Back in April I made mention of TOY MASTERS, a feature-length documentary on one of my favorite childhood toy lines - Mattel's MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Well, the makers of the film just hit me on twitter with news that the film will make it's world premiere on August 6 at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal. By the Power of Grayskull! I still wish I had my original He-Man and Skeletor.
From the press release:
"The film, which is already being hailed as the next KING OF KONG and the SOCIAL NETWORK of the toy industry, features interviews with the key creative personnel behind every version of the best selling toy line and all incarnations of MOTU on television, film, stage, and print, tracing the inception and ups and downs of the fantasy juggernaut. Everyone involved in the 30 year history of this beloved franchise makes appearances in the film including such genre luminaries as J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, Marvel’s Thor), Richard Edlund (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark), William Stout (Conan The Barbarian, Pan's Labyrinth), Lou Scheimer (Filmation co-founder), Michael Westmore (Star Trek Franchise), Don Glut (Empire Strikes Back, Transformers Animated), and Gary Goddard (Terminator 2-3D, Captain Power). "
TOY MASTERS was co-written/directed/produced by Roger Lay Jr. and Corey Landis, who are both currently at Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego, where they first debuted the following preview last year:
Check out http://www.toymastersmovie.com/ for more.
About James: A work-from-home Dad with a pair of daughters (Released in 2009 and 2012) - James Zahn is THE ROCK FATHER™.
Bringing over two decades of experience in the entertainment industry into the family realm, Zahn is an Illinois-based Entertainment Writer, Media Personality, Commentator, Adventurer and Raconteur.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as co-manager and video director for Napalm Records' PRODUCT OF HATE.
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