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A Small, Special Collection

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   A collector at heart, Melissa Kraehenbuehl has surrounded herself, and her home, with the pieces she loves – Jim Shore and Disney. The 31-year-old market researcher fondly remembers her first Disney experience,   “I was three when I started watching The Little Mermaid. My parents had to buy it on VHS three times because I kept wearing it out. I watched it to the point I knew all the words! I loved the Little Mermaid because I loved the ocean. I went on to get my Bachelor of Science in Marine Science later in life. I was always...

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Crowning Glory: Why We Love to Love Disney Princesses

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. 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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10 MORE Romantic Disney Moments

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  There is something about Disney that brings out the romance in all of us. With less than a fortnight until the most romantic day of the year, it seems only fitting to revisit some more of Disney’s most romantic moments. Some of these romantic moments were the first love stories we were exposed to as children, and these have continued to shape our understanding of true love to this day.  While some will want to spend their Valentine's Day over a romantic dinner, renewing their vows or enjoying a romantic getaway, Disnerds the world over will settle into watch their favorite Disney...

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Under the Sea: The Little Mermaid Phenomenon

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  ARIEL'S LITERARY BEGINNINGS Ariel made her first appearance onto the world stage through the imagination of Hans Christian Andersen (Click HERE to read the original version of The Little Mermaid). The original story tells of a young mermaid who wishes to trade her life as a mermaid for a human soul. Andersen’s story was first published in 1837 in Fairy Tales Told for Children. The story was so popular that it was republished several years later in a more general collection called Fairy Tales. Since these early releases, The Little Mermaid has gone on to become a pop culture giant...

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It's Good to be Bad: Why the World has Gone Mad for Disney Villains

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"Disney villains are no ordinary villains. They do evil so well, they make it look good."     I recently purchased a gorgeous Disney bag by LoungeFly, which had an Alice in Wonderland print on it. I was delighted when it arrived, but was even more delighted when I found out that within the same line, was a purse depicting Disney Villains. This incident led me to ponder….why do I get so excited about things to do with Disney’s villains? I am not the only one. In recent years, Disney Villains have taken the world by storm. There are Facebook pages devoted...

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