There is a partnership between Disney and Mattel (the company that overseas Barbie and her products), that does not include the film rights to originals like Barbie in the Nutcracker. Barbie original movies are available for purchase physically at retailers like Barnes and Noble and Target.
Who is Barbie owned by?
Mattel, Inc. Barbie, in full Barbara Millicent Roberts, an 11-inch- (29-cm-) tall plastic doll with the figure of an adult woman that was introduced on March 9, 1959, by Mattel, Inc., a southern California toy company. Ruth Handler, who cofounded Mattel with her husband, Elliot, spearheaded the introduction of the doll.
Is Barbie part of Nickelodeon?
“Nickelodeon is a longstanding partner of the Barbie brand, this made them the perfect place to premiere our first half-hour special based on our popular web series,” said Ed Horasz, senior director of entertainment marketing for Mattel.
How many Disney princess Barbies are there?
12 characters The 12 characters in the franchise are Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tiana, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana. The franchise has released dolls, sing-along videos, apparel, beauty products, home decor, toys and a variety of other products featuring some of the Disney Princesses.
Why did they stop making Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse?
I believe one of the key reasons the series ended was it no longer aligned with Mattels vision for the future of the brand. I was going through a company presentation from 2014 (as you do), and there was one slide that particularly interested me. Im sure we all remember these campaigns!
Why is Elsa not a Disney princess?
Theyre their own franchise. The Disney Princesses are a magical group, but ultimately they boil down to a merchandise and film franchise from a business perspective. Frozen is its own merchandise and film franchise. Basically, Anna and Elsa arent princesses because theyre plenty profitable on their own!
Why did Barbie and Ken break up?
February 14, 2004: Barbie and Ken officially broke up. The newspaper assigned the split to Kens failure to commit and Barbies excitement to commit, wearing multiple wedding gowns. This was also a year that Barbie ran for president, so she was quite busy.
Is Barbie a teenager?
Barbara Millicent Barbie Roberts (1959–present) Described as a Teen Age Fashion Model on the original packaging. She is a blond haired, blue-eyed doll that was born in the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin. According to the Random House books, the characters full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.