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Mattel Films to develop Barney movie that will ‘subvert and surprise audiences’

Mattel’s iconic purple dinosaur, Barney, is making a big screen comeback with a new, live-action motion picture in the works courtesy of Mattel Films. The new title will be developed in partnership with the Academy Award nominated Daniel Kaluuya and his 59% banner, and Valparaiso Pictures. “Working with Daniel Kaluuya …

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Masha and the Bear grows international reach with new global broadcast partners

The popular children’s animated series, Masha and the Bear is continuing to grow its international reach, having secured a new broadcast slot with Cartoon Network Turkey, as well as a successful launch of its fourth series on Netflix and other platforms around the world. In partnership with Warner Media, Masha …

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Toy Plus tapped as master toy partner for new CGI comedy adventure MiniMecs

The international toy company, Toy Plus has been tapped to develop and produce the master toy line for Ferly and APC Kids’ new CGI comedy adventure series, MiniMecs. The deal will see Toy Plus develop toy vehicles, figurines, and play-sets based on the series, targeting the show’s demographic of children …

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Funko eyes Hollywood with Warner Bros film in the works

Funko has made a move for Hollywood with plans of a new film inspired by its popular Funko Pop figurines now in the works. The new title will be developed in partnership with Warner Bros and Warner Animation Group, serving as an extension of a collaboration with the studio that …

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IT: Chapter Two floats into retail thanks to blood curdling new range from GB Eye

GB Eye has detailed a new range of product that while ‘designed to bring the horror into your home’, luckily will strictly not be climbing out of your sink basin or emerging from your fridge in the dead of night. It will, however, be floating into retail to coincide with …

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Evil Dead 2 rises again on Kickstarter with new campaign from Jasco Games

Tabletop game publisher Jasco Games is readying to resurrect the Evil Dead franchise with a Kickstarter campaign for a new Evil Dead 2 board game. Developed in collaboration with Lynnvander Studios – the licensing group for the Evil Dead 2 – the campaign is a new project to ‘bring the …

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By the power of Mattel and Hollywood’s Kevin Smith, He-Man is getting a new anime series on Netflix

Kevin Smith is teaming up with Mattel to produce a new He-Man anime series for the streaming platform, Netflix. The move follows a recent resurgence for the Mattel brand He-Man and the Masters of the Universe the past few years, having been brought back into public attention via Netflix’s popular …

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DreamWorks Animation collaborates with Opus for limited edition book celebrating 25 years of the studio

A limited edition book celebrating the creative achievements and 25 year legacy of DreamWorks Animation is readying for launch, signalling the culmination of a four-year project between the animation studio and Opus Publishing. The Official DreamWorks Animation Opus is a large-format book that documents the journey of the studio and …

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Disney reigns at UK and Ireland box office with The Lion King and Toy Story 4

Disney’s The Lion King continues to fight off all competition for its reigning crown as the number one film at the UK and Ireland box office. The CGI action remake of the classic title has now been number one for 24 consecutive days since its release on July 19 this …

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark creeps into retail with apparel and publishing

Guillermo del Toro and André Øvredal’s atmospheric new film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, is creeping into the retail space thanks to a tranche of licensing partners across apparel, accessories and publishing. In a series of deals secured by CBS Consumer Products, the film is already building a …

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