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Just another day at the office at Windy Tales inc.
With some delay the twins had mixed their favorites. Unfortunately, the mixes got mixed up.

HE LEFT MY PAPER NET AND SAT RIVALLED ON THE ICE CUE THAT DREAM ESKIMO WINS A CRASH CINEMA CLUE DIAL TWO MOO POACH SQUID

Can you figure out the names of their favorites?

P.S.: Lady Twines pointed out that alphabetically A(2), C(7), C(5), M(2), M(6), M(5), P(2), P(3), Q(8), S(2) was actually her favorite.

Hint:

A good place to start here is to think about (based on the tags to this puzzle) what these "mixes" might be a reference to and how that could change the name of the company.

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    $\begingroup$ On account of the tag lateral-thinking : could the answer be 'Yes' or 'No'? $\endgroup$ – mestackoverflow Dec 1 '16 at 4:26
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it could be, but no, it isn't :P $\endgroup$ – Levieux Dec 2 '16 at 9:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Levieux- "how that could change the name of the company" I didn't get it. And Lady Twines or Lady Twins? :-/ $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Dec 2 '16 at 10:34
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot: Lady Twines. She is probably one of the Delay twins. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Dec 2 '16 at 10:47
  • $\begingroup$ Hmm.. Yes. I thought it was a typo. $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Dec 2 '16 at 10:52
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The common theme behind the mixes is ...

Walt Disney, which is an anagram of Windy Tales, Lady Twines or Twins (with) delay.

I guess that the favourites are ...

... protagonists of Walt Disney films, namely:

AND DIAL – Aladdin
THE ICE CRASH – Cheshire Cat
CLUE RIVALLED – Cruella de Vil
THAT DREAM – Mad Hatter
CINEMA LEFT – Maleficent
MY CUE ESKIMO – Mickey Mouse
PAPER NET – Peter Pan
POACH ON SAT – Pocahontas
SQUID A MOO – Quasimodo
WINS TWO HE – Snow White

Lady Twines' favourite ...

... is made up of the i th letter of each of the solutions starting with the corresponding letters. This is also a hint that there was one solution starting with A, two starting with C and so on. The list is sorted alphabetically by character name:

A(2) → L (Aladdin)
C(7) → R (Cheshire Cat)
C(5) → L (Cruella de Vil)
M(2) → A (Mad Hatter)
M(6) → I (Maleficent)
M(5) → E (Mickey Mouse)
P(2) → E (Peter Pan)
P(3) → C (Pocahontas)
Q(8) → D (Quasimodo)
S(2) → N (Snow White)

Unscrambling the letters LRLAIEECDN leads to Cinderella.

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  • $\begingroup$ +1. I haven't watched half of them. :) Also, not sure how it was supposed to be solved. :D Too tough. Well done $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Dec 2 '16 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Techidiot: The tough part was to find out about Walt Disney. Most anagram tools fail here, but Chambers Word Wizard, which has other drawbacks, knows about Walt Disney. I recognised only Snow White and Pocahontas before resorting to the Interwebs. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Dec 2 '16 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ Oh I see. So there are anagram solvers for finding proper nouns as well. Great. Bookmarked! :) $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Dec 2 '16 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @MOehm: well done! Only the Lady Twines' favorite is not quite correct yet, as you identified yourself. Keep in mind that her list was ordered alphabetically ;) $\endgroup$ – Levieux Dec 2 '16 at 12:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Levieux: Okay, got it. (It ws actually one of the Characters I knew and expected to find it in the list. By the way, my list is sorted, too, which helped.) $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Dec 2 '16 at 13:03

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