Universal Studios Hollywood Debuts the All-New DreamWorks Theatre

 

All-New DreamWorks Theatre With the Technologically-Advanced, Immersive Attraction “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” in Summer 2018


On the heels of the recent acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Universal Studios Hollywood is setting the stage for the Summer 2018 debut of the all-new DreamWorks Theatre presenting the premier attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.”

​Inspired by the global blockbuster franchise, the attraction will take guests on a thrilling journey that fuses captivating storytelling with state-of-the art visual effects for a highly engaging experience.

​Created and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Universal Creative, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” recounts a plot-filled story whereby on the morning of The Emperor’s Great Feast of Heroes, dragon warrior Po embarks on a wild and perilous mission to deliver the rare and precious Liquid of Limitless Power to the Palace, while enlisting guests to join him on the exciting adventure filled with raging rapids, river pirates, awesome magic and Kung Fu.

​With cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the multi-sensory attraction, “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” will introduce the first-ever integration of interior projection mapping designed toengulf guests in 180 degrees of immersive adventure.

Developed by the innovative team at Universal Creative, this never-before-adapted technique will depict a series of immersive and visually dynamic scenic designs that will transform within the interior space and enhance the story.

With detailing that is so precise, it will be near impossible to realize the projected imagery is a mere illusion.

Coupled with seven Christie 4K Boxer Cinema Projectors and 360 degree surround sound audio, sweeping physical effects from water to wind will empower guests to feel more like participants than spectators in the adrenaline-spiked adventure.

Featuring an original score by composer Germaine Franco, the storyline begins as guests enter the pre-show area of the theatre where they meet an array of DreamWorks characters who kick-off the attraction’s narrative.

From there, guests will enter the main theatre, complete with new ultra-plush, fully articulated seats that pivot and swivel in tandem with the 180-degree action.

The newly constructed building that houses the DreamWorks Theatre is inspired by Mission revival architecture and harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood’s Art Deco period of the 1920s, including a box office ticket seller booth, reminiscent of the time period and staffed by a three-dimensional Pinocchio character asleep on the job.

​As guests navigate past the ticket booth, through the flourishing outdoor garden and into the theatre queue, they will encounter a series of 36 movie posters that pay homage to DreamWorks Animation films.

Within the lobby, a selection of over 20 award statuettes will be on display, representing a sampling of the Golden Globe, Emmy, People’s Choice, Critic’s Choice, National Board of Review and Annie awards DreamWorks Animation has amassed from 2008 to 2015.

A collection of original sculpted maquettes of the “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” characters will also be on display along with artifacts embodying magical powers that Po brought back from the Spirit Realm.

More information is available at UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

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, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

 

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Launches PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: MADE HERE Featuring Authentic Costume, Props from the Hit Series Celebrating its Final Season

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood Launches PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: MADE HERE Featuring Authentic Costume, Props from the Hit Series Celebrating its Final Season
“Pretty Little Liars” Stars SHAY MITCHELL & SASHA PIETERSE Join Executive Producer I. MARLENE KING 
For Exhibit Launch

In celebration of teen TV drama phenomenon “Pretty Little Liars’” seventh and final season, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will spotlight the popular series with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes special exhibit featured on the tour for a limited time only.

From June 15 to August 15, 2017, “Pretty Little Liars: Made Here” will provide fans with the opportunity to see and experience a collection of authentic props and wardrobe from the show for the first time, including iconic costumes worn by the show’s five lead characters: Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson), Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario) and Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse).
The special exhibit will be located insideWarner Bros.’ interactive soundstage, Stage 48: Script to Screen, where guests experience each stage of the production process while exploring original props, costumes, and sets from some of the studio’s most legendary films and television shows that have entertained the world for more than 90 years.In addition to authentic character wardrobes from the beloved series, “Pretty Little Liars: Made Here” will also showcase a variety of memorable set design elements from the show, including a recreation of A’s lair, complete with costumes, props, and décor; all five “Pretty Little Liars” dolls; select pieces from the Caleb, Ezra, and Toby characters, including Toby’s Rosewood police uniform; the Liar’s Lament “endgame” board; Radley Sanatorium; Halloween/Masquerade Ball episode costumes; and an interactive green-screen photo opportunity.

About Pretty Little Liars
From executive producers I. Marlene King, Joseph Dougherty, Leslie Morgenstein, Oliver Goldstick, and Charlie Craig, and based on the bestselling novels by Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television. The series follows the lives of four girls – Aria Montgomery, Hanna Marin, Emily Fields, and Spencer Hastings – whose group falls apart after the disappearance of their leader, Alison DiLaurentis. One year later, the estranged friends are reunited as they begin receiving messages from an anonymous foe named “A” who threatens to reveal their deepest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood was a recipient of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards and has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Attractions in the United States. Fans get to see the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history as they touch, tour and explore the iconic 110-acre studio.

A visit includes a rare look inside many of the lot’s production areas as well as the innovative Stage 48: Script to Screen. The interactive soundstage offers guests the unique opportunity to explore the full film and television production process, step onto the Friends set to sit on the iconic orange couch, and experience firsthand the glory of awards season. Guests explore the Archive, which currently showcases the tour’s latest addition, the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts exhibit, offering an in-depth look at how J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World has been brought to life over the past 15 years. The Archive also houses DC Universe: The Exhibit, paying homage to the origins of DC Comics and featuring a display of original comic books representing all seven Super Heroes of the Justice League. Additionally, guests can explore authentic props and costumes from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Wonder Woman. Guests also stop by the Property Department, which features one of the largest selections of rare antiquities and modern furniture, rugs, drapery, lighting, and hand props from Hollywood’s golden era, followed by the Picture Car Vault, home to some of Batman’s most famous vehicles.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open Monday through Sunday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM, with studio tours departing every 30 minutes and extended hours offered during the summer, spring break, and winter holiday seasons. Reservations are recommended and all children eight years or older are welcome. Regular tickets are $62 per person and can be purchased online at wbstudiotour.com or by calling 818-977-TOUR (8687).