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

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

    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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6 MORE Reasons to Visit Disneyland at Halloween

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

Last week we looked at seven fantastic reasons to visit the House the Mouse built at Halloween (read the article). This included areas of the park which undergo amazing transformations at Halloween such as Big Thunder Ranch, The Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain as well as the Halloween inspired food available throughout the park and the annual Pumpkin Festival which takes place on Main Street, U.S.A.   Because Disneyland is so magical at this time of year, it was difficult to stop at just seven reasons…so here are six more! If you weren’t already convinced that Disneyland is the perfect...

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Ice, Ice Baby!

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  Queen Elsa is one of two leading ladies in Disney’s very popular, 53rd animated film, Frozen. Elsa possesses magical abilities – she is able to manipulate and create ice and snow, a power which gets her into trouble as the film progresses. She freezes her sister whilst playing as a child, and unintentionally sends her kingdom into an eternal winter on the evening of her coronation.  Throughout the film, Elsa is seen to be struggling with her ability to control and conceal her powers, but is ultimately liberated from these fears. Response to Elsa’s character has been overwhelmingly positive,...

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