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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 Digital Productions division, has worked on a Barbie project as they also delivered Barbie: A Perfect Christmas in 2011. Barbie in the Pink Shoes [...]
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 projects will be produced at the Toronto studio and their budgets will range from $30 million to $50 million. The first [...]
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 cited entertainment merchandise tied to Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Cars [...]
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 adventure hit shelves in the States November 8, with a European release scheduled for November 22. Technicolor provided a full range of services for the project, [...]
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 of show such as Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank and Angelina Ballerina—from Apex Partners for $680 million dollars. The acquisition [...]
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 two decades. Beginning today, he looks back at some of his earlier scoops and shares some of his “untold stories” with [...]
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 to a series of tweets from Pixar’s Floyd Norman, the short will see the animated plastic [...]