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Is Disney Creating a Live-Action Renaissance?

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  . We live in an age of ‘reboots’ so it’s perfectly natural that the biggest entertainment company on the planet - Disney - has jumped on board and gotten in on the action. Disney has found yet another way to reinvent themselves, going from strength to strength – this time in the form of live-action remakes. Now, we aren’t just talking about Disney live action films – Disney has been doing live-action forever (think Mary Poppins and The Parent Trap). We are talking about the re-creating of Disney’s classic animated films into live-action versions, which are taking the world...

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Jim Shore on his new Coca-Cola Line coming out this Fall

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. . Jim Shore, famous for ‘Heartwood Creek, his line of folk-art inspired pieces, has surrounded himself with art since he was a child, growing up in rural South Carolina. Jim’s huge fan base continued to grow when he collaborated with Disney, Peanuts and other mega-brands.   Shore tells Hourloop about his newest collaboration with Coca-Cola.   . .   When did you first get wind that this new Coca-Cola line might be in the making?  Actually we’ve had this in mind for a while now. I’ve always loved the Coke advertising, especially around Christmas. Those Santa’s and Penguins and...

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A Small, Special Collection

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   A collector at heart, Melissa Kraehenbuehl has surrounded herself, and her home, with the pieces she loves – Jim Shore and Disney. The 31-year-old market researcher fondly remembers her first Disney experience,   “I was three when I started watching The Little Mermaid. My parents had to buy it on VHS three times because I kept wearing it out. I watched it to the point I knew all the words! I loved the Little Mermaid because I loved the ocean. I went on to get my Bachelor of Science in Marine Science later in life. I was always...

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Over the Rainbow

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. . . A fan since childhood, David Anders grew up watching The Wizard of Oz. As an adult, David’s life is now steeped in The Wizard of Oz – from the ‘Oz Junkie’ email he uses to the ornaments he uses to decorate his house, and the themed lamps that light up his home. For David, The Wizard of Oz is more than just a casual interest. It’s a lifestyle. . . .   Follow the Yellow Brick Road   . David’s first memory of The Wizard of Oz was when he was just nine or ten years old....

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I Want Much More than This Provincial Life: Beauty and the Beast – 1740 to 2017

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  It’s a tale as old as time, and it’s been breaking box office records again this week. With Beauty and the Beast recently hitting the big screen in its live-action format, it has reminded Disnerds everywhere that this iconic love story never gets old. Take a look at how this amazing story has continued to shape and inspire us for the past 300 years, and how Disney cemented this story in its canon, allowing it to become one of the most iconic, and culturally ubiquitous stories of all time.     Beauty and the Beast’s Literary Beginnings The tale...

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