Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Frozen

LEGOS and Barbie top the list of kids’ favorite toys this year

in Apolitical by

To look at this year’s most popular toys for both boys and girls one might think they were looking at a list from decades ago. LEGOS continue to top the boy’s list while Barbie products are ranked among the most popular holiday gifts for girls. According to the Florida Retail Federation, “Star Wars” toys come in second on the boys’ list – not surprising considering the upcoming release of a new, highly anticipated movie. In a throw-back to kids of…

Keep Reading

New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from “The Avengers,” ”Star Wars” and “Frozen.” It’s Disney’s most ambitious game concept meshing real objects and virtual worlds since August 2013, when the family entertainment giant released its Disney Infinity video game that featured figurines and digital characters from “Pirates of the Caribbean,” ”Toy Story” and other franchises. The new line, called “Disney’s Playmation,”…

Keep Reading

‘Avengers’ + ‘Star Wars’ = big year for Disney

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Who would win if Captain America fought Luke Skywalker? Why Disney, of course, which stands to bring in astronomical amounts of money this year from two big installments of two of the most popular film franchises ever. With its Marvel movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” just having notched the second-biggest domestic opening weekend of all time and a new “Star Wars” movie coming this winter, analysts expect the company to post not only great movie studio results but a big…

Keep Reading

Let it go (again)! Disney announces plans for ‘Frozen 2’

in Apolitical/Top Headlines by

Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit “Frozen.” Bob Iger, Walt Disney Co. chief executive, and John Lasseter, head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, joined in officially announcing “Frozen 2” at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in San Francisco. The sequel had been widely expected for a film that has become a juggernaut for Disney. Since its release in November 2013, “Frozen” has made nearly $1.3 billion…

Keep Reading

Go to Top