Mattel, HBO Max and Cartoon Network, Announce American Girl Specials

Both specials to be produced by MarVista Entertainment.

License Global

May 13, 2022

2 Min Read
American Girl doll Corrine Tran, the main character of the new American Girl doll specials.
American Girl doll Corrine Tran, the main character of the new American Girl doll specials.Mattel

Mattel has announced that it is partnering with HBO Max and Cartoon Network on a pair of new live-action American Girl specials based on the doll and book line. The first special, “American Girl: Corinne Tan,” focuses on the brand’s 2022 Girl of the Year of the same name.  

“This diverse portfolio of live-action projects capture the sweetness, the funniness, the chaos, and the messy imperfect genius of growing up and becoming who you are,” says Amy Friedman, head, kids and family programming, Warner Bros. “Let’s face it, most of us can still relate to all those feelings which makes this content so resonant. These projects are a reflection of our commitment to bring in more girls and teens to HBO Max and Cartoon Network with authentic, fun, courageous, and emotional stories that speak to kids’ lives now.” 

Produced by MarVista Entertainment, a Fox Entertainment Company, “American Girl: Corinne Tan” will premiere this December on Cartoon Network and the following day on HBO Max. A second American Girl special will follow in 2023. 

“MarVista is proud to join Mattel Television and HBO Max in bringing the American Girl franchise to life with ‘American Girl: Corinne Tan,’” says Hannah Pillemer, executive vice president, creative affairs, MarVista. “Corrine’s story really resonated with our team as an inspiring reflection of what many young adult females are grappling with today. Set against the beautiful backdrop of a Colorado ski town, Corinne perseveres through challenging changes in her family dynamic, with help from her younger sister Gwynn and a spirited Search and Rescue pup named Flurry. What’s not to love?” 

“American Girl: Corinne Tan” will debut in the U.S. in December on Cartoon Network, with availability on HBO Max the subsequent day. Additional global broadcast and streaming partners are to be announced. 

“Mattel Television is excited to partner with HBO Max and Cartoon Network to introduce our new American Girl special featuring 2022 Girl of the Year, Corinne Tan,” says Fred Soulie, senior vice president and general manager, Mattel Television. “Corinne is a strong role model, encouraging viewers to be their true, authentic selves. We are proud to bring her rich story to life and inspire television audiences of all ages.” 

Mattel also recently announced a "World of Barbie" touring attraction.

Mattel is exhibiting at Licensing Expo 2022. Find out more information here.

About the Author(s)

License Global

License Global is the leading news source for the brand licensing industry, delivering award-winning editorial content including news, trends, analysis, and special reports about the global consumer product and retail marketplace.

Through its print edition, website, daily e-newsletter and event publications, License Global reaches more than 150,000 executives and professionals in all major markets. The magazine also serves as the official publication for the sector’s trade events, which include Licensing Expo, Brand Licensing Europe, Licensing Expo Japan, Licensing Expo Shanghai and the Licensing Leadership Summit.

Subscribe for updates directly into your inbox.




Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry Article
Join 62,000+ members. Yes, it's completely free.

You May Also Like