TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Last night, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo celebrated its grand opening with a magical red carpet event attended by Harry Potter actors Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) who joined local stars to mark the occasion.
Excited fans lined the red carpet to see the Harry Potter actors as well as celebrities including voice actor Mamoru Miyano, musician DAIGO, Kabuki actor Matsuya Onoe and NiziU member Nina. Guests to the event were amongst the first to experience the wonder of the Studio Tour in its entirety. After walking through the iconic Great Hall, they ventured into the Forbidden Forest, explored Diagon Alley and discovered sets only available in Tokyo, including the Ministry of Magic.
Torben Jensen, GM Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo said “After two years of hard work and preparation, we couldn’t be more excited to open the doors and welcome Harry Potter fans to experience Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo.”
The attraction officially opens to visitors for the first time today with fans coming from across the globe to experience the magic. The Studio Tour is the first of its kind in Asia and offers fans the chance to discover the behind-the-scenes secrets that went into creating one of the most successful film series of all time.
Actor Tom Felton, known for portraying Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, returned to the Studio Tour this morning for the official opening ceremony. He was joined by Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Kazushige Tanaka, Director-General of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Rumi Furuya, Commissioner of the Bureau of Construction to cast the ‘alohamora’ spell to officially welcome guests to the Studio Tour.
Tickets to the Studio Tour are available on the official website.
About Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo
Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo will officially open its doors on Friday 16th June 2023. Opening for the first time in Tokyo, this brand-new Studio Tour will invite fans to step onto breathtaking sets including the iconic Great Hall at Hogwarts, Diagon Alley and the Forbidden Forest where they will see exquisite costumes and come face to face with magical creatures while learning filmmaking secrets. Fans will also enjoy lots of fun activities including riding a broomstick, drinking a refreshing Butterbeer, appearing in a moving portrait in the halls of Hogwarts, stepping into the crowd of a Quidditch game and shopping from a huge range of products, many of which are only available at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo.
The Studio Tour will also be home to the largest Harry Potter shop in the world, featuring 14 themed sections that are decorated with over 7,000 bespoke and specially sourced props. The areas are beautifully designed and take inspiration from elements of the shops on Diagon Alley including Honeydukes, Ollivanders and Flourish and Blotts. A huge range of products will be available to buy, many of which have been exclusively developed for Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo. In addition, visitors can enjoy a choice of restaurants and cafés which will serve a celebration of traditional British fare such as fish and chips, roast beef, English breakfast and Afternoon Tea.
This will be the largest indoor Harry Potter attraction in the world and visitors can expect to spend around four hours exploring the only Warner Bros. Studio Tour to open in Asia. Building on the phenomenal success of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – the Making of Harry Potter which opened in 2012 and has maintained exceptional visitor reviews, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo will feature exclusive sets only available in this location, providing visitors with an experience like no other.
About the Wizarding World
In the years since Harry Potter was whisked from King’s Cross Station onto Platform nine and three quarters, his incredible adventures have left a unique and lasting mark on popular culture. Eight blockbuster Harry Potter films based on the original stories by J.K. Rowling have brought the magical stories to life and today, the Wizarding World is recognized as one of the world’s best-loved brands. Representing a vast interconnected universe, it also includes three epic Fantastic Beasts films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the multi-award-winning stage-play, state-of-the-art video and mobile games from Portkey Games, innovative consumer products, thrilling live entertainment (including four theme park lands), insightful exhibitions and the forthcoming Harry Potter TV series. This expanding portfolio of Warner Bros. Discovery owned tours and retail experiences also includes the flagship Harry Potter New York, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Tokyo, and the Platform 9 3⁄4 retail shops. The Wizarding World continues to evolve to provide Harry Potter fans with fresh and exciting ways to engage. For the worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, it welcomes everyone in to explore and discover the magic for themselves.
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Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of content and brands across television, film and streaming. Available in more than 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Warner Bros. Discovery inspires, informs and entertains audiences worldwide through its iconic brands and products including: Discovery Channel, discovery+, CNN, DC, Eurosport, HBO, HBO Max, HGTV, Food Network, OWN, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Magnolia Network, TNT, TBS, truTV, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Games, New Line Cinema, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, Discovery en Español, Hogar de HGTV, and others. For more information, please visit www.wbd.com.
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RBC’s 16th Year as TIFF Partner: Celebrating Film and Emerging Talent
RBC, Toronto International Film Festival, 16th year, major partner, film, emerging talent, arts community
RBC, a long-standing supporter of the arts and film community, has announced its 16th year as the official bank partner of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This partnership showcases RBC’s commitment to nurturing emerging talent and celebrating the arts community. With programming designed to enhance the festival experience for film fans and RBC clients, RBC aims to bring impactful stories to the big screen while supporting the arts and fostering Canadian talent.
RBC House will host several events for emerging and established filmmakers and talents. Located at Petros82 in Toronto’s Entertainment District, RBC House will offer guests signature GREY GOOSE® Vodka cocktails and a martini cocktail bar. The programming at RBC House includes exciting events such as RBCxMusic Night, featuring a performance by DJ Diesel (also known as Shaquille O’Neal). This event aims to amplify and connect music fans to emerging artist PRIMO, who will open for DJ Diesel.
Additionally, the Los Angeles Times Studio presented by RBC will return to RBC House, providing a platform for directors and international stars for video interviews and photography. This year, the collaboration with the L.A. Times includes “Los Angeles Times Talks @ TIFF,” featuring an in-person conversation with director George C. Wolfe. The panel will discuss the historical drama “Rustin,” a film about civil rights icon and LGBTQ pioneer Bayard Rustin.
Furthermore, RBC will host The Black Academy Legacy Kick-Off Party, a celebration that highlights the contributions of Black artists and creators in the film industry. This event emphasizes RBC’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity in the arts.
Through its partnership with TIFF, RBC continues to champion the arts, support emerging talent, and provide a platform for diverse voices and unique perspectives. By bringing together the worlds of film, music, and conversation, RBC reinforces its dedication to fostering cultural vibrancy and community engagement.
Remembering Bob Barker: The Iconic Game Show Host and Animal Rights Activist
“Beloved game show host Bob Barker dies at 99, leaving behind a legacy as an animal rights activist. #RIPBobBarker”
In a saddening announcement, it has been confirmed by Bob Barker’s publicist, Roger Neal, that the beloved game show host has passed away at the age of 99. Bob Barker, with his charming personality and extensive tenure as the host of “Truth or Consequences” and “The Price Is Right,” made a lasting impact on the entertainment world and touched the lives of countless fans around the globe.
Beyond his captivating presence on television, Barker was also a passionate advocate for animal rights. Throughout his life, he worked tirelessly to expose the cruelty inflicted upon animals in the entertainment industry and strived to improve the welfare of abused and exploited animals, both in the United States and abroad. His dedication to this cause was commendable and left a lasting impact on the world.
Nancy Burnet, Barker’s longtime friend and caretaker, expressed her pride in the trailblazing work they accomplished together. Their efforts shed light on the mistreatment of animals, bringing awareness and inspiring change within the industry.
Retiring in 2007 after more than five decades of hosting game shows, Barker left an unforgettable legacy. His iconic sign-off, “I thank you, thank you, thank you for inviting me into your home for more than 50 years,” resonates with fans who grew up watching his infectious enthusiasm and genuine warmth.
As we bid farewell to Bob Barker, we remember him not only as an exceptional entertainer but also as a compassionate advocate who used his platform to make a positive difference. His contributions to both the entertainment world and animal rights will continue to inspire generations to come. Rest in peace, Bob Barker.
Pee-wee Herman Actor Paul Reubens Passes Away at 70 from Cancer
Remembering Paul Reubens: The beloved Pee-wee Herman actor, known for his infectious laughter and creativity, passes at 70. #PaulReubens #PeeWeeHerman #Legacy
Beloved actor and comedian Paul Reubens, best known for his iconic character Pee-wee Herman, has passed away at the age of 70. The news of his death came as a shock, as Reubens had been privately battling cancer for the past six years.
Reubens’ portrayal of Pee-wee Herman captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. From his groundbreaking television show, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” to the cult classic film, “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure,” Reubens brought laughter and joy to millions with his unique comedic style and childlike charm.
In a statement released after his death, Reubens expressed regret for not making his health struggles public, but also shared his gratitude for the love and support he received from his friends, fans, and supporters throughout his career. His genuine affection for his audience and dedication to his craft were evident in every performance.
Beyond Pee-wee Herman, Reubens made significant contributions to the entertainment industry. His talent extended to writing, producing, and acting, with memorable appearances in films like “Batman Returns” and “Blow.” Reubens’ versatility as an artist and his ability to bring characters to life will be remembered and celebrated.
Paul Reubens leaves behind a lasting legacy, inspiring countless individuals to embrace their creativity and embrace their unique qualities. His infectious laughter and imaginative spirit will continue to resonate with generations to come.
As we mourn the loss of this comedic genius, we remember Paul Reubens for the joy he brought into our lives and the indelible mark he left on the world of entertainment. Rest in peace, Paul Reubens, and thank you for the laughter and memories.
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