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Warner Bros. Consumer Products Guides WB Franchises Into Themed Entertainment Realm

Burbank, CA, USA (June 12, 2012) — Global Warner Bros. themed entertainment continues to expand, adding a new dimension to the Warner Bros. experience as Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) properties enjoy a strong presence at theme parks, international cultural venues and arena stages around the world.

Bringing the world of Batman and Gotham City to local communities and audiences of all ages, Batman Live is a visually stunning, state-of-the-art production that bringsBatman, a host of iconic characters, and the settings from the famed world of DC Comics, live and on stage for the first time in this unique, action-packed world arena spectacular. A collaboration between WBCP, DC Entertainment and Nick Grace of Water Lane Productions Ltd, Batman Live will debut its North American tour in Los Angeles this fall, following its critically acclaimed runs in Europe and South America.

From the live arena stage show around the world to the tallest drop ride in the world, WBCP continues to thrill fans with theme park partners such as Six Flags, with four new DC Comics-inspired rides, including the world’s tallest drop ride at over 400 feet; and with Warner Bros. Movie World Australia, opening three newly themed DC Comics attractions by this September, including the launch of the epic interactive ride experience, Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D, featuring all-new, custom-CG animation.

At the same time, Harry Potter continues to cast a spell with global audiences. The much-acclaimed The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a fully immersive environment for the entire family that faithfully and authentically brings the beloved characters, locations and magic of the Harry Potter books and films to life. The one-of-a-kind theme park experience includes a majestic Hogwarts castle, which is the centerpiece of the land; Hogsmeade village; and multiple attractions. Together with its partner Universal Parks & Resorts, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened in 2010 at Universal Orlando Resort inFlorida, and recently announced plans to open another The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, as well as the first one ever outside of the U.S. at Universal Studios Japan, while also significantly expanding the Orlando theme park environment.

For fans who want to relive the films and explore their unique details, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, created in partnership with Global Experience Specialists (GES), offers worldwide audiences a state-of-the-art 15,000-square foot experience and gives fans a coveted glimpse inside the famous wizard’s magical world through this interactive exhibit. The exhibition features elaborate displays of hundreds of authentic costumes, props and artifacts straight from the Warner Bros. film sets based on J.K. Rowling’s beloved book series. Harry Potter: The Exhibition made its global premiere in Chicago in 2009, before traveling on to Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Australia, and is currently in Singapore through September. The exhibition continues its tour to major international, cultural and entertainment venues, museums and institutions.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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