Marvelous Villains May Exercise Challenge

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  1. Twilight Sparkle

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    220 minutes since last check in (combination of horse training and evening walks - it has been way too hot here, too!)

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    Wow! Lots of color changes today:

    I've reached Evil Queen Purple; sophy1996 has reached Cruella Orange; and PollyannaMom and scdak have both made it to Ursula Blue!!! Congratulations to all of us! :flower1::flower1::flower1::flower1:
     
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    Bea Arthur (from the Golden Girls) was the original choice to play Ursula. However, Bea declined, and Pat Carroll ended up being the only other actress who could give the very picky Howard Ashman the vocal performance he wanted.

    Here's a short video of Pat Carroll doing a reading from The Little Mermaid script:



    and here's a bonus feature of Pat reading The Haunted Mansion Ghost Host lines:

     
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    The actress who played Cruella De Vil, radio star Betty Lou Gerson, also narrated Cinderella.

    Here's a Cruella scene:



    And here is Ms. Gerson as the Cinderella Narrator:

     
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    The Evil Queen is the villain in Disney's 1937 Snow White. She holds the distinction of being the first Disney animated features canon villain. Old publicity materials refer to the Evil Queen as Queen Grimhilde, but the name seems not to have stuck. She is more widely known as The Evil Queen, The Wicked Queen, or simply The Queen.

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    I'll be away from wi-fi for the next few days. I plan to fit some hiking in while I'm away, so hopefully I'll have quite a few minutes to add when I return. You all have a great weekend and keep up the good work!
     
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    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    67 more minutes for me
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    I walked on the treadmill and mowed the lawn.
     
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    I'm back! Adding 215 minutes since last check in.

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    I will hopefully have time to sit down and update totals later today or tonight. Looks like you all have been busy!
     
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    You're only 1 minute from your next color change!!!! So, so close.
     
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    We had several color changes while I was away. Congratulations to scdak for reaching Cruella Orange, to Tasha228 and our TEAM(!!) for reaching Evil Queen Purple, and to snels and I for reaching Lady Tremaine and Her Daughters Pink!!!!! :cheer2: I'm so impressed with our progress so far. What a great team!
     
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    Zsa Zsa Gabor inspired Disney's take on Cruella De Vil. Zsa Zsa was quite popular at the time and known for wearing furs, so Walt Disney thought he might give Cruella a little Zsa Zsa touch, according to Lisa Davis who read for Cruella but ended up voicing Anita.

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    In the early stages of development, the Evil Queen was sketched as a fat, frumpy, comical character. This is a far cry from the regal, formidable character that ended up in the film.

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