Major Events

  • May 1: Toy manufacturing giant Mattel, Inc. announces they signed an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing deal with Warner Music Group's Arts Music division, which became the sole distributor of Mattel's catalog of more than 1,000 songs from its brands, including Barney.[1]
  • August 9: A Day in the Park with Barney becomes temporarily closed at Universal Orlando Resort due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]
  • Unconfirmed Date: A new line of Barney toys is set to be released by Toy Factory later in the year. 




  1. Toy Story: Warner Music Pairs With Mattel to Play With Songs From Barbie, Thomas, American Girl
  2. Universal Orlando to Temporarily Close Several Attractions
  3. ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Narrator Brice Armstrong Has Passed Away at 84
  4. Obituary: Tomie dePaola
  5. Shirley Douglas Dies: Actress, Activist And Mother Of Kiefer Sutherland Was 86
  6. TV host Regis Philbin buried at Notre Dame, his alma mater

<< 2019 Timeline TBA >>

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.