Disney unveiled the train tour for A CHRISTMAS CAROL (opening Nov. 6) this morning at Union Station in L.A. The multi-media train tour (sponsored by HP and driven by Amtrak) is open to visitors here in town during Memorial Day weekend (free of charge) before embarking on a 40-city itinerary.
Press Release from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ:DWA) today announced that it was collaborating with theatrical show production entity run by Franco Dragone to create a live arena show based on its worldwide hit, "Kung Fu Panda."
Press Release from Reel FX Creative Studios
May 20, 2009, DALLAS, TX -- Reel FX Creative Studios and Brad Oldham Inc. today reveal significant details surrounding their series of sculptures entitled, "The Traveling Man." The sculptures will sit at three different sites near DART's Deep Ellum Rail Station and represent the latest additions to DART's public art program. Installation of the sculptures has started and is scheduled for completion the end of August, before the Green Line opens September 14.
Press Release from Knott’s Berry Farm
BUENA PARK, Calif. -- Knott's Berry Farm and Cartoon Network are partnering to bring the network's national "Get Animated" tour to the theme park, Sunday, May 24. The 40-city tour, now in its fifth year is designed to motivate, energize and educate kids ages 6-14 about healthy living choices by using the power of Cartoon Network's shows and characters.
Press Release from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.
GLENDALE, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced that it is in the early development stages on a live arena show based on its upcoming March 26, 2010 release, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON. DreamWorks Animation is collaborating with the Australia-based Global Creatures, the international entertainment group specializing in live theatrical productions employing the latest in state-of-the-art animatronic technology, to conceive and execute the arena show.
King Kong will re-emerge on the newly upgraded Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour in summer 2010 as a 4-D multi-sensory marvel, a new signature attraction for Universal Studios Hollywood.
The new King Kong attraction, based on the Oscar-winning 2005 Universal Pictures film, will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world's largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.
Renata and Thomas Haegele topped the event from last year and again the numbers of attendees increased. Again more and internationally renowned speakers came to Stuttgart, again for four days the sunny town became animator’s land And that in those dark and gloomy times of worldwide economic crisis. And I did not discover one unhappy face during all those days.
Disney is hosting an interactive 40-city train tour including a 3-D sneak peek of film footage from the upcoming movie DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Set amidst a snowy backdrop -- complete with all of the sights and sounds of Christmas including carolers, decorations, giveaways and many more surprises in each of the 40 cities -- the Train Tour is being launched with HP on board as the title and technology sponsor and driven by Amtrak. This family event is for guests of all ages and is free to the public.
The fmx may not be as big as SIGGRAPH, but like an American professional stated, it is superbly organized, which makes it a truly wonderful event throughout the world of Visual Effects, Animation, Games and Digital Media.
Cloudy, sometimes rainy. Stuttgart, the capital of the German federal state of Baden Wüerrttemberg is once again for the next four days the global center of animation. The fmx conference opened its gates to the huge crowds of professionals, students, journalists and all enthusiasts.
Press Release from Explore-At-Bristol
Wallace and Gromit will join a host of other Aardman favourites at a new GBP 400,000 animation exhibition set to open at the popular Harbourside attraction, Explore-At-Bristol, on 18 July.
The interactive exhibition called Animate It! has been developed in association with Aardman Animations and will allow visitors to create their own animations and broadcast them via a new interactive website.
Press Release LEGOLAND, Windsor and RealD
LONDON & LOS ANGELES -- LEGOLAND Windsor and RealD have partnered to upgrade the park's Imagination Theatre with state-of-the-art RealD 3D technology. The theatre's dual projector system has been replaced with a single digital projector and RealD's award winning XL Cinema System. This marks RealD's first installation in a European theme park and the second partnership between RealD and LEGOLAND, with the initial pact incorporating RealD technology into LEGOLAND California at the theme park's Show Place Theater.
WALT DISNEY AND THE 1964 WORLD'S FAIR is a rare behind-the-scenes look at Walt Disney's contribution to the 1964 World's Fair.
Wednesday was the opening day at Tokyo Disneyland for "Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek!," reports AFP.
Park operator Oriental Land Co. spent $100 million (10 billion yen) on the ride, which is the first to open at the park in five years. Panasonic sponsored the attraction, located in Tomorrowland.
Similar to the "Monsters Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!" ride at Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif., "Ride and Go Seek" takes guests through the world of the 2001 movie, only with more interactivity and sophistication.
Press Release from Fox Filmed Entertainment
LOS ANGELES -- Hugh Jackman and the character that launched him to superstardom -- the beloved mutant anti-hero Wolverine -- will be immortalized in wax at a gala event at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, on April 29, 2009.
Jackman joins a gallery of notable figures from the worlds of history, politics and pop culture -- including recent inductee Michelle Obama -- to receive the honor of seeing himself (and his on-screen alter ego Wolverine) transformed into a wax figure.
Cartoons on the Bay debuted in their new, more post-MIPTV friendly location. Now held in the three towns of Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, the festival is just one jaw-droppingly stunning ride away from Cannes. What a place!
Walt Disney's only surviving daughter, Diana Disney Miller, and other family members, are working to open a museum focused on the film legend's home life and artistic achievements, reports THE NEW YORK TIMES.
The $112 million museum, called The Walt Disney Family Museum, is set to open in the fall and will be run by the former deputy director of the Harvard University Art Museums, Richard Benefield.
The exhibition will show personal items, like never-before-seen home movies and Disney artifacts, like STEAMBOAT WILLIE animation cels.
WePOWER's Seahawk, one of the company's vertical axis wind turbines, is currently being featured in the House of Innoventions exhibit as part of the INNOVENTIONS attraction at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
The House of Innoventions features breakthrough technologies available today, which help to make our homes greener, safer, cleaner, more fun and comfortable. WePOWER joins advanced products developed by leading innovators in home automation, green energy and technology.
Nickelodeon has assembled a week of non-stop activities, big talent and a dose of slime for everyone during the Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean, which sets sail this summer -- July 26-Aug. 9, on Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas, and Aug. 9-16, on Freedom of the Seas. Families will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 10th birthday bashes; interactive game shows; special screenings of Nickelodeon series; character meet-and-greets; and more.
T. Rowe Price, the global investment management organization, has signed a sponsorship agreement to create an innovative financial education and entertainment experience at Epcot. Designed in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering, The Great Piggy Bank Adventure is scheduled to open this spring at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. This interactive exhibit will bring basic saving and investing concepts to life in a fun and captivating way.
Each year Acme Filmworks and AWN host a party, bringing the animation community together to meet the nominees. This year it was an intimate affair at tour host Ron Diamond's home. Check out the festivities.