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Headline News Universal to Debut New Logo in Front of 'The Lorax'

As part of Universal Pictures' yearlong Centennial celebration, the studio will reveal an updated animated logo in honor of its 100th anniversary. The new animated logo will make its debut with Universal and Illumination Entertainment's 3D-CG feature “Dr. Seuss' The Lorax,” which is being released in theaters nationwide on March 2, and it will be used on all film releases going forward.

Headline News Universal Celebrates 100 Years

Universal will mark its 100th anniversary in 2012, and will commemorate its centennial with a yearlong celebration including major film restorations, a new logo unveiling, home entertainment offerings, theme park celebrations, signature events and a sweeping social media campaign.

Headline News Wizarding World of Harry Potter Coming to Universal Hollywood

Universal Studios and Warner Bros. are partnering again to bring The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction to Universal Hollywood, reports Variety.

Headline News Crime of the Century Nabs Portal Director, Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures has bought FAST 5 writer Chris Morgan's pitch CRIME OF THE CENTURY and attached Dan Trachtenberg (PORTAL: NO ESCAPE) to direct, reports Deadline.com.

Headline News Universal Scraps Tower Heist PVOD Plan

Following theatrical exhibitors declaring they wouldn't screen TOWER HEIST, Universal has decided to scrap its plan to release the film on VOD three weeks after release, reports Variety.

Headline News Universal to Release Scorpion King 3 in January

A once-powerful warrior king takes on a new life as an assassin for hire in the DVD Original The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download January 17, 2012.

Headline News Syfy Renews Haven For Third Season

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11:52am

Syfy’s hit series Haven, the #1 original scripted cable entertainment program among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 in its Friday 10-11PM (ET/PT) time period (based on Live +7 data), will return for a third season of 13 new episodes in 2012, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.

Headline News Universal Soldier To Become TV Series

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced it has acquired the rights to Universal Soldier, the hit movie franchise, rebooting it as a major new global television property.

Headline News Haven Season Finale Airs This Friday

Season Two of Syfy’s popular series Haven comes to a shattering conclusion on Friday, September 30 at 10PM (ET/PT) when the dead rise up, bringing shocking revelations to Audrey (Emily Rose), Nathan (Lucas Bryant) and Duke (Eric Balfour) and pointing to a coming battle which threatens to split the town forever.

Headline News Universal Drops Clue

Add CLUE to the pile of Hasbro board game-inspired film projects that Universal has dropped, reports Deadline.com. After signing a six-year deal with the game maker in 2008, Universal has also dropped MONOPOLY and MAGIC: THE GATHERING. Universal is still making films from the Hasbro-owner properties BATTLESHIP, STRETCH ARMSTRONG, CANDY LAND and OUIJA.

Headline News Water for Elephants Scribe to Pen Zamperini Feature

Richard LaGravenese, who adapted Sara Gruen's WATER FOR ELEPHANTS into a screenplay, has been hired by Universal to adapt Laura Hillenbrand's UNBROKEN: A WORLD WAR II STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESILIENCE, AND REDEMPTION, reports Deadline.com.

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