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The Best Disney Quotes of All Time

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  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?

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  . 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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Crowning Glory: Why We Love to Love Disney Princesses

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

. For many years, Disney has captivated the attention of both children and adults with their ionic animated princesses. These amazing characters have had an impact, and influence on people in almost every country and have become part of an official franchise which has spawned other sub-lines including Disney ‘Palace Pets’. Disney Princesses are a group of film heroines who represent all that is whimsical, magical and beautiful in the Disney world. It’s not hard to see why people of all ages have come to be influenced by the powerful phenomenon of Disney Princesses. Disney Princesses have become so globally...

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel….Let Down Your Hair

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. . Petrosinella's Literary Beginnings While most people know Rapunzel from bedtime stories and big-screen films, Rapunzel has a rich literary tradition spanning hundreds of years. It is this rich history that has made Rapunzel, what we know it as today. Rapunzel made her first appearance onto the world stage through a man named Giambattista Basile, who is also famous for writing the early versions of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Basile published a version of the Rapunzel story, ‘Petrosinella’, in 1634 which was picked up by a French novelist and poet Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force, who adapted it...

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