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  • Stan Lee Makes the TV Scene: 'I'll Do Anything to Get on the Screen'

    Stan Lee is ready for his closeup. And if trends continue the way they are, there are going to be plenty more of them. At 91, the mastermind behind Marvel Comics -- and co-creator of properties like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the Avengers,...
  • 'The Lego Movie': Building a postmodern, tongue-in-cheek toy film

    Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die? "It wasn't something...
  • Jim Henson Co. Partners with Base79 for Global Digital Distribution

    The Jim Henson Co. announced Wednesday that it will partner with Base79, the largest international YouTube-based multichannel network, with the goal of bringing shows like "Pajanimals," "Sid the Science Kid" and "Fraggle Rock" to a global audience via the...
  • YouTube Software Developer Zefr Raises $30 Million Round Led by IVP

    Zefr, a startup that provides YouTube content-management tools for media firms and marketers, announced $30 million in a new financing, led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP). IVP, founded in 1980, has invested in 300-plus companies over the years,...
  • Mattel compra canadiense Mega Brands, busca competir con Lego

    Mattel Inc, el mayor fabricante de juguetes del mundo, adquirió la canadiense Mega Brands Inc en cerca de 460 millones de dólares para competir de mejor forma con la danesa Lego, líder en el floreciente mercado de bloques de construcción para niños....
  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • Fox Developing a 'Magic: the Gathering' Movie

    20th Century Fox have the set up the fantasy movie "Magic: the Gathering," which will be based on the popular card series, after acquiring the rights from Hasbro. "X-Men" scribe Simon Kinberg will produce and help develop the project. Introduced in 1993...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. The following is a complete list of nominees: Animated feature "A...
  • Mattel profit surges; Barbie sees first sales uptick in a year

    Mattel profit surges; Barbie sees first sales uptick in a year
    Mattel Inc., the nation’s largest toy company, and Barbie, likely its best-known product, are heading into Christmas looking up. The El Segundo-based company reported net income of $422.8 million, or $1.21 a share, for the third quarter, which...
  • Hasbro expands Marvel, 'Star Wars' deals as superhero toy sales slow

    Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength. During the period, which ended June...
  • Tongal, Spitfire Enter Film Crowdfunding Game with Documentary Contest

    Backing a movie on crowdsourcing platforms like Indiegogo or Kickstarter is a fairly simple process: You give your money and walk away, providing little to no creative input on how the project gets made. Tongal is taking a different approach over the...