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Skating on Thin Ice: From The Snow Queen to Frozen

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. You don't have to be a Disney fan to know about Frozen. Everyone in the world knows its theme song, and most parents have heard it more than they would like to. Since its release in late 2013, Frozen has become the most successful animated film of all time, grossing over $1 billion globally. It has taken out two Oscar awards, a Golden Globe and a Bafta, and is the bestselling DVD of the decade. The soundtrack for this culturally saturating film has also sold multi-platinum, outselling Beyoncé and the sing-a-long version of “Let it Go” has been viewed more...

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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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Crowning Glory: Why We Love to Love Disney Princesses

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. For many years, Disney has captivated the attention of both children and adults with their ionic animated princesses. These amazing characters have had an impact, and influence on people in almost every country and have become part of an official franchise which has spawned other sub-lines including Disney ‘Palace Pets’. Disney Princesses are a group of film heroines who represent all that is whimsical, magical and beautiful in the Disney world. It’s not hard to see why people of all ages have come to be influenced by the powerful phenomenon of Disney Princesses. Disney Princesses have become so globally...

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Elena The First: Disney’s First Latina Princess

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  There’s not many Disney fans that haven’t heard something about the fabulous new Latina princess which hit small screens this year. But how much do you really know about Elena? Let us take you through everything there is to know about the newest, most exciting Princess to ever grace the Disney canon!     Who is Elena of Avalor?   Elena of Avalor was released for our viewing pleasure in June of this year, and takes place in the same universe as Sofia the First. The series, which is set around a Latina princess and family, follows Elena who...

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel….Let Down Your Hair

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. . Petrosinella's Literary Beginnings While most people know Rapunzel from bedtime stories and big-screen films, Rapunzel has a rich literary tradition spanning hundreds of years. It is this rich history that has made Rapunzel, what we know it as today. Rapunzel made her first appearance onto the world stage through a man named Giambattista Basile, who is also famous for writing the early versions of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Basile published a version of the Rapunzel story, ‘Petrosinella’, in 1634 which was picked up by a French novelist and poet Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force, who adapted it...

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