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The growing divide in the theme park industry pits Disney and Universal against everyone else

The growing divide in the theme park industry pits Disney and Universal against everyone else

This artist conception depicts Universal’s Epic Universe, coming to a location in Orlando. (Courtesy of Universal Studios Orlando) What is more important to theme parks — roller coasters or video games? I suspect that most people would answer roller coasters. But if you look at attendance numbers, it becomes clear that thrill rides such as coasters don’t

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How The Technology Used to Make Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ Could Change Entertainment As We Know It

How The Technology Used to Make Jon Favreau’s ‘The Lion King’ Could Change Entertainment As We Know It

Back in 2017, I caught a glimpse of the future. During a visit to the set of Jon Favreau ’s The Lion King , we got a look at the technology the director and his team used to create the film’s locations in virtual reality. Using a video game engine called Unity, all of the movie’s sets were built as explorable environments that can be visited and scouted by

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How drones became entertainment

How drones became entertainment

Above: Intel shooting star mini drones put on a light show. One person on one computer can control 100 drones in unison. Drones are literal lifesavers. They’re ferrying medical samples between hospitals , giving firefighters in San Diego a top-down view of hot spots, and helping keep South Florida’s exploding mosquito population under control. But when

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POTD: ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Stranger Things’, and ‘Friends’ Living Rooms Recreated with IKEA Furniture

‘The Simpsons’, ‘Stranger Things’, and ‘Friends’ Living Rooms Recreated with IKEA Furniture

IKEA is famous for providing furniture that can take forever to build and breaking up what seem like solid relationships in record time. But every now and then, they do something cool with pop culture that’s worth pointing out. This time, the Swedish furniture company has recreated the living rooms from The Simpsons, Stranger Things and Friends using their

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Disney is Re-Releasing Avengers: Endgame with New Footage in an Attempt to Break Avatar's Box Office Record

Disney is Re-Releasing Avengers: Endgame with New Footage in an Attempt to Break Avatar’s Box Office Record

Walt Disney Co. will try to close the global box-office gap between its mega-blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame” and James Cameron’s “Avatar” next weekend. The superhero sequel will reenter theaters with new footage that wasn’t included in the first release, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige told ComicBook.com in an interview posted Wednesday. Feige

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E-sports could be coming to the Olympic Games

E-sports could be coming to the Olympic Games

Intel has been in talks with the International Olympic Committee on the potential for e-sports among the Olympic Games, an executive for the chip maker has revealed. The body responsible for the international sporting event has shown interest in the increasingly popular form of competition using videogames, but has hesitated about whether it could one day

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Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of winners

Tony Awards 2019: See the full list of winners

Give a round of applause for this year’s Tony winners! On Sunday night, the American Theater Wing bestowed the 73rd annual Tony Awards on the best of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, which broke box office records and saw a whopping 10 musicals and 15 plays eligible for prizes at the big show. Hadestown — a folk opera that spins a new version of ancient Greek

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Behind the scenes at life's special events: Photo award winners show weddings, Christenings and music festivals from an alternative angle

Behind the scenes at life’s special events: Photo award winners show weddings, Christenings and music festivals from an alternative angle

Quirky images that show a different side to weddings, christenings, conferences and music festivals were showcased at the Event Photography Awards last night. The annual ceremony saw 30 judges preside over the work of more than 100 photographers whose images were divided into 12 categories from private and experiential events to music festivals and trade

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What Sets 'Avengers: Endgame' Apart From 'Star Wars,' 'Black Panther' And 'Dark Knight' (Box Office)

What Sets ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Apart From ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Black Panther’ And ‘Dark Knight’ (Box Office)

'Avengers: Endgame' IMAX poster Walt Disney and IMAX Avengers: Endgame earned $33 million on its fifth day of release, bringing its domestic total to $427 million, including $32 million in IMAX. It also earned a whopping $75 million on its eighth day (Wednesday thanks to time zone magic) in China, giving it three of the four biggest single-day grosses for

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First look at Dubai's new Coca-Cola Arena

First look at Dubai’s new Coca-Cola Arena

Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai Arena, AEG Ogden, Dubai, Stage Technologies, Event technology, PRO-AV, Media & entertainment, Event venue, Led lighting, Event production, Sports production, Live entertainment, UAE live events industry, Middle East events, Indoor Venue The executive team behind the new Coca-Cola Arena, (formerly known as the Dubai Arena) in Dubai

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Oscars rematch at the Billboard Music Awards: ‘A Star is Born’ vs. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for Top Soundtrack

Oscars rematch at the Billboard Music Awards: ‘A Star is Born’ vs. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for Top Soundtrack

It’ll be deja vu all over again at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards as recent Oscar rivals for Best Picture “ A Star is Born ” and “ Bohemian Rhapsody ” go head to head in the race for Top Soundtrack . Luckily for those two music-filled dramas, Oscar usurper “Green Book” didn’t make a big splash on the music charts, so it can’t snatch another prize away from

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