The Bridge Direct Launches “The Hobbit” Toy Collection

The Bridge Direct Inc. launches The Hobbit toy collection for all ages. The collection includes, 3.75-inch figures, 6-inch figures, collector packs, and role-play accessories. The first film in the trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, inspired the collection. The film is a production of New Line Cinema and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures. The toy collection is available at major retail stores nationwide.

MGM to Bring Classic Media’s Waldo to the Big Screen

MGM has secured feature film rights to Classic Media’s Where’s Waldo property. The studio will bring Waldo to the big screen in a live-action family adventure. Created by Martin Handford and first published in 1987, more than 55 million Where’s Waldo? books have been sold, and the titles have been translated into more than 30 languages.

MGM’s Cassidy Lange, vice president of production, will oversee the project for the studio. Handford’s business partner, Mike Gornall, and Classic Media’s co-CEO, Eric Ellenbogen, will serve as executive producers.

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