Coloring pages of Barbie. On March 9, 1959, the famous plastic doll Barbie first appeared in a toy fair in New York. The first Barbie doll was a puppet in the form of a very thin woman, blonde with blue eyes, a beauty difficult unattainable model. The idea of a Barbie doll conceived by Ruth Handler, German woman who bought similar shapely doll for her daughter as "a child Lily" and noticed the girl playing her enthusiastically. Because of the structure of the anorexic body Barbie doll came under much criticism for its designers. Said it encourages eating disorders, it causes low body image in girls and young women who aspire to look like and more. Barbie doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel (Mattel) apart from the classic Barbie produces a multitude of versions and accessories.
In July 2023, a new movie was released about Barbie and Ken, Greta Gerwig's version of the all-time popular doll, in which Barbie and Ken suddenly find themselves in the real world.
Ken Carson is the legendary Barbie ex, and he first appeared on March 11, 1961 at the toy fair of the company that produces it, Mattel. There were some who made unpleasant comments about his masculinity, and that he cared more about clothes than his love life, that he was superficial and arrogant, but all in all his character was well received in the puppet world. Many bought him and turned him into Barbie's partner, and their love flourished.
In 2004 came the great breakup, the separation that shook the barbarian world. Barbie announced that she was leaving Ken and moving to an Australian surfer named Blaine Gordon.
Ken did not give in and tried to woo her in vain. In 2011 he tried to bring her back to him by declaring his 50-year-old love still alive and kicking. Barbie was moved by the gesture and returned to his arms and they are together to this day.
A few more facts about Ken that you might not have known:
Ken is younger than Barbie on two years and two days.
Ken was named after Kenneth Handler, the son of the founders of Mattel, Ruth and Eliot Handler.
Ken's first doll was sold at $ 3.5, which is equivalent to $ 27 today.
Ken and Barbie are from Wilson, Wisconsin, USA (there is not really such a city).
According to a metal company, Ken and Barbie met for the first time on a set of photographs for their commercial together.
Ken is higher than Barbie at 1/2 inche. His height is 12” .
Mattel has released new models of Ken dolls to suit the 21st century. The company has introduced 15 new Ken characters in different body structures: "thin", "wide" and "original." Ken will also appear in seven skin tones, eight hair colors and nine hair styles, according to company vice president Lisa McKnight. Barbie or Ken look to the present generation and that Ken's development was a natural stage for the brand and allows to build and personalize the role they want him to fill in the world of Barbie.
In 1964 Ken's best friend was introduced by Metal, named Alan. Alan was the spouse of Midge, a friend of Barbie's.
In 1982, the first version of the Afro-American Ken was released.
In 1993, the Earring Magic doll, which became popular with gay men, was also released, partly because of the way Ken was dressed and because of the earring in his ear. It is also the best-selling Ken doll of all time.
In 1997 it was discovered that Ken has a small brother named Tommy.
After his breakup from Barbie in 2004, Ken began following her on Match.com.
In the movie Toy Story Ken changed 50 costumes.
In 2009, Mattel released the version of the "Sugar Daddy" on the Palm Beach production line. Ken's new doll raised eyebrows and Mattel responded that the new line was intended for older Barbie collectors, and the name Sugar Daddy refers to Ken's dog named Sugar.
Below you will find Barbie and Ken coloring pages which you can paint for your enjoyment. Choose the coloring page of Barbie you want to paint, print and paint for your enjoyment. Have fun!
June 25 is the summer birthday of Paddington Bear. Paddington, the cute little bear is a fictitious character in a series of books for children created by the British author Michael Bond.
In the first story the little bear was found by the Brown family, lost at the Paddington railway station with a note attached to his collar that read "Please look after this bear. Thank you." When the Browns asked him for his name he said his original Peruvian name was too complicated for them to pronounce, so they decided to call him Paddington. Also, since he was unsure of his age and since he was such a special bear they decided that he deserved two birthdays, just like the queen of England – his summer birthday on June 25 and his winter birthday on December 25.
Here are some interesting facts about Paddington Bear:
1. The home address of the Brown family does not exist. Don't try to find it.
Many tourists who try to locate 32 Windsor Gardens, the address of Paddington's adoptive family, find out to their disappointment that there is no house with such a number in that street. Michael Bond invented that address as a combination of his and his parents' addresses.
2. Had Michael Bond gone Christmas shopping earlier, Paddington Bear would not have been born.On Christmas Eve, 1956, Michael Bond entered a toy store looking for a present for his wife Brenda. On one of the shelves he noticed a small toy bear that had been left all by itself. Feeling sorry for it, Bond bought the bear, took it to his home near Paddington station, and sat down to write a few amusing tales about it just for fun. After ten days he realized that he had a book on his hands, not primarily intended to be specifically for children.
3. Paddington Bear is a spectacled bear.
Bond wanted Paddington to be a bear that had "travelled all the way from darkest Africa", but his agent recommended that he change the original habitat as darkest Africa had no bears. So, Peru was selected, being the natural home of the spectacled bear. Paddington later reveals that his Peruvian name was Pastuso and that he was reluctant to disclose it fearing that no one would be able to pronounce it.
4. Paddington Bear raised a political scandal.Mick Young, Australian Special Minister of State in Bob Hawk's government, was compelled to step resign in 1984 after failing to declare at customs a large Paddington bear and other goods carried by his wife in her luggage. The event became known as the Paddington Bear affair.
5. Google loves Paddington Bear. On October 13, 2008, Google dedicated a doodle to Paddington Bear to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary since the publication of the first book in the Paddington Bear series.
6. The Wellington boot manufacturers could hardly meet the massive demand for boots for Paddington Bear dolls.
The early Paddington Bear dolls were fitted with kiddy boots made by the Dunlop Corporation, in order to ensure that they stood up firmly. However, as demand stretched Dunlop's manufacturing capability to the limit, the doll makers Gabrielle Designs were forced to manufacture the boots by their own means. In the year 1978 the demand for Paddington Bears reached a peak of 87,000 dolls.
7. Up to 2014 twenty four books were published in the Paddington Bear series.
Over thirty five million copies, translated into forty languages, were sold worldwide.
8. Paddington appeared in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The phenomenon that is often called the "Paddington effect" shows no sign of waning. Paddington Races Ahead was published in April 2012 as a salute to the London Olympic Games that took place in the summer of that year. In the book, Paddington, who repeatedly says that his legs "are a bit short for the pole vault", is mistakenly identified as a Peruvian hurdler by a film crew. Naturally, Paddington actually participated in the opening ceremony parade along the athletic track in the Olympic Stadium.
|Paddington Races Ahead - Free
June 25 is also Global Beatles Day
Donald Duck made his debut on June 9, 1934, in Walt Disney's cartoon The Wise Little Hen.
In this cartoon, Donald and his friend Peter Pig fake stomach aches as an excuse for avoiding to help Mrs. Hen who is busy sowing seeds of maize. After Mrs. Hen finishes her toils unaided, they hope to get a treat but learn a painful lesson instead.
The Wise Little Hen video on Youtube (7.24 seconds)
Fun facts about Donald Duck:
Donald is a white feathered duck with orange-yellow legs and beak. His attire usually consists of a sailor shirt and cap, and a red tie.
The voice impersonating Donald Duck belonged at first to the voice actor Clarence Nash until his decease in 1985. Since then the voice actor Tony Anselmo has taken on the role.
Donald's family members include: Daisy Duck (Donald's girlfriend), Huey, Dewey, and Louie (Donald's three nephews), Scrooge McDuck and Professor Ludwig Von Drake (uncles).
Up to now 178 Donald Duck cartoons have been filmed, surpassing the number of Mickey Mouse cartoons.
Donald Duck suffers from a lack in anger control. Rage builds up inside him until he blows his top. He is short tempered and tends to run into trouble when fury gets the better of him.
When calm, Donald Duck generally loves leisure and tends to impassivity. His speech consists of shrieking, practically unintelligible utterances.
In 2004 a star in his name was embedded in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, adding him to the company of cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse.
Finland had boycotted Donald Duck for years-because he had no pants.
Congratulations to Facebook, the social network that celebrates its birthday today. It seems to have always been here, but in fact it is only 17 years old.
The Facebook site was founded on February 4, 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Andrew McCollum who were Harvard students.
At first only students from Harvard were allowed to join the network but on September 11, 2006 it was opened to the general public, and today it is the largest online social network in the world and is available in more than 70 languages, with over a billion users.
In honor of Facebook's birthday, get some interesting facts about the site that has become an integral part of your life:
1. The average user spends 40 minutes on Facebook every day.
2. People who have a smartphone check Facebook an average of 14 times a day.
The average user has 130 Facebook friends.
4. 600,000 hacking attempts are made to Facebook accounts daily.
5. One of the languages offered on Facebook that you can change in your preferences is the language of the "pirates".
6. The first face that appeared on Facebook's Facebook screen in 2007, of a guy with a tough bluish look, was that of Al Pacino.
7. Some people were murdered for canceling friendships with someone on Facebook.
8. There are about 30 million dead people on Facebook.
9. Facebook has a feature that allows you to designate a person to manage your account after your death.
10. Facebook keeps track of which sites you visit, even after you leave it.
11. According to studies, 1 in 3 people feel more dissatisfied with their life after visiting Facebook.
12. Facebook's color is mostly blue, because Mark Zuckerberg suffers from red-green color blindness.
13. The "Like" button on Facebook was originally supposed to be called "Awesome".
14. Every minute 1.8 million likes are made across Facebook.
15. Mark Zuckerberg cannot be blocked on Facebook.
16. Mark Zuckerberg's salary as CEO of Facebook is only one dollar.
17. Since 2009, the sites Facebook, Twitter and the New York Times have been blocked in China.
18. Despite the block, Facebook has 95 million users in China.
19. Facebook does not allow the posting of photos of breastfeeding women.
20. When Zuckerberg created Facebook in 2004, he bragged about people trusting him and posting personal information on his site. He called them "Dumb f * cks."
21. Facebook earns an average of $ 5.85 per citizen in the US.
22. In the UK, a woman was sent to 20 months in prison for creating fake Facebook profiles and sending herself abusive messages.
23. 8.7% of Facebook accounts are fake.
24. In 2013, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $ 1 billion to charity, making him the largest charity donor in the United States.
On December 1, 2015, Zuckerberg gave birth to a daughter, whose name is Max, and he promised at the time of her birth that he would contribute about 99% of the value of Facebook shares to charity during his lifetime.
26. Facebook spends about $ 30 million a month just on hosting the site.
27. Every minute the Facebook site is shut down, it loses $ 25,000.
28. In 2005, the website Myspace was in talks to buy Facebook, but rejected the deal because of the price Mark Zuckerberg asked for, $ 75 million, which seemed too expensive to him.
29. In 2009, one of the founders of Whatsapp, Brian Acton, was not hired by Facebook. Five years later, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $ 19 billion.
30. In 2014, a Minnesota burglar was caught after logging in to his Facebook account on a computer at home and forgetting to log out.
31. Any text you enter in the status box is sent to Facebook servers, even if you did not click "Post".
32. According to a study by a doctor from Ohio University, Facebook users have on average fewer years of schooling than people who do not use Facebook.
Mickey Mouse is the world's most famous and oldest cartoon used as an icon of Walt Disney Studios. It's hard to imagine someone living on this planet who don't know this funny mouse, who starred in so many animated films.
The debut of Mickey Mouse was a short film called "Plane Crazy", but he became famous mainly due to his appearance in the short film "Steamboat Willie", the first speaking animated film, in 1928. In this film Mickey Mouse rower a steamship with his spouse Minnie Mouse and Black Pete the big cat (also called Peg-Leg Pete, Big Bad Pete), the sworn enemy of Mickey & Minnie Mouse.
|"Mickey Mouse & Black Pete in the movie "Steamboat Willie
Mickey Mouse appeard in one of the most prominent and famous films of Walt Disney, "Fantasy", where he played the sorcerer's apprentice who enchant brooms to clean magician's laboratory.
The original name of Mickey Mouse was "Mortimer Mouse", but the wife of Walt Disney objected, arguing that the name is too long, and Disney decided to shorten his name to Mickey Mouse.
Mickey Mouse has become in a sense the logo of The Walt Disney Company there is a tradition of scribbling the head of Mickey Mouse in obscure films. For example, the film Beauty and the Beast as Gaston puts his feet on the desk of Bell, flowing mud from his boots a considerable resemblance to Mickey Mouse's head. Even the area of Walt Disney World and nearby resorts have tens of thousands of heads or hidden parts of Mickey Mouse designers and artists added of these places.
On November 18, 1978 in honor of his 50th birthday, Mickey Mouse became the first animated character that has received a star on Hollywood.
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