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By Nick S., 16 and Nick S., 16,Chicago Tribune | February 24, 2000
In Pixar's "Toy Story 2" by Activision ($40, PlayStation), Woody has been kidnapped. Only you and companion Buzz Lightyear can save him and bring him back to his toy family, where he belongs. The game's many levels immerse you in adventures that lead Buzz Lightyear from inside Andy's house to far outside it. As you journey with Buzz in search of Woody, you'll encounter many familiar faces from the "Toy Story 2" movie -- including Mr. Potato Head and Rex the dinosaur. Characters will ask Buzz to complete certain tasks in each level.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2010
The "Toy Story" trilogy is a primal suburban growing-up story. The movie's screenwriter, Michael Arndt, whose father was in the foreign service, grew up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. "We moved there when I was 4 or 5 years old, then went to Sri Lanka for two years; then I went to junior high and high school in McLean, right near the Potomac River. To paraphrase Sarah Palin, 'We could see Maryland from our front porch!' " Now Arndt may become the first screenwriter to go two for two at the Oscars.
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September 23, 1998
" 'The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb' by R.L. Stine is about a boy named Gabe who explores an old pyramid with his cousin Sari and Uncle Ben. This book is cool because lots of mummies come out and save the kids from a bad guy. My favorite part was when the mummies came to life."-- Curt PhillipsVilla Cresta Elementary"In 'Toy Story' by Marshall Kimmans, a boy named Andy has two toys, a Woody and a Buzz Lightyear. He got the Buzz Lightyear for his birthday. Woody was jealous of him. If you like adventure stories, read this book."
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By Nick S., 16 and Nick S., 16,Chicago Tribune | February 24, 2000
In Pixar's "Toy Story 2" by Activision ($40, PlayStation), Woody has been kidnapped. Only you and companion Buzz Lightyear can save him and bring him back to his toy family, where he belongs. The game's many levels immerse you in adventures that lead Buzz Lightyear from inside Andy's house to far outside it. As you journey with Buzz in search of Woody, you'll encounter many familiar faces from the "Toy Story 2" movie -- including Mr. Potato Head and Rex the dinosaur. Characters will ask Buzz to complete certain tasks in each level.
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By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1996
Casey Price's eyes were wide behind his Coke bottle-thick glasses as he stared at the cardboard display twice his size. Inside a Bel Air Burger King this weekend, he stood mesmerized by his little plastic heroes from the mega-movie turned mega-video "Toy Story."But Casey, 5, couldn't yet read the black and white stickers over the Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys. They read "Sold Out."Like other children, and their haggard families, across the state, Casey left Burger King disappointed. In a repeat of last year's scramble, the Walt Disney Co.'s second "Toy Story" promotion with Burger King has launched a search for the movie premiums that, in most cases, ends with the sort of promise Kelly Price had to make to her son. "Don't worry, Casey, we'll come back another time and get one."
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By Noella Kertes and Noella Kertes,Special to the Sun | December 6, 1999
If you're an Internet shopping novice, where do you begin? With a familiar site or a favorite search engine, shopping experts say."We find that 42 percent of shoppers go directly to a known site and 58 percent start with a search," said Tom Miller, an analyst with Cyber Dialogue, a company that tracks e-commerce.Among the most popular shopping sites are booksellers amazon.com and BarnesandNoble. com, the eBay auction site, Toysrus.com and etoys.com, clothier LandsEnd.com, electronics merchandiser Buy.com and music seller CDNow.
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By Mark Caro and Mark Caro,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 26, 1995
They're three of the year's best movies, combining belly laughs, heart-wrenching situations and the kinds of endearing, complex characters that stick with you long after the aisles have been cleared of empty popcorn containers.But they share an unusual common factor for films that are taken seriously by adults, particularly those who don't have kids.They're rated G.In a year when the first Hollywood NC-17 movie in five years embarrassed those who had been championing adults-only entertainment, it was the family fare that could stand tall.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2010
The "Toy Story" trilogy is a primal suburban growing-up story. The movie's screenwriter, Michael Arndt, whose father was in the foreign service, grew up in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. "We moved there when I was 4 or 5 years old, then went to Sri Lanka for two years; then I went to junior high and high school in McLean, right near the Potomac River. To paraphrase Sarah Palin, 'We could see Maryland from our front porch!' " Now Arndt may become the first screenwriter to go two for two at the Oscars.
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By Ann Hornaday | January 9, 2000
Subtitles are not just for those grainy foreign films anymore. These days, open captioning is showing up more often in theaters for viewers who might be hearing-impaired. Today, there will be two open-captioned screenings of "Toy Story 2" at the Loews White Marsh Theatre. One of last year's best and most entertaining films, "Toy Story 2" is a sprightly and even touching follow-up to the 1995 hit movie that starred Cowboy Woody and Buzz Lightyear as two plucky toys who make a little boy's room come alive with screamingly funny antics.
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By Michael Sragow | September 25, 2009
9 *** ( 3 STARS) The rare computer-animated film that feels handmade from cuffs to collar, Shane Acker's post-apocalyptic fantasy centers on a group of walking, talking raggedy dolls who contain the final remnants of the human spirit.The story may be slight, but Acker renders the evil super-machines scary and the "Steampunk" landscapes eloquently mournful. And his diminutive heroes boast personality and soul, thanks partly to a great voice cast including Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, and Jennifer Connelly.
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By Noella Kertes and Noella Kertes,Special to the Sun | December 6, 1999
If you're an Internet shopping novice, where do you begin? With a familiar site or a favorite search engine, shopping experts say."We find that 42 percent of shoppers go directly to a known site and 58 percent start with a search," said Tom Miller, an analyst with Cyber Dialogue, a company that tracks e-commerce.Among the most popular shopping sites are booksellers amazon.com and BarnesandNoble. com, the eBay auction site, Toysrus.com and etoys.com, clothier LandsEnd.com, electronics merchandiser Buy.com and music seller CDNow.
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September 23, 1998
" 'The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb' by R.L. Stine is about a boy named Gabe who explores an old pyramid with his cousin Sari and Uncle Ben. This book is cool because lots of mummies come out and save the kids from a bad guy. My favorite part was when the mummies came to life."-- Curt PhillipsVilla Cresta Elementary"In 'Toy Story' by Marshall Kimmans, a boy named Andy has two toys, a Woody and a Buzz Lightyear. He got the Buzz Lightyear for his birthday. Woody was jealous of him. If you like adventure stories, read this book."
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By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1996
Casey Price's eyes were wide behind his Coke bottle-thick glasses as he stared at the cardboard display twice his size. Inside a Bel Air Burger King this weekend, he stood mesmerized by his little plastic heroes from the mega-movie turned mega-video "Toy Story."But Casey, 5, couldn't yet read the black and white stickers over the Buzz Lightyear and Woody toys. They read "Sold Out."Like other children, and their haggard families, across the state, Casey left Burger King disappointed. In a repeat of last year's scramble, the Walt Disney Co.'s second "Toy Story" promotion with Burger King has launched a search for the movie premiums that, in most cases, ends with the sort of promise Kelly Price had to make to her son. "Don't worry, Casey, we'll come back another time and get one."
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By Mark Caro and Mark Caro,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | December 26, 1995
They're three of the year's best movies, combining belly laughs, heart-wrenching situations and the kinds of endearing, complex characters that stick with you long after the aisles have been cleared of empty popcorn containers.But they share an unusual common factor for films that are taken seriously by adults, particularly those who don't have kids.They're rated G.In a year when the first Hollywood NC-17 movie in five years embarrassed those who had been championing adults-only entertainment, it was the family fare that could stand tall.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 3, 1998
HALLOWEEN IS a major holiday for children. First come weeks of planning just the right costume. Then there are parades and parties and the magic of trick-or-treating on a cool, spooky night. Finally, there is the loot -- bags of candy to savor for weeks.For the first time in a long time, our house has no Halloween candy stashes of mini-Snickers bars, candy corn, lollipops and candy pumpkins. I can't sneak into the boys' candy bags and help protect them from cavities by getting to the chocolate bars first.
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By Jeff Brown and Jeff Brown,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 19, 1999
What to give... What to give...A Buzz Lightyear? Some Pokemon cards?How about a college education? Or a lesson in the virtues of thrift and perseverance?When you give money, shares of stock, or mutual funds to a child, you know the gift can have long-lasting value that will grow over time.Cash is the easiest and most flexible gift. But if you want to give an investment that will grow, you may prefer mutual funds or stocks.In the old days, children were often given stock certificates. Today, many stocks, and all mutual funds, exist only as records held in accounts with brokerage or fund companies -- there is no certificate.
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