courtyard - What happens to “Star Wars Launch Bay” after “Galaxy’s Edge” opens
Jan 8 • 9 min
As Len Testa & Jim Hill continue their walk-thru of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in November of 2018, they turn their attention to the Animation Courtyard area. In particular how the Imagineers have tried to balance this theme park’s celebration of Old…
Disney Dish Episode 196:Aulani may just be the ultimate Disney Resort
Jan 7 • 40 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this week’s show by talking about why the menu at Tiffins has been mutating over these past few months. They also discuss the DVC Resorts that Disney execs ultimately decided not to build, including the Times Square Villas.…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 19: The Year in Review for Animation 2018
Jan 1 • 25 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill look back at this year’s high points & low points when it comes to film and television animation. They also talk about projects that they’re really looking forward to in 2019 like Sergio Pablos’ “Klaus” Learn more about your ad…
Disney Dish Episode 195: Live From the Studios - Tinsel Town really piles on the tinsel for DHS’ holiday celebration
Jan 1 • 12 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off their November 2018 tour of Disney’s Hollywood Studios by checking out all of the holiday decorations along Hollywood & Sunset Boulevards. They also discuss WDW Entertainment’s plan to replace “Beauty and the Beast – Live on…
Disney Dish Episode 194:What’s behind Be Our Guest’s recent drop in readers satisfaction ratings?
Dec 31, 2018 • 41 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this episode by talking about one of Disney’s biggest concerns when it comes to “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.” Which is that people’s need to get selfies of themselves in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon will then…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 19: “Avengers: Endgame” is only the beginning for Marvel Studios in 2019
Dec 28, 2018 • 30 min
As 2018 winds down, Aaron Adams & Jim Hill look ahead to whatever surprises the Marvel Cinematic Universe has in store for next year. They discuss whether a German press release may have prematurely tipped Marvel’s hand when it comes to the end of…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 10: How gaming influenced the design of “Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run”
Dec 25, 2018 • 33 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this episode by sharing what they know about the much-anticipated teaser trailer for “Star Wars: Episode IX.” They then discuss the “Rogue One” -inspired TV series that is now being readied for Disney’s new subscription…
Disney Dish Episode 193: Live From Tomorrowland-Is a “Slaughter Race” -based attraction headed to Disney World?
Dec 24, 2018 • 10 min
As Len Testa & Jim Hill conclude their 2018 walk-thru of WDW’s Magic Kingdom, they discuss many of the changes that have been made to Tomorrowland over the past few years. The topics covered included the U.S. version of Shanghai Disneyland’s TRON…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 18:Which animated films will come out on top for the 2018 holiday season?
Dec 24, 2018 • 36 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start off this week’s podcast by discussing – given all of the stellar reviews that “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has received to date – why this Sony Pictures Animation film only earned $35.4 million over its opening weekend…
Universal Joint Episode 10: Which characters & IPs are reportedly headed to Universal’s Fantastic Worlds theme park
Dec 19, 2018 • 46 min
Dustin Fuhs & Jim Hill start off this week’s episode by talking about how Illumination’s new animated “Grinch” stacks up against the live-action version of this Dr. Seuss story that Universal Pictures released back in November of 2000. Dustin & Jim also…
Disney Dish Episode 192: Live from Frontierland -21st century politics & flume rides don’t mix in Frontierland
Dec 17, 2018 • 10 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill continue their audio tour of the 2018 version of WDW’s Magic Kingdom with a stroll along the Rivers of America. They discuss how a Guest who’d been an annual passholder for 24 years found out the hard way what happens when you test…
Disney Dish Episode 191: Live from Fantasyland-New Fantasyland to be spruced up ahead of WDW’s 50th anniversary celebration
Dec 10, 2018 • 13 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill continue their walking tour of WDW’s Magic Kingdom by strolling through Fantasyland. They talk about Guests’ increasing use of mobile devices forced the creation of in-park charging stations like the ones found around the Rapunzel…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 18: A Tribute to Stan Lee, and not so Marvelous News for Daredevil
Dec 7, 2018 • 47 min
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…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 17: Who actually did the animation for “Mary Poppins Returns” ?
Dec 4, 2018 • 29 min
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…
Disney Dish Episode 190: Details on Grand Destino, “Epcot Forever,” & Star Wars Hotel
Dec 3, 2018 • 38 min
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…
Disney Dish Episode 189: Scene One & Done in Liberty Square
Dec 3, 2018 • 9 min
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.…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 16: Fine Tooning Q & A, recorded live at WDW
Nov 27, 2018 • 33 min
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…
Disney Dish Episode 188: Mapping out WDI’s plans to redo Adventureland at WDW’s Magic Kingdom
Nov 26, 2018 • 16 min
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…
Disney Dish Episode 187: Live from Main street-Walking down Main Street, Uā€‹.ā€‹Sā€‹.ā€‹A. during the 2018 holiday season
Nov 19, 2018 • 12 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill kick off a brand-new walk-thru of WDW’s Magic Kingdom by exploring Main Street, U.S.A. This tour starts off with an update on that theater project which Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek first revealed at 2017’s D23 Expo. Len…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 15: Live from Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Nov 13, 2018 • 34 min
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…
Disney Dish Episode 186: How Disney’s decision to delay “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3” has impacted the “Jungle Cruise” movie
Nov 5, 2018 • 43 min
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…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 9: A look inside Rancho Obi-Wan. What George Lucas originally wanted “Star Tours 2.0” to be like
Oct 31, 2018 • 43 min
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…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 14: As Guillermo del Toro readies his long-in-the-works “Pinocchio,” Ed Catmull gets ready to retire
Oct 30, 2018 • 44 min
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…
Disney Dish Episode 185: Teeny trains at Epcot. Big changes coming to “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster” in Paris
Oct 29, 2018 • 35 min
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 &…
Universal Joint Episode 9: 20 million Butterbeers equals big bucks for Universal Parks & Resorts
Oct 26, 2018 • 39 min
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…
Disney Dish Episode 184: An in-depth look at Disney World’s new date-based ticket pricing system
Oct 22, 2018 • 31 min
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…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 17: Is “Venom” a complete fumble? Or a dumb-but-fun flick?
Oct 19, 2018 • 40 min
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…
Universal Joint Episode 8: More magic coming to Hogsmeade in 2019. Universal Orlando just doesn’t want to be specific about when
Oct 15, 2018 • 42 min
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”…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 13: “Cycles” breaks new ground for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Live-action “Lilo & Stitch” now in development
Oct 15, 2018 • 39 min
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…
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
Oct 15, 2018 • 51 min
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…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 8: “The Mandalorian” heads to Disney Play. Disneyland preps “Star Wars 101” study guide
Oct 10, 2018 • 36 min
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…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 12: Brad Bird’s next project and Disney’s aborted Mickey Mouse “Christopher Columbus” featurette
Oct 9, 2018 • 37 min
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.”…
Disney Dish Episode 182: Listener questions about WDW’s Skyliner, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge,” and flexible ticket pricing
Oct 8, 2018 • 37 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill start off this listener question show by revisiting WDW’s Skyliner system. They then encourage a Disney Dish listener to brave the crowds at Black Spire Outpost when “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” first opens in to the public in Anaheim…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 16: Captain Marvel Trailer, Avengers 4 Title and Is Loki Really Dead
Oct 4, 2018 • 39 min
Jim and Aaron discuss their initial reactions to Captain Marvels first Teaser Trailer. Also, Jim gets Aaron hip to Chewie the cat and discuss how Disney is using that “Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors” TV movie to help get this franchise’s younger fans…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 11: Why does Disney princess Tiana look different in “Ralph Breaks the Internet”?
Oct 2, 2018 • 35 min
Drew Taylor & Jim Hill start things off by talking bout the key role master animator Mark Henn played in translating Disney’s hand-drawn princesses into CG characters. Next Drew & Jim discuss the “Harvey Birdman, Attorney General” special that will be…
Disney Dish Episode 181: Skymosphere in Epcot’s replacement of “Illuminations” and Thunder in Paradise
Sep 30, 2018 • 30 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill discuss the impact that swapping out Epcot’s nighttime show will have on all the restaurants around World Showcase. Then Len & Jim look back at “Thunder in Paradise,” the short-lived syndicated series from the producers of “Bay Watch”…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 7: Lucasfilm looks for new ways to expand the franchise’s appeal
Sep 26, 2018 • 42 min
Dan Zehr & Jim Hill start off this week’s “Looking at Lucasfilm” by discussing Disney Parks & Resorts’ somewhat controversial decision to sell alcohol to Guests visiting Black Spire Outpost. Dan & Jim next speculate about which characters from the “Star…
Universal Joint Episode 7: Universal Orlando’s shifting event schedule
Sep 25, 2018 • 61 min
First Jim Hill reports in on “The Eighth Voyage of Sindbad” ‘s final day of performances at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Then Dustin Fuhs weighs in on whether or not he thinks the Universal Orlando Resort will soon expand its HHN offerings to include…
Disney Dish Episode 180: Could Free Dining be on its way out at Disney World?
Sep 24, 2018 • 28 min
Len Testa starts off this episode by discussing what changes are in the works for Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort & Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Next Jim Hill talks up Evermore Park, that…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 15: Marvel Panels at NYCC, Iron Fist Review
Sep 21, 2018 • 39 min
Aaron Adams & Jim Hill first discuss the roles that the Skrulls will soon play in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. They then reveal which villains from the original “Guardians of the Galaxy” film will also be appearing in “Captain Marvel.” Finally Aaron…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 10: Return of the Last Airbender, Mqry Poppins Returns, Bojack Horseman
Sep 18, 2018 • 35 min
Drew Taylor starts off this week’s “Fine Tooning” by focusing a spotlight on the first-ever official collaboration between Walt Disney Animation Studios & Pixar Animation Studios. Then Jim Hill talks about Frank Thomas’ struggles when it came to animating…
Disney Dish Episode 179: Is it time for a two part Food & Wine ? Why are the Disneyland Resort & the City of Anaheim brawling?
Sep 17, 2018 • 36 min
Len starts this week’s podcast off with his impressions of Disney Springs’ newest eateries, Chicken Guy! and Terralina Crafted Italian. Mr. Testa then shares his thoughts about how Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival could be improved (i.e., Ice…
Universal Joint Episode 6: Everything’s expanding - WWOHP, HHN and RTU (Running Through Universal)
Sep 14, 2018 • 51 min
It’s that time of year - late August - so of course Jim and Dustin are talking about Halloween in the theme parks. They also discuss Universal Orlando’s future expansion and possible running events. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 9: Say farewell to Adventure Time. Look ahead to “Roger Rabbit” making-of book
Sep 11, 2018 • 54 min
Drew Taylor pays tribute to his best friend from middle school, Penn Ward (i.e., the creator of “Adventure Time”). Then Jim & Drew discuss the history of Warner Feature Animation’s efforts — post-“Space Jam” & “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” — to build a…
Disney Dish Episode 178: You might just get stuck in the muck in the next version of The Void Star Wars VR Experience
Sep 10, 2018 • 34 min
Len braves the Florida heat to get the latest news from Toy Story Land and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. He also can’t resist talking about this episode of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color in which Walt takes Ambassador Julie on a tour of…
Disney Dish Episode 177: Update - Disney’s Skyliner and Universal Orlando’s Aventura Hotel
Sep 2, 2018 • 49 min
Jim and Len update us on new info about the Skyliner that changes everything we thought we knew. And also get fidgety when talking about taking a spin around the new Aventura Hotel. (That will make sense after you hear the show, promise.) Learn more about…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 14: Live from Indy Disney Meet
Aug 31, 2018 • 40 min
Jim and Aaron talk about post Infinity Wars gossip, the firing of “the Gunn” and whatever else pops up during a live chat with the audience. Look out or a listener question asking about if a certain Fox movie Queen can ever become a Disney Princess. Learn…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 8: Smallfoot Rugrats Duck Tales Disenchantment
Aug 28, 2018 • 41 min
Jim Hill & Drew Taylor report in from Burbank. Where Drew — after catching an early press screening of “Smallfoot” at Warner Bros — praises Alex Hirsch’s new “Gravity Falls: Lost Legends” book. Meanwhile Jim discusses the development of the Disney…
Disney Dish Episode 176: Disney Transportation: Cruise ships, helicopters and the Millenium Falcon
Aug 26, 2018 • 26 min
This is a transportation themed Disney Dish. Instead of trains, planes and automobiles, Jim and Len talk about increasing cruise prices, the helicopters that you used to be able to take to Disneyland and how real do they really want to make the…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 6: What’s going on with the stand-alone Obi-wan project
Aug 22, 2018 • 30 min
As Summer 2018 draws to a close, Dan Zehr and Jim Hill take one last look at “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and compare how this Lucasfilm, Ltd. production did at the domestic box office to how other Hollywood blockbusters did over the past three months. Dan…
Episode 175: UG readers reveal their favorite restaurants at Universal Orlando’s parks and resorts
Aug 20, 2018 • 34 min
Len Testa & Jim Hill check out “TRON” coaster construction as well as the Magic Kingdom’s new Instagrammable beverages. They also reveal the unlikely places where you can get some of the very best eats in Orlando (EX: An outdoor grill right next to the…
Universal Joint Episode 5: Comcast’s dream of acquiring Fox fades, Universal gears up to expand Fast and Furious franchise
Aug 18, 2018 • 49 min
In their fifth “Universal Joint” podcast, Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill discuss whether Comcast’s pursuit of pay-TV giant Sky could possibly lead to the sunseting of Universal Parks & Resort’s licensing deal with Marvel Entertainment. They also discuss how the…
Disney Dish Episode 174: It’s All About the Numbers
Aug 13, 2018 • 44 min
What will, won’t or may happen in Epcot and elsewhere in WDW could depend on the numbers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 7: Box Office News, the Medusa Project and Fox Deal Effects
Aug 10, 2018 • 36 min
In the seventh episode of this podcast series, Drew Taylor & Jim Hill talk about “Teen Titans Go to the Movies” and “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” has been doing at the box office. They also discuss Lauren Faust’s now-cancelled “Medusa” project…
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 5: Star Wars News from Comic Con, Black Spire Outpost News From a Novel
Aug 9, 2018 • 40 min
In the fifth installment of this podcast series, Dan Zehr reveals what it was like to be in the room at San Diego Comic-Con when Lucasfilm Animation revealed that it would be resuming production of “Star Wars Clone Wars.” Jim Hill then talks about…
Disney Dish Episode 173: Restaurant News, Listener Questions and Restaurant Survey Results
Aug 5, 2018 • 50 min
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Episode 172: DHS News and Superboy History
Jul 23, 2018 • 41 min
In this latest Disney Dish podcast, Len & Jim give listeners an update on Disney’s Hollywood Studios. To be specific, how construction of “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is proceeding and how “Toy Story Land” has fared over its first few weeks of operation.…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 6: Pixar Pier, Pete Docter,Gravity Falls and Hotel Transylvania 3
Jul 22, 2018 • 39 min
Episode 6 of “Fine Tooning,” Drew walks listeners through Disney California Adventure’s latest addition, Pixar Pier. He and Jim then talk about the challenges that Pete Docter will be facing as he takes over as the new creative lead of that…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 6: Pixar Pier, Pete Docter,Gravity Falls and Hotel Transylvania 3
Jul 22, 2018 • 39 min
Episode 6 of “Fine Tooning,” Drew walks listeners through Disney California Adventure’s latest addition, Pixar Pier. He and Jim then talk about the challenges that Pete Docter will be facing as he takes over as the new creative lead of that…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 13: Ant Man and the Wasp and the passing of Steve Ditko
Jul 20, 2018 • 47 min
Jim and Aaron review Ant Man and the Wasp and discuss the passing and legacy of Steve Ditko. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 171: More about Toy Story Land and possible Universal Plans revealed?
Jul 18, 2018 • 26 min
More about Toy Story Land and possible Universal Plans revealed? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Disney Dish Episode 170: Toy Story Land Opens!
Jul 9, 2018 • 29 min
Come walk through Toy Story Land and ride the rides with Len. Plus Jim tells us what else is coming up in the next year for the Studios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 4: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Boxoffice Examination
Jul 6, 2018 • 29 min
In the fourth installment of the “Looking at Lucasfilm” podcast series, Dan Zehr and Jim Hill discuss Kelly Marie Tran of “Last Jedi” fame being chased off of social media by vicious trolls. They also talk about the box office performance of “Solo: A Star…
Universal Joint Episode 4: James Bond vs Kung Fu Panda
Jul 3, 2018 • 46 min
Dustin and Jim wonder whether Universal Pictures’ recent deal to distribute Bond 25 internationally will eventually lead to a 007 attraction in the parks. They also discuss whether Universal Hollywood’s new “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” will pop up…
Episode 169: Galaxy’s Edge Listener Questions and Around the Park News
Jul 1, 2018 • 33 min
We also review new Disney survey questions on ride sharing and new technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Episode 12: Movie News and Rumors with a Dollop of Television Recap
Jun 28, 2018 • 54 min
Jim and Aaron talk about “Spider-man: Far From Home” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” plus Marvel television. Cloak and Dagger, Luke Cage, Legion, and Ant Man also get a closer look. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 168: Galaxy’s Edge Listener Questions and Around the Park News
Jun 24, 2018 • 23 min
Jim also a listener question about how Annual Passholder park dates might change around Galaxy’s Edge opening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Ep. 5 - What’s Incredible About Incredibles 2
Jun 24, 2018 • 48 min
Jim and Drew discuss how “Incredibles 2” has been doing at the box office and how Pixar’s latest sequel stacks up against the original “Incredibles” from 2004. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 167: New Harry Potter Coaster Details!
Jun 17, 2018 • 35 min
Len visits Donald’s Dino-Bash at the Animal Kingdom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 166: Animal Kingdom Visit + On-site Perks at Disney Springs Hotels
Jun 10, 2018 • 28 min
Also Len visits Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the new Up! bird show and Satuli Canteen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 4: What’s Old is New - Duck Tales, Thundercats, Wildthings, Toasters and Even Gravity Falls
May 30, 2018 • 35 min
Sure to be controversial, Drew and Jim wonder why animation fans were so quick to embrace Disney’s “DuckTales” reboot but then rejected Cartoon Network’s new take on “Thundercats.” These two also talk about John Lasseter’s attempts to get Walt Disney…
Episode 165: New Evidence of Lightsabers in Galaxy’s Edge and How Crowd Control Will Work
May 29, 2018 • 32 min
Jim also explains how crowd control is likely to work when Galaxy’s Edge opens in Disneyland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 164: New Fort Wilderness DVC and Epcot Resorts?
May 29, 2018 • 27 min
In our main story we talk about changes to Disney’s Photopass system using artificial intelligence to make better photos. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Episode 11: Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
May 28, 2018 • 46 min
A lively discussion on the topic of “Deadpool 2”, why Marvel Studios had suddenly gone mum when it comes to the fate of certain characters last seen in “Infinity War” and ABC’s decision to schedule the final season of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for the…
Universal Joint Episode 3: A Night of Joy, Horror and Raptors
May 25, 2018 • 29 min
Dustin Fuhs and Jim Hill talk about hard ticket events that have been held at the Universal Parks and Resorts. These two also talk about USF’s still-under-construction new nighttime lagoon show as well as the changes that are coming to USH’s “Jurassic…
Episode 163: Unbuilt Epcot Thames River Ride and Maleficient Bursts Into Flames!
May 22, 2018 • 28 min
We also cover the Maleficient Dragon fire during the Festival of Fantasy parade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 3: Going Solo
May 22, 2018 • 37 min
Dan Zehr talks about the out-of-this-world experience he had at the Hollywood premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars”. Jim also shares stories about lessons Ron Howard learned on the sets of “The Andy Griffith Show” and”Happy Days”. Learn more about your ad…
Episode 161: Epcot Visit and Galaxy’s Edge Tech News
May 13, 2018 • 27 min
Len visits Epcot to see whether there’s enough space at International Gateway for Skyliner traffic. Jim talks about the Guardians coaster, and more… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 162: Strategery! The Projects Disney and Universal Aren’t Talking About
May 13, 2018 • 25 min
Len and Jim talk about the new WDW one-day tickets that come with pre-selected FASTPASS options. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fine Tooning With Drew Taylor Episode 3: CinemaCon and Tribeca
May 6, 2018 • 41 min
Jim Hill and Drew Taylor talk about all of the animation-related news that came out of CinemaCon and Tribeca this year. Don Hahn’s new documentary about Howard Ashman, the murderous matriarch that “How to Train Your Dragon 2” almost had, and the “Black…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 10: Spoiler Heavy Look at “Avengers: Infinity War”
May 3, 2018 • 38 min
In news, Aaron and Jim talk about Feld Entertainment’s “Marvel Live ! Age of Heroes” arena show, then launch into a spoiler-heavy discussion of “Avengers: Infinity Wars.”. SPOILERS- Plus Jim and Aaron review which now-dead characters are obviously going…
Episode 160: New Epcot Concept Surfaces at Auction
May 1, 2018 • 25 min
In news, Len and Jim talk about Animal Kingdom’s extended morning EMH throughout early summer 2018. Len also talks DHS waits with Toy Story Land opens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Looking at Lucasfilm Episode 2: Recon on Solo and Does Recasting Always Work?
Apr 29, 2018 • 37 min
In the second installment of their new series, Dan Zehr and Jim Hill cast an eye on the tricky topic of recasting. Zehr also talks about his recent trip to LA, where Dennys execs revealed what was in the cards for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Learn more about…
Universal Joint Podcast Episode 2: Hooray for (Universal Studios) Hollywood
Apr 27, 2018 • 24 min
It’s a Hooray for (Universal Studios) Hollywood edition of this new podcast. Dustin Fuhs and 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.…
Episode 159: More Skyliner and Park News, Plus DCA Wrap-Up
Apr 27, 2018 • 49 min
Len talks about new Disney patents for self-driving cars and virtual reality, and a new update to the Agent P game in World Showcase. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor Episode 2: Incredibles 2 and Brad Bird’s 1906
Apr 26, 2018 • 41 min
Drew Taylor returns from Emeryville and shares what he’s just learned about Pixar’s Incredibles II. Drew and 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…
Episode 158: “Oh God - We Never Thought of This!” - Disney Skyliner Edition
Apr 22, 2018 • 18 min
In other news, Disney announced a new app called “Play Disney Parks”, with features Len and Jim hinted about last November. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Episode 9: “Avengers: Infinity War” Looks Like a Smash Hit. Why Hulk No Smash?
Apr 21, 2018 • 47 min
Jim Hill and Aaron Adams talk about all of the fan events Walt Disney Studios has been staging around the world to help raise awareness of Avengers: Infinity War. Aaron and Jim also discuss the Stan Lee situation and wrap up their…
Universal Joint Podcast Episode 1: A Look Back at What Was and Forward at What Will Be
Apr 20, 2018 • 29 min
In the debut episode of this brand-new podcast series, Jim Hill and 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…
Episode 157: WDW Property Developments and Disney Raises the Titanic
Apr 16, 2018 • 27 min
Len notes that Disney has quiety announced new Flamingo Crossing apartment developments, and Jim points out how this ties in to the closing of Crossroads Plaza. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 156: Len’s Menu Rants, Galaxy’s Edge Technology, and DCA
Apr 14, 2018 • 26 min
Len eats at Jiko and Enzo’s Hideaway and wonders when menus became incomprehensible. Jim begins telling the history of Disney California Adventure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Looking at Lucasfilm Podcast Episde 1: The Saga Begins (Audio)
Apr 14, 2018 • 48 min
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.…
Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor - Eprisode 1: Three Animated Disney Movies That Never Got Made
Apr 5, 2018 • 35 min
In the first installment of this new podcast series, Drew Taylor and Jim Hill use John Musker’s recent retirement from Walt Disney Animation Studios as an excuse to discuss ‘Fraidy Cat’. Drew and Jim also shine a spotlight on the never completed animated…
Episode 155: Do Disney’s Summer Hotel Discounts Signal a Strategy Shift?
Apr 5, 2018 • 15 min
Len finds some interesting pricing trends in Disney’s latest hotel discounts, and Jim explains the strategy Disney’s using. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 154: Pirates of the Scare-ibbean(?) and Potential Galaxy’s Edge Opening Dates
Apr 2, 2018 • 20 min
Jim tells a story Len’s never heard before about how Pirates of the Caribbean almost got a holiday overlay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 153: Indiana Jones and Star Wars in Disney’s Parks, Part 3
Apr 1, 2018 • 33 min
In news, we talk about the Disney corporate re-organization and how it’ll affect the parks, a quick take on parking fees, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 152: Indiana Jones and Star Wars in Disney’s Parks, Part 2
Mar 19, 2018 • 33 min
In news, Len talks about how Disney World is handling spring break crowds, including whether older rides can reliably run at full capacity for days on end. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 151: Indiana Jones and Star Wars in Disney’s Parks
Mar 14, 2018 • 25 min
In news, we talk about Disney’s latest price increases and what we can expect between now and when Galaxy’s Edge opens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Episode 8: Marvel News Round-up for 2018
Mar 13, 2018 • 43 min
The latest Marvel Entertainment-related headlines, when James Gunn will be shooting the live-action footage for EPCOT’s new “Guardians of the Galaxy” indoor coaster, when we may be seeing a “Black Panther” sequel released to theaters. Learn more about…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 8: Marvel News Round-up for 2018
Mar 12, 2018 • 43 min
The latest Marvel Entertainment-related headlines, when James Gunn will be shooting the live-action footage for EPCOT’s new “Guardians of the Galaxy” indoor coaster, when we may be seeing a “Black Panther” sequel released to theaters. Learn more about…
Episode 149: Marvel in Disneyland Paris and What it Means for Us
Mar 6, 2018 • 49 min
In news, we also talk about what Black Panther’s success means for Disney’s theme parks, the new changes at Be Our Guest, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Episode 7: Why “Black Panther” Matters
Mar 4, 2018 • 53 min
Aaron and Jim discuss Marvel-related headlines like the 100th episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming expansion of the Walt Disney Studios Paris theme park. They also bring in fellow broadcaster McConnell Adams to discuss the culture impact…
Episode 148: Who Thought ‘Minnie Mouse Madonna’ Was a Good Idea?
Feb 14, 2018 • 36 min
To do this, Disney make a TV movie called ‘Totally Minnie Mouse.’ Not only was it Minnie’s first solo starring role, it included TV personalities Suzanne Somers, Vanna White, and (somehow) Elton John. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Marvel Us Disney Episode 6: Hulk History Part 2
Feb 13, 2018 • 44 min
Jim talks about how the Hulk began transitioning from being a TV property at Universal Studios to becoming a greenlit motion picture. And Aaron continues his deconstructed audio series with a lesson on how to properly assemble a Hulk. Learn more about…
Episode 147: Chronological Disneyland and Is This the Dumb New Name for Hollywood Studios?
Feb 3, 2018 • 29 min
Jim casually drops news that the new name for Hollywood Studuios is ‘Disney Cinemagine Park’, and goes through all the other name options considered. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 146: The Be Our Guest Restaurant
Jan 31, 2018 • 44 min
Also, Jim not being Norwegian, can’t pronounce ‘Akershus’. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 145: The Finale of SpectroMagic’s History / Len’s Trip to Disneyland
Jan 17, 2018 • 37 min
Len talks about his holiday trip to Disneyland and DCA, including his take on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, It’s a Small World Holiday, and Haunted Mansion Holiday, plus Galaxy’s Edge construction progress and rumors. Learn more about your ad…
Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 5: Hulk History and Disney Pixel Blocking
Jan 15, 2018 • 53 min
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…
Episode 144: 2017 In Review
Jan 4, 2018 • 56 min
Jim focuses on the D23 announcements, including new Star Wars details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 4: A Marvelous Year in Review
Dec 27, 2017 • 53 min
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. As an extra-added bonus, Aaron deconstructs yet another Marvel-ous piece of audio:…
Episode 143: Part 2 of the History of the SpectroMagic Parade
Dec 21, 2017 • 42 min
Jim also reviews the details of the now-official Disney/Fox merger, including what it means for the film franchises and theme parks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 142: History of the SpectroMagic Parade, part 1
Dec 15, 2017 • 29 min
In other news, Jim previews what a Disney/Fox merger might look like, and we talk about Disney’s decision to retain the Shutters name for their new Caribbean Beach sit-down restaurant. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Podcast Episode 3: News Roundup - Infinity Wars Trailer & TV Reviews
Dec 8, 2017 • 44 min
Jim and Aaron also 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
(Updated) Episode 141: How Disney’s Theme Park Music Affects You (with Gregory Camp)
Dec 1, 2017 • 45 min
Dr. Camp is the author of “Mickey Mouse Muzak: Shaping Experience Musically at Walt Disney World” - a peer-reviewed paper that explores Disney theme park music. You can read the paper at…
Episode 140: DisneyDish Live Event! “What’s This? with Jim Hill”
Nov 21, 2017 • 81 min
Jim’s never seen these slides before, and has no idea what’s in the presentation. He’s doing all of this off the top of his head. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Episode 2: When We Almost Review Thor
Nov 15, 2017 • 47 min
In this 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…
Episode 139: Disney’s TV Influences in Theme Parks
Nov 8, 2017 • 33 min
We also go over news about Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs development, plus Universal’s news that they bought 110 more acres. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sneak Peek of Jim’s new podcast Marvel Us / Episode 1: Spidey’s Long Road Back Home
Oct 25, 2017 • 40 min
This is the first episode in Jim’s new series covering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Let us know how it sounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Marvel Us Disney Episode 1: Spidey’s Long Road Home
Oct 25, 2017 • 40 min
Jim Hill and Aaron Adams use “Spider-Man Homecoming” as an excuse to look back at the past 15 years worth of Spidey movies. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 138 - The Mineral King Project, Part 2
Oct 20, 2017 • 51 min
Learn more about our live event at http://storybookdestinations.com/disneydish/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 137 - Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland, Part 2
Sep 29, 2017 • 29 min
Learn more about our live event at http://storybookdestinations.com/disneydish/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 136 - Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland
Sep 14, 2017 • 28 min
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Episode 135 - The History of Fantasmic, Part 3 of 3
Aug 31, 2017 • 33 min
Learn more about our live event at http://storybookdestinations.com/disneydish/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 134 - Remembering Marty Sklar
Aug 14, 2017 • 44 min
Learn more about our live event at http://storybookdestinations.com/disneydish/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 133 - The History of Fantasmic! Part 2
Jul 31, 2017 • 47 min
In this episode, Jim and Len continue the history of Fantasmic, talking about how Disney Imagineers came up with some of the show’s iconic effects and scenes. Jim also explains the pressure that Disney was under as the show’s debut got closer and closer.…
Episode 132 - What DID and DID NOT Get Announced at D23
Jul 16, 2017 • 46 min
This is a bonus iTunes show. If you like this content, hear more at http://disneydish.bandcamp.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 131 - The History of Fantasmic!
Jul 16, 2017 • 21 min
With the impending re-opening of Disneyland’s Fantasmic!, Jim walks us through the history of the attraction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 130 - The History of Pixar in Disney’s Theme Parks
Jul 1, 2017 • 30 min
Jim walks through the history of Pixar’s involvement in Disney’s theme parks, from inspiring films, to parades, and rides. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 129 - History of Character Greetings plus NintendoLand and Star Wars Hotel News
Jun 16, 2017 • 39 min
Jim starts a history of character meet-and-greets in Walt Disney World, beginning with how they’re hired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 128 - Is “Tapu Tapu” Samoan for “Opening Day Disaster?” and Guardians of the Galaxy opens at DCA.
Jun 1, 2017 • 29 min
Jim attends the opening day ceremonies at Universal’s Volcano Bay water park, then flies across the country for the debut of Guardians of the Galaxy at DCA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Bonus Episode - Pandora Food and Merchandise, plus WDW News
May 26, 2017 • 37 min
We talk about the possibility that Volcano Bay is causing accidents on I-4, along with Pandora’s nighttime lighting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 127 - We review Pandora - The World of Avatar
May 16, 2017 • 55 min
This episode includes a walk around the Valley of Mo’ara, plus the Na’vi River Journey and Avatar Flight of Passage rides. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 126 - When Harrods Almost Came to Disney (Chronological Disney)
May 1, 2017 • 20 min
…it all gets intertwined with Disney wanting to build a mag-lev train from the airport to WDW, Disney buying a monorail manufacturer, and other strange twists and turns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 125 - The Master Plan for Disney Seas California (Disneyland’s Unbuilt Second Gate mini-series)
Apr 14, 2017 • 21 min
Len and Jim also discuss news about Universal’s permit filing for a new hotel, and the sorts of transportation challenges that Universal faces with these kinds of expansions on separate properties. We also talk about the “queue-less” Jimmy Fallon ride and…
Episode 124 - When Disneyland’s Second Gate was a Boat (Chronological Disneyland Series)
Apr 4, 2017 • 33 min
Len and Jim also discuss Pandora updates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 123 - Disney World stories we’ll tell in the 2018 Unofficial Guide
Mar 19, 2017 • 32 min
We start, of course, with Pandora, and then go across all four theme parks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 122 - The First Second Gate (Chronological Disneyland)
Mar 2, 2017 • 31 min
It wasn’t the first time, though, that the Disney corportation looked to expand its footprint in California. In fact, Walt had an ambitious plan way back in 1962. Here’s that story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 121 - Caribbean Beach, Coronado Springs News and Disney buys Disneyland Paris
Feb 20, 2017 • 35 min
Next episode we continue our Chronological Disneyland story! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 120 - Epcot’s Festival of the (mostly culinary) Arts, Caribbean Beach DVC, and other news
Feb 1, 2017 • 34 min
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Episode 119 - Rockettes and Restaurants
Jan 15, 2017 • 39 min
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Episode 118 - Jim Wraps Up the History of O Canada!
Jan 1, 2017 • 24 min
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Bonus Episode #2 - Discovery Bay, Hawaii
Dec 25, 2016 • 27 min
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Bonus Episode - Jim and Len review Rogue One **with spoilers**
Dec 16, 2016 • 20 min
How good is Rogue One? Jim and Len talk about the movie, the plot, and the reason behind all of the reshoots that took place Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 117 - Len gets to see Rivers of Light and the Disney Springs drone show!
Dec 14, 2016 • 32 min
and the new drone show over at Disney Springs. Spoiler alert: Jim was right months ago when he said that creative issues were just as much a part of Rivers of Light’s delays as were technical problems. Visit DisneyDish.Bandcamp.Com for the “director’s…
Episode 116 - The Muppets Restaurant That Never Was
Dec 1, 2016 • 35 min
We also talk about Buzz Price’s take on these ideas - the memo we’re reading from has Buzz’s handwritten notes on it. He had very strong feelings about rats in restaurants. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 115 - Why For? The Headless Horseman, Part 2
Nov 23, 2016 • 37 min
Listen to Part 1 of the story here: https://disneydish.bandcamp.com/track/why-for-the-headless-horseman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Disney Dish Episode 114 - Jim talks about Disney’s 1980’s plans to develop Long Beach Harbor next to Disneyland
Nov 5, 2016 • 26 min
We continue our Chronological Disneyland series with some unbuilt Disney ideas in Long Beach. We also talk about new projection shows at the Magic Kingdom, fireworks at DHS, Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom Park, and more. Learn more about your ad…
Episode 113 - Previewing our upcoming Unbuilt Disney talk
Oct 31, 2016 • 17 min
Other things we’ll be covering on November 12 include Disney’s Australia Park, Westernworld, Mineral King, and the SS Disney. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 112 - Disney Hurricane Aftermath, Len’s Recent Restaurant Reviews (Condensed version)
Oct 15, 2016 • 45 min
This version of the show is condensed to focus on just the story, with no side digressions. The longer episode, with 7 minutes (woo!) of side stories, is available to subscribers at DisneyDish.Bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 111 - History of the O Canada! film, part 2 (Condensed version)
Oct 1, 2016 • 24 min
This version of the show is condensed to focus on just the story, with no side digressions. The longer episode, with 10 minutes (woo!) of side stories, is available to subscribers at DisneyDish.Bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 110 - History of the O Canada! film, part 1 (Condensed version)
Sep 15, 2016 • 27 min
This version of the show is condensed to focus on just the story, with no side digressions. The longer episode, with 10 minutes (woo!) of side stories, is available to subscribers at DisneyDish.Bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 109 - History of the Disneyland Hotel, part 2 (Condensed version)
Aug 31, 2016 • 25 min
This version of the show is condensed to focus on just the story, with no side digressions. The longer episode, with 5 minutes (woo!) of side stories, is available to subscribers at DisneyDish.Bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 108: Disney News: Earnings, Park Attendance, and Goodbye to Stitch? (Condensed version)
Aug 15, 2016 • 22 min
This version of the show is condensed to focus on just the news, with no side stories or digressions. The longer episode, with 18 minutes of side stories, is available at DisneyDish.Bandcamp.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 107: The Lost Episode of Chronological Disneyland
Jul 20, 2016 • 21 min
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Episode 106b: Disney’s Summer 2016 Media Preview (Full version with side stories)
Jul 18, 2016 • 34 min
This is the full version of the show, with about 14 extra minutes of side stories. A condensed version is also available, focusing on just the media event. Let us know which version you prefer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 106a: Disney’s Summer 2016 Media Preview (Condensed version without side stories)
Jul 18, 2016 • 19 min
This version of the show is condensed to focus on just the Media Preview event, with no side stories or digressions. The full episode, with side stories, is also available. Let us know which version you prefer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 105: The history of Fort Wilderness
Jul 1, 2016 • 44 min
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Episode 104: Live from the Animal Kingdom with Tiffins, Nighttime Safari, and more
Jun 1, 2016 • 18 min
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Episode 103: Jim’s Why For?
May 15, 2016 • 22 min
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Episode 102: Splash Mountain’s History Finale
May 1, 2016 • 32 min
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Episode 101: Kali River Rapids’ History
Apr 15, 2016 • 34 min
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Episode 100: The guy that invented FastPass
Apr 1, 2016 • 39 min
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Earth Day Bonus Episode: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Kidani Village Walk-Through!
May 22, 2015 • 37 min
To celebrate Earth Day, Jim and Len walk through Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Kidani Village, talking about the construction, architecture, crafts, and animals that you see around the resort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 14: Urban Design with Sam Gennawey - Tomorrowland
Jun 20, 2012 • 17 min
In our last land with Sam Gennawey, we cover Tomorrowland in all its retro-future glory. Presented by AAA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 13: Urban Design with Sam Gennawey - Fantasyland
Jun 2, 2012 • 18 min
Urban designer Sam Gennawey goes over the the design ideas behind the latest Fantasyland construction plans. It’s all ground planes and edges. Len even name-drops the Golden Ratio. Presented by AAA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
Episode 12: Urban Design with Sam Gennawey - Frontierland and Liberty Square
May 26, 2012 • 28 min
You know that archway between Pirates of the Caribbean and the Westward Ho fries cart? The one with “Frontierland” on one side and “Adventureland” on the other? That’s not really the border between those two lands. Where is the real border? Urban Designer…
Episode 11: Urban Design with Sam Gennawey - Adventureland
May 19, 2012 • 20 min
It’s on to Adventureland with Sam Gennawey, urban designer and author of the book “Walt and the Promise of Progress City.” Ever notice that set of small grey bricks coming from the fort at Pirates of the Caribbean? It’s supposed to represent sewage from…
Episode 10: Urban Design with Sam Gennawey - Main Street U.S.A.
May 12, 2012 • 25 min
Join Len and Sam Gennawey, urban designer and author of the new book “Walt and the Promise of Progress City” as they walk around Main Street U.S.A in the Magic Kingdom. Presented by AAA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices