“It’s probably opposite to a lot of directors’ processes. Instead of keeping something in your head or your heart, you have to say it and you have to represent it,” Bert says. “I think that’s one of the fundamental skills we’ve had to learn and cultivate between us. It’s very important to a duo. Fortunately, producers love it because they actually know what’s going on in our heads.” … [Read more...] about How Amazon’s new movie ‘Troop Zero’ got its magical realism
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While Horrocks and I would love to see American Girl return to its roots, it is also true that the brand faces stark challenges in a toy market that’s increasingly driven by electronic toys and characters from movie franchises. Some of the top toys this Christmas include a Playmobil palace featuring Frozen 2 characters and a Monopoly set that allows kids to use voice commands to play. But some parents are pushing back against these high-tech toys in favor of old-school ones that encourage different kinds of learning. Melissa & Doug, which makes wooden toys for young children, has been thriving; a new company called Lovevery has received funding from top Silicon Valley investors to create analog toys for kids from the time they are born. When these children enter elementary school, their parents will be looking for developmentally appropriate and educational toys for them. If American Girl continues to invest in its historical storytelling, it could very well be what … [Read more...] about American Girl sales are plummeting. Can the iconic ’90s brand be saved?
Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder Princess Awesome was founded in 2013 by two mothers, Eva St. Clair and Rebecca Melsky, who were tired of what they saw in the girls’ clothing aisle. For one thing, they found girls’ clothes impractical and devoid of basic features like pockets, but they also didn’t like how the outfits rarely included images related to math and science. So they began creating outfits that tackled both problems. They designed twirly dresses, skirts, and leggings with pockets, splashed with images of test tubes and mathematical equations. For Pi Day last March, for instance, the brand launched a collection that featured pink Pi symbols on a purple background. Much like Piccolina, the outfits are designed to catch a girl’s eye, but also spark her interest in STEM. (And in keeping with the popular “mommy and me” trend, Princess Awesome has some adults dresses and scarves that match the girls’ looks.) … [Read more...] about Move over, princesses. These girls’ clothing brands glorify science
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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy unveiled Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a new series of digital shorts and products focusing on the untold stories of some of the universe’s prominent female heroes like Princess Leia, Rey, and Jyn Erso (in the case of the last two, actresses Daisy Ridley and Felicity Jones will return to provide their characters’ voices, and the series will be hosted by Lupita Nyong’o as her Force Awakens character Maz Kanata). The shorts will also be accompanied by a line of apparel and toys that are being referred to as “adventure figures” to avoid the stigma of “dolls.” … [Read more...] about Here’s Rey: Disney launches girl-focused “Forces of Destiny” digital shorts, products