The New Robert Tonner Documentary – Sneak Peeks

New Robert Tonner Documentary On Its Way

Enjoy these four great excerpts from the up-coming film 20th Anniversary Tonner which will be made available as a DVD for purchase (coming soon-watch the website for more details).   If you are like us you just can’t wait! For those of you that were at our last convention you saw a 20 minute preview, but there is some new, never before seen footage here.

20th Anniversary Tonner is a 46 minute documentary which celebrates the extraordinary accomplishments made by fashion designer and doll maker Robert Tonner. In just two short decades, he has taken the Robert Tonner Doll Company from his kitchen to an internationally renowned company with 60 employees. While the film examines Robert’s drive and motivation to become a doll maker, it also tracks the historical milestones of the company and explores the modern day design and prototype work Robert and his creative employees perform each day. We get an inside look as the pattern makers and designers create new dolls, which include the many lines of fabulous fashion dolls, and licensed movie and action figures. We also get a sneak peek at the new line of Tonner Toys due to be released in the fall of 2011. Beautifully shot in High Definition video, this film was made by Academy Award nominated director Aaron Weisblatt for Ellenbogen Creative Media.

About the Filmmaker

Award winning documentary filmmaker Aaron Weisblatt joined forces with the Kingston-based production company Ellenbogen Creative Media, in the spring of 2011 and their first collaboration is the film, 20thANNIVERSARY TONNER.

Aaron Weisblatt’s first documentary Sam was nominated for an Academy Award and it aired on The National Geographic Explorer Series and the UK’s Channel Four. He produced and directed an award-winning feature documentary Between Two Worlds which won numerous awards on the film festival circuit and also co-produced the critically acclaimed BBC documentary Feast of Death, about the best-selling author, James Ellroy.


4 responses to “The New Robert Tonner Documentary – Sneak Peeks

    1. Hi Tamara!

      🙂 We are delighted to hear your WOW!! We’re pretty fond of the little gals also, they are just way too much fun! There are more great things currently in product development for Tonner Toys as we speak, so stay tuned! If you love the LMM dolls, you just wait to see what else we’ve got in store for you! Thank you for leaving us a comment, we appreciate your feedback!

      Joanne Canapini
      Community Manager

  1. This is just wonderful! As a long time fan and admirerer of Robert Tonner and his artworkd I find myself just facinated by this glimpse into his world. His dolls are something that has given me so much joy over the years. Its just incredible that he can take clay and wax and turn it into these beautiful, life like works of art. It was also really neat to get to see Dr. Noreen work her magic. I can’t wait to see more.

    1. Hi Rebecca!

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment! We are so excited for you all to see this documentary, it’s really special! You’ll get much more than a glimpse into his world, Rebecca, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. One of the things we’re most proud of is how artist-driven we are as a company, and you really get an inside look at that aspect in this documentary. We cannot wait until you guys get to see it! Thanks again for taking the time to comment Rebecca!

      Joanne Canapini
      Community Manager

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