A lot of fans are excited to see what WB Pictures has to bring with the Barbie movie next month, but Apple TV+ is also set to release their own film based on a popular toy—the Beanie Babies from the 90s. Thanks to Apple TV+ we get to learn more about Beanie Babies.
Check out the trailer for The Beanie Bubble:
Here’s the official description for the film:
Why did the world suddenly treat stuffed animals like gold? Ty Warner was a frustrated toy salesman until his collaboration with three women grew his masterstroke of an idea into the biggest toy craze in history. “The Beanie Bubble” is an inventive story about what and who we value, and the unsung heroes whose names didn’t appear on the heart-shaped tag.
Anyone who collected Beanie Babies back then will notice that the toys in the trailer look very different from the actual product, and that’s because the filmmakers didn’t actually have the rights to the IP. Elizabeth Banks tells Collider, “They had to make all the Beanie Babies [in the film]. We were able to use the Ty tags, but not any of the IP.”
I don’t know why they decided to push the Beanie Babie biopic without the rights for the actual product, but I guess the real story of the film is really about the people around the product and why it became such a huge hit back when it came out.
The Beanie Bubble premieres on Apple TV+ on July 28.