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The Princess And The Frog (U)
In an extraordinary career, producer Walt Disney redefined the boundaries of hand-drawn animation, initially on television and later, and more prominently, on the big screen...
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Chinese New Year 2010
The 14th February 2010 the year of the Tiger begins, altough the famous Trafalgar Square parade will take place a little later, on Sunday 21st February, with thousands of Londoners celebrating the Chinese New Year...
More info | More London events Latest Video Laughs - Man Gets Owned By His Cat

We start this week with an animal theme; first up a Man Gets Owned By His Cat, then we've the cute Baby Owl Disco Dancing. To round the series off there's a classic Bull Mating Fail. Next it all goes downhill with Bobsleigh Suit in Bum Split and Barclaycard Rollercoaster in high definition. Finally spare a thought for Peter Andre who was driven to tears yesterday in this tactless interview with Sky's Kay Burley. | NEW! BigHappyVideo on Facebook | BigHappyVideo on Twitter

Top Attractions Sellers (21/01/10 - 03/02/10):
1. London Eye, 2. Madame Tussauds, 3. Bateaux Dinner Cruise, 4. Quilts 1700-2010, 5. Original London Sightseeing Tour

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Diary: Bambi tears and Froggie laughs

I'm told I cried like a baby when they took me to see to my first Disney film, Bambi. Partly that's because of the famous scene when the poor deer's mum died, but mostly it's because I actually was a baby. Wah! Take your eyes off the big-eyed loser, give ME some attention!

Can't remember where, but I'm sure I read once that more tears have been shed watching Bambi than any other movie. It's hard to see how they work these things out.

Probably there's a plumb job out there, held by researchers who must be able to tell apart a bone-fide weepy tear from a poke in the watery eye and all in the dark.

These days Disney films are more likely to leave you with a smile than a sob and The Princess and the Frog is no exception, featuring the twin themes of young, black, female empowerment and funny frogs. Not that either of those are any help to Bambi.

- David Clee

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See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
Cinema | Classical | Comedy | Music | Theatre

- Cinema

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. © Disney Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.Blockbuster of the Week: The Princess And The Frog (PG)
Starring: Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey, Bruno Campos
Tiana dreams of the day she might opens her own restaurant and serve up gumbo in New Orleans like her father...
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Paul Saunders and MICHAEL CERA as Nick Twisp in YOUTH IN REVOLT. Momentum PicturesComedy of the Week: Youth In Revolt (15)
Starring: Michael Cera, Jean Smart, Fred Willard, Portia Doubleday
Shy, girlfriendless Nick is caught between separated parents with younger lovers...
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Invictus. Warner Bros.Critics' Choice of the Week: Invictus (12A)
Starring: Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Matt Stern
Following his release from Robben Island in February 1990 and subsequent election as the president of South Africa...
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A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Cinema News, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

- Classical and Dance

The Gambler - Royal Opera HouseThe Gambler - Royal Opera House
This is the first time that The Royal Opera will be performing Prokofiev's opera based on Dostoyevsky's novel of addiction...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (21/01/10 - 03/02/10):
1. Swan Lake, 2. Sleeping Beauty, 3. Lucia Di Lammermoor, 4. Tosca, 5. Magia De La Danza

- Comedy

Katy Brand's Big Ass Tour - Churchill TheatreKaty Brand's Big Ass Tour - Churchill Theatre
Join the British Comedy Award Winner and star of ITV2's Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, Have I Got News For You and Peep Show, for an evening of anarchic comedy, celebrity satire, music spoofs...
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Top Comedy Sellers (21/01/10 - 03/02/10):
1. Frankie Boyle, 2. Dara O'Briain, 3. The Comedy Store, 4. Lee Mack, 5. Jongleurs Comedy Club

- Music

Motion City Soundtrack. Picture: My Dinosaure Life coverMotion City Soundtrack
Over the years Motion City Soundtrack have accomplished quite a bit stateside, including headlining the Warped tour, Bamboozle, Lollapalooza and the mtvU Campus Invasion...
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Top Music Sellers (21/01/10 - 03/02/10):
1. The Bizarre Tour - Chipmunk, Daisy Dares You, Tinie Tempah & Skepta, 2. Nme Awards Tour 2010, 3. John Butler Trio, 4. Wolf Parade, 5. Randy Newman

- Theatre

My Fair Lady - New Wimbledon TheatreMy Fair Lady - New Wimbledon Theatre
One of the finest of all American musicals yet quintessentially English and an unforgettable theatrical experience...
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Top Theatre Sellers (21/01/10 - 03/02/10):
1. Thriller Live, 2. Stomp, 3. Twelfth Night, 4. The Woman in Black, 5. Eva Cassidy: Over The Rainbow

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Grand Designs Live CompetitionGrand Designs Live Competition
Win one of five pairs of tickets for Grand Designs Live at London Excel from 1 to 9 May 2010...
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London Accommodation

Park Lane Mews - Park Lane (4*)

Park Lane Mews - Park Lane (4*)
An intimate 'Town House' hotel situated in the heart of Mayfair, which offers a personal and thorough level of service that will impress even the most seasoned traveller...
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Rosedene Hotel - Victoria (1*)

Rosedene Hotel - Victoria (1*)
Situated in a period townhouse on one of Victoria's most historic roads; over the years Ebury Street has been home to many interesting figures, including Mozart...
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Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2* B&B)

Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2* B&B)
As it's only a couple of minutes walk from Kings Cross St Pancras Tube Station, you will be able to get to places like Covent Garden and Oxford Street really easily...
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Queen Mary Budget Rooms - Mile End (Budget Rooms)

Queen Mary Budget Rooms - Mile End (Budget Rooms)
Queen Mary University Accommodation is situated in the capital's vibrant East End. This part of London is convenient for business travellers as well as holidaymakers...
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Top Hotels Sellers (21/01/10 - 03/02/10):
1. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 2. Belmont and Astoria Hotel - Paddington (2 Star B&B), 3. Hyde Park Quality Apartments - Bayswater (3* Apartment), 4. Piccolino Hotel - Paddington (3 Star B&B), 5. Notting Hill Gate Hotel - Notting Hill (3 Star B&B)

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