Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection

If you enjoy Oprah's interviews and you are interested in the world of pop culture, you will enjoy the episodes showcased in The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection. Although it is now an older boxed set, it does share pieces of the entertainment world from the twenty years before 2005, when this set was released. You will find many interviews and moments typical to Oprah's shows including endless surprises, thoughts and lightbulb moments from Oprah. You will also find some very interesting interviews including the likes of John Travolta, Julia Roberts, Barbara Walters, Bill Cosby, The Judds, Madonna, Halle Berry, Michael J. Fox, Beyoncé Knowles, Chris Rock, Celine Dion, Jim Carrey, Bono nd so much more,

This boxed set would make very interesting viewing and a great gift idea for anyone who is interested in pop culture and who remembers the years of Oprah Winfrey's television program. You can read more about The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection on Amazon by clicking right here.

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Author's Note: Originally written elsewhere in 2010.

J.K. Rowling Fast Facts

These facts are all from the opening scene of the 2010 Oprah Winfrey interview with J.K. Rowling. Some of them are dated; meaning that they have changed. We all know that J.K. Rowling has sold many more books since the year 2010. However, they are still fascinating facts. If you missed it, you can watch the Oprah Rowling interview here.

J.K. Rowling has sold 400 million books.

J.K. Rowling is the first self-made BILLIONAIRE author in history.

J.K. Rowling's books have been printed in 69 languages.

J.K. Rowling's books have been released in 200 countries.

Harry Potter book and the Deathly Hallows was the fastest selling book ever.

The Harry Potter franchise is the highest grossing movie franchise in Hollywood history.

Are you in awe of what J.K. Rowling has achieved? Are you thankful for her contribution to the literary world? Did her work have an impact on the lives of you and/or your children? I am, I am, and she did.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Author's Note: Originally written elsewhere in 2010.

Oprah Winfrey Interviews J.K. Rowling

Fans of Harry Potter should definitely have seen the 2010 Oprah Rowling interview that was filmed in Scotland. I hardly ever remember to turn on the television when there is a show coming on that I want to see. However, this was one time that I definitely remembered to watch. Within minutes, I was enthralled and gave up trying to get anything else done while the show was on.

Some of the statistics in this film have changed but the overall story will always be the same.

If you missed Oprah Winfrey's interview of J.K. Rowling, that is unfortunate. However, you are actually in luck because you can watch it on this video from Youtube. Presented here without commercials, it features a run time of 41 minutes.

Did you watch Oprah's J.K. Rowling interview? What did you think?  I think that J.K. Rowling was hugely important to a generation of families and that her closing statement was very, very true for many children. Watch the video and then let us know if Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling were important to your growing up years.

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The Best Harry Potter Gift Ideas
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Author's Note: Originally written elsewhere in 2010.

Best Frozen Gift Ideas (2016)

Best Frozen Gift Ideas
If you are a parent of a little girl, you are likely aware that Disney's Frozen movie is hugely popular with that age group. It may be a while before Disney releases another female-focused movie that surpasses the success of this film.

When little girls started falling in love with the two new Disney princesses in this film, Elsa and Anna, the merchandise sold quickly and retailers did not have enough Frozen merchandise on hand. Fortunately, those days are past and now there are lots of great Frozen-themed gift ideas readily available.

If you have someone young or young at heart in your world who is in love with Frozen, you will enjoy these fabulous, officially licensed Disney gift ideas.

Disney Frozen movie on blu-ray disc

Which Frozen Items Did I Pick?

I start with a copy of the movie, which is definitely an essential for fans of Disney's Frozen. (Find your copy of Frozen on Amazon by clicking right here.)

In the toy category, I have included Anna and Elsa dolls, a wonderful Lego set and a great jigsaw puzzle. All are gifts that are fun to play with.

I have included items that can be used in everyday life including a t-shirt, a coffee mug and a calendar. They are fun as well as practical and affordable gift ideas.

I chose one expensive, really nice item that will be treasured by the recipient forever. It is a beautiful musical snowglobe.

Best Frozen Gift Ideas: Lego Sets

Frozen Lego Sets

Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle, set 41062, was the first Frozen-themed Lego set. It is not an overly big set, having 292 pieces but features what you need to recreate the ice castle as well as the minifigures of Elsa, Anna and Olaf. It is rated for children aged 6 and up and I think that it is a great choice for the little girl who loves building and Frozen.

Click here to see all of Lego's Frozen themed sets on Amazon.

Best Frozen Gift Ideas: Disney Store Coffee Mugs

Frozen Coffee Mugs

In our opinion, the Disney Store makes some of the nicest coffee mugs out there. In the case of the Frozen mugs shown here, you can choose either the blue or the pink one or you can choose both. You can check out all of eBay's Frozen Anna and Elsa mugs by clicking here.

Best Frozen Gift Ideas: Jigsaw Puzzles

Frozen Jigsaw Puzzles

My family loves puzzles. We have always enjoyed working puzzles together and, when our guys were little, I particularly appreciated the fact that working a jigsaw puzzle is a fun and affordable family activity with a bonus educational benefit. Don't tell your children!

The puzzle shown here has three small 49 piece puzzles in one box and is recommended for children aged 5 and up. You will find one image of Anna, one of Elsa and one of everybody's favourite snowman, Olaf.  You can see all of Amazon's Frozen themed jigsaw puzzles by clicking right here.

Best Frozen Gift Ideas: T-Shirts

Frozen T-Shirts

A t-shirt is definitely an affordable and practical gift idea, one that can be used all year. I Love, LOVE, love this pretty pink Olaf t-shirt. What Frozen fan would not want to add a t-shirt like this one to his or her collection? This one is a girl's shirt available in sizes 2T to 6X. You can find this t-shirt on Amazon by clicking here. You can find a Frozen-themed t-shirt for everyone on your gift buying list on Amazon by clicking here.

Best Frozen Gift Ideas: 2017 Calendars Frozen Calendars

You can celebrate Frozen all year long with a wall calendar. A calendar is yet another affordable and practical gift idea and a Frozen-themed calendar makes a great gift idea for a slightly older fan, one who can put a wall calendar to good use and who will enjoy decorating a room with it. Find all of the current Frozen calendars here on Amazon.

Best Frozen Gift Ideas: Toddler Dolls

Frozen Dolls

You and, more importantly, your little girl will recognise Elsa and Anna, dressed as they are in these beautiful outfits from the movie. These dolls are Disney's Deluxe Toddler Elsa and Anna and suitable for Frozen fans as young as three years old. Find them here on Amazon.

Frozen Snowglobes

Disney Store Let It Go Musical Snowglobe

If you are looking for something really, really special you might want to consider this beautiful Disney Store Anna, Elsa and Olaf Let It Go musical snowglobe. You can find it on Amazon by clicking right here. See all of the Frozen-themed snowglobes here.

Will you be giving someone a Frozen themed gift this year?

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See all of Disney's Frozen products on Amazon.

Disney's Frozen Elsa Swarovski crystal figurine is magnificent. Learn more about it here.

The original Disney Limited Edition Frozen dresses are amongst the highly sought after merchandise from this movie. Learn where you can find one...and at what price.

A page full of Walt Disney collectibles and gift ideas!

If you're looking for a Disney themed dress for your little princess, consider a Disney Princess nightgown? They do double duty as a dress-up costume and as pjs.

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Beauty And The Beast Vinyl Record Wall Clock

I love the fact that these Beauty And The Beast clocks are crafted from old vinyl records and that they feature scenes from Disney's animated movie Beauty and the Beast. While the clock is new, the record is used meaning your clock is a piece of art and an upcycled piece of history.
These clocks are crafted by Vinyl Evolution and fortunately available directly from Amazon by clicking on any of the pictures on this page or by clicking right here. Of note is the fact that it does take a while for one of them to be made for you and to be delivered so be sure to read the details about delivery time carefully.

Also, if you love the idea of a movie-themed clock but want to pick another movie, Vinyl Evolution has many movies to choose from including but not limited to The Nightmare Before Christmas, the Game of Thrones, Star Wars and the Lion King. You can see all of the pieces available on Amazon by clicking here.

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Beauty and the Beast (2017) Official Movie Trailer 

Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition Release Date

Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition
Of course, with the upcoming live animated version, Disney will be re-releasing Beauty and the Beast. It will come to us in the form of a 25th Anniversary Edition and I know that it will be met with open arms because of the enduring popularity of this Disney classic.

Beauty and the Beast, first released in 1991, was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1992 and the animation department won a Scientific and Technical Academy Award for designing the Computer Animated Production System used in the making of the film.

Here is a sneak peek at the advance Blu-ray release:


The release date for the Blu-ray and DVD is September 20 though the movie will be available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on September 6. The Blu-ray release shown above will include Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD versions. Run time for the movie is 92 minutes but there appear to be hours of special features. You can find a list of special features and read more about this re-release on Amazon by clicking right here.
Beauty and the Beast was a beautifully made movie. I cannot wait to see what Disney does with the the 25th Anniversary Edition this fall and then the live action version in 2017. You?

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Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition Blu-ray Movie Review

American Experience: Walt Disney Documentary Film

We have long been enthralled by the man that was Walt Disney. It was then with interest that we learned about the PBS television program American Experience: Walt Disney that aired in September, 2015. I just discovered that this program is readily available on DVD for individuals who are interested in learning more about Disney.

The program contains four hours of information about Disney. Lots of information plus lots of rarely seen historic footage of the man in action taken from directly from Disney's vaults.  Here's a peek at the program via the Youtube video trailer:

Watching the video will inform you, if you did not know, that all was not sweetness and light with Walt Disney. As The Hollywood Reporter says, Disney was part "visionary genius and part union-busting ego-maniac." No one would have accomplished what this man accomplished if he had been a simple, easy going man.

American Experience: Walt Disney would make a wonderful gift idea for any adult Disney enthusiast.  It is an affordable look into one of the men who shaped the culture of America as we know it today.  Will you be adding it to your collection?

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Quick Links:

Buy American Experience: Walt Disney from Amazon.
More Disney Gift Ideas.
What is Disney's Vault?

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