Maleficent Dragon Returns to Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade

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After an 8-month absence, Maleficent, in her guise as a Steampunk dragon, returns to the Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy parade today, January 25. Back on May 11, 2018, there was an incident in which the dragon float caught fire, causing damage to the float itself, but no injuries. After months of repairs and adding … Continue reading "Maleficent Dragon Returns to Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade"
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Farewell to the Maleficent Dragon at the Magic Kingdom

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By now you have probably read about and/or seen the video of what happened to the Sleeping Beauty float in a Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom back on May 11, 2018. Here are a few photos I took of what most people called the Maleficent Dragon. Maleficent in the Disney Festival … Continue reading "Farewell to the Maleficent Dragon at the Magic Kingdom"
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Eleanor Audley gets a full-throated endorsement for her vocal work for Disney

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Actress Eleanor Audley strikes a menacing pose, left. To the right is Maleficent, the character based on Ms. Audley’s distinctive look. Do the names Tom Hanks, James Earl Jones, Irene Bedard and Jodi Benson ring a bell? Of course they do. How about Eleanor Audley? Not so well known, right? All of the above mentioned … Continue reading "Eleanor Audley gets a full-throated endorsement for her vocal work for Disney"
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MALEFICENT – A Review

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I go to movies to be entertained, not to analyze and critique. There are certainly plenty of movie critics online if you want that take on a movie. Maleficent is not great but it certainly was entertaining from my perspective. The film takes place in a fantasy world so events and people don't always behave how you might expect. This is the untold story of one of Disney's popular villains, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. We watch her as a young child explore her world with an open, pure, heart - welcoming, trusting, and loving.
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‘Ever After High’ books target tweens with spinoff on princess fairy tales

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Tween girls who know the Disney Princess stories by heart and are looking to extend those fairy tales may be excited to discover the spinoff stories about the women’s children. The “Ever After High” book series by author Shannon Hale debuted last summer and has quickly become popular with girls ages 8 to 12, including … Continue reading "‘Ever After High’ books target tweens with spinoff on princess fairy tales"
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Epcot’s France Pavilion – Part One

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I would never say that one World Showcase pavilion is more beautiful than another. Each is picturesque and captivating in its own way. But I would certainly be willing to use different adjectives to describe each pavilion. For example, I would call Morocco mysterious. Serene would work well to describe Japan. And one might use … Continue reading "Epcot’s France Pavilion – Part One"
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