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The Jim Shore Phenomenon

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

If you ask any Disney collector to identify their favorite piece, chances are, they will name a piece that was created by the amazing Jim Shore.  Jim’s unique and distinctive style has become a favorite among Disney collectors and has created a worldwide phenomenon.     About Jim Shore  If you are a Disney collector and you haven’t heard of Jim Shore…you must be living under a rock. However, not everyone knows how this amazing artist came to produce some of the bestselling figurines in the industry. Jim was raised on a rural property in South Carolina, USA by two...

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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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Home is Where the Art is

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  For 24 year old urban Melbournite Kim Shotter, there is nothing more enjoyable than collecting Disney. Except for perhaps working on her own collection of Disney inspired artwork.   A self-confessed Disnerd since childhood, Kim grew up watching VHS tapes which, as an adult, she has now replaced with DVD and Blu-Ray versions. Her all-time favorite Disney movie is Aladdin, but as an adult she has come to love Tangled and Frozen.   Love Is an Open Door   Kim and her fiancé Kyle have been engaged for almost three years, and are planning on getting married on March...

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Confessions of a Disney-a-holic

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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? Look at this trove, treasures untold How many wonders can one cavern hold? Looking around here you'd think Sure, she's got everything   For collector and Disney fan Belinda Lee Osbourne, these lyrics from The Little Mermaid, couldn’t resonate more. Belinda’s life is steeped in Disney – from the bedding she sleeps in, to the ornaments she uses to decorate her Christmas tree, and the birthday gifts she receives from her fiancé and family. Belinda cites...

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