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Adult Swim with Intel, Lexus & State Farm® Offering Free Ice Cream & VIP Access at Comic-Con® International: San Diego

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Fan Reward Program to Include Helpful Tips, VIP Access to Panels & Events, Free Rides & 
Online Access to Network Panels

 

Adult Swim fans will be in for a real treat at 2014 Comic-Con® International: San Diego – both literally and figuratively – thanks to unique activations from its sponsors that will combine to provide the most comprehensive fan experience both on and off the convention floor. The network announced today activations with Intel, Lexus and State Farm designed to tap into and extend fan excitement around the annual event, complete with engaging on-site activations, rewarding online experiences and creative Adult Swim on-air spots.

"As the top programming destination for millennials, advertisers recognize Adult Swim's relationship with young adults and look to us to better align themselves with marquee events like Comic-Con," said Joe Hogan, executive vice president, Young Adult Ad Sales for Turner Broadcasting. "With these new promotions, we have taken this extraordinary convention experience and amplified it for all of our fans, whether they're at the con or following along at home."

Returning for the third consecutive year, State Farm will help Adult Swim fans ready themselves for Comic-Con through a comprehensive multi-platform promotion. To kick off the campaign, the two brands will create five custom videos – two on-air spots and three digital content pieces – featuring Super Steve Frost (Nathan Barnatt), a helpful superhero invented just for the occasion. The spots will air on Adult Swim and online at a custom-created mini-site, adultswim.com/statefarm. Super Steve Frost makes his debut in a thirty-second spot that airs on the network this week and introduces three custom videos, offering fans assistance on how to create the ultimate homemade costumes, what to pack for the trip, and how to rule the con. Then, a spot providing a recap of Super Steve Frost's experience at Comic-Con will be developed and air on Adult Swim during the week of August 18. The Super Steve Frost campaign from State Farm will be promoted across both the Adult Swim and State Farm suites of social media channels throughout the duration of the promotion.

In addition, State Farm will sponsor an Adult Swim branded "Cool Treats" ice cream truck that will feature Super Steve Frost handing out refreshing treats and special help items to con-goers throughout the weekend. The truck will be featured at various locations within the Gaslamp District and on-site at the Adult Swim Fun House and Planetarium. State Farm branding will also be featured on lockers at the Adult Swim Fun House, wherein fans can drop off their free swag from the con while they make their way through the one-of-a-kind experience.

Further, State Farm will also bring back its popular Adult Swim's Get to a Better State Sweepstakes, featuring the golden ticket promotion. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the Adult Swim booth (#3721), the network will distribute a custom brochure filled with details on its panels, events and off-site activations. Randomly included in select pamphlets during the first day will be 10 golden tickets, each granting one lucky fan plus one guest V.I.P. status for a host of Adult Swim happenings at this year's con, including seating at the network's show panels, fast pass access to the Adult Swim Fun House and Meatwad Full Dome Experience, and more. To access full rules, including eligibility, visit the Adult Swim booth (#3721) or head online to adultswim.com/viprules.

"We understand how passionate people are about the things they collect. Whether it's comic books or costumes, action figures or autographs, State Farm protects people's prized possessions, so they can spend time enjoying all that goes along with their passion," said Tim Van Hoof, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, State Farm. "Comic-Con gives us a great opportunity to have some fun, and make sure people know we can help."

Lexus will return to Comic-Con with Adult Swim as part of its "Free Rides" program that launched in 2012. Five Lexus CT Hybrid vehicles – completely wrapped in Adult Swim artwork and featuring both Adult Swim and Lexus branding – will offer Comic-Con attendees free rides throughout the Gaslamp District. Rides will be provided to individuals age 18 and over, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Inside the cars, screens mounted in the backseat will broadcast Adult Swim and Lexus content while riders sit back and enjoy the sporty comfort and luxury provided by the Lexus CT. While in San Diego, Adult Swim and Lexus will film a thirty-second custom spot on-site highlighting the Adult Swim Free Rides promotion, which will air on the network during the week of August 11 and feature footage from the convention. Additionally, Lexus will sponsor a custom microsite at adultswim.com/freerides that includes a time-lapse video of the car wrapping process, downloadable wallpaper and more.

"Our activation with Adult Swim delivers on Lexus' commitment to authentically connect with a more youthful audience," says Lexus Media Manager, Teri Hill.  "The CT Hybrid 'Free Rides' program celebrates a 'live a full life' and 'free-spirited' attitude which aligns perfectly with Comic-Con weekend and the mindset of the next generation of luxury buyers."

New partner Intel will bring the excitement of Comic-Con home for those fans who can't make it to the event, with its digital sponsorship ofadultswim.com/panels. Launching July 21, the all-new site will feature six of the network's most popular panels from 2013 to build excitement in advance of this year's event. Then, on August 1, the site will be updated to include six full-length panels from this year's event, includingRobot Chicken, Rick & Morty, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Triumph, The Venture Bros. and an Adult Swim animation panel. Each video will feature Intel pre-roll messaging and will be housed in a branded environment presented by Intel. Additionally, a custom on-air spot will be created and air on Adult Swim throughout the week of August 3, driving fans to the digital site.

Adult Swim will host a series of panels, signings and events highlighting some of its most popular shows such as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, and Rick and Morty, as well as highly-anticipated new series Mike Tyson Mysteries and the live-action series starring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Jack McBrayer. Fans can check out the Adult Swim booth on the convention floor (booth #3721), experience the popular Adult Swim Fun House and all-new Meatwad Full Dome Experience, plus much more. For more information, please visitadultswimpresents.com.

 

 

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Disney’s New Trailer Reveals How Ralph & Vanellope Get to the Internet in “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”

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When “Wreck-It Ralph” opened on Nov. 2, 2012, it turned in the highest opening weekend ever for a Walt Disney Animation Studios film at the time of release. Now Disney is hoping Ralph will not only break the Internet but the 2018 Thanksgiving boxoffice records as well.

The film re-teams the original director, producer and co-writer behind “Wreck-It Ralph.”  The screenplay is currently being written by Phil Johnston and Pamela Ribon. Director Rich Moore, producer Clark Spencer, and co-writer Phil Johnston partnered with fellow director Byron Howard and co-writer/co-director Jared Bush to create the Academy Award®-winning blockbuster feature “Zootopia.”

ROYAL REUNION – In “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2,” Vanellope von Schweetz-along with her best friend Ralph-ventures into the uncharted world of the internet. When she finds herself surrounded by Disney princesses, she’s surprised to learn that she actually has a lot in common with them. The scene, highlighted in a new trailer for the film (below), features several of the original princess voices, including Auli’i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Idina Menzel (Elsa in “Frozen”), Kelly MacDonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Ming-Na Wen (“Mulan”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”). Featuring Sarah Silverman as the voice of Vanellope, “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2” opens in theaters nationwide Nov. 21, 2018. 

 

“RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2”

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U.S. Release Date:  Nov. 21, 2018

Voice cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk

Directors: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Producer: Clark Spencer

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Marvel Fans: See Props, Costumes, New Games, Exclusive Content and More at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim

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MARVEL ANNOUNCES EPIC EXPERIENCES FOR FANS AT DISNEY’S D23 EXPO 2017 IN ANAHEIM, JULY 14-16

  

BURBANKCalif. (June 1, 2017) – Marvel will make its way to D23 Expo’s show floor from July 14­-16 with an exciting look at its upcoming film titles in the Marvel Studios Pavilion, featuring an array of props and costumes from the Studios’ upcoming slate, including Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and more.

In Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, in theaters November 2017, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok-the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization-at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela., played by Cate Blanchette. 

But first he must survive the Grandmaster’s gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger-the Incredible Hulk. 

Fans will get an up-close look at the costumes and props from this highly anticipated movie as well as photo opportunities with exclusive set pieces from the film. 

The incredible costumes from Black Panther will also be on display. 

Black Panther follows the journey of T’Challa after the events of Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War,where he returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country’s new leader. 

In addition to the exciting props and costumes on display, Marvel Studios will host multiple giveaways and events within its pavilion space in Hall B.

Fans will get the chance to meet with Marvel Studios’ filmmakers, development team, and talent. Exclusive artwork will be given away daily, along with other surprises. Details on talent appearances and special signings will be made available on the D23 Expo app.

Fans will also be able to enjoy all-new console and mobile Marvel Games, plus incredible exclusive content and announcements throughout the weekend!

For the first time at D23 Expo, guests will be able to get their hands on the hottest new console and mobile games featuring favorite Marvel Super Heroes, playing as the world-famous Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man, and more! 

LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes 2 is an all-new, original adventure and sequel to the smash hit LEGO®Marvel Super Heroes.Bringing together iconic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from different eras and realities, along with signature LEGO humor,the latest epic adventure from TT Games transports players into a cosmic battle across myriad Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the incredible open hub world of Chronopolis.

Adding to the infinite excitement of D23 Expo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will offer attendees hands-on opportunities with the next era of the highly revered action-fighting game series. 

Marvel and Capcom universes collide like never before as iconic characters team up for action-packed player-versus-player combat. 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features a variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike and will be released on September 19, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Gazillion will offer a chance to play Marvel Heroes Omega and win fantastic prizes.

Marvel Heroes Omega combines the core gameplay style of Action-RPGs and MMOs with an expansive library of heroes from the Marvel Universe. With thousands of hours of character progression and rewards,Marvel Heroes Omegacomes packed with tons of replay value and a steady stream of new challenges with regular updates.

Netmarble is bringing its best to D23 Expo with MARVEL: Future Fight.

Featuring 120 Marvel Super Heroes to choose from, players create teams of their favorites to fight for their future. D23 Expo attendees can try their hand at saving the universe.

Marvel Puzzle Quest is where the best in match-3 puzzle gameplay meets Marvel’s biggest Super Heroes and Super Villains in the most epic puzzle adventure game available on your phone, tablet, and PC.

Marvel Puzzle Questcombines favorite Marvel characters with deep RPG leveling, player-versus-player tournaments, Alliances, and much more. Guests can unleash their inner Super Hero and wage war against their enemies. Learn more atwww.marvelpuzzlequest.com.

Marvel will present incredible panels during D23 Expo, including the fan-favorite Cup o’ Joe on Friday, July 14, at 1:15 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena, featuring Chief Creative Officer of Marvel, Joe Quesada, in a no-holds-barred panel of everything Marvel!

That same day at 6 p.m. on Stage 28, Marvel Animation presents a surprise-filled panel of sneak peeks, special guests, exclusive footage, and big announcements about the future of Marvel Animation on Stage 28. Details will be available on the D23 Expo app.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for one-day adult admission and $59 forchildren 3-9. Membersof D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3-9. Multi-day tickets are also available. 

For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23Expo.com.

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Shanghai To Host World Premiere Of Disney’s “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

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First-ever Mainland China Hollywood Movie World Premiere Will Take Place at Shanghai Disney Resort with an

All-star Lineup of Special Guests on May 11

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 25, 2017)-Disney announced today that Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will have its World Premiere in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai Disney Resort on Thursday, May 11, marking the first time a Hollywood movie will premiere in Mainland China. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, and producer Jerry Bruckheimer plan to attend the gala event.

The red-carpet event will take place in Disneytown at Shanghai Disney Resort. After the red carpet, the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” screening will be held in Walt Disney Grand Theatre at Disneytown. Shanghai Disney Resort is also home to Shanghai Disneyland, featuring Treasure Cove, the first pirate-themed land at a Disney park, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. 

Premiere guests will enjoy a stunning presentation of the film in Dolby Vision laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive audio provided by Dolby and delivered through QSC speakers and amplifiers with Q-SYS control at the Walt Disney Grand Theatre.

Samsung is the title sponsor of the World Premiere of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” which will be released on May 26 in China, day and date with its release in the U.S.

About the Movie:

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.  

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs,  Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr., Terry Rossio and Brigham Taylor. The story is by Jeff Nathanson and Terry Rossio, and Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.     

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