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Transformers, My Little Pony, and Dungeons & Dragons fans will have more opportunities to experience their favorite toys and games.
On Thursday, Hasbro announced its plans for dozens of films and television shows based on its iconic intellectual traits during its investor day.
The Rhode Island-based toy maker has long been part of the entertainment industry, with movie franchises like Transformers and animated TV shows based on My Little Pony. After acquiring Entertainment One for $ 3.8 billion in late 2019, Hasbro tripled its number of entertainment projects.
"Sometime between 2022 and 2023, you should see two to three of our films and three to four shows streamed every year," said Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro, in an interview. "And then we'll scale that as we add new IP as we also do the following seasons of the shows we've already made."
These upcoming projects range from theatrical releases to non-written competitive shows.
Hasbro has already announced a number of projects, including G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes, due for release in October. A Dungeons & Dragons feature film starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Rege-Jean Page, and an animated television series called Clue.
The toy maker also revealed plans for non-written projects based on Monopoly, Mousetrap, Easy Bake, Operation, Nerf, and Play-Doh.
Here's a look at what's coming from Hasbro and eOne:
"Snake-eyes" – On October 22nd, "Snake Eyes" stars Henry Golding in the title role. The film examines the genesis of the legendary G.I. Joe character who is often dressed in black with a mask on his face and is one of the most skillful employees in the organization.
Power Rangers – Jonathan Entwistle, who produced the Netflix series "I Disagree" and "End of the World", will direct a new Power Rangers film for Hasbro.
Dungeons – Jeremy Latcham, a producer with six Marvel films, is one of the thought leaders behind the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film, which is being created in partnership with Paramount Pictures. The film stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith and Rege-Jean Page and is written by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who wrote "Spider-Man: Homecoming".
Dungeons & Dragons books, dice and mini-figures.
Magic the Gathering – Hasbro announced they are working with Fox on a feature film based on the Magic the Gathering property.
Transformer In addition to a live-action feature film due to hit theaters next year as part of its partnership with Paramount, Hasbro is also working on a new full-length animated feature film for the toy object.
My little pony movie – A new CG animated My Little Pony movie will be released on Netflix this fall.
risk – A scripted TV show by Beau Willimon ("House of Cards") will take inspiration from Risk, a board game where players seek global conquest through war, strategy and diplomacy.
Note – There are few details on Hasbro's plan for this animated series based on the popular board game, but Hasbro's Goldner promises the Fox show will be exciting and capture what made Clue so popular over the years. Expect more adult themes with this animated series.
Transformer – In addition to movies, Hasbro is expected to release two new Transformers shows. One of them is called "Bot Bots" and is an animated comedy series with 20 episodes due to appear on Netflix. The other is an animated series that was created in collaboration with Nickelodeon. This series will have 26 half-hour episodes.
My little Pony – After a My Little Pony movie debuts on Netflix, Hasbro will launch a TV series starring Sunny Starscout and her friends.
Power Rangers – Hasbro is currently in the process of filming a new series called "Dino Fury".
"Kiya" – Hasbro unveiled a new series from eOne called "Kiya", which revolves around a superhero who saves the day with martial arts and dance. Hailing from South Africa, the series is aimed at children ages 3 to 6 and will debut at Disney Jr. and Disney + in 2023. The series will have 52 episodes, each about 11 minutes long.
TV without a script
Hasbro has already released a baking show based on its Candy Land board game with Food Network, but it doesn't stop there. The company is committed to doing more unwritten and competitive shows with other properties in the future.
A guest attends the NERF Challenge world premiere at the LA Live Event Deck on December 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. The NERF Challenge is a touring live stage and fan experience that brings the action and competitive fun of the NERF brand to life and will travel through select markets in the US and Canada after its run in Los Angeles in 2020.
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Hasbro is looking for Monopoly, Mousetrap, Easy Bake, Operation, Nerf and Play-Doh for these projects.
Goldner teased that the Nerf and Mouse Trap will include large obstacle course elements such as those seen in shows like "wipeout" and athletic excellence.