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What We Can Expect from Disney in 2018

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to look at what Disney things we have to look forward to over the next twelve months. 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Disney fans, with so much coming out including new movies, T.V. shows, comics, books, Broadway shows and new Disney Park rides and lands. With so much coming up, we have broken it all down into a simple, categorised list, so that you can keep track of all the Disney fun this year!   Movies   Black Panther A Wrinkle in Time Dolphins Avengers: Infinity War...

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A Brief History of Halloween

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    Disney does Halloween so well. No other company has generated as strong a Halloween footprint as the Disney company. But what is it about Halloween that Disney loves so much? With the popularity of Halloween increasing every year, and the industry now raking in over $6 billion annually, we decided it was time to explore how this holiday came to be one of the busiest of the year, for Disney, and for America.   T.V. shows and movies love to grow the hype around Halloween, and have contributed to the success of America’s second largest commercial holiday. Watching...

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Why is Disney so Popular Among Adults?

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

. 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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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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