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Playmobil Movie in the Works

No doubt spurred on by the success of various movie adaptations of iconic toylines, the classic toddler-oriented Playmobil toy brand is preparing to make its mark on the big screens via a new feature film adaptation. Rights for the movie has been secured by Paris-based ON Entertainment, with Wild Bunch and Pathe serving as co-developers and representatives for worldwide sales. Production will be handled by ON Ent’s Montreal, QC animation division.

DreamWorks Animation goes from Shrek to Trolls

DreamWorks Animation goes from Shrek to Trolls

For nearly ten years now, DreamWorks Animation has been known as the home to the ogre-based Shrek franchise. So, would it surprise you all that much to hear that the CG movie making giant could perhaps be tackling another folklore type mythological character; trolls? The animation studio has revealed plans to create just such a CG film, with the big hair good luck Troll Dolls as the main characters. The toy line, owned by Dam Things, has signed on with DreamWorks to give the characters a good home, with Dannie Festa at the helm. We’ve seen the Smurfs walk and talk – would you be freaked out to see these green, yellow, and pink-haired guys running around?

Nicktoons welcomes Voltron Force and Mattel welcomes Voltron toys

Nicktoons welcomes Voltron Force and Mattel welcomes Voltron toys

Just as the property celebrates its 25th anniversary, it looks like Voltron could be making a comeback. World Events Productions and Classic Media have teamed up to unveil a relaunch to the iconic 80s toon, with both a new television show and toy line. It looks like Voltron’s recent move to YouTube has helped bring about new interest! The new series, Voltron Force, (formerly Voltron Panthera Force) will be making its way to Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons sometime next year, being produced by WEP, Classic Media, and Kickstart Productions. Mattel has also signed on as the master toy licensee, developing a new line of toys they claim will appeal to fans of every Voltron incarnation; old and new.

Geronimo Stilton, season two

Geronimo Stilton, season two

Atlantyca Entertainment is once again teaming up with Moonscoop for a very special cause; more episodes of Geronimo Stilton, of course! The duo will work together on a full second season of the animated series, comprised of 26 brand new episodes. The first season, and property as a whole, has received wide spread and critical acclaim, a run on DVD, as well as a successful toy line. Be on the look out for the first new episodes of season 2 to hit in late summer / early fall 2011. In the meantime, check out the toon in action

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on DVD

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on DVDSnow White will be returning as top Disney princess later this year, as Disney re-releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on DVD!  Disney has unveiled a number of new Snow White toys at this year’s Toy Fair that have confirmed the movie will be re-released.  The schedule so far has the movie hitting Blu-ray hi-def and DVD later this fall, along with a number of new toys and accessories from Disney.

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