Major Events

  • 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.[1]
  • 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. ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Narrator Brice Armstrong Has Passed Away at 84
  3. Obituary: Tomie dePaola
  4. Shirley Douglas Dies: Actress, Activist And Mother Of Kiefer Sutherland Was 86

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