Animaniacs Tour

In case you haven’t heard, the Netflix line-up just got a little sweeter on April 1st with all the episodes of the animated series Animaniacs available to stream. The cartoon followed the wacky adventures of the Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and their sister Dot. It was a favorite of children of the ’90s, as the show often available to watch right after school and on Saturday mornings. Though the series may best be known for bringing us unlikely rat duo of Pinky and the Brain, who eventually got their own spinoff series, perhaps the most iconic thing to come out of the show was “Yakko’s World.”

Airing in the second episode of the show’s debut season, the animated musical segment features Yakko Warner (voiced by Rob Paulsen, who has voiced both Raphael and Donatello in different iterations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) singing almost all of the nation’s of the world as he points them out on a map, all to the tune of “Mexican Hat Dance.” It’s become a popular way for kids to learn the countries, and it’s a damn catchy and informative song. Now it will be updated because the voices of Animaniacs are going on a world tour where they will sing that song and many others from the show.

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Final Girls Screening

Even though services like The Screening Room are looking to bring theatrical movies into your home, there are plenty of movie fans who understand that the movie theater can still be the most magical place to see a theater. There’s just something special about seeing a movie with the right crowd and having a whole community of strangers being entertained by the flickering images on the big screen.

Watching movies at home on Netflix may be fun, but we can’t let the movie theater experience go by the wayside, especially when it can be the coolest way to discover a movie that you might have missed the first time around. That’s exactly what’s happening with Todd Strauss-Schulson‘s horror comedy The Final Girls.

The Final Girls came and went last year without much pomp and circumstance, despite a slew of great reviews and festival buzz from South by Southwest. But in recent months, it’s starting to become a cult classic, and it’s a modern flick that’s keeping the magic of the midnight movie alive in really fun ways. And if you’re in New York City, you can partake in this special occasion. Plus, check out some incredible guerrilla street art hidden around the city promoting the special midnight screening of The Final Girls below. Read More »

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The grand opening of Universal Hollywood’s version of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter happened last night at the Los Angeles theme park. It was an incredible night, filled with magic and wizardry. Hit the jump to hear more about the opening celebration and also learn about the new Wizarding World now open for everyone to enjoy in Universal Hollywood.
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Ferris Fest

Back in February, we learned that Chicago would play host to Ferris Fest, a special 30th anniversary celebration of John Hughes‘ classic comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. There’s a whole slew of events, including a screening of the movie and a tour of filming locations in and around Chicago, planned for the event. Now the first promo has brought Ferris Bueller’s parents, played by Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, into the mix to help promote the event from a very familiar house.

Watch the Ferris Fest promo after the jump. Read More »

star wars stage show

Star Wars characters haven’t been strangers in Disney theme parks for some time now. Even before the cooperation acquired Lucasfilm and the Star Wars franchise, Darth Vader and Stormtroopers and other familiar faces were regular sights at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios theme park in Orlando, Florida as part of the Star Wars Weekends event. And if you go back before that, there’s Star Tours, the ever-popular motion simulator attraction.

But between Disney now owning Star Wars and the upcoming Star Wars land being constructed in the Hollywood Studios park, these characters have officially been upgraded from guest stars to main cast members. Heck, they now have their own live stage show and everything.

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Alien Day

Last year, fans went crazy for Back to the Future Day on October 21st, 2015, celebrating the day that Doc and Marty go into the future in Back to the future Part II. Now 20th Century Fox is hoping to gin up the same kind of excitement for Alien with a special celebratory day.

On April 26th, fans can celebrate Alien Day, inspired by the planet LV-426 (get it?) from the original Alien. If you’re an Alien fan, this day comes with a slew of cool goodies, contests and screenings, including things like official Reebok shoes inspired by the ones Ripley wears in Aliens, new action figures, and an online trivia contest. Get the details below. Read More »

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Adam Savage Hellboy

There’s plenty of impressive cosplay out there, but the reason people pay attention to former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is because he makes a fun game out of it. Every year for San Diego Comic-Con, Mr. Savage dresses up in some kind of detailed, professionally made costume and challenges fans to find him. Usually he reserves these costumes only for San Diego, the biggest convention in the country, but since he was personally invited to the inaugural Silicon Valley Comic-Con recently, he decided to have some fun.

Adam Savage dressed up as Hellboy, which was pretty cool since the first time he went incognito for Comic-Con was back in 2009, and he also dressed like Hellboy then. However, it would be cheating if he reused the same costume, so you’ll have to see how he changed things up after the jump. See how the impressive Adam Savage Hellboy costume came together after the jump. Read More »

A Few Good Men Live

Continuing their trend of live event television, NBC has announced their next production will reteam the network with their The West Wing and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip creator and writer Aaron Sorkin for a live presentation of the acclaimed courtroom drama A Few Good Men. So instead of watching the movie when it’s on TNT every single weekend, you can see it unfold live on TV in 2017. Find out who else is behind the production after the jump. Read More »

back to the future the ride closing

Back to the Future: The Ride, which many theme park enthusiasts consider to be the finest attraction ever built, closed its doors at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood in 2007. And let’s be honest – it was probably the right move. The beloved motion simulator thrill ride first opened in Florida in 1991 and California in 1993 and, well over a decade later, it was starting to show its age in a big way. Not even a time travel ride can remain young forever.

One version lived on, though. Back to the Future: The Ride opened at Universal Studios Japan in 2001 and it became the last place on the planet that fans could experience this attraction. But alas, all good things must come to an end: Universal has announced that the final incarnation will shut down soon.

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