"Sister Suffragette"

Well Done, Sister Suffragette!

It has recently come to my attention that that seminal piece of Disney musical history, the brilliant “Sister Suffragette” brought so beautifully to life by Glynis Johns as Mrs. Banks, is omitted from the Broadway version of Mary Poppins. This is a TRAVESTY and I will tell you why. But first, should we just watch it real quick? Let’s just watch it real quick. Magnificent, no? The Sherman Brothers were so good at writing, ahem, timeless lyrics. Okay, okay, politics aside, the lyrics are clever, the tune is catchy, and Glynis Johns KILLS IT. KILLS IT!!! The wild gesturing!...

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Muppets Haunted Mansion

21 Thoughts I Had While Watching Muppets Haunted Mansion

Normally my Thoughts While Watching posts revolve around vintage park media, like the Disneyland opening day TV broadcast or, most recently, the 1993 WDW vacation planning video. Muppets Haunted Mansion, by contrast, just came out last week, but I think it’ll still work for the brief: normally we are viewing the Disney parks through the lens of the past, and all we’re doing now is shifting that lens. Now, we’re viewing The Haunted Mansion through the lens of the Muppets! Now that I’ve got you all on board, let’s get to the meat of the piece. Muppets Haunted Mansion...

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Ursula lipstick

Is Disney + Colourpop Only Good For The Packaging? An Investigation

This is not a review of Colourpop Disney cosmetics so much as it is, shall we say, a revue of them. I show them to you so that we might ooh and ah at their splendor. I’ll offer my thoughts, of course, but I’m a mere makeup tyro. In it for some pretty colors, fun names, and SUPER cute packaging? Let’s go! I’ve dabbled in Disney makeup before, but never to this extent. See, Colourpop offered a really great sale price over Memorial Day weekend, and I got overexcited. Behold my bounty! Ready for the super fun part? We’ve...

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Forced laughter

Happy Friday: “You Can’t Cry Over Mufasa’s Death & Then Bust A Cap”

Fun fact about me: I love standup comedy! If I’m surfing Netflix, the first place I’ll look is the standup category. That or the horror section. I’m a complicated person. Anyway – a couple weeks ago I happened upon this guy Jordan Conley, who himself happened to mention Disney in his set. This in of itself is not a huge surprise – these people are in entertainment so it comes up now and again – but his take on a Disney gang really did it for me. He and his space rangers are about to knock you to infinity...

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Ariel dress

In Which Jenn Will Be Part Of Your World

My inner Disney Dandy has been thinking about this tank top for a long time. I have this habit of hemming and hawing over purchases. I go to an online store, I fill my cart, I weed out the stuff I’m not as into until I have a good balance of interest to value, and then… often do nothing. I’m a chronic abandoner of carts. This is, probably, mostly, a good thing. Helps me save money. Keeps me from acquiring stuff I don’t need – or, more accurately, acquiring more stuff I don’t need. But occasionally I really regret a...

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Music notes

In Which Jenn Has A Disney Sing Along En Español

Let’s get down to business – or, as they say in Spanish, hombres de acción: This means “men of action,” and that’s my segue into today’s topic, which is: my New Year’s resolutions. Duh. Much like deciding what to give up for Lent, I like to make my New Year’s resolutions very doable. For this year, my primary resolution is to watch a maximum amount of Disney movies in Spanish. Disney+ offers language tracks and subtitles for pretty much all their animated movies in both European AND Latino Spanish, and since I already know the context of the dialogue in...

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Mulan

In Which Jenn Thinks The Mulan Remake Isn’t

Okay, I’ve taken some time to think about it, and I believe I’m ready to weigh in on this whole Mulan remake controversy.* Basically: yes, I have a problem with it. No, it’s not exactly what you think. * Because you’ve doubtless all been waiting to hear what an obscure white girl blogger has to say on the matter. So if you don’t know (but you’re reading this blog then you totally do, but all the same) Disney’s live action Mulan remake has met with some mixed reactions in the fandom. As details have been slowly released, the negative camp has...

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Forced laughter

Happy Friday: We’ll Have A Dalmatian Plantation

Where our congregation can roam! In this demarcation Our whole aggregation Will love our plantation home! Anyway, here’s a joke about a completely different song in the movie for which I don’t fully have the lyrics memorized: Don’t forget, you can follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofall and on Instagram @fairestrunofall. If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment or email fairestrunofall@gmail.com. See ya real soon!...

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