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More Walt Disney World Hidden History

Disney author Kevin Yee has just released an updated version of his popular book “Walt Disney World Hidden History.” The second edition includes 163 additional entries to the long list of remnants, tributes, and hidden secrets. Also new in this edition are full color photos.… Read More »More Walt Disney World Hidden History

2013 Unofficial Walt Disney World Earbook Now Available

Since 2010, Disney author Kevin Yee has filled a valuable niche in the Walt Disney World field — a photographic look at everything new and departed at the resort. A yearbook, but in Disney terms an ‘Earbook.’ Think of it as an unofficial appendix to… Read More »2013 Unofficial Walt Disney World Earbook Now Available

Free Online Course on Meaning of Disney’s Fairytales

Plate from Charles Perrault, one of the first to write down the Cinderella fairy tale.

Plate from Charles Perrault, one of the first to write down the Cinderella fairy tale.

Disney author Kevin Yee is about to make you an offer you can’t refuse. He’s offering a free online course that will look at fairy tales, their history and Disney’s adaptions.

Among the topics to be covered in the class are:

  • Why does Cinderella’s prince not just look at her face to identify her?
  • Why Snow White was originally a family drama in the worst way – and definitely NOT a story for today’s children!
  • What do those hedges full of thorns in Sleeping Beauty¬†really mean?
  • Why is Ursula so masculine in Little Mermaid, and what does this have to do with the very last shot of the movie?
  • What does Belle’s Beast *really* stand for? Why is he animalistic?
  • What is the symbolism of a frog supposed to imply, in Princess and the Frog?
  • How does Tangled completely change Gothel’s character?
  • Why does Disney change the siblings around from the Snow Queen for Frozen?

The class is what is called a Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOC for short – that allows for free college-level content provided to the masses. All you have to do is register and then be available Feb. 10-Mar. 10 to do some light course work and absorb Yee’s expertly provided material.

The full course description is below the jump:

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2010 Disney World Yearbook (excuse me) ‘Earbook, a Great Find

A few years ago the Walt Disney Company tried something new, a yearbook. It was available via special order and in limited locations in the parks. Unfortunately, while initial enthusiasm for the product was high, the actual book that was produced failed to meet expectations… Read More »2010 Disney World Yearbook (excuse me) ‘Earbook, a Great Find