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You could win a family trip for 4 to discover the movie making secrets behind the most successful film series of all time. See authentic sets, costumes and props, and experience first hand the talent, innovation and artistry of the Harry Potter™ film series, at the Studios where it was filmed.
The Trip Includes:
DIAGON ALLEY IS COMING TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT
Scheduled to open in 2014, the world’s first centrally themed, multi-park experience expands The
Wizarding World of Harry Potter across both Universal Orlando theme parks and allows Universal’s
creative team to bring an unparalleled vision to this unique project. The new area will bring to life
some of the experiences and places found in and around London in the Harry Potter books and
films, offering brand-new adventures for fans and theme park guests from around the world.
Diagon Alley and ‘London’ will be located within the Universal Studios Florida theme park, which is
adjacent to Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, where guests now experience Hogwarts
and Hogsmeade. The new area within Universal Studios will be just as expansive, immersive and
authentic as the existing themed environment.
And – just like in the books and films – guests will be able to travel between ‘London’ and Hogsmeade aboard the Hogwarts Express. Work on the new area is already underway. When complete, it will feature shops, a restaurant and an innovative, marquee attraction based on Gringotts bank – all directly inspired by the fiction and films.
LeSportsac And Disney Turn Mary Blair’s Artwork Into Fashion With The “It’s A Small World” Collection
LeSportsac and Disney began their partnership last summer – bringing us handbags, totes, and accessories featuring the artwork of Mary Blair, whose whimsical design can be seen in Disney’s “It’s A Small World” ride. The full line of products will include 5 limited edition collections, each inspired by a different country. The patterns themselves pay tribute not only to the characters, but also the architecture and designs featured throughout the ride itself.
The filmmaking team behind 2011’s celebrated film “The Muppets” reunites as Disney’s “The Muppets … Again!” kicked off production last week in London. The all-new global Muppets adventure welcomes Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey to the mayhem, along with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Walter and rest of the Muppets. The film is directed by James Bobin (“Flight of the Conchords,” “Da Ali G Show”), who was just nominated for a BAFTA for “The Muppets” (Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer), and produced by the Academy Award®-nominated team of David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (“The Fighter,” “The Proposal”). With a screenplay by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller (“The Five-Year Engagement”), who is also executive producer with John Scotti, “The Muppets … Again!” will feature music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie (“Flight of the Conchords”), who won an Oscar® for best original song for “The Muppets” (“Man or Muppet”). The new film will hit the big screen March 21, 2014.
“It’s great to be back working with the Muppets,” said Bobin, “some of them even remember my name occasionally now. As for the movie, it’s a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the ’60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog—no panthers, even pink ones—along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs.”
A federal appeals court has upheld a $319 million verdict over profits from the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and rejected the Walt Disney Company’s request to have a new trial for the case.Back in 2010 a jury decided that The Walt Disney Company hid the popular game show’s profits from its creators, London-based Celador International. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found no issues with the verdict or with a judge’s rulings in the case.
Disney did not comment on the decision. The ruling comes two years after a jury ruled in Celador’s favor after a trial that featured testimony from top Disney executives. Celador sued Disney in 2004, claiming Disney was using ‘creative’ accounting to hide profits from the show, which ran in the United States from August 1999 to May 2002 and was a huge hit for ABC. The jury ruled that Celador was owed $269.2 million, and a judge later added $50 million in interest to the judgment.
- $319M verdict upheld in Disney case (abc15.com)
- Court upholds $319M verdict in ‘Millionaire’ case (news.yahoo.com)