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If you’re like me, you’ve enjoyed creating your own art on an Etch A Sketch. Turn the knobs, create a “magic screen”-full of art, then shake it up and start all over again. Never in my wildest dreams, though, could I imagine completing Etch A Sketch drawings like those created by Jane Labowitch.
Jane, a 21-year-old artist in Chicago who is known professionally by the nickname “Princess Etch A Sketch,” began playing with the famous Ohio Art drawing toy at age four. In fact, she says her love of the Etch A Sketch actually has some Disney roots, thanks to a boost from Disney’s animated classics.
“When I was young, soon after ‘Aladdin’ was released on VHS, I used to watch it at my grandma’s house while playing around with my Etch A Sketch,” she remembers. “And when I was a kid, all I could really draw were staircases. But what inspired me to draw more was the scene in ‘Aladdin’ where he has to walk up the long flight of stairs to retrieve the magic lamp. I used to draw that scene all the time. Soon, the staircases started looking more detailed, and the boxy Aladdin became more and more detailed as I practiced.”
Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding & Honeymoons are having their 2nd Annual Bridal Showcase. Future brides should be prepared to explore all of the wedding details in true Disney fashion. It will be a full day of fun, creativity and a little Disney magic- from guest speaker David Tutera to demonstrations from Disney’s culinary team, it’s a Bridal Showcase like you’ve never seen. Disney consultants are on hand to plan every detail. Vendors will be on hand to offer specials on products and line launching news and much more.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Cost: $35 per person
Register by going to this website.
Coming with the Captain will be more than 2,700 jobs including electricians, tailors and extras when the film starts production in February of ’13. Major film productions can also boost the economy including car rentals, hotel reservations, dining and supplies. The movie is slated for a Spring 2014 release date.
It wasn’t all the Captain’s doing as the Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit gave a “superhero” $9.5 million dollar tax credit to Marvel Studios to film the latest sequel in the state. It’s estimated that Marvel will spend $35 million in Ohio while it is there. Filming locations will include Cleveland and unspecified locations in southern Ohio.
This isn’t the first Superhero sighting in the Buckeye State – Marvel filmed the 2011 blockbuster The Avengers in Ohio. Other movies filmed in Ohio in recent years include The Ides of March and Unstoppable.
- eFX Releases First ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ Collectibles (chipandco.com)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier To Film In Cleveland! (new102.cbslocal.com)
An Ohio woman had a quite a surprise when her black cat Bob-bob popped out of her suitcase after checking into her hotel on her Disney trip Monday night!
Apparently Bob-bob wanted to go to Walt Disney World with his owner Ethel Maze, so he managed to stow away in her suitcase. Maze was traveling with a group of disabled veterans and volunteers as part of an annual trip. He proceeded thru screening at Port Columbus International Airport and made it undetected (and unhurt) all the way to her hotel room.
No word on if Bob-bob has met Mickey Mouse yet…
- Ohio cat stows away for Disney trip (local10.com)
- Stowaway cat survives plane ride in suitcase (foxnews.com)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes
Units: About 12,000 (9,000 Disney Princess Trikes were recalled in April 2011*)
Manufacturer: Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass. (Note: Disney licensed their brand name to Kiddieland.)
Hazard: The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bar posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on them.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Kiddieland have received one report of a 3-year-old girl from Ohio who suffered a facial laceration near her right eye.
Description: This recall involves the Disney-branded Fairies Plastic Racing Trike. The trike is green and purple with a white seat and yellow wheels. On top of the handlebar, there is a Tinkerbell figure and three other rotating fairy figures. “Disney Fairies” is printed on the label in front of the trike just below the handlebar.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from July 2009 through December 2009 for about $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the trikes away from children and contact Kiddieland for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kiddieland at (800) 430-5307 anytime, or visit the firm’s website at www.kiddieland.com.hk.
*New model Princess Trikes do not have figurines and are not included in the recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 430-5307
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908