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Once Upon a Blunder: When Disney Gets it Wrong

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  Fans of Disney films rarely complain about the quality of the films the Walt Disney Co. Produces. However, there is a large community of people who have a major problem with Disney, particularly in relation to the historical accuracy, or rather inaccuracy, of the films and the stories and characters they depict. While Disney often introduces children to history (my 8-year-olds first Greek Mythology was via exposure to Hercules), some feel that Disney has an opportunity to supply some valuable teaching, but fails to do so. Join us as we show you 17 films where Disney got it very...

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With a Smile and a Song

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  My name is Taryn Dryfhout, and I am a Disney addict. . It has been over a year since I first started writing for this blog and I have been lucky enough to be able to interview many passionate collectors who are willing to showcase their collections to other fans, in order to spread the Disney joy. . I have also been so fortunate as to be able to dig into the origin of Disney characters and films, look at the reasons why we love the iconic movies, investigate the phenomenon of Disney villains, the dark side of Disney and...

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Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions...#DisneyStyle!

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    New Year’s has been and gone once again, and many will have made New Year’s resolutions which they have already given up on. Some people will have promised to become more generous, some will have made pledges to lose weight or give up smoking and some will have grand illusions of doing something adventurous this year. If you haven’t made any resolutions, or the ones you made have already fallen by the wayside, then let inspiration strike, as we take you through our ten Disney-inspired resolutions for 2016. Our prediction is that no resolution will stick like a...

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Disney: The Second Renaissance

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What Was The First Disney Renaissance?  ‘The Disney Renaissance’ is a term used to describe the period from 1989 to 1999 in which Walt Disney Animation Studios underwent a creative revitalisation that changed the success of the Disney company, and which established Disney as an icon. Put simply, the Disney Renaissance is made up of the following movies, which were all released in the same decade: The Little Mermaid Beauty and The Beast Aladdin The Lion King Pocahontas The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hercules Mulan The Rescuers Down Under Tarzan The production of these films ushered in what is now...

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7 Disturbing Disney Secrets

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  With Halloween coming up, there is no better time to look at some of the disturbing secrets behind the Happiest Place on Earth and its iconic films. From the dark and disturbing, to the outright bizarre, we count the top seven disturbing Disney secrets.        Undignified Ends We are used to many of the villains in Disney movies meeting untimely ends, but some characters, appear to get their comeuppance, more than others. One example is Scar from The Lion King. Scar’s death is implied at the end of the film, but his disturbing cameo in another film...

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