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Joan Cusack on 'Mars Needs Moms,' Raising Kids and Her Famous Brother

Joan Cusack attends the Los Angeles premiere of "Mars Needs Moms." Credit: Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic In Disney's new animated kids' movie "Mars Needs Moms," Joan Cusack lends her voice to the character of Mom, a mother who is kidnapped by...Joan Cusack lends her Chicago accent to Disney's "Mars Needs Moms."

Opinion: The Real Reason Grown Men are Crying at 'Toy Story 3'

This is what it sounds like when dads cry. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Just like the majority of the adults in the audience with me, I was wiping tears from my cheeks as the credits rolled on "Toy Story 3". This was far from the fir...

"Toy Story 3" Revolutionizes the Industry - The Video Game Industry, That Is

Woody explores a wholly original virtual world in Toy Story 3: The Video Game. Credit: Disney Interactive
In the world of video games, the movie tie-in game is generally the quintessence of mediocrity.
These are often games that developers s...

Take the quiz: Pixar

A lot of people love Pixar. The amazing animation studio, with incredible artists like John Lasseter and Pete Docter, has a knack for infusing life and soul into normally inanimate objects. With hits like the Toy Story movies, Monsters, Inc, Finding ...

Buzz Lightyear to the rescue with Toy Story 3!

I have been a huge fan of the Toy Story movies since the release of the first one, which was very handy as son #2 became an addict and had to watched it twice a day for several years. (For Son #1, it was The Lion King. I found Simba to be a whiny bra...

One instance where the movie is better than the book

Besides my son, reading might be the single greatest joy in my life. That sounds kind of incredibly pathetic, but wait a minute: there is nothing better than a new book waiting beside a steaming cup of honeyed tea beside an opened-up bed, sheets cris...

Buzz and Woody's worst nightmare nearly comes true

For the past six months or so we have had a daily feature of Toy Story or Toy Story 2 at our house. My three year-old, Devon, loves the Toy Story gang and one movie per day enables me to get some work or laundry done. Devon has Woody and Buzz dolls t...

Lessons from Toy Story

While I don't think Toy Story is truly suitable for small children (Sid is quite scary, Woody and Buzz fight, etc.), the kids started watching it before I really thought it through. You can't put the space ranger back in the bottle, I guess. That's o...

Kid Hacks: Friar Woody and Sister Jessie

I was getting some work done last night when, out of the blue, my eight-year-old daughter Neve came up to me and said, "Hey dad...are you ready to see Monk Woody and Nun Jessie??" For a minute, I thought the kid had broken into our liquor ...

Toy Story, part of America's cultural heritage

Each year, twenty-five movies are chosen by the Library of Congress to "preserve America's cultural heritage" and this year, Toy Story makes the list. It was chosen because it was the first full-length computer animated feature, and I guess...

Christmas Retrospective: Which toys were hits in the Allen/Voynar Household

We here at Blogging Baby gave you guys a lot of ideas about what hot items you might want to place under your Christmas tree this year for your kids. But the $64,000 question is, what did your kids actually play with once all the wrapping paper had b...


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