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“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” and Illumination’s “Despicable Me
Minion Mayhem” and “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!”
Click Here to Purchase Tickets to Start Planning the Best Day in L.A.
Universal City, California – June 16, 2022 – The Best Day in L.A. starts at Universal Studios Hollywood as the popular theme park brings some of the most popular franchises in film history to life and readies for nonstop summer fun with its blockbuster rides and attractions, including the return of “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”
As the hottest movies of the year hit the big screen, Universal Studios Hollywood is the only place in L.A. to catch the action after the credits roll and become immersed in one-of-a-kind blockbuster attractions. After watching the epic conclusion of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World Dominion, which opened as the #1 movie in the world, guests can experience “Jurassic World—The Ride” where they will be caught in the middle of an extraordinary battle between the Indominus rex and her arch-rival, the Tyrannosaurus rex.
Minions continue to run amok at Universal Studios Hollywood as the theme park prepares for the theatrical release of Illumination and Universal Picture’s newest film, Minions: The Rise of Gru, on July 1.
From Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 17, mischievous Minions will take center stage at Universal Plaza, where guests can meet the newest Minion, Otto, along with fan favorites Jerry and Dave before they set off on an adventure aboard the “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. The Minion activation also features exclusive experiences for guests, including interacting with a 16-foot Minion squishy and engaging in a specially-created Minion-themed game through Sunday, August 14.
Family fun continues on Illumination’s award-winning ride The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” where guests become transformed into stray puppies looking for their forever homes, and within theThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter” land. For a sneak peek of an authentic movie and television production studio, guests can get a bird’s eye view on the world-renowned Studio Tour, which now features several electric trams in its current fleet.
Beginning today, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” returns with a dazzling light and special effects projection display set against the backdrop of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As night falls on Hogsmeade village, guests can enjoy an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin, accompanied by a special musical arrangement based on original scores from the film series.
This summer also sees the return of the “Special Effects Show,” a fast-paced and entertaining behind-the-scenes peek at the world of Hollywood movie-making magic. The Special Effects Show will run daily from Friday, July 1 through Sunday, August 14, then weekends only, beginning Saturday, August 20.
Preparing for a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the Best Day in L.A. is easy with a series of convenient online tools that range from Universal’s interactive mobile app and website and all-new Discover Universal hub, designed to help maximize trips for the ultimate visit.
More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter. Admission to Universal CityWalk is free. More information available at www.CityWalkHollywood.com.
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Universal Studios Hollywood Reveals Details of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD’s
Signature Ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,”
Opening in Early 2023 as Guests and Fans Eagerly Await the Arrival
of the Theme Park’s All-New Immersive Land
Inspired by the Popular MARIO KART™ Video Game Series and Featuring
Cutting-Edge Augmented Reality, this All-New Technologically-Advanced Ride
Raises the Bar on Interactive Theme Park Attractions
Click Here for a Sneak Peek of the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” Ride
Universal City, California, June 2, 2022 – When “Mario Kart™: Bowser’s Challenge” opens in SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™ at Universal Studios Hollywood in early 2023, guests and fans will find themselves immersed in one of the world’s largest, most interactive rides they have ever experienced. It seamlessly fuses augmented reality with projection mapping technology and actual set pieces along a moving ride track to debut a ride that’s unparalleled anywhere within the theme park industry.
The highly-anticipated opening of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood represents the first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD to debut in the United States, designed to transport theme park guests and Nintendo® fans into the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to be part of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Guests will access SUPER NINTENDO WORLD via the iconic Warp Pipe to enter the land where they will find the “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” ride located within Bowser’s Castle.
This innovative achievement will propel guests into a multi-dimensional experience that recreates iconic environments from the Mario Kart games and where no two races are alike. “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” is also one of the most complex rides ever built within the entertainment industry.
The sophisticated ride is a multi-sensory cornucopia of color, sound and movement that invites guests to navigate familiar environs through the creative use and integration of head mounted augmented reality (AR) goggles—a key point of differentiation that distinguishes this ride from other theme park attractions.
From the depths of the dungeon within Bowser’s Castle, guests will climb aboard stadium-style, four-seat Mario Kart vehicles inspired by the video game, put on their AR goggles …and then with a 3-2-1 GO! signal from Lakitu, they will be off to the races.
The premise is simple but equally inspiring and challenging and will appeal to guests of all ages regardless of gaming experience. As part of Team Mario, guests will steer through courses underwater and in the clouds to compete for the Golden Cup while collecting coins to defeat Team Bowser and win.
“Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge” raises the stakes for guests as an intriguing and repeatable ride with a variety of outcomes.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD is conceived in partnership with Nintendo and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to Nintendo fans for generations.
The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of Universal Studios Hollywood that will feature the groundbreaking ride, “Mario Kart: Bowser’s Challenge,” and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family, along with themed shopping and dining to enhance the entire experience.
Universal Studios Hollywood and guests continue the countdown to the land’s early 2023 opening with the Feature Presentation retail store, well stocked with SUPER NINTENDO WORLD merchandise such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats and a selection of plush characters, including Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Bowser.
More information and details will be shared soon. In the meantime, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for theme park updates. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter. @unistudios
LOS ANGELES, CA MAY 31, 2022 – Focus Features, Endeavor Content and Makeready have announced the start of production on BOOK CLUB 2 – THE NEXT CHAPTER, a sequel to the wildly successful and beloved 2018 comedy BOOK CLUB. The legendary quartet is reunited, with returning icons Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen starring alongside Andy Garcia, Don Johnson
, and Craig T. Nelson. New cast joining will include Giancarlo Giannini, Hugh Quarshie and Vincent Riotta. The film is written by Bill Holderman and Erin Simms, with Holderman returning as Director. The duo will also serve as producers.
The highly anticipated sequel follows our four best friends as they take their book club to Italy for the fun girls trip they never had. When things go off the rails and secrets are revealed, their relaxing vacation turns into a once-in-a-lifetime cross-country adventure.
Endeavor Content will finance and produce BOOK CLUB 2 – THE NEXT CHAPTER. Producers are Bill Holderman and Erin Simms. Executive Producers are Brad Weston, Trish Hofmann, Enzo Sisti and Andrew Duncan. Julia Iglesias will oversee the project for Focus Features, who will distribute the film in the U.S. Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally.
Diane Keaton is represented by WME, Pearlman & Tishbi; Jane Fonda is represented by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman; Candice Bergen is represented by ICM Partners and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman; Mary Steenburgen is represented by UTA, Management 360 and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.
ABOUT FOCUS FEATURES
Focus Features acquires and produces specialty films for the global market and holds a library of iconic movies, with 143 Academy Award Nominations and 27 wins from fearless filmmakers. Upcoming and current releases from Focus include Robert Eggers’ Viking epic The Northman starring Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicole Kidman, Ethan Hawke and Björk, the highly anticipated Downton Abbey: A New Era including the return of the original cast with new additions Dominic West, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock and Nathalie Baye, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris directed by Anthony Fabien and starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Ellen Thomas and Lucas Bravo in collaboration with the house of Dior, B.J. Novak’s directorial debut Vengeance a darkly comic thriller starring Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameron, and Dove Cameron, Sundance hit Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul from filmmaking sibling duo the Ebo twins, writer-director Adamma Ebo and producer Adanne Ebo with their feature film debut starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown, James Gray’s upcoming Armageddon Time starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong and Anne Hathaway, A.V. Rockwell’s directorial debut A Thousand and One starring Teyana Taylor, Silent Twins starring Letitia Wright and Tamara Lawrance and directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska, Spoiler Alert based on Michael Ausiello’s Memoir and starring Jim Parsons, Sally Field, and Ben Aldridge, and Todd Field’s Tár, starring Cate Blanchett in the titular role. Universal Pictures International has led distribution in select markets for titles including The Northman, Downton Abbey: A New Era and Armageddon Time.
Focus is part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms. UFEG’s global division also includes Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, and DreamWorks Animation. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
For more information please visit www.focusfeatures.com
ABOUT ENDEAVOR CONTENT
Endeavor Content is a global leader in the creation, production and distribution of premium film and television content. The studio’s film titles include In the Heights and Just Mercy for Warner Bros., Book Club and 80 for Brady for Paramount Pictures, Blue Miracle for Netflix, Oscar nominated The Lost Daughter for Netflix, Ambulance with Universal Pictures, My Best Friend’s Exorcism for Amazon, and Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth for Apple Original Films. The studio produces premium TV series such as Severance, Roar, Omnivore, See and Truth Be Told on Apple TV+, Wolf Like Me for Peacock, Life & Beth, Nine Perfect Strangers and McCartney 3,2,1 for Hulu, and Tokyo Vice for HBO Max. Endeavor Content also handles global distribution for hit series including Killing Eve, The Morning Show, Normal People and The Night Manager.
MAKEREADY is a leading independent film, TV and branded entertainment production company, founded and led by industry veteran and long-time studio executive Brad Weston. Driven by an ambitious, global production program, the company develops, finances and produces original feature films, television, documentaries, and short form content.
Upcoming films for MAKEREADY include “Not Okay” for Searchlight Pictures and Hulu, starring Zoey Deutch and Dylan O’Brien, directed by Quinn Shephard; “A Thousand and One,” the feature debut of A.V. Rockwell with Focus Features distributing and partners Sight Unseen and Hillman Grad; and “Chang Can Dunk” for Disney+ with Jingyi Shao directing. In 2018, the company released the film “Queen & Slim,” written by Emmy Award-winner Lena Waithe (“Master of None”), directed by Grammy® winning Melina Matsoukas (Beyonce’s “Formation”) and starring Academy Award® winner Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and The Black Messiah”) and Jodie Turner-Smith, which debuted to critical acclaim and box office success. To date, the film has garnered nearly $50 million worldwide.
Recently, MAKEREADY closed a first look deal with Endeavor Content spanning feature films, television, and unscripted content. Upcoming projects for the company include the feature adaptation of the Jo Nesbø book, “The Jealousy Man,” for Amazon; an English-language remake of the Academy Award®-winning film, “Another Round,” with Endeavor Content and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way. MAKEREADY has numerous tv shows in development at various streaming platforms, including the graphic novel, “Bone Parish” by Cullen Bunn in development at Amazon with Lena Waithe exec producing; an adaptation of the artistic short film, “Sad Day,” with singer-songwriter FKA Twigs and Hiro Murai for FX.
Watch the recap of the first Downton Abbey film before
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA hits theaters on May 20, 2022
Director: Simon Curtis
Writer: Julian Fellowes
Producers: Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge, Julian Fellowes
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Raquel Cassidy, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Michael Fox, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Douglas Reith, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West and Jonathan Zaccaï
Story: From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
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First ever official podcast series featuring cast & filmmakers from esteemed franchise including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern, Dominic West and Simon Curtis
LAUNCHING MARCH 15TH ACROSS ALL MAJOR PODCAST PLATFORMS
Watch the trailer for
Downton Abbey: The Official Podcast here
A brand new weekly re-watch podcast, Downton Abbey: The Official Podcast, hosted by Rotten Tomatoes awards editor Jacqueline Coley and broadcaster Anita Rani, features exclusive interviews and unrivalled behind-the-scenes access to the cast & creatives behind one of the world’s most beloved historical drama franchises.
Expect secrets from behind-the-scenes, never before heard anecdotes, and an exclusive look at the new film.
Podcast guests will include Downton favorites Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, Lesley Nicol, Penelope Wilton, Michael Fox, new cast member Dominic West and writer Julian Fellowes, and the incredible team behind Downton Abbey including producers Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge, historical consultant Alastair Bruce, costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins, production designer Donal Woods, casting director Jill Trevellick, as well as Downton Abbey: A New Era director Simon Curtis.
Downton Abbey: A New Era, from Carnival Films, Focus Features and Universal Pictures, is the much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reuniting the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Mark Your Calendars: The First SUPER NINTENDO WORLD in the U.S.
is Set to Open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023
Select Merchandise to Debut within the Theme Park’s
Popular Feature Presentation Retail Store, Opening Soon
Universal City, California, March 10, 2022 – It’s official! SUPER NINTENDO WORLD™, the innovative, immersive and highly-anticipated themed land, will open at Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023, and will be the first SUPER NINTENDO WORLD to debut in the United States.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD opened first at Universal Studios Japan to rave consumer and critical reviews in 2021. The U.S. debut of SUPER NINTENDO WORLD at Universal Studios Hollywood will transport theme park guests and Nintendo fans into the world of Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach to become part of their compelling universe.
SUPER NINTENDO WORLD was conceived in partnership with Nintendo and the visionaries at Universal Creative to deliver exhilarating entertainment with innovative technological achievements inspired by characters and video games that have appealed to generations of Nintendo fans for over 40 years.
The immersive land will be a visual spectacle of vibrant colors and architectural ingenuity located within a newly expanded area of the theme park, featuring a groundbreaking ride and interactive areas, to be enjoyed by the whole family. Themed shopping and dining will enhance the entire experience.
To mark the occasion as the countdown begins to the land’s exciting debut, Universal Studios Hollywood will unveil a takeover of its popular Feature Presentation retail store with SUPER NINTENDO WORLD theming, opening soon. Located just inside the theme park’s main entrance, guests will have a chance to share their excitement for the land’s 2023 arrival by gearing up with merchandise such as Mario and Luigi themed apparel and iconic character hats. A selection of plush characters, including Yoshi, Mario Bowser and Luigi in a variety of sizes, will also be among the many fun items available for purchase.
More information and details will be shared soon. In the meantime, guests can visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for theme park updates. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Attractions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™”, the new mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” featuring the spectacularly realistic Indominus rex dinosaur, and the all-new ride “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu Panda Adventure.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” and “King Kong 360 3D.” Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to the theme park, features such popular restaurants as the all-new NBC Sports Grill & Brew, VIVO Italian Kitchen, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Voodoo Doughnut, along with dynamic shopping and entertainment options, including Universal Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres.
Check out Hulu’s teaser trailer for the upcoming second season of "The Hardy Boys," which premieres with all 10 episodes on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.
SYNOPSIS: The second season picks up six months after the events of Season 1, building on the mystery and drama of the inaugural season and welcoming new friends and suspects. In Season 2, when a Bridgeport classmate mysteriously disappears, Frank (Rohan Campbell) and Joe Hardy (Alexander Elliot) drop their new normal routine to get back to detective work. But when they discover the mystical relic they destroyed last year is still in play, it becomes clear their simple missing person case is actually part of something far more sinister. The Hardy boys and their friends must quickly learn who they can and can’t trust as they race against time to unravel the truth, and ultimately realize that no one is safe from their past.
CAST: The Hardy gang is back in action with returning cast Rohan Campbell ("Virgin River") as ‘Frank Hardy,’ Alexander Elliot ("Locke and Key") as ‘Joe Hardy’, Keana Lyn ("The Yard") as ‘Callie Shaw’, Adam Swain ("A Million Little Things") as ‘Chet Morton’, Cristian Perri ("A Simple Favor") as ‘Phil Cohen’, and Riley O’Donnell ("Big Top Academy") as ‘Biff Hooper’. Joining the cast this season are Canadian actors Krista Nazaire ("Before We Crash") as ‘Belinda Conrad’ and Sadie Munroe ("Workin’ Moms") as ‘Lucy Wayne’.
Executive Producers: Athena Georgaklis, Joan Lambur, Doug Murphy, Pam Westman, Chris Pozzebon, Jason Stone, Madeleine Lambur
Co-Executive Producer: Ramona Barckert