Mattel, Warner Music Group’s Arts Music Release He-Man, Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends Albums

Source: Mattel/The Toy Book

Last year, Mattel Inc. entered into an exclusive, multi-year global music licensing agreement with Warner Music Group’s (WMG) Arts Music division for the label to serve as the sole distributor of Mattel’s back catalog of more than 1,000 songs based on brands including American GirlBarbie, and Fisher-Price. Now, new albums are joining the Mattel discography with the release of a trio of new titles inspired by He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Hot Wheels, and Thomas & Friends.

New albums released this month include:

  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Volume 1 (Original Series Soundtrack):  The soundtrack was composed by Emmy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Michael Kramer and includes the “Series Theme Song” by platinum producer and songwriter Ali Dee. Kramer’s credits include music for Marvel Studios’ Thor: The Dark World, Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and video games such as Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. Dee has written and produced hit songs for a wide variety of artists including Miley Cyrus and Shakira as well as soundtracks for Marvel’s Iron Man and 20th Century Fox’s Alvin and the Chipmunks.
  • Hot Wheels Monster Trucks – Smash Hits:  The first-ever album of original music from the Hot Wheels brand features 13 tracks for kids and adults, including the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks LIVE theme song, “Go Big! Go Hot Wheels!”
  • Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go: This new soundtrack album features songs from the new series from Mattel Television, including the theme song, “All Engines Go.” The album also features spoken word content.

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Additional new albums will be released on a regular basis through all major digital music platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.

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James Zahn

James Zahn

James Zahn, AKA The Rock Father, is Editor-in-Chief of The Toy Book, a Senior Editor at The Toy Insider and The Pop Insider, and Editor of The Toy Report, The Toy Book‘s weekly industry newsletter. As a pop culture and toy industry expert, Zahn has appeared as a panelist and guest at events including Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) Wizard World Chicago, and the ASTRA Marketplace & Academy. Zahn has more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment, retail, and publishing industries, and is frequently called upon to offer expert commentary for publications such as Forbes, Marketwatch, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, and more. James has appeared on History Channel’s Modern Marvels, was interviewed by Larry King and Anderson Cooper, and has been seen on Yahoo! Finance, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN, The CW, and more. Zahn joined the Adventure Media & Events family in 2016, initially serving as a member of the Parent Advisory Board after penning articles for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family, PBS KIDS, Sprout Parents (now Universal Kids), PopSugar, and Chicago Parent. He eventually joined the company full time as a Senior Editor and moved up the ranks to Deputy Editor and Editor-in-Chief.