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Old Today, 08:55 AM   #241
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Mermaids were simply a witness's misunderstanding of the sight of a dolphin swallowing a woman whole, starting from the feet. This happens frequently in coastal areas, between zero and five hundred thousand sixty-one people die this way annually.
Your numbers are out of date. As of last year, it's between zero and five hundred thousand seventy-four people. A particularly aggressive pod near Cancun decided they would go for a new record. It made for a rather unpleasant spring break, let me tell you.
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Old Today, 09:11 AM   #242
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Originally Posted by mumblethrax View Post
I just feel lucky that the Disney movies of my childhood were Herbie Goes Bananas and The Devil and Max Devlin. You can go ahead and mess with those.
How about the Apple Dumpling Gang with Don Cheadle taking on the role of Don Knotts?
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Old Today, 09:16 AM   #243
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
That's not what's happening. Disney respond to money and only money.

Your childhood show is getting rewritten so it makes money in the modern era.

Exactly the same as it was re-written to make money in your era.

You are no longer the target audience to be pandered to.

Get over it.
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Old Today, 09:22 AM   #244
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Originally Posted by autumn1971 View Post
Bingo ain’t just a dog.
I think I'm missing some cultural reference here.
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Old Today, 09:26 AM   #245
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
Your numbers are out of date. As of last year, it's between zero and five hundred thousand seventy-four people. A particularly aggressive pod near Cancun decided they would go for a new record. It made for a rather unpleasant spring break, let me tell you.
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Old Today, 09:28 AM   #246
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
I think I'm missing some cultural reference here.
I was just agreeing; saying “bingo!”
There is a children’s song that starts, “there was a farmer had a dog, and bingo was it’s name-o!”

That is all.
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Old Today, 09:40 AM   #247
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Originally Posted by autumn1971 View Post
I was just agreeing; saying “bingo!”
There is a children’s song that starts, “there was a farmer had a dog, and bingo was it’s name-o!”

That is all.
Up to speed.

I've actually heard the song now I come to think about it. Probably on a US show sometime.


I'm getting really, really fed up with the "Things must remain as they were when I first discovered them" thing that seems to be infecting the world.
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Old Today, 09:45 AM   #248
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Originally Posted by Lrrr View Post
How about the Apple Dumpling Gang with Don Cheadle taking on the role of Don Knotts?
I'm a little surprised there hasn't been a Cat From Outer Space remake. Cats are so hot right now.
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Old Today, 11:37 AM   #249
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
I'm getting really, really fed up with the "Things must remain as they were when I first discovered them" thing that seems to be infecting the world.

I just want to take a moment to say that the new Ducktales reboot is an amazing show that was clearly written by people with a deep love and respect for the original cartoon and the Carl Barks comics while not being afraid to make the show their own creation.

Also, another separate reboot featured in a recent Ducktales episode absolutely blew me away. "Let's get dangerous!!"
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Old Today, 11:41 AM   #250
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Originally Posted by mumblethrax View Post
I'm a little surprised there hasn't been a Cat From Outer Space remake. Cats are so hot right now.
The next big thing will be mermaid cats. A huge controversy will erupt when a tabby is cast for a calico.
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I could care less bout the casting, but I'm kind of curious about the merchandising.

There continues to be a huge amount of Little Mermaid merchandise featuring the Ariel from the cartoon. When you go to Disney World, will that merchandise still be available? Will they have two lines of Little Mermaid merchandise? Which Ariel will be in the parades?
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Old Today, 01:37 PM   #252
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Originally Posted by TomB View Post
I could care less bout the casting, but I'm kind of curious about the merchandising.

There continues to be a huge amount of Little Mermaid merchandise featuring the Ariel from the cartoon. When you go to Disney World, will that merchandise still be available? Will they have two lines of Little Mermaid merchandise? Which Ariel will be in the parades?
It's Disney. Both Little Mermaids will be available, so the kids will demand to own two sets of everything.
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Originally Posted by Tolls View Post
Well yes, but then the films don't track the books terribly well anyway.
They're two quite different things.

Besides, you don't need the book of YOLT, as the film has an obit as well.


The OBIT in the YOLT novel is nearly 6 pages long and tells a lot about Bond's background.
SOme of it was used in the final fourth of the film "Skyfall".
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
It's Disney. Both Little Mermaids will be available, so the kids will demand to own two sets of everything.

Are they even releasing a lot of merchandise for the various live action movies? It feels like they've been disappearing as soon as they're out of the theaters.
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
The OBIT in the YOLT novel is nearly 6 pages long and tells a lot about Bond's background.
SOme of it was used in the final fourth of the film "Skyfall".
I'm not sure this new devotion to continuity is a good move for the Bond franchise.
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
I'm getting really, really fed up with the "Things must remain as they were when I first discovered them" thing that seems to be infecting the world.
It's not a new thing. It has always been that way.
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