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HASBRO AND DMG ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCH WORLD’S FIRST TRANSFORMERS DIGITAL AR/VR EXPERIENCE CENTERS

Highly Interactive, Immersive Digital Simulation Experience Centers Give Fans

Up-Close Encounters and Adventures with Transformers Characters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – May 23, 2017 – In collaboration with Hasbro, Dan Mintz’s DMG Entertainment is launching highly-immersive, interactive Transformers digital simulation experience centers. Featuring up-close and personal character interactions, highly immersive virtual and augmented reality technology, interactive environments and activities featuring the latest digital technologies, guests will experience the Transformers universe like never before. Debuting in Shanghai this summer, the centers will expand to other China cities regularly over the next five years and be designed with the global audience in mind.

Born from the massively popular multi-billion dollar franchise, the Transformers centers put participants right in the middle of the action, allowing them to immerse themselves side by side with the characters and engage in a variety of missions. Imagine battling against the evil Decepticons on Cybertron alongside Optimus Prime, or climbing behind the wheel of Bumblebee for the ultimate driving experience. Guests of all ages can unleash their inner hero in this immersive, next-generation adventure, right alongside their favorite Transformers characters.

“We’re pushing the boundaries of creative storytelling by harnessing innovative, immersive and interactive technology that brings fans into the Transformers world like never before.” said Mintz.

The Transformers franchise, which began with a toy line more than 30 years ago, has expanded to include comic books, animated series, films, video games and consumer products. The most recent Transformers film, 2014’s TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, earned more than $850 million internationally. TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT opens worldwide on June 21 with additional sequels planned for release in 2018 and 2019.

“We’re very excited to work with DMG as we launch into the rapidly growing space of VR, AR and other mixed reality experiences,” said Simon Waters, General Manager, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Consumer Products, Hasbro.  “The Transformers digital simulation centers will offer fans an incredibly immersive experience that’s truly … ‘More Than Meets the Eye.’”

DMG, in collaboration with S2BN, is also in development on a Transformers Live show.

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The Disney book I’m most excited for?

Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai

Maps of the Disney theme parks are more than just atlases used by guests to find their way to the nearest restroom. They’re snapshots of a place and time, relics treasured by collectors, and gorgeous pieces of artwork. After all, it was a map – imagined by Walt Disney and drawn by Herbert Ryman – that was used to sell the idea of Disneyland to investors.

Maps of the Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years from California to Shanghai by Vanessa Hunt, Susan Neary and Kevin Neary is bursting with beautiful maps dating back to Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, right up to the recent opening of Shanghai Disneyland. It features dozens of gorgeous full-page spreads, as well as some fold-out reprints of vintage maps!

What a cool way to discover details on how and why the domestic and international parks have changed over time, and enjoy six decades worth of skillful creativity.

You can pre-order Maps of The Disney Parks: Charting 60 Years From California to Shanghai on Amazon now. Click here for more info!

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World landmarks lit up to show solidarity with France, in honor of the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015. #prayforparis

Sou Fujimoto’s #pavilion at the shanghai himalayas center #china 📷: @danielperlin

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ComicUp 20!

I’ll be at CP20 tomorrow and Monday, tabling with three other original artists. If you’re in Shanghai, definitely stop in and check it out. Tickets are only 48元 and it will be massive, with over 1,500 vendors.This is a great place to get those “Ice Victor on Yuri” or whatever doujins you kids are into these days. We are at tables are L22-25.

Location: 新国际博览中心 花木路地铁站

Shanghai New International Expo Center at Huamu Rd subway station

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Congratulations to China’s power couple Angelababy and Huang Xiaoming who recently got married. The couple have been dating since 2009 after meeting each other for the first time at a Karaoke party. Angelababy dreamed since childhood of getting married in a castle. Her dream finally became reality taking form into this absolutely beautiful fairytale wedding held at Shanghai Exhibition Center. Also she truly looks like a real princess in her crown and elegant wedding dress. We wish them a lifetime of happiness together! 

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Mitakihara City’s Architecture

1. Weltstadthaus - Cologne, Germany.

2. Matsugaya Station of Tama Monorail - Hachioji, Tokyo

3. A typical bus stop - Curitiba, Brazil

4. The Milan Cathedral - Milan, Italy

5. Shanghai World Financial Center - Shanghai, China

6. Kejonuma Leisure Land Ferris Wheel - Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

7. Helix Bridge - Singapore

8. Yokohama port areaNaka-ku, Yokohama

9. Berlin Central StationBerlin, Germany

10. The Gunma Prefectual Government Building Maebashi, Japan

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AngelaBaby and Huang’s celebrity wedding sets hearts alight

The fairytale-themed wedding of top Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming and model, actress Yang Ying (aka AngelaBaby) has been dubbed ‘the wedding of the century,’ with reports that half of China’s celebrities were in attendance.

With dozens of images posted online, the event has become the top trending story on Chinese social media since it was held on Thursday.

The couple reportedly invited around 600 guests to the Shanghai Exhibition Center, chosen because Huang said he wanted to fulfil AngelaBaby’s childhood dream of getting married in a castle.

More than 200 florists worked together to decorate the wedding site, named as the Princess’s Garden of Eden. The cake itself, 2.5 meters high, took cake makers around a month to complete.

However it’s the two-hour line of Chinese celebrities that seems to be the highlight for netizens. Actress Li Bingbing was among the bridesmaids, whilst Wang Sicong, son of China’s richest man, was one of the groom’s best men.

@hey-KK said “I finally believe actor Huang Xiaoming really has earned huge money in recent years”. @keshoushou said,“To be honest, as a girl I really envy AngelaBaby. She’s beautiful too”.

Others were a little more cynical, questioning whether the event was held for the media. @baixueVIP said, “In your eyes it’s a fairy tale wedding, but in my view it’s the sponsor’s show - like a tennis performance.” @xiaotaiyang worried “The cake took one month to make? Is it really eatable after one month?”