Mattel has actually formally revealed the return of the Barney franchise. Revitalizing the Barney brand name will, obviously, consist of brand-new tv material, though the purple dinosaur will likewise be included in brand-new movie and You Tube tasks, along with music and different kids’ items such as toys, books, and clothes. A very first take a look at the brand-new Barney has actually likewise been revealed, revealed above. For the grownups who feel sentimental for the timeless Barney, there will likewise be brand-new garments and devices that will be presented.
The very first agenda for the relaunch is for a brand new animated series to debut worldwide in 2024. As with the initial, the brand-new program is produced for preschool kids and will include “the ubiquitous purple dinosaur and friends, introducing new audiences to the world of Barney through music-filled adventures centered on love, community, and encouragement.” Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana is producing the series while Fred Soulie and Christopher Keenan executive fruit and vegetables for Mattel TELEVISION. Colin Bohm and Pam Westman of Nelvana are likewise executive making.
“Barney’s message of love and kindness has stood the test of time,” states Mattel’s Chief Franchise Officer and Global Head of Consumer Products, Josh Silverman, in a declaration. “We will tap into the nostalgia of the generations who grew up with Barney, now parents themselves, and introduce the iconic purple dinosaur to a new generation of kids and families around the world across content, products, and experiences.”
Mattel television’s SVP and General Manager, Fred Soulie, includes: “In developing the brand-new series, it was essential to us that we effectively show the world that kids today reside in so that the series can provide significant lessons about browsing it. With our contemporary take on Barney, we intend to motivate the next generation to listen, care, and dream huge. We believe that moms and dads, a number of whom will fondly keep in mind the initial Barney from their own youths, will like the program, too.”
Barney Returns in 2024
The other prepare for the Barney franchise return are not totally clear right now, however it was formerly reported that there was a “dark” Barney in the works atMattel Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya has actually been connected to that job, and in 2015, he stated that the movie script was still being dealt with. While the brand-new statement for the revival validates movie material in the works, it’s uncertain if the strategy is still to progress with Kaluuya’s movie, or if they’ll draw on something more child-friendly.
Meanwhile, Peacock just recently had a look into the history of Barney with a documentary launched on the streaming platform in 2015. It concentrated on the baseless criticism of the program and has actually resulted in audiences feeling sorry over being so hard on the purple dinosaur. You can discover that doc, called I Love You, You Hate Me, streaming on Peacock.