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Articles by Theda Kleinhans Reichman

On Oct. 2, Disney Studios opened up their magical vault to release one of Walt Disney’s most charming fairytale classics, “Cinderella” on Blu-ray and DVD. 

Every little Princess in the family will love this timeless story about a young girl who has faith that her dreams will come true as she sings “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” while doing the many chores expected of her by her unloving stepmother and her two pampered stepsisters.

Disney’s animated comedy adventure “Wreck-It Ralph” was a smash recently, breaking box office records by earning $49.1 million in just three days. Wow!

It has also become a darling with the critics. Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times began her review by saying “It’s not just the joystick junkie in me that admires “Wreck-It Ralph…” The movie’s subversive sensibility and old-school/new-school feel are a total kick.”

And Peter Travers, RollingStone, dubbed it “Hilarious.”

Thirteen—some people consider it an unlucky number, but not the animators and dreamers at Disney.Pixar because the number 13 marks the 13th full-length film from their studio—”Brave.” 

If you are a Pixar-lated person you are familiar with its other 12 delightful films like all three “Toy Story” gems, “Up,” “Wall.E,” “Monster’s Inc,” and “Ratatouille,” the tail, oops tale, of the marvelous Parisian chef , an amazing rat named Remy.

When I think of Christmas I still remember Dad telling us Santa would like a glass of Schnapps rather than milk to keep him warm on his cold holiday flight, after all we were in Ohio and we usually had snow by Dec. 25.

Mom always left cookies which “Santa” always managed to eat, leaving crumbs on the plate to prove he was there.  One night my little sisters and I even heard a loud “Ho! Ho! Ho!” that echoed up to our bedrooms and we all knew it had to be Santa.