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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Red/Black Patent Leather Embossed Handbag

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Sinister Versions Of Classic Disney Characters

There’s a Serbian illustrator known as Testosteronman who was tired of the cute, cuddly nature of the iconic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie and Pluto, so he sat down at the drawing board and gave these characters a sinister makeover. You wouldn’t want to meet these twisted toons in a dark alley, and if a sequel [...]

19 Amazing Facts About Stuff We Saw at Toys R Us

Over on Instagram, we’ve been taking pictures of things and offering up slightly amusing facts about them. So far we’ve toured a grocery store and public library. Next up: Toys R Us! For our latest field trip, I dragged along my three-year-old daughter Charlotte. She was paid in coloring books and a Bubble Guppies DVD. This [...]

11 Things You Might Not Know About Winnie the Pooh

Did you know today is Winnie the Pooh Day in honor of his creator, A.A. Milne’s birthday? If Mr. Milne were still alive today, he’d be turning 130 and he would no doubt be honored to see that his creation is still bringing joy to children to this day. In honor of Milne and his [...]

Disney’s "Electronic Whip" Ensures Worker Productivity

Disneyland may be the happiest place on Earth, but it’s no walk in the park for its hundreds of laundry workers. Steve Lopez of The Los Angeles Times wrote about the "electronic whip" [...]

The Late Movies: Betty Boop

Eighty-one years ago today, Betty Boop made her debut on the big screen. Known as one of the first animated sex symbols, Boop cartoons became popular for being shown before full-length films in theaters during the 1930s. Here, we’ve rounded up clips of some of her most memorable (and, um, least offensive) performances to celebrate [...]

The Late Movies: Jump Blues

Jump blues is a type of up-tempo blues that first gained popularity in the 1940s and experienced a renewal in interest during the (dreaded) 1990s swing revival. Billboard has described jump tunes as having a “bright bounce in the medium tempo and a steady drive maintained.” I usually think of it as Big Band [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Obscure Disney Characters

No doubt you’re familiar with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and their posse of pen-and-ink pals. They all have incredibly complicated (and sometimes contradicting) backstories involving rarely-seen relations who pop up when it’s convenient to a comic strip plot. Here are 10 little-known Disney characters you’re probably never going to find signing autographs at [...]

8 Odd Acts of the Vaudeville Era

Before movies could talk, there were endless opportunities for those who had talent to make a living performing in front of live audiences. Singers, dancers, actors, and comedians were the backbone of the traveling show. There were also side show exhibits with human oddities and specialty acts such as the circus, the wild west show, [...]

The Quick 7: 7 Changes Coming to Disney World

A week ago, Disney announced some pretty major changes to its Orlando park. Fantasyland, located at the Magic Kingdom, will be almost completely rehauled – and by the time it’s all over, it will have nearly doubled in size. Lots of people speculate that this is in direct response to Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry [...]