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  • Barbie sales dive 21%, pulling down Mattel's profit

    Barbie sales dive 21%, pulling down Mattel's profit
    Barbie is weighing down Mattel Inc. Weak sales of the iconic doll dragged down earnings in a bruising third quarter, in which the El Segundo company reported a 22% profit decline. Mattel said Thursday it earned $331.8 million, 97 cents a share,...
  • Ernie Buchanan, coach for disabled kids, dies

      Ernie Buchanan, coach for disabled kids, dies
    Six years ago, Ernie Buchanan began volunteering as an instructor for children with special needs at BraveHearts, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding and educational center in Harvard. There he helped students, some with autism, become more attentive...
  • Women in Animation Seeks Members From Toons, VFX, Games

    In spring 2013, Kristy Scanlan and Margaret Dean, above, were approached with a very daunting task: taking leadership of a 20-year-old organization that seeks to empower the women that they had been working alongside and admiring for years. "Women in...
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar, 'Girl Meets World' Stars Support Mattel's Party on the Pier

    Amusement park rides, cotton candy and games galore provided the backdrop for Sunday's 15th annual Mattel Party on the Pier benefiting Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. The Milken Family Foundation, Goldhirsh-Yellin Foundation, the Los Angeles Dodgers...
  • The Capitol Records Building and more L.A. landmarks in the form of cake

    Baker Sara Heslington of Heslington Cakes in Corona del Mar estimates that she spent 120 hours creating a cake that represents the Chinese garden at Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. Good thing she loves making sugar flowers. Her cake and...
  • Stella McCartney goes airy for summer, Lagerfeld Barbie a hit at Paris Fashion Week

    Stella McCartney goes airy for summer, Lagerfeld Barbie a hit at Paris Fashion Week
    Oblong cut-outs, oversized buckles and a utilitarian aesthetic were the defining features of Stella McCartney's 2015 summer collection in Paris on Monday. The British designer's pledge to offer clothes with "effortless movement and a fluid silhouette,"...
  • Hasbro wins Disney's 'Frozen' doll license starting in 2016

    Hasbro wins Disney's 'Frozen' doll license starting in 2016
    Hasbro Inc. won the doll licenses to Disney's hit Frozen brand starting in 2016, a coup for the toy maker as it expands its offerings for girls. The Pawtucket, R.I., company also scored the licenses for the Disney Princess properties, including...
  • Disney Princess, 'Frozen' Dolls Join Transformers, G.I. Joe in Hasbro Toy Chest

    Hasbro, which already makes a popular line of action figures targeted at boys with "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe," will now add Disney's Princess and "Frozen" doll line to its product lineup through a new deal with the Mouse House. Beginning in 2016,...
  • 'Godzilla' Beats 'Fault in Our Stars' in DVD Sales

    The flood of high-profile new releases continues, with new Blu-ray Discs and DVDs accounting for seven of the top 10 sellers on Nielsen VideoScan's weekly overall disc sales chart for the week ending Sept. 21. At the top: Warner's "Godzilla" remake-of-a-...
  • Barbie coming to the big screen in live-action comedy for Sony

    Barbie coming to the big screen in live-action comedy for Sony
    Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen. The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy, Sony Pictures and Mattel announced Wednesday. Production for the movie, which Sony sees as its...
  • Barbie Movie in Development at Sony as Live Action Comedy

    Mattel has found a starring role for Barbie, setting up a live action comedy at Sony Pictures that the toymaker will produce with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. The studio plans to start lensing the film by the end of the year, using a script...