Live-Action ‘Barney’ Movie Coming from Producer Daniel Kaluuya

Collider | 10/18/2019 | Matt Goldberg
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Barney & Friends is a great PBS show for very small children. It’s not as good as Sesame Street or Mister Rogers Neighborhood, but it’s fine for what it is. It keeps young ones entertained and imparts a positive message. However, I’m not really sure it’s meant for the big screen, and the reason I know this is that in 1998, when the show was pretty popular, there was Barney’s Great Adventure, which grossed $12 million. That’s not bad for a pre-school property, but there’s a ceiling because you’re asking a lot of parents to take very small children out of their home and to a movie theater where they’ll be required to sit still for the length of a motion picture.

It seems like a losing proposition, but actor and producer Daniel Kaluuya wants to give a Barney movie another shot. THR reports that Kaluuya is set to produce the film through his 59% production company in partnership with Mattel Films. “Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many...
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