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Weekend Reads

Enjoy some of our favorite Disney stories from around the web this week!


Cartoon Brew: Pixar Concerts Are Happening All Over the World

Mental Floss: Why Walt Disney Built a Theme Park on Swamp Land

The Gloss: This Disney Villain and e.l.f. Makeup Collab Looks Amazing

io9: S.H.I.E.L.D. Success Revives Talk of Live-Action Star Wars Show

Disney Hipster Blog: Robin Hood Storyboards of Sir Hiss

Eating WDW: Scotland and Brazil at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Extra WDW Magic: Epcot Food & Wine – Culinary Demonstration with Raglan Road’s Kevin Dundon

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2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Menus Announced – Our Take

We’re really excited to start planning for this year’s Food & Wine Festival, and the Festival Marketplace is always our favorite part of the event. We’re amped for this first look at the full menus. Below are the menus for each of the Festival Marketplace booths, along with some commentary and pictures from us.

We're gearing up for a return to Epcot's International Food & Wine Festival!

We’re gearing up for a return to Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival!


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Trailer – Saving Mr. Banks


Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Emma Thompson as P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

The first trailer for Saving Mr. Banks is now online!  We were very excited to get our first glimpse of Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson as Walt Disney and P.L. Travers.  The trailer has definitely made us excited for the upcoming film, which releases in the USA on 13 December, 2013.  Continue reading

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The Disney Curmudgeon on… Coffee Stupidity

The Disney Curmudgeon is a weekly op-ed piece from your friendly Hyperion Papers admin staff. I use this space to publicly rant about things that bother me, sometimes about Disney Parks, sometimes about Disney entertainment, but usually about the online Disney community. Obviously my opinions do not reflect those of the Disney Corporation, and it would be presumptuous for me to think that Disney would even care about my lunatic ravings, but they should, on both counts. What follows is my honest assessment on a topic that I find irksome. The disclaimer: I will keep my columns PG-13, but there will be the occasional light profanity, and sometimes, I may even allude to something a bit lewd. If I offend you in any way, feel free to let me know in the comments, but I did give you fair warning.

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The Merida Debate

Princess Merida of Pixar’s Brave is not your archetypal princess.  Hers is a coming-of-age story about familial love, defying gender roles, and dealing with expectations that may fly in the face of your true desires.

Merida as she appeared in Pixar's Brave.

Merida as she appeared in Pixar’s Brave.

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Election Day 2012

To our American readers, make sure to get out and vote today if you haven’t already!  It’s what Donald Duck would want you to do.


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Monsters University Teaser

It was only a teaser, so here is my short impression of the Monsters University: Ever since the original film dropped, I’ve been looking forward to a possible sequel. It is set up for a great sequel better than any Pixar film has been since the company’s inception, with the exception of maybe The Incredibles.

So, what we have here is a prequel, which is already disappointing. It is a cute idea to set them in their college years, and I am certain that Pixar will eventually release a quality product, but I’m still disappointed in the direction they decided to take with this film.

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