Has it really been 20 years? WarnerMedia Kids & Family will celebrate the 20th anniversary later this year of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film with two new unscripted Wizarding World specials – a limited Harry Potter fan quiz competition series and a dedicated retrospective special. This magical unscripted game show and retrospective will help to … Continue reading “WarnerMedia celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter”
Oh… My… Effin… God. This video just made the Geek’s week and it hasn’t even begun yet. Last week, animator Forrest Whaley, who is known for his work on The Ultimate Lego Race (2009), The Lego Batman & Superman Movie (2009) and Lego Batman: Jokers Team-Up! (2011), released a LEGO stop-motion animation Epic Rap Battle, mashing up the worlds of Harry … Continue reading “It’s Luke Skywalker v Harry Potter in epic rap battle”
Well, author J.K. Rowling’s thoughtless comments about trans people has come back to bite her in the Gryffindor… again. Last week, MeUndies launched a new, limited-time Harry Potter line of underwear and loungewear in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The underwear, lounge pants, socks, bras and robes have designs based on the Potter four … Continue reading “MeUndies apologizes for ‘Harry Potter’ underwear”
Peacock today announced all eight Harry Potter films will be available to stream in windows over the next six months starting later this year and into 2021. The movie adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s famed series ranked as the highest-grossing film franchise in history and are a fantastic addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films. … Continue reading “Peacock to stream all 8 ‘Harry Potter’ films”
Get ready to feel old. Like really old. Today is the official 20th anniversary of the release of the Harry Potter franchise.
The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (later retitled The Sorcerer’s Stone in America), was released 20 years ago, on June 26th, 1997.
To take our minds off the fact that we are closer to becoming dust, Facebook and Twitter have gone all out to celebrate by posting Easter Eggs on user’s social media posts.
Filmmaker Larry Ziegelman’s new webseries, Geek Lounge, dramatizes the interaction of six friends who hang out in a bar that caters to lifelong Trekkies, obsessive Harry Potter fans, meticulous comic book historians and everything else that belongs within the provenance of nerdism.
“I like to describe it as Cheers meets Silicon Valley,” explains Ziegelman, the writer and director who created seven of the ten episodes and worked with cast member Madelyn Murphy on the rest.
It’s getting near that time of year. Or the time to be thinking about that time of year. Target Corporation announced the return of Bullseye’s Top Toys list this holiday season, along with plans to expand to over 160 Disney stores at Target locations across the country. With more exclusives and only-at-Target experiences in stores and … Continue reading “Target: Bulleye’s Top Toy list returns this holiday season”
Bicoastal production company ArtClass has signed Jamaal Parham and Bashan Aquart, popularly known as Jams x Bash. From commercials to interactive experiences to TV shows, Jams x Bash have spent the last decade pushing the boundaries of storytelling and media for brand and entertainment clients, such as adidas, ESPN, HBO, Warner Bros., and Vogue. Infusing … Continue reading “ArtClass: Welcomes directing team Jams X Bash”
Nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced yesterday recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. One of the categories the Reel 360 Team always focuses on is of course the advertising category. The nominations for this year are from Apple, Amazon, Beats by … Continue reading “Emmy: Apple, Amazon, Nike, Dre nominated for best spot”
The Reel 360 team has long been fans of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. Now that the popular Hollywood attraction reopened on June 26, there is even more to get excited about. “Entertainment is about connecting with fans and we are thrilled to welcome guests back to the tour after a more than 15-month hiatus” … Continue reading “Warner Bros.: Studio tour expands with Friends and DC”
As Covid-19 cases are on the decline, the state of California is FINALLY allowing theme parks to reopen with limited capacity after one year of being completely closed. Universal Studios Hollywood has recently announced reopening on both their website as well as their app. Universal Studios Hollywood is reopening on April 16. Tickets will be … Continue reading “Universal Studios Hollywood set to open in two weeks”
From the horribly beautiful mind of writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure The Suicide Squad, featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. The new Red Band trailer which Warner Bros released today is not only bananas and the most exciting trailer we have seen in a … Continue reading “The Suicide Squad Red Band trailer is mad bonkers”
The Ad Council, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and WarnerMedia today announced the launch of a new PSA featuring key moments from some of Warner Bros.’ most famous film franchises to encourage all Americans to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and their loves ones from COVID-19. While COVID-19 continues … Continue reading “Ad Council, WarnerMedia team for mask-wearing ad”
The Casting Society of America (CSA) has unveiled the television, theater, short film and short form series nominees for the 36th Artios Awards, which honor the contribution of casting directors in these categories. CSA previously announced the three honorees for the 2021 event, with the Actors Fund receiving the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award. and The … Continue reading “Casting Society unveils Artios noms in TV, shorts”
Alan Bergman has been named Chairman, Disney Studios Content, and Alan Horn will continue to serve as the division’s Chief Creative Officer, effective January 1, 2021, as announced today by Bob Chapek, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. Both will report to Chapek. Horn and Bergman have jointly led the Studios group as Co-Chairmen since May 2019. … Continue reading “Bergman named Chairman Disney Studios Content”
We are 19 days away from December 25. And after we’ve unwrapped presents, many of us are going to settle back and watch Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max . The film will also release in theaters in the United States, but the DC Comics sequel is set for a theatrical run in the UK and Ireland … Continue reading “Final ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ trailer”
Breaker Studios and Comedy Dynamics have announced that Antarctica, written and directed by Keith Bearden and starring an incredible cast of emerging young talent Chloë Levine (Trinkets, The OA, Adam), Clea Lewis (The Americans, Royal Pains), Damian Young (Ozark, Birdman, House of Cards), Bubba Weiler (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and introducing Kimie Muroya, … Continue reading “‘Antarctica’ premieres on digital platforms Dec.1”
New nightmares are coming out of Hawkins, Indiana, and they are about to get much worse because Freddy Krueger himself is joining the Stranger Things fray as one of eight new casting additions to the fourth season. Nightmare on Elm Street horror legend Robert Englund will appear in the recurring role of Victor Creel, described … Continue reading “‘Stranger Things’ adds Freddy Krueger & more”
After losing the libel case earlier this week against British tabloid The Sun, actor Johnny Depp is now stepping away from The Fantastic Beasts franchise. In the Warner Bros sequel franchise to Harry Potter, Depp played the villainous Gellert Grindelwald. The actor released a statement, confirming that he’s been asked to “resign” from playing the … Continue reading “Johnny Depp leaves ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’”
Kids want a fresh new look for the first day of school, even if it’s just a walk to the kitchen table. Sprayground – the innovative accessory, backpack and influential streetwear brand, unveils its most anticipated drop of the year – a 200-piece Back To School collection for 2020, including matching mask designs. It encompasses … Continue reading “Back to school with Rick & Morty, Minions & Spongebob”