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  • Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network Vie for Kids' Attention With Apps, New Screens

    The TV screen is about to get more competition when it comes to luring young eyeballs -- and some of the content is going to come from the networks themselves. As upfront season approaches, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network have let loose a slew of new...
  • Jon Chu to Direct Hasbro's Live Action 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie

    Jon M. Chu will direct Hasbro's live action "Jem and the Holograms" movie, based on cult 1980s animated series. Blumhouse Prods' Jason Blum will produce the film with Hasbro, Chu and Scooter Braun, the music talent manager who reps Justin Bieber and runs...
  • Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition

    Mattel to compete with Lego with $460 million Mega acquisition
    Mattel Inc. dominates the market for dolls with its Barbie, Monster High and American Girl brands. But now it also wants to play with blocks. The El Segundo giant is paying $460 million to buy Canadian construction toy company Mega Brands Inc. as it...
  • 'Jem and the Holograms' film in the works

    'Jem and the Holograms' film in the works
    Remember Jem and the Holograms? Hasbro’s line of glam rock dolls with bright hair that spawned a short-lived cartoon series in the '80s? No? Well, they're back, and there's a high-powered team working on the big-screen comeback of the animated...
  • 'Game of Thrones' Actress: Justin Bieber Is The 'Joffrey' Of Our Time

    Justin Bieber has no doubt been called many things in light of his much talked about antics and questionable behavior, but "Game of Thrones" actress Sophie Turner has thrown a new comparison into the mix. In an interview with the Sunday Times, Turner,...
  • 'Jem' creator sounds off about being shut out of film adaptation

    'Jem' creator sounds off about being shut out of film adaptation
    This post has been updated. See below for details. Last week, news that a live-action film version of "Jem and the Holograms" was in the works sent fans of the cartoon series and Hasbro’s line of dolls into an online frenzy. But one person not...
  • Hub Network Taps Joey Fatone To Build Primetime Family Block

    Like one of the little kids who watches its programs, The Hub Network will soon attempt to see if it can reach beyond its grasp. The network, jointly owned by cable programmer Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro, expects to gradually abandon...
  • After 'Lego Movie' mania, more toy-based films are coming

    The monster success of "The Lego Movie," which took in $69.1 million over its opening weekend, has Hollywood scanning the aisles of toy stores, looking for the next hit.  In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children'...
  • Curious George: Endangered Species?

    Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George." Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...
  • Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality

    Facebook buys Oculus VR in major bet on virtual reality
    SAN FRANCISCO — A tiny Irvine company founded by a 21-year-old Cal State Long Beach drop-out may play a leading role in Facebook's next major bet on the future of the Internet: that virtual reality will change the way people experience the Web....
  • Radius-TWC, Blumhouse Partner on SXSW 'Creep,' Plan Trilogy

    The Weinstein Brothers' Radius-TWC is partnering with the Duplass Brothers and Blumhouse Prods. on a "Creep" trilogy, a month after the film's SXSW premiere. Mark Duplass ("Safety Not Guaranteed") stars in and co-wrote the psychological thriller "Creep"...
  • Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?

    Does late Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax deserve a statue?
    Gail Gygax flipped open the blue binder she had been carrying under her arm. On its cover was a shield emblazoned with the words "Gygax Memorial." She was all business, pleasant but driven, barely allowing me time thank her for meeting with me. She turned...