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Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Announce Plans to Produce an Animated Series and Live-action Television Movie Musical Based on Iconic Monster High Franchise

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:35pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.
  • Monster Highs strong message of inclusivity is more relevant than ever, said Fred Soulie, General Manager, Mattel Television.
  • They are the ideal partners to bring these beloved characters and their stories to life through episodic television and the live-action television movie.
  • Production on the Monster High animated TV series is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development.

Mattel Television and Nickelodeon Announce Plans to Produce an Animated Series and Live-action Television Movie Musical Based on Iconic Monster High Franchise

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:05pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.

Key Points: 
  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Nickelodeon today announced plans to produce a new animated series and live-action television movie musical based on Monster High, the iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.
  • Similarly, the movie musical event, which marks the first time Monster High will be brought to life in live action, will be available on Nickelodeon platforms globally next year.
  • Monster Highs strong message of inclusivity is more relevant than ever, said Fred Soulie, General Manager, Mattel Television.
  • Production on the Monster High animated TV series is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development.

Mattel Television Announces Two New Barbie® Specials Premiering in 2021

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:17pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today the upcoming launch of two all-new animated Barbie specials.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today the upcoming launch of two all-new animated Barbie specials.
  • Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday, the first dedicated television movie featuring Barbies younger sister Chelsea in a starring role, will launch globally on broadcasters and streaming services this spring.
  • The second special, which follows the success of last years Barbie Princess Adventure, will be a musical that follows Barbie and her friends to New York City.
  • Executive producers for Barbie & Chelsea The Lost Birthday include Bonnett, Fred Soulie, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mattel Television and Christopher Keenan, Senior Vice President, Content Development and Production, Mattel Television.

Venzee Appoints Mega Brands Former Founder, President and CEO to the Board

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

Mr. Bertrand was the founder, President and CEO of Mega Brands, which was acquired by Mattel Brands in 2014 for more than US $450M.

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  • Mr. Bertrand was the founder, President and CEO of Mega Brands, which was acquired by Mattel Brands in 2014 for more than US $450M.
  • "I am pleased to be joining John Abrams and his team on the Board of Directors as they scale the Venzee solution worldwide," stated Mr. Bertrand.
  • "At Mega Brands, we worked with retailers in 100 countries and listed thousands of SKUs with them.
  • Venzee has proven its business model with some of the largest brands in the world, validating their digital solution for the global supply chain."

STARZPLAY is now MENA's home of anime through strategic ties with TV TOKYO

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 9:34am

DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- STARZPLAY is now the region's home of anime, with over 1,000 episodes of anime content brought to its subscribers by TV TOKYO Corporation.

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  • DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- STARZPLAY is now the region's home of anime, with over 1,000 episodes of anime content brought to its subscribers by TV TOKYO Corporation.
  • The multi-year agreement with one of the world's largest Japanese anime providers opens doors for STARZPLAY to offer this highly popular entertainment form.
  • STARZPLAY subscribers can watch some of TV TOKYO's defining anime productions like Naruto (all 220 episodes) and its sequel Naruto Shippuden (all 500 episodes).
  • Maaz Sheikh, Co-founder and CEO STARZPLAY,said: "Our partnership with TV TOKYO to bring some of the most popular anime series establishes STARZPLAY as the true home in the region for anime.

STARZPLAY is now MENA's home of anime through strategic ties with TV TOKYO

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 9:33am

DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- STARZPLAY is now the region's home of anime, with over 1,000 episodes of anime content brought to its subscribers by TV TOKYO Corporation.

Key Points: 
  • DUBAI, UAE, Feb. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- STARZPLAY is now the region's home of anime, with over 1,000 episodes of anime content brought to its subscribers by TV TOKYO Corporation.
  • The multi-year agreement with one of the world's largest Japanese anime providers opens doors for STARZPLAY to offer this highly popular entertainment form.
  • STARZPLAY subscribers can watch some of TV TOKYO's defining anime productions like Naruto (all 220 episodes) and its sequel Naruto Shippuden (all 500 episodes).
  • Maaz Sheikh, Co-founder and CEO STARZPLAY,said: "Our partnership with TV TOKYO to bring some of the most popular anime series establishes STARZPLAY as the true home in the region for anime.

Mattel Developing UNO® Live-Action Motion Picture

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 9:39pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that the company is developing UNO, the number one game in the world*, into a live-action motion picture.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that the company is developing UNO, the number one game in the world*, into a live-action motion picture.
  • In addition, Quality Controls Kevin Coach K Lee, Pierre P Thomas and Brian Sher will produce for Quality Films.
  • Robbie Brenner, executive producer, and Kevin McKeon, supervising producer, will lead the project for Mattel Films.
  • "At Mattel Films, we are looking to explore stories that bring our brands to life in unexpected ways, said Brenner.

WorkBoard Adds Two Senior Executives, Margo Georgiadis and Cathleen Benko, to its Board of Directors

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:00pm

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --WorkBoard, Inc. has appointed two new senior executives to its Board of Directors.

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  • REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --WorkBoard, Inc. has appointed two new senior executives to its Board of Directors.
  • At Ancestry.com, Margo led its rapid growth in part by driving deeper alignment on results and differentiation.
  • In addition to executive positions at Mattel and Discover, Margo was a partner at McKinsey & Company for 13 years.
  • In addition to the WorkBoard board, Cathy sits on the board of directors at NIKE, Inc., and Prime Impact Capital.

Barbie Named 2020 Top Global Toy Property of the Year, Per NPD

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 1:41pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that its iconic Barbie brand has been named the 2020 top global toy property of the year by the NPD Group, a leading global information company.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that its iconic Barbie brand has been named the 2020 top global toy property of the year by the NPD Group, a leading global information company.
  • In addition, Hot Wheels Singles 1/64 assortment was recognized as the global top-selling toy of the year.
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    Mattel, Inc. announced that its iconic Barbie brand has been named the 2020 top global toy property of the year by the NPD Group, a leading global information company.
  • In the United States, NPD also ranked Mattel in 2020 as the #1 manufacturer for a remarkable 27th consecutive year.

Mattel Announces Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call and 2021 Virtual Analyst Meeting

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 9:05pm

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its full year and fourth quarter 2020 financial results on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its full year and fourth quarter 2020 financial results on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • Following this, Mattel will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
  • The conference call will be webcast on Mattel's Investor Relations website, https://investors.mattel.com/ .
  • In addition, Mattel today announced that the Company will host a Virtual Analyst Day to provide a strategic business update on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.