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Making Fun: The Story of Funko (2018)

Dive into a world of fun and collecting as this documentary follows the creation and impact of the Funko company and their successful toy and collectable empire.

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David Romero

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David Romero
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Credited cast:
Jeff Ayers Jeff Ayers ... Himself
Eric Bauza ... Himself
Chris Beck Chris Beck ... Himself
Mike Becker Mike Becker ... Himself - Funko Founder
Dave Brisbois Dave Brisbois ... Himself
Ben Butcher Ben Butcher ... Himself
Simon Calderon Simon Calderon ... Himself
Matt Cardona ... Himself
Andy Caro Andy Caro ... Himself
Corinne Cavallaro Corinne Cavallaro ... Herself
Ming Chen ... Himself
Alice Cooper ... Himself
Peter DeYoung Peter DeYoung ... Himself
Kevin Eastman ... Himself
Robert Englund ... Himself
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Dive into a world of fun and collecting as this documentary follows the creation and impact of the Funko company and their successful toy and collectable empire.

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USA

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English

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24 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fábrica de diversión: La historia de Funko See more »

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There is even a "Freddy Funko Director" Pop! which was a limited run of about 1,100-the number of audience members of the initial screening of this film at the Graumann's Chinese Theatre in Jan-2018 See more »

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References Family Guy (1999) See more »

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Interesting Toys - Boring Documenty
24 June 2018 | by GunnersMateSee all my reviews

You'd think that the story of a little company that grew from a shared nostalgic interest to a pop culture phenomenon would be a terrific watch...sadly wrong, so sadly. The tone of Making Fun: The Story of Funko is slow and quiet, which is actually fine as the viewer can't help but think that the slow and quiet will build to some emotional or informational climax, but it just stays quiet never quite makes the gut-connection required to make watching this documentary worth the time. Stretches of it are border-line straight-up boring and others are oddly disjointed and not terribly concerned about contributing to a larger narrative. It's actually pretty surprising. The viewer gets plenty of backstory on the Funko company, its origins, its employees and volunteers, its evolution, its fans, its celebrities (as both fans and POP Funko subject matter), its unique and colorful products, its popularity in the collectibles market, and its future aspirations; and it is simply shocking that all of that does not add up to an interesting documentary. They even throw in a story to wrench the heart towards the end, but it feels manipulative and trumped up to justify the time spent on the Funko tale. This could have been so much better.


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