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Netflix adds 4 new animated series and a special to be available globally.
- ‘Dinotrux’ (August 14), by Dreamworks Animation
- ‘Puffin Rock’ (September 1), by Cartoon Saloon
- 'Care Bears & Cousins’ (December), by Moonscoop
- 'Popples’ (November), by Saban Brands
- 'Way too Wonderland’ (August 14), from Mattel’s 'Ever After High’ franchise

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I just posted these over on my Etsy, CosmosCreativeCorner.Esty.com I found the Enchanted Picnic gals last Friday and I just had to have these two, they looked too cute to pass up! After unboxing them and looking at their outfits, I got inspired to make these looks for them! Cerise’s outfit features a removable, hooded belt and Blondie’s features a remvoable, feathered skirt! I must say that Cerise looks amazing in metallic red! I can’t wait to make more bodysuits now that I finally took the time to make a pattern!!

Women become Visible

We all recall the Anonymous piece posted on Mary Sue in April about Disney’s failure to release merchandise featuring females for Marvel, Star Wars and all “boy-centred” franchises.

While there have been some rumblings of adding more Black Widow “next year”, it’s time to put Phase Two in effect.

What’s Phase Two?

Phase Two is when we become more proactive. We don’t just whine about it on Twitter, Tumblr and other social media. Instead, we’re going to make positive complaints and other actions.

Positive complaints?

A positive complaint is telling a company how “if you made a product with Black Widow, Ahsoka Tano, America Chavez, etc., then, I would BUY it!” It’s a way of complaining about how they don’t currently make those products and they’re losing out on your money. This can also be done about Frozen and “princess” entities not being marketed towards boys. Everything should be for everyone.

We need to contact these companies by email, postal box, phone, fax, owl post, telepathy, dragon, etc. CONSTANTLY about how much we want these products. If a specific company is doing a good job or has a product you greatly enjoy, tell them so.

Look at Disney’s own rule for how their suppliers should use their brand:
“Reflect a diversity of cultures and backgrounds in our entertainment experiences for kids and families”

How are they respecting diversity when the majority of Marvel products are male Caucasians? Even Star Wars have regressed in their product line. The Star Wars Digital Release Commemorative Collection has 24 action figures and only ONE! female which isn’t even Princess Leia.

This is a list published by Disney of all the facilities manufacturing their merchandise:
http://cdn.media.thewaltdisneycompany.com/cdnmedia/corporatecitizenship/ILS/Facilitylist.pdf

It’s 200 pages, including smaller companies to contact. Licensees pay a lot of money and spend a lot of time to be able to make and sell Disney properties so they only want products that will make them a lot of money. We have to prove to them that providing products for all genders in all areas will make them a lot of money.

This is a list specific to Disney Baby:
http://www.disneybaby.com/licensees/

Other licensees include:
Hasbro
http://www.hasbro.com/customer-service/contacts/
Hasbro, Inc.
1027 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02862.
The telephone number is 401.431.8697 or toll free 800.242.7276
Build-a-Bear
http://www.buildabear.com/shopping/aboutus/guestservices/contactGate.jsp
Build-A-Bear Workshop
1954 Innerbelt Business Center Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63114
1-877-789-BEAR
Lego
http://service.lego.com/en-us/contactus
There are specific contacts for which country you are from.
Funko
http://funko.com/pages/contact-us
1202 Shuksan Way
Everett,  WA 98203
Phone: 425-783-3616
Fax: 425-252-2454
Mattel
http://service.mattel.com/us/contactus.aspx
Mattel, Inc.333 Continental Boulevard El Segundo, CA 90245-5012
Fisher-Price Brands 636 Girard Avenue East Aurora, NY 14052
AG Brands 8400 Fairway Place Middleton, WI 53562-0998
Mattel Europa, B.V.Gondel 11186 MJ Amstelveen, Netherlands
Mattel products, including Hot Wheels, Barbie, Monster High, RoseArt, and Board Dudes:
In the US and Canada: 800-524-8697
Fisher-Price products, including Baby Gear, Infant Toys and Car Seats:
In the US and Canada: 800-432-5437
Power Wheels® Battery Operated Ride On Vehicles:
In the US and Canada: 800-348-0751
Hearing impaired support for all brands:
800-382-7470
Diamond Select Toys
http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/contactus
Disney Interactive
https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/contact-us/disney-interactive-group
Disney Interactive
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-8139
(425) 951-7100
Subway
https://w.subway.com/en-ca/contactus
325 Bic Dr; Milford, Connecticut 06461
Phone (203) 877-4281
Marvel Press
2240 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
Suite 101
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
212-576-4000
Fathead
http://www.fathead.com/contact/
715 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226
1-877-FATHEAD (1-877-328-4323)
Electronic Arts
http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/
Electronic Arts Support
P.O. Box 9025
Redwood City, CA 94063
Fax: (650) 628-5999
Band-Aid
https://www.ccc-consumercarecenter.com/universal-contact-us/us-bandaid-ucu/sharingidea.net/blogwww54f84dc813f35.sharingidea.net
1-866-565-2873
Kellogg’s
https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/contact-us.html
Kellogg’s Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box CAMB
Battle Creek, MI 49016
1-800-962-1413 (Monday - Friday 8 AM to 7 PM ET)
Mad Engine
http://madengine.com/contact/
1017 Grandview Ave
Glendale, CA 91201
Fax: (858) 200.0615
Jay Franco
http://www.jfranco.com/#!contact-us/c11m6
295 5th Ave. #312
Manhattan, NY 10016
United States 
(212) 679-3022

Feel free to add omissions.

While we wait, go on Redbubble, welovefine, zazzle, CafePress, etc. and design and buy the merchandise they won’t bother manufacturing. Buy or combine forces with someone with a printer or 3D printer or t-shirt printing capabilities to make stuff that way.

Also, make your own kick-ass characters on screen, print, film, whatever you desire, just make it happen and share it with the world.

*gif is from renzybro

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I’ve been wanting to do more of these portrait illustrations but sadly I don’t think I will have the time to draw them any time soon.  But for now enjoy them all in one chunk together - how I interpret the characters in my own style (instead of the day job version).  Enjoy!

If you have any requests for future characters, let me know!

(Main art blog can be found here, thanks!)

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Few months ago Mattle made a contest from the Monster High “Freaky Fusion” movie.
The participants had to create their own monster and fusion with original ghouls.

I was the spanish winner and the reward is the creation my own exclusive doll. Here is Storygi.


My boyfriend made me this fabulous artwork of her!