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Author Archives: Maggie Koch

In Search of More than the Disney Store: Dollar Store Disney

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Like many other Disney Fanatics, the Disney Stores in my surrounding area have closed, leaving a large void in my shopping trips as well as my heart. So, I was left with a simple question: Where is the best store for a Disney Fanatic to turn for a magical in-person shopping experience? Our first adventure in pursuit of this question ...

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OpEd: Disney’s ‘Snow White’ Remake Requires a Complete Overhaul

There has already been much controversy surrounding the upcoming remake of Disney’s animated classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White is more than just a film. It is the cornerstone of Disney as a then-film-studio–now an entertainment empire. Any reimagination–be it a pure remake, spinoff, or anything in between–needs to be mindful of that. Let’s look back on some Snow ...

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Russia-Ukraine War – How It Could Affect Disney and Your Vacation

Disney Parks

On Monday, February 28, seven days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, The Walt Disney Company was the first of several entertainment giants to announce that they would halt all theatrical releases in Russia. This includes Disney Pixar’s upcoming coming-of-age comedy Turning Red which was previously set to premiere in the country on March 10, 2022. Disney’s actions paved the ...

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OpEd: We Have the Disney Princesses, Now We Need the ‘Disney Dudes’

Disney Animation

There are many Disney heroines, but only 12 Official Disney Princesses. The official lineup of The Disney Princess franchise includes Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Jasmine (Aladdin), Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana (Princess and the Frog), Rapunzel (Tangled), Merida (Brave), and Moana. And ever since they have been marketed as a collective ...

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12 Playlists Fit For a Princess to Listen to Now

Like many of you awesome Disney Fanatics, I know the words of all the Disney Princess songs you could think of and have sung them a thousand times. I’ve wholeheartedly whistled while I worked at school, posed at the edge of a poolside wishing I was part of Ariel’s world, imagined painting with the “Colors of the Wind” with Pocahontas, ...

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List: Every Disney Star Named ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

For over 30 years, People magazine has been documenting the world’s “Sexiest Man Alive” on the cover of its yearly special issue. Despite what the title might imply, the honor is not attained by a perennial Hunger Games-style arena fight with past winners where the last man standing is, in fact, the “Sexiest Man Alive.” Instead, we are treated to the ...

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OpEd: Nobody Deserves a Redemption Arc Like Gaston

Disney Villains

What Makes a Great Villain? When one pictures the great pantheon of Disney villains, many delightfully diverse and devious characters come to mind. There is, of course, the informal leader of the council herself: Maleficent, “Mistress of All Evil,” with the ability to call upon all the powers of hell. There is Snow White’s Evil Queen stepmother, whose evil cackle ...

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