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How Did Amy Rosenthal Tell the Public About her Ovarian Cancer?

Amy Krouse Rosenthal was an American novelist who wrote both adult and children’s novels. She was also a short filmmaker and host of a radio show. With her rather public and successful career, she felt the need to tell her audience about her struggles with ovarian cancer. But how did she go about doing so? …

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What was the Real Ending of Cinderella’s Story?

Disney has captivated many children across several generations with their heart-warming and value-enriched fairytales of princesses and their version of a knight in shining armor. But did you know that the original versions of these fairytales weren’t written with a happy ending? The Brothers Grimm’s version of Cinderella had a morbid ending. Cinderella’s stepsisters mutilated …

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Who Was Originally Considered to Voice King Louie in The Jungle Book?

The Jungle Book animated musical was released by Walt Disney Productions in 1967. The story is based on Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 book of the same name. The lead characters in the film were voiced by Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot, George Sanders, Sterling Holloway, and Bruce Reitherman. But did you know Louis Prima wasn’t the first …

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Who Designed the First Paddington Bear Toy?

The Christmas season usually sparks a flurry of emotions, with gift-giving at its forefront. But did you know that the fictional British bear was initially conceived as gifts for Christmas? The Paddington Bear toy was first designed in 1972 by Shirley Clarkson. She made it as a Christmas gift to her children Joanna and Jeremy …

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What is the Best Compliment Maurice Sendak Ever Received?

Maurice Sendak was popularly known for his work with children’s books. He was a world-renowned writer and illustrator. He became widely popular because of the book Where the Wild Things Are. But did you know what the best compliment Sendak has ever received was?  Maurice Sendak made sure he responded to letters sent by children. …

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What Was Brian Jacques Job Before He Became a Best-Selling Author?

Many authors had regular jobs before their work made it big. Stephen King was once a high school janitor, while Charles Dickens was a shoe polish factory worker. But did you ever wonder what Brian Jacques did before he got the idea to write Redwall? Brian Jacques worked several jobs before becoming a best-selling author. …

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Who Wrote the Lyrics to the Song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”?

We all know the Grinch as the lead character in the 1957 children’s book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Since then, there have been three movies of the said book. The first animated film featured the song You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, but did you ever wonder who wrote it? The author of the …

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When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that “any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 film) This article is about the 2000 live-action film known as “The Grinch” in the UK. For the 2018 computer animated film, see The Grinch (film). How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and simply The Grinch) is a 2000 American …

When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that “any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman.” Read More »