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memories of the ’80s – The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Well known in the 1970s for their animated specials, Rankin/Bass completed their last holiday special in 1985 with The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Based on the 1902 book by L. Frank Baum (best known as the author of … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Gulliver’s Travels

Originally published by Jonathan Swift in 1726, 251 years later, a mix of animation and live-action came to the big screen with the release of Gulliver’s Travels. Starring Richard Harris as Lemuel Gulliver, the film begins with him stating his … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Dynamite Magazine

For kids of the 1970s, pop culture was easily found in Dynamite Magazine. Created by Jenette Kahn, the magazine was published by Scholastic Press, starting in March 1974. Kahn edited the first three issues of the magazine, and then the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Electric Company

For kids of the early 1970s, when they had enough of the antics of Sesame Street, they graduated to the sketch comedy of the Electric Company. Produced by the Children’s Television Workshop who created Sesame Street, Electric Company used comedy … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Big Wheel

Cool kids didn’t want a tricycle, they wanted to rule their sidewalk domain with the Big Wheel. The motorcycle of the pre-school set, this oversized low-rider tricycle was a favourite of kids of the early 1970s. Launched in 1969 at … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Garanimals childrens clothing

Were you fashion-focused as a child? I certainly was. My Mum was very fixated on the way I dressed  – and in the 1970s, her discovery of Garanimals was my ticket to being a stylish little girl. Launched in 1972 … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Strawberry Shortcake

Not the sweet dessert that’s on everyone’s radar starting every June, but the little pink illustration that became an animated television show and merchandise winner in 1980: Strawberry Shortcake. Created by illustrator Muriel Fahrion in 1977, Strawberry Shortcake and her … Continue reading

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