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Classic Media Celebrates Where’s Waldo’s 25th Anniversary

Classic Media Celebrates Where’s Waldo’s 25th Anniversary

Classic Media, which is the current owner of the rights to the Where’s Waldo (Where’s Wally in some regions) property, is going to celebrate the long-running franchise’s 25th Anniversary with 25 Ways to Show Your Stripes, which is an event that includes products and partnerships across fashion, travel, media, and sports categories.

Some of the Where’s Waldo partnerships and projects include Waldo eyeglasses from Warby Parker, a real world event in which kids can search for Waldo throughout London’s Wembley Stadium during the October school holiday, and the Where’s Waldo? On The Beach scene will be featured on David Ragan’s No. 34 Car at the NASCAR Sprint Series on October 28; Additionally, limited edition die-cast Waldo cars from Lionel NASCAR Collectables will also be launched.

DreamWorks Gunning for Classic Media

DreamWorks Gunning for Classic Media

The New York Times has recently reported that DreamWorks Animation is currently the lead bidder for iconic cartoon studio Classic Media, which is home to popular franchises such as Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Where’s Waldo, and others. According to the report, DreamWorks has offered $150+ million for Classic Media, which already puts other smaller bidders out of the picture.

ToonBarn visits Voltron Headquarters: Bob Koplar Interview, Part 1

Voltron Week at ToonBarn - Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of Voltron Week!

Contest Reminder: World Events Productions has allowed us to give away 3 Voltron Prize Packs to 3 lucky winners. In order to be eligible to win, you must be a ToonBarn member and you must comment at the end of one of the Voltron Week stories or on one of the YouTube Interview Videos. If you are not signed up for ToonBarn, you can sign up HERE. Midnight tonight is the LAST CHANCE to enter. Hurry! Winners will be announced on Friday’s story.

Download Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA

Download Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA

When there’s a whole universe to defend, you’d better be a pretty big robot. Or, better yet, be a pretty big robot comprised of 5 pretty big lion robots. Think we’re joking around? Just ask Voltron, the start of the 1980s Classic Media cartoon as well as the recently relaunched series on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons, Voltron Force. As if running two amazingly popular cartoons in two amazingly diverse decades wasn’t enough, now Voltron is headed to Sony’s PlayStation Network and Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade as a downloadable title. On November 29th, join the intergalactic battle in the new Voltron Defender of the Universe video game – that is, if you’re up to the challenge!

Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA November 29

Voltron Defender of the Universe on PSN and XBLA November 29

From days of long ago comes a legend — the Legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe! It’s a classic subtitle to a classic cartoon, since reborn on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons network. Now, THQ is jumping in with the 1980s retro fun by launching Voltron: Defender of the Universe, a downloadable video game on PlayStation Network (PSN) and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) November 29th! Get ready to activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! Check out the teaser trailer for the game, and read up on the extra features

MGM Buys Movie Rights to Where’s Waldo

MGM Buys Movie Rights to Where’s Waldo

Classic Media has revealed that the movie rights to their book-based property Where’s Waldo? has been acquired by MGM, and there are plans to create a live action adaptation out of the classic children’s book and cartoon series. According to MGM’s president of Motion Picture Group Jonathan Glickman: “We are thrilled to be bringing the search for Waldo to the big screen. Along with our partners at Classic Media, we look forward to making a worldwide adventure that will appeal to Where’s Waldo? fans of all ages,”

Voltron Force Producers Bob Koplar and Jeremy Corray Interview

Voltron Double Blade

Coming this Thursday, November 3, at 8:30 PM, only on Nicktoons (anybody else have it memorized?), you can see an all new episode of Voltron Force (Episode 14: Form Green Center). In honor of this new block of episodes, as a special treat to visitors of ToonBarn, we were extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with Bob Koplar and Jeremy Corray, who are responsible for producing every episode of Voltron Force for World Events Productions.

Where’s Wally (aka Where’s Waldo) all set for a Classic Media comeback

'Where's Wally?' All Set for a Comeback

It’s been asked since 1991, when its cartoon adaptation first aired, but we may finally have the answer to “Where’s Wally?” and the answer is: all over the world, now that Classic Media has licensed the property in Australia, Japan, and Western Europe. This is in addition to the recent agreements across the United Kingdom. Where’s Wally?, which is published in Canada and the US as Where’s Waldo?, follows the adventures of Wally and his pet dog Woof as they travel all over the world, helping solve mysteries and lending a helping hand wherever they could. With the help of a magic walking stick, Wally can travel through space and time, but must also fend off attempts by the evil Wally look-alike named Odlaw (Waldo spelled backwards, see what they did there?) to steal the magic stick.

Celebrate his 30th with Postman Pat The Movie: You Know You’re The One

Celebrate his 30th with Postman Pat The Movie: You Know You're The One

Happy Birthday Postman Pat! As of this month, the Classic Media iconic toon becomes the longest running animated series on the BBC, hitting the ripe old age of 30. And how do most of us celebrate our birthdays? By unveiling we are going to star in our own CG, 3D Stereoscopic feature film, of course! Well, maybe the rest of us don’t do exactly that, but Postman Pat will! Postman Pat: The Movie: You Know You’re The One will hit theaters sometime in 2013, starring the voice work of Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint, David Tennant, and Stephen Mangan as Postman Pat, himself.

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