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  1. The Shindig: The Mickey Mouse Short Banned in America Because of a Nude Cow Reading Erotica

    For A More Civilized Age

    Everyone has heard about the pervy things that Disney animators have slipped into their movies, like the word "sex" in The Lion King, or the erection in The Little Mermaid. But little inside "jokes" like this go way back to the earliest days of Disney when Walt Disney was producing Mickey Mouse shorts. One such joke got one short, "The Shindig," banned in America in 1930 because an allegedly naked Clarabelle Cow was reading Elinor Glyn's Three Weeks, an erotic novel from 1907. Oh, those saucy Disney animators!

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  2. Film About Disney’s Struggle With Mary Poppins Author Starring Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep? Sign Me Up

    Oh Hollywood

    Australian novelist, actress, and journalist, Pamela Lyndon Travers is best known for writing the classic novels starring Mary Poppins. Her work went on to become a major film from Walt Disney that was tremendously successful at the box office and went on to win five Academy Awards. Now, a undeveloped screenplay from last year about the author and her issues with the company during the making of the film may be making it's way to theaters itself with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in starring roles. 

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  3. 13 Disney Princesses Magically Transformed Into Magazine Cover Models

    Pretty Pretty Princess

    What can you say about Disney Princesses? They're meant to be charming, beautiful and aspired to. Kind of like magazine cover models, no? Well thanks to Tumblr user Petite Tiaras, we can now see what our favorite Disney ladies would look like on the cover of today's popular magazines. And Petite Tiaras didn't just plop them onto the magazines, s/he went a step further and created character specific headlines and teasers to go with them. Hit the jump to see thirteen absolutely fabulous creations. 

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  4. Disney Setting Up More Animated Classics For 3D Re-Releases

    Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

    With the huge success of Walt Disney's re-release of The Lion King in 3D, the company has decided to go for gold by converting several other classics. Beauty and the Beast, Pixar’s Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. and The Little Mermaid will be back in theaters in 3D in the next two years. Just imagine that giant splash coming towards you!

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  5. 6 Stop Motion Films to Get Animated About

    where does he get those wonderful toys

    Stop motion animation has taken a back seat due to today’s animated medium of choice: 3D, a phenomenon that has taken the film industry by storm. Besides the stop motion films of Tim Burton and the classic Rankin/Bass holiday specials we all know and love, stop motion animation has been a unique storytelling platform for artists around the world for decades. Little known or underrated stop motion artists have experimented with the use of puppets and their ability to bring the inanimate to life. Whether you’ve heard of some of these short films from a film course, just happen to enjoy the magic of the craft and are obsessed with some of these films, or never even saw some of these, there are many more films that are just as innovative and creative. Let us know some of your favorites!

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  6. Disney Stores Relaunched … Brought to You By Your Friendly Apple Store Designers!

    The Walt Disney Co. opened the first of its 300 planned revamped Disney Stores this week at The Shops at Montebello complex in Montebello, California. As first announced in October of last year, Disney planned to overhaul its retail chain with the help of Steve Jobs and his team behind the Apple store. The company sought to turn their stores into interactive community playgrounds, even considering re-branding the Disney Store as "Imagination Park." What did Steve do? According to the NYT, he provided Disney execs with "access to proprietary information" about the Apple stores' development and operation and an up-close tour of Apple’s research operation in Cupertino, California? Andy Mooney, chairman of Disney Consumer Products, said: "Dream bigger — that was Steve’s message." So how was that reflected in the newly opened 4,800-plus square foot Montebello store?

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