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Disney’s Tangled was first released on November 24th, 2010.

Disney’s previous animated feature The Princess and the Frog (2009), despite being popular with critics and audiences alike, was a box office disappointment. Disney felt that the film’s princess theme discouraged young boys from seeing it. In an attempt to market the film to a broader audience, Disney changed the title of the film from Rapunzel to Tangled, and promoted it as a comedic adventure. An early trailer for the film focused less on Princess Rapunzel and more on Flynn Rider, the male lead character. It was originally believed that Disney’s marketing campaign was a desperate attempt to search for a particular audience. However, Byron Howard and Nathan Greno, claimed that the title change was to emphasize that Flynn has as much of a role in the film as Rapunzel. (IMDb)

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Pixar’s Toy Story 2 was first released on November 24th, 1999, and remains one of the best reviewed movies of all time.

When Hamm is flipping though the channels looking for the Al’s Toy Barn commercial, all the other stations show clips from shorts and commercials Pixar produced through the years including Luxo Jr. (1986), Red’s Dream (1987), Tin Toy (1988), and Knick Knack (1989). There is also a logo for the NeXT computer developed by Pixar’s then CEO, Steve Jobs. (IMDb)

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Something I played around with modeling during the summer, in an attempt to get my head around Zbrush — a speculatively fluffy Effigia.

I tested 3D-printing the final model via Shapeways (at 1:10 scale), but while it was technically printable there were issues with the fine details being very fragile. So I’d need to seriously re-work it (if not entirely remake it!) before being able to offer it for sale.