Tag Archives: Merida

Character Officially Removed From Fantasyland at Disney World

Merida gone Disney World

Those wanting to meet a beloved princess at Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom only have a moment before she leaves the location forever! Walt Disney World in Florida plans to permanently close down an established meet-and-greet location to make room for a new experience involving more popular characters. On July 9, this princess will be a lot harder to find! ...

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New Character Additions, Replacements Confirmed for Disney Resort

Disney World Character Meet and Greets

A character meet and greet shake-up is about to go down at the Walt Disney World Resort, with new characters coming in and other getting removed. On Wednesday, March 15, Disney World confirmed several Character-based changes to its Parks, including the return of Figment and the addition of Moana, and Mirabel Madrigal. “Beginning April 22, Moana will greet fellow voyagers ...

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Marvel Star Announces Shocking Career Change


If you’re a fan of Marvel movies from the Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy franchises, then you can probably recognize the Scottish actress Karen Gillan in at least one colorway: blue. Gillan plays Nebula, the quasi-cyborg daughter of Thanos and sister of Gamora who turns from villain to straightfaced comic relief (when she’s not feeling emotionally tormented, that is) — but the actress ...

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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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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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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’: An Ode to Mothers, Daughters, and Female Adolescent Chaos

Turning Red

Warning: This review contains spoilers.  Turning Red is a movie that takes on familiar tropes and themes revolving around womanhood and delivers them in a new and refreshing package. I will be the first to admit I was not initially looking forward to Turning Red. As a long-time Disney fan, most of the 2020’s Disney films have ranged from disappointing ...

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All the Single Ladies: Disney Heroines Who Don’t Need Romance

Mary Poppins

For one who is lacking a significant other, Valentine’s Day can be both a blatant and brutal reminder of one’s singular status. With all those cards, candies, flowers, and other reminders seemingly everywhere, it can really drive the loneliness home for some. But the good news is that Singles Awareness Day comes right after Valentine’s Day on February 15, and ...

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