THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER at Universal Studios Hollywood Elevates HARRY POTTER AND THE FORBIDDEN JOURNEY to 4K-HD

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood Elevates “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” to 4K-HD with State-of-the-Art Imagery Projecting at Twice the Frame Rate for an Even More Immersive Experience

The spectacularly captivating and highly acclaimed “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” thrill ride at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” takes a technological bow with the introduction of enhanced 4K-HD ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second and designed to offer guests an even more immersive glimpse into J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

This progressive enhancement replaces the earlier 3D film component of the ride to create a seamless integration between the ride’s elaborate sets and its spellbinding media.

The attraction’s storyline remains the same.Originally projected at 60 frames-per-second, the new ride media now displays at twice the frame rate offering superior clarity and remarkably sharper images than previously shown, with imagery that is stunningly ultra-realistic.

Hailed by press across the globe as a tour-de-force, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” has enjoyed a vast array of critical acclaim, such as:

“The combination of the stunningly detailed queue and the state-of-the-art ride make Forbidden Journey the best dark ride in the world.”

“All roads lead to Hogwarts castle, home to possibly the most immersive, amazing and utterly convincing dark-ride and queue ever invented. The detail at every turn is exquisite.”

An achievement in pioneering theme park ride technology, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” is a multidimensional thrill ride located within Hogwarts castle.

It features a groundbreaking robotics ride system, fused with elaborate filmed action sequences and immersive visceral effects designed to take guests on a once-in-a lifetime whirlwind adventure.Spiraling and pivoting 360-degrees upon an elevated ride track, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” ushers guests on a journey alongside Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley as they venture through some of the most memorable scenes from the movie, including a Quidditch match where they narrowly escape a dragon attack, as well as close encounters with Dementors and the Whomping Willow.

A spectacular attraction unto itself, the iconic and picturesque Hogwarts castle sits at the heart of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” providing access to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Hogwarts castle is a breathtaking reproduction from the movie, housing narrow stone passageways and chambers that invites guests to walk in the famous footsteps of the film’s heroic character where they will encounter many familiar places along the way, including the Mirror of Erised, Professor Sprout’s Herbology class and a selection of baby Mandrakes, Dumbledore’s office, the Defence Against the Dark Arts classroom, the Hall of Talking Portraits, the Fat Lady portrait at the entrance to the Gryffindor Common Room and the Sorting Hat.Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places they read about in the stories or watched on the silver screen.

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in Harry Potter’s world with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks™ and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer™ carts.

A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with eight retail venues and locations, including Honeydukes™, Ollivanders™, Owl Post™, Zonko’s™ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges™, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods.

The architecturally stunning land also features Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster, “Flight of the Hippogriff™.”

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Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and 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. Recent additions 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™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster. 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 RideTM.” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction. 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 studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

 

About Warner Bros. Entertainment:

Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product, and brand licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting.

Now You See Me 2 | Available on Digital HD 8/23 and on 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-Ray Combo Pack and DVD 9/6 from Lionsgate

unnamed[1]The Four Horsemen are back for a second act to pull off their most impossible heist yet as they try to clear their names in Now You See Me 2, arriving on Digital HD August 23 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) September 6 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The star-studded follow-up to the multimillion-dollar box-office hit features Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games franchise), Dave Franco (Nerve), Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter franchise), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet), Sanaa Lathan (Repentance) with Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) and Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption).

The Four Horsemen (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

The Now You See Me 2 Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD release will include audio commentary by the director and three behind-the- scenes featurettes looking at the creation of the magic in the film, and discussions with the cast and crew about their work in developing and mastering the magic tricks seen in the film. The Blu-ray Disc of Now You See Me 2 will feature a Dolby Atmos ® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. The Now You See Me 2 DVD will include audio commentary with the director and one behind-the- scenes featurette. Now You See Me 2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD for $42.99, $39.99 and $29.95, respectively. Lionsgate will also be launching a Now You See Me hidden object game in partnership with SideKick VR, which will be available on mobile devices including mobile VR headsets from Samsung, Google and others.

BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • Audio Commentary by Director Jon M. Chu
  • “The Art of the Ensemble” Featurette
  • “You Can’t Look Away” Featurette
  • “Bringing Magic to Life” Featurette

*Subject to change

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  •  Audio Commentary by Director Jon Chu
  •      “You Can’t Look Away” Featurette

*Subject to change


Now You See Me 2 | Disponible en Digital HD el 23 de agosto y en 4K Ultra HD TM Combo Pack, Blu-ray TM Combo Pack y DVD el 6 de septiembre de la mano de Lionsgate

 

unnamed[1]Los Cuatro Jinetes regresan con una segunda ronda de acción para protagonizar su atraco más difícil hasta la fecha, y tratar de restaurar su reputación en Now You See Me 2, que desembarca el 23 de agosto en Digital HD, y el 6 de septiembre en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (más Blu-ray y Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (más DVD y Digital HD) y DVD (más Digital) de la mano de la marca Summit Entertainment, de Lionsgate. La segunda entrega de todo un multimillonario éxito de taquilla con un reparto estelar está protagonizada por Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Mark Ruffalo (The Avengers), Woody Harrelson (de la franquicia The Hunger Games), Dave Franco (Nerve), Daniel Radcliffe (de la franquicia Harry Potter), Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield), Jay Chou (The Green Hornet), Sanaa Lathan (Repentance) con Michael Caine (The Dark Knight) y Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption).

Los Cuatro Jinetes (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Franco, Caplan) regresan en una extraordinaria aventura que eleva los límites del ilusionismo escénico a una dimensión superior que los llevará por todo el mundo. Un año después de burlar al FBI y de ganarse la adulación pública con sus espectáculos de magia al más puro estilo Robin Hood, los ilusionistas resurgen con una nueva actuación con la esperanza de exhibir las prácticas engañosas de un magnate de la tecnología. El hombre detrás de sus desapariciones no es otro que Walter Mabry (Radcliffe), un prodigio de la tecnología que amenaza a los Jinetes para que logren ejecutar su atraco más difícil. La única esperanza de los Jinetes será realizar un último truco, nunca antes realizado, con el fin de lavar su imagen y desenmascarar al cerebro de la trama.

El lanzamiento de Now You See Me 2 en Blu-ray Combo Pack y en Digital HD incluirá audiocomentarios del director y tres cortometrajes con imágenes detrás de las cámaras que mostrarán cómo se realizó la magia en la película. Ambos también incluirán las conversaciones entre el reparto y el equipo sobre el desarrollo y el perfeccionamiento de los trucos de magia que se ven en el largometraje. El disco Blu-ray de Now You See Me 2 viene con audio Dolby Atmos ® , que está específicamente mezclado para disfrutar del cine y del entretenimiento en el hogar, con sonidos que pueden ubicarse en cualquier punto de la sala, incluso en el techo. El DVD de Now You See Me 2 incluirá audiocomentarios con el director y un cortometraje con imágenes detrás de las cámaras. Now You See Me 2 estará disponible en 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray y DVD por $42.99, $39.99 y $29.95, respectivamente. Lionsgate también lanzará junto a SideKick VR Now You See Me, un juego de objetos perdidos que estará disponible en dispositivos móviles incluyendo auriculares de realidad virtual para Samsung, Google y otros.

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD*

  • Audiocomentario del Director Jon M. Chu
  • Cortometraje “The Art of the Ensemble”
  • Cortometraje “You Can’t Look Away”
  • Cortometraje “Bringing Magic to Life”

*Sujeto a cambios

MATERIAL ESPECIAL DEL DVD*

  • Audiocomentario del Director Jon Chu
  • Cortometraje “You Can’t Look Away”

*Sujeto a cambios

 

ZOOMOO, EXCLUSIVE CHANNEL ON DIRECTV LAUNCHES FABULOUS FOOD AWARDS

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ZOOMOO, EXCLUSIVE CHANNEL ON DIRECTV LAUNCHES FABULOUS FOOD AWARDS

This new show will debut on Sunday, May 7 at 7pm ET / 6pm CT and again at 12pm ET / 11pm CT exclusively by DIRECTV channel 432.

This May, accompany Flash the Puppy while he hosts ZooMoo’s Fabulous Food Awards honoring all the food-loving animals of the world along with their favorite foods. The most coveted awards such as “Best Magical Chef” and “Craziest Nutcracker” will be handed out to the well-deserving winner. Many of the delicious dishes devoured by all animals of the world will also qualify for awards, such as seafood, vegetarian and even worms!

Who will win?

Tune in to find out!

 

ZooMoo, the first interactive children’s channel in the world designed to promote a love of nature and animals through a unique and safe experience combines puppets, cartoons and the most incredible images of natural history worldwide in high definition (HD) to tell stories about the animal kingdom. This channel has more than 7,000 individual stories about animals, and more than 500 hours of original content, which are seen by 140 million people in 23 countries.

The channel is complemented by a free downloadable, standalone App that when synced to the channel enhances the interactivity by also turning smartphones and tablets into an extension of the channel, providing a one-of-a-kind multiplatform experience that allows viewers to automatically collect animals they encounter on the TV screen by bringing them to life on their mobile devices with games, music, puzzles and other activities.

 

For more information visit: http://america.zoomoo.tv/

ZOOMOO INVITES CHILDREN TO APPEAR ON TV WITH THEIR FAVORITE PET

Parents can now upload videos of their children interacting with their favorite pets for a chance to be featured in a new ZooMoo TV segment called Mi Querida Mascota y Yo (My ZooMoo Pet and Me)

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While Valentine’s Day has come and gone, here at ZooMoo we show our love for animals and nature every day. Children love learning with us, but now we want to learn from them while making them a part of our channel.

Does your son or daughter want to be on TV? Does s/he have a beloved pet?  We’d love to hear all about that furry little friend (if he or she is funny, naughty, very intelligent, etc.) and what makes this relationship with your son or daughter so special.

Participating is easy. Visit zoomoo.tv/miqueridamascotayyo where you can upload a video of your child with his/her pet for a chance to be among those selected to appear in the new ZooMoo segment, Mi Querida Mascota y Yo (My ZooMoo Pet and Me). Don’t miss this opportunity for your kids to be featured on their favorite “all animals, all nature, all the time” learning channel!

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