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MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Launches Mainframe Ent. TV Division

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment today announced that it is launching its television division and naming it Mainframe Entertainment. “We are excited to focus our television ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Delivers Animation for Mattel’s Barbie Project

Paris and L.A.-based producer Technicolor has completed delivery of Mattel’s new CG-animated Barbie DVD/Blu-ray feature, Barbie in the Pink Shoes. This marks the second time Technicolor’s ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Is Spirited by ‘Canterville Ghost’

Toronto-based studio Arc Productions has made a pact with Dorado Media and Capital to help financing at least three CG-animated features and TV shows, says The Hollywood Reporter. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jake and the Pirates’, ‘Batman’ Help Mattel’s Bottom Line

Toy giant Mattel reported an overall entertainment product sales drop of 36 percent, but posted a profit of $96.2 million (up from $80.5 million) in the year-ago period. The company ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor, Mattel Partner for New ‘Barbie’

Technicolor has revealed its collaboration with Mattel’s Barbie brand for the popular character’s latest DVD feature, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas. The doll’s 22nd CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Buys Hit Ent. for $680m

It’s official. Thomas the Tank and Bob the Builder have a new home. London’s Financial Times is reporting that toy powerhouse Mattel has bought children’s media outfit Hit Entertainment—distributor ... Continue Reading →
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The ‘Toy Story’ Toy That Got Away

Tales From the Toon Trenches: From the Files of Michael Mallory Editor’s Note: Author and journalist Michael Mallory has been covering the animation and visual effects scene for over ... Continue Reading →
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Barbie and Ken to Star in ‘Toy Story’ Short

That perfect couple of toydom — the always-fabulous Barbie and her beau Ken — are coming back to the big screen in a new Toy Story short Pixar is producing for next summer. According ... Continue Reading →