holiday merchandising

I don't want to reblog that long ass BoL vs Coco post

But the amount of misinformation on it is astounding. When Gutierrez opted his movie at Pixar, he was turned down because Pixar was already optioning Coco, they noted similar themes, and while in the past they’ve completely cancelled movies to allow similar sounding projects from other studios a chance to flourish (the whole Newt/Rio thing), I’m guessing they didn’t cancel Coco here because at this point neither project had been totally green lit. Part of the reason BoL eventually DID get greenlit was because Fox saw the whole trademark debacle go down, prior to Coco being formally announced (remember the first rumblings of the project started spreading when Toy Story 3 hit theaters) and Fox saw it as an opportunity to get a movie made that could beat Coco to the box office and establish mindshare specifically so that when Coco did finally get announced this exact dumb comparison stuff would happen. You guys are doing exactly what Fox hoped would happen. And speaking of the trademark debacle…

Disney/Pixar did not try to trademark Dia De Los Muertos as a way to own the holiday and merchandising and distribution rights etc. It was to register the then working title of Coco, and start the ball rolling on all the work and contracts necessary to get everything from trailers to posters to yes merchandise made. The backlash to the whole misunderstanding delayed the project and made them have to wait until it’s final title was nailed down to officially announce anything. Keep in mind that other holidays and yes even Dia De Los Muertos have already/since been trademarked for the purposes of film and short projects, just as Disney was attempting to do 5 years ago. It doesn’t mean any of the distributors of those films can sue someone for celebrating or that they can commodify the holiday in any way.

Also, in what way is Coco existing a bad thing? The Book of Life is great, I like it, but it’s not a transcendental film that means there’s no room for similar concepts to be explored ever again. It was forced to include a marketable but relatively inauthentic cast, referenced to contemporary music and humor that could make for a sellable trailer. It’s frame narrative is heavy handed and clunky. Visually it’s absolutely ace though, and frankly, I think Coco looks beautiful too from what little we’ve been given. The casting for Coco is promising, the crew is promising, the intent and the amount of research has been promising. Disney/Pixar also has the capital and the reach to make this a film that will be seen by a far wider audience than The Book of Life was able to, and that’s important! We should be encouraging this! Assuming the movie doesn’t turn out to be a terrible and offensive garbage heap, which even given Pixar’s worst output, seems highly unlikely, how is it a bad thing for this movie to be made? Oh, I guess because in 120 seconds of broad strokes the teaser seemed too similar to The Book of Life? Why not give this movie a chance to come out, see it, and THEN make your comparisons? I know a lot of people feel that whatever came first cannot be topped and should remain unchallenged, but as a Mexican, I whole heartedly welcome attempts to introduce audiences to stories and themes I grew up with. A movie like this taking off opens the door for more, and more stories about my family’s culture, about different aspects of that culture, beyond DotD. DotD is mainly the go to because the core of the celebration is universal and we encourage EVERYONE to participate. It’s an aspect of our culture that we openly share already, but here’s another chance for it to be presented with a voice that can reach further. I’m stoked, to be completely honest.

Plus, while a lot of people on here are trying to be scorned on behalf of Gutierrez, and pit these two films against each other instead of letting them complement each other, Gutierrez was tweeting how excited he is to see Coco.

anonymous asked:

So this was during the holiday season. I'm a merchandise associate and I was putting away hand bags. I start hearing this buzzing noise coming from the soap section. I walk over and see a guy shaving his face in the middle of the store with an electric razor he took out of the box. I couldn't stop laughing for Hours.

O

anonymous asked:

Hey! I was wondering what are your top 5 fave CS AU fics?

Okay so I cannot pick 5 as CS AU’s are my very favorite type of fic, so here have the tip of the iceberg: 

  • Beyond The Horizon by @alexandralyman: When Princess Emma’s ship is captured by the Jolly Roger and Captain Killian Jones, she offers herself as a hostage for ransom if he will let the ship and the other passengers go. With Emma, Killian remembers the honour he once held dear, and Emma catches glimpses of the gentleman Killian had been. Against all odds, the pirate and the princess begin to fall for each other.
  • And Now, Here’s Your Host. by @allrightfine“We need to pick a lane, Emma. We go full on with the internet-friendly bits and schtick, or we give the viewers another reason to watch — our numbers are too dependent on the guests right now, we want everyone tuning in every time.” (a ‘Tonight Show’ AU with Emma as the host and Killian as the new bandleader!)
  • Strangeness & Charm by @bluestoplights: Killian Jones is a pirate captain down on his luck after a falling out with the Evil Queen. Emma Swan just found out she is the Savior. Their shared goals bring them on an epic quest to liberate the kingdom once and for all. It’s a lot easier said than done.
  • Paths That Your Eyes Wander by alchemistc: Coffee shop AU: Emma meets Killian Jones while using his coffee shop as a cover to meet her bail jumpers. 
  • Happy Birthday, Loser by this-too-too-sullied-flesh:  When Mary Margaret has to remind Emma that it’s Elsa’s birthday, she also has to give Emma Elsa’s new number. Only…Emma can’t read the smudged writing on her palm and accidentally texts a total stranger. And then keeps texting the stranger. For months. 
  • Happy Endings by passing-fanciful:  Even sex shop owners can’t get away from holiday merchandising. Luckily for Emma, she gets an assist from one of her regulars.
  • take the weather from your heart by ohmyohpioneer: CS Neighbors AU. Emma finds herself in possession of a cabin in the wilderness of New England with only one neighbor: a certain Killian Jones. 
  • Stardust in Your Skin by julietohara: Emma Swan may believe in magic and curses and fairy tales but she absolutely does not believe in soulmates. (a soulmate!au that’s honestly barely an au.) 
  • I’m like a puzzle (but all of my pieces are jagged) by somanyfandomssolittletime: Emma Swan finds her home and her family, both on and off the ice. Hockey AU with an integrated NHL.
  • Something paradise by @weezlywrites: cs au. ‘there’s something about breaking an engagement and leaving the man you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with and finding yourself roommate-ing with the man who’s loved you through years and boyfriends and     breakups and uncertainties that makes a person a little weepy, a little     off balance, a little unsure.’
  • that swan girl (she’s got the devil in her) by @ohmyohpioneer: CS Daredevil AU in which there is much vigilanting and also - subsequently - first aid.
  • Possession Is Nine-Tenths by @sambethe: She left and he adjusted. Now Emma keeps poking at the edges of his life and Killian doesn’t know what to do.

anonymous asked:

Fave cs fics?

I just did a pretty expansive post of my favorites from 2015, but my go-to’s for a mood booster (or destroyer, whatever) are: 

Beyond the Horizon by @alexandralyman: When Princess Emma’s ship is captured by the Jolly Roger and Captain Killian Jones, she offers herself as a hostage for ransom if he will let the ship and the other passengers go. With Emma, Killian remembers the honour he once held dear, and Emma catches glimpses of the gentleman Killian had been. Against all odds, the pirate and the princess begin to fall for each other.

Walking in a Straight Line by msgenevieve447: It’s one of the oldest stories in the book. Two old friends have a few too many drinks, two old friends share a kiss. Happens all the time, right? But what happens when only one of them actually remembers it?

Paths That Your Eyes Wander by alchemistc: Coffee shop AU: Emma meets Killian Jones while using his coffee shop as a cover to meet her bail jumpers.

Happy Birthday, Loser by this-too-too-sullied-flesh:  When Mary Margaret has to remind Emma that it’s Elsa’s birthday, she also has to give Emma Elsa’s new number. Only…Emma can’t read the smudged writing on her palm and accidentally texts a total stranger. And then keeps texting the stranger. For months.

Happy Endings by passing-fanciful:  Even sex shop owners can’t get away from holiday merchandising. Luckily for Emma, she gets an assist from one of her regulars.

take the weather from your heart by ohmyohpioneer: CS Neighbors AU. Emma finds herself in possession of a cabin in the wilderness of New England with only one neighbor: a certain Killian Jones.

Stardust in Your Skin by julietohara: Emma Swan may believe in magic and curses and fairy tales but she absolutely does not believe in soulmates. (a soulmate!au that’s honestly barely an au.)

I’m like a puzzle (but all of my pieces are jagged) by somanyfandomssolittletime: Emma Swan finds her home and her family, both on and off the ice. Hockey AU with an integrated NHL.

anonymous asked:

what are your favorite multichapter fics? :)

  • The Hazards of Love by this-too-too-sullied-flesh: Princess Emma +Lieutenant Jones and the both of them slowly learning their love for each other. (idk Kristen start writing summaries so I don’t have to.) 
  • Dark Kingdom by captain–kitten: The one where Killian is Cora’s son and Regina’s brother, their Dark Kingdom bordering the Charmings’ own Light Kingdom. 
  • Wow I can get sexual too by swanisms Storybrooke High’s promoting their semi-annual safe sex drive and Ruby never misses an opportunity like this. Emma just wishes she would. It’d save her the headache of Ruby trying to turn her life into a movie.
  • Whatever Floats Your Boat by shoedonym: Emma works at a bookstore, Killian is a student at the local university. 
  • Walking in a Straight Line by msgenevieve447: It’s one of the oldest stories in the book. Two old friends have a few too many drinks, two old friends share a kiss. Happens all the time, right? But what happens when only one of them actually remembers it?
  • bitter hearts (middle of the ride) by bookstoreromantic: Fresh out of prison, Emma’s not a student at Boston University. She’s just using the library while she studies for her GED exams. Killian doesn’t know that though, and Emma doesn’t ever want him to find out. Not when he’s the first friend she’s had in years.
  • Paths That Your Eyes Wander by alchemistc: Coffee shop AU: Emma meets Killian Jones while using his coffee shop as a cover to meet her bail jumpers.
  • Freaky Friday by msgenevieve447: Realising you’ve packed the wrong shoes to go with your skirt and you have to rethink your whole outfit is bad enough.  Being holed up in a hotel bathroom while you get changed into said outfit because you’re suddenly sharing your room with a strange British man is a whole lot worse.
  • bloodsport (fighting in a love war) by swaggercaption: Rival assassins AU: they live in a world rife with death and destruction (of which they are often the cause) - is it even possible to feel anything other than the thrill of the kill?
  • 7 Minutes In Heaven by startswithhope: Emma pulls Killian’s name from the bowl, and they head on into the closet.
  • a one time thing (and other untruths) by weezlywrites:  “She supposes the reason she tells him is the same reason she kept his phone number after all those weeks.” Pregnancy has a way of throwing a wrench in one’s plans. 
  • Bella Notte by i-know-how-you-kiss: Killian and his matchmaking pup meet newcomer to town, Emma Swan.
  • a little too much of that poison, baby by colinschest: How bad can it be to have a little fun with the charming man offering a drink and a wink? The answer? Very bad. 
  • Happy Birthday, Loser by this-too-too-sullied-flesh:  When Mary Margaret has to remind Emma that it’s Elsa’s birthday, she also has to give Emma Elsa’s new number. Only…Emma can’t read the smudged writing on her palm and accidentally texts a total stranger. And then keeps texting the stranger. For months.
  • Steady hands, just take the wheel by somanyfandomssolittletime: World-famous mystery novelist Killian Jones has just killed off his main character and is looking for a muse. Enter Detective Emma Swan. (Or, when OUAT meets Castle.) 
  • Provocateur by swaggercaption: Emma and Killian are partners in a BAU unit, but behind the innuendos and good-natured quips lays a dangerous game of cloak and dagger. When all is said and done and the perpetrator is put away, how deep does their partnership go?
  • burn so bright by jadeddiva: Crown Princess Emma just wants to spend some time living a normal life; Killian Jones doesn’t expect to meet a princess in a frat house.
  • Happy Endings by passing-fancifulEven sex shop owners can’t get away from holiday merchandising. Luckily for Emma, she gets an assist from one of her regulars.
  • Between Heaven and Hell by alexandralyman: They hide in plain sight, the servants of heaven and hell. Angels and demons, who can help save your soul or damn it. They are the bringers of light and the agents of darkness, they stand on opposite sides and are the enemies in an eternal war. But what happens when an angel and a demon find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other? A Captain Swan angel/demon AU.
On the 12th day of Christmas Disney gave to MEEEE

12 royal movies
11th princess’s coronation
 
10 decent sequels/prequels 
9th princess leaked mucus

8 horrific original stories

7 cute kiddies

6 “I don’t want to get married” cases

5 lovely blondes

4 fierce worriers 
 3 girls desperate for love 

2 rebellious red heads


And a Native American and an Asian that are never on merchandise 


Happy Holidays from AskTheDisneyPrincess13