Category: Odds & Ends

6 second classics

Burt’s Bees has started a new Vine campaign playing on the classics in 6 seconds. You can see the Vines below. What’s really cool is that when Chicago Now reported on the new Burt’s Bees campaign, it reminded them of Cozy Classics! It seems that we’re something of a cultural touchstone now on riffing on the classics! Read more →

Emma – Cozy Classics vs. TV & Film

With the upcoming release of Cozy Classics: Emma in a few weeks, we thought we’d contrast and compare the characters in our version with three beloved TV and film versions of Emma (clockwise from our version): the 1996 big-screen movie starring Gwyneth Paltrow, the 1996 TV movie starring Kate Beckinsale, and the 2009 TV mini-series starring Romola Garai. So which… Read more →

Dancing in Cozy Classics

Before the publication of Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice, some suggested that our image for “dance” wasn’t historically accurate. However, Lisa Brown of JASNA Rochester, an expert on English country dance, confirms that Jane and Bingley are doing a figure called “arming.” While dancers didn’t typically raise their arms, nothing would have prevented them, she says, from raising their arms… Read more →

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOODREADS

Dear Goodreads, We emailed you on June 4, 2013 and July 9, 2013 about what we think is a Goodreads spamming / hacking / bot issue. We have not had a response to our queries, let alone a resolution. We are writing you this open letter in hopes that we can receive the courtesy of a reply. Our concerns relate… Read more →

Jack and Holman and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Review

We went to sleep with gum in our mouths and now there’s gum in our hair and when we got out of bed this morning we saw an absolutely scathing review of Cozy Classics. Replete with phrases such as “pass on this snake oil” and “breathtaking opportunism”, the review is, well, breathtaking. The bad news is the review is by… Read more →

Cozy Classics Wiggle 3D

We’ve  had lots of parents tell us that our felt images are so realistic and 3-dimensional-looking that their young children often reach out towards the books to try and grab the figures! Well, just to take the 3-D effect one step further, here are some wiggle 3-D animated GIFs, which really create a neat effect. We’re not animators by any… Read more →