Is there a special formula for Disney animated films?

Before Disney became the animation powerhouse that it is today, it suffered monumental losses because of a series of commercial flops in the ‘70s until the mid-‘80s.

In 1989, however, Disney released a film adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, “The Little Mermaid,” which became the highest-grossing animated film of that year, trumping “The Land Before Time,” and winning the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (for “Under the Sea”). An unexpected heroine, Ariel ushered in what is now known as the Disney Renaissance.

Besides “The Little Mermaid’s” iconic songs, one that stood out during that time was the color choice for Ariel — the stark red hair that shone even more brightly when in contrast to the greens and blues of the sea.

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“Retired teacher’s rare film posters stand to make a fortune at auction”

Stories like this always make me wish I was one of those “hoarders” who never threw anything away.  I wonder how much $$$ I’ve inadvertently tossed!

When Derek East retired from teaching mathematics in Basingstoke, the brightly coloured world of hyperbole and dramatic cinematic tag lines took over from his old school life. By the time of his death in 2011 at the age of 72, he had amassed an astonishingly comprehensive collection of vintage film posters.

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Film commission launches Map of the Movies contest

The local film commission is launching a contest they hope will bring visitors to the shooting locations of some of the biggest movies to be made on the North Coast.

The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission’s contest starts Aug. 1 and is based on its Map of the Movies, according to a commission press release. Published in 2014, the Map of the Movies includes permanent markers at more than 30 filming locations of feature films made in the Redwood Region over the past 100 years, according to the press release. According to the film commission, it’s one of the most popular free activities for locals and tourists.

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The Top 10 Movies About Photography Everyone Should Watch

The Top 10 Movies About Photography Everyone Should Watch

Movies are one of my favorite things, so of course, movies about photography are even better. Here are 10 movies every photographer should watch.

Some of these are about a photographer, while some use photography as a throughline, but all feature it prominently in some way (save for the third on the list). The list is in no particular order.

Warning: Some these films and the clips below contain strong violence, themes, and sexuality.

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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort brings in new Marvel experience

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Marvel

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort unveiled “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!” as part of its multi-year expansion.

Debuting in 2019, “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!”, the latest Marvel attraction, follows the successful launch of Iron Man Experience at the resort in 2017 - which has been rated as the top attraction at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort since its opening.

In the new attraction, visitors will ride in S.H.I.E.L.D.’s state-of-the-art vehicle and engage in a heroic battle, fighting alongside Ant-Man and The Wasp against Zola and his army of Hydra swarm-bots.

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