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A top and a ball (both with human facial features) lay among other toys in an illustration by Vilhelm Pedersen, Andersen's first illustrator.

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A top and a ball (both with human facial features) lay among other toys in an illustration by Vilhelm Pedersen, Andersen's first illustrator.


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Arthur C. Clarke in 2005


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Hans Christian Andersen


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Owl Island from The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin


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Annette Nelson as 'The Mountain Sylph'


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Portrait of ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre


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Thrill the World 2008 in Austin, Texas


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The Death of Procris


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a blue monster without a head and with a big face on his chest. Two men holding swords seated on his two arms

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  • ... that before beginning a career in animation, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh worked as a vice president of sales and marketing for a computer company, where he "freaked out" and decided to quit?

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  • ... that the Saw series has grossed more than one billion dollars, making it one of the highest-grossing fright franchises ever?

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  • ... that Sword of Aragon, a video game published in 1989, frustrated players with its copy protection that prompted them with inaccurate information?

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  • ... that the 101 Dalmatians Musical has several performers working on 15" stilts to simulate a canine perspective, and uses 15 real Dalmatian dogs for several scenes?

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  • ... the Halloween genes include spook, spookier, phantom, disembodied, shadow and shade?

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