- January 25: Barney & Friends was removed from the Universal Kids schedule.
- 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.
- Unconfirmed Date: A new line of Barney toys is set to be released by Toy Factory later in the year.
- January 10 - Brice Armstrong (voice actor)
- March 30 - Tomie dePaola (children's author and illustrator)
- April 5 - Shirley Douglas (actress)
- ↑ Toy Story: Warner Music Pairs With Mattel to Play With Songs From Barbie, Thomas, American Girl
- ↑ ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Narrator Brice Armstrong Has Passed Away at 84
- ↑ Obituary: Tomie dePaola
- ↑ Shirley Douglas Dies: Actress, Activist And Mother Of Kiefer Sutherland Was 86
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