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  • Ed Catmull's 'Creativity, Inc.' is a thoughtful look at Pixar

    Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry. The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he...
  • Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase

    Earn $10 Amazon credit with Easter toy purchase
    Amazon is offering a $10 credit with the purchase of certain toy products. Both Mattel and Fisher Price are participating in the offer. To earn the credit, shoppers must buy three Mattel or three Fisher Price toys. Here are the rules: "For a limited...
  • Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]

    Narrowing the construction gap [Commentary]
    In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...
  • Tucson toddler's remains found in backyard toy chest; parents charged

    Tucson toddler's remains found in backyard toy chest; parents charged
    Cleaners at a vacant home in Tucson found the skeletal remains of a 3-year-old boy in a backyard toy chest, leading to the arrest of the toddler’s parents this week. Martin Raymond Barreras, 45, and Raquel Marcela Barreras, 39, were both charged...
  • Workplace Prank Led To Multimillion-Dollar Business

    Workplace Prank Led To Multimillion-Dollar Business
    GLASTONBURY — The same fevered imagination brought the world a blue gingham inflatable ice-holding tray for outdoor picnics, obnoxious magnetic bumper stickers and an oversized ceramic mug shaped like a toilet. "Our toilet mug, I think, it defines...
  • Concerts

      **************** March 10, 2014 - Burbank, CA - Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheatre and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are...
  • Pasadena mobile games developer Industrial Toys raises $5 million

    Pasadena mobile games developer Industrial Toys raises $5 million
    Mobile games developer Industrial Toys has raised $5 million in a round of funding led by Accel Partners. As part of the financing, the Pasadena company is also announcing the launch of its first title, "Midnight Star," which will be available this...
  • For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement

    For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement
    Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby. "This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago....
  • Mattel Wins Battle Over Rights to 'Masters of the Universe'

    A federal judge has sided with Mattel in its claim that it fully owns the rights to "Masters of the Universe," despite a writer's contention that his work on four comics packaged with the action figures entitled him to an ownership interest in the...
  • TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'

    TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'
    "None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
  • Barbie coming to the big screen in live-action comedy for Sony

    Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen. The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy, Sony Pictures and Mattel announced Wednesday. Production for the movie, which Sony sees as its...