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Thomas & Friends Movie to Be Directed by Marc Forster

Mattel and production company 2Dux² today announced plans to develop a Thomas & Friends movie. The film will be based on the global franchise about the iconic blue engine. Mattel Films and 2Dux² will bring Thomas & Friends to life through a four-quadrant family adventure that blends live-action and animation. Mattel Films will co-produce the …

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Mattel and Universal Developing Wishbone Movie

Mattel and Universal Pictures are teaming up to develop the live-action motion picture Wishbone, based on the hit television series from the nineties about the iconic Jack Russell terrier. Wishbone is the first theatrical film collaboration between Mattel Films and Universal Pictures and the ninth Mattel Films project in development. Mattel Films will produce Wishbone …

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A Barney Movie Is Coming from Mattel Films and Daniel Kaluuya

Mattel and production companies 59% and Valparaiso Pictures have announced a partnership to develop a live-action Barney movie based on Mattel’s iconic loveable, purple dinosaur. Mattel Films will co-produce the Barney movie alongside Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther), Rowan Riley and Amandla Crichlow at 59%, as well as Valparaiso’s David Carrico, Adam …

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Mattel and Blumhouse Team on a Magic 8 Ball Movie

Outlook good! Mattel today announced a partnership with Academy Award-nominated production company Blumhouse Productions to create a live-action feature film based on the iconic, fortune-telling Magic 8 Ball, selected by TIME magazine as one of the 100 greatest toys of all time. The film will be directed by Jeff Wadlow, whose previous work includes notable …

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Hot Wheels Movie Racing to Theaters from Warner Bros.

Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures Group today announced a partnership to bring Hot Wheels, the iconic and timeless toy racing car, to theaters in the first ever live-action feature film for the beloved multi-generational franchise. The Hot Wheels movie marks the second partnership for Mattel Films and Warner Bros. Pictures, and it follows the companies’ …

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Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures Partner on Barbie Film

Mattel and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced a partnership to bring the world-renowned Barbie franchise to theaters in its first ever live-action feature film, starring Academy Award-nominated actress Margot Robbie as Barbie. Robbie will also co-produce the Barbie film under her LuckyChap Entertainment Banner, alongside Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara from LuckyChap Entertainment. Barbie marks the first …

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Margot Robbie to Star in Warner Bros.’ Barbie Movie

Mattel Films is teaming up with Warner Bros. Pictures on the Barbie movie, which had been in development at Sony Pictures for years. Playing the popular doll will be Margot Robbie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At Sony, Anne Hathaway and Amy Schumer were previously attached to star in the film. The rights to the Barbie movie …

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Mattel Films Launched with Robbie Brenner Leading Division

Mattel today announced the creation of Mattel Films, a new division of the company focused on developing and producing motion pictures based on the company’s iconic and globally-recognized franchises. Academy Award-nominated producer Robbie Brenner has been appointed to lead Mattel Films as Executive Producer, reporting to Ynon Kreiz, Mattel’s Chairman and CEO. Mattel is home …

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