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Museum Victoria and Imagine Exhibitions Announce
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Based on Universal Pictures’ Blockbuster Film, the Worldwide Touring Exhibition will premiere at Melbourne Museum in March 2016
MELBOURNE – Nov. 29, 2015 – Museum Victoria and Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., in a licensing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, today announced that Melbourne Museum will host the world premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition, opening in March 2016. The exhibition is based on Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history.
A unique, immersive exhibition experience, Jurassic World: The Exhibition allows guests to get closer to dinosaurs than ever before. The Exhibition features encounters with realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs set in highly themed environments inspired by the film. Paleontologist Jack Horner, who served as a Paleontological Advisor on the Jurassic World film, is also working with the exhibition to infuse it with interactive educational elements, allowing guests of all ages to learn more about these incredible prehistoric creatures.
The dinosaurs are being developed by Creature Technology Company, renowned for producing the world’s most technologically sophisticated and realistic animatronics for arena spectaculars and stage shows, including those featured in the worldwide hit Walking with Dinosaurs. By seamlessly blending immersive education with theatrical settings, the Exhibition represents the next generation of museum presentations.
“There is no other dinosaur brand in the world that comes close to Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World franchise,” said Tom Zaller, President & CEO of Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. “Combining the franchise with Creature Technology’s dinosaurs and our immersive design and interaction will, without doubt, be the closest fans will ever come to seeing a dinosaur. We are thrilled that Universal Partnerships & Licensing has entrusted Imagine Exhibitions to deliver the Jurassic World: The Exhibition experience.”
“This promises to be a touring exhibition unlike any before it, bringing together players who are the absolute best in their fields,” said Vince Klaseus, President, Brand Development, NBCUniversal. “Combining Imagine Exhibitions’ expertise in the design and implementation of global traveling exhibitions with the state-of-the-art animatronics provided by Creature Technology Company, and our team’s brand stewardship and creative thinking, Jurassic World: The Exhibition will deliver a ground-breaking and awe-inspiring guest experience. We are delighted to be launching this exhibition as an extension of the Jurassic World franchise.”
“We are delighted that Melbourne Museum will host the world premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition,” said Dr. Patrick Greene, CEO, Museum Victoria. “We know that dinosaurs capture the imagination of young and old alike, and this exhibition is sure to wow audiences and inspire young minds. With its combination of cutting-edge technology and sound research, Jurassic World: The Exhibition will find its perfect home in Melbourne Museum. It’s also wonderful to be working with Creature Technology – a local Melbourne company – on the delivery of this world-class exhibition event.”
“Whenever people have visited the Creature Technology Company workshop or come backstage at an arena show, they marvel at how lifelike our dinosaurs and other creatures look up close,” said Sonny Tilders, Creative Director of Creature Technology Company. “Now visitors to Jurassic World: The Exhibition will get an unprecedented opportunity to be in close proximity to the most amazing creatures to have ever roamed the earth.”
The Australian exclusive run of the exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Major Events Company. Victoria’s Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren expressed his delight in welcoming the world premiere of the exhibition to Melbourne.
“Jurassic World: The Exhibition is going to be an absolute showstopper, and we’ve got it first. The big exhibitions like Jurassic World mean thousands of visitors converge on Victoria, and that’s an enormous win for Victorian businesses and the State’s economy.”
Tickets for Melbourne: Individual tickets, group tickets, holiday packages, and travel packages from official accommodation partner Mantra Group are available beginning today. Due to anticipated demand, advance purchase is strongly recommended.
For more information visit www.JurassicWorldTheExhibition.com
Jurassic World is currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital around the globe.
For more details please visit www.imagineexhibitions.com
About the Jurassic World Franchise
In 2015, Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World became one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, grossing more than $1.67 billion at the global box office on its way to becoming the third-highest-grossing film of all time.
In 2018, executive producer Steven Spielberg and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Sequel. Producer Frank Marshall once again joins Spielberg in leading the team of filmmakers for the next chapter in the franchise. The film will be written by Jurassic World’s director, Colin Trevorrow, and Derek Connolly. Spielberg will be joined by Trevorrow as executive producer.
About Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. is the global resource for all aspects of exhibitions and attractions. From design to creation, placement to presentation, marketing and operations, Imagine has the experience and inspiration to bring the best possible experience to any venue. Imagine is currently producing and touring over 20 exhibitions in museums, science centers, aquariums, integrated resort properties and non-traditional venues throughout the world. For more information, visit www.imagineexhibitions.com or visit the Facebook page.
About Creature Technology Company
Creature Technology Company is most famous for having produced the amazing dinosaurs for the incredibly successful Walking with Dinosaurs –The Arena Spectacular that set the benchmark for large-scale animatronic live entertainment. The benchmark was then set even higher with How to Train Your Dragon – Live Spectacular for DreamWorks, before creating the iconic puppets King Kong for the dazzling Global Creatures stage show and a talking, 7.5m tall animatronic Statue of Liberty for the annual Rockettes New York Spectacular at the world famous Radio City Music Hall. The three remarkable mascots for the XXII Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Sochi were witnessed by billions and demonstrated a whole new capability of the company on a global stage.
Founded in 2006 and working out of a non-descript factory in Melbourne Australia, Creature Technology Company is producing the most technologically sophisticated, creatively inspired and life-like animatronic creatures for exhibitions, arena spectaculars, theme parks, stage shows and events in the world.
Visit Creature Technology or find us on Facebook.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) oversees NBCUniversal’s consumer product and digital licensing for Universal Pictures, NBC Television, Focus Features and Sprout Channel. This dedicated division is also responsible for film, home entertainment and television promotions. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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