Celebrate The Lunar New Year With Universal Studios Hollywood!

Lunar New Year 2015 at USH

Universal City, CA, February 4, 2015 —Universal Studios HollywoodSM continues its annual Lunar New Year tradition with a celebratory “Year of the Ram” event featuring a special Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON character from its blockbuster thrill ride, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” taking place from Friday, February 13 through Saturday, February 28, 2015.

The celebration comes to life within Universal Plaza – a new Art Deco-inspired grand courtyard situated at the heart of the theme park – where guests will be ushered in to celebrate the “Year of the Ram” under a curtain of customary red Chinese lanterns and a stunning all-new Plum Blossom Arch. The polygon-shaped piazza will also display a dozen lampposts each featuring the twelve zodiac animal signs along with three symbolic attributes.

A highlight of the Lunar New Year program will be the Mandarin-speaking MEGATRON, who will engage guests in conversation that is characteristic of his DECEPTICON TRANSFORMER’s persona.  MEGATRON – an ominous 12-foot-tall figure – is one of the stars of Universal Studios Hollywood’s award-winning thrill ride, “Transformers: The Ride-3D” which immerses guests in the 3D-HD action-packed robotic world of the TRANSFORMERS.  In-park signage will notate times for the daily MEGATRON meet and greet.

Favorite Universal characters, including Curious George and Woody and Winnie Woodpecker, will join the celebration dressed in traditional Chinese attire to meet guests and take memorable photos in front of a customary Chinese gong.  Asian-inspired treats along with traditional music, resonating throughout the Plaza, will help in commemorating the festive Lunar New Year.

Year-round, Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature Studio Tour offers guests a revealing look at an authentic movie and television studio in select languages, including Mandarin.  Expertly-trained Mandarin-speaking guides provide insight on the world of movie-making magic as guests enjoy a front row seat and behind-the-scenes access to one of the largest film studios in the world.  The theme park also features Mandarin-speaking associates within select theme park’s retail stores and provides in-language park maps.

Lunar New Year is included in the price of admission to Universal Studios Hollywood.

Share your zodiac animal signs with Universal Studios Hollywood on Instagram and Twitter at @UniStudios and “Like” the Universal Studios Hollywood Facebook page.

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of L.A. SM, includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk  entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the incredibly popular 3D Ultra-HD adventure, “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and immersive “Super Silly Fun Land,” the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, “Transformers™:  The Ride-3D,” the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, “Revenge of the MummySM—The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.” As part of its milestone 50th anniversary celebration in 2015, Universal Studios Hollywood will debut a slate of dynamic new attractions including the electrifying 3D-HD thrill ride, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” as the grand finale to the famed Studio Tour, “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” and the “Nighttime Studio Tour,” offering evening tours of the iconic movie backlot.

Megatron - Lunar New Year at USH

Nicola Peltz And Maisie Williams Hit The Beach For Teen Vogue Magazine Photoshoot

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Nicola Peltz and Maisie Williams were spotted in Malibu, California on Saturday doing a shoot with Teen Vogue Magazine. The rising teen stars posed in colorful, sporty bathing suits; they also wore wetsuits that were rolled down for a trendier look. Transformers star Nicola, wore a neoprene sporty bikini with a mosaic blue, yellow and orange design; her counterpart Maisie wore an orange bikini top and maroon short wetsuit.

Game of Thrones star Maisie posted about her trip from the UK to the states on Twitter, “Packed and ready. Look out Los Angeles”.

Photo Credits: Reefshots

BotCon Live Stream Shout! Factory Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Transformers

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SHOUT! FACTORY CELEBRATES THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF TRANSFORMERS

WITH A TREASURE TROVE OF ENTERTAINMENT SPANNING THREE DECADES,

“30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS – SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014”

LIVE STREAM EVENT AND MORE! 

Since 1984, the thrills of the TRANSFORMERS saga, the action of epic battles between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS, and the memorable ROBOTS IN DISGUISE characters continue to spark the imagination of millions worldwide. The TRANSFORMERS brand is a global pop-culture phenomenon, bringing entertainment and excitement to kids and fans through countless collectible toys, animated series, films, comic books, video games and a convention dedicated to TRANSFORMERS collectors.

In honor of the year-long celebration of the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, salutes the beloved TRANSFORMERS franchise by broadcasting from the floor of BotCon and by placing emphasis behind its uniquely diverse home entertainment offerings of TRANSFORMERS animated series (spanning 1984 – 2013).  As part of the “THRILLING 30” festivities, the multi-faceted campaign from Shout! Factory includes TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary branded product highlights, gift-with-purchase ecommerce opportunities, special digital live stream event “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS –SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” – featuring TRANSFORMERS series marathon with special coverage from BotCon 2014 – and many more surprises to further engage fans and collectors.

For continuing updates on the TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary celebration from Shout! Factory, please follow us on Twitter @ShoutFactory, hashtag #BotCon2014.

TRANSFORMERS animated series home entertainment product highlights include:

The TRANSFORMERS: The Complete Series (Generational 1)

TRANSFORMERSBEAST WARS

TRANSFORMERS THE JAPANESE COLLECTION

TRANSFORMERS ARMADATHE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS ENERGONTHE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON: THE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS ANIMATEDTHE COMPLETE SERIES

TRANSFORMERS PRIME Seasons One, Two and Three

TRANSFORMERS PRIME: DARKNESS RISING

TRANSFORMERS PRIMEONE SHALL STAND

TRANSFORMERS PRIMEULTIMATE BUMBLEBEE

TRANSFORMERS PRIME:  BEAST HUNTERS – PREDACONS RISING

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: GRIFFIN ROCK RESCUE

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTSENERGIZE

TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS:  HEROES ON THE SCENE

GIFT-WITH-PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY

*Loyal fans and collectors please take note:

Available while supplies last, receive a limited-edition 18”x24” collector’s poster with any purchase of TRANSFORMERSanimated series home entertainment products from ShoutFactory.com

“30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS – SHOUT! FACTORY LIVE AT BOTCON 2014” DIGITAL LIVE STREAM EVENT

Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, presents “30 YEARS IN 3 DAYS LIVE AT BOTCON 2014,” a three-day digital live stream takeover featuring marathon of TRANSFORMERS series episodes, exclusive digital segments and highlights from BotCon 2014. Viewers can tune in to this special marathon event on Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22, exclusively on http://www.TF30years.com and Shout! Factory’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/shoutfactory).

The live stream will originate from the BotCon floor at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Viewers and fans are encouraged to share their passion for the TRANSFORMERS via Twitter using the hashtag #TF30years .

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