Long Beach, CA - July 06: Larry Wood, a Hot Wheels toy designer for 50 years, is being inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in Detroit on July 20. His garage is practically a living history of Hot Wheels and all things automotive, from classic cars to classic gas pumps, in Long Beach on Thursday, July 6, 2023. Wood worked for Mattel Toys in El Segundo and has been a resident of Redondo Beach for over 5 decades. He still plays with cars, big and small, at the age of 81. (Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images)

Barbie has become a big hit and a box office blockbuster. Barbie is a Warner Bros. Pictures movie and the first movie to receive a PG-13 rating from the Mattel division. The PG-13 rating clearly didn’t effect the movie’s success as Barbie exceeded opening weekend expectations, snaring $162 million over its first three days in domestic theaters. The Barbie movie is a movie from Mattel Films which is the movie division of Mattel which first started diving into the movie business in 2016 with the release of “Monster High.” Since “Monster High,” Mattel Films has released 11 films including the most recent Barbie movie. What many don’t know is that Mattel Films actually has several toy movies currently in production. Many of which, have potential to out perform the Barbie movie based on their notoriety.

These movies will be based on several toys and games developed by the brand Mattel. Mattel was developed in 1945 and is the world’s second largest toy maker in terms of revenue, after The Lego Group. The two biggest toys for Mattel in previous years has been Barbie and Hot Wheels. While there really isn’t any coincidence, Barbie dolls have shown a HUGE rise in revenue since the Barbie movie was released. The 33% bump in sales can be credited directly to the movie’s success. Mattel is hoping the same will be done for the upcoming toy movies they are currently working on.

With projections of the doll industry in general rising to a whopping 14 billion dollars based on the success of the Barbie movie, it’s no shock that Mattel wants to create these upcoming toy masterpieces. If they can capture even a fraction of Barbie’s success, they will be extremely happy. These are the movies that Mattel is currently working on bringing to the big screen and will be released in the near future.

  • Barney

    Yes, the purple dinosaur is being made into a movie HOWEVER, it won’t be what you think. It’ll be more adult targeted and tackle more adult conflicts.

    Mattel's Barney Movie Will Be an "Off-Kilter" Adult Story

    Mattel is bringing Barney to the big screen and the story is not going to be what everyone expects.

  • Polly Pocket

    Polly Pocket is a popular line of dolls and accessories that was created by Bluebird Toys and acquired by Mattel in 1998. Emily in Paris star Lily Collins is set to star as Polly Pocket herself.

    Everything to Know About the Polly Pocket Movie

    Here's everything to know about Lena Dunham's live-action Polly Pocket movie starring Lily Collins, from the cast to the plot.

  • Hot Wheels

    J.J. Abrams is producing the movie that’ll focus just as much on the characters as well as the cars. No release date has been set as it is currently in production.

    Hot Wheels Movie Is an Emotional Story With Complex Characters, Head of Mattel Films Declares

    J.J. Abrams will strive to make a Hot Wheels movie featuring real characters that go on an emotional journey.

  • "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots"

    Vin Diesel is leading the charge for the Rock Em movie. They haven’t decided if he’ll be starring as a robot or a human.

    Vin Diesel 'Excited' to Lead Mattel's Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots Movie

    Fast X star Vin Diesel is on board to take the lead in the big screen adaptation of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots.

  • American Girl

    Plot details are currently unavailable and it hasn’t been announced who will be writing and/or directing just yet.


  • "Magic 8 Ball". . . from the writer of "Cocaine Bear"

    This will be a horror movie and will most definitely have an R rating although Mattel is debating that. Plot details are still unknown.

    Magic 8 Ball Movie Is a Horror-Comedy From Cocaine Bear Writer

    Mattel Films' Magic 8 Ball movie will be a horror-comedy that edges close to an R rating.

  • "Masters of the Universe"

    So this movie was originally set to be released via Netflix. Mattel is now currently searching for a new buyer.

    'Masters of the Universe' Movie Dead at Netflix After at Least $30 Million in Development; Mattel Shopping for New Buyer (EXCLUSIVE)

    A planned "Masters of the Universe" film, centered on He-Man, has been shuttered at Netflix after budget roadblocks, insiders tell Variety.

  • "Major Matt Mason". . . This is an old astronaut toy from the '60s

    Tom Hanks will star in this move based on the old toy. No production timeline has been given just yet.

    Tom Hanks' 'Major Matt Mason' Movie Moves Ahead at Mattel

    The Tom Hanks-led Major Matt Mason movie moves ahead at Mattel with a script by Akiva Goldsman and Michael Chabon.

  • "Uno"

    Yup, everyone’s favorite card game is being made into a movie. Writer Marcy Kelly has been hired for the project although no other details have been announced.

  • "View-Master"

    This project was announced in 2019. No other announcements have been made regarding its production.

    View-Master Movie In the Works at MGM and Mattel Films (Exclusive)

    MGM and Mattel are partnering up to develop a live-action feature film based on the toy entertainment company's classic View-Master toy line.

  • "Matchbox"

    David Coggeshall, the screenwriter behind the upcoming “Orphan: First Kill” and Lee Daniels’ Netflix horror film, is set to pen the screenplay for the film. No other details have been given. 

    Matchbox Cars Live-Action Movie in the Works from Mattel and Skydance

    Mattel will adapt the Matchbox vehicles brand with Skydance into a live-action film, the company announced Tuesday.

  • "Thomas and Friends"

     “World War Z” director Marc Forster on board to direct and co produce. It will blend live action and animation. No release date has been set. 

    'Thomas & Friends' Movie in Development From Mattel With Marc Forster

    Mattel and 2Dux are teaming on a film based on the "Thomas & Friends" children's train franchise with "World War Z" director Marc Forster.

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