Hasbro Studios and Sony Music Entertainment Release Transformers Roll Out Album

image

Digital Rock Album Features Original Hit Tracks from ‘Bush’ and ‘Mount Holly’

BURBANK, Calif. – April 15, 2016 – Today Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and Sony Music Entertainment announce the release of Transformers Roll Out, an alt-rock tribute to the wildly popular hit Hasbro Transformers franchise.

image

Transformers Roll Out heralds the global pop-cultureTransformers phenomenon, featuring a collection of hit original songs inspired by the Hasbro Transformersfranchise from leading established and up-and-coming alternative, rock and alt-pop artists, morphing together to create an epic portfolio of hard-hitting tunes that truly embodies the soul of the HasbroTransformers brand. The album includes tracks from the chart topping rock band ‘Bush’ and front man Gavin Rossdale, lending powerhouse vocals in “This House is on Fire,” as well as up-and-coming alt-rock group Mount Holly, who provided the album’s lead title track “Roll Out.” Transformers Roll Out is being released on Sony Music’s RED Associated labels and is available for digital purchase now at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ROiT

“Growing up, I was (and still am) a huge fan of theTransformers franchise. It was an amazing experience working with Hasbro to produce this album and to contribute the title song Roll Out,” said album producer and Mount Holly lead guitarist Nick Perri. “The album embodies the action-packed high energy vibe thatTransformers is known for and also brings in some outer world ambience and emotionally driven songs as well. All of the artists were thrilled to deliver on the mission.”

“The release of Transformers Roll Out demonstrates the pop culture power of the Transformers franchise,” said Hasbro Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer Stephen Davis. “With generations of audiences celebrating the brand across television, film, digital entertainment, consumer products and now music, this could not be a more exciting time for Hasbro and Transformers. This unique project truly delivers on the More Than Meets the Eye brand promise.”

Artists contributing to Transformers Roll Out include:

·         Mount Holly (“Roll Out”)

·         Bush (“This House is on Fire”)

·         Crash Kings (“Gigantik”)

·         MEW (“Count to Ten”)

·         Elle Rae (“Into the Fire”)

·         SPURS (“Exiled”)

·         Jameson Burt (“Just a Spark”)

·         Ours (“Stronger”)

·         Darby™ (“Modern Man”)

·         Born Cages (“Our Revolution”)

Transformers Roll Out is available on all major digital providers and the limited edition CD and vinyl is for sale exclusively through FYE stores.     

ABOUT HASBRO

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including LITTLEST PET SHOP, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MONOPOLY, MY LITTLE PONY, NERF, PLAY-DOH and TRANSFORMERS, and premier partner brands. From toys and games, television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and consumer product licensing, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection with children and families around the world. The Company’s Hasbro Studios and its film label, ALLSPARK PICTURES, create entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film, digital and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Bystorm Entertainment, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Kemosabe Records, Legacy Recordings, MASTERWORKS, Polo Grounds, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music, Vested in Culture and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

 

Diamond Select Toys Licenses New Ghostbusters Film in 2016

image

Diamond Select Toys Licenses New Ghostbusters Film in 2016

Since 2009, Diamond Select Toys has been releasing quality collectibles based on the classic 1984 filmGhostbusters, as well as its live-action and animated sequels and spinoffs. Now, the Maryland-based company is happy to announce that, under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products,  they will continue that tradition with the new 2016Ghostbusters film, producing Minimates mini-figures, vehicles, vinyl banks, kitchenware and glassware based on the new film.

Starting around the release of the film, Diamond Select will have a full assortment of Minimates mini-figures, including all four Ghostbusters, supporting cast of characters  and also ghosts. Each Minimates mini-figure will measure approximately 2 inches tall, with up to 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts. A series of vinyl banks based on the main characters will start up shortly afterwards.

Ghostbusters is one of our favorite film franchises here at DST,” says Diamond Select Toys President Chuck Terceira. “So we’re excited to be part of the first new film in decades, and we look forward to adding a new cast of characters to our previous Ghostbusters product lines, as well as continuing to release products based on the classic films.”

“We’re excited to collaborate again with Diamond Select Toys to bring more exciting Ghostbusters products to market this summer,” said Mark Caplan, Senior Vice President of Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “They have continued to innovate, helping us develop this amazing franchise property for Ghostbusters fans of all ages.”

Diamond Select Toys’ current lines of classic film-based products will move forward with more Select-scale 7” action figures, 1:15 electronic vehicles, glassware and new Minimates mini-figures and vehicles.

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer! 

image

The film is directed by Paul Feig and produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal.  It is written by Paul Feig & Katie Dippold, based on the film “Ghostbusters” written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.

About Sony Pictures Consumer Products

Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

About Diamond Select Toys:

Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles, LLC, was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Created to design unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a wide variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Universal Studios, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros., Nickelodeon and Sony Pictures, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a diverse range of products, and is headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD. For more information, visit www.diamondselecttoys.com,www.artasylum.com and www.minimates.com.

Ghostbusters: TM & © 2015 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.

 

Powers comes to Playstation

FIRST FOOTAGE FROM POWERS, A PLAYSTATION ORIGINAL SERIES, DEBUTS AT NEW YORK COMIC CON

Panel goers get exclusive look at early clips as executive producers and co-creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming bring the series to life

POWERSPlayStation’s edgy new dramatic series from Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind the critically-acclaimedBreaking Bad, treated thousands of fans at New York Comic Con to the first footage from the highly-anticipated project.

Check out the trailer here

http://youtu.be/P02QmncDOzM

Offering fans a glimpse of the production’s gritty tone, elaborate sets and memorable characters, this new footage was revealed by executive producers and co-creators of the graphic novels, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, plus stars Susan Heyward, Noah TaylorEddie Izzard, Olesya Rulin, and Logan Browning, all of whom shared their experiences on the project so far.

POWERS follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” As you’ll see in the first look trailer, POWERS centers on Walker’s journey as a hero who lost his powers and struggles with losing what made him great.

Available this winter, PlayStation platform owners will be able to download/stream individual episodes of POWERS.  Members of PlayStation Plus, the premium gaming membership, will be able to view the entire POWERS series for free and obtain exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.   Episode 1 of POWERS will be made free for everyone, regardless if they own a PlayStation or not.