Those who are collectors and vintage lovers know that when things become of mainstream interest it often spikes an interest and value in genuine vintage items associated with a "trend". Well as I have a love for vintage children's items I try to keep up to date with all manner of things like toys, books, movies, decor and more, but I must say I'm pretty excited about this year.
This year the the box office is set to have some classic stories and characters visit the big screen. If you haven't heard already this coming March, Cinderella is set to be retold again with a live-action release from Disney. I've seen the trailer and I know I'm going to have a little girl who is going to find it breath-taking, and I'm sure it will dazzle a whole new generation of girls and little princes.
Mid year another classic of ages will have movie goers visiting Neverland once again in July with the release of Pan. The movie stars Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard who is the movies main antagonist and tells the story of Peter and how he becomes "Peter Pan" with Hook as a close ally before Hook goes bad.
Also due for release late this year (September/October) is The Jungle Book and once again Disney will be bringing the wonderful story of Mowgli to another generation to fall in love with all over again.
Finally the one movie I'm most excited for (although I'm excited to see all of the above with my kids) is another late release this year will be the animated release of Peanuts. The movies release will coincide with the fifth anniversary of A Charlie Brown's Christmas and will follow Snoopy's efforts to get even with his nemesis whilst Charlie Brown characteristically has his own journey.
All four movies through this year and into next year, will undoubtedly see all manner of merchandise hit shops, but it's also set to see thirty and forty year old something mums and dads seeking out genuine pieces to revive their childhood memories. Oh and I'm sure it goes without saying that there will be four strong contenders for birthday party themes for the next twelve to eighteen months with these movie releases, don't you think?