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DC Unveils New 7 Foot Batman Statue In Burbank, California

Today, the World’s Greatest Detective arrived in Burbank, California, in the form of a colossal Batman statue based on the critically acclaimed Batman: Hush character design by world-renowned artist, publisher, and chief creative officer of DC, Jim Lee.

Brought to life by Visit Burbank in partnership with DC, Lee’s celebrated design from his 2002 Batman run was reimagined in 3D form by digital sculptor, Alejandro Pereira Ezcurra, and expertly crafted in bronze by the skilled artisans at Burbank’s American Fine Arts Foundry and Fabrication. The final statue measures seven-and-a-half feet tall and weighs 600 pounds.

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Batman first appeared in Detective Comics #27 on March 30, 1939, and has stood as a symbol of determination, bravery, and justice to generations of fans for over 80 years. He has influenced every area of modern entertainment, appearing in countless comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, multiple television series, video games, theme parks and experiences, toys, collectibles, and apparel and lifestyle products, as well as blockbuster animated and live-action films.  Batman continues to be one of the most popular superheroes ever created—and, now, he is being commemorated in statue form by the City of Burbank.

The newly installed Batman statue can be viewed in the AMC Walkway of Downtown Burbank. Visitors are strongly advised to practice social distancing and wear a face mask.

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LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Annual Halloween Celebration Adds New Candy Carts; New Commemorative LEGO Brick, LEGO NINJAGO Giveaway & More

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Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at LEGOLAND California Resort, presented by Shutterfly,  is back and better than ever! The biggest kids’ Halloween celebration in San Diego offers children and their families trick-or-treating and entertainment throughout the Park, including the new LEGO Friends Heartlake City. Every Saturday night (Oct. 3,10,17 & 24) plus Friday Oct. 30 starting at 5 p.m., the Park transforms into a not-too-spooky Halloween festival featuring a variety of fun activities including the new Candy Quest walk-through at the Adventurers’ Club in Fun Town, a Fall Festival complete with Pumpkin Patch Building and blue-grass style music in LEGO Friends Heartlake City, interactive story-telling, seven treat stations with specialty items including a  LEGO NINJAGO giveaway and commemorative Brick, new roaming candy carts throughout the Park and two bonus treat stations inside SEA LIFE Aquarium. Plus, LEGOLAND Hotel joins in the fun with its own Halloween party on Oct. 31 with candy giveaways, a dance party and a special visit from the Mail Order Monsters exclusively for Hotel guests!

Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is a special event and admission can be purchased for as low as $35 if purchased online in advance. Special event ticket holders can enjoy costume contests, trick-or-treating for children 12 and under at treat stations and candy carts throughout LEGOLAND California Resort where kids can gather tasty goodies and other surprises. The LEGO themed treat stations and candy carts offer a safe, fun and entertaining trick-or-treating experience for all to enjoy with festive music, live entertainment including the hilarious “Boo Crew,” a dazzling animated Spirits of Brick-or-Treat light show, and family favorite, the Ghost Cruise Scavenger Hunt.

Guests can also “boo-gie” down at frighteningly-fun dance parties: Hubble Bubble’s Dance Party atop the Model Shop in Miniland, Wanda’s Jellyfish Disco at SEA LIFE Aquarium, plus sing and dance along to the music and mayhem in the Monster Fighter Mash featured on the main stage in Miniland U.S.A. Special event guests can also enjoy entertainment from The Witchettes, Bluegrass Band Jamboree and a special LEGO Friends meet and greet in Heartlake City!

LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on select dates throughout October. With special event admission to Brick-or-Treat Party Nights on October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 30 guests can extend their day until 9pm at both LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium to enjoy all the Halloween festivities. AWESOME AWAITS…at the Park after dark during Brick-or-Treat Party Nights. For exclusive savings and more information, visit www.BRICKORTREAT.com or call 760-918-5346.

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Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks” Comes To The Place That Started It All – The Walt Disney Studios In Burbank, California – For A Special Limited Engagement December 13-19

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Disney announced today that for one week only, guests will have the opportunity to see Disney’s upcoming “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, in a state-of-the-art movie theater on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, and then walk in Walt Disney’s footsteps on a special tour of the famous lot. This limited engagement features one show daily at 7 p.m. from December 13th through December 19th.

Tickets are $50 each and include a reserved seat to watch “Saving Mr. Banks” in the Studio Main Theatre as well as the “Walk in Walt’s Footsteps” tour immediately following the screening, which showcases key locations that were featured in the film. 

On the tour guests will have photo opportunities with Mickey Mouse as well as Mary Poppins and Bert the Chimney Sweep characters from “Mary Poppins” and will get a chance to see sets from the film, such as Walt Disney’s office and “Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers’ home. Guests will also visit the Walt Disney Animation building, where they will get a sense of the art of animation and the history of the Walt Disney Company. Included in the tour is a visit to the Legends Plaza to see the statue of Walt Disney and view the many historical plaques, including Dick Van Dyke, Julie Andrews, and more. Guests will also receive a commemorative 50th Anniversary “Mary Poppins” DVD, a value of $17.99.

To purchase tickets to this limited and exclusive engagement, call 1 (800)DISNEY6 or go to http://movies.disney.com/saving-mr-banks and click on the link on the homepage.

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LEGOLAND California Resort Opens LEGO-Themed Hotel

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Earlier this month the LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad opened LEGOLAND Hotel. Created to bring children’s imaginations to life, the 250-room, three-story LEGOLANDHotel is designed for children age two to 12 and their families.

The hotel entrance is guarded by a 400,000 brick LEGO dragon, and LEGO sculpture and design motifs are found throughout the facility.

Interactive features include a Castle Play area, a talking and water spraying dragon on the patio, a LEGO play pit in the reception area and a treasure hunt inside the rooms where younger guests search for clues to open a locked safe filled with LEGO treasure!

The Castle Play area is the hub for imagination and fun at LEGOLAND Hotel. Based on the LEGO Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure lines, the area features a pirate ship attempting to dock in a LEGO filled moat next to an interactive castle. Young guests can pull on a handle as they enter the castle causing the LEGO ogre above them to roar. Nightly entertainment takes place on the castle stage as a pirate, princess, knight or adventurer interact with young guests to get them ready for bedtime.

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Guests can choose from three types of themed rooms that are based on LEGO toys: pirate, adventure, and kingdom. Reservations can be made online.

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An Evening with Neil Gaiman In Glendale, California On June 27, 2013

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Live Talks Los Angeles Presents An Evening with Neil Gaiman in conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher discussing his new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. The event will be on June 27, 2013 at:

The Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203

Tickets prices are as follows:

$42 General Admission includes Gaiman’s new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

$55 Includes Reserved Seating and Gaiman’s new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

$105 includes Premier reserved seating, Pre-event reception and two Gaiman books (The Ocean at the End of the Lane & Make Good Art)

You can order tickets HERE.

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From one of the world’s most beloved storytellers––#1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman––comes his first adult novel in eight years. Wondrous and imaginative, and at times deeply scary, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, captures the very essence of childhood fear and uncertainty. In a clash of memory and reality, it is a pitched fever dream of a novel, and could very well be Gaiman’s most accomplished work to date.

Neil Gaiman is an English author who now lives in the US. He is the author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. His notable works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, Newbery Medal, and Carnegie Medal. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for the same work, The Graveyard Book (2008).

In May 2012, Neil Gaiman delivered the commencement address at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, in which he shared his thoughts about creativity, bravery, and strength. He encouraged the fledgling painters, musicians, writers, and dreamers to break rules and think outside the box. Most of all, he urged them to make good art.

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The book Make Good Art, designed by renowned graphic artist Chip Kidd, contains the full text of Gaiman’s inspiring speech.


Geoff Boucher is a staff writer at Entertainment Weekly. Prior to EW he was at the Los Angeles Times where he had more than 2,800 stories published and where he most recently covered entertainment. While at the Los Angeles Times, he also created the award-winning website, Hero Complex

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Click HERE to see where else Neil is touring to promote The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

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WonderCon Reveals Its Full 2013 Line-Up

Wondercon which runs from April Friday, March 29 through Sunday, March 31 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California has revealed their full, three-day schedule. Check out the full schedule by clicking here.

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