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Universal Studios announces “Silent Hill” as first Halloween Horror Nights maze





Partnership Marks the First Time
A Highly-Acclaimed Video Game Franchise Will Become a Haunted Maze at Nation’s
Best Halloween Events

CITY, Ca. (July 14, 2012)
– This fall, the demented multiverse of the popular horror video
game and motion picture franchise, Silent
will come to life in a haunted maze at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights events.

This is not a game.
This is not a movie. This is real. And guests will be tormented by horrifying
creatures from an alternate dimension, including the iconic deformed nurses and
the executioner. 

ground-breaking Silent Hill series is
heralded for its psychologically-charged, horrific plot, which is centered
around the disturbing, ash-covered town of Silent Hill – a place where reality
gives way to other dimensions. In this demonic world the physical laws of
nature no longer apply and nightmarish monsters abound. Characters try to
escape back to the safety of reality but constant brutal attacks by disjointed,
knife-wielding beings make survival seem impossible.

Silent Hill has sold more than seven million video game copies worldwide,
earning more than $100 million at the box office with the first film, “Silent
Hill,” and spawning a hit comic book series and graphic novels.

highly-anticipated sequel to the original film, “Silent Hill: Revelation 3D”
will be released nationwide on October 26 – just in time for Halloween – by
Open Road Films. The
film is directed by Michael J. Bassett (Solomon Kane, Deathwatch), and features
original cast members Sean Bean (HBO’s Game Of Thrones, Lord Of The Rings) and
Deborah Kara Unger (The Game, 88 minutes, The Samaritan) return in SILENT HILL:
REVELATION 3D, starring along with rising stars Adelaide Clemens (X-Men
Origins, upcoming The Great Gatsby, No One Lives) and Kit Harington (HBO’s Game
Of Thrones) as well as Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix, Disturbia, NBC’s Chuck)
and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, The Artist).  

Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights events have a more than
20-year history of creating incredibly entertaining, horrifying Halloween
experiences that are consistently rated the nation’s best. The events on each
coast feature highly-themed, disturbingly real, haunted mazes based on
everything from film to nightmares — and streets filled with hundreds of
specially trained “scareactors.” 

has terrified fans for over a decade by pioneering psychological
horror genre first through video games and moving into films and graphic
novels,” said Careen Yapp, Vice President Acquisitions and Franchise
Development of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Now we’re giving fans the
next evolution of terror as we work with the Universal Studios’ Halloween
Horror Nights teams to create a real world Silent Hill experience just as
terrifying as the fans have come to expect.”

“This is our first partnership with a video game property and we are
very excited to create an unparalleled, all-new level of horror for our
guests,” said Jim Timon, Senior Vice President of Entertainment at Universal
Orlando Resort. “We can’t wait to watch our guests actually walk into the hell
that is Silent Hill.”

“Creating a realistic three-dimensional world based on the disturbing Silent Hill video games and films
elevates Halloween Horror Nights to the next generation of twisted
entertainment.  Its incredibly
imaginative and highly unsettling characters and
environments make it the ideal fit for our event where the property can
continue its reign of terror and fully immerse guests in its psychological
horror,” said John Murdy, Creative Director for Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more
information about Halloween Horror Nights at both Universal Orlando Resort and
Universal Studios Hollywood, visit Watch the Silent Hill
announcement video on both Universal Orlando Resort’s YouTube Channel and on Universal Studio’s Hollywood’s YouTube Channel.

For the latest info on SILENT HILL:
REVELATION 3D, follow @silenthillmovie on Twitter and “Like” the
film on Facebook at:

Jim Hill is an entertainment writer who has specialized in covering The Walt Disney Company for nearly 40 years now. Over that time, he has interviewed hundreds of animators, actors, and Imagineers -- many of whom have shared behind-the-scenes stories with Mr. Hill about how the Mouse House really works. In addition to the 4000+ articles Jim has written for the Web, he also co-hosts a trio of popular podcasts: “Disney Dish with Len Testa,” “Fine Tooning with Drew Taylor” and “Marvel US Disney with Aaron Adams.” Mr. Hill makes his home in Southern New Hampshire with his lovely wife Nancy and two obnoxious cats, Ginger & Betty.

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Disney Will Bring D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event to Anaheim, California in August 2024



Expanded Disney Fan Experience Will Feature New and Exciting Events Across Multiple Locations, Including a D23 Takeover of the Happiest Place On Earth, Evening Entertainment at the Honda Center, D23 Day at Angel Stadium, and Much More

Fan Favorites Including Exhibits, Panels, Shows, and Shopping Will Dazzle Disney Enthusiasts at the Anaheim Convention Center

D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event is a one-of-a-kind fan experience like never before with spectacular shows, new venues, and multiple days of entertainment that will bring together the best of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and more!

Highlightswill include:

  • Sunday, August 4: D23 Day at Angel Stadium, where D23 fans are invited to attend the Los Angeles Angels vs. New York Mets game. 
  • Thursday, August 8: D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort.
  • Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11: Shopping, exhibits, panels, and presentations will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center during the day, with the fun extending into the evening at the Honda Center, the bigger home to marquee shows.

Tickets for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will go on sale in Spring 2024, with ticketing options to be announced later for access to the Anaheim Convention Center and the Honda Center. Admission for D23 Day at Angel Stadium and the D23 kickoff celebration at Disneyland Resort will be available as separate ticketed events. Additional details for D23: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event will be announced in early 2024.

You can get updates by staying connected to D23 via social media (@DisneyD23 on FacebookInstagramX),, and our weekly D23 FanFare email (sign up for free as a D23 General Member at

About D23

The name “D23” pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official club for fans in Disney’s nearly 100-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the entire world of Disney by placing them in the middle of the magic year-round through its quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three; the latest news and stories on; member-exclusive offers and discounts; the popular D23 Inside Disney podcast; and special experiences for D23 Members throughout the year.

Fans can join D23 at Gold Membership ($99.99/year), Gold Duo Membership ($129.99/year), and General Membership (complimentary) levels at To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow DisneyD23 on Facebook, Instagram, X, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Star Wars Spoof: Space Robots in Outer Space Ep X: Battle for the Halcyon: The Last Starcruiser



Sure, Star Wars is cool and all. But let’s not forget about that other multi-part sci-fi cinematic spectacular, “Space Robots in Outer Space.” In fact, Hank Lonely (Hollywood’s ultimate hyphenate — actor / producer / director / writer / guy who makes sure the Porto Potties are kept squeaky-clean) just announced that there’ll soon be a 10th installment of this … Well, not exactly beloved. How about we say “admired from afar” instead? … series coming to a theater near you. In fact, here’s the highly anticipated teaser trailer for that project. Which is supposed to be titled “Space Robots in Outer Space X — Battle for the Halycon: The Last Starcruiser.”

Okay. Now the real story … In honor of Star Wars Day (i.e., May 4th. As in “May the Fourth Be With You”), Len Testa and I are sharing something that we produced with the help of all the nice folks who joined us last month aboard the Halycon.

We turned the Galactic Starcruiser as well as Black Spire Outpost into the backdrop for an affectionate send-up of all things Stars Wars. We hope that you (more importantly, the legal team at Lucasfilm) take this faux trailer in the spirit with which it was intended. Special thanks to Aaron Adams for so skillfully stitching all of this footage together. Also thanks to the team at Storybook Destinations, Touring Plans and the talented cast & crew aboard the “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” for making this “Disney Dish” fan event so memorable.

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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”



Wreck-It Ralph 2

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. 





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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