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Harpy's TV shows to binge over the winter hiatus

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Harpy's TV shows to binge over the winter hiatus
We all know the feeling -- your favorite fall shows go on hiatus and you are left staring at your tablet with nothing to do. In case you find yourself suffering the winter hiatus blues, here is a handy list of 10 shows to watch over the winter break! While some of these shows are fresh to the scene, like ABC's breakout drama "Quantico", others are shows you've probably heard about but haven't found the time to watch, like Fox's musical hit "Empire", BBC America's mystery "Broadchurch", and Amazon's groundbreaking "Transparent". There's also two great shows on here for kids, "The Great British Baking Show", and the "Walt Disney Studios Animation Studios Short Film Collection". Each of the following 10 can be viewed by the streaming providers listed. If you have a cable subscription, some of these shows may also be available on demand. #1. Drama: Transparent (Amazon Prime) "Transparent" has been
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Disney Collects Their Last 15 Years of Short films into One Blu-Ray

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Disney is bringing their treasure trove of their short films from the last deacde and a half to blu-ray/DVD for you and your family to enjoy together in one complete set. Come inside to learn more about the shorts being collected!

With each new release, Disney continues their tradition of having a short animated film play before their movies, and now they're brining all of their latest (including this year's Frozen Fever) together in one collection on Blu-Ray/DVD...and it's available Now!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes an extraordinary new collection of award-winning and beloved short films featuring the never-before-released Frozen Fever, starring Frozen's Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff, and the Oscar®-nominated Lorenzo. The Short Films Collection features contemporary shorts starring classic characters, including the 2012 groundbreaking Mickey Mouse cartoon, Get A Horse!, holiday treats like Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa as well as hailed Oscar® winners Paperman and Feast.
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Disney 53: The Little Mermaid

Every week of 2013, Thn brings you a retrospective of a Walt Disney Animated Classic. From Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs to Frozen, from the Disney Renaissance of the 1990s, to the wilderness years of the 1970s, each will be looked at with a loving, if critical eye.

This week, we dive under the sea to be part of the world of The Little Mermaid.

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

1989/ 82 minutes

And so began the Disney Renaissance; after almost two decades of misfires and failures, the duumvirate of Clements and Musker brought forth a string of some of Disney’s greatest and best-loved animated films.

The genesis of Disney’s The Little Mermaid began back in the 1930s, as part of a package film of short tales based on the work of Hans Christian Andersen. The idea was dropped for a number of reasons, but was given a
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Disney's 'Paperman': an early favorite for the Best Animated Short Oscar?

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Disney's 'Paperman': an early favorite for the Best Animated Short Oscar?
The truth is something on the fringe is likely to win the Best Animated Short Oscar this year. "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" over "La Luna," "The Lost Thing" over "Day & Night," "Logorama" over "A Matter of Loaf and Death," "The Danish Poet" over "The Little Matchgirl" -- it happens. A lot. That having been said, Disney's "Paperman," a delicate little love story that's greeting viewers of "Wreck-It Ralph" this weekend, is generating plenty of love and goodwill. It's a blend of hand-drawn 2D animation and 3D CG artwork. "The characters are modeled in CG and rendered...
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Ani shorts crowd heavy on major studios

The animated shorts that caught Oscar's eye Tuesday exemplify how the form has become a viable means for studios to develop young talent and experiment with new technology.

Of the five nominees for animated short film, three were from major studios: Pixar's "Lifted", which centers on a young alien who is learning how to abduct a human on Earth; the Walt Disney Co.'s "The Little Matchgirl", based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about a young girl who sells matches during winter; and "No Time for Nuts", from 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky Studios, which stars "Ice Age"'s Scrat in a time-traveling journey to protect his beloved acorn.

They will compete against Mikrofilm/National Film Board of Canada's "The Danish Poet", about a poet whose creative well has run dry, and Szimplafilm/Kedd's "Maestro", in which the title character prepares for his big moment just before the curtain rises.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios and the principal creative adviser at Walt Disney Imagineering, said Pixar has been making shorts for a while, and now he's bringing that focus to Disney, which bought Pixar in January 2006.

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