If you are a 90s baby or had a 90s baby, chances are, you know Barney all too well.

Well, if you thought you needed more of that iconic purple dinosaur in your life, say no more.

Mattel is relaunching Barney is several ways including a new movie, tv series, YouTube videos, and an entire merchandise line including toys, books, clothing, and more.

Mattel’s relaunch of Barney

Mattel will begin the Barney relaunch in 2024 starting with a new animated series for preschool kids.

The series will feature Barney and friends introducing new audiences to the world of Barney “through music-filled adventures centered on love, community, and encouragement.”

“Barney’s message of love and kindness has stood the test of time,” said Josh Silverman, Chief Franchise Officer and Global Head of Consumer Products at Mattel. “We will tap into the nostalgia of the generations who grew up with Barney, now parents themselves, and introduce the iconic purple dinosaur to a new generation of kids and families around the world across content, products, and experiences.”


“In creating the new series, it was important to us that we properly reflect the world that kids today live in so that the series can deliver meaningful lessons about navigating it,” said Fred Soulie, SVP and General Manager of Mattel Television. “With our modern take on Barney, we hope to inspire the next generation to listen, care, and dream big. We think that parents, many of whom will fondly remember the original Barney from their own childhoods, will love the show, too.”


So, if you have young kids or even older kids that loved Barney growing up, get ready for more adventures with our favorite purple dinosaur!!

Print out these Velociraptor Coloring Pages for your dino loving kid!

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