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  • Diversification Changes the Way DreamWorks Animation Discusses Earnings

    Buying companies like Classic Media and AwesomenessTV, and expanding into new areas of business, has changed the way DreamWorks Animation reports its quarterly results. "We are introducing four new reporting segments -- feature films, television series...
  • Women in Animation Restructures With New Leadership

    Margaret Dean, director of production for Mattel's Playground Productions and Kristy Scanlan, VP of business development, animation and games at Technicolor have been tapped as co-presidents of the newly restructured Women in Animation, the professional,...
  • Lionsgate's Tim Palen Crafts Stylish Universe for 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

    Just as "The Hunger Games" author Suzanne Collins introduced a dystopian world that entranced millions of readers and moviegoers, so Lionsgate's marketing chief Tim Palen has brought that universe to life in an elaborately detailed campaign for "The...
  • FamilyFun announces Top 10 toys for 2013

    FamilyFun announces Top 10 toys for 2013
    Heading the 2013 list of best toys from FamilyFun magazine are creative play sets, toys with motion and plush toys. Those categories took the top honors in the magazine's annual Toy of the Year Awards. "After reviewing more than 300 contenders, the 30...
  • News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville

    News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville
    “With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents — about half of whom are registered sex offenders,...
  • Mattel to Create Original Entertainment Through Playground Productions Banner (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mattel is ready to get more creative with its toys: The world's largest toymaker has launched Playground Productions as a new banner through which it will create original entertainment for various platforms. Based at the company's headquarters in El...
  • Consider gifts that teach your kids about money

    If your children already have a shelf full of dolls, a bin brimming with Legos and a large library of video games, then it's time to park the shopping cart and consider an alternative -- gifts that will teach your kids about money. In the eyes of a 12-...
  • Small toy shops expect bright holiday

    Small toy shops expect bright holiday
    Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
  • Barbie toys with moving, but she remodels instead

    Barbie toys with moving, but she remodels instead
    Move or remodel? That's a question many homeowners face, and Barbie is no exception. After checking out houses across the country, the iconic doll decided to remodel her three-story home in Malibu, Calif. "That's where most of her family and friends...
  • Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?

    Barbie vs. realistic doll: Guess which one Demi Lovato likes?
    If Barbie looked like an average 19-year-old girl, she’d have shorter legs, a thicker waist and a rear end to make pop star Demi Lovato proud. When Lovato saw photos this week comparing a more realistic doll, a model created by independent...
  • Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding

    Mattel profit slumps 24%; Barbie sales keep sliding
    Barbie seems to be losing ground as the queen bee of doll-dom, as sales of the Mattel Inc. figurine slipped for the fourth straight quarter. Revenue from the fashion toy sank 12% in the second quarter, which ended June 30, the El Segundo-based company...