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2014-07-29 12:32:55

NBC'S OUTRAGEOUS HIT COMEDY IN ONE COLLECTION FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME! UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Primetime Emmy(®) Award-winning series is back for the first time in a complete set containing all nine hilariously groundbreaking seasons of The Office! Complete with awkward silences, workplace faux pas, and of course, Steve Carell starring as Michael Scott, the stupendously clueless regional manager, who despite his frequent myopic shenanigans, leaves a lasting...

2014-07-23 12:37:09

PARIS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, today announced it is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its hit game, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, with a game-changing content update coming soon. Published in partnership with Universal Partnerships & Licensing (UP&L) and Illumination Entertainment, the popular mobile title reached another important milestone this month, hitting more than 300 million downloads...

2014-07-22 12:27:37

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the gates to "Halloween Horror Nights" open, so too does the annual Purge begin at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort with the debut of a terrifying new scarezone, "The Purge: Anarchy," inspired by Universal Pictures' new thriller, which scored the highest opening for a horror film this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129135 "The Purge: Anarchy" scarezone will greet...

2014-07-20 20:20:53

Agreement Includes 10-Year Production Deal with Universal Pictures and First Look Deals with Other NBCUniversal Businesses UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions today announced that they have entered into a new 10-year first-look production agreement and that Blumhouse is forming new partnerships that will span across NBCUniversal businesses, including Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions. Blumhouse will...

2014-07-16 12:25:22

ONE OF THE MOST TIMELESS HOLIDAY CLASSICS AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY(TM) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALL ITS ORIGINAL GLORY UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SYNOPSIS: Screen legends Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire sing and dance their way into your heart in one of the most timeless holiday classics of all time, Holiday Inn. Featuring the Academy Award winning song, "White Christmas," Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays....

2014-07-15 12:27:22

The Beloved Canine Is Back Em-barking On An All-new Howl-arious Adventure Perfect For The Entire Family UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SYNOPSIS: Get ready to howl with laughter in this all-new family comedy starring America's favorite St. Bernard, the one and only Beethoven! After a doggone disaster of a movie shoot, the big-hearted pooch and his trainer, Eddie (Jonathan Silverman, Beethoven's Big Break), are heading home when they get stranded in a small coastal...

2014-07-14 12:25:34

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From cult horror film to breakthrough television series on El Rey Network, "From Dusk Till Dawn" will add terrifying maze to its credits when filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's acclaimed supernatural show debuts as a menacing new "Halloween Horror Nights" experience at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, beginning Friday, September 19. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/126066 This...

2014-07-08 16:23:27

The Most Spectacularly-Themed, Highly-Anticipated Theme Park Experience of the Year Rolls Out the Red Carpet to Officially Welcome its First Guests ORLANDO, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the day millions of people around the world have been waiting for... This morning, Universal Orlando Resort officially opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida. Confetti, fireworks and a red carpet lined with dozens of cheering Diagon Alley...

2014-07-08 12:25:29

--Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs-- NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous...

2014-07-01 08:26:25

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER A LANDMARK COLLECTION OF UNFORGETTABLE FILMS FROM THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FILMMAKER OF OUR TIME UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eight memorable films from one of the most acclaimed directors in motion-picture history come together for the first time ever in the Steven Spielberg Director's Collection, available on Blu-ray(TM) and DVD on October 14, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Since beginning his long and distinguished...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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