A Beloved 90s Character Is Mak...


A Beloved 90s Character Is Making A Comeback

Nessa Dinneen
Nessa Dinneen

01:08 15 Feb 2023

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Talk about an extreme makeover!

Another beloved 90s fixture is getting a reboot, this time in the form of everyone's favourite giant purple dinosaur.

(Well, favourite for some. Personally he freaked me out a little).

Mattel, the brand behind Barney, announced plans this week to revive the Barney in the form of a new animated series, coming in 2024.

Check out Barney's new look in the image below!



Although he's coming back as a cartoon rather than a real life person in a gigantic purple foam costume, he's still about "love, community and encouragement". Fred Soulie, the Senior Vice President at Mattel Television says they want to bring Barney's message of loving and caring for others ot the next generation.

“With our modern take on Barney, we hope to inspire the next generation to listen, care, and dream big"

So maybe he's going to remind you to be nice on the internet!

If you miss the old Barney, don't worry! Mattel says they're working on merch for adult fans that feature the "Classic Barney".

Hmm, not sure about that now. Could be a bridge too far 😂

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