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memories of the ’80s – The BFG by Roald Dahl

The early 1980s brought a new novel to the kids section: The BFG by Roald Dahl. The BFG aka The Big Friendly Giant, was written by Dahl for his seven year old daughter Sophie, who had died of measles encephalitis … Continue reading

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Everything is cute!

Kawaii in Japan:

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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 – TV show board games

For pop culture obsessed kids of the 1970s, there was many ways to celebrate their favourite TV heroes. And one of the most fun – the board game. Debuting in 1973, the police detective series Kojak became a hit with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Animals, Animals, Animals

For kids of the late 1970s, the love for animals was fostered through a weekly show: Animals, Animals, Animals. Debuting in 1976, the ABC series was focused on teaching children about animals. Created by Lester Cooper and hosted by Hal … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – McDonald’s Happy Meal

In the last days of the 1970s, kids were given an unique extra when they ordered a meal at McDonald’s – the Happy Meal. Debuting in June 1979, the Happy Meal was a drink, fries, hamburger, cookies and a toy … Continue reading

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