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Beyond the Background: The Ghoul School

Today’s installment of Beyond the Background spotlights that rare sub-species in pop culture: the all-female Monster Mash. Today we’ll be shining the spotlight on a gang of monster girls who all attend a special school together. Ah, no, not them. Believe it or not, kiddies, there was another ghoul girl gang before Monster High. Today …

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Beyond the Background: The Forgotten Twins

This is a picture of Hello Kitty, correct? Wrong-o! First, weird that this is the 2nd mention of Hello Kitty on this blog in as many days, second, nope, this is not Hello Kitty. This is a picture of HK’s twin sister Mimi White (I’ve also seen her called Mimmy or once even Minny or …

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Beyond the Background: The Seven Dwarfs’ Knockoffs

Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy and Sneezy. To longtime Disney fans, these names are the Beatles of little people. Nearly everybody loves Disney’s Seven Dwarfs: they stole the show in Disney’s first ever animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, they appear as costumed mascots in all of the Walt Disney theme parks, …

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Beyond the Background: Elmyra’s Family

By now, most of us are familiar with the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) star of Tiny Toon Adventures, Elmyra Duff….. Relax. It’s because Elmyra is so well known that we won’t be profiling her here. Beyond the Background is for shining the spotlight on the more obscure, lesser-known and forgotten …

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Beyond the Background: Bogel and Weerd

Today Beyond the Background tracks down the ghastly duo from 1985’s The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Bogel and Weerd. FTR, Bogel is the short, round one, and Weerd is the one with the stylin’ Bob Marley style sheet dreads. ¬† These goofy ghosts were itching to open the Chest of Demons,¬†which housed thirteen of the …

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