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Barbie: Princess Adventures brings movie series back

Mattel’s Barbie franchise first inspired a CG-animated direct-to-video film in 2001. Produced by Mainframe Entertainment, Barbie in the Nutcracker sold millions of units and inspired a seemingly endless line of followups ever year. In each, the heroine would take on different roles, sometimes being a rock star or even a super spy. She looked unstoppable until things suddenly came to a stop ...


KidsClick adds Barbie, Monster High, Sunday-specific programming

Sinclair’s daily KidsClick programming block is in for another shakeup later this month. While shows like Mecard, Rocket Monkeys and Super 4 are leaving the lineup, new additions like Barbie Dreamtopia, Monster High: The Adventures of the Ghoul Squad and Transformers Cybertron make their debut. To top it off, for the first time since the block’s debut, Sundays won’t just be a ...


Netflix picks up Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures in the United States

Mattel is set to debut the new Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures CG-animated series on Netflix in the United States. The new show will be animated by Mainframe Studios, the TV branch of Rainmaker Entertainment. The company’s relationship with Barbie goes back, having produced more than 30 features over the last 17 years. Here’s a trailer: This hilarious and heartwarming new show follows ...


Mainframe Studios starts work on Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures; The Anybodies

Fresh off of ReBoot: The Guardian Code and the impending debut of Spy Kids: Mission Critical, Rainmaker’s TV division Mainframe Studios is hard at work on two new animated productions, including a new take on Mattel’s Barbie. The Vancouver based studio is currently developing The Anybodies, a 6-11 animated comedy/adventure series about a 12-year-old girl who discovers her powers as a ...


Mattel Creations and DXH Collaborate for Rainbow Magic

DHX Media has secured the license for Mattel’s Rainbow Magic in an exclusive, long-term global deal managed by the Mattel Creations division. The agreement includes several revenue streams, which gives DHX the right to produce and distribute an array of new, multi-platform content. Rainbow Magic initially caught the attention of young readers all over the world when the publisher introduce the ...


Barbie Is Getting a Live-Action Movie

It’s true – Mattel and Sony Pictures are coming together to create a live-action comedy centered on our favorite fashion doll. Hannah Minghella, Columbia Pictures’ president of production, had this to say: We’ve always thought that the Barbie story had great potential, but a universe of possibilities opened up when Jenny, Walter and Laurie brought us their unexpected, clever, and ...


Barbie: The Pearl Princess Comes To Shore in March

I’ve always had a soft spot for these movies. You’d think the overabundance of pink, lacy gowns and talking animals would send me over the edge, but I keep coming back for more. It’s a guilty pleasure that doesn’t come up in normal conversation, and one that I can’t shake even after finding out that this is her 27th CGI-animated talkie. Barbie: The Pearl Princess is ...


Technicolor Animates Mattel’s New Barbie DVD/Blu Ray Feature

Technicolor has recently finished delivery of Mattel’s New CG-Animated Barbie DVD/Blu-Ray feature, titled Barbie in the Pink Shoes. This is the second time Technicolor, via its Digital Productions division, has worked on a Barbie project. The first one being Barbie: A Perfect Christmas, which was released back in 2011. Barbie in the Pink Shoes will be the first Barbie Blu-Ray release from ...

Mattel and Technicolor Team-up for new Barbie holiday special

Mattel and Technicolor Team-up for new Barbie holiday special

Technicolor has recently announced its partnership with Mattel’s Barbie brand for the popular toyline’s latest DVD movie, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas. The feature will be Barbie’s 22nd GC-animated film to date, and will be released in North America on November 8, with a UK release scheduled for November 22. Technicolor’s contribution to the project includes pre-production (design, ...

Mattel and MGA Entertainment continue the battle for Bratz

Mattel and MGA Entertainment continue the battle for Bratz

Maybe you thought it was over. Maybe you thought it was safe to go back into the water. But, apparently, the battle between MGA Entertainment and Mattel for the rights to the Bratz is never-ending! The most recent ruling int he case by a federal judge gave MGA the right to a new trial on every issue between the two companies. Prior to that, Mattel won a huge battle, reclaiming ownership of ...

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray and DVD Review

Toy Story 3 Blu-ray and DVD Review

Seems like just a few months ago, we were hyping the release of Toy Story 3 in theaters. …oh wait, it was! Alright, fine. Seems like just a few months ago, we were reviewing Toy Story and Toy Story 2 on Blu-ray. …wait a tick, that’s true, too! Huh. Well, could it possibly be true that we’re now reviewing the amazingly perfect Toy Story 3 Blu-ray for our reading ...

Pixar brings Toy Story 3 to Disney Blu-ray and DVD November 2nd

Pixar brings Toy Story 3 to Disney Blu-ray and DVD November 2nd

Despite each of us in the ToonBarn office seeing the film at least twice in theaters, there’s not a single one of us that can’t wait to see it again. That’s why we’re so incredibly excited to get our hands on the Toy Story 3 home video this November 2nd. Disney and Pixar will be releasing their instant classic in the myriad of format options we’ve all come to know ...

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