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First Antz. Now A Bug's Life. Since Hollywood's animators have apparently convinced themselves that they've exhausted the anthropomorphic potential of ducks, rabbits, dogs, cats and mice, what next? Amoebae? Microbes? Molecules? Quarks?

Film: Digital monsters? No fear

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Mickey eclipsed by Disney's own Pooh

"MERRY CHRISTMAS, Pooh!" said Christopher Robin. "You've been such a generous bear, such a kind bear, you deserve pots and pots of honey!"

Letter From Hollywood

PEOPLE HAVE always been seduced by the notion that film producers are among the lowest of life forms, so one can only sense a frisson of perverse pleasure at the sight of two Hollywood studios spoiling for a fight over their respective screen visions of an insect colony.

People and Business: Toy story is just a fable

EVERY BUSINESS success begins with an apocryphal tale, and the story of the top-selling children's construction toy K'NEX, now rivalling Lego, is no exception.

Christmas Gifts: Toy story

As the father of eight children, Tim Waterstone understands the difficulties parents face when shopping for and with their children - especially at Christmas. With this in mind, Waterstone has devised an all-encompassing children's department store that provides a full range of toys as well as clothes, books, and even a hairdresser. Based on The Adventures of Daisy and Tom, written by Waterstone's wife, Rosie Alison, the whole store runs to this theme. Costumed characters, a carousel and a puppet show keeps children amused, while a soda bar stocked with knickerbocker glories and snacks offers a welcome respite for weary feet. Don't miss the adorable little fairy outfits with matching slippers, an asset to any dressing-up box, (pounds 29.95) the leather daisy purses (pounds 2.95), a life- size, fleecy rocking sheep (pounds 99.99) and, most importantly, Father Christmas, who will be telling stories in the book department in the week before Christmas.

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Barbie, the 37-year-old doll, has been named toy of the year for the first time in her history.
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