Posts by siobhan o'flynn

How ‘Frozen’ fandom changed Disney’s stance on copyright infringement


‘There’s a reason Frozen was the highest-grossing animated film ever….

What it comes down to is that people love Frozen. Any online parodies,interpretations, or additional kind of videos the movie has generated only serve to illustrate this. Sure, other people may benefit from these videos’ success a little bit, but it’s Disney who benefits the most in the long run. Essentially, Disney decided to look at these viral videos as free advertising for the movie. And with the titanic amount of money Frozen has brought in (well over a billion worldwide), it’s hard not to suggest that the film’s online presence had at least a small hand in this. Basically, Disney has figured out that online engagement only advances their brand…’

Source: www.dailydot.com

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A global guide to the first world war – interactive documentary


Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives. Watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi.

Source: www.theguardian.com