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  • 'The Lego Movie': Building a postmodern, tongue-in-cheek toy film

    Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die? "It wasn't something...
  • Horror director's career back from the dead

    Horror director's career back from the dead
    A couple of weeks ago at Lincoln Hall, late on a Saturday afternoon, Chester Novell Turner took the stage. Or rather, to be exact, he climbed onto the stage, throwing a leg sideways and hoisting himself from the floor to the stage. He did not seem to...
  • Allentown fire department joins Toys for Tots campaign

     
    The Allentown Fire Department is collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps' annual Toys for Tots campaign that will run until Dec. 20. Those looking to donate can bring a new, unopened toy to any of the five fire stations in Allentown, fire Capt. John...
  • Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces

    Rainy day fun: Indoor playspaces
    Don't let a little inclimate weather keep your family cooped up. These indoor play spaces offer a perfect opportunity for the whole brood to get out and get moving.   Bubbles Academy Play tunnels and inflatables, development toys and soft foam...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. The following is a complete list of nominees: Animated feature "A...
  • ABC Sets 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' Christmas Special

    ABC is making Pixar holiday specials a network tradition, continuing this year with Christmas entry "Toy Story That Time Forgot." Special revolves around a post-Christmas play date for the "Toy Story" gang when a group of action figures turns out to be...
  • Reader tip: Huge clearance sale at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us

    Reader tip: Huge clearance sale at Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us
    Reader Kurt Kuhnle posted this on the Savvy Shopper Facebook page: "$450 worth of kids clothes for $77 at Babies 'r Us! Major score! All clearance items are $4 or less, plus there is a 20 percent off coupon for Rewards members. I think it ends tomorrow....
  • Getting the most satisfaction from the money you spend

    A Gallup poll released Jan. 6 showed that Americans' daily spending has rebounded to an average of $96, the highest since the financial crisis in September 2008. That's not counting normal household bills or big purchases. By coincidence, I've been...
  • Stock up your birthday closet with early January sales

    Stock up your birthday closet with early January sales
    Clearance toy aisles offer particularly good deals in the early weeks of January, but who needs more toys? I use this time to stock up my "birthday closet." With a 3-year-old preschooler and a 5-year-old kindergartener, birthday parties are often on...
  • Ty Warner details 'unhappy' childhood in plea for probation on tax evasion

    Ty Warner details 'unhappy' childhood in plea for probation on tax evasion
    Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner, who in October pleaded guilty to tax evasion, said that he should receive probation when he is sentenced by a federal judge later this month. In a filing Wednesday in federal court that also describes his being a...
  • Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents

    Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents
    People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve. Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...