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Mattel Saved By The Dark Knight, Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Mattel Saved By The Dark Knight, Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Toy and merch giant Mattel has recently reported an overall drop in entertainment product sales amounting to 36 percent, but also managed to earn $96.2 million in profits, which is an improvement over their previous profit of $80.5 million. Mattel cites sales of merchandise tied to the Batman: The Dark Knight Rises and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, along with Cars 2 as reasons for the profit in spite of the sales drop.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Mattel’s revenue of revenue of $1.16 billion remain unchanged from the same quarter last year, including an unfavorable dip in currency exchange rates. North American revenue rose 1%, while international revenue declined 1%. Also, second-quarter Barbie sales rose 5%. Fisher-Price Brands sales improved 2%, with Mattel citing strength in Fisher-Price Friends with the addition of the HIT Entertainment portfolio and Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates property.

Cars 2 available on Blu-ray and DVD

Cars 2 available on Blu-ray and DVD

For just a few weeks now, Cars 2 has been available on Blu-ray and DVD, bringing the Disney and Pixar blockbuster sequel home to fans worldwide. Engines have roared, just as the sales have, with the movie selling out quickly at distributors everywhere. Seems like fans can’t get enough of Lightning McQueen, his best friend Mater, and his girlfriend Sally Carrera. With a World Grand Prix race up for grabs, how could anyone not want to see how everything turns out – especially once you through in a bunch of spy related events. You know, your typical super sonic speed adventure through international espionage. Check out a whole world of clips we have to offer below!

Disney and Pixar race Cars 2 to Blu-ray 3D and DVD

Disney and Pixar race Cars 2 to Blu-ray 3D and DVD

They’ve raced before on the big screen, and now they’re driving straight into your living room. Safely, of course, through the power of your TV! For it is November 1st that will be known world wide, not only as the day after Halloween, but the day Cars 2 comes home to Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, and movie download. Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the rest of the automobile stars in this Disney and Pixar sequel feels its just about tractor-tippin’ time for you to get yourself a copy of the film to watch at home.

Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story Small Fry joins Jim Henson’s The Muppets

Disney and Pixar's Toy Story Small Fry joins Jim Henson's The Muppets

On November 23rd, the Muppets will finally make their return to the big screen, ready to impress the legions of old fans and a world of new ones. The Disney mascots wont be traveling alone, however, as the film will be joined by a brand new Toy Story short, entitled Small Fry. When Cars 2 hit theaters a few months back, movie goers were also greeted with a short from the Toy Story universe, and the appearance of another has us hoping Pixar really could do a Toy Story 4 someday. But, more importantly, getting proper placement with the Muppets is quite an honor. The recent D23 Expo 2011 not only made special mention of this pairing, but also offered a beautiful tribute to Jim Henson, as Rowlf and Kermit paired to sing the famed Rainbow Connection. Check out the video.

Pixar races Cars 2 home to Disney Blu-ray 3D and DVD November 1st

Pixar races Cars 2 home to Disney Blu-ray 3D and DVD November 1st

Start your engines! Disney and Pixar are racing to get Cars 2, their latest CG animated blockbuster, home to Blu-ray and DVD. The sequel helped expand the Cars franchise, introducing a world of new characters, and a great James Bond-like spy thriller feel to the series. Now, all of the fast and furious action will make it’s way to DVD, Blu-ray, digital downloads, and Blu-ray 3D on November 1st of this year; just in time to speed toward the holiday rush. To drive the hype machine along, we’ve got teaser trailers, art work, screen grabs, box art, a press release, and a whole lot more! Check it out!

The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office

The Smurfs top Cowboys and Aliens, Captain America at the box office

At first thought, you probably wouldn’t think there’s anything similar between lil blue critters, space aliens, old western cowboys, and patriotic super soldiers. And yet, all of them crammed into the top three spots at the box office this weekend. Captain America: The First Avenger took third in the group with $25 million, and the other two films, Cowboys & Aliens and The Smurfs, each raked in more than $36 million in their premiere weekends. Sure, there was still a Harry Potter and a Transformers in there, but there’s three new bosses on top. Any of this ticket money belong to you?

Captain America: The First Avenger to the box office

Captain America: The First Avenger to the box office

Next summer is going to be very crowded with Marvel’s comic book super heroes. When The Avengers film hits theaters, we’ll have Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and a whole slew of other Disney icons ready to battle anything that comes their way. But their story wont be contained just in the single film; rather, we’ve had Nick Fury recruiting the cast for some time now, with some of those folks already appearing in their own films. And now, Cap officially kicks off the saga with the newest Marvel film, Captain America: The First Avenger, which opened in first place this past weekend, with $65 million to it’s name, besting the opening to DC Comics’ Green Lantern movie from a few weeks back, and even topping Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Who joined in to see Captain America on the big screen so far? And who will be heading there this week?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office magic

It seems like just a few weeks ago, you couldn’t see any other movie besides Transformers, as the latest sequel, Dark of the Moon, dominated the box office. In fact, that was only a few weeks ago! Now, every screen is all about Harry Potter, as the franchise pumps out the final presentation, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Transformers was big, but HP7 is now on a pace to become the biggest of all time, besting The Dark Knight with the largest opening weekend box office ever.

Pixar flies Planes as spinoff to Disney’s Cars

Pixar flies Planes as spinoff to Disney's Cars

Pixar and Disney may have just driven Cars 2 to theaters, but they’re already producing the spinoff, Planes. They’ve conquered the roads, so why not set to the skies? The project is currently slated as a DisneyToon Studios 2013 direct-to-video release, though it’s important to remember Toy Story 2 originally started as a direct-to-video production, before getting a greenlight for the big screen. So could we see new Planes characters jetting past Lightning McQueen in theaters, instead of just DVD and Blu-ray? Certainly possible. What’s important for now is just to see how awesome their world is, mixing a small town dreamer named Dusty into the big leagues of flight. Check out the teaser trailer

Disney and Pixar target November 27, 2013

Disney and Pixar target November 27, 2013

Hot on the release of Cars 2, the reveal of Planes, and the teaser info of Brave, Disney and Pixar are at it again, locking down November 27th, 2013 for … something! Truth is, no one knows for sure what that date is locking in. All that has been revealed thus far is that Disney and Pixar have secured that date, which falls sometime around Thanksgiving two years from now. Is this a look into Toy Story 4? A fixed release for Monsters University, currently slated for June of that year? Rumors are suggesting this is NOT a sequel to an existing franchise, so could we be looking at an entirely new Pixar and Disney film? CG? 3D? Who knows! All we can say is, as soon as our scouts get the information, we’ll keep you posted. If you had your wish, what would you like it to be?

The Lion King 3D roars before Cars 2

The Lion King 3D roars before Cars 2

Anyone go to see Cars 2 in theaters yet? If so, you’re one of the lucky few to get a first look at The Lion King in 3D! Don’t worry if you’re a late adopter, the sneak peek preview will appear before Pixar’s Cars sequel for the complete run in select theaters. In other words, if you go to see Cars, you could get to see the first four minutes of The Lion King 3D during the previews! (call ahead to see if your theater has the Hakuna Matata spirit) With Cars taking home the box office this past weekend, that means you should have a decent amount of time to get to theaters – but be sure to do so before it’s too late!!

Pixar’s Brave trailer unveils Merida as a Disney Princess

Pixar's Brave trailer unveils Merida as a Disney Princess

Just under one year from now, Disney and Pixar will bring their latest and greatest CG epic to the big screen; Brave. Originally known as Brave and the Bow, the Bear and the Bow, and a few other choices, the upcoming film will hit theaters on June 22nd, 2012. So much of the film has been kept under wraps since it was teased way back when, and folks at Disney and Pixar have kept their lips sealed, only recently granting us a teaser sneak peek at the artwork style and synopsis. But now, finally (FINALLY!) we get to check out the animation in motion, as the House of Mouse has put out a teaser trailer! Across the Highlands of Scotland, Merida uses her archery skills as well as royal birthright (daughter to King Fergus and Queen Elinor) to join the elite Disney Princesses – complete with her own Witch, and patented magical curse!

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