Announcing the Fifth Annual All Things Disney Write-OffOct 1, 2012 (Updated Jan 3, 2013) Write an essay on this topic.
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Five years ago, a trip to Disneyland inspired me to host a write-off of all things Disney in honor of Mickey Mouse’s 80th birthday. I had so much time writing and reading about one of my favorite topics, it’s become an annual event I look forward to hosting.
So in the midst of back to school, new TV season, and the holidays, I hope you’ll take some time to join me in celebrating the magic that can only come from Disney.
As always, anything associated with Disney is fair game. Naturally, we’re talking about the movies they’ve released and the theme parks they are most famous for. But it can also extend to books and toys and Christmas ornaments and games and anything you can make work. And don’t forget that Disney owns ABC and Hyperion Publishing, so anything coming from them is fair game.
I seem to be the last person to not recognize Marvel as being part of the Disney family. Heck, just trying doing into The Disney Store. It seems the part that isn’t about princesses is about Marvel. So in honor of that, I will be opening up this write-off to things that come from Marvel with two provisions.
1. The item being reviewed must have been produced since Disney bought Marvel in 2009. For example, this year’s Avengers or Amazing Spider-man will work, but the original Spider-Man won’t.
2. For every two Marvel reviews you submit, I would request that you review something more traditionally associated with Disney. We do already have a very popular and successful write-off associated with comics each spring, and I don’t want to take away from that. Plus, I’m not quite ready to consider Marvel Disney yet. I’m getting there – give me time.
As always, you can include something with only a passing reference to Disney in it. It’s always amazing to me just how much Disney is part of our culture, and I enjoy spotting those myself. So if you’ve found something, share it.
While this is designed to be a celebration of Disney, I do realize not everything Disney has done is worth celebrating. Writing a negative review? If it relates, please submit it. I want honest reviews, and lots of them.
Speaking of which, if you have a Writer's Corner piece you wish to share, I'm all ears.
Don't forget other write-offs happening right now. Feel free to double or triple dip or however many dips you can make. Some of the possibilities include Write-Off in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, Time & Space Write-Off, and 2012 Happy Holidays Write Off. Of course, November will bring us the next installment of Lean n Mean. And if any others pop up, they would certainly be included in this list.
This write-off will start on October 1st and end December 31st. That gives you plenty of time to get those reviews written with everything else going on.
Once you have your entry posted, feel free to leave me a link in the comments here or send me an e-mail so I can link up to it here and read it. And please let a link back to this post at the bottom of your review.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment or drop me an e-mail. And if you are still searching for ideas, maybe something from a previous write-off will inspire you. Here they are:
2008 All Things Disney Write-Off
2009 All Things Disney Write-Off
2010 All Things Disney Write-Off
2011 All Things Disney Write-Off
Here’s wishing you a magical fall as we explore Disney together.
Music: Rod Stewart - Merry Christmas, Baby ll Disney Family Christmas Collection
Books: Keeper of the Lost Cities ll Poster Art of the Disney Parks ll The Mark of Athena ll Kingdom Keepers V: Shell Game ll Can I Play, Too? ll Disneyland Through the Decades ll Peter and the Sword of Mercy ll Tales of a Sixth Grade Muppet
Christmas Ornaments: Magician Mickey ll Monsters Inc. ll Jiminy Cricket as Ghost of Christmas Past ll EVE ll The Cheshire Cat ll A Very Merry Christmas Tree ll Half-off Hijinks! ll Merida ll Enchanted Memories: Cinderella ll Enchanted Memories: Snow White ll Enchanted Memories: Sleeping Beauty ll Circle of Life ll Cruella de Vil ll Snow White's Jealous Queen ll Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent ll Wise to the Disguise ll Amazing No. 53 ll Fozzie Bear ll On Stranger Tides
Movies: The Rescuers ll Song of the South ll Three Musketeers ll The Rescuers Down Under ll Wreck-It Ralph ll The Black Hole ll Pocahontas ll Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World ll Back to Hannibal ll Pixar Shorts Collection Volume 1 ll The Lion King ll Wild Hearts Can't be Broken ll Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas ll The Amazing Spider-Man ll Newsies
Music: The Lion King Original Broadway Soundtrack
Travel: Mater's Junkyard Jamboree ll Captain EO Tribute ll Main Street Cinema ll Honey, I Shrunk the Audience ll Mickey's House and Meet Mickey ll Dumbo the Flying Elephant ll King Arthur's Carrousel
TV Shows: Zorro - Season 1 ll Home Improvement - Season 2
Video Games: Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Wii
Kids & Family: Method Kids Mickey Mouse Foaming Hand Wash
Movies: Hocus Pocus
Kids & Family: Disney Princess Favorite Moments Cinderella Gift Set ll LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game Disney Pixar Brave ll Crayola Mini Coloring Pages Disney Princesses ll LeapFrog Leapster Explorer and Leappad Explorer Game Pixar Pals ll Disney Princess Pez Dispenser: Pocahontas
Movies: Wall-E ll Brave
Christmas Ornaments: Magician Mickey ll Teatime in Wonderland ll A Bright Beginning ll The Cheshire Cat ll EVE ll Monsters Inc. ll Half-Off Hijinks! ll Pongo Saves the Day ll Rapunzel ll A Very Merry Christmas Tree ll Animal
Movies: Wreck-It Ralph
TV Shows: Castle - The Complete Fourth Season
Kids & Family: Toy Story 3 Buddy Pack: Trixie and Waving Woody ll Toy Story 3 Buddy Pack: Jessie and Bullseye ll Toy Story 3 Buddy Pack: Slinky Dog & Rex ll Lego Toy Story 3: Green Alien on Spaceship ll Toy Story 3 Buddy Pack: Alien and Waving Woody ll Lego Toy Story: Buzz Lightyear Keychain ll Woody's Camp Out ll Lego Toy Story: Alien Keychain
Movies: D2: The Mighty Ducks ll Power Rangers Dino Thunder Vol. 2: Legacy of Power ll Mickey's Christmas Carol
TV Shows: DuckTales: Lost World Wanderers ll DuckTales: Space Invaders ll DuckTales: Duck to the Future
Home and Garden: Disney Princess Candy Necklass Kit
Kids & Family: Nightmare Before Christmas Jack-O-Lantern Votive Holder ll Jack Skellington Antenna Topper ll Nightmare Before Christmas Thermal Mug ll Lego BrickMaster Prince of Persia ll Toy Story Alien Claw Rescue Game ll Funko Jack Skellington Wacky Wobbler ll Funko Oogie Boogie Wacky Wobbler ll Jack Skellington and Scary Teddy Key Chain ll Funko Pop! Nightmare Before Christmas Sally
Kids & Family: Peter Pan Crock Beanie
Movies: Haunted Mansion ll The Help ll John Carter
Home and Garden: Disney Princess Christmas Dimensional Stickers
Online Stores: Checks Unlimited
Books: Avengers: Nights of Wundagore ll Secret War ll Captain America: Winter Soldier
Magazines & Newspapers: Nintendo Power #285
Movies: Avengers: Earth's Mightest Heros 5
Movies: The Avengers
Wall Art: The Prestige Movie Poster
Hotel & Travel: Disneyland
Kids & Family: Tangled Rapunzel Wig
Movies: Wreck-It Ralph
Music: Cee Lo's Magic Moment
Kids & Family: Lotso Bear Strawberry Plush Doll
Movies: John Carter ll Pirates of the Carribbean: On Stranger Tides ll The Muppets ll Dumbo
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