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What We Can Expect from Disney in 2018

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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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Why Fans are Rejecting Disney’s Live-Action Remakes

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.  . From Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast, to the upcoming film Aladdin, Disney has been pumping out a stream of its classic animated features as live-action recreations for a modern audience. With these movies being so popular, and garnering such large amounts at the box office, it’s no surprise that Disney have confirmed 14 more live-action remakes to be rolled out over the next few years. While these re-imaginings of Disney renaissance movies may seem like an unspoken dream for children of the 90s, is this what devoted Disney fans really want? . . . . . Why...

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The Best Disney Quotes of All Time

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  As children, we didn’t think too deeply about ‘the message’ behind Disney movies. No, we are not referring to subliminal messages (naked people in The Rescuers or phallic symbols on The Little Mermaid posters), We’re talking about the lessons - the morals - that are embedded into Disney films, that we can take away. As children we are more concerned with learning the lyrics to all the songs, spotting the hidden Mickey’s and making sure the Disney Princesses find their ‘Happily Ever After’, so we miss the deeply inspiring one-liners that often come from the most unlikely characters. As...

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Is Disney Creating a Live-Action Renaissance?

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  . We live in an age of ‘reboots’ so it’s perfectly natural that the biggest entertainment company on the planet - Disney - has jumped on board and gotten in on the action. Disney has found yet another way to reinvent themselves, going from strength to strength – this time in the form of live-action remakes. Now, we aren’t just talking about Disney live action films – Disney has been doing live-action forever (think Mary Poppins and The Parent Trap). We are talking about the re-creating of Disney’s classic animated films into live-action versions, which are taking the world...

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Practically Perfect in Every Way

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  Just a Spoonful of Sugar: The Birth of Mary Poppins     Mary Poppins was born through the imagination of writer P.L. Travers, who published a series of eight children’s books from 1934 to 1988. The books follow a magical British nanny, ‘Mary Poppins’ who is blown by the Eastern wind to No. 17 Cherry Tree Lane, the home of the Banks children. The first three books are self-contained stories, which cover Mary arriving and leaving the Banks home, while the following five books depict flashbacks, of previous events from her three visits, which had been unrecorded. All eight...

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