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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

If the trailer theme for Cinderella (2015) was to “have courage and be kind” (#bekind), Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast is telling us to be their guest(s) (#BeOurGuest) and learn more about the heroine, Belle. Interestingly enough, ‘Be Our Guest’ was the opening song in the 1991 trailer: A 21st Century Heroine Disney’s remake …

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‘Frozen’ Sequel & A New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (2017) Film

With only 2 days to go until the live-action film on my favourite childhood Disney princess, Cinderella, debuts in theatres worldwide, there are more exciting news for us Disney fans! I’d really wanted to post this a month ago but better late than never, I suppose! Frozen Sequel Firstly, Frozen fans will be treated to a 7-minute long featurette called Frozen …

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Cinderella (2015) Original Soundtrack

Dear readers, The Cinderella (2015) soundtrack has been released on iTunes today! There are 33 tracks for C/US$9.99 or C/US$1.29 per track. The album features two songs from the beloved Disney animation, ‘A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes’ and ‘Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo’, sung by Lily James and Helen Bonham Carter respectively. It also features ‘Strong‘ …

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Cinderella (2015): ‘Have courage and be kind’

At the end of November 2012, I learned that there was a new Disney princess live-action film in production which happened to be my favourite childhood Disney animation, Cinderella. At the time, I took ‘live-action’ to mean an action film, like the butchered version of Snow White [and the Huntsman] (sorry, I still won’t watch …

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My Cinderella Costume for the With Dignity Masquerade Ball

Last Saturday, 2 November, was Beauty Night Society’s With Dignity Masquerade Ball (sponsored by Smell This! Aromatherapy & Derma Bright Clinic) at the Heritage Hall. We don’t get very many opportunities to dress up in costume at our age, nor do we get to hide behind pretty masks very often, so it was a wonderful event to …

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Setting the Disney Princesses in the Correct Period

Today I stumpled upon a website called The Princess Letters Project. She created a post called Re-imagining the Disney Princesses and shared the descriptions and illustrations of Disney princesses in more period-accurate costumes by Claire Hummel. I think she (Claire) did a fantastic job! I am reposting this (and adding 2 more princesses) with my comments. …

Merida – a portrait of a typical princess;
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Merida – a portrait of a typical princess

Everyone is excited for Disney Pixar’s Brave which premiered on Friday, 22 June 2012. For me, it’s about history, folklore, Europe, Scotland, accents, costumes, scenery. But it appears, for everyone else, it’s about the new heroine, Princess Merida, who is Pixar’s first female protagonist. She’s a fiery red-head with tangled curls who’s everything but what …