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Mattel Opens the Virtual Doors to the “Fisher-Price® Toy Museum” to Celebrate the Brand’s 90-Year Legacy
Oct 15, 2020
First-of-its-kind digital experience to offer curated exhibition of classic Fisher-Price toys from the past nine decades Museum guests can visit a virtual gift shop that offers apparel, accessories and housewares featuring vintage imagery from iconic products including Little People ® figures,
Mattel Television Greenlights 104 New “Thomas & Friends®” Television Episodes and 2 Specials
Oct 12, 2020
Mattel Television announces a new co-production partnership with Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Studio Mattel and Nelvana to introduce new creative approach to the “Thomas & Friends” television series starting with Season 25, which will premiere beginning in Fall 2021 EL SEGUNDO, Calif.
American Girl Unveils Its Wow Gifts Ahead of the Holiday Season
Oct 09, 2020
First-Ever, Limited-Edition Nutcracker Collector Doll with Swarovski ® Crystals MIDDLETON, Wis. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2020-- American Girl, the beloved brand known for helping girls grow up with confidence and character, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT), today announced
Mattel Films and Marc Forster’s 2Dux² Partner to Develop “Thomas & Friends®” Feature Film
Oct 06, 2020
Marc Forster to direct the four-quadrant family adventure that blends live-action and animation “Thomas & Friends” marks the tenth Mattel Films project in development EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 6, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and production company 2Dux² announced today plans
Mattel Announces Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call
Oct 01, 2020
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its third quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, October 22, 2020 , at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern Time . Following this, Mattel will host a conference call and webcast
New Study Shows That Playing With Dolls Allows Children to Develop Empathy and Social Processing Skills
Oct 01, 2020
Barbie® and neuroscientists from Cardiff University have collaborated on a new study which for the first time uses neuroimaging as evidence to explore the effects of doll play Evidence shows that doll play activates brain regions which are associated with social information processing and empathy,
American Girl Declares the ‘80s Are, Like, Totally Back!
Sep 15, 2020
Newest American Girl Historical Character Courtney Moore™ Brings Iconic Decade to Life for Millions of Fans and Their Parents Inspired by 1980s Gaming, Company Partners with Girls Who Code to Empower Girls to be Changemakers in Technology and Beyond MIDDLETON, Wis. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep.
Mattel Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz to Participate in Virtual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference
Sep 14, 2020
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 14, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ynon Kreiz will participate in a fireside chat at the virtual Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference on Tuesday September 15, 2020 at 2:05 p.m. Eastern time .
Mattel Mourns the Passing of Former Chairman and CEO Bryan G. Stockton
Aug 01, 2020
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) mourns the tragic passing of Bryan G. Stockton , former Chairman and CEO of Mattel . Ynon Kreiz , Chairman and CEO of Mattel said, “We are saddened by the news of Bryan’s sudden passing.
Barbie® Unveils 2020 Campaign Team Set to Encourage All Girls to Raise Their Voice
Jul 28, 2020
In Partnership with She Should Run, Brand Educates on Leadership Roles and Importance of Voting EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 28, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced the Barbie® 2020 Campaign Team set to expose girls to public leadership roles and pique their interest in
Mattel Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Jul 23, 2020
Second quarter Net Sales of $732 million , down 15% as reported, and down 13% in constant currency, versus prior year. Gross Sales of $815 million , down 15% as reported, and down 13% in constant currency. Global POS 1 up high-single-digits versus prior year, a significant improvement compared to
Diana S. Ferguson Appointed to Mattel Board of Directors
Jul 22, 2020
Ferguson Will Serve on the Company’s Audit Committee and Assume the Role of Audit Committee Chair on Sept. 1, 2020 EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 22, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) announced today that Diana S. Ferguson , Chief Financial Officer of Cleveland Avenue LLC , has been
Mattel Films and Universal Pictures to Develop Live-Action Feature Film Based on Wishbone™
Jul 15, 2020
 “Wishbone” marks the first collaboration between Mattel Films and Universal Pictures and is the ninth Mattel Films project in development EL SEGUNDO, Calif. & UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) and Universal Pictures announced today plans to
Mattel Announces Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call
Jul 02, 2020
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its second quarter 2020 financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2020 , at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, Mattel will host a conference call and webcast at
American Girl Announces Exclusive Team USA Collection as Part of Inspiring Summer Lineup
Jun 25, 2020
Brand Rolls Out New Empowering Products and Books to Kick off Summer MIDDLETON, Wis. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2020-- Although the Summer Olympics have been postponed to 2021, American Girl , the beloved brand known for helping girls grow up with confidence and character and a wholly-owned
Mattel Announces Anthony DiSilvestro to Be Next Chief Financial Officer
Jun 23, 2020
Former Campbell Soup Company CFO brings nearly four decades of financial experience to Mattel   DiSilvestro to assume role of Chief Financial Officer following the filing of the Company’s second quarter Form 10-Q EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2020-- Mattel, Inc.
Mattel Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results
May 05, 2020
First quarter Net Sales of $594 million , down 14% as reported, and down 12% in constant currency, versus prior year.  Gross Sales of $670 million , down 14% as reported, and down 12% in constant currency.  Reported Gross Margin of 43.0%, an improvement of 820 basis points; Adjusted Gross Margin of
Thomas & Friends™ Announces Global 75th Anniversary Activities Throughout 2020
Apr 28, 2020
Thomas & Friends™ will unveil new episodes, specials, and short form content, music, toys, books, exciting partnerships, and an all-new podcast for kids in this celebratory year New content is headlined by 1 x 22' special titled Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine featuring Her Majesty The Queen and
Mattel Announces First Quarter 2020 Financial Results Conference Call
Apr 15, 2020
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2020-- Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2020 financial results on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 , at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time . Following this, Mattel will host a conference call and webcast at
Mattel Invites Families to #KeepPlaying with the Launch of the “Mattel Playroom,” a New Digital Resource for Parents and Caregivers
Mar 31, 2020
Free digital destination helps parents and caregivers encourage kids to #KeepPlaying by featuring activities and content from the company’s iconic portfolio of brands including American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels®, Thomas & Friends® and more New online hub also offers play-from-home
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