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Thomas & Friends launches International Friendship Day Awards – with a little help from Aston Merrygold

One of the nation’s favourite celebrity dads – singer and musician Aston Merrygold – has teamed up with his three-year-old son Grayson to help launch the inaugural Thomas & Friends International Friendship Day Awards. The inspiring new awards scheme celebrates and commends the very best examples of friendship from young children …

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Harry Judd and Greg Shepherd star in Thomas & Friends storytelling campaign

Two of the nation’s favourite celebrity dads, singer and musician Harry Judd and reality TV star Greg Shepherd, have teamed up with their children for a new Thomas & Friends campaign, Reading with Little Friends, celebrating the storytelling magic of the world-famous children’s brand and showcasing the new toys and …

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tonies® adds five new Tonies to its roster, including A Bear Called Paddington

With Christmas just a few weeks away, tonies is adding five new Tonies to its extensive range of stories, songs and audio, all suitable for ages 3 and up. Princesses Elsa and Anna make their return with the introduction of Frozen 2 (running time: approx. 31 minutes), featuring favourite songs such …

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Mattel’s all-new Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go pulls into Channel 5’s Milkshake this November

Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go – a new, vibrantly refreshed, 2D animated series following the iconic Thomas the Tank Engine – is pulling into Channel 5’s Milkshake on Monday, November 8th this year. Produced by Mattel Television in partnership with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Studio, the new series is a …

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Oxford ‘twinned’ with Thomas & Friends’ Island of Sodor as it’s named UK’s Friendliest City

Oxford is to be ‘twinned’ with the Island of Sodor – the home of Thomas the Tank Engine – having been recognised as the UK’s friendliest city when it topped the newly created Thomas & Friends Friendship Index earlier this month. Launched to mark International Friendship Day today (July 30th), …

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Record quarter for Mattel as CEO Ynon Kreiz welcomes “exceptional results reflective of firm’s turnaround”

Mattel has seen first quarter net sales up by 47 per cent year on year in what the toy maker’s chairman and CEO, Ynon Kreiz has called ‘another record quarter for the company’ with “exceptional results” reflective of the firm’s turnaround. This marks Mattel’s third consecutive quarter of growing market …

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Thomas & Friends boasts 2D animated look as Mattel greenlights new seasons of pre-school hit

Mattel has given the green light to a series of 104 new 11 minute episodes and two hour-long specials for the Thomas & Friends television series over two new seasons. The latest update for the popular children’s series follows news released last week that a Thomas & Friends feature length …

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Mattel names former Campbell Soup executive Anthony DiSilvestro its new chief financial officer

Mattel has appointed the former Campbell Soup Co. executive Anthony DiSilvestro to the role of chief finance officer, following the conclusion of an investigation into accounting issues that saw the toy company restate its past earnings. DiSilvestro will replace Joseph Euteneuer whose departure from the firm was detailed in October …

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Mattel lines up toy and publishing partners for Thomas & Friends 75th anniversary

Mattel has secured a raft of new partnership deals spanning toys, publishing, and retail as the team charges full steam ahead to celebrate Thomas & Friends’ 75th anniversary next year. Created by the Reverend. W. Awdry for his son in 1945, publishing remains a strong part of the Thomas brand …

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Hot Wheels and Barbie still lead Mattel’s Q2 growth as pre-school sees decline

Mattel might still be losing money, but things are looking far from over for the California-based toymaker who recently painted an optimistic picture with for its multi-year turnaround plans with its latest second quarter results. Net sales increased 2 per cent to $860.1 million compared to the $840.7 million in …

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