Toyland

Toyland

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Toyland
 

Toyland is a never-before-seen look at a place where fun is born and competition is fierce: The $22 billion dollar toy business. Perform a song that sells a million copies and you're awarded a platinum record and the cover of Rolling Stone. Design a toy that sells 300 million copies and you're unknown... until now. Meet the people behind the biggest playthings in history, including Betty James (Slinky), Eddy Goldfarb (False Chattering Teeth), Burt Meyer (Lite Brite and Mouse Trap), Reyn Guyer (Twister and Nerf), and more. Beside legends like Betty, Eddy, Burt and Reyn, you'll meet toy design students at Otis College of Art & Design, and seasoned toy veterans at Big Monster Toys, the largest and most prolific toy design firm in the world. Come see Operation games being made at Hasbro and talk toys with the playmakers at Radio Flyer, home of "America's Little Red Wagon."

Toyland follows the ups and downs of game designer, Tim Walsh as he trys to take his own invention to market. From paper to prototype, we follow Walsh along his winding road to New York City's Toy Fair, one of the largest trade show for toys in the world. Will his idea light up the imagination of kids everywhere or never see the light of day?



Televised Broadcasts:
US Premiere: The Documentary Channel - November 20th, 2011

Reviews:
National Public Radio
Sarasota Herald Tribune
AOL News
WGN Chicago

Cast:
Tim Walsh, Betty James, Reyn Geyer, John Spinello, Kay Zufall

Awards:
Naperville Independent Film Festival - 2010 BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Independents Film Festival - 2010 BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival - 2011 BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Film Festivals:
Sarasota Film Festival - 2010
DocMiami Film Festival - 2010
DOCUTAH - 2010
Newburyport Documentary Film Festival - 2010
Duke City DocFest - 2010
San Francisco Documentary Film Festival - 2010
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - 2010
Virginia Film Festival - 2010
Cine-World Film Festival - 2010
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival - 2011

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