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Why is Disney so Popular Among Adults?

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. It has been over two years since we here at Hourloop established this blog for our readers. In that time, we have been lucky enough to interview many passionate adult Disney collectors who are willing to showcase their collections to other fans. We have spoken with some incredible people, and seen some amazing Disney collections. With so many adult Disney fans to interview, I’ve been wondering – why is Disney so popular among adults? For me, it’s largely about nostalgia – I love Disney as an adult, because it was such a large part of my childhood. I enjoy...

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The Art of Disney’s Golden Age Films: Steve Spain’s Amazing Basement Museum

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For Peoria, Illinois local, Steve Spain, the Happiest Place on Earth might not be Disneyland, it might be his basement. Spain is a long-time fan of Disney, as well as an avid collector of film art and memorabilia from the Golden Age of Walt Disney animation. His impressive collection of framed Walt Disney animation celluloids and Disney collectibles inhabit the large basement ‘museum’ that he has built, to display his prized collection.   . . Raised in Disney’s Golden Age   Spain was raised in Illinois during what is now known as the Golden Age of Disney animation. This refers...

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Lindsey Paterson's Beautifully Showcased Collection

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. This week we give you a sneak peak into an impressive collection - one that has been carefully cared for and exquisitely presented.  Meet Lindsey Paterson. She is a 40 year old woman living in Fife, Scotland, and her passion is her stunning collection of Disney and Jim Shore figurines.  . .   Like so many collectors, Lindsey grew up watching Disney and fell in love with the classic films. Favorites from the Disney classic vault include Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella and Pinocchio.    “My first Disney memory was watching Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when was I was five. I watched...

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The Twilight Bark: Stephanie Hadfield's Disney Life

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  . For 30-year-old San Diego urbanite Stephanie Hadfield, there is nothing more enjoyable than collecting Disney. Except for perhaps visiting a Disney Park. However, what’s truly interesting about Stephanie is her passion for music, and for American Sign Language, and how she has come to express this using Disney music.   “Before I start practicing important music that is assigned to me, I use Disney music to do warm-ups whether it’s singing, or violin.  I also work on keeping up with my second language which is American Sign Language, through Disney music as well, because I don’t want to...

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The Girl Who Has EVERYTHING

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. Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl The girl who has everything? .  . Jim Shore collector and Disney fan Katie Mackintosh, has the largest collection that we have ever seen. Kat not only has a room that is dedicated to her Disney collection, but she has dedicated EVERY room. Kat’s entire home is steeped in Disney - from the bed she sleeps on, to the ornaments that decorate her living spaces, to her Christmas collection which comes out every holiday season. .  . Kat cites her...

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