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Video: Fan ‘Broke Merida’ in Special Character Interaction

Guest breaks Merida Disney World

Who doesn’t love a good interaction with their favorite characters during their day at a Disney Theme Park? One story posted to TikTok comes from the experience with Pixar’s Princess, Merida, where one fan showed up and clearly blew her away. Posted by @faartharam, the video shows Merida smitten with a Guest who said, “I think I broke Merida.” Check ...

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A Tribute to Notable Nannies and Caretakers in Disney Entertainment

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, most folks are mainly focused on Mom, and rightly so. But how about giving a shoutout to all those other non-mom caretakers? From live-in nannies of all different kinds to dutiful nursemaids that go above and beyond their usual tasks, Walt Disney Entertainment has introduced us to a wide range of characters who ...

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Meet the Disney Designer Behind Merida’s New Look

merida doll

For the discerning shopDisney shopper or Disney princess fan, the Ultimate Princess Celebration Disney Designer Collection of limited-edition Disney princess dolls in the online Disney store has definitely been a collection to watch (especially since new Disney princess dolls are being released steadily)! The Official Disney Fan Club called D23 has just interviewed one of the designers behind the newest ...

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Two Oscar Nominees’ Surprising Disney Connection

oscars jessica chastain penelope cruz

You probably already know that Spanish actress Penelope Cruz (who is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in Parallel Mothers) has had some involvement with Disney in the form of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). You may also know that The Eyes of Tammy Faye actress Jessica Chastain (who is competing against Penelope Cruz in ...

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Is Pixar Done with This Fan-Favorite Movie Tradition?

Pixar John Ratzenberger Tradition

From the release of Toy Story through Onward, every one of Pixar Animation Studios’ feature films had one thing in common: the voice of actor John Ratzenberger. It was known as “The Ratzenberger Tradition.” The former Cheers star was cast in a speaking role or cameo of varying size, starting as the Piggie Bank Hamm alongside Tom Hanks‘ Woody and Tim Allen’s Buzz ...

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OpEd: ‘Turning Red’ Echoes Familiar Disney/Pixar Transformation Trends We’ve Seen Before

Turning Red

People have praised the latest Disney-Pixar animated feature film, Turning Red (2022), for its originality and unique deliverance of a one-of-a-kind storyline. I agree that there are several novel aspects at work within the film, many of which we’ve yet to see play out in prior works of animation from Walt Disney Entertainment. One example is the way adolescence is ...

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‘Turning Red’ & ‘Encanto’ – When Did Disney Get Such Bad Mommy Issues?

Disney Moms

If there is one thing Disney’s latest animated features have in common, it is their evident display of mommy issues. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto and Pixar Animation Studios’ Turning Red share stories where the protagonist’s chief issue is the tension she and others have with a motherly figure. Mirabel–and to some extent her whole family–with her Abuela, and Meilin Lee ...

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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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