Spotlight: Mattel


At Mattel Television, there are currently 20 shows and specials in production and more than 25 projects in development.

Highlights include the return of Monster High. Meanwhile, Deepa & Anoop is a new preschool series that follows the adventures of 7-year-old Deepa at her Indian family’s bed-and-breakfast.

“We are proudly bringing back our iconic franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures with a new animated series and live-action TV-movie musical based on Monster High, the franchise built on the inclusive message of belonging,” says Frederic Soulie, senior VP and general manager of Mattel Television.

There’s also a new season of the updated Thomas & Friends series, produced in 2D animation. The show maintains “Thomas’s core brand ethos, which is all about the importance of friendship,” says Soulie.

“Each of our brands is built on a core purpose,” adds Soulie.