If you grew up during the 1990s or 2000s, then chances are Barney & Friends played on your television at least once, if not a lot of times. Even though that series ended in 2009, the title dinosaur remains one of the most famous children's show characters, and plans are in motion for him to appear on the big screen next.
British actor Daniel Kaluuya is teaming up with Mattel Films to make a Barney movie a reality.
You might recognise Kaluuya who appeared in Black Mirror and was nominated for an Academy Award for his leading role in horror film Get Out.
Daniel Kaluuya was born in 1989, so naturally he was the prime age demographic Barney & Friends was targeting in its earliest years. But even after all this time, the show's message still resonates with Kaluuya.
The actor gave an awesome explanation for why he's producing a Barney movie. In his words to EW:
"Barney taught us, 'I love you, you love me. Won't you say you love me too?' That's one of the first songs I remember, and what happens when that isn't true? I thought that was really heartbreaking. I have no idea why but it feels like that makes sense. It feels like there's something unexpected that can be poignant but optimistic. Especially at this time now, I think that's really, really needed."
The show first aired in 1992 and ran for fourteen seasons. A popular children's classic, Barney & Friends featured a large and friendly dinosaur who taught young kids the ways of the world and how to be an all-round decent human being.