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Mattel announce cinematic studio… He-Man and Thundercats? Yes, please!

September 8th, 2018 by Marc Comments

Following hot on the heels of Hasbro, Mattel has announced they are creating their own movie studio.

So that means that there’s likely going to be Hot Wheels and Barbie movies but, pretty excitingly, there will also likely be He-Man and Thundercats movies.

Come on, tell me you wouldn’t throw down serious money to see He-Man meet the Thundercats:

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Mattel Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz said: “Mattel is home to one of the world’s greatest portfolios of beloved franchises, and the creation of Mattel Films will allow us to unlock significant value across our IP.

“Robbie is a gifted storyteller and a highly respected filmmaker with deep relationships in entertainment. She is the perfect leader to bring our celebrated brands to life.”

Mattel Films will be headed by Oscar-nomated producer Robbie Brenner: “Generations of children around the world have grown up with deep emotional connections to Mattel’s brands and characters. There are so many stories to be told and so many imaginations to be captured by these iconic brands, and I look forward to working with Ynon and his team to do so.”

We are officially stoked for this!

Source: Newsarama

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….