Have you played Monopoly lately? Or maybe snakes and ladders? These board games are examples of 100-year-old games that many still play today.
But the way they are played today may not be teaching the lessons their designers hoped to share.
At the start of the 20th century, children were part of the regular workforce. They possessed few toys. When U.S. manufacturers created games, they built them to market to parents: to teach as well as to entertain.
If you are a fan of the Toy Story series by Disney – Pixar then you will want to plan a date with a theater beginning June 21 when Toy Story 4 is scheduled to release.
Toronto-raised Keanu Reeves is set to voice Duke Caboom in the upcoming fourquel.
Caboom is a vintage 1970s-era toy, inspired by Canada’s greatest stuntman. Perched atop his powerful Caboom stunt-bike, Duke flashes off his stunt poses with confidence and swagger, but he has one itsy-bitsy problem: he can’t actually do the stunts advertised by his own commercial. Weighed down by the failures of his past, he has some serious identity issues when he encounters Woody (Tom Hanks) at an antique store.
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack
Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Toy Story 4
Original Film Language:
Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar
Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called "Forky" to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.