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Mattel Creations (formerly Barbie Entertainment and Mattel Playground Productions) is an American-English production company owned by Mattel. Since the UK release of Extraordinary Engines, DVDs bear the Mattel Creations name.

They are the production company for the "American Girl" and "Barbie" films, "Bob the Builder" (2015 series), "Fireman Sam", "Pingu in the City" and Thomas & Friends, starting with Journey Beyond Sodor.

They are also responsible for the pairing episodes on the half hour Nick Jr. airings of the episodes, including Seasons 19 and 20. They also split the Thomas & Friends movies into three half hour blocks, including Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure and The Great Race, which were distributed by HiT Entertainment.


Micaela Winter was the producer for the series. She previously served as line producer and production manager at HiT. Ian McCue was creative executive for Season 21 and supervising producer for Big World! Big Adventures!. He previously served as a producer for Journey Beyond Sodor and the series at HiT. Hannah Elder was the production supervisor, Sarah Serata later took over that role. 

Christopher Keenan is the Senior Vice President of Content Development and Production. He also serves as an executive producer. Shannon Nettleton is the Vice President of Production and the Executive in Charge of Production for the series.

Karen Davies is the Global Technical and Content Services Director.





  • Journey Beyond Sodor
  • Big World! Big Adventures! 
  • Christmas on Sodor
  • Here Comes the Steam Team (coming soon)