Here at TruffleShuffle Towers you can guarantee whispers of a Disney Couture jewellery delivery are sure to excite the girls in the office. Things you can be sure of when talking about Disney Couture; they will be beautiful and they will have fabulous attention to detail. Needless to say; the latest delivery didn’t disappoint. It includes fantastic pieces based on Beauty & the Beast, Winnie The Pooh, Snow White and Tinkerbell.
This new Disney jewellery range includes rings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles & earrings some featuring gold, silver and rose gold plating and Swarovski crystals with prices starting from just £12.99!
Like many kids back in the day and even now, we were raised with some of the most iconic kids films (that adults secretly love too!) ever made. Films that transported us to far far away lands where giant castles with monsters existed and even mermaids roamed under the sea with their crustacean buddies having a good old sing song. We are of course talking about Disney!
Even to this day we are still madly in love with these true icons, so much so that it’s inspired us to get our hands on some classic Disney T-Shirts featuring the well-known animated faces.
Now we all know and love the classic characters who made us laugh, made us cry (damn it Simba!) and above all else taught us some ever valuable lessons, but have you ever wondered what they actually look like….in real life??
Well look no further! Yes we’ve been looking into some of our all-time favourite Disney films and the characters we loved the most, searching for the real identity of the voices that spoke to our hearts. Take a look at some of the most amazing people ever…..
Pinocchio – Dick Jones
Named as one of the Disney Legends, Dickie Jones played Pinocchio in 1940 which became one of his best-loved work. He also starred in a number of B-Western films and had his own TV series called Buffalo Bill, Jr later in 1955.
Simba (The Lion King) – Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Starring in one of our all-time favourite movies, Jonathan played the voice of young Simba back in the 1994 classic, he later went on to star as Ben Archer in Man of the House (1994) opposite Chevy Chase. Among his other movies are Tom and Huck (1995) and The Adventures of Pinocchio (1996).
The Beast – Robby Benson
Featuring in Broadway shows, TV series, various films and voice work, Robby also went on to marry American singer, actress and voice artist Karla DeVito too! What a guy!
Winnie The Pooh – Sterling Holloway
One of the true Disney icons! Sterling has played some of the most popular characters ever including of course Winnie the Pooh, Mr. Stork (Dumbo), the adult Flower in Bambi, The Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland, Kaa in The Jungle Book, Roquefort in The Aristocats, and more! WOWZERSS! He was even known to ring up children’s hospitals and speak to the kids as Winnie the Pooh, can you imagine that!?
Cinderella – Ilene Woods
Jacqueline Ruth “Ilene” Woods was an American voice actress and singer best known for her work as the amazing Cinderella, she also had her own radio show on NBC Blue Network (which later became ABC Radio) known as the Ilene Woods Show. She also sang for President Roosevelt at his home in Hyde Park. She also sang at the White House for President Truman, after singing for the soldiers and sailors of war.
Alice in Wonderland – Kathryn Beaumont
Kathryn Beaumont is an English actress, singer, and school teacher who was born in the big smoke London. She is best known for giving us the voices of both Alice in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland AND Wendy in Disney’s Peter Pan! Did you know that? 🙂
Sleeping Beauty – Mary Costa
American singer and actress, who is best known for providing the voice of Princess Aurora in the 1959 film, Sleeping Beauty. The story goes that in 1952, after meeting people at a party with her future husband, director Frank Tashlin, she auditioned for the part of Disney’s Princess Aurora. Walt Disney called her personally within hours of the audition to inform her that the part was hers! She later went on to perform in 44 operatic roles on stages throughout the world thanks to her amazing singing talent.
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We hope you’ve leant something useful from this adventure, some handy pub quiz trivia perhaps, or maybe you just feel that little bit closer to some of the iconic characters.
If you’re left wanting more Disney in your lives, don’t forget to check out our amazing range of Disney clothing and jewellery inspired by the greats. Take a peep at some of our very faves….
In 1952, after meeting people at a party with her future husband, director Frank Tashlin, she auditioned for the part of Disney’s Princess Aurora. Walt Disney called her personally within hours of the audition to inform her that the part was hers.
Some of you may remember a few weeks back we showcased some of our very favourite creations from top fashion social network Polyvore, well we’re back!
Yes since the last time, everyone has been using and sharing our products like there’s no tomorrow. Adding them to their amazing themed sets and virtually styling them up in more ways than we thought possible. So much inspiration to be had there!
So! To reward you guys with your amazing efforts, we decided to once again pick out some of our very favourite and help spread the love. Take a look at what’s caught our attention recently and be inspired for your very own creations….
Using the same studded black boots from the previous outfit, this has gone in another direction and coupled our Ladies Rolling Stones Tongue T-Shirt with this cool vintage blue skirt, statement red bag and simple stylish hair.
Now if you’re a My Little Pony fans this is the look for you! Packed with fun, colour and personality like the characters themselves this amazing outfit featuring our Ladies My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Mane 6 TShirt, purple converse and trendy geek glasses. This really goes to show just how much impact a few accessories can make to a simple tee and jean combo. Nice.
Much like the ever-expanding universe (probably), we love to broaden our horizons and cram-pack our little busy minds full of cool facts, trivia, and insights into some of our all-time favourite films and shows. SO! to continue our ongoing quest for knowledge, we decided to dive into the weird and wonderful world of Star Wars and pluck out some cool things we find along the way to show you.
It took an impressive 6 puppeteers to operate Jabba The Hutt!
Most stormtroopers are shown to be left-handed because of the construction of their blaster rifles. Based on a real weapon, the magazine would have hit the troopers in their chest because of the design. Therefore, they had to switch grips, which might explain why they’re all such terrible shots!
SPOILER ALERT! The shots where Luke uses his Jedi powers to retrieve his lightsabers from a distance are actually done by having Mark Hamill throw the lightsaber away, and then running the film in reverse. Watch for it.
“Luke, I am your father” is never spoken once. It’s actually “No, I am your father.”
Chewbacca’s speech was a combination of recordings of lions, camels, rabbits, tigers, badgers and walruses, with a major contribution from a black bear named Tarik from a zoo in San Jose. Damn nature…you scary!
Return of the Jedi was originally titled Revenge of the Jedi – but later underwent a title change, due to the fact that, according to Lucas, A Jedi would never take revenge.
During The Empire Strikes Back’s famous asteroid scene, two of the deadly, hurling asteroids is actually… a potato and a shoe!
The original draft for the opening of Star Wars read “A long, long time ago, in the not-too-distant future…” until someone pointed out that this was technically impossible.
The iconic sounds for the LightSabers were recorded by a combination of the hum of idling interlock motors in aged movie projectors and moving a microphone next to a TV set.
Darth Vader was actually played by three different people; David Prowse (body), James Earl Jones (voice) et Sebastian Shaw (face)
So there you have it, folks, hopefully, you’ve had fun and perhaps learnt a few things along the way. Stay tuned for more Did you Know? features to come covering and uncovering some of our favourite retro films tv shows, and more!
Don’t forget to check out our ever-growing range of amazing Star Wars merchandise including official Star Wars T-Shirts, gifts and accessories for adults and even little emperors too.
As you know – we’re always on a fact hunting mission, if it’s interesting and related to the cool t-shirts we sell – we will most definitely share it with you! Whether it be on the TruffleShuffle Facebook page, or on the TruffleShuffle Twitter page, we always like to share the retro goodness. We thought it was about time we put together our favourites….let us know if you have any interesting facts – we’d love to hear them!
Did you know…
The Beatles earned $90,000 in 35 minutes for their Minneapolis show in August 1965.
They had to stop touring as the music couldn’t be amplified loud enough to play over screaming fans.