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'Monster High' Scares Up Disc Preview

27 Jul, 2014 By: Stephanie Prange

SAN DIEGO — Little girls (and some adults) in fashionably scary costumes were on hand at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International July 26 for a preview of the latest “Monster High” disc, Freaky Fusion, due Sept. 30 (digital release Sept. 16).

The monster dolls with flashy clothes first hit stores in 2010 and have had unearthly success ever since. The “Monster High” franchise spawns two direct-to-video movies a year and numerous webisodes, totaling 10 direct-to-video movies, 150 shorts and 60-plus dolls in 100 territories.

The newest movie includes new hybrid characters, such as a mermaid ghost and a unicorn zombie.

The audience got a sneak peek of another movie, Haunted, coming in 2015.

“You are the very first audience for some of this footage,” said executive producer Audu Paden.

“I’ve actually been in ‘Monster High’ longer than I was in high school at this moment,” joked Paden.

“It’s a pleasure to be part of something that is about accepting the differences in others,” said designer Garrett Sander.

Copywriter Eric Hardie said he was gratified to hear fans praise the franchise for “how it’s made you feel like you’re not a freak.”

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