"As the stars of the highest-grossing animated franchise to date, Illumination's
have captured the imaginations and hearts of people around the world," says Janet Hsu, chief franchise management officer, Mattel. "We are delighted to partner with Illumination and Universal Brand Development to provide fans of all ages a deeper connection to these beloved characters. Mattel is committed to strategic collaborations with globally-recognized franchises, which are helping to drive our transformation into an IP-driven, high-performing toy company."
"As we continue to develop richer, more engaging ways for fans to interact with our brands, we are excited to collaborate with Illumination and Mattel to design a brand-new line of toys and consumer products, inspired by Illumination'sDespicable Me franchise," says Vince Klaseus, president, Universal Brand Development. "Illumination's Minions are a global pop-culture phenomenon, embraced by all ages and cultures, and we're excited for the global launch of Minions 2 and for Mattel's new toy and products lines, which are sure to inspire creativity, open up new ways to play and extend the storytelling."
line will launch with a collection inspired by Illumination’s
sequel in time for the film’s summer 2020 release.
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