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Headline News Spurs' Tony Parker Joins French Cartoon Project

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:31am

Tony Parker, a professional basketball player with the San Antonio Spurs, has signed on to a new French cartoon production called BASKETBALL ADVENTURES, Variety reports.

Headline News Disney Intros 3D Star Tours & Fantasyland

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo detailed plans for future lands, attractions and adventures that will be delighting Disney guests for years to come.

Blogs Fjorg! SIGGRAPH 2009 Competition – Day 2

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 12:02pm

Day 2 of the animation competition kicked off at 9am with a loud drumbeat and Afro Brazilian performers. The sound drew a large crowd in to watch the performances. The animation teams had worked through the night on their films so the very lively dancers lent some much needed energy to the competitors.

Headline News Six Flags Expands Partnership With Nintendo

Press Release from Six Flags, Inc.

Six Flags, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SIXFQ), the world's largest regional theme park company, announced today that it will expand its partnership with Nintendo and provide theme park guests with the unique opportunity to play the upcoming Wii Sports Resort(TM) video game. The game features 12 different fun sports activities like archery, basketball and table tennis that everyone in the family can play and comes with the new Wii MotionPlus(TM) accessory, which makes games even more precise.

Headline News Universal Studios Lights Up the Stage with Creature from The Black Lagoon

Press Release from Universal Studios Hollywood

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 30 -- Universal Studios Hollywood introduced "Creature from The Black Lagoon - A Raging Rockin' Show," featuring an all-original score and dazzling Broadway-level production values in a hip, musical stage adaptation of the Universal cult classic, opening exclusively at The Entertainment Capital of L.A.

Headline News Disney to Invest $452 Million on Hong Kong Disneyland

Disney is set to spend roughly $452 million to upgrade the underperforming Hong Kong Disneyland, per VARIETY.

The money will buy 30 new attractions and three new theme areas, increasing the total area of the park by 23 percent over five years. The Hong Kong government (and Disney) wants to boost attendance before a planned larger Disneyland opens in Shanghai in 2014.

"If there is no expansion, the attraction of the theme park will fall over time," government economist Helen Chan said at a media briefing to announce details of the expansion Tuesday.

Headline News Little Mermaid on Broadway Set to Close in August

Broadway show THE LITTLE MERMAID will close August 30, per VARIETY, after a run of less than two years.

Disney Theatrical Productions will closet the show to avoid the box office slowdown that occurs every year in August, and to concentrate resources on the future touring show, set for a fall 2010 tour.

"For us, it feels disappointing," David Schrader, exec VP of Disney Theatrical said.

Headline News Walt Disney Family Museum Coming to San Fran

The Walt Disney Family Museum is set to open this fall in San Francisco, reports the trades. Located at the Presidio, home of Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic, the new three building museum will feature 10 interactive galleries and a 113-seat theater. On display will be rare photos, memorabilia and 4 1/2 hours of film footage. Walt Disney's voice will serve as a virtual tour guide. The door will open on Oct. 1.

Headline News Universal Studios Hollywood's Studio Tour Returns to Courthouse Square Location

Press Release from Universal Studios Hollywood

LOS ANGELES, June 18 -- A marching band, famous movie "characters," and a champagne christening welcomed the re-opening of the famous Courthouse Square film location to Universal Studios Hollywood's Studio Tour trams, which are now newly equipped as "mobile movie theaters" with hi-def video monitors, all-new video content and state-of-the art audio systems.

Headline News Toons for Toddlers Expands with Two Additional Theatres in Canada

Press Release from Toons for Toddlers

TORONTO (June 17, 2009) -- Robyn Green-Ruskin, President of Sunflower Productions and Owner of the highly successful cinema series, "Movies for Mommies" today announced the addition of two more theatres to the Toons for Toddlers national program bringing the total number of screening locations to 18. The Kingsway Theatre in Toronto and The Magic Lantern Duggan Cinema in Camrose, Alberta have been added to the program starting this August.

Headline News Alioscopy Autostereoscopic 3-D Displays Join Autodesk Gallery and Showrooms

Press Release from Alioscopy USA

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alioscopy USA, a 3D visualization technology provider, today announced that its innovative 42" LCD autostereoscopic 3D display is now a part of the design collection in the prestigious Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco, California. Built to celebrate the design process of its customers, the Autodesk Gallery at One Market features more than 20 different exhibits that highlight the vast range of inspiring designs, from cathedrals to giant LEGO dinosaurs.

Headline News Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4-D Dark Ride Coming to South Korea Theme Park

Press Release from 4Kids Entertainment

New York (May 27, 2009) -- 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children's entertainment and media organization, and Mirage Studios, licensor of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, have approved the development and construction of the first-ever theme park ride for the popular property, which is "Shell-ebrating" its 25th anniversary this year.

Headline News All Aboard the Christmas Carol Express

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.

Headline News Knott's Berry Farm Kicks-Off Cartoon Network Get Animated Tour

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.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation to Create Kung Fu Panda Arena Show

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."

Headline News The Traveling Man Sculptural Series Strides Toward The Finish Line In Deep Ellum

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.

Headline News Universal Studios to Revamp King Kong Attraction

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.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation to Bring Dragon Training to Life

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.

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